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The Coach House

(Ref. 1002611)

Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • everything (9)
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  • parking (7)

21 Customer Reviews

  • "Warm and cosy cottage ideally located in the middle of Wirksworth."

    We self catered and found everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely warm, characterful and cosy place to stay."

    Location is excellent. Nearby places to visit. Ideal for dog owners. So close to all amenities yet tucked away and quiet. Facilities are good, however missed not having a separate shower facility/downstairs toilet. Otherwise would highly recommend and would stay at the Coach House again!

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Oct 2023

  • "Well equipped with everything you need, very clean."

    Parking tight but no trouble to get in. Only thing we could have done with is a mat to go in bath as shower is hand held and can be a bit slippery. Town and countryside lovely lots to do and see,. Had a lovely time

    Reviewed by Pat4.7May 2023

  • "Very central location."

    Comfortable accommodation with everything you need. Very cosy and a good place to relax. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Feb 2023

  • "It was a lovely property."

    It was very homely, and you could that a lot of effort had been taken to make it so . We look forward to staying here again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Feb 2023

  • "Very comfortable accommodation."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very warm and cosy, everything we needed, clean and tidy."

    The warm cupboard for drying wet coats was very welcome.

    Reviewed by V5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our second visit to the Coach House and won't be our last, already looking for next year."

    Extremely comfortable, clean and welcoming. Great central location with parking.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved this cottage, really, really comfortable and had everything you would need for a short stay."

    The cottage is well positioned in the village with great amenities, including dog friendly pubs and lots of lovely walks a short drive away. The nearby meadow made up for a lack of garden and was perfect for early morning and evening toilet breaks. We loved chilling in the cottage in the evening after a busy day and the property owners had thought about that - plenty of board games, music system, books and freeview TV. We also felt our dog was welcome too, sometimes the number of restrictions made on dogs makes it really stressful ( trying to keep them off the furniture, wiping up muddy paws etc) but I got the impression the owners were dog lovers - they had spare bowls and a dog bed, with a request to try and keep dogs off the furniture but with the acknowledgement that dogs will be dogs. I would definitely recommend this cottage, and would most certainly return if we are holidaying in the area again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "It was only after we booked and paid that we had a note from Sykes explaining that the parking area might be a problem for larger vehicles."

    We have a VW Passat Estate (not the biggest of cars these days) and it was very tricky, not just to reverse though the gates into the driveway, because of parked cars opposite, but even more so to tuck the car tight up against the property to allow the neighbour (who has shared access and a garage opening onto the drive) to pass with their car. This would have been good to know in advance. Also Sykes only provided directions to the property from one direction despite the fact the owners had more detailed instruction inside the property. Would be good if Sykes published this on their website along with the owners suggestion of how to park. The Coach House itself was very warm and comfortable, beautifully furnished and well equipped, and we felt very much at home. The owners expressed a wish to know if anything else might be added that they missed ....It would have been good to have had a shaver point in the bathroom for rechargeable toothbrush and razor(or at least to have known in advance to bring manual ones). Also would have liked corkscrew and small tumblers for orange juice etc. All in all, lovely stay and Wirksworth was a good base for discovering the Peak District. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by David4.1Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property, spotlessly clean, with everything we needed and more."

    Nice to have plenty of good quality kitchen equipment. I'm sure its been mentioned before but all it lacked was a shower but we managed fine and wouldn't put us off from returning. Also very dog friendly with bowls etc and even a bed!! Dog friendly walking area a minute away which was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic location."

    It's very quiet, but close to the amenities of the town and the nearby countryside is stunning. I would be happy to recommend the Coach House.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.4Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, perfect location."

    It had everything we needed, lovely fluffy towels and nice bed linen. We would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Louize5.0Oct 2021

  • "Thank you - we had a lovely comfortable stay at The Coach House."

    The location is fantastic and the house stunning. The meadow just along from the house was great for walking the dog. Not to detract from the stay but just worth people being aware that parking a larger car is slightly awkward - it isn't the whole drive available as it seems from the photo.

    Reviewed by Rae4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Parking is great to have and really not difficult but there's plenty of spaces nearby if you don't mind a short walk. Everything in the town is close by as are other destinations. I wish we had been aware there was no shower as that, wasn't easy, we read there was a mixer tap so assumed we could hook it up somewhere and maybe a curtain.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Sep 2021

  • "Clean and tidy property, a good base to explore Derbyshire."


    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2021

  • "Stunning cottage in the heart of Wirksworth."

    Very comfortable and had everything we needed. Parking was good once we mastered the driveway. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Jul 2021

  • "A lovely clean well kept quirky property ideally located for the town , akeaways , pubs and walks"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2021

  • "The location of the Coach House suited us for walks around and beyond the town."

    Shops cafes and pubs all close by. We liked the unusual layout of the coach house especially the sitting room which was light and had two comfortable settees. Only the kitchen is compact but there is a separate dining area so that worked well. Our dog had a great time.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2020

  • "Our experience of the cottage was great."

    it was warm and comfortable, well located for the dog, and near so many attractions. As warned, parking was a bit of a struggle, but at least it had off street parking, other cottages we have used have involved a long walk to the nearest car park.

    Reviewed by N5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent property lovely and clean, very nice all round Thank you"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, wireless sound system, a selection of books, games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Private patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Centrally located in the Derbyshire Dales market town of Wirksworth, is this delightful stone-built barn conversion, The Coach House.

Pubs, shops, restaurants and many of the local amenities in the quaint and quirky locality are quite literally on your doorstep.

This heart-warming retreat has been renovated with a small family or couples in mind, offering a homely base for those wishing to take a tour of its surrounding areas.

On the ground floor the large double bedroom comes with a plush king-size bed for getting some much needed rest for the day ahead and a selection of useful furniture for storing your personal belongings.

The well equipped compact kitchen gives you plenty of scope for food preparation, gather with your home-cooked meals in the dining room, a relaxing space to bring out a board game or book on those quieter evenings, the useful drying cupboard in the entrance hall will take care of all your wet coats and muddy boots should the weather not be kind.

On the first floor, a second bedroom with two comfy single beds can be found, as can the family bathroom, containing a stylish roll top bath with traditional shower mixer tap, also upstairs is the bright, spacious living area where you will be able to glimpse a view of the town's historic church spire and onward to the beautiful surrounding countryside.

At the side of the property is a small, dog friendly patio area to sit out and enjoy a drink or two and just moments away you will find a peaceful meadow offering a pleasant retreat and convenient space to stretch the legs of your canine friend.

One thing for sure is that whatever your tastes and interests you'll never run out of things to see and do.

Stroll up to the Star Disk or Black Rocks to enjoy their imposing views, venture further out on foot along the High Peak trail, plan a nostalgic trip upon the Ecclesbourne Valley railway headquartered in the town, nearby Carsington Reservoir is a great place to hire a bike and spot the wildlife, partake maybe, in the plethora of water sports that are on offer there.

Take a short drive out to Cromford village and the bustling town of Matlock, stop off along the way to visit the world heritage site of the Derwent Valley Mills or the Heights of Abraham with it's exciting cable car ride and cavern tours, further afield, but not too far, are the magnificent stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, be sure to explore those must see scenic beauty spots like Dovedale and the Monsal Head within the Peak District National Park.

All in all, The Coach House is the perfect place to stay in order to access many of Derbyshire's finest sites.

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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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