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A Pretty Stone cottage, ideal for visiting Derbyshire Dales/White Peak area

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

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 and there is a trundle bed also in the small bedroom for a child.

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.

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Gillian Laycock
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

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 gently 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.


Wirksworth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Shower room (no bath) with toilet and wash hand basin, modern fittings
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double room with double Victorian style bed 1 Single bedroom with single bed plus trundle bed for a child, or a travel cot if needed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
This cottage is in an ideal position for anyone interested in railway heritage, as the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a few minutes walk away. There are also show caves around the Matlock and White Peak areas. The High Peak, Tissington and new Monsall Trails are within easy reach for cycling. The Peak District and Derbyshire Dales are beautiful - there are too many things to see and do, you may need to come to the area many times.


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A Pretty Stone cottage, ideal for visiting Derbyshire Dales/White Peak area
average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews

Quaint, cosy home from home

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet cottage in lovely area

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, characterful, well equipped cottage in lovely surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a Derbyshire retreat

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very pretty and well located for walks.

  • 5 of 5

Property was very well set up with all the things provided for. All the directions for using the amenities was clearly provided.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until deposit received. Once final balance is received, the owner will confirm details of entry into cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.