This is a delight of a cottage, set on a steep hill in the centre of the attractive Derbyshire town of Wirksworth, a few miles from popular Matlock.
A warm and welcoming atmosphere greets you upon entering this charming cottage, with access directly into the sitting room - a beautifully furnished space complete with an unusual woodburning stove and even a quirky suit of armour!
The sitting room enjoys character beams and also houses the dining area, so you can sit and enjoy breakfast together before heading out to explore the picturesque landscapes of the Peak District, or settle by the stove after a long day and relax.
The compact yet well-equipped kitchen leads on from the sitting room, and out to a tiny enclosed courtyard with patio furniture.
With the accommodation set across three floors, this lovely little cottage has fairly steep stairs, which are typical of a traditional terraced cottage of this style, and on the first floor they lead to the family bathroom with a half bath and a compact twin bedroom.
The second floor is home to the delightful double bedroom, complete with a window seat where you can relish some quiet time, get lost in a good book or simply sit back and watch the world pass you by.
With the village amenities on the doorstep, a wealth of wonderful walks within easy reach and plenty of delightful towns and villages to discover nearby, this is a charming, well-placed cottage to enjoy all through the year.
Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with half bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
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.