Fryers Cottage ref: UK12639

Wirksworth, Matlock Area

4 Stars

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Sleeps
3
Sleeps
Bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
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FRI,MON
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 

Description

The minute you walk through the door into the beautifully designed kitchen, you will be amazed at how every little detail of this end-terraced cottage has been carefully thought through to make your holiday a truly memorable one. The cosy living room boasts a feature stone fire surround with a wood burner to cosy up to on those cold winter evenings. A lovingly furnished single bedroom and a double bedroom, along with a modern bathroom, can be found on the first floor.

Situated just a few miles from Matlock, Wirksworth is a small, charming market town on the edge of the Peak District. The town itself is brimming with characterful buildings, many of architectural interest, including a wonderful parish church. Why not enjoy the ancient ’jitties’ and courtyards of the puzzle gardens, along with the heritage centre and wonderful railway. The town is full of wonderful delis, butchers and bakers and boasts a strong local food ethic. There is also a weekly market held in the town centre as well as a monthly farmers market to explore.

In September Wirksworth hosts an annual arts festival with an amazing art and architecture trail that showcases international performers and contemporary art of all kinds. Local restaurants and bistros offer a range of places to eat and Wirksworth even has its own independent cinema! Nearby you will be amazed at how much there is to explore, such as delightful countryside including Carsington Water, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail to name but a few.

If you can pull yourself away from Wirksworth you are within easy reach of the spa town of Matlock alongside the River Derwent, a vibrant tourist area with show caverns, pleasure gardens and petrifying wells to be seen. Downriver lies Matlock Bath, an historic village set in a steep limestone gorge with whitewashed cottages perched along the hillside.

Closer to the river you will find a more touristy atmosphere with a plethora of attractions, including the Heights of Abraham with superb views, and a cable car to take you to the top! In the grounds there are refreshments, picnic areas, a children’s playground and wooden walks with two caverns to explore. You will find some of the most beautiful historic houses around this area, including Chatsworth House and Gardens, Haddon and Hardwick Halls to name but a few. Also well worth visiting is the market town of Bakewell, where you can sample a pudding or two! Shop 350 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV with Netflix, Now TV, Amazon Prime, and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and Freeview TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and beams.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included (Oct-April). Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Wirksworth
  • Shops
    350 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Cromford
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    2.8 miles
  • Lake
    2 miles

About the local area

Situated just on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, the former spa town of Matlock alongside the River Derwent, is a vibrant shopping and tourist area with Victorian architecture, petrifying wells, show caverns and pleasure gardens including most notably Hall Leys Park which provides various leisure and sporting facilities right in the centre of town.

Situated just on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, the former spa town of Matlock alongside the River Derwent, is a vibrant shopping and tourist area with Victorian architecture, petrifying wells, show caverns and pleasure gardens including most notably Hall Leys Park which provides various leisure and sporting facilities right in the centre of town.

Downriver lies Matlock Bath. This historic village is set in a steep-sided limestone gorge with whitewashed cottages perched along the hill side. Nearer the river a more `touristy' atmosphere prevails with its many attractions from museums and cafes to souvenir shops. On the western side of the gorge is the Heights of Abraham which is popular with visitors due to its superb views and amenities, including restaurant, picnic area and caf�. A cable car can be taken to the top from Matlock Bath railway station.

Between Matlock and Matlock Bath is High Tor, a broad limestone cliff rising some 400 feet above the River Derwent. Around High Tor there is a network of paths suitable for exploring the area and from which to experience the spectacular views. In the grounds below there are refreshment facilities, picnic areas, children's playground, wooded walks and two caverns.

Carsington Water is ahuge draw for outdoor enthusiastswith outdoor activities including walking, cycling, fly fishing, birdwatching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing all available. Situated in Asbourne and within easy reach of the Peak Districtit has a sailing club next door to the Visitor Centre and cycle hire. Fly fishing is available from the bank and from boats that can be hired from the Fishing Lodge. There is plentiful car parking and for young children there is a children's playground.

To the south is the market town of Wirksworth, which is one of the oldest towns in the area, with a central marketplace in which markets have been held since the reign of Edward I. Here visitors will find many fine old buildings of great character including a magnificent Jacobean house known as Babington House. The town is now a small bustling and thriving local centre with a selection of shops and pubs.

Things to do nearby

Chatsworth House

Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

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