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Packhorse Shepherd’s Hut

Alderwasley near Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1076139)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio


  • All-ground-floor
  • Open-plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heater
  • Hotplate, microwave, minifridge
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Decking with furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept children
  • Note: Though the property is all on one level, there are steps up to the decking

The property

Wirksworth 2.8 miles.

Nestled in the open countryside in the small village of Alderwasley, Derbyshire is Packhorse Shepherd’s Hut, a charming shepherd's hut surrounded by stunning greenery.

Perfect for a romantic retreat, this property boasts off-road parking and a delightful decked area perfect for the warmer months, while being within easy reach of local amenities and the glorious Peak District National Park.

Step into the property, the studio-style layout provides a compact yet homely feel throughout.

Rustle up a quick breakfast on the hotplate and enjoy your meal at the dining table while you gaze out over the far-reaching fields.

From here, jump into the plush double bed for some well-earned rest after a long day of discovering your surroundings.

Guests will also benefit from a handy shower room, fit with a walk-in shower, basin and WC where you can freshen up and prepare for your day.

Take advantage of the outdoor space at the hut; the decking offers furniture so you can take your dining al fresco, savour your morning coffee in the fresh air, and sip a glass of wine in the last of the summer sun, the perfect resting spot any time of day.

Choose Packhorse Shepherd’s Hut for a peaceful break to the Peak District.

This property can be booked with Ref: 966433 together sleeping 6 guests.

Alderwasley Rural Retreats

Situated in the peaceful countryside of Alderwasley in Belper, Derbyshire are the Alderwalsey Rural Retreat properties. Comprising a beautiful lakehouse and a romantic shepherd's hut, the properties have been thoughtfully planned with tranquility in mind. Surrounded by vast countryside and within easy reach of the magnificent Peak District National Park, these idyllic properties make for an ideal base for exploring, or just staying in and enjoying the peace and quiet. Guests are given access to a private fishing lake throughout your stay, perfect for any avid fishers in your group. If you don't feel like cooking in the evenings, there is a fantastic array of restaurants to keep you well-fed throughout your stay such as The Bear Inn, which is around a mile away so perfect if you want to leave the car and stroll to the pub. You will also find a good selection of cuisines in the area; why not try Vegan Revelation or Le Mistral, both are reachable by car. Nearby, you can venture into the delightful town of Belper, which offers a plethora of shops, pubs, and restaurants along with a cinema and a pretty park. This is a great place to explore what Derbyshire and the Peak District has to offer, the delightful towns of Matlock, once renowned for its hydro and spa treatments, and Ashbourne with its charming cobbled streets are within driving distance and are certainly worth visiting. The Peak District National Park is also accessible, with its incredible scenery, walking, cycling and wildlife, ideal for adventures and explorers, or even those looking for a relaxing stroll amongst nature.


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Phillips

    “A lovely relaxing 4 night break , shepards hut exceeded expecations , highly recommended.”

    - Ms Phillips, June 2021

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas