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Tower Cottage is a detached 3 storey stone cottage for up to 4 guests

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The cottage has a double and a single bedroom (with pull out bed) and a first floor shower room. There is a fully fitted kitchen and a sitting room with log burning stove. There is a patio garden, bike store and terraced gardens around the house with hill views. The cottage is a few minutes walk from Wirksworth town centre up a street called The Dale. It sits just off the road down a short footpath. Free roadside parking is available nearby on The Dale.

Sorry, no pets and the steep steps and terraced gardens will present accessibility issues for infirm guests and young children must be closely supervised. We can take no responsibility for any falls or accidents.

When we first set our eyes on the cottage we fell in love with it. We christened it Tower Cottage as everyone who has seen it, says it's like a little tower... which it is.

The cottage is in a beautiful & quiet location tucked away up 'The Dale', which is one of the oldest parts of Wirksworth. It is rare to find such peace in a town dwelling, with virtually no traffic in the vicinity and yet just minutes away, the activities and amenities of a bustling market town. We don't know much about the history of the cottage yet but it was probably a miner's or quarry man's cottage, like many of those around it. It has been lovingly restored to modern standards, with double glazing & good insulation, whilst retaining original features. We have decorated the cottage with a mix of old and new and reflected the colours and images of nature and the stunning Derbyshire Dales and Peaks.

Please note the second bedroom is on the ground floor next to the living room and the main bedroom is 2 flights of stairs away on the second floor and so children sleeping downstairs will be some way from you. The second flight of stairs are steep and have a tight turn and so may prove tricky if you have mobility issues.

Wirksworth is famous for its quirky alleyways, jittys and ginnels - a network of walkways that run between the houses, perched perilously on the edges of the old quarry workings. Many say 'The Dale' area reminds them of a Cornish fishing village but without the sea.

So, come and visit our cottage and explore for yourselves and let the stresses of life just slip away!

More Details

Karen Hodgson
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2017

About Karen Hodgson

We love the countryside, the weather, the wild places, Just have the right clothes and who needs scorching Mediterranean sun that just drains your energy. (Ok, yes, it is also good to feel the warmth on your skin).

But we feel that Great Britain has so much to offer the holiday maker and explorer and despite living here in Derbyshire for many years we are still excited by the new places and amazing landscapes that we discover. We love history and the quirky and the people that make up this world and nature too and we feel passionate about the land and nature and people living in harmony and living well and caring.

I've not thought too much about how to word this - just let it flow. I like to feel alive and so I run the fells and Richard runs the fells fast! I like to feel alive because in 2006 I was so lucky to have a heart transplant after many years of living with a degenerating heart condition that was about to see me off! I want people to learn to live for and value this life and their loved ones and make the most of every second.

Karen Hodgson purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Karen Hodgson chose Wirksworth

We though very hard about having a holiday cottage and decided that if it gives those not living in the countryside the chance to have an affordable holiday in a beautiful place and connect with the countryside then it has many benefits. We use our cottage often as well, whenever it is free and we do everything we can to contribute to the local community and the local economy.

What makes this cottage unique

The market town of Wirksworth ('The Gem of The Peak') is of considerable historical interest and is a popular location for the exploration of the Peak District. Its uniqueness and friendliness make it one of the most appealing and fascinating towns in area. There are fabulous walks from the door, a leisure centre, individual local shops, farmers market on the first Saturday of each month, restaurants, tea rooms, bistro, several public houses, an independent cinema and a heritage centre.


Wirksworth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room - toilet , shower
  • The shower room is on the first floor. The washing machine is located in the cupboard in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , This bedroom is on the top floor and is up steep stairs
    Twin bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Trundle bed underneath can be used as 2 singles or a double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking


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Tower Cottage is a detached 3 storey stone cottage for up to 4 guests
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Quirky charming cottage in lovely location

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We loved our stay at this quirky and charming cottage just off the market place in the small market town of Wirksworth. Tower cottage is on three floors and has a courtyard with seating area on a level area and then a lovely garden with steps up to different levels with further seating areas and fabulous views over roof tops and the surrounding countryside. Very well equipped, comfy sitting room with woodburner, the top floor bedroom is very attractive but note the stairs are quite steep. No trouble parking on road nearby with some spaces off road. Various eating places in easy walking distance of the cottage. A great place to stay in the lower part of the Peak District.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
East Midlands airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Black's Head
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Le Mistral
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The property is off the street and reached via a short footpath and passage called Bowling Green Alley.
Free parking is available on the road side within 25m.
The property is over 3 floors with steep stairs to the second floor so will not suit infirm guests.
The gardens are steeply terraced so are not suitable for unsupervised young children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.