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Stunning Scandinavian Boutique Cottage Retreat with Rolling Countryside Views

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

135 year old Character Cottage in Wirksworth, Peak District, Derbyshire - A real tucked away retreat - Countryside With Nearby Pubs, Cafes And Boutiques With Easy Access to Peak District

Trust the reviews and book this 5* cottage for a relaxing and luxurious stay.

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.

Located in a picture perfect quirky town of Wirksworth with a micro-pub selling records and local ales, art-house cinema, monthly farmers market, french bistro, local delicatessen, annual arts festival, antique shops and country pubs. There are lots of great country walks straight from the door into the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, and historical houses like Chatsworth a short drive away.

Hillside Cottage is in a peaceful country location with amazing views of rolling countryside and a sunny garden with table and chairs to take it all in. Inside features a 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 cotton bed linen for a peaceful sleep.

A fully equipped kitchen with high quality Smeg appliances, including dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. The cottage also has a beautiful and stylish modern bathroom with freestanding sink and powerful shower, as well as nice fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries.

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.

Enjoy the fantastic sunny garden with birds tweeting and cows parading on the field opposite. 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.

More Details

Tiina Hill
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, finnish
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

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 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 Derbyshire Dales

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was luxurious and perfectly located for an active holiday.

Tiina made us feel very welcome, provided an excellent info pack and everything we needed for a lovely, comfortable stay. We loved the place-small but perfect and the location was wonderful for walking/exploring/pottering about. We really enjoyed Wirksworth, a really pretty, Interesting place.
Aug 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Stunning Scandinavian Boutique Cottage Retreat with Rolling Countryside Views
average rating of 4.793103 based on 32 reviews

Exceptional Cosy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a great long weekend over the new year in this Lovely little cottage which has been renovated to a very high standard. The owners have really thought of everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Situated in a very quiet position. Just a few minutes walk into Wirksworth and the shops etc. Highly recommended. Would definitely stay here again. Great communication from the owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great little cottage with all you could need for a relaxing stay. Really good location for the Peak District with good walking straight from the front door!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just what I hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean, cute, warm, and perfect location for places like chatsworth and carrsington! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming. Wirksworth is such a perfect spot for exploring Peak District I think as it has interesting independent shops and places to eat and drink, but the outdoors is accessible straight from the door.
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Cosy cottage located on hillside above Wirksworth.

  • 5 of 5

End cottage in a row located on hillside above Wirksworth with lovely views over the countryside. Ideal for a couple wanting a peaceful stay. The cottage is equipped with everything anyone could possibly need.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The cottage is a perfectly delightful little gem in Derbyshire.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in a perfect little cottage. It is beautifully and tastefully decorated, with everything you need for a relaxing break. The setting is delightful, with lovely garden and far reaching views over roof tops and fields. There is plenty to do and see in the area and lots of information and guides available in the cottage to help find your way around. The owner Tiina was very friendly and provided all the information about the cottage and its facilities. Everything worked perfectly and we had a very comfortable and cosy stay. The cottage was immaculate.

There were some good recommendations for places to eat and places to visit. We tried quite a few of them and were not disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage for one week from 09.09.16. Nicely decorated and very clean, well equipped we had everything we needed for a week's stay. Directions to the cottage very clear and good, steep road to cottage, we parked a bit further down, never a problem with parking. As previous reviews, it is quite a steep climb to the cottage, and seemed more so as we are from flat Norfolk and not used to the hills, but soon got use to this, especially after a day's walking in the hills. Loved the garden opposite the cottage, we sat outside most evenings with our glass of wine, and watched some glorious sunsets.

We walked to the the Bear Inn to try the food, the walk is uphill and takes about 50 minutes, and had to go through a field of cows, not that they seemed to mind. However the pub was a bit of a let down, ok for a drink but the food was quite awful to be honest. We also visited the Mercia Bar in Wirksworth itself, this was very good and the food very fresh and we also enjoyed a nice bottle of wine, never did get round to eating at the Le Mistral but this did look good. The delicatessen in the town is very good, selling Gelato Icecreams, which we just had to try.

We also done the walk from Wirksworth town, up to the highest point and onto the old slate railway line, the walk was extremely hard going for us, as very steep ascent, but well worth it for the views, we also walked through a field of donkeys which were so cute. This was a lovely and very interesting walk, highly recommended (the walk is in the cottage info book). We also walked up to Star Disc (think that is what it is called), again from the village - well worth the climb up the street, past the "puzzle gardens" the view is fantastic.

We visited Bakewell which is a lovely old town with the river running along side it, don't forget to try the Bakewell puddings! Matlock is also worth a visit. We walked The Roaches and visited Lud's Church which is part of the walk, we have left this walk in the basket in the lounge, as it really is worth doing, quite challenging and hard going in places due to the uneven terrain and muddy in places (wouldn't recommend after heavy rainfall), the views on this walk are outstanding and Lud's Church is fascinating.

Tiina, the owner was always on hand if needed and always answered my emails and texts promptly. Very professional running of the cottage. Would definitely visit again, but so many places we wish to visit, so maybe one day:)

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $62

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Wirksworth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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