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25 St. Johns Street

Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1058766)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Quirky cottage in a great location."

    Really appreciated “welcome pack “ and the owner was friendly and helpful. Wirksworth is a lovely friendly town with great walking on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by RobApr 2022

  • "A wonderful week in Wirksworth."

    The cottage was well equipped with lots of character. We loved the upcycled furniture and the log burner. The enclosed courtyard was great for the dog and cleaning walking boots/trail shoes. Traffic was quite noisy in the day, but was quiet at night when it mattered. Great location, just a mile to High Peak Trail and a 15 min drive to the heart of the Peak District. Plenty to do over the course of a week.Wirksworth is a lovely little town and the locals were really friendly. Recommend The Feather Star pub for a pint of craft ale and good conversation. A quirky little place, great to take the dog.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in No."

    25. Again photos don’t do it justice. Cottage was super cosy and very well equipped. Great comfy beds and sofas. We had a great welcome pack from the owners on arrival of wine, biscuits, milk, just what we needed after our journey. Fresh flowers too in the kitchen (my Mum loved those). Great location on the high street. Wirksworth such a great friendly town, great pubs and eateries.We shopped locally at the two markets (Tuesday and Saturday)everything we needed on our doorstep. Fabulous walks out from Wirksworth and surrounding areas can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DawnNov 2021

  • "The cottage has everything we needed for both self catering and the general comfort of the accommodation."

    I don't think the photos on the website does justice to the overall look of the interior which has been done really tastefully with lots of quirky touches. The general comfort, both furniture and the beds, was absolutely fine so overall no complaints at all. Wirksworth is a really nice town, fairly quiet and uncommercialised, although the shops and cafes seem to open [or not] at odd times and close when they feel like it, but better that than be over-commercialised like the packed hellhole Bakewell was when we visited. All in all we thoroughtly enjoyed our week and will definitely return

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "We had a fab weeks holiday at this accommodation!"

    Small touches as in biscuits, wine and tea and coffee was very much appreciated. Contact with the owners was consistent and very informative and we very much enjoyed our holiday. The property was exceedingly clean, very well decorated and all info was clearly available. We would definitely stay here again and in such a fab location. Thank you for making our holiday everything we could wish for!

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2021

  • "A lovely modern, well presented, immaculate cottage in an idyllic location."

    I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2021

  • "Superb house with everything you could possibly want, Wirksworth is a great town, walk out the door, with great Pubs and restaurants, cafes on the doorstep, and yet great walks also on your doorstep."

    stairs not suitable for mobility problems, otherwise faultless.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "A great little town - full of character and characters."

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Just spent a lovely week at this quirky cottage."

    Everything we could possibly need was there including some freebies left by the owner who was easy to contact if needed. Very impressive bathrooms and We were pleasantly surprised at the very private patio area outside. A vast improvement on how it looks on the photo. Just a word of caution. The stairs in the property are very steep and probably not suitable for very young children or for anyone with mobility problems. The cottage is very central& quite near the market place with a variety of pubs, cafes and shops and we found the local people to be very friendly and also lots of lovely walks directly out of Wirksworth.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2021

  • "The holiday letting was lovely and quirky and our stay at the property was very enjoyable."

    Just two things let the property down: 1. There was only one exit to the building, as the front door to the property had been blocked off. 2. The double bed on the top floor had chunky pillars at the end corners which caught your legs when you walked passed.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Wonderful stay in a lovely cottage."

    Had all the things we needed for a cosy few days. I would say the description isn’t exaggerating about the steep stairs, but the kitchen had more than the basics, sofas were comfy, fire was lovely in the colder evenings, bedrooms were a good size and bathrooms wouldn’t have been out of place in a high end hotel. The village is friendly and has a good assortment of pubs and restaurants for its size. We had some really good food and drink during our stay. That hosts were super easy to communicate with and provided really useful local suggestions - they were also super quick and helpful when a fuse tripped and got it sorted within the hour. Overall - we would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: first floor - 1 x super-king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), shower room with shower, basin and WC; second floor - 1 x double with en-suite roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area with woodburning stove and lounge area
  • Gas central heating plus woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free parking available in town on first come, first served basis
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Rear courtyard garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Cottage has steep stairs throughout, care to be taken
  • Note: Property on main road so some associated road noise can be heard
  • Note: Secondary glazing has been installed to both front bedroom windows

The property

A charming end-terrace cottage set in the lovely market town of Wirksworth.

This quirky property is a unique blend of contemporary and cool upcycled furniture and fixtures creating a lovely holiday accommodation for couples or small families.

Set over three floors, it offers two beautifully decorated double bedrooms, with super comfy beds and painted wooden floors, two bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower, one with a luxury roll-top bath.

The first-floor bedroom offers flexible sleeping arrangements as a double or twin room.

The open plan living area on the ground floor is very sociable, with its well-equipped, beautifully designed kitchen with quarry tile flooring and woodburning stove with stone surround, the dining area opens into a comfortable lounge area with two sofas.

Outside, you will find a sheltered courtyard with handy bike storage.

Wirksworth is a charming and busy market town and is one of the oldest in this part of the Peak District, where you can find an award-winning restaurant, fine real ale pubs, independent shops that sit alongside two butchers and St Mary’s, a magnificent parish church.

There are plenty of scenic walks and cycling trails on offer around the Derwent Valley and White Peak, with cycling at Carsington Water and the High Peak Cycle Trail very close by.

The beautiful, historic houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are nearby as well as the popular town of Matlock Bath, located on the river Derwent and surrounded by woodland, rolling hills and cliffs.

Formerly a spa town and famous for its connections with Sir Richard Arkwright and the cotton trade, nowadays Matlock Bath offers a selection of pubs and shops, plus attractions like the World Heritage Site of Arkwright's Cromford Mill, the adventure-filled Gulliver's Kingdom, the Peak District Mining Museum and Heights of Abraham, where a cable car ride allows you to take in the exceptional Peak District views in style, before you get the chance to explore its show caves, nature trail, and Owl Maze.

The towns of Matlock, Chesterfield and Bakewell, resting within the Peak District National Park, are all within easy reach.

25 St. Johns Street is a fantastic base for a rural retreat in Derbyshire.

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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. The town is full of character with many buildings of architectural interest, including its magnificent parish church of St Mary’s.
Thriving independent grocery stores sit alongside a popular zero waste shop, gift shops and two butchers with a strong local food ethic.
The weekly Tuesday market and monthly farmers' market (first Saturday of the month) provide local produce, coffee and crafts.
Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient “jitties” and courtyards of the Puzzle Gardens up above the Market Square, leading to the Star Disc with fantastic views high above the town. Visit 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 in September with an amazing Art & Architecture Trail, showcasing contemporary art and international performers of every kind.
The award winning Le Mistral Bistro along with a range of pubs – do not miss micro pub The Feather Star – a range of cafes and takeaways and an independent cinema are all within walking distance.
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.
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.
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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