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Bent Chapel Cottage

Ashleyhay near Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1086570)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "One of the best cottages I've visited in the UK."

    Reviewed by Marius-lucianJan 2022

  • "Great Cottage, very reasonably priced (could easily ask more especially if more than 2 guests), private and pleasantly remote."

    Great walks and villages nearby. The post code took me to a nearby farm and I struggled a bit finding it. Not sure if it's my sat nav or the code? I noticed the log burner was not properly sealed and on 2 days I really struggled to get the fire lit and it smoked a lot. My mistake and all was well once I got the hang of it. Maybe a bit clearer instructions? Lastly, some space, even just a rack to hang clothes will help. Still, a really great cottage and very enjoyable stay.

    Thankyou for your feedback. I’m really glad you liked the Chapel. I am sorry you had problems with the log burner. It has now been taken out of use on the advice of the chimney sweep. The post code doesn’t take you to the property which is confusing. We have put “What three words “ on the website to accurately pinpoint its location which we hope helps. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PietDec 2021

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The property

Wirksworth 1.1 miles.

Perched in the hamlet of Ashleyhay near Wirksworth in Derbyshire is this superb two-bedroom converted chapel, Bent Chapel Cottage.

Enjoying a fantastic location, surrounded by open countryside, in Derbyshire Dales with Carsington Water and the Peak District National Park within easy reach, as well as an interior boasting a wealth of character and original features, Bent Chapel Cottage is a fabulous dwelling for two couples or a family of four looking to explore the Peaks.

Park up on the generous driveway with space for two cars, before being greeted by a neat gravel front garden, where you can look forward to enjoying alfresco dinners and evening drinks with your guests.

Be welcomed into the spacious kitchen/diner, where you can look forward to conjuring up delicious feasts utilising the gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, ensuring a fuss-free clean up!

Settle down at the dining table for four to savour a flavourful meal and you discuss plans for the days ahead.

After a satisfying meal, retire to the plush sofa where you can curl up and select your favourite film from the TV with Freeview, with a backdrop of a stunning feature wall retained from the property's time as a chapel.

Completing the ground-floor is a handy cloakroom, ideal for a quick freshen up before heading out, also on this floor is the utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and drying space.

Climb the stairs up the first floor where you can indulge in a blissful soak in the beautiful free-standing bath or refreshing shower, before choosing from one of two well-presented bedrooms with views of open countryside to catch your rest in, a double and a family room with double and Z bed.

Bent Chapel Cottage is the perfect base for those looking to explore the beautiful countryside, as the property is very rural there are many walks right from the door.

Set out for the day and explore your local surroundings, where adjacent to Ashleyhay, you will find the market town of Wirksworth, home to a good selection of restaurants where you can sample the local delights, the Wirksworth Heritage Centre for those looking to brush up on the local area and the excellent Northern Light Cinema and Bar.

For the train enthusiasts in your party, the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is not to be missed, built in the 19th-century the line now offers rides aboard vintage steam trains as well as a fascinating railway museum.

Just a short drive away is Black Rocks, where you can embark up to superb views by rock climbing, cycling or walking, as well as the superb High Peak Trail for those who can’t get enough of the scenery.

Carsington Water can also be easily accessed, here you can try your hand at an excellent selection of watersports on offer, including sailing, paddleboarding and kayaking.

Continue onto Matlock Bath, where you will find the thrilling Gulliver’s Kingdom promising a fun-filled family day out, the Peak District Museum and the interesting Cromford Mills.

Matlock rests nearby and offers incomparable views atop its Pic Tor War Memorial, as well as relaxing rides aboard steam and diesel trains on the Peak Rail.

Don’t miss out on an unforgettable break to the Peaks and secure your stay at Bent Chapel Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with double bed and Z bed
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power inc rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front garden/yard with gravelled area and furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: This property is suitable for four adults and ideally children over five years old only, younger children must be supervised at all times as front garden/yard is not fenced

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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
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