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.