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The Milk House

(Ref. 29982)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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99 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the milk house."

    Everything that you needed was there. The welcome basket was very thoughtful and much needed after the long drive from Aberdeen. The cottage is beautiful and the views incredible. The location is perfect with Wirksworth just down the hill. All in all a fantastic stay and Hannah and John couldn’t have been more welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2024

  • "The only comment I have is that there is no 3rd toilet and the downstairs bedrooms were woken up by vibrations from the kitchen, it was rather loud."

    Other than this, we had an absolute fabulous time, it is a beautiful property and will definitely book with you again.

    Reviewed by Vicki4.4Jan 2024

  • "Beds were all extremely comfortable."

    Kitchen very well equipped. House was very clean. Some more detailed instructions in folder would have been helpful eg room temperature controls, woodburner operation (no control over airflow), whether to strip beds at end of stay. No battery in dvd player remote control made operation interesting!

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Nov 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Milk House."

    Wonderful cottage and location.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Milk House was beautiful, everything you needed was there, it was very clean with nice furnishings and beautifully decorated."

    On arrival we had a basket of goodies which was lovely. Beautiful views of the surrounding area with sheep grazing in the field by the property which was lovely. We had lovely weather which always helps. There was no parking on the site but we didn’t have an issue as the owners gave up their driveway space which we used instead so that was very kind and then we parked on the road with other cars so it wasn’t really an issue. The Malt Shovel & The Rising Sun pubs within walking distance, both with lovely food and friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend this property. Thanks for our stay.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is such a joy!"

    We very much appreciated the welcome basket after a long journey- thank you. Everything has been thought of within this lovely home. The views are stunning and outdoor family meals were such a pleasure. After a day out we all looked forward to a meal and then relaxing in the spacious lounge and playing games with the children. Beds are extremely comfortable and bedrooms are very pretty.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a such a lovely stay at The Milkhouse."

    It’s a lovely house with beautiful views and was beautifully clean presented. Wirksworth is a lovely town and there was plenty to see and do in the local region.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful house, fantastic location."

    Very welcoming and helpful host. Lovely welcome pack. We were a party of 7 adults and there was plenty of room for us all. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Normally we don't revisit a holiday property, however because we find the house itself and the area around it so beautiful and conducive to a relaxing break we have come back several times."

    The owners don't intrude but are also incredibly helpful if asked. The house itself is well stocked before your arrival with essentials such as hand soap and loo rolls, plus their is a generous welcome pack including good tea, coffee, wine and milk in the fridge. Just right for when you arrive. There is certainly plenty to do from sitting in the sun overlooking the delightful valley to hiking around the many visually appealing trails in the area. Pubs and restaurants are a 15 minute walk away in Wirksworth with good food and some particularly dog friendly pubs (try the Hope and Anchor).

    Reviewed by Judeline5.0Jun 2023

  • "I feel the path/drive could be a bit more user friendly (maybe tarmaced) its very bumpy for a pram and not good underfoot unloading luggage/shopping etc."

    Also perhaps a sign/house number at the top of the path to make it easier to find the Milk House

    Reviewed by Marina4.7May 2023

  • "A beautiful setting, the view from the patio/terrace is breathtaking."

    Plenty of space in the house and was well equipped. The owners were excellent- helpful and friendly. In fact the locals we met around Bolehill were also great to meet and talk with. Thank you so much - brilliant.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent stay in a lovely cottage."

    The views are stunning. A very well stocked cottage with everything you will require. It’s a beautiful home in a lovely area. The very short walk down a lane to the cottage is fairly steep and uneven. You have to carry bags to and from the parking area. Plenty of parking for a family with a few cars.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a stunning location with many walk options on the doorstep."

    Lovely welcome hamper was much appreciated. Kitchen was well equipped. Had a wonderful stay celebrating a 50th birthday with friends. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was an excellent choice for our family of 8."

    The accommodation was comfortable, cosy and spacious with a really well equipped kitchen. A great location which we would thoroughly recommend. Very helpful and friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful house and really warm and cosy."

    The welcome hamper was very generous and gratefully received. The location was perfect - quiet but within easy walking distance to Wirksworth. Lots of walks available too. The listing by Sykes states 3 bathrooms but Milk House has 2, but that was not an issue for our group.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Mar 2023

  • "The Milk House is a fantastic place to stay."

    It is a brilliant conversion and the standard of everything throughout was superb. All of our party were extremely impressed with the layout and facilities and the view from the balcony is wonderful. The welcome pack was very thoughtful. It was the perfect venue for our family to celebrate a 60th birthday and we look forward to returning in the future. Location is great with a delightful walk through the fields to Wirksworth Town and the excellent Feather Star - a must visit for a beer or two.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is so lovely, in a great position with lovely views."

    The host was very helpful and accommodating. This really is a place you could happily re-book time and time again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was advertised with 3 bathrooms but there were only two."

    We all sat down to watch a film but the batteries in the remotes were dead so we had to wait till the next day when we went and bought some. The battery in the clock had gone as well. Wonderful walks and a very quirky cinema nearby that we loved. The Parish church was very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Janis4.4Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Ideally located for some nice walks. Wirksworth is a ten minute walk and had some lovely restaurants. Hannah and John couldn’t do enough for you.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Really lovely cosy cottage Its large but still feels cosy Was decorated ..."

    Really lovely cosy cottage Its large but still feels cosy Was decorated beautifully for christmas Fabulous views great facilities and lovely owners who were very friendly we would stay again

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great property with every home comfort provided."

    Excellent beds and washing facilities. Very generous hospitality basket. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Leona5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Beautifully decorated and furnished. We absolutely loved it. We couldn’t find any salt though and a smart TV would have been great - we missed Strictly! Thanks for a lovely stay - we are already making plans to return next year.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2022

  • "Loved it. The only addition would be digital TV"

    Reviewed by Oliver4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location."

    Very clean and comfortable. 15 minute stroll into Wirksworth where there are great pubs and restaurants. Nice for walks along the High Peaks trail.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Milk House was an excellent choice for our family gathering, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay, in lovely countryside."

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property to stay in , the versilites were excellent, my only issue was that the details of the property said there was 3 bathrooms but there are only 2 ."

    For us it wasn’t an issue as there was just 4 of us .

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very nice place to stay and it was enjoyed by all the family there was plenty off room for everyone the dogs enjoyed it and there was good walks for them the pubs and shops were about 1 mile away."

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Sep 2022

  • "The host is very friendly and lives in the next property."

    The cottage is at a very beautiful location and it is very clean with ample space in it.

    Reviewed by Gurpreet Singh5.0Sep 2022

  • "We absolutely loved The Milkhouse!"

    There were 8 adults and we all fitted in very comfortably and more room to spare! All the bedrooms are really decent sizes and lovely living area for everyone to gather in! Only thing I would mention is there is not lock on the downstairs toilet, but thats an easy fix! Thank you again! Also, thank you for the salt and pepper!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning and comfortable."

    We all had the most amazing weekend and would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2022

  • "Host was friendly, replied to my messages promptly and we had a good stay."

    Reviewed by Sukhbinder5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely, clean comfortable cottage, even a little welcome hamper from the owners!"

    So thoughtful. Amazing views! Easy to find with the instructions that were emailed to us.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0May 2022

  • "The Milk House was perfect for our ladies weekend get together."

    All areas from the veranda, lounge to kitchen were comfortable and spacious for 7 ladies to just relax and catch up on two years worth of gossip. Hannah was very helpful and the welcome pack a lovely surprise. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2022

  • "What an absolute Gem of a cottage."

    Perfect for 2 families. Welcome basket and the fresh flowers made it feel like home immediately. Beautiful walks everyday, whichever way you head out. Locals made us welcome wherever we went. Could not have been any better.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in The Milk House over Easter."

    Hannah and John were very generous hosts and the Welcome Hamper was greatly appreciated after a long drive. We found the house very comfortable, lots of space for 3 adults, 3 children and a small dog. It's very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. There is so much to do within the surrounding area. The highlights for us were taking the steam train from Wirksworth, hiring bikes and cycling The High Peak trail, hiking up Mam Tor and having a picnic at the top with stunning views, visiting Chatsworth and Bakewell. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at The Milk House again.

    Reviewed by Edel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really good location for access to the Peak District."

    Nice setting in the village as well. House had everything we needed and worked really well for our group. If i was to holiday in the Peak District again i certainly wouldnt hesitate to holiday in this house again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect house for two families!"

    With king size room/twin room/bathroom on the top floor and same in the basement, with the ground floor communal areas. Facilities all great, especially the big bath and underfloor heating.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2022

  • "Just returned from a week away at The Milkhouse with our family."

    I can absolutely recommend this property and the owners went above and beyond by leaving treats including wine and even treats for the doggies , also providing cots and high chair for the baby. Fabulous country views with equally stunning sunsets. The gardens were enclosed which was great for our two dogs. Thank you Hannah and John.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jan 2022

  • "A very pleasant cottage in a good location, though its immediate access is a bit tricky in poor weather."

    The owners were very pleasant and very helpful, and the 'Welcome' hamper was very thorough and very useful - including the vino! The cottage is well equipped in all respects, including books, games, DVDs and the like. A couple of (hopefully) helpful suggestions - bedroom bedside lights need to be brighter, and the ground floor bathroom needs a lock and some means of preventing the shower hose dripping on the floor. Some hanging hooks in both bathrooms would also be useful. We would be happy to visit again, especially in better weather (when the outdoor facilities and fine views would be much more relevant!)

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jan 2022

  • "What a beautiful House to stay in, plenty of space, lovely and clean and a great location."

    Would definitely recommend. Plenty to do around the area and a great little village for everything you need.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was fantastic."

    Ideal location and everything you needed. You could walk into the village easily down a country path which was perfect for letting the dogs have a run. Favourite pub was the “the feather star”! Would definitely stay again, we had a lovely family time! My only observation for improvement, would be to warn guests prior about the stony path down to reach the cottage from where you can park. I understand it already says you can’t drive directly to the property and the parking spaces provided are brilliant. The only issue we had was we had 2 elderly people with us, who thankfully can walk quite well, however some people may struggle with the access down to reach the cottage. Maybe a barrier to hold onto or something to aid walking down the hill section may be a future option? Thanks so much, will definitely be back when we can!!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Nov 2021

  • "The pictures on the site didn’t do the Milk House justice, we loved the oak beams & the large rooms there was plenty of room for us all."

    Hannah kindly left us a lovely basket of essentials plus a couple of bottles of wine. We all had a great time & will hopefully be back sometime soon x

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2021

  • "We absolutely love The Milk House we have not stayed anywhere that had so much thought put into the place."

    The terrace has lovely views. Kitchen was so well equipped and the owners close by were so pleasant and helpful. Thoroughly recommend The Milk House. Short walk down to the cottage may not suit anyone with walking difficulties.

    Reviewed by Roderick4.7Sep 2021

  • "We have used Sykes Cottages several times."

    This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Absolutely beautiful in every way. Will definately be back. 5 star in everything.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house is beautiful and in a great location, just 10 minutes walk into Wirksworth."

    It's perfectly equipped for two families. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Suzanna5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved our stay at the Milk House."

    In the midst of a heatwave and the ongoing pandemic, we were lucky to have a space where we were happy to spend our time, enjoying the well-appointed comfort inside and the terrace outside. Four adults and teenagers never felt cramped, the dog was safe to wander around without fear of getting out and this was the perfect spot to recharge out batteries.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jul 2021

  • "Just back from a wonderful week staying in The Milk House."

    Fantastic place with great facilities. Thank you to Hannah for all her help, nothing was too much trouble. Gave us information regarding places of interest, pubs, walks etc - will be back!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Nothing was too much trouble for Hannah and John."

    The cottage was very cosy, with a real Christmas tree and pretty Christmas decorations.. Lovely views from the windows, spotlessly clean and comfortable inside.. Would return again, highly recommended

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Dec 2020

  • "Milk House was a lovely place to stay, with the quality of bedding, kitchen goods and lounge as you would want."

    The place was very clean but welcoming. The owners are very helpful without being intrusive. Hope to come back one day when life is back to normal !!

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Milk House is a brilliant house and a perfect base to explore the dales and the Peak District, within 40 minutes drive of Buxton, Bakewell, Chatsworth etc."

    The house is located in Bolehill on the outskirts of Wirksworth and is just a 10-15 minute walk (using the footpath across the fields) into town where there are plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants - there are great walks available locally around Wirksworh. John and Hannah were great hosts and available to help with any queries. We would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Milkhouse."

    Such a lovely cottage, with everything you need. Very spacious and stunning views. The hosts were so lovely and friendly. Flowers, wine and basket of tea, coffee and cookies were very appreciated :)). The cottage was extremely clean and we would highly recommend and we’d love to stay again!

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2020

  • "A lovely, spacious house which easily accommodated our family."

    Well thought out accommodation giving maximum privacy to each bedroom by putting the bathrooms in the middle of the building. Genius!.All fittings, fixtures, bedding etc. of high quality. Lots to do in this area for all ages.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house was absolutely gorgeous."

    The kitchen was really well equipped, the bedrooms were extremely comfy and plenty of large fluffy towels provided. We had lovely weather and were able to eat all of our meals out on the terrace which had stunning views. The location is brilliant for walking with the High Peak Trail at the end of the road and Carsington Water, Chatsworth a short drive

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2020

  • "John and Hannah made a series of nice touches - two bottles of wine (two!"

    !! I could manage one), tea, coffee and sugar all more than we could possibly consume in the week. Plus fresh milk. The accommodation was spotless, fresh and the linen was of high quality. The dishwasher failed on the day before we arrived but it was replaced within 24 hours causing us no disruption at all. And John and Hannah are lovely, helpful people, making it very easy to stay there.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely weekend."

    The owner, John, was really helpful and friendly. The house was very well equipped and comfortable. There were flowers and a lovely welcome basket waiting for us. We would be happy to recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was fab apart from the water system, if someone’s washing up you can’t have a shower and visa Versa."

    Also if staying in the summer the surroundings is just mud but we all had a fab time, the cottage itself was stunning and very comfortable, perfect little getaway

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2020

  • "We stayed here for 5 nights including New Years Eve."

    It was a rare opportunity for us to spend time together as a whole family - 8 adults and a one year old. The house exceeded our expectations - the rooms were lovely, beds comfortable and so much space that we never felt that we were living on top of one another. The owners were very helpful, both before we arrived and whilst we were there - providing directions, helping us to sort out parking spaces and even letting us know they would be setting off fireworks on New Years Eve if we wanted to join them. The welcome pack surpassed anything we have experienced before - wine, biscuits, milk, tea, coffee, crackers, chocolates and more! The house was also beautifully decorated for Christmas which, along with a woodburner in the living room, just made it perfect. I cannot praise this place enough. We would definitely go back and highly recommend it to anyone considering staying here.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful weekend away at The Milk House and the it far exceeded our expectations."

    It is beautifully finished and had everything we could possibly need, comfortable beds in huge bedrooms, a large but cosy living room with a log burner and a kitchen with everything that we could possible need. A lovely basket of goodies on arrival was very well received. The views on the sunny, frosty mornings were perfect to wake up to. We enjoyed lots of walks from the cottage doorstep and didn’t use the car once... bliss. We would highly recommend this cottage. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2019

  • "What a perfect little getaway!"

    Could not fault this property at all! Hannah was extremely welcoming, the house has everything you could possibly need, it's spotless and really warm, plenty of space for 8 adults and an excellent location! Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Nov 2019

  • "All I can say is we had a really lovely experience."

    It excelled in every way and the cottage was absolutely lovely. Thank you to Hannah and John Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2019

  • "Ideal cottage for our family get together, the owner couldn’t have been more helpful."

    Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2019

  • "The booking process was smooth."

    The location of the Milkhouse was ideal with beautiful views and a fifteen minute walk into Wirksworth and great walks in the surrounding area. Hannah the owner was welcoming and thoughtful. The accommodation had everything we needed with a welcome pack as well so no need to bring coffee,tea, etc. The set up worked perfectly as we had two families, so one stayed upstairs and we stayed downstairs with the living room, kitchen etc in the middle where we congregated. The house itself was clean and comfortable and felt like home. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Milk House is a superb accomodation."

    Very comfortable, extremely well equipped and clean. We had trouble with the internet, but Hannah soon got it sorted. My only concern is we were going to take 2 large dogs but decided not to, that is where you may have a problem as the outside isn't that large.Although you are possitioned well for great walks.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Sep 2019

  • "What an incredible stay!"

    ! Place was so lovely, even better than we expected. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a family gathering and the cottage was comfortable and perfect."

    The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed to mass cater and prepare a Sunday lunch with all the trimmings!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2019

  • "Milk house was a pleasure to stay at, the owners were excellent with information and always very helpful."

    Beautiful location and a lovely house. A perfect break to get away from it all, lovely walks close by and small town had everything you need. My only small suggestion would be a sign for the milk house at the top of the walkway.

    Reviewed by Bryn5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was wonderfully equipped and very comfortable."

    A great location and each morning we woke ourselves up with a walk through the fields down to Wirksworth - great for the dog! We really appreciated all the welcome goodies from the owners...overall we had a fantastic 10 days and would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by James4.4Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent, ideal for my family of six adults and two children and our host Hannah could not have been more helpful."

    We like to do a spot of walking, cycling and indulge in the odd beer or two so our weekend home was spot on for these activities. We've stayed in the Wirksworth area before and the locals are always so welcoming and friendly - we'll be back again.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2019

  • "Milk cottage is in a beautiful location and we were easily able to access the sights of the Peak District."

    There are lovely walks from the cottage door and we met some very friendly locals who knew a lot about the history of the area. The cottage itself is well equipped and very nicely furnished. The owners are nearby to sort out any queries you may have too. I would highly recommend Milk Cottage

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Apr 2019

  • "Just returned from a lovely family get together at "The Milk House", amazing accommodation exactly as advertised."

    Everything you could wish for, in fact we all said we could quite happily live there! Absolutely nothing to complain about. We read a few comments about the parking, we had 4 cars between us and parking was no problem at all. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very clean and tidy, just as described however, parking was very limited."

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for all our needs."

    We would have stayed longer if we could. Access may not be perfect for people with disabilities as you have to park and walk down to the cottage. We had a great time and would return.

    Reviewed by C5.0Mar 2019

  • "The booking was straightforward and a true description of the beautiful spacious cottage."

    The Milk House was great, super clean and of a really high standard. For example the quality of the bed and duvets felt luxurious. The house had everything we needed and more. The owners were lovely and easy to contact should we need them. The welcome pack left was fantastic and we did enjoy them. Also lots of thoughtful little touches that I didn't expect. Like the hair dryer, washing liquid, hand wash, firewood, flowers, wine, tea, coffee etc. Parking was never a problem and we found lots of things to do out and about with our children, even though it was out of season for some things. Considering it was the end of February we has warm sunny days and even sat out on the patio and enjoyed the views. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2019

  • "This holiday home was absolutely amazing."

    We were all so impressed with the facilities and how spacious it was.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful home and would definitely recommended."

    The house was very well equipped with everything and more that we needed. We enjoyed a couple of walks straight from the house, one down into Wirksworth and the other to Black Rock and Cromford. The house was very large and comfortable for a family to be able to spend time together to celebrate a birthday, we will certainly be returning, thankyou

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2018

  • "Service from Sykes excellent and cottage was the same."

    Loved it!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2018

  • "Myself and my 7 girlfriends had a wonderful stay at the Milk House."

    The owners went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful weekend, leaving us a basket of ‘treats’ which made our stay extra special. The house was cosy and comfortable and perfect for a group of 8 people. The weather was terrible all weekend but it didn’t dampen our spirits as we explored the lovely Wirksworth and Matlock. A great find and somewhere I’d happily revisit again. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Mari4.4Oct 2018

  • "We had a most enjoyable holiday."

    John and Hannah next door were such warm and helpful hosts. It was great to prepare meals in the well equipped kitchen and have plenty of room to sit around talking. There is a lot to do locally and some easy and some more challenging walks from the house. Fully intend to return.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2018

  • "Had a lovely week at Milk House, first impressions: larger than it looks on the photos, expected a cottage but it is more of a house."

    Beautifully presented with lots of lovely touches. Lots to see and do in the area, but our best "find" was the community cinema, different films on most nights, so something for most people in a week. Also cannot recommend the french Restaurant in Wirksworth we visit every time we're in the area, never disappoints. All in all, great spot and each night after exploring it's great to come "home" to Milk House!

    Reviewed by Lynnette5.0Sep 2018

  • "Owners were very helpful and gave us great recommendations for local restaurants and parks to visit."

    We were even left a welcome basket full of goodies upon arrival. The cottage was beautiful and so well maintained. It was plenty big enough for 4 couples and dog and a baby. Would highly recommend. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jul 2018

  • "The inside of the Milk House was nearly faultless, very clean, modern appliances, fixture and fittings."

    The beds were extremely comfortable but duvets a bit thick for the extremely hot weather we were having, maybe a thinner replacement during warm weather would be a good idea. The first thing I noticed when I walked into the property was the outside of the windows that needed a good clean. Such a shame, maybe they were due to be done very soon. The outside area was a work in progress and at present when sitting on the patio all you could see was a fence, the grounds beyond were yet to be turfed so not the greatest immediate outlook. However, stand up and look beyond and the views are beautiful. I understand from the owner that he intends to put a glass balcony in place of the wooden fence, and also to turf the land. The pathway leading to the property is overgrown and rocky and the land to the side of the property is also overgrown. I really hope the outside area is improved to the same standard as the inside of the building and then they would definitely have a five star holiday rental property. The owners were very helpful and friendly and I wish them well with their future plans.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jun 2018

  • "Great cottage great location walking distance to pub and shops easy to do ,lovely views"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2018

  • "We were absolutely thrilled with the accommodation."

    It is really well equipped, spacious and combines old with new. Hannah and John were there if we needed but left us to really relax and enjoy the break which was wonderful. The welcome basket was a really nice gesture. We can't wait to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage extremely well presented with stunning views."

    Best welcome pack we've ever had. Setting perfect for exploring this part of Derbyshire

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2018

  • "We couldn't have stayed in a better place than The Milk House."

    the accommodation is perfect for a group (we were 6 but there is plenty room for 8). The house is beautifully decorated with exceptionally comfortable beds and pillows. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a lovely dining area there. We particularly liked the large lounge which is nicely decorated and comfortable. There was a great Welcome Pack in the house - the best we've ever had in a holiday cottage - which was a really nice, thoughtful touch. Hannah met us to ensure that we were happy and settled and was an excellent host. We had a lovely stay and found plenty to do in the area - walking and visiting National Trust sites.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very nice stay."

    The only drawback was the plumbing, which was noisy. Otherwise, extremely good. Beautiful house and very well stocked. It would be useful to point out to guests that there is a lovely footpath from The Milk House to Wirksworth which runs just outside the house. It has a hard surface but goes through fields and over the railway. It took us 15 minutes to reach the edge of Wirksworth and another five minutes to get to the market place in the centre of town.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great cottage for a family holiday."

    Very comfortable with everything you could possibly need.Plenty of space with good sized rooms, my 20 month old grandson really enjoyed exploring. Good location for visting the surrounding area . Welcome pack was really appreciated and the owners, John and Hannah couldn't be more helpful. I would certainly return to the Milk House in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Mar 2018

  • "Second time staying at The Milk House both times for a week."

    Really great place - really homely, spacious, warm, very clean and they’ve gone the extra mile to make the stay as easy and nice as possible. Really nice people who aren’t intrusive in the slightest but there if you need anything. Would highly recommend staying here, we will be back! The Feather Star pub in Wirksworth is an essential place to visit if you like nice beer and good music! The Northern Lights cinema is also a little gem of a place - and opposite another nice pub!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2018

  • "This is a great cottage for one to three families or a group of friends."

    Couple of immediate bullets points: The accommodation has been fitted out to a great standard throughout. The owners were willing to come over to explain things and were always responsive to calls. On arrival, the cottage was very clean and a hamper had been supplied with some essentials, which was a pleasant surprise. We stop in a lot of cottages and sometimes feel that the furniture and décor are the owner's cast offs, which is understandable. This isn't the case here as most of the furniture and appliances are new and are of a high standard. It was great for our two families as we had the lower ground floor, our friends has the upper floor and the communal kitchen and sitting room were located on the ground floor. I would highly recommend this wonderful cottage, great owners and pleasant location in the Peaks.

    Reviewed by Adam4.8Jan 2018

  • "Firstly I don`t understand your feedback scoring for accuracy of listing and on to value for money."

    Just returned from a lovely holiday at the Milk House, Wirksworth. The house was perfect for us and provisions and flowers left by Hannah were very much appreciated. The house was extremely well equipped with all essential white goods plus toaster, caffitier, microwave and coffee machine. Plenty of pots, pans, china and cutlery. We loved the large lounge and kitchen area and spent some time playing games and, of course, eating and drinking! The bedrooms were all beautifully decorated and large, very comfortable beds and lots of wardrobe and drawer space, also plenty of plugs sockets in each room. We were a family group which included two children aged four and one and they shared the lower ground floor with mum and dad. Myself, husband and daughter shared the the upper floor, which made it easier to put the children to bed as there was a floor between them and us so it was quieter for them. Hannah, the owner and her partner, were on hand if we needed anything including places to eat, places to visit and local shops. My daughter had a migraine on the first night and Hannah came across in the snow and rain with a hot water bottle for her. Couldn`t have been better and I am sure that we would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Dian5.0Dec 2017

  • "Fantastic. Beautiful cottage - seconf visit and would go again without hesitation."

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely clean cottage, very well equipped and extremely comfortable!"

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2017

  • "First class!"


    Reviewed by Paula4.6Mar 2017

  • "Great area with great access to Matlockand Carsington water."

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2017

  • "Good location to visit the main peak district area."

    The house is tidy and clean and everything is well equipped. The house owner is kind. We really enjoyed the holiday stay at Milk House.

    Reviewed by Yoshihiro4.6Jan 2017

  • "Amazing property!"

    Reviewed by A5.0Dec 2016

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped property."

    Owners live next door and were friendly.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything we needed for a mixed age family weekend."

    Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.8Sep 2016

  • "A well placed comfortable property for exploring the surrounding area."

    A great place for a special family celebration.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.6Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x lower ground floor king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x lower ground floor twin
  • Shower room with shower
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating and lower ground floor underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking in Bodehill on first come, first served basis 1 min walk
  • Additional roadside parking available
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile

The property

Wirksworth 1 mile.

A wonderful, detached cottage in Bolehill, overlooking the countryside and the village of Wirksworth, in the heart of the Peak District.

Set over three floors and beautifully appointed with oak flooring, beamed ceilings, character stonework, and wonderful countryside views across to the church spire in Wirksworth, this Peak District cottage is just the spot for families and groups of friends exploring the pretty Derbyshire Dales and beyond.

This cottage near Wirksworth offers four bedrooms over the lower ground and first floors, a first floor shower room with a separate WC, and a family bathroom on the lower ground floor.

Enjoy the use of a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, and a beautiful sitting room with a woodburning stove and patio doors leading outside, taking in the pretty views.

Outside, this cottage near Wirksworth enjoys a sunny patio boasting stunning views of the surrounding countryside, perfect to enjoy a drink and plan your days’ adventures!

Nearby, the town of Wirksworth is steeped in history, with an array of interesting architecture, good shops, pubs and restaurants, and a lively weekly market.

With scenic walks, great cycling, watersports on Carsington Water, and other family attractions nearby, this Wirksworth cottage is an ideal base and a wonderful holiday location, all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas