Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Allsopp's Cottage has a beamed lounge with quarry tile floor, a flat screen TV, DVD ,Wifi and an open fire. There's a dining kitchen with an original quarry tiled floor, pine table and chairs, bespoke Shaker style units, a Belfast sink, and a six burner cooker. There's also a microwave, fridge, dishwasher and automatic washing machine.
Upstairs you''ll find a double bedroom with an original stripped pine floor, Edwardian wooden bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Also a twin bedroom of the same high quality plus a bathroom with bath/shower and toilet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands International 50 km, Nearest railway: Matlock 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
A Welcome Basket will be waiting for you when you arrive. Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the fire are included. A cot and high chair are available if required. There are children's games, books and local maps and guides. There is a pretty garden with furniture. Parking is available in the quiet lanes and other spaces in the town.
Rover Parking permits can be purchased from Derbyshire Country Cottages when you book - £15 per week or £8 for 3 days. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
|Further details outdoors|
The sheltered garden - set back from the road is a real suntrap. Enjoy your breakfast there! It's equipped with a table and four chairs in the patio area and an antique garden bench.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District was Britain's first national park and came about after a protracted battle for public access to the area's upland moors. Hills, dales and gritstone escarpments present a wonderful area for walking, biking or birdwatching.
Maps and guides at Allsopp's will show you where to go to enjoy the best of it away from the crowds.
The Peak is enjoyable all year round and on dull days we recommend Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.
Don't come to Wirksworth for chain stores or big supermakets - you won't find any. Instead relish the well run independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs.
The town offers a quieter alternative to nearby Matlock (which does have a big supermarket). Wirksworth is quirky and full of history.
Explore the ancient 'jitties' and courtyards. Visit "Puzzle Gardens" a maze of cottages thrown up wherever miners struck lead. Go to the church which has one of the finest examples of Saxon carving to be found anywhere. See something unique: a court dating back to 1288 and the days of Edward I.
There's rock climbing at Black Rock, watersports at Carsington Water and bikes for hire on the High Peak Trail offering rides for up to 30 miles - all within a couple of miles of Wirksworth.
Walks radiate from the town into the surrounding countryside - one passes the front door of Allsopp's.
Nearby, Matlock Bath has a spectacular cable car and only two miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford provides a fascinating day out.
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10 Aug 2014
This cottage was an utter delight to stay in - we loved it. Very quaint with great facilities the kitchen was lovely.It was great having a private outside area as the sun was cracking the pavements du… More
27 Apr 2014
"A Really Comfortable Cottage"
Allsopp's cottage is charming and very comfortable. It was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean when we arrived. We immediately felt at home. It was well equipped with an excellent range… More
1 Nov 2013
"Comfortable cottage in unusual and quirky surroundings"
A lovely relaxing holiday in this very comfortable cottage. So much to see and do in this interesting town.Highlight was the circular walk from the cottage, up Greenhill, across the old quarry to Midd… More
1 Jul 2013
"Superlative cottage in lovely friendly "Quirksworth""
A marvelously enjoyable holiday which pleased on so many levels.
Firstly, the cottage was a delight. Refurbished and upgraded with considerable skill to retain all the heritage whilst ensuring that all the essential services were of the highest quality and usability. I have spent a lifetime in the property industry but still found myself constantly admiring the small details and the care and thought which must have gone into doing the work. The welcome pack on arrival was an unexpected delight too. Bedding was largely John Lewis and selected with a real eye for design, impact and yet appropriate for the style of the cottage. All other items were of pleasing quality and no corners were cut.
Secondly, the immediate setting of the cottage is unexpected and reminiscent of Cornwall at its best. The road is notably steep but the cottage is not too far up the hill.
Thirdly, Wirksworth is an unusual village/town nicknamed "Quirksworth" by Prince Charles with good reason. Its past as a quarrying town might once have been intrusive but this has largely ceased. Now there are fascinating (and safe) walks through major quarries and amongst long-ceased lead mines. Although the town is not in the Peak District National Park this seemed inexplicable. It has really enjoyable scenery in all directions including some views that must rate with very best that England can offer.
Fourthly, the town is delightful. It is not beautiful but is very friendly and offers a good range of shops and pubs and at least one very good restaurant of notable quality. What is amazing about the place is the casual way in which one can stumble upon pleasing treasures like the Church, the pie shop, Arkwright mills and the charming Ecclesbourne Valley Railway amongst others.
In conclusion, the cottage was a huge success. Purely stumbled upon by luck whilst looking for something vaguely Peak District it proved to be an excellent setting off point for Buxton, Chatsworth etc. Above all, although we would count ourselves well-travelled, it was so very different from anything we have experienced in Britain.
22 Jun 2013
"A great base for exploring the Peak District"
Allsopp's cottage is very pleasant and well equipped, with good heating, a Rangemaster cooker, a large flat-screen TV and DVD player. There are several nice touches, including a selection of DVDs… More
20 Jun 2013
"Quality and comfort in a hidden corner"
Rediscovering this part of Derbyshire was a delight and the cottage very special.Beautifully furnished and very thoughtfully equipped .The lane is narrow and steep for parking to drop off but walk up … More
14 Sep 2012
"Amazing cottage, we didnt want to go home!"
We stayed at Allsopps Cottage in the last week of August 2012. My boyfriend and I were with his brother and wife and both of us had our two young children with us. We stated ahead of our visit that … More
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