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Spacious cottage in quaint market town. Ideal base for exploring Peak District

Wirksworth, Derbyshire, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Fox Lodge is to be found on the northern side of Wirksworth, within easy strolling distance of the centre of this pretty market town. A stone built cottage with generously proportioned rooms, carefully furbished to create a very comfortable holiday home.

Fox Lodge sleeps 4 + 2, having 2 bedrooms, one with a king-sized bed and one with a double bed, and a compact sofa-bed in the living room which opens out to a mattress size of 4'5" x 5'11".

The kitchen is well equipped with an electric double oven with ceramic hob, a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave oven and fridge-freezer. There is also a breakfast bar with stools for two. The open plan living space has 2 seating areas and a dining area with large table and seating for 6. One seating area has two 3-seater sofas around the open hearth and the TV/DVD player. The other seating area has the sofa-bed and offers a quiet space for conversation or an area for the kids to play. the ground floor has laminate flooring throughout and up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome at Fox Lodge. There is a large cupboard under the stairs which can be gated off to provide a pen for dogs at night.

Upstairs the bathroom is very spacious with a corner bath and a separate large shower cubicle, plus handbasin and wc.

Bedroom one has a king-sized double bed, being a light and airy room with 2 windows to the front and side of the house.

Bedroom two has a standard double bed and a window to the side of the house looking over the rooftops to the surrounding hills.

Outside there is a gated courtyard to the rear with a decking area partly covered by a pergola over which climbs a grapevine.

Children are welcome and we have a travel cot, highchair and booster seat available on a first come, first served basis, so please make your requests for this equipment at time of booking. We make no extra charge for these items. Please note we do not provide cot bedding. We also have a stair gate at the foot of the stairs.

Electricity and gas are included in the price, as are bedlinen and towels.

Wirksworth is a town full of character with many nooks and crannies waiting to be explored. The annual Well Dressings and Carnival take place Spring Bank Holiday weekend and the Arts Festival is held in September. The town is surrounded by rolling countryside, easily accessible from Fox Lodge on foot, and makes a great base for exploring the Peak District. The High Peak Trail, the first abandoned railway line in the country to be turned into a recreational path, runs across the northern edge of the town and extends 17.5 miles deep into the Peak District National Park. Open to walkers and cyclists, bicycles can be hired at nearby Middleton Top Engine House alongside the trail, or you can bring your own. Bikes can be stored in the yard with room for up to 4 bikes in the cupboard under the stairs.


Mrs Lesley Clifford

Member Since 2017
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 12, 2018


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Living room


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Corner bath with separate shower


          • Adventure
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Tumble Dryer
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • Books
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Television


                                  • Deck / Patio


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible

                                        House Rules

                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                        Cancellation Policy

                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                        4 Reviews


                                        Latest reviews

                                        A spacious and comfortable cottage in a perfect location

                                        David A.

                                        The cottage was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and very well equipped. There was enough of everything for the number of guests advertised, which may sound odd, but some places have enough for 12 people when only 2 or 4 are staying, and then there's no room to put your own things.

                                        The location is ideal, with a very well stocked co-op store at the garage, just 3-4 mins walk, and another 2-3 mins gets you into the town.

                                        Perfect also for walking, the High Peak Trail is just 10 min walk away, giving access to many walks.

                                        A must to visit is the community garden and the puzzle gardens.

                                        Our visit was in November, and the heating in the cottage was excellent, a really good place to snuggle up in the evening.

                                        Well done Lesley, we'll be back.

                                        Spacious and comfortable property. The open fire made the sitting room cosy.

                                        Sally F.

                                        An ideal base for exploring the Peak District. Comfortable bedrooms and generous bathroom. Handy area for dumping mucky boots and coats. Having an open fire going turned the sitting room into a cosy space and the large dining table was perfect for playing board games.

                                        Lovely comfortable cottage close to Wirksworth and lovely countryside.

                                        Andy S.Leeds, UK

                                        A light, spacious yet cosy and comfortable cottage. The Kitchen is very well equipped. The cottage has plenty of storage space for walking gear which is a must in this beautiful part of the country. We would recommend this cottage for families and friends getting together.

                                        Beautifully equipped cottage in this lovely market town

                                        Robert S.

                                        Just back from a very enjoyable short break in Fox Lodge. The cottage was easy to find, beautifully equipped and spacious enough for 4 adults, 1 teen and 2 dogs. We arrived to some welcome treats (milk, tea, coffee, biscuits and dog treats) which was a lovely touch. The house was spotless and clearly newly decorated. Lots of little extras to make it feel very homely. The weather was lovely so we took full advantage of the outside deck area which beautifully captured the morning sun. The road alongside was fairly busy but the garden was secure so no worries about escaping dogs. . The local area had lots to offer with walks, points of interest, the Ecclesbourne Valley railway as well as welcoming pubs and excellent restaurants in the town. Would definitely recommend.


                                        Wirksworth, Derbyshire, UK


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