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Hog Cottage

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Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a pleasant stay."

    The rooms were all very comfortable, lovely sitting room and great sized dining table. We enjoyed the welcome basket for humans and dog! Although we noted the accessibility comments and are used to steep inclines, we weren't expecting it to be quite such a steep climb up to the cottage, which could be an issue for some visitors. Lots to do and in the area.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Dec 2023

  • "I felt the property was tidy but maybe a few tweaks are needed We had only two towels and no bath mat I had to find one."

    The bedrooms and lounge were lovely and relaxing (Though the tv has limited channels if you wanna watch tv) I do feel the bathroom and kitchen are a little tired but still functional. It’s a gorgeous property just needs some tlc

    Many thanks for your feedback and we do take on board your comments. The property is very much loved and every year there are many things we endeavour to replace and renew. Carpets being the latest. The Kitchen was revamped 4 years ago and the bathroom suite is of the highest quality, possible the tiling isn't to your taste but we appreciate you comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel3.4Sep 2023

  • "Did not enjoy this cottage, so full of bits and pieces, very dark and cramped - pictures made it look open and light."

    Access was alot steeper than the description + turning a vehicle around with lots of cars parked would be challenging with a big car.

    I am so sorry you didn’t enjoy Hog Cottage and you felt it was cluttered and dark. The cottage is over 300 years old and we equip and decorate it in accordance with its age and character and we describe it as a home from home and is extremely well equipped, so its a shame you didn’t enjoy its ambiance especially the very generous and grand dining room. We do make it very clear in the description about the access road and it does state that you would need to reverse your car down the lane if you are able to get up to the Cottage. Most people choose to off load at the corner along with deliveries and trades men and if you park near the mill you can easily turn the car round, whatever the size, using the turning up to the hill. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor2.5Aug 2023

  • "Totally enjoyed our stay we needed some r and r and we got it ,very well equipped big comfy chairs and sofa the dining room was lovely there was also a lovely basket of goodies for us and our 4 legged friend , parking a bit of a challenge if you want to go up to the cottage but it can be done I just wasn’t confident enough but my son took both up to reload our belongings."

    The views and walks right on the doorstep were very scenic Wirksworth is very friendly and close to all the local attractions. We would definitely come back .

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hog Cottage. It is a very special cottage with lots of character and we like to make it as welcoming as possible. Yes parking can be a challenge but the trip up the hill is well worth the views and like you say the walks from the front door are spectacular. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Aug 2023

  • "A well-equipped and nice cosy cottage."

    Great location and plenty to do in the area. Good for dogs with enclosed rear patio and low fencing and gate to the front. Would be happy to stay again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Snug/study
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Sky and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Front patio with furniture and barbecue and small, rear courtyard with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Although there is parking for one car outside the property, cars may struggle to get up the hill and can therefore park at the bottom of Gorsey Bank
  • Note: Guests that park up the hill, please be aware that you can only reverse back down
  • Note: The owner has provided a trolley to help guests get their luggage up the hill
  • Note: Due to the property's age there are steps throughout, please take care

The property

Nestled in a fabulous, elevated location overlooking the rest of Wirksworth, Derbyshire is Hog Cottage.

This characterful, stone-built cottage offers guests a wonderful setting close to local amenities and the adventure-filled Peak District National Park as well as a welcoming interior adorned with characterful features like exposed beams and stone work completed with two well-appointed bedrooms; the perfect setting for friends, families or couples looking to explore the wonders of Derbyshire with two of their beloved canine companions.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and step through into the sitting room which is undoubtedly the heart of the home thanks to the warming gas fire and plush seating.

Unwind here in front of the Smart TV before heading into the fully-equipped kitchen/diner to rustle up a hearty meal that the whole family can enjoy around the spacious dining table.

On sunny days, why not step outside to the private, front patio where you can fire up the barbecue and admire the sun setting over the town; the perfect place to raise a toast to your well-earned retreat.

When the evening draws to a close, head upstairs to wash off the day’s adventures in the bathroom before retiring to either of the king-size bedrooms, one of which boasts a handy zip/link feature.

During the day head into the heart of Wirksworth where you can stock up on all your self-catering essentials or, on the night’s when you don’t fancy cooking, enjoy a delicious meal at the Hope and Anchor or the Le Mistral.

The town is also home to the Wirksworth Heritage Centre, The National Stone Centre and Stoney Wood where guests can amble through the countryside.

Keen ramblers can also venture into the nearby Peak District National Park where you can try your hand at more difficult trails including Eyam Moor, Jacob’s Ladder and Kinder Scout which all offer breath-taking views over the English countryside.

Also ideal for families, with a days adventure cycling on the High Peak Trail, with bike hire available from Middleton Top.

Carsington Water is just a short drive away and you will find a wide variety of water activities from Canoeing, Paddle Boarding and Sailing with specific tuition dedicated to families.

In Mattock you will find some great attractions which will appeal to children, including a ride on the cable cars at The Heights of Abram, Matlock Farm Park and Little Monkeys Play Center.

The charming towns and villages of Matlock, Ashbourne and Bakewell are also easily accessible housing a myriad of other attractions; there's truly something for everyone!

Make memories at Hog Cottage!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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Please note: 3 night minimum stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas