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The Old Post Office

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Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely character cottage in a lovely location ideal for our family gathering."

    The owner was super helpful with clear instructions for everything -had a great time

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2023

  • "Friendly host, very good communication and instructions."

    House is lovely and has everything you could need. It's quirky facing sidewards to the road, but we had a very comfortable stay. High peak trail is lovely for a walk and there are plenty of nice puns nearby. Recommend the Hope and Anchor for Sunday lunch and lovely vegan options

    Thank you so much for the 100/100 review and we are delighted you enjoyed the house and the beautiful local area. We would love to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2023

  • "Very helpful Neil sourced a tea pot and extra towels for us as soon as he realised we needed them for our stay."

    We couldn't get 'live' TV only catch up so be prepared and come with your logins. There was only minimal loo roll left and no kitchen roll so bring spares if you have a large party.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback and it was a pleasure assisting where I could. All TVs in the house are connected to the satellite dish and should receive live TV. It is a shame I was not aware of an issue as I could have resolved as it could have been to do with the recent storms. I will look into it shortly. Spare toilet roll and kitchen roll are kept at the house also which I can direct guests to should it be required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2023

  • "We loved the welcome basket and the really quick response time to my questions about equipment."

    Neil arranged for hairdryers and a weighing scale to be delivered while we were there! That's customer service. The dishwasher did fail and although Neil gave us advice we couldn't use it but this did not stop us having a lovely time for our granddaughter's birthday.

    Thank you for this feedback and it was a pleasure hosting you and your family. The dishwasher is being repaired today ready for your next weekend stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarthaSep 2023

  • "Loved our stay at 'The Old Post Office', beautiful house and location."

    Lovely large rooms with everything needed for a stay away from home. Thank you

    Thank you so much for the 100/100 review it means so much to us. We are delighted you loved the house and location and would love to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquiJul 2023

  • "What a gorgeous property to have stayed in."

    Everything you would ever need. Kitchen was brilliant, very well equipped. Welcome hamper was a bonus. Plenty of space for everyone to be together or have space on their own. Hot tub is a great asset. We used this as a complete rest for a few days (Hubby took kids to Alton Towers so I relaxed on my own with the dogs). We only had 4 nights but wish we had longer. The four poster bedroom and bathroom are beautiful. All the rooms are great. The owner was very friendly. Even though its on a main road its very private and quiet. We will definitely return. Thank you for sharing your house with us

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 feedback and we are really pleased you have enjoyed your stay at The Old Post Office. We would love to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GregJul 2023

  • "We rented the old post office as a family due to hiking around the area."

    When we arrived the house seemed fine rooms were tidy. Once we settled we noticed there was no toilet paper in any of the bathrooms and we weren't advised to bring our own. Doors on the bedrooms didn't fully close. There were stains on the bed sheets. The hot tub had green water and was filthy inside, this meant we didn't even use the hot tub as it was disgusting. The shower drain was blocked, so the moment you spent longer than 2 minutes in the shower it was flooding over the shower tray onto the floor. The beds were uncomfortable as too hard, but that is just personal preference. These factors ended up making our stay disappointing as there was many good reviews, it was just a shame we didn't experience it. Worked out very expensive for what we experienced especially as the hot tub was the main reason we rented the house, to chill in after our hike but we couldnt even use it.

    I was very sorry to read your feedback and regret, despite my personal details being provided, that I was never informed of any issues and so couldn't take any actions. All issues mentioned were easy fixed for the next changeover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing and the description very accurate."

    Despite being on the Main Street in the village the house was very quiet. The rooms were a good size for all 10 of us, we never felt cramped and all comfortably fitted round the table or on the huge settee in the lounge. The kitchen was very well kitted out even for my foodie husband. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms worked well with good quality linen and towels. As the front isn’t on the main road (which we thought it was beforehand) using the hot tub was great fun and safe. A great position in the Peak District - easy to reach many of the attractions in the area. We all loved our break and wished we could have had more time to spend there.

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 review and your kind words about the Old Post Office. We would love to welcome you back any time, it was a real pleasure hosting you and your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChloeJul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the old post office."

    The cottage is incredible. Spacious, comfortable and really well done out with lots of nice touches. Welcome pack was lovely and the rooms all have throws and it just feels really cosy. We also enjoyed having use of the hot tub. We had great communication before and during stay with the owner and would def like to come back and stay again. Highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 score. We really want our guests to feel at home when staying and we are so happy you had a great time. Communications with our guests is vital to us as we want to ensure all is as it should be and that guests are happy and enjoying their staycation. We would love to welcome you and your party to The Old Post Office again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2023

  • "The Post office is in a great location to visit a range of places."

    The owner was very helpful and accommodating. There was a lovely, varied welcome pack on arrival. The kitchen is a great size and it is very well equipped. There is plenty os space to seat people in the lounge.

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 and it was a pleasure to host you. We are really happy you enjoyed the village location and proximity to local attractions and our welcome pack. We do pride ourselves on a very warm welcome for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2023

  • "Our group of 6 adults and 4 young children (age range 2 to 74) plus a dog thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay."

    Rooms were well equipped and beds comfortable. The hot tub was well appreciated by all, except of course the dog. The owner was in contact before our stay and made it known he was on hand to sort out any difficulties that may have arisen. We would definitely return if we decided to visit that area again.

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 score it means very much to us. It was a pleasure hosting your family and we looking forward to welcoming you back to The Old Post Office in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2023

  • "It was a really nice house and the owners were very helpful and accommodating."

    The rooms were nice and big and good for a family stay.

    Thank you so much for this feedback and we are so pleased you and your family had a great staycation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2023

  • "We had a great stay at the old post office."

    The communication with the owners was great and the house was in great condition with everything we needed. We had two young children with us and the property provided everything we needed making it easy for us. Would definitely recommend

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 review it means so much to us. We are so glad you had such a great time and we would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KirstieMar 2023

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, basin, WC and bidet, 1 x king-size with woodburning stove, 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x double with single bunk overhead
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with Smart TV
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor boot room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer (50/50), washing machine and dishwasher
  • 4 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars and roadside parking
  • Front patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved, medium dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is a step between the kitchen & dining room
  • Note: The lower-ground-floor is home to a boot room and a dog wash area
  • Note: Step free access to the cottage from the side entrance

The property

Wirksworth 1.8 miles.

Tucked away in the charming village of Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire, is this historic stone-built cottage that serviced as the village post office from the 1800s until 2014.

Enjoying a superb location on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park, set on the High Peak Trail with plenty of scenic walks and cycle routes available right from your front door, The Old Post Office is a fantastic choice for larger families, multi-generational families and groups of friends who want to bring along their canine companions.

The property benefits from three off-road parking spaces, a front patio with furniture, barbecue and a hot tub, perfect for alfresco dining on warmer days, or a long soak after a day of exploring.

On the lower ground floor is a boot room just perfect for safe storage of bikes.

On this floor you will also find a fully plumbed doggy wash station, boot storage and drying area.

On the ground floor, you will find a large fully-equipped kitchen with double oven for whipping up your best dishes, ready to enjoy at the dining table as you toast to an unforgettable holiday.

After dinner, make your way through to the sitting room, where you can relax on the plush seating in front of a much-loved film on the large 4K Smart TV, as your pooches take up their favourite spot in front of the crackling woodburning stove.

Completing the ground floor is a handy cloakroom and WC for your convenience, and a lovely king-size bedroom, ideal for those with limited mobility.

Head upstairs, where you will find a well-appointed shower room with double length power shower for washing away the day’s adventures, as well as three further beautifully decorated king-size bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, and another with woodburning stove, along with a double with single bunk over to give you ultimate flexibility.

The two master bedrooms upstairs also feature 4K Smart TVs.

Wander through the village, where you can have a cold drink at The Nelson Arms just a few doors up or enjoy a meal at The Rising Sun and enjoy leisurely strolls through Middleton Moor.

Continue onto Wirksworth, where you can tour the Wirksworth Heritage Centre, visit the National Stone Centre, hike up to the Black Rocks which offer superb views at their top, dine at a wide variety of restaurants, including Hope & Anchor, Le Mistral, and Saint Betti, or sample local ales at the microbrewery and good selection of pubs.

From here, you can easily reach the popular village of Carsington, Hopton, and Carsington Water, where you can wander through the countryside with alpacas, dine at The Miners Arms, try your hand at a plethora of watersports, or enjoy wildlife rich walks around the lake.

The next village along is Cromford, the UNESCO World heritage site as the birthplace of the industrial revolution and Matlock Bath, home to the Heights of Abraham, Gulliver’s Kingdom children’s theme part or venture further onto Chatsworth, Bakewell and the beautiful Buxton.

All this and more awaits at The Old Post Office.

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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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Note: There is a step between the kitchen and dining room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas