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Wigwell Barn

(Ref. 18971)

Alderwasley near Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • friendly (22)

73 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    Well equipped and furnished. Homely touches made all the difference. Wonderful far reaching views from sitting room and garden. Good location for visiting Chatsworth, Bakewell and Buxton. Would highly recommend and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2024

  • "Such a cosy little cottage in a very pretty part of the country."

    Lots of little 'extras' provided by the property owner, such as cleaning products, bin bags, milk, toilet rolls, tea towels, kitchen roll; so need to pack all the usual self-catering requirements you would need. We were also left a very welcome bottle of wine along with some 'doggy' treats for our retriever Mabel - very kind. The wine came in very handy to celebrate England win their Euros 2024 football semi-final against the Netherlands....which we watched in the cosy sitting room on a very comfortable sofa. We would definitely book this property again!

    Reviewed by Roz5.0Jul 2024

  • "We had a lovely time at Wigwell Barn."

    It was very peaceful and relaxing. We loved the picture window and the garden that provided such wonderful views. Thank you Diane for making us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wigwell Barn."

    The property was just as described, very comfortable and very quiet, a welcome and relaxing break. Our hairy boys were made very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor space. Thank you for a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2024

  • "Such an amazing place to stay."

    Cozy, comfortable and with awesome views. Wished we could have stayed longer

    Reviewed by Christina5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with beautiful views of the open countryside."

    Everything you need is provided and the owner lives on site if you need anything. We were able to come and go as we wished without being disturbed. Great place for taking your dog on holiday and plenty of walking options and a dog friendly pub nearby. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. :-)

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely brilliant ."

    The cottage was clean comfortable and very roomy. The sitting room was great to come back to from a day walking the hills View from the window was stunning. Shower in the nice tidy bathroom worked well .All in all a fantastic place for a break.with easy access to all the beauty spots of which there are many The owners were very friendly and helpful with their local knowledge

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2024

  • "Very comfortable and clean ,great view from front room window overlooking the Derbyshire countryside."

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Apr 2024

  • "We had an amazing stay the cottage is cute, quaint and comfortable."

    A very warm welcome from the hosts and treats for us and our dog, thoroughly enjoyed staying.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2024

  • "All good, enjoyed our stay despite the weather, would be happy to use again."

    Reviewed by Eunice5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our third visit and thoroughly enjoyed our week."

    Lovely cottage and owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "Once again a very lovely stay at Wigwell Barn,warm."

    Comfortable and relaxing.Thankyou Diane and Colin.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very nice property and an all round lovely stay."

    Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a lovely warm welcome from Colin and Diane."

    Was blown away by the cottage, so homely and well laid out. Had everything we needed and the view was to die for. Will definitely be returning in the not too distant future and will certainly recommend to family and friends! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Owners very friendly and helpful would go again"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2023

  • "Generally a very nice cottage in an ideal location."

    Fabulous views, friendly & helpful owner. Excellent (very) local eggs! Some small 'refreshing' of the cottage is probably due before the new season to make it perfect. Sykes listing needs some updating, specifically the directions refer to a phone box which is no longer there and the cottage didn't have a DVD as listed.

    Reviewed by Donna3.8Sep 2023

  • "Perfect little cottage, everything you would need."

    Extremely clean and comfortable. Diane and Colin are there if you need them but they don't bother you. Beautiful views, short walk to tge Malt Shovel pub whi made us feel very welcome. Can't wait to go back ❤️

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2023

  • "One of the most comfortable cottages we have stayed in."

    If you’re taking your 4 legged friend then make sure you take bowls and beds as none are provided. When contacting the owner for key pick up make sure to get directions as quite difficult to find. Good base for the surrounding area with Matlock 15 minutes away and Chatsworth half an hour. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely location, beautiful views, perfect for our dog to sit in the garden and watch the horses and cows."

    Only addition would be a little more cupboard space, we are true self-catering guests and not a great deal of space for our store-cupboard food. Would recommend this cottage, overall a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Matt4.7May 2023

  • "Very nice area Hosts really friendly and helpful quiet and good place for the dog"

    Reviewed by Rosetta5.0May 2023

  • "A relaxing week spent at the very quiet and comfortable Wigwell Barn with superb views."

    Very nice watching the cows, calves and chickens etc. Owner Diane very friendly and helpful. We are returning later in the year.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at wigwell Barn."

    .. There were amazing views around the property, lots of places to visit close by as well as some nice walks around wigwell barn. Coupled with some great weather led to a very pleasant stay ...

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable, quiet accommodation."

    Owners next door... there if needed but otherwise unobtrusive. Only minuses Narrow parking, steps to front door access and shower requires stepping into a high sided bath. So accommodation, may present problems for persons physically challenged. Otherwise, a superb place that I really hope I will be able to return to in the future.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Nice cottage with lovely views."

    Would return

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Feb 2023

  • "Very well appointed cottage."

    Ideally situated for walking in mid-Derbyshire. Friendly owners. One of the best value places we have stayed.

    Pleasure to have you to stay thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jan 2023

  • "My dog, Millie and I had such a lovely peaceful stay!"

    I booked this last minute and it was very quick and easy. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating and I had a query before booking which was answered in no time at all. The garden was secure and a great size so my dog really enjoyed it! My dog is nervous and there is a free roaming sheep dog but we only saw her/him once and we were able to close the gate to the garden so this really wasn’t an issue. There are chickens in view too but again, these were fenced away so Millie soon got bored of trying. We had some lovely winter walks around the local area and had relaxing evenings at the cottage watching TV and reading. The only issue was a dripping/tapping noise on the last night when it was raining so I barely got any sleep! Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I would recommend for those who are wanting a basic but comforting and cosy stay.

    Reviewed by N4.4Dec 2022

  • "A very cosy, quiet, well appointed and clean property with great views."

    Lots of interesting places to visit within wonderful countryside. Enjoyed stay so much have booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2022

  • "A homely cottage with a comfy bed."

    Great location but a car is definitely needed go get around (which is fine). Garden was great for our dog. Overall, a lovely and relaxing stay, thank you!

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed staying at Wigwell Barn very much."

    The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and has lovely views from the lounge window. The welcome pack of tea ,milk and wine was appreciated. The cottage is well situated, the owners are friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous views, central to lots of places, friendly people,"

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Oct 2022

  • "Had wonderful relaxing few days at the Cottage."

    Stunning views. Owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2022

  • "Great location, fab views, everything you need for a good holiday."

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.1Sep 2022

  • "Lovely little dog friendly cottage."

    Fantastic views & lovely to watch the chickens, goats, horse, sheep & cows graze beside us. So relaxing. Great host! Very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely, clean, friendly and homely place."

    It's in the middle of nowhere, but its in the middle of everywhere. Close by to lots of attractions. My 13 year old arthritic and almost blind staffy loved it too, she became like a puppy again. Will definitely come again and have recommended it to colleagues at work too. Excellent place to recharge your batteries.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything was fine, really relaxing holiday."

    Missed not having a hairdryer.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in Wigwell Barn so very clean and cosy with the most ..."

    We had a wonderful holiday in Wigwell Barn so very clean and cosy with the most beautiful views the owners were so lovely and made sure we had everything we needed wonderful setting for a really relaxing break thank you so very much for making us so welcomex

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "It was a lovely place and very clean"

    Reviewed by Allan Peter4.7May 2022

  • "Tha cottage is beautifully furnished and well equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay."

    The views are amazing and we loved seeing the hens, sheep, cows and Maisie the horse in the adjoining fields. This was our second stay and we will certainly be returning -highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, our first stay but intend to return."

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jan 2022

  • "Comfortable and cozy, it was a perfect home away from home for the weekend."

    Lovely views to wake up to and great location as a base to explore the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely week at Wigwell Barn."

    Friendly hosts in a beautiful setting. Well equipped warm cottage and dog friendly.

    Thank you. Lovely to meet you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very cosy!"

    Great location if you love exploring the peaks! 100% highly recommend & will be back next year

    Thank you so much you left the cottage lovely Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had such a lovely time at WIGWELL BARN, ,Goodies were very welcome, The views from the property were wonderful."

    will definitley make a return break,,,,

    Reviewed by valerie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Difficult to find as the post code is for a large low populated area."

    A larger sign on the property's gate would be a distinct advantage.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "A totally charming location, great views and so quiet."

    Our hosts were charming and helpful. The surrounding area is littered with delightful walks and relaxing countryside. We had some great food out without having to hunt it out, the pubs and restaurants were all very welcoming, fantastic break.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Peaceful location, with good access to local attractions."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a lovely, cosy and luxurious cottage."

    The area is so beautiful and rural but near to plenty of places to visit. We loved our week here and so did our dog.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2020

  • "The hosts were very friendly."

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Sep 2020

  • "Clean, comfortable cottage in a peaceful location with lovely countryside views."

    Easy reach of Chatsworth House, Bakewell and Matlock and great walks in the Derbyshire Dales and the Peaks.

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Sep 2020

  • "Directions to barn need updating, landmarks mentioned no longer exist ."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very friendly hosts, very good quiet location, exceptional views."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was delightful,so fresh and clean."

    We had everything needed for our stay and we settled in stress free. The farm was in the most idilic spot with traffic noise unnoticed which was a welcome change for us . We had everything we needed in the area close bye from shops to places of interest but it was the walking we will remember which we never tired of. Watching a calf being born and keeping track of its progress will stay with us for ever. The best stay and can't wait to return again.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful place to stay fabulous view from the garden everything you need."

    Malt shovel pub served great homemade steak pie.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a brilliant little place to stay - quiet, peaceful, warm, well equiped and fresh free range eggs from the friendly chukkies outside."

    Unlike many farm locations this is clean with no pongs or mud to wipe from your feet.

    Reviewed by Miles5.0Feb 2020

  • "The barn is in a fantastic location with stunning views."

    The owners are very welcoming and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful setting and Cottage well equipped and comfortable Colin the owner ..."

    Beautiful setting and Cottage well equipped and comfortable Colin the owner very welcoming and helpful Excellent couple of days would have liked to have stayed longer

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a really lovely and relaxing stay in a delightful cottage!"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely hosts who left us free to get on with our holiday but were very quick to respond when an issue occurred."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "We enjoyed a great mid week break at Wigwell Barn!"

    The cottage was lovely .... it had everything we needed and the location is perfect! So peaceful yet not far from local towns and fantastic countryside walks. Wonderful cottage .... a credit to the owner!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the future,"

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Mar 2019

  • "We loved our long weekend at Wigwell Barn."

    We received a lovely warm welcome from the owners on arriving. The barn was spotlessly clean, warm, comfortable and just like home from home. The scenery from the window was just amazing and so was the peace and quiet, we enjoyed lots of walks around the area. We visited Chatsworth House for the Christmas event, which was only 12 miles away. The house and gardens were fabulous and well worth a visit. We also visited Cromford Mill and Wirksworth. Both Chatsworth and Cromford were dog friendly. We would not hesitate to stay at Wigwell Barn again and our dog enjoyed it too.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2018

  • "A really lovely area to stay and was great to be able to bring our 10 month old kitten on honeymoon with us."

    He really enjoyed the big windowsill in the lounge but wasn't a fan of how windy it could get when taken out for walks on his lead.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Sep 2018

  • "Excessive promotional emails following booking."

    these could be reduced to make greater impact. Not all were read and most deleted without much thought.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Aug 2018

  • "Our second stay at this cottage."

    It's still as clean and comfortable as we remembered it. The cottage is dog friendly and in a great location. The owners are friendly and welcoming and we would highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2018

  • "Couldn't have chosen a better cottage for our holiday."

    Delightful, tasteful decor and furnishings - and really well and thoughtfully equipped. Felt at home immediately.. The agency photos simply don't do it justice! The views across the valley, from the lounge and garden are truly stunning. You feel you're away from it all, yet the wonderful historic town of Whitworth, with a good selection of shops and eating places, is is only a few minutes drive away. Loads of fabulous places to visit, under a half hour drive away. (And it is genuinely dog friendly!) Can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2018

  • "We received a warm welcome."

    The cottage was spotless and very comfortable. We made good use of the large garden with the weather being so good. The views are fantastic, ideally located for walking and sightseeing in the Derbyshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jun 2018

  • "Superb quality accommodation."

    Very clean and tidy with a welcoming bottle of wine, biscuits for the dog and a bottle of milk in the fridge. Very quite and peaceful and just as described. We forgot an item of clothing when we left and the owner very kindly posted it on to us. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely location and friendly welcome."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2018

  • "This cottage is a gem in the Derbyshire countryside."

    Comfortable, clean, cosy, with lovely views from the lounge. The owner was lovely, friendly and welcoming. This cottage is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jan 2018

  • "Peace and quiet with fantastic views and very nice owners."

    Reviewed by Jenny4.8Jun 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage in a peaceful location."

    Ideal for visiting the peak district as well as Derbyshire sales.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2017

  • "Cottage is lovely."

    Better than I had hoped. Photos don't do it justice. Extremely warm and comfortable. Lovely area.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.6Apr 2017

  • "Wigwell Barn is extremely cosy and we loved it's location in the middle of nowhere."

    Dianne was very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jan 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Dogs must be on a lead at all times due to sheep on the farm
  • Note: WiFi can be intermittent due to rural location
  • Note: This property does not accept the charging of electric cars at the property

The property

A lovely ground floor cottage on the owners' farm in the scattered hamlet of Alderwasley in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

Welcoming and very well appointed throughout, this Derbyshire cottage is a real romantic getaway in this wonderful part of the Peak District.

All on the ground floor, you will find stunning uninterrupted views of the Peak District countryside with a cosy sitting room with electric fire and a king-size bedroom.

Outside this Alderwasley cottage is a large garden overlooking fields and beyond, with patio and lawn to enjoy either a morning cup of tea or an evening glass of wine.

The charming area of Alderwasley is a walker's paradise, with paths from the doorstep, so you can head to Belper, Wirksworth or just take in the truly beautiful countryside which is surrounding this Derbyshire cottage.

A visit to nearby Wirksworth provides lovely pubs, superb restaurants and many interesting shops.

Visit nearby Matlock with its host of attractions, including the Heights of Abraham, with its fascinating owl maze and water gardens.

Carsington Water, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are must-see attractions, making this Alderwasley cottage an ideal base for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday at any time of year.

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About the location


Wirksworth 2 miles; Belper 7 miles.

Alderwasley is a scattered area of farms and a couple of local pubs located in lovely rolling countryside with undisturbed views for miles, on the southern borders of the Peak District National Park. Nearby Wirksworth is a small, charming market town on the edge of the White Peak, and is full of character, with many buildings of architectural interest, including its magnificent parish church. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient "jitties" and courtyards, and the National Stone Centre, as well as the delightful surrounding countryside including nearby Carsington Water and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is good walking all around. Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival. The annual Arts festival attracts international performers of every kind. Close to Alderwasley is Belper which is a town with a long and famous history dating back to the 13th Century, when it was then called Beaurepaire (beautiful retreat), a name that still holds true today. Now a spirited and bustling town, attractions include the North Mill, Long Row and the River Gardens. Beautiful Chatsworth House, Shottle Hall 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, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. A great location for a varied holiday.

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Note: WiFi can be intermittent due to rural location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas