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2 Miners Arms Cottages

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Carsington near Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfect for our stay."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Martine4.7Apr 2024

  • "What a Fantastic property this is!"

    A beautiful dog -friendly cottage in a lovely small village. Very comfy beds, large living room with TV and selection of books and games and a very well equipped kitchen/diner. Only a few yards from the Pub which also serves lovely food. Nearby towns served by a local bus company.

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is our second visit."

    A lovely cottage in a great location for walking. Carsington Water is brilliant and a great place to walk around and visit. The cottage is warm and cosy and a great kitchen to cook in.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday, cottage very well equipped with everything you needed, having a washing machine is a bonus when you are there for 2 weeks."

    The neighbour was very friendly and chatty which made us feel welcome, the pub next door served nice meals. Carsington water just up the road was a refreshing walk each morning with the dogs. We will definitely be back next year.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    Immaculate too. A short walk takes you to the walk around Carsington water, with great facilities. The pub next door is fantastic, the food and portion sizes are awesome. The beer is well kept and several pints were consumed. Perfect after a long walk in the fresh air. A lovely touch of a ‘Welcome ‘ bottle of wine too. Thank you! We will definitely return, as it’s ideally situated for many of the Peak District attractions and lovely walks. Another huge benefit for us, is we have two dogs, so it’s perfect for them too. This was our second stay here. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and well equipped."

    In the centre of Carsington village which is a lovely, quiet and peaceful location. The Miners Arms is literally right next door and serves good food and is a welcoming pub.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2023

  • "Location is excellent We found beds very uncomfortable."

    .. too soft and bouncy and the protectors were noisy! The toilet cistern in the family bathroom was very noisy whilst filling Living area needs a large coffee table or two Kitchen well equipped but a large cafetière would have been good( we didn’t use the pods) Overall very good value but needs some tweaks!

    Reviewed by Liz3.4Oct 2023

  • "We had the usual few niggles-in this case no small drinks glasses, lack of a decent size coffee table, no microwave instructions."

    But in all this was one of the best cottages we've had out of 30+ - easy to find, easy to park, spacious, comfortable,good pub next door and great dog walking.It was good not to have "do's and don'ts" pinned up everywhere,especialy concerning recycling which all goes in one big bin.A lovely week and thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a Wasps Nest in the guttering with the adjoining cottage but this wasn't rectified until Thursday which meant we couldn't sit in garden or open windows in 30 degree heat."

    The builders were also working next door really noisy.Glad to get home.. The cottage rating should be reduced it had many faults

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.4Sep 2023

  • "We liked the cottage."

    It was very clean and well equipped . The beds were comfortable. The garden was a bit of a disapointment. I though it would be larger. It is not completely dog proof due to the gap between the gate and the wall. It was very close to Carsington Water and the location was very pretty.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2023

  • "Great property."

    Can easily walk to Carsington Water. Nice sunny little garden to sit in which is secure for dog. Next to a pub. Good parking. Would be good if a few dishwasher tablets were left.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jun 2023

  • "Had a great stay in this lovely cottage."

    Location and facilities were prefect for our active family and our tireless dog.

    Reviewed by Jenna5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for our stay."

    Would recommend. Small niggle- front door handle needs to be fixed

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Mar 2023

  • "A fantastic property."

    Everything you need, definitely home from home. Ideally situated to see all of the major attractions, in this beautiful part of the country. Already in the process of rebooking.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great cottage, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, great location and really well equipped and homely."

    Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great cottage in nice location / couple of minor issues / kettle wouldn’t switch off and outside light not working / main issue is late check in at 4pm and early check out at 9."

    30am / is this really necessary in post Covid times ? as it shortens a weekend away significantly / pub next door was very good / overall had a lovely stay and would recommend

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect location for some great walking."

    I would definitely come back. Really reasonably priced too!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2022

  • "Within easy walking distance of Carsington Water."

    The cottage is spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a fabulous stay, we have stayed before so we knew how lovely the cottage is ..."

    Had a fabulous stay, we have stayed before so we knew how lovely the cottage is And in such an excellent area My husband fixed the handle on the front door and the door of the fridge … Will definitely look at booking again

    Hi there, I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay, and it's lovely to hear that you are returning visitors. Just wanted to pass on my thanks to your husband for his repairs. They were on the 'to do' list, but it sounds like he got there first! All the best, Caroline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay here!"

    It was like a home from home. Everything was provided from thoughtful tea bags to clean white towels and the beds were comfortable! Kids (and dog) were comfortable and enjoyed the cottage too with it’s comforting home decor. Just a few tweaks and it would be perfect. The front door handle kept popping off, really creaky doors and some didn’t shut properly, the baths were covered with a bit of limescale, and some light bulbs and batteries were out. Other than the above, the place is absolutely lovely.

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Aug 2022

  • "Cottage is lovely, had everything we could have needed (2 adults, 4 children, 2 dogs)."

    Spacious and well equipped. Very child and dog friendly. WI-FI worked well for all of us. Location is good, lovely walks, cute little park for the children literally a stones throw. Several villages a very short drive away (We did Wirksworth, Ashbourne, Matlock Bath). Carsington Waters is great, the kids loved it. We had a water issue one evening (one off area issue), the owner responded immediately to my message and then checked in the next morning to see if it was back on. Very nice and helpful. Only points would be cleaning could be better, feel that it was only tickled over, we had to hoover when we arrived and wipe over bathrooms. And maybe some comfier garden seating.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Aug 2022

  • "A great cottage very spacious and well equipped in a quiet location with lots of nice walks around the area."

    The garden was a great sun trap so would have benefited from some comfy chairs etc. The view from both kitchen windows was just high weeds and clearly hadn’t been tidied for sometime. The en-suite would benefit from an upgrade although it was clean. The left hand side grill element was not working, no problem to us but just thought I’d mention it for replacement. All in all a great week away in 2 Miners cottages and would return.

    Reviewed by Jeff3.8Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Spotlessly clean & very well equipped. We had everything we needed - a home from home

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in 2 Miners Cottages."

    The proximity of the pub was no problem and very handy for meals! Beautiful walks on the doorstep. Comfy beds and furniture. Garden smaller than expected but ok. Kitchen equipment was great. Lovely and clean.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2022

  • "I don't think the photos do justice to the property."

    It's a gorgeous cottage in a really lovely village. We stayed with my Mom and Dad and our Springer Spaniel Ollie and there was plenty of room for us. There are 2 good sized double rooms (although 1 of them looks like a single in the photo) and a twin room. Would definitely recommend 2 Miners Arms Cottages.

    Reviewed by Tania4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful quiet setting, very clean, very relaxing."

    The miners Arms do fab food so a lovely little walk to eat

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really good weekend at 2 Miner’s Cottage with friends and our dogs."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was warm and comfortable. Parking for 2 cars was too tight, but we managed to use a space at the end of the pub car park next door for 1 car. The cottage is located in a characterful, pretty village. Walks from the cottage are beautiful through fields, narrow lanes and around Carsington Water. We had a bright, sunny weekend and appreciated England at its’ very best.

    Reviewed by Alyson4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Comfortable and cosy. Would use again. Everything you need in cottage. Washer/ dryer is virtually unusable. Takes forever to do dry clothes ( hours and hours). Also wash cycles far too long. I would recommend getting a new one. Lovely base for exploring Carsington Water. Handy pub restaurant next door. Phone signal not good but wi- fi signal perfectly adequate. Apart from washer/dryer a faultless stay. Leaving at 9.30 is a bit too early. 10 would be more reasonable. Thanks for a nice break.

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Feb 2022

  • "This is such a lovely cottage in a beautiful village with a great pub next door …."

    . what more could you want !! The cottage facilities are excellent, spotlessly clean, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen and everywhere warm & cosy and it’s easily accessible for Carsington Water, Bakewell and Ashbourne. This is a real “home-from-home” and we thoroughly enjoyed our 5-night stay here and look forward to returning again soon.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our weekend away, the only thing I didn't like was being charged £30 to rearrange dates due to my son testing positive."

    Surly it's better for everyone if it's rearranged and not cancelled.

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a tranquil area, amazing pub right next door!"

    Beds comfy, WI-FI fast, well equipped kitchen, en-suite bathroom stunning! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Dec 2021

  • "A great little cottage in a beautiful little village next to a great Pub."

    Excellent walking from the front door and access to all that Carsington Water has to offer.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Oct 2021

  • "Cottage is lovely, 10 minute walk from the reservoir and in the heart of the village, next to the pub."

    Small outside space only and shopping is a drive away in Matlock, there are no shops in the village.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very spacious, extremely clean and very comfortable."

    The proximity to Carsington Water was brilliant. Lovely area to hike and enjoy nature.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very well situated and equipped cottage."

    The cottage was very clean and ideally situated for exploring

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed and more, there was nothing that we didn't find if we looked for it."

    The beds were comfortable and the linen and towels were of a good quality for a holiday let. The area was quiet and we all found it really relaxing. The pub next door is really a restaurant more than a pub and to be honest we heard no disturbance from it at all. There were a couple of really minor niggles, such as a couple of bulbs in the lounge that need to be replaced, but there was a housekeepers book to leave notes in and I have no doubt they will be replaced before the next booking arrives.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a pretty cottage in a fantastic location."

    The owners provide everything that is needed and extras on top of that. There is a neat and dog proof front garden and patio, where we spent many hours sitting in the sunshine. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. Storage space in the second double room is limited and the spare bedding in the wardrobes could go under the bed but we managed and the other two rooms were more spacious. The listing sites single beds in two rooms but there were comfortable doubles in two rooms plus twin beds in a third. The area is stunning with lots to do. The cottage was spotless. A really lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.4Sep 2021


    Reviewed by Julia4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village, however, whoever cleans the cottage does not appear to clean above head height."

    There were cobwebs everywhere, there was even a two foot strand hanging from the bedroom light! The bedrooms are in desperate need of mirrors,( having one large mirror on the landing is no good when there are more than one person wanting to dry their hair) the large bedroom needs a proper wardrobe or at least a chest of drawers, as the cupboard provided in the en-suite isn’t large enough for two peoples clothes. The ovens were filthy and smelt of grease. Despite these small problems we had a lovely time exploring the local area, but I don’t think I would stay here again. It is so annoying that we lost part of our holiday by having to check in late and leave early, so the cottage could be given a thorough clean!

    Reviewed by Maureen3.4Aug 2021

  • "Nice cosy cottage."

    Great facilities in cottage like wifi, coffee machine, Chromecast. Great location for carsington lake and visiting Matlock and Bakewell.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely peaceful village, within walking distance of the lake."

    Even though it is close to a very good pub, there was little noise. However, storage in the cottage is rather poorly arranged, and a clothes airer would be useful.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very clean cottage with all essentials."

    Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage so close to lots of fabulous walks , the cottage is gorgeous just needs a few little tweaks and it will be outstanding , but nothing that can not be sorted out easily."

    Reviewed by Suesan4.7Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great location!"

    The pub is a few steps away and a there's area. We had a family reunion planned at nearby Carsington Water doing paddle boarding and kayaking. The whole weekend was great and we'll absolutely be booking again. The cottage was a great base and really comfortable. The check out time was a bit too early for us on Sunday (9.30am) but I think this was to allow the extra cleaning time due to Covid so hopefully slightly later next time.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2021

  • "Yes. Firstly I must say that the cottage is really lovely and in a wonderful place and position."

    It is very clean, comfortable and generally well equipped. However I would not recommend it for six people. The twin room is VERY small & access to the fitted wardrobe, where shelving is not in place, is far too cramped. The chair blocks access at one end and there literally isn't room for one anywhere else. There are no decent mirrors in the bedrooms; just 'dinner plate' size which are no use for anyone less than 5ft.6ins as, apart from being too small they are sited too high. There is no shelving/flat surfaces at which to dry hair, place creams/makeup etc. both of which should be near a wall socket. The 'family' bathroom has no cupboard behind the mirror and again, no shelf either. It is such a shame as, with some thought and attention to practical details the amenities would transform the guests' holiday The above issues have been mentioned by others in the Visitor Book I make these comments as someone who owns a rental property and I know from experience what a difference the things I have highlighted would make. Do contact me if you feel I might help further. I don't mind if my comments are published but it might be more considerate to discuss the issues with the owners who have provided a beautiful cottage in all other respects. Sincerely, Margaret Luton

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic location."

    Ideal with kids.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The location was brilliant. It's in the pretty village of Carsington, with the pub a few steps away and a walk to Carsington Water from the front door. There is a fenced off courtyard which is useful if you have a dog. The only thing that needs improving is adding mirrors to the bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage, which was great to spend a relaxing holiday in and only a 5 second walk to pub."

    Convenient for access to carsington waters. Owner very obliging with regard to arrival and departure times. Would visit again

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4Oct 2020

  • "No mirrors except in bathrooms, only one tea towel, and only 1 towel per person, only 1 bedside table in 2nd double room, no shower in 2nd bathroom until Wednesday, 2nd bathroom grubby, no bin liners in any bins and dirty hob on cooker on arrival."

    Premises not very clean. No chairs in 2nd or 3rd bedroom to put clothes on. No bathmats in either bathroom. Comparing other places we've been to recently it was poor standard for the money charged. Only 3 coffee pods and 3 instant milk sachets not acceptable as a welcome pack.

    Thank you for your feedback, which has been fed back to the housekeeping team. We'll keep an eye on cleanliness and ensure sufficient quantities of items are provided. Also looking at providing extra mirrors, bedside tables and chairs in the bedrooms as suggested. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen2.5Oct 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, WC and washer/dryer
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • LP Gas central heating
  • Rangemaster cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Freeview TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars with more parking on village road when available
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check in 4pm, check out 10am.

The property

Wirksworth 2.4 miles.

A beautiful stone-built cottage nestled in the village of Carsington, 2 Miners Arms Cottages presents a charming base for exploring the Derbyshire countryside and Carsington Water.

Offering three bedrooms, sleeping up to six guests, this property is perfect for a family holiday packed full of exciting outdoor adventures, with a homely cottage to return to each day.

Step into the cottage and take off your boots and coats in the entrance porch before being welcomed into the country style kitchen/diner.

A large Rangemaster oven sits between the excellent fitted kitchen and array of appliances, whilst the dining table offers guests somewhere to sit down for a traditional family meal.

On your way to the sitting room is a handy cloakroom and utility, with a basin, WC and washer/dryer.

Relax on the sofas in the sitting room and enjoy some Freeview TV after a brisk afternoon ramble, recharging those batteries before you head out for an evening meal at the pub next door, The Miners Arms.

Travel upstairs to find the family bathroom, home to a bath with a shower over, serving the twin room and the single bedroom, with the latter featuring a double bed.

The master bedroom has a double and benefits from an en-suite bathroom with a separate bath and a walk-in shower.

You can enjoy alfresco breakfasts in the garden at the outdoor furniture while any pets you've brought along can stretch their legs.

Head out on walks right from your doorstep, reaching the magnificent shores of Carsington Water in around half a mile, you can travel around the whole lake via foot or bike, stopping at the Visitor Centre for a coffee and cake by the waters along the way.

Get active and book a fun watersporting activity on the lake like windsurfing or kayaking, creating some unforgettable holiday memories.

The neighbouring market town of Wirksworth is within walking distance too, and is a bustling hub of Derbyshire life, with fabulous local businesses selling tasty local produce for you to use in you self-catering dishes, as well as charming attractions like The Northern Light Cinema, an independently run picture house, and the Wirksworth Heritage Centre presenting the local history of the town and its quirky inhabitants.

Up in Matlock and Matlock Bath, delight in visiting the Heights of Abraham, Gulliver's Kingdom, and the Peak District Mining Museum, while heading right into the Peak District will bring you to excellent walking routes and trails, as well as some excellent cycling too.

For a holiday in Derbyshire to remember, choose 2 Miners Arms Cottages.

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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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