About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
2 bedrooms, shower room, fitted kitchen, in a quiet location, with garden
Oxspring Cottage, sits on the hillside in the conservation area of Bolehill, a small hamlet overlooking Wirksworth. Its pretty enclosed garden has a patio and garden seats, the perfect place to sit and relax. It is about 10 minutes walk to the High Peak Trail for walking and cycling. A walk along the footpath through meadows will bring you into Wirksworth, a market town with interesting architecture, restaurants, unusual shops, and pubs. The cottage is 2 bedroomed with modern shower room and fitted kitchen, suitable for 3 adults (1 double bed 1 single bed.
Enjoy a perfect break with lovely walks from the doorstep or venture further afield by cycle or car. The walk down the High Peak Trail towards the Cromford Canal is pleasant and on limited days one can take a ride on the pretty barge. The National Stone Centre, Middleton Top (cycle hire) and Steeple Grange Light Railway are close by, as is Carsington Water for watersports activities, a visitor centre, birdwatching, walking, cycling and a restaurant. The situation of the cottage makes it easy to reach the White and Dark Peak areas as well as its own Derbyshire Dales. Roadside parking nearby on a no through road and in a nearby free car park. As there are a few steps down to property, this may not be suitable for the less able. No smoking on the premises. Wi-fi unavailable.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Gillian Laycock
We purchased the cottage as a bolt hole from the stress of work and came to realise how lovely the area is around. There is so much to do and even the Dark Peak area with its moorlands is a short drive away. We are new to this holiday letting site, but we know from past lettings that most people enjoy staying in the area and often return.
Why Gillian Laycock chose Wirksworth
Pretty relaxing garden, just the place to enjoy a good book, cup of tea or glass of wine, with the birds singing and hearing occasionally the gentle puffing of the steam trains in the valley.
What makes this Cottage unique
We fell in love with this little hamlet and its pretty stone cottages. The cottage has retained some of its original features, which adds to its charm.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quaint, cosy home from home
Delightful, compact cottage in a superb location for explorers with the added bonus of a wrap around garden. We stayed in October and enjoyed evening by lamplight and open fire but have vowed to return summer time to rest and dine in the enclosed garden. We had everything we needed and found the wealth of maps and local information very handy and we used it every day. It was comfortable, warm, well equipped and the pantry items, foil, salt, vinegar and the like help such a lot if you cook meals 'at home' as we do and don't need to bring every conceivable item. The cottage is clean, neat and welcoming with, in our opinion fabulous views of chimney pots, gardens, wonderful old houses and fields. We visited the area for industrial heritage, walks, views, shopping with peace and comfort to come home to and we had it all in bags. With a small dog or child this would be a superb accommodation having the pretty, enclosed and gated garden. If I was really pressed to say what I missed from our own semi-rural home I would say 3 things: a bird table visible from the kitchen door onto the side garden, wall lights or a reading lamp in the main downstairs room (we borrowed a bedroom lamp to aid reading the paper and planning next day), and a cat. We did not even miss the internet, and we have an 11 year old!!
Sweet cottage in lovely area
Comfortable, cosy, warm and well equipped cottage in a lovely area on the edge of the Peak District with easy access to many great walks and interesting places.
Comfortable, characterful, well equipped cottage in lovely surroundings.
The cottage is very well presented and had absolutely everything we needed. The welcome pack and local information were much appreciated and the position provided us with an excellent base for walking and exploring the area. We slept well and ate well! The pretty garden was a secure space for our Westie, a 'sun-trap' and a lovely relaxing spot for early evening barbecues. We had no difficulty parking nearby and enjoyed being able to walk to Wirksworth and Cromford. Other highlights included the Monday market at Bakewell and historical rail trip. Highly recommended!
a Derbyshire retreat
Oxspring cottage is a lovely little cottage which is well-equipped and comfortable.
It is only a short walk to Wirksworth where there are things to do if country walking from the door is not your choice.
Very pretty and well located for walks.
Property was very well set up with all the things provided for. All the directions for using the amenities was clearly provided.
Lovely little cottage
A really lovely place to stay while doing some walking. Had everything we needed and a few extras too such as a pint of milk, dog treats and chocolate. The garden is beautiful, a nice place to sit and relax after some serious hills! The double bed is exceptionally comfy. A very enjoyable stay.
Matlock Bath 4 miles Heights of Abraham/Cable Cars. Cromford Canal 2 miles cafes, canal trips, Arkwright Heritage Buildings, High Peak Pumping Station High Peak Trail and Black Rock - 10 minutes walk away Chatsworth House & Park Haddon Hall Ashbourne lovely market town 15 miles Chesterfield with its crooked spire and flea market on Thursdays Dovedale beautiful walking area Bakewell - riverside walks, market town, shops, cafes, museum Buxton - Theatre, Park, shops, museum
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until deposit received. Once final balance is received, the owner will confirm details of entry into cottage.