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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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.
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.
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.
On road parking. No smoking.
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