Pear Tree Cottage wraps its arms around you as soon as you enter the cosy beautifully furnished living room, not to mention the characterful kitchen! Enjoying an idyllic, elevated position in a peaceful corner of Wirksworth town, guests can enjoy the various amenities on offer in this pretty Peak District market town. From shops to restaurants, this little town, rightly called ‘the Gem of the Peak’ is nestled amidst the beauty of the surrounding landscape. There are various local pubs which provide an excellent stop after walking the Peaks. Outside is a delightful private garden, where you can enjoy the sunny seating area, which makes for a peaceful retreat after a long day exploring all that the wonderful Peak District has to offer.
The area around Pear Tree Cottage is called ‘The Puzzle Gardens’ and has the feel of a Cornish fishing village - a random patchwork of houses and gardens removed from traffic and noise. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient ‘jitties’ and courtyards of the Puzzle Gardens, or sitting on the bench in front of the cottage, with a drink, to take in its character.
Wirksworth is a small, charming market town situated just a few miles from Matlock, on the edge of the White Peak. It 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 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 are good walking routes all around. Well dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival in May, and a leading rural annual arts festival 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 keep you entertained. The town offers a leisure centre with a climbing wall and a small trainer swimming pool, an Eco 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 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver’s Kingdom. Only 2 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, with shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards away.
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Living room: With Morso wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, Lavazza coffee machine and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Joie travel cot, highchair and stairgate.
Rear garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a steep path leading up to the cottage.
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