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Stunning Scandinavian Boutique Cottage Retreat with Rolling Countryside Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Unique 135-year old Character Cottage in Wirksworth, Peak District, Derbyshire - A real tucked away retreat - Nearby Pubs, Cafes And Boutiques and Walks from the Door

Trust the reviews and book this 5* cottage for a relaxing and luxurious stay. A wonderful cottage in a peaceful countryside location with rolling countryside views, and great walking and cycling straight from the door. Enjoy the fantastic sunny garden with birds tweeting and cows parading on the field opposite. This bijoux little cottage with Scandinavian influenced design and top quality fittings throughout is lovingly restored with plenty of character features.

Warm and welcoming it has everything you need for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Included is everything you could possibly need free Wi-Fi, top quality bedlinen and towels, DVDs, books, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, espresso coffee machine. Interiors are carefully chosen to create a peaceful and comfortable retreat. South-facing sunny cottage garden outside offers a chance to sit and watch the wild birds and butterflies and enjoy a glass of wine or a good book whilst watching the sun go down.

Located in a picture perfect quirky town of Wirksworth with a walk away from range of independent shops, boutique art-house cinema, monthly farmers market, french bistro, local delicatessen, annual arts festival, micro-pub selling records and local ales, antique shops and country pubs. Wirksworth is an ideal place for a local relaxing stay, or to venture further into hills of the Peak District.

There are lots of great country walks straight from the door into the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, and historical houses like Chatsworth and Haddon Hall a short drive away. Plenty of National Trust properties nearby, such as beautiful Ilam Hall and estate to walk along the river and woodland, and to visit Dovedale for an ice-cream and a picnic by the stepping stones.

Hillside Cottage offers a peaceful, calming, spacious and airy double bedroom on first floor with exposed beams, high ceiling and a skylight window letting in lots of natural light and sunshine. A comfortable and chic Laura Ashley king-size bed with a lovely coil sprung mattress with memory foam top, luxurious mattress topper, fluffy pillows and high quality cotton bed linen for a peaceful sleep. Next to the bedroom there is a beautiful and stylish modern bathroom with freestanding sink and powerful shower, as well as nice fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries.

Downstairs has a fully equipped kitchen with high quality Smeg appliances, including dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine, and plenty of supplies for cooking and baking.

The cottage has everything you need for a perfect holiday and all the little extras like hair dryer, ipod dock, ironing board, Wi-Fi, DVD player, internet enabled TV and books to read. A home away from home. Guests often comment how spotlessly clean the cottage is and what an amazing tucked away retreat feeling it has.

The sunny South facing garden is a real suntrap with all day sunshine and lots of wild birds and butterflies. There is a table and chairs to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy a sunset. In the autumn you can watch the beautiful autumn colours of the trees on the fields opposite. In the winter you might be lucky to get amazing snowy fields or a frosty morning views from the cottage. This is a beautiful tucked away little cottage. Just bliss.

Wirksworth provides an ideal base to explore the Peak District at any time of the year, with plenty of walks straight from the front door and close proximity to High Peak Trail and Carsington Water for cycling, canoing and walking, as well as close to stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. It is easy to just enjoy a lazy day in the town sampling great cake and coffee in ‘Coffee Drop’ cafe with a newspaper and a stroll around the quirky and historic narrow lanes and streets of Wirksworth. St Mary’s Church, the Star Disc and the old hidden footpaths around The Dale and Greenhill for local heritage and architecture.

Plenty of cultural activity in the town with an annual arts festival, open gardens, spring carnival, well dressings, open air cinema screenings and music nights in the pubs.

Wirksworth has fantastic amenities with independent shops, butchers, bakeries, antique and vintage shops, cafes, micro-brewery and a French restaurant and local pubs. A boutique cinema 'Northern Light' offers a great night out with tapas platters and organic wines and beers available. A weekly town market, local deli, ‘Traidlinks’ Fairtrade shop and a monthly Farmers market ensure you can sample tasty food & drink from local suppliers with lots of fair-trade, organic and local goods.

Hillside Cottage is located in Gorsey Bank, a short walk away from town centre. Gorsey Bank is a delightful hamlet of character homes located just on the outskirts of Wirksworth, overlooking the town. Many of the homes were built for the employees of Providence Mill, once a hive of industry, where narrow red tape to bind legal documents was produced. Gorsey Bank has a web of paths and walkways leading in and around this historic site.

More Details

Tiina Hill
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Finnish
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Tiina Hill

We are a family living in Wirksworth with an enthusiasm for the outdoors and the cultural life. Wirksworth provides the perfect base for both! We love the artist community in Wirksworth, the annual arts festival and all the other creative activity that takes place. We are always happy to give you ideas for places to visit, or to go walking and cycling. I love fell running and walking in the hills, and my husband loves his collection of mountain and road bicycles and likes to get out mountain biking in the Peak District at every opportunity. The cottage has lots of maps and books for ideas on where to go. We very warmly welcome you here and happy to help you make the most of your stay.

Tiina Hill purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Tiina Hill chose Wirksworth

We lovingly renovated the cottage a few years ago, and have spent happy times there ourselves and now want to let other people enjoy the magical countryside spot. I always feel that Hillside Cottage is a very happy beautiful cottage with the beautiful sunlight it gets and the great suntrap garden with lots of birds and butterflies.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has an amazing tranquility and peace about it as it has a Scandinavian influenced beautiful decor, and has views of hills and fields. The garden offers a perfect opportunity for watching the evening sunset with a glass of wine, or enjoy the frosty views in the winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was luxurious and perfectly located for an active holiday.

Tiina made us feel very welcome, provided an excellent info pack and everything we needed for a lovely, comfortable stay. We loved the place-small but perfect and the location was wonderful for walking/exploring/pottering about. We really enjoyed Wirksworth, a really pretty, Interesting place.
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wirksworth in Amber Valley District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful and stylish modern bathroom with freestanding sink and powerful shower. Nice fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries. It features the best views in the cottage!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Peaceful, spacious and airy double bedroom with exposed beams, high ceiling and a skylight window letting in lots of natural light and sunshine. A comfortable and chic Laura Ashley king size bed with a lovely coil sprung mattress, luxurious mattress topper, fluffy pillows and high quality bedlinen for a peaceful sleep.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
High quality towels and bedlinen are included. The cottage is equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday. It has all the little extras like hair dryer, ipod dock, wi-fi, coffee machine, ironing board, washing machine, freezer, books to read. A home away from home. Other: Guests often comment how spotlessly clean the cottage is and what an amazing tucked away retreat feeling it has. A great base for exploring the area at any time of the year.


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Stunning Scandinavian Boutique Cottage Retreat with Rolling Countryside Views
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 56 reviews

Little gem!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage for two people. Well equipped and tastefully furnished. A most enjoyable stay. Particularly liked sitting in the garden with a glass of wine admiring the view!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect countryside get away

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this lovely cosy cottage! Tiina had provided everything we needed for our stay including menus for local cafes, restaurants, and takeaways which we were impressed with as it's always a little awkward when you walk into somewhere not knowing if you even fancy anything but with the menus provided we could choose where we'd prefer, going by what we liked on the menu beforehand.

Tiina was very quick to respond to any queries I had which was great and very helpful!

It's the perfect place for a break from normality with walks close by and things to see in the area and town is only a 10-minute walk! We don't drive so the cottage was in a perfect location for us, being able to just nip down to the local shops or country walks around Wirksworth. We loved the little garden and as the weather was nice we got to just chill out, sat on the chairs and could admire the surrounding hills and watch the birds, butterflies, and bees, all busy in the garden.

The cottage was very clean and tidy and the bed was very comfortable. The shower was also just as I like it, nice and powerful and perfect temperature!

Highly recommend Hillside Cottage and Tiina! If you're staying in Wirksworth, make sure you stay here! :)

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It's always lovely to hear that guests appreciate the effort we put into making the cottage fully equipped and comfortable. Hope to see you again. All the best, Tiina
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The cottage was cute, comfortable and well equipped with lovely views across the village.

  • 5 of 5

The owner has renovated the property to a high standard and been very thoughtful to equip it well for guests' comfort and convenience. There were lots of extras such as tea, coffee, condiments, soap and useful information brochures and notes on local places of interest to visit, all making us feel very welcome. Many thanks to Tiina for the hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week’s stay in this lovely cottage. There was plenty of room for the two of us and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is well equipped and the whole cottage feels spacious due to its light and airy layout.

We enjoyed eating out in the little garden, with its beautiful views and many bird visitors.

The cottage is a short distance from the centre of Wirksworth and we walked into the town and back every day, using a pretty footpath. There are lots of lovely walks close to the cottage and there is plenty to see and do in the local area. Wirksworth has some lovely pubs, a great little cinema and some nice little shops and cafes.

We parked the car on the hill when we arrived and didn’t use it for the whole week, choosing instead to use the fantastic buses that run through Wirksworth. We were able to visit Matlock, Ashbourne, Belper & Bakewell to name just a few, without the hassle of driving and parking.

We highly recommend this lovely, quiet and comfortable cottage and we hope to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am biased - but Wirksworth is great. Lots of little shops and cafes and a boutique cinema surrounded by the hills. What more can you ask for! It's great to hear that you loved it too. Hope to see you again. All the best, Tiina
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Snug and immaculate cottage with a lovely view

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the stay, the cottage although small had everything we needed. We will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic is the word to describe it, the setting for a really enjoyable holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place with everything you need, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you loved the cottage and the hills around it. Hope to see you again. All the best Tiina
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Car: recommended


Wirksworth can be very easily accessed from Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester, as well as from the main motorways including the the M1. The nearest train station is Cromford, with the scenic train journey starting from Derby. There is also a small railway station in Wirksworth (although trains can be infrequent), which connects to Duffield train station for onward travel to Derby.

We are conveniently located in Derbyshire with easy access to explore the Peak District, but also easy to reach with number of airports nearby. East Midlands airport (45mins/25miles), Birmingham (1hour 15mins/50miles) and Manchester airport (1 hour 20mins/60 miles) are nearest. Car hire is available at all airports listed.

Driving Distances:

Derby 25 minutes / 15 miles

Nottingham 45 minutes / 25 miles

Chesterfield 25 minutes / 15 miles

Ashbourne 20 minutes / 10 miles

Chatsworth Estate 20 minutes / 12 miles

Haddon Hall 25 minutes / 10 miles

Bakewell 25 minutes / 12 miles

Matlock Bath 10 minutes

Further Details:

The cottage is situated in the Gorsey Bank area of Wirksworth. It is located on the hill overlooking this interesting and historical market town, surrounded by other character cottages, fields and opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Every window in the cottage has a view!

There is plenty to explore in the town and good walking and cycling routes nearby, such as the High Peak Trail. The town also offers a easy access to Carsington Water for leisure activities such as sailing and nearby visitor attractions such as Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Wirksworth has become a real hub for artists, and has plenty of resident artists and workshops, and an annual arts festival. The town has a weekly market, and a specialist farmers market on the first Saturday of each month.

Wirksworth has a number of pubs, including a traditional local the 'Royal Oak, and cafes including Peli Deli for great coffees and restaurants including French 'Le Mistral' for food and great selection of french wines.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

We love our little cottage and we look after it well, so we kindly ask you to do so too. Please leave it nice and tidy on departure with rubbish, dishes etc put away.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.