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A Pretty Stone cottage, ideal for visiting Derbyshire Dales/White Peak area

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, shower room, fitted kitchen, in a quiet location, with garden

Oxspring Cottage, sits on the hillside in the conservation area of Bolehill, a small hamlet overlooking Wirksworth. Its pretty enclosed garden has a patio and garden seats, the perfect place to sit and relax. It is about 10 minutes walk to the High Peak Trail for walking and cycling. A walk along the footpath through meadows will bring you into Wirksworth, a market town with interesting architecture, restaurants, unusual shops, and pubs. The cottage is 2 bedroomed with modern shower room and fitted kitchen, suitable for 3 adults (1 double bed 1 single bed.

Enjoy a perfect break with lovely walks from the doorstep or venture further afield by cycle or car. The walk down the High Peak Trail towards the Cromford Canal is pleasant and on limited days one can take a ride on the pretty barge. The National Stone Centre, Middleton Top (cycle hire) and Steeple Grange Light Railway are close by, as is Carsington Water for watersports activities, a visitor centre, birdwatching, walking, cycling and a restaurant. The situation of the cottage makes it easy to reach the White and Dark Peak areas as well as its own Derbyshire Dales. Roadside parking nearby on a no through road and in a nearby free car park. As there are a few steps down to property, this may not be suitable for the less able. No smoking on the premises. Wi-fi unavailable.

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Gillian Laycock
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Gillian Laycock

We purchased the cottage as a bolt hole from the stress of work and came to realise how lovely the area is around. There is so much to do and even the Dark Peak area with its moorlands is a short drive away. We are new to this holiday letting site, but we know from past lettings that most people enjoy staying in the area and often return.

Why Gillian Laycock chose Wirksworth

Pretty relaxing garden, just the place to enjoy a good book, cup of tea or glass of wine, with the birds singing and hearing occasionally the gentle puffing of the steam trains in the valley.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with this little hamlet and its pretty stone cottages. The cottage has retained some of its original features, which adds to its charm.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wirksworth in Amber Valley District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Shower room (no bath) with toilet and wash hand basin, modern fittings
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double room with double Victorian style bed 1 Single bedroom with single bed - a travel cot can be made available
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
This cottage is in an ideal position for anyone interested in railway heritage, as the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a few minutes walk away. There are also show caves around the Matlock and White Peak areas. The High Peak, Tissington and new Monsall Trails are within easy reach for cycling and walking. The Peak District and Derbyshire Dales are beautiful - there are too many things to see and do, you may need to come to the area many times.


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A Pretty Stone cottage, ideal for visiting Derbyshire Dales/White Peak area
average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews

Absolutelly delightful everything we had hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for us and Gillian the owner could not have been more helpful. We loved the area ideal for biking, walking and just enjoying a different way of life to that of home. The countryside was a very pleasant surprise I had expected it to be more built up but actually it was quite rural. I am pretty sure we will go back to explore some more.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, cosy home from home

  • 5 of 5

Delightful, compact cottage in a superb location for explorers with the added bonus of a wrap around garden. We stayed in October and enjoyed evening by lamplight and open fire but have vowed to return summer time to rest and dine in the enclosed garden. We had everything we needed and found the wealth of maps and local information very handy and we used it every day. It was comfortable, warm, well equipped and the pantry items, foil, salt, vinegar and the like help such a lot if you cook meals 'at home' as we do and don't need to bring every conceivable item. The cottage is clean, neat and welcoming with, in our opinion fabulous views of chimney pots, gardens, wonderful old houses and fields. We visited the area for industrial heritage, walks, views, shopping with peace and comfort to come home to and we had it all in bags. With a small dog or child this would be a superb accommodation having the pretty, enclosed and gated garden. If I was really pressed to say what I missed from our own semi-rural home I would say 3 things: a bird table visible from the kitchen door onto the side garden, wall lights or a reading lamp in the main downstairs room (we borrowed a bedroom lamp to aid reading the paper and planning next day), and a cat. We did not even miss the internet, and we have an 11 year old!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet cottage in lovely area

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, cosy, warm and well equipped cottage in a lovely area on the edge of the Peak District with easy access to many great walks and interesting places.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, characterful, well equipped cottage in lovely surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well presented and had absolutely everything we needed. The welcome pack and local information were much appreciated and the position provided us with an excellent base for walking and exploring the area. We slept well and ate well! The pretty garden was a secure space for our Westie, a 'sun-trap' and a lovely relaxing spot for early evening barbecues. We had no difficulty parking nearby and enjoyed being able to walk to Wirksworth and Cromford. Other highlights included the Monday market at Bakewell and historical rail trip. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a Derbyshire retreat

  • 4 of 5

Oxspring cottage is a lovely little cottage which is well-equipped and comfortable.

It is only a short walk to Wirksworth where there are things to do if country walking from the door is not your choice.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very pretty and well located for walks.

  • 5 of 5

Property was very well set up with all the things provided for. All the directions for using the amenities was clearly provided.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Matlock Bath 4 miles Heights of Abraham/Cable Cars.

Cromford Canal 2 miles cafes, canal trips, Arkwright Heritage Buildings, High Peak Pumping Station

High Peak Trail and Black Rock - 10 minutes walk away

Chatsworth House & Park

Haddon Hall

Ashbourne lovely market town 15 miles

Chesterfield with its crooked spire and flea market on Thursdays

Dovedale beautiful walking area

Bakewell - riverside walks, market town, shops, cafes, museum

Buxton - Theatre, Park, shops, museum


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 9
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
28 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 14
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 15
27 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 16
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until deposit received. Once final balance is received, the owner will confirm details of entry into cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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