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Stunning Scandinavian Boutique Cottage Retreat with Rolling Countryside Views

Wirksworth, Derbyshire, UK
  • Cottage322 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Unique 135-year old Character Cottage in Wirksworth, Peak District, Derbyshire - A real tucked away retreat - Nearby Pubs, Cafes And Boutiques and Walks from the Door

Trust the reviews and book this 5* cottage for a relaxing and luxurious stay. A wonderful cottage in a peaceful countryside location with rolling countryside views, and great walking and cycling straight from the door. Enjoy the fantastic sunny garden with birds tweeting and cows parading on the field opposite. This bijoux little cottage with Scandinavian influenced design and top quality fittings throughout is lovingly restored with plenty of character features.

Warm and welcoming it has everything you need for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Included is everything you could possibly need free Wi-Fi, top quality bedlinen and towels, DVDs, books, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, espresso coffee machine. Interiors are carefully chosen to create a peaceful and comfortable retreat. South-facing sunny cottage garden outside offers a chance to sit and watch the wild birds and butterflies and enjoy a glass of wine or a good book whilst watching the sun go down.

Located in a picture perfect quirky town of Wirksworth with a walk away from range of independent shops, boutique art-house cinema, monthly farmers market, french bistro, local delicatessen, annual arts festival, micro-pub selling records and local ales, antique shops and country pubs. Wirksworth is an ideal place for a local relaxing stay, or to venture further into hills of the Peak District.

There are lots of great country walks straight from the door into the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, and historical houses like Chatsworth and Haddon Hall a short drive away. Plenty of National Trust properties nearby, such as beautiful Ilam Hall and estate to walk along the river and woodland, and to visit Dovedale for an ice-cream and a picnic by the stepping stones.

Hillside Cottage offers a peaceful, calming, spacious and airy double bedroom on first floor with exposed beams, high ceiling and a skylight window letting in lots of natural light and sunshine. A comfortable and chic Laura Ashley king-size bed with a lovely coil sprung mattress with memory foam top, luxurious mattress topper, fluffy pillows and high quality cotton bed linen for a peaceful sleep. Next to the bedroom there is a beautiful and stylish modern bathroom with freestanding sink and powerful shower, as well as nice fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries.

Downstairs has a fully equipped kitchen with high quality Smeg appliances, including dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine, and plenty of supplies for cooking and baking.

The cottage has everything you need for a perfect holiday and all the little extras like hair dryer, ipod dock, ironing board, Wi-Fi, DVD player, internet enabled TV and books to read. A home away from home. Guests often comment how spotlessly clean the cottage is and what an amazing tucked away retreat feeling it has.

The sunny South facing garden is a real suntrap with all day sunshine and lots of wild birds and butterflies. There is a table and chairs to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy a sunset. In the autumn you can watch the beautiful autumn colours of the trees on the fields opposite. In the winter you might be lucky to get amazing snowy fields or a frosty morning views from the cottage. This is a beautiful tucked away little cottage. Just bliss.

Wirksworth provides an ideal base to explore the Peak District at any time of the year, with plenty of walks straight from the front door and close proximity to High Peak Trail and Carsington Water for cycling, canoing and walking, as well as close to stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. It is easy to just enjoy a lazy day in the town sampling great cake and coffee in ‘Coffee Drop’ cafe with a newspaper and a stroll around the quirky and historic narrow lanes and streets of Wirksworth. St Mary’s Church, the Star Disc and the old hidden footpaths around The Dale and Greenhill for local heritage and architecture.

Plenty of cultural activity in the town with an annual arts festival, open gardens, spring carnival, well dressings, open air cinema screenings and music nights in the pubs.

Wirksworth has fantastic amenities with independent shops, butchers, bakeries, antique and vintage shops, cafes, micro-brewery and a French restaurant and local pubs. A boutique cinema 'Northern Light' offers a great night out with tapas platters and organic wines and beers available. A weekly town market, local deli, ‘Traidlinks’ Fairtrade shop and a monthly Farmers market ensure you can sample tasty food & drink from local suppliers with lots of fair-trade, organic and local goods.

Hillside Cottage is located in Gorsey Bank, a short walk away from town centre. Gorsey Bank is a delightful hamlet of character homes located just on the outskirts of Wirksworth, overlooking the town. Many of the homes were built for the employees of Providence Mill, once a hive of industry, where narrow red tape to bind legal documents was produced. Gorsey Bank has a web of paths and walkways leading in and around this historic site.


Tiina Hill

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Tiina Hill

We are a family living in Wirksworth with an enthusiasm for the outdoors and the cultural life. Wirksworth provides the perfect base for both! We love the artist community in Wirksworth, the annual arts festival and all the other creative activity that takes place. We are always happy to give you ideas for places to visit, or to go walking and cycling. I love fell running and walking in the hills, and my husband loves his collection of mountain and road bicycles and likes to get out mountain biking in the Peak District at every opportunity. The cottage has lots of maps and books for ideas on where to go. We very warmly welcome you here and happy to help you make the most of your stay.

Tiina Hill purchased this Cottage in 2009

Why Tiina Hill chose Wirksworth

We lovingly renovated the cottage a few years ago, and have spent happy times there ourselves and now want to let other people enjoy the magical countryside spot. I always feel that Hillside Cottage is a very happy beautiful cottage with the beautiful sunlight it gets and the great suntrap garden with lots of birds and butterflies.

What makes this Cottage unique

The cottage has an amazing tranquility and peace about it as it has a Scandinavian influenced beautiful decor, and has views of hills and fields. The garden offers a perfect opportunity for watching the evening sunset with a glass of wine, or enjoy the frosty views in the winter.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Peaceful, spacious and airy double bedroom with exposed beams, high ceiling and a skylight window letting in lots of natural light and sunshine. A comfortable and chic Laura Ashley king size bed with a lovely coil sprung mattress, luxurious mattress topper, fluffy pillows and high quality bedlinen for a peaceful sleep.


        • 0 Bathrooms
        • Shower room 1
        • Beautiful and stylish modern bathroom with freestanding sink and powerful shower. Nice fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries. It features the best views in the cottage!

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Rural
          • Town
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Fireplace
                      • Heating
                        Gas central heating with a thermostat. Full heating included in rental.
                      • Internet
                        Free wi-fi access for guests.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Living Room
                        Tastefully decorated and furnished lounge has a cosy bijoux feeling with a feature fireplace. Perfect for a quiet and peaceful evening inside. Equipped with Wi-fi, a flat screen television, a Blue-Ray DVD player . Perfect for a calm and relaxing evening.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Complimentary high quality towels provided.
                      • Tumble Dryer
                        Washer dryer
                      • Washing Machine
                        Washer dryer
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Cafetiere and espresso maker.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped kitchen with all th facilities, including Smeg hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine and freezer. It's got everything you need.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Fully equipped kitchen - with everything you could possibly need.
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Oil, salt, pepper and spices
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • Books
                                    Selection of magazines and books.
                                  • DVD Player
                                    with internet applications, such as BBC iplayer.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Radio and ipod dock
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        South facing garden with countryside views, wild birds and butterflies. It has table and chairs to sit with a glass of wine and to enjoy the sunset. The garden gets all day sunshine.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Little Bodum barbeque in the outhouse. Bring your own coal.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • caves
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • spelunking


                                                              • High quality towels and bedlinen are included. The cottage is equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday. It has all the little extras like hair dryer, ipod dock, wi-fi, coffee machine, ironing board, washing machine, freezer, books to read. A home away from home. Other: Guests often comment how spotlessly clean the cottage is and what an amazing tucked away retreat feeling it has. A great base for exploring the area at any time of the year.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                45 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Delightful little cottage, wonderful stay.

                                                                Johannes A.

                                                                This is a very beautiful little place which feels safe and very clean and has been refurbished to a very high standard. The owner was most helpful and pleasant and I would love to spend some time here again. Highly recommended.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for coming and pleasure to help where I can.

                                                                All the best, Tiina

                                                                Lovely cottage in peaceful setting

                                                                Sophie B.

                                                                The cottage was very cosy and comfortable. It was very clean and had all the facilities we needed. Tiina was very helpful and welcoming in her correspondence. Highly recommended.

                                                                SUPER COSY COTTAGE

                                                                LORRAINE G.Kent

                                                                A really lovely clean, well looked after cottage. Plenty of extras we were not expecting. Coffee, teabags, milk, salt, oil, pepper, spices etc. Lots of tea towels, toilets rolls and dishwasher tablets. There is even a washer/drier. You can temporarily park just 10 yards away to unload the car, then drive to the bottom of a short hill to park. Quite a long walk into Wirksworth town, we used the car. Loads of leaflets and information on what to in the cottage. Would definitely come again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your lovely review and for coming.

                                                                It is 0.7miles into the middle of the town, but the benefit of being on the hillside is that you get fantastic views over the town and surrounding hills and it is nice and peaceful.

                                                                Hope to see you again.

                                                                All the best


                                                                Charming cottage in an individual town


                                                                Everything you would want in a holiday cottage.

                                                                Comfy, well located and well equipped

                                                                david Jeal

                                                                Great place to stay in a lovely part of the peak district.

                                                                very high standard

                                                                Keri M.

                                                                A wonderful cottage, highest level of cleanliness we've experienced, all amenities provided, stunning views and beautiful garden. A perfect stay, thankyou to our kind hosts, Tiina and Jonathan.


                                                                Wirksworth, Derbyshire, UK

                                                                Travel: Wirksworth can be very easily accessed from Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester, as well as from the main motorways including the the M1. The nearest train station is Cromford, with the scenic train journey starting from Derby. There is also a small railway station in Wirksworth (although trains can be infrequent), which connects to Duffield train station for onward travel to Derby. We are conveniently located in Derbyshire with easy access to explore the Peak District, but also easy to reach with number of airports nearby. East Midlands airport (45mins/25miles), Birmingham (1hour 15mins/50miles) and Manchester airport (1 hour 20mins/60 miles) are nearest. Car hire is available at all airports listed. Driving Distances: Derby 25 minutes / 15 miles Nottingham 45 minutes / 25 miles Chesterfield 25 minutes / 15 miles Ashbourne 20 minutes / 10 miles Chatsworth Estate 20 minutes / 12 miles Haddon Hall 25 minutes / 10 miles Bakewell 25 minutes / 12 miles Matlock Bath 10 minutes Further Details: The cottage is situated in the Gorsey Bank area of Wirksworth. It is located on the hill overlooking this interesting and historical market town, surrounded by other character cottages, fields and opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Every window in the cottage has a view! There is plenty to explore in the town and good walking and cycling routes nearby, such as the High Peak Trail. The town also offers a easy access to Carsington Water for leisure activities such as sailing and nearby visitor attractions such as Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Wirksworth has become a real hub for artists, and has plenty of resident artists and workshops, and an annual arts festival. The town has a weekly market, and a specialist farmers market on the first Saturday of each month. Wirksworth has a number of pubs, including a traditional local the 'Royal Oak, and cafes including Peli Deli for great coffees and restaurants including French 'Le Mistral' for food and great selection of french wines.

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                                                                We love our little cottage and we look after it well, so we kindly ask you to do so too. Please leave it nice and tidy on departure with rubbish, dishes etc put away.

                                                                45 Reviews
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