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The Sidings

(Ref. 923305)

Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice cottage and location."

    the only faults i found was the sloping ceiling in the bedroom.my wife had to be very careful getting out of bed and the shower was a bit small.[don't drop the soap] but i would stay again.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage for 2."

    We'll equipped. Owners friendly without being intrusive. Lots of walks from the door. Plenty of places to eat within walking distance

    Thank you Julie, lovely to ha e such great guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Ideal for a couple. Everything you need. Close enough to walk to local pubs. Lots of lovely walks.

    A bit late replying but thank you for your lovely feedback. It wad a pleasure to have you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2023

  • "The Sidings is a lovely cottage, comfortable and well maintained."

    It has its own unique character. Ideal for visiting the Peak District. A very easy walk into Wirksworth which only takes 10 minutes. Lovely shops and people. Shirley (owner) was welcoming and informative. We are very much hoping to return. Seeing the steam train pass by the cottage was an added treat. Thank you

    Thank you for your lovely review, Bev. It was great to have you and we look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BevDec 2022

  • "We received a very warm welcome from Shirley."

    The Sidings is a very cosy, comfortable place to stay. An easy walk into Wirksworth and lots of good walking from the doorstep. We enjoyed being able to see the steam train running past the house.

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2022

  • "Very relaxed break."

    Lovely clean and well equipped cottage, plenty of room for two, good shower (so many in other places are either weak and feeble or not hot enough) 10 minute walk to the town centre with cinema, several restaurants, shops and a preservation railway.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2022

  • "A lovely stay, ideal location in a cosy cottage."

    Lots of guest information and welcoming host.

    Reviewed by MaxineNov 2021

  • "The cottage/studio was exactly as advertised Wirksworth is a lovely village with ..."

    The cottage/studio was exactly as advertised Wirksworth is a lovely village with pubs and restaurants within walking distance had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at The Sidings."

    The cottage is in a quiet location which is convenient for the town, the heritage railway and many walking and cycling trails. The owners were very friendly and welcoming but not intrusive. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2021

  • "Walked from here most days using the minimap."

    Returned by bus occassionally. Expect some steep hills.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2021

  • "Beautifully designed modern cottage, well-equipped kitchen, great location, friendly & helpful owners - we'll be back!"

    WiFi limited while we were there , owners looking at ways to improve it (& up our stars for facilities to 5). The bench outside has been moved since an earlier review, now opposite the house's front door /next to & screened from owners' front door - catches the sun, and feels private while allowing an occasional catch-up. Lots of ingenious storage in the cottage- remember to check it all when you leave!

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2021

  • "The Sidings is small but is well appointed with pretty much everything you need."

    Space for storage is limited but we managed well for our week. The bed is very comfortable although access for the person laying on the left side is tricky. It is a quiet location; the preserved railway which runs along side only has a few trains per week and didn't impact us at all. The only negative for us was the futon sofa which we found extremely uncomfortable. Wirksworth is a nice small market town with the usual mix of shops, cafes, etc., and easy access to places of interest further afield. There are several good walks too.

    Reviewed by JudiMay 2021

  • "The cottage and hosts were lovely."

    Sykes as a company are sending way too much spam, and for example, sent automatic check out information - which we didn't need because we already knew it - on the wrong day of our stay. I want to be clear that the 'recommendation' score is about the Sykes experience, not the holiday cottage experience.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2021

  • "A wonderful place to stay, everything about it was good."

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2020

  • "What a gorgeous little treasure."

    Cosy, romantic and nicely hidden away but close enough to anything you might need. Cannot fault our holiday at The Sidings, in driving/walking distance of different walks and attractions, we particularly enjoyed our walk to the star disc, and blue lagoon. Great place for couples seeking time away from a busy life, in seek of peace and tranquility. The cottage itself is a lovely size, perfect for two, with everything you might need, we personally loved that the facilities enabled us to cook our own meals which made things extra special and romantic for us. Additionally the friendly owners are always on hand if needed, or if you seek any information for advice.

    Reviewed by CharleighFeb 2020

  • "The Sidings is a clean and cosy cottage."

    The owners are lovely and attentive if anything is needed. The location is perfect, about 7 minutes in to village centre and 10/15 minute walk from many walking trials. Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by MollieNov 2019

  • "I found The Sidings to be a very quiet and comfortable place to stay with everything you need to make yourself a home away from home."

    The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and very informative with lots of useful information about the local area of Wirksworth, and also the Peak District in general. The main purpose of my visit was to walk the Tissington & High Peak Trails and I found The Sidings the perfect location to access this area from. I would highly recommend a stay here to anyone and will certainly be returning myself at some point

    Reviewed by CraigMay 2019

  • "Very welcoming and cosy."

    me and my partner had an absolutely fantastic time and would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a quiet couples retreat.

    Reviewed by SamDec 2018

  • "Location was great."

    Was as explained in the listings.overall excellent.

    Reviewed by EddieNov 2018

  • "Just Lacking a bit storage space upstairs but not really a issue."

    The Cottage was lovely and quiet top marks

    Reviewed by NickAug 2018

  • "The Sidings is a wonderful place to explore the local area, Shirley the owner was a wonderful host and went out of her way to ensure everything was perfect."

    If you are a Railway enthusiast this the place to stay being right next to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, the upstairs window being the perfect place to sit and watch the trains go by. I throughly enjoyed my stay and will be returning at some point in the future for another visit

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2018

  • "Lovely property within walking distance of Wirksworth."

    Not as private as we expected as joined on to a property next door & facing the owners house but was a lovely relaxing break & the owners, Shirley & Kevin, were very helpful & friendly. Wirksworth is a lovely town & a great base for visiting places in the Peak District National Park.

    Reviewed by LeonieFeb 2018

  • "No it was what we needed quiet weekend break close to town."

    log fire great. wee birdies singing in morning. thinking of going again.

    Reviewed by StewartOct 2017

  • "Just as fabulous second time around."

    Cosy, comfortable little cottage. Excellent location. Breathtaking scenery straight from doorstep. HIghly recommended. will be back!!

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "The Sidings is the perfect peaceful hideaway for two."

    Immaculately presented, this cosy cottage contains all you could possibly want, and more, for a comfortable stay in a lovely part of the country. Owners Shirley and Kevin made us feel so welcome and have thought of everything with so many extra little touches which make all the difference. Clever storage is well thought out and a comfy bed ensures a great night's sleep. Quaint and quirky Wirksworth, a short and pleasant stroll away from the property, offers an abundance of amenities from shops to eateries to pubs and is a charming town. We have discovered a beautiful area which we intend to revisit at the earliest opportunity. We may even bring along the walking boots next time around!

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2017

  • "We were very happy in the Sidings."

    The owners were very attentive and helpful and obviously care very much about their holiday home, and make sure their guests are happy during their stay.

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2017

  • "We had a glorious week at the sidings and would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2016

  • "The Sidings has total wow factor."

    Wirksworth is a Gem. What else is there to say.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2016

  • "What a wonderful little cottage!"

    Had everything we needed. Great location, just a short walk into Wirksworth which is a beautiful village.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2016

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburner.
  • Electric panel heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven, 3-ring induction hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared off road parking for 1 car
  • Small patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 mins walk
  • Note: Restricted access to one side of double bed due to sloping ceiling, not suitable for persons over 6' 3"
  • Note: Property not suitable for children under 2 years of age
  • Note: This cottage is next to a heritage railway line with trains passing slowly up to a maximum of four times a day on certain days; therefore some associated noise may be experienced.

The property

Bijou, contemporary and cosy, this clever semi-detached conversion is a short stroll from the lovely little town of Wirksworth, on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire.

The owners of The Sidings, who live next door, have created a charming retreat, with great attention to detail and lots of thoughtful touches throughout.

There is a sociable open plan living space with a kitchen and a sitting area with sofa..

An open staircase leads to the first floor double bedroom and en-suite shower room.

The idyllic window seat is a lovely place to while away the time, gazing out to the Gilkin Hills.

The Sidings sits by the heritage railway, with the occasional steam train tootling by, adding to the atmosphere without being intrusive.

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

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

Rock climbing, cycling and walking of all levels can be enjoyed at nearby Black Rocks and High Peak Trail.

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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: Property not suitable for children under 2 years of age.

Note: There is a double futon downstairs for emergency flexible sleeping arrangements only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas