The Sidings-cosy,comfy,contemporary

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Entire cottage hosted by Shirley

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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A converted bijou holiday cottage, ideal for a couple. It's small but perfectly formed! On the edge of this lovely town nestled in the Derbyshire hills. Stunning walks, bike rides, exploring or just meandering with coffee stops. Car not essential. Talk to us if you want to come car-less.
Please note,because of COVID, we are changing check in time to 1700 hours to allow time for extra cleaning.

The space
If you like good design, a contemporary conversion that is cosy and welcoming overlooking beautiful countryside within walking distance of a town with pubs, restaurants and people with a smile, then you will love The Sidings.
We converted The Sidings next to our home and we hope you will be as pleased as we are with the deceptive spaciousness that gives you a downstairs with a lounge area and kitchen and a cosy wood burning stove and an upstairs with a double bedroom and en suite shower, washbasin and toilet as well as a heated towel rail. There are also two electric heaters if you need a bit of instant heat. The kitchen has a fridge with a freezer compartment and there is a full fan oven and three burner induction hob as well as a microwave. It is a compact little place, so do come prepared for a bijou holiday home not a mansion! Ideally, it’s for a couple but there is a double bed futon for emergency flexible sleeping arrangements but it does restrict your space downstairs and is heavy to manoeuvre so we don't recommend it. Just a word of warning, there is restricted access to the far side of the comfy double bed upstairs in the eaves and you do have to duck your head to get in and out on that side. We think we’ve thought of everything you need in our little hideaway, but do let us know if there’s something we’ve forgotten and we’ll do our best to provide it for you. We know how annoying it is to have to pack absolutely everything for a few days away, so we will provide a hair dryer, shampoo and conditioner, cooking oil and herbs and things like that. We’ll send you a full list when you book so you can minimise that packing.
Outside, there is a seating area where you can sit and enjoy the peace of this tucked away corner of Wirksworth. Occasionally, you may spot the heritage railway that runs behind our house. Don’t worry, it’s charming and not intrusive and you could take a trip on it yourself from the town!
We will be on hand to help you find your way round the area and we have lots of ideas for you to spend your time with us.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Wirksworth, United Kingdom

Wirksworth itself is known as “Quirksworth” and be warned, you may, like so many of us, fall in love with it. We always say Wirksworth is not a place to just live, it is a vocation! It is a very special small town that has a reputation for being a creative environment that has lured artists, designers and media people, but it also has a real heart, built during its years as a lead mining town. If you come in September, you can experience the fabulous Wirksworth Festival. In June, we have Open Gardens. Actually, there's something on most weekends! You can wander around the little ginnels that make up the Puzzle Gardens with their charming houses, walk up to the Stardisc with spectacular views, visit the 700 year old Tuesday market or the monthly farmers’ market (1st Sat in the month). You can visit the Heritage Centre, the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, and the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. You can walk the fabulous paths around the surrounding hills from your doorstep or you can wander into town to visit the pubs, restaurants and cafes- we send you more info on places to go when you book. There’s also a small community swimming pool and a leisure centre with a climbing wall. Further afield, you can spend a day at Bakewell, Alton Towers, Kedleston, Haddon Hall or Chatsworth or visit Scarthin’s Books, an old fashioned, amazing treasure trove of a bookshop. wander the lovely streets of Ashbourne, go up the cable car to Abraham Heights to see breathtaking views and do water sports at Carsington Reservoir…all within a short drive of Wirksworth. One thing is for sure, you will hear “Hello me duck” from every passing stranger who will smile and make you feel at home.
Or, you can just sit in the window seat in the Sidings and gaze out on the Gilkin hills or curl up with a good book on the comfy futon, or watch a film cuddled up in front of the wood burning stove. You decide, it’s your holiday!

Hosted by Shirley

  1. Joined in October 2012
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Kevin and Shirley Mann.Landscape architect and journalist with own media company. Love walking, cycling, exploring.Shirley likes languages, both love different cultures. We love having people in The Sidings, it gives us huge pleasure to share our enthusiasm for the brilliant place where we live. Because of its position next to the hills of the edge of town, The Sidings is quiet and peaceful amd yet a seven minute walk along a little pathway into the surprising gem that is Wirksworth. To see guests' delight as they, too, fall in love is brilliant!
Kevin and Shirley Mann.Landscape architect and journalist with own media company. Love walking, cycling, exploring.Shirley likes languages, both love different cultures. We love ha…

During your stay

We have travelled the world and stayed in other Air b and bs and we know that it is their diverse charm and quirkiness that gives them that special appeal. We look forward to welcoming you to our converted holiday cottage and helping you to explore the lovely little town of Wirksworth on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire. We absolutely love where we live and if you want us to, we will help you to make the most of your holiday, suggesting days out come rain or shine, walks, bike rides or just lovely cafes to while away the hours.
We have travelled the world and stayed in other Air b and bs and we know that it is their diverse charm and quirkiness that gives them that special appeal. We look forward to welco…

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Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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