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Cosy, stylish Derbyshire cottage, just a mile from Carsington Water

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Hopton, Nr. Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire Dales, England - Great Base For Exploring The Peak District

Whether a couple or small group, this charming cottage makes the perfect base for exploring the Peak District. Godfrey Hole Cottage is recently renovated and offers a high standard of accommodation. Traditional features such as the cosy lounge with log burner are combined with modern kitchen, bathroom and Internet access. The terraced rear garden often catches the evening sun. It has seating and a gravelled area for playing ‘boules'. The friendly and helpful owners live just next door at Godfrey Hole House. From here they run 'Zantium Studios' offering an exciting programme of craft courses throughout the year.


Wirksworth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom has large bath with shower over, wc, wash basin. Clean white suite, hot water on demand!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Standard double bed, fitted wardrobe, bedside tables, mirror
    Single Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , A small but cosy room with single bed & drawers unit
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 bedrooms) +2 (sofa bed in lounge) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with single bed Note: There is also a SOFA BED in the lounge sleeping 2 additional people. The living spaces in the cottage are generous and seating, crockery etc is supplied for up to 5 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: UFree Wifi Central heating and double glazing throughout. Sofa bed in lounge sleeps 2 additional people if required. Friendly helpful owners live on site. 'Zantium Studios' (next door) runs craft courses throughout the year (Advanced booking). Outside: There is a small open front garden with patio and planters. To the rear of the property a flight of stone steps leads up to the back garden with seating and gravelled area for playing 'boules'. Parking for 2 cars is to the side of the property. Utility Room: More of an under-stairs cupboard (!), this contains all you could need: iron, ironing board, drying rack, pegs, mop & bucket, vacuum cleaner, broom, first aid kit, sewing kit, torch etc. Also baby equipment: travel cot, high chair, potty & fire guard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality bed linen & towels are provided for up to 3 people (included in the rental). The cottage is cleaned every week or after every stay. Additional linen & towels available for sofa bed if required. (£25 supplement charged for use of sofa bed). Other: Breakfast Room has pine table & chairs, church pew. Glass roof makes this a light and airy place to eat and relax. Unlimted Free Wifi


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Cosy, stylish Derbyshire cottage, just a mile from Carsington Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a treat this was for us. Stunning views and very clean and comfortable accommodation. Very well equipped, spacious and modern.

Peter and Alison were perfect hosts, very helpful and welcoming. We will certainly re-visit in the near future.

Thank you Alison and Peter for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage.

Sailesh & Rekha Morjaria - Leicestershire.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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A Treasure

  • 5 of 5

Godfrey Hole Cottage, located in beautiful, tranquil countryside provides excellent accommodation. Attention to detail is evident throughout the stylish, attractively presented cottage.

Peter and Alison are charming and efficient hosts, always willing to share their comprehensive knowledge of the surrounding area.

We will always have wonderful memories of the idyllic interlude spent in such a delightful environment.

Colin and Margaret

Adelaide, South Australia

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We really loved Godfrey Hole. It was warm and cosy and very well equipped. We'd love to come back as there's so much to see and do in the area. And the owners were very flexible about altering our booking when snow hit. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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excellent warm home in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic 4-day stay with our kids at Godfrey Home. Comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, cosy launch, where after a full day of being outside the kids could watch a movie. Felt like being at home. The occasional visit of Godfrey the peacock. Peter and Alison are such nice people who clearly do the things they do with love and attention. The location is very central. Many nice places to visit in the near surroundings. What a beautiful country side. We fell in love with it. Visiting a place is also about the people you meet, and thanks to the very warm hosts the experience for us was unforgettable.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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Comfortable well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Godfrey Hole Cottage. It was clean and well equipped for five of us with comfortable beds and cosy wood burning stove. It was a great base for exploring this part of the Peak District, with scenic walking and cycle trails, caves, fishing and lovely local market towns. Pete and Ali were very welcoming - we'll definately be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
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Property Manager

Alison Massey / Peter Massey (owners who live next door)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Alison Massey / Peter Massey (owners who live next door)

Peter and Alison Massey

Alison Massey / Peter Massey (owners who live next door) purchased this cottage in 2008

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Love it, love it, love it! A perfect little cottage in an ideal location." H. Family, Yorkshire.

"The cottage was well equipped, cosy and comfortable. The town of Wirksworth is an absolute delight. We will definitely be back!" MV, Essex

"A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Alison and Peter were friendly and helpful - they seem to have thought of everything." NM

"The cottage is just great. Everything you could want. Quiet and clean." DF, Tasmania
Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nottingham East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wirksworth / Carsinton
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Cromford Station
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wirksworth / Carsinton
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
No seaside (!) but Carsington Reservoir is nearby
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

'Zantium Studios' (next door) offers an exciting programme of craft courses throughout the year. These must be booked in advance. Workshops are usually for 2 or 5 days and include Mosaic, Stained Glass, Willow Sculpture, Jewellery etc.


The hamlet of Godfrey Hole is on the B5035 between Middleton and Hopton, 1 mile from Carsington Water and the High Peak Trail.

Use of a car here is recommended, although there is a local bus service between Ashbourne and Matlock which stops at the bottom of the drive.

Nearest airports: East Midlands (30 miles), Manchester, Birmingham

Nearest mainline railway station: Derby (with connections to Cromford, 4 miles away)


Carsington: 1 mile

Wirksworth: 1 mile

Matlock: 6 miles

Ashbourne: 8 miles

Bakewell: 12 miles

Derby: 15 miles

Buxton: 20 miles




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Longer lets may be possible depending on availability. Please contact us for a price for a longer stay.
Also special offers for last minute bookings.

Changeover Day:
This is usually a Friday for weekly bookings although we try to be flexible. We accept short breaks (2 nights minimum stay).
Arrival is from 3pm
Departure is by 10am (if requested)

Notes on prices:
SHORT BREAKS accepted (2 night min). Please see our website for prices and availability:
£25 supplement for use of sofa bed.

Manager'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.

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