The Croft ref: CC418017

Little Bolehill near Wirksworth, Matlock Area

3 Stars



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  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This rural retreat for two is down a quiet country lane and offers an architect - designed barn conversion with stunning views from the balcony onto the quaint town of Wirksworth in the Ecclesbourne Valley. A cosy studio , this conversion has a wood burning stove and under floor heating. Twenty minutes walk takes you into Wirksworth for shops, restaurants and take aways. Five minutes walk up the hill offers a friendly local pub serving home cooked food.
The Croft is a 300 year old former cow house and barn, now saved from collapse by the previous owner and renewed as a comfy holiday home. The property is on two floors; downstairs a dining kitchen and well appointed shower room, and upstairs a living area with a wood burning stove and double futon bed/ sofa. Perhaps its most interesting feature is the galvanised steel quadrant- shaped balcony, where guests can sit and have an alfresco drink whilst watching the sun go down, sitting at the bistro style table and chairs. The Croft is situated along a peaceful country cul de sac. It has its own private parking space and is totally separate from the owner’s house which is nearby. There is a wonderful variety of wildlife here, especially birds. At dusk tawny owls are often seen, and sometimes foxes and badgers too.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Kitchen/Diner: With table and chairs, electric halogen rings, combination microwave oven and fridge with ice box.
Shower Room: With WC, wash basin, shower and shaver point.
Spiral wooden staircase leads to.....

First floor

Studio Lounge/Bedroom Area: With futon/sofa bed, flat screen TV, DVD, wood burning stove, free view and radio/CD player

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Under floor heating and a portable oil filled radiator, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs and sticks included, remainder at £5 per basket.


Parking bay for 1 car.  Use of balcony with table two chairs and barbecue.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 Mile
  • Distance
    1 Mile
  • Restaurant
    1 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The Croft is ideally suited for a romantic break. A thirty minute stroll takes you to a local view point, Alport Heights, from which on a clear day you can see five counties. It is also an easy walk down through the fields to the picturesque and interesting old market town of Wirksworth.Other nearby attractions within driving distance include Matlock Bath, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Kedleston Hall, Carsington Water and the famous Peak district towns of Bakewell, Castleton with its Blue John mines, the Georgian spa town of Buxton, and Chesterfield with its crooked spire. The whole area is a paradise for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, with rock climbing at nearby Black Rocks and mountain bike hire for the HIgh Peak Trail at Middleton Top.
The town of Wirksworth is a charming place on the edge of The Peak District National Park, with literary connections with D H Lawrence and George Eliot. A centre for lead mining since Roman times, it is now populated by artists and craftspeople and has an internationally renowned Arts and Architecture festival every September. The town has shops, pubs, two small supermarkets, take aways and eating places including Mercia ’Le Mistral’ a French style wine bar. There are lots of nice walks and the owner provides OS maps of the area for your use during your stay as well as a local map of Wirksworth and lots of information on events, places to visit and walks in the general area. Other walks and cycle routes include the many miles of the High Peak trail and the 8 mile circuit of Carsington Water with its visit centre, refreshments, water sports and bird hides. The owner has more information available including walks to and around Shining Cliff Woods, Black Rocks, the local farm shop and The Barley Mow. A thoroughly unique property, featured in the Guardian newspaper for its style and good local pubs the Rising Sun, The Bear and the Malt Shovel.

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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Tuesday 23 July 2019 7 nights £ 435.00
Wednesday 24 July 2019 7 nights £ 435.00
Thursday 25 July 2019 7 nights £ 399.00
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