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Bent Chapel Cottage

Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 975752)

  • Bent Chapel Cottage - (Ref. 975752)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    “The cottage was beautiful but a little difficult to find ,but well worth it .”

    There was everything in the cottage you would need .very peaceful and beautiful views. The only down said was the bed in large bedroom could do with a new mattress. As... more

    There was everything in the cottage you would need .very peaceful and beautiful views. The only down said was the bed in large bedroom could do with a new mattress. As it was uncomfortable were as the other room it was a very good one .we would very much like to return .found a lovely pub the Malt Shovel just 2 miles away were we eat most of the time .we had all we needed .the area has such a lot to see and do so well worth a visit to this beautiful cottage .

The property

The property, This beautiful cottage, formerly a chapel, was built 150 years ago in the village of Ashleyhay adjacent to the charming market town of Wirksworth, a magnificent village setting with many places of architectural interest.

Whilst original features grace the interior, subtle hints of modern living have been introduced to bring you the best of both worlds.

Whether you are planning a romantic getaway for two, or a sightseeing adventure with friends, this is a charming place to return to day after day.

Downstairs you will discover a fabulous entrance hall and a lovely sitting room, perfect for some time away from it all.

Exposed beams oversee the room, there is even an original chapel window which off-sets the layout wholeheartedly.

The farmhouse kitchen oozes nothing less than charm and the dining table is perfectly situated for some birdwatching, as you enjoy a warm cup of tea in the early hours.

Upstairs, the views are breath-taking, with far-stretching countryside sweeping by outside the windows, providing a stunning backdrop to wake up to.

A family bathroom is beautifully presented with a freestanding bath and a separate shower.

An office area completes the interior.

The cottage features an outdoor seating area and patio space with table and chairs bringing you at one with the location.

Wirksworth is an easy place to fall in love with and has a reputation for inspiring creativity, luring artists and designers.

This is a great all-year-round holiday destination and within a short drive you can be wandering the lovely streets of Ashbourne, admiring the breath-taking views in a cable car to Heights of Abraham or sailing on Carsington Water.

Rock climbing, cycling and walking of all levels can be enjoyed at nearby Black Rocks and High Peak Trail, a destination not to be forgotten.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x double family room
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Downstairs Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Downstairs Cloakroom
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Gravelled area with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile away, pub 10 minute walk away by public footpath
  • NOTE: Property suitable for 4 adults, children over five years old only.

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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

NOTE: Property suitable for 4 adults, children over five years old only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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