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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Beautiful, lovingly renovated one bedroom cottage. Originally built in the 1880's for the mill workers in this small rural s 2.enclave, the cottage combines history with contemporary interiors and sits within amazing rolling countryside. Restored to a high quality finish, including fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, a cosy lounge with a feature fireplace and an airy double bedroom with solid oak floors and exposed beams. Perfect base for exploring Derbyshire or a romantic getaway.

Amidst the wild birds and butterflies in the sunny south facing garden watching the sun go down with a glass of wine, or curled up in front of the fire on a winters eve the cottage is perfect all year round. Whether you are active or just want peace and quiet the cottage is a gateway to both.

Short distance away from historical houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, chic boutiques and antique shops of Ashbourne. Also near to Bakewell with bakeries selling its famous Bakewell tart and Carsington Water for outdoor sports including sailing, canoeing, cycling and walking. Hills and famous edges of Peak District National Park are within easy reach.

Wirksworth itself has a range of independent shops, antique shops, monthly farmers market, well known arts festival, cafes and pubs and narrow lanes and streets for exploring local heritage and architecture.

Wirksworth can be easily accessed from Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester, as well as from the main motorways including the the M1. The nearest train station is Cromford, with the scenic train journey starting from Derby.

Derby 25 minutes / 15 miles

Nottingham 45 minutes / 25 miles

Chesterfield 25 minutes / 15 miles

Ashbourne 20 minutes / 10 miles

Chatsworth Estate 20 minutes / 12 miles

Haddon Hall 25 minutes / 10 miles

Bakewell 25 minutes / 12 miles

Matlock Bath 10 minutes

Cromford train station 2.5 miles

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden


The historic market town of Wirksworth has cafes, pubs and antique shops. The narrow alleyways and distinctive architecture make it well worth exploring on foot. It was once the centre of Derbyshire's lead mining industry.

There is a local market every Tuesday and a farmers' market the first Saturday of the month. Annual events include Wirksworth well dressings in May and the Arts Festival in September.

The region boasts an impressive industrial past. The nearby village of Cromford forms part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Stately homes such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall are all within easy reach.

The area offers a great choice of options for eating out from country pubs to stylish restaurants.

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4 Dec 2013


"Everything you need!"

Excellent quality furnishings something out of a home magazine. It's quite a small, but cozy cottage. I don't think any more space is required for two people. It's certainly very quick to heat up using the lovely gas stove in the living room. It felt very comfortable to live in for our holiday. The sofa in the living room could have been little more comfy, but it was ok.
Wirksworth was fantastic. It has all that you'll need. A couple of pubs, gift shops, a bank, butcher etc. It takes a good 10mins to walk to from the cottage, but it's nice and quiet where the cottage is located. The French restaurant was particularly friendly with great food. The area around the cottage offers some good views due to it's location on the side of a hill...hence the name! The parking wasn't too difficult and the little walk down the hill in the morning gets you off to a good start.
Suitably small, extra cozy, conveniently located.

Thank you for a lovely review. You will be pleased to know that we have just had a new sofa delivered! A couple of guests said that the old one looked nice but wasn't very comfy- so we've splashed out for Christmas and bought a new one. Hope you can come over in the future to test it!

24 Oct 2013


"Excellent base for White Peaks"

We stayed a week in this lovely cottage. It's got excellent facilities and is a perfect base for setting out to explore the White Peaks. It's cosy (the bed is comfy) and the kitchen and bathroom facilities are exemplary. I'd recommend to a friend but not an elderly one. The trek from the nearest parking spot is uphill (steep) and about 100 yards away - and the stairs are quite narrow & steep too. If you're fittish it's no bother. We'd never used the key-safe facility before and made the mistake of dropping the key back thru the letter-box (please don't do this!). Overall, a lovely cottage within a beautiful location.

Thank you for a lovely review. Part of the charm of the cottage is that it is not on a road, and therefore very quiet and peaceful. The only nearby road to this little hamlet is a dead-end one that only leads to the fields, so the location is ideal for going walking straight from the front door.

The parking in this historic part of town developed in an era of pre-car and pre-planning and the houses hug the hillside. Parking is therefore located a few minutes walk away from the cottage. There is a closer drop-off point for luggage if required. The cottage and the parking is not suitable to people with limited mobility.

11 Aug 2013


"Beautiful comfy cottage"

We stayed at Hillside Cottage for a 3 night short break and really enjoyed our time in this lovely little cottage in the village of Wirksworth. We were ideally placed to go on bicycle rides on the High Peak Trail which was nearby, joining it at Middleton Top and then cycling towards Parsley Hay and also visited Matlock Bath and walked up the footpath to High Tor where we had a fantastic view over the valley below and the cable cars. We would love to return to this fantastic property in the future and explore more of the area.

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