Pear Tree Cottage ref: UK4086

Wirksworth, near Matlock, Matlock Area

4 Stars

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
Bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 

Description

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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Accommodation details

Ground floor

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.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

Second floor

Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Joie travel cot, highchair and stairgate.

Miscellaneous

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.
  • Nearest town
    Matlock
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • 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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