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Matchbox Cottage, Wirksworth

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Matchbox appeals to all ages and can provide the perfect holiday for the active and also for those looking for a quiet retreat.

Matchbox is large enough for 4 people , with separate dining and living rooms, gardens front and rear. The cottage is ideally situated close enough (a few hundred metres!) to the town to wander to, but located at the edge of some of the best walks in the Peaks.

Featured in Good Homes magazine, Matchbox has been recently redecorated and refurbished throughout with Farrow and Ball paints, new furniture and curtains creating a warm and welcoming feel. The wealth of charming features – from the original butcher's block and Belfast sink in the kitchen, the apothecary chest in the dining room, roll-top bath, wood-burner, and beams throughout – help to create the prefect atmosphere for a great holiday.

Wirksworth truly is the Jewel of the Peak; a great town with pubs, restaurants, cafes and bars, with plenty of curiosity shops, a lead-mining museum tucked away, a steam railway and not a single high-street brand (other than the 2 banks). Should you choose to, you can get all you need from the town for your week away without using the car. Carsington Water and other attractions are only a short cycle or drive away, with major towns and attractions just a stone's throw (Bakewell, Buxton, Ashbourne, Chatsworth House, even Alton Towers for the brave). The leisure centre has a pool and a climbing wall.

Those in the know, return to Wirksworth annually for the month-long September arts festival and Well-dressing in June.

The recent redecoration has sparked some interest and some questions...the answer is Farrow and Ball paints throughout. Colours used: Stony Ground Modern Emulsion for most walls, with Lime White eggshell for doors, skirting and window frames. Feature rooms are Main bedroom, painted in Pigeon Estate Emulsion, the bathroom in Elephant's Breath emulsion and Brinjal eggshell for the bath. We have also just added wifi internet access.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 50 km, Nearest railway: Cromford 4.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Further details outdoors

The front garden is gated and walled, with a bench to relax on and catch the morning sun; in the afternoon, the rear garden is a real sun-trap; sheltered by neat hedges on both sides, with a patio table and chairs and a barbeque.

The Heart of England/Peak District

The Peaks has much to offer; this is a great area for walking or cycling.

My favourite attractions are Chatsworth House, The Derwent Dam reserviors (home of the Bouncing Bomb/Dambusters Museum), Carsington Water, the towns of Ashbourne (famous for its Whitsun Royal Football Match), Bakewell, Matlock Bath; Arkwright's Mill in Cromford.

Wirksworth

A leaflet we picked up recently in the town (produced by the Wirksworth Civic & History Society) mentions the following features...

- The Puzzle Gardens; a higgledey-piggledey collection of houses perched on the steep hillside above the Dale, and linked by a maze of footpaths.

- The Wirksworth Fetival (September annually) including my favourite Art & Architecture weekend where around 70 homes open their doors to the public to show off their architecture, features, or as galleries for local artists and sculptors.

- The High Peak Trail (start at Middleton Top); cycle or walk for up to 30 miles along this trail. (cycles can be hired from the Middleton Top visitor centre)

- The National Stone Centre (great for Children's activities)

- Wirksworth Leisure Centre (at Anthony Gell School) - includes a pool and a climbing wall

- The various pubs, many with long histories!

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Review 1-10 of 21

13 Jul 2014

5/5

"Lovely cottage"

Matchbox cottage is a lovely well presented cottage. We had a very enjoyable week staying there. The back garden is a sun trap and very peaceful.… More

24 Jun 2014

5/5

"Lovely cottage, great location"

Loved staying here. Walked down the hill to the French cafe/restaurant most days for a great coffee and fresh croissants straight out of the oven. Warm sunny back garden, good spot for village walks d… More

22 Jun 2014

5/5

"Meeting Friends"

Good for everyone including the dog. Exactly, where we wanted to be, great location for Hilda and me and Dolly. Need to oil the hinges and mend the window frames, small things but attention to detail … More

18 May 2014

5/5

"A GREAT LITTLE COTTAGE"

Great place, very well decorated, really enjoyed the place where is located, 2 min walk from the Wirksworth town centre, where you have everything, a nice bakery buther anda an independent supermarket… More

12 May 2014

5/5

"Picturesque and Quaint"

What a beautiful cottage in a fantastic position. Perfect for exploring. We had a lovely stay and would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in the peak district. Would definitely stay again.… More

27 Apr 2014

5/5

"Good value for money"

Had a great week at Matchbox cottage over Easter. Cottage had everything we needed and we enjoyed the 'cottageness' of it. Great access to walks, cycle hire and industrial heritage sites -… More

30 Mar 2014

5/5

"A lovely cottage, full of character, within easy reach of town facilities yet close to open fields and walks"

Spent a week visiting family and studying/writing essays and walking the dog. The cottage was ideally situated on the edge of town; we could walk to local facilities with ease and found lots of excel… More

20 Mar 2014

4/5

"Cute and cosy cottage"

Having just stayed at the cottage for 4 nights... I just wanted to share just how lovely it has been. The cottage was cute, cosy and very well equipped. Tastefully decorated.... and photos dont do it … More

2 Feb 2014

4/5

"Cosy cottage"

We spent a week at Matchbox Cottage at the end of January and it was our first visit to the Peak District. First impressions were that it was very cosy and the pictures were a good representation int… More

29 Dec 2013

4/5

"Peaceful"

We really enjoyed a nice quiet week at the cottage, the cottage was warm and well equipped to spend our christmas week in, dog friendly for our small dog and a great area for walking, we hope to revis… More

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