Walkers and cyclists are well catered for with nearby Carsington Water, High Peak, Monsal and Tissington Trails (cycle hire available). The reservoir provides a range of activities including sailing, windsurfing, fishing and canoeing.
The historic market town of Wirksworth is a mile down the hill with its cafes, pubs and antique shops. Known as “the gem of the Peak” it is a quirky, vibrant town with plenty to offer visitors. The narrow alleyways and distinctive architecture make it well worth exploring on foot. Visit the Wirksworth Heritage Centre to learn more about its fascinating history. There is a local market every Tuesday and a farmers’ market the first Saturday of the month. Annual events include Wirksworth Well Dressings in May and the Arts Festival in September.
Options for eating out range from country pubs to stylish restaurants. These include ‘Le Mistral’ bistro and ‘Peli Deli’ in Wirksworth; ‘Matlock Bath Balti’, ‘The Dining Room’ in Ashbourne and Bakewell’s delicious Italian restaurant ‘Felicini’. ‘Robinson’s Fish and Chips’ in Cromford is ever popular!
The region boasts an impressive industrial past. The nearby village of Cromford forms part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Stately homes such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall are all within easy reach.
Other local attractions include the National Stone Centre, Crich Tramway Museum, Caudwell’s Mill and Craft Centre and Buxton Opera House
For children there is Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park and The Heights of Abraham cable car ride at Matlock Bath, Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground, The National Trust Museum of Childhood at Sudbury Hall, Carsington Water Visitors Centre and playground. Alton Towers is around 45 minutes drive.
A truly delightful cottage lovingly restored in a popular area of Derbyshire.