Barnes Croft Cottage

Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 16883)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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    2 Customer Review(s)

    Helen T
    January 2015
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    “Lovely house with a friendly atmosphere!”
    We stayed as a large group of friends over New Year, and found this a great house. Warm and welcoming, with ample living and dining space for 9 people, although the sofas were a little dated (still comfy though). The house is in a cul-de-sac and overlooks the playing fields so it's very peaceful, but with decent pubs and shopping nearby, including a big supermarket 5mins drive away. You definitely need a car to get around! To really explore the Peak District, this cottage would require an early ...


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A lovely detached family-sized property in a quiet location in the pretty Peak District town of Wirksworth.

Welcoming throughout and providing spacious accommodation, this Wirksworth cottage is a great base for exploring this beautiful part of Derbyshire.

The sitting room enjoys access to the garden, and the lovely comfy seating makes it a great room to sit and enjoy that much-needed time together.

This Wirksworth cottage also has a separate dining room, great for special meals, and four bedrooms, making this Derbyshire cottage a real family retreat.

Outside, this Wirksworth cottage has a lovely enclosed garden overlooking playing fields, with mature trees providing a shady area.

On the doorstep of this cottage, Wirksworth itself is steeped in history, with an array of interesting architecture, good shops, pubs and restaurants, and a lively weekly market, not to be missed.

With scenic walks, great cycling, Carsington Water and Puzzle Gardens nearby, this is an ideal Wirksworth cottage in a wonderful holiday location.


Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with patio doors to garden.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk.

About the location


Matlock 6 miles.

Wirksworth is a small, charming market town situated just a few miles from Matlock, on the edge of The Peak District. Wirksworth is full of character with many buildings of architectural interest, including its magnificent parish church. Independent shops sit alongside the deli, butchers and bakers with a strong local food ethic. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient “jitties” and courtyards of the Puzzle Gardens, along with the Heritage Centre and the delightful surrounding countryside including nearby Carsington Water, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is fantastic walking all around. Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival in May. There is also an annual Arts festival with an amazing Art & Architecture Trail in September, showcasing contemporary art and international performers of every kind. With an art deco independent cinema and a range of places to eat there is plenty to entertain. The town offers a leisure centre with a climbing wall and a small trainer swimming pool, The Eco Centre, The National Stone Centre and the Mount Cook Adventure Centre. The weekly market and monthly farmers' market provide local produce and crafts. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car, the heritage Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver's Kingdom. Only two miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. In all, Wirksworth is a great location for a varied holiday.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas