The Barn

Middleton near Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 27858)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Dr Lowe
    August 2016
    “The Barn is very well situated in ...”
    The Barn is very well situated in terms of access to local amenities and walks, but also for accessing the Peak District more widely. This latter point initially surprised us as Middleton is located right on the edge of the National Park, but once we were there we realized how easily we could get to all our favourite Peak District places, and to discover new ones too. The High Peak Trail, for example, is literally just around the corner, but we also found some great walks by turning off the ...


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

A delightful, light and airy upside down semi-detached cottage in the heart of the Derbyshire village of Middleton by Wirksworth.

Offering lovely welcoming accommodation throughout, this Middleton cottage has a charming double bedroom on the ground floor, and a pretty open plan living area with beams and wooden floors on the first floor, making it a cosy retreat at the end of a busy day exploring the Derbyshire Dales and surrounding area.

Outside, this cottage near Wirksworth has a raised patio, accessed by a number of stone steps, which offers some lovely views over the village and Derbyshire hills beyond.

Middleton is a charming little village with two good village pubs and a Post Office.

The National Stone Centre is just a short walk, as is the delightful surrounding countryside, which includes Carsington Water, near this Middleton cottage, and great cycling on the High Peak Trail.

In fact rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is also good walking all around this cottage near Wirksworth.

Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival, well worth a watch if it coincides with your stay at this charming cottage near Wirksworth.

Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car, the newly-restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, and Gulliver's Kingdom.

Only 2 miles away from this Middleton cottage, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed.

This Middleton cottage is just the spot for a varied holiday in this beautiful year-round destination.


One ground floor double bedroom. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, selection of books
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Raised side garden with furniture, accessed by stone steps
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

About the location


Wirksworth 2 miles; Matlock 5 miles.

The former quarry and lead mining village of Middleton quietly nestles on a prominent hillside above the nearby towns of Wirksworth and Cromford, 6 miles from Matlock. The village is centred on a long main street which consists of two good pubs, before eventually winding its way down into nearby Wirksworth with a selection of shops and amenities. The surrounding countryside is a walker's and cyclist's paradise, with the disused High Peak Railway line close by, recently converted into The High Peak Cycle Trail and providing a fun day out for all. Nearby Matlock provides a good range of shops and pubs, whilst the many National Trust properties and museums throughout the area are not to be missed. A great location at any time of year!

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas