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Tower Cottage - beautiful & quiet with hill views

SuperhostWirksworth, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Karen
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Clean and tidy
15 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Karen is a Superhost
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Tower Cottage is a detached, 3 storey stone cottage for up to 4 guests in the heart of Wirksworth with its rich history and beautiful situation.

* In light of the current situation, please rest assured that we have very high cleanliness standards and leave 24 hours between bookings for a deep clean and thorough airing. Wirksworth is a quiet town hence we are still taking bookings for those who want to get away from it all. Please do get in touch if you have any other questions. *

The space
When we first set our eyes on the cottage we fell in love with it. We christened it Tower Cottage as everyone who has seen it, says it's like a little tower... which it is.

The cottage is in a beautiful & quiet location tucked away up 'The Dale', which is one of the oldest parts of Wirksworth. It is rare to find such peace in a town dwelling, with virtually no traffic in the vicinity and yet just minutes away, the activities and amenities of a bustling market town. We don't know much about the history of the cottage yet but it was probably a miner's or quarry man's cottage, like many of those around it. It has been lovingly restored to modern standards, with double glazing & good insulation, whilst retaining original features. We have decorated the cottage with a mix of old and new and reflected the colours and images of nature and the stunning Derbyshire Dales and Peaks. Please note the second bedroom is on the ground floor next to the living room and the main bedroom is 2 flights of stairs away on the second floor and so children sleeping downstairs will be some way from you. The second flight of stairs are steep and have a tight turn and so may prove tricky if you have mobility issues.

Wirksworth is famous for its quirky alleyways, jittys and ginnels - a network of walkways that run between the houses, perched perilously on the edges of the old quarry workings. Many say 'The Dale' area reminds them of a Cornish fishing village but without the sea.

So, come and visit our cottage and explore for yourselves and let the stresses of life just slip away!

Guest access
You have full access to all parts of the cottage so feel free to explore.

Other things to note
A few minutes walk up 'The Dale' is a secure children's play park.
The cottage has a private and gated patio garden with furniture.
A lockable bike store (2 bikes max) is available in the patio area and a garden hose for washing boots and bikes. There is a small BBQ in the bike store.
There are terraced gardens around the property that you are free to explore. Please be careful on the steep steps and drop offs and supervise children. If you have mobility issues you may find the terraced garden areas too steep and uneven. The raised terrace area has hill views that you will love.

The cottage has central heating throughout (included in rental cost) apart from in the main bedroom where there is a modern wall mounted electric heater.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
A washing machine, airer and washing line (in the courtyard) are available.
An iron and ironing board are available.
Unlimited broadband WiFi is available.
Tower Cottage is a detached, 3 storey stone cottage for up to 4 guests in the heart of Wirksworth with its rich history and beautiful situation.

* In light of the current situation, please rest assur…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Laptop-friendly workspace
Indoor fireplace
Smoke alarm
Heating
Hangers
Carbon monoxide alarm
Hair dryer
Washing machine
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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Wirksworth, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

The market town of Wirksworth ('The Gem of The Peak') is of considerable historical interest and is a popular location for the exploration of the Peak District. Its uniqueness and friendliness make it one of the most appealing and fascinating towns in the area. There are fabulous walks from the door, cycle trails, a leisure centre with swimming pool and climbing wall, individual local shops, farmers market on the first Saturday of each month, restaurants, tea rooms, bistro, several public houses, an independent cinema and a heritage centre.

Every year at Spring Bank holiday, Wirksworth holds its annual Well Dressing ceremonies and carnival. In September the town celebrates the talents of local, national and international artists, along with performers of all descriptions, when it holds its prestigious annual Arts Festival. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is Derbyshire's longest heritage railway and operates passenger services on the line between Wirksworth and Duffield mainly using heritage diesel rail cars.

An eclectic range of events run throughout the year in Wirksworth. Many of these take place at the Town Hall but also at the Star Disc (a representation in granite of the Northern Constellation), on a hill in Stoney Wood, near the cottage.

With easy access to attractions in the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District, Wirksworth is also convenient for Cromford, Matlock, Ashbourne, Buxton and Derby.
The market town of Wirksworth ('The Gem of The Peak') is of considerable historical interest and is a popular location for the exploration of the Peak District. Its uniqueness and friendliness make it one of th…

Hosted by Karen

Joined in August 2016
  • 154 Reviews
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We love the countryside, the weather, the wild places, Just have the right clothes and who needs scorching Mediterranean sun that just drains your energy. (Ok, yes, it is also good to feel the warmth on your skin). But we feel that Great Britain has so much to offer the holiday maker and explorer and despite living here in Derbyshire for many years we are still excited by the new places and amazing landscapes that we discover. We love history and the quirky and the people that make up this world and nature too and we feel passionate about the land and nature and people living in harmony and living well and caring. I've not thought too much about how to word this - just let it flow. I like to feel alive and so I run the fells and Richard runs the fells fast! I like to feel alive because in 2006 I was so lucky to have a heart transplant after many years of living with a degenerating heart condition that was about to see me off! I want people to learn to live for and value this life and their loved ones and make the most of every second. We though very hard about having a holiday cottage and decided that if it gives those not living in the countryside the chance to have an affordable holiday in a beautiful place and connect with the countryside then it has many benefits. We use our cottage often as well, whenever it is free and we do everything we can to contribute to the local community and the local economy.
We love the countryside, the weather, the wild places, Just have the right clothes and who needs scorching Mediterranean sun that just drains your energy. (Ok, yes, it is also good…
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House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets

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