18th century detached cottage in Wirksworth, Peak District - Stunning Views Over The Rooftops And Surrounding Countryside
About sarah cumberland
Hello - we are Sarah and Mal and we live down the hill and round the corner from the Wee House on the Hill.
sarah cumberland purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why sarah cumberland chose Wirksworth
We were regular visitors to the Peak District and moved to Wirksworth in 1998 because it gave us all we wanted - beautiful walking and cycling country and an open and friendly community - it is a vibrant town with local shops and a thriving creative community full of designers, artists, musicians and sculptors. Wirksworth has a quaint village feel but with the benefits of all the amenities of a small town (restaurants, cafes, pubs etc). We lived in the Wee House as a rental property when we first moved to Wirksworth and fell in love with the cottage. When it came up for sale we saw it as an opportunity to lovingly improve it, and turn it into one of the best and most enjoyed holiday cottages in Derbyshire.
What makes this Cottage unique
The 'Wee House' is stylish, comfortable and extremely well appointed with stunning views from both the cottage and garden. It is a 'top spot' literally and also because of its proximity to Peak District attractions. This quaint miners cottage has many original features, oak beams, and floorboards, gritstone fireplace with log burner. The cottage is a mix of traditional and contemporary. Downstairs offers comfort and warmth whilst upstairs offers a french boutique feel which is light, spacious and peaceful. The area surrounding the 'wee house' dates back to the 17th century and is called the 'puzzle gardens' due to the random layout of cottages and pathways which gives it a similar feel to a cornish fishing village.
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Perfectly presented cottage
Well designed and beautifully renovated cottage, ideally placed to explore the Peaks! Parking might be an issue (we had to park in the town car park on one occasion) and the climb might be challenging for those who are not fully mobile but the climb is worth it!
A week at the Wee house
We were welcomed by the owner with a bottle of fizz and milk, coffee and homemade biscuits. The house looks like it is brand new and is very cosy. Everything works well and having a few dvd's to choose from in the evening was a bonus. The double bed is large and extremely comfortable and the view from where ever you are in the house is excellent. Just be aware there is a steep hill climb, around 50 yards, to get to the property so make sure your luggage has wheels.
Birthday get away
Fabulous little cottage in a great location..
Thank you Sarah and Mal for allowing us to spend time in this little gem of a place
Great cottage with lovely views
Comfy bed, nice bathroom, enjoyed the log burner on one evening
Full of character
Steep walk up from The Dale - I need to get fitter!
Fantastic views, especially when the rain is seen across the valley in blown drifts!
Comfortable seating & very comfortable bed.
Didn't use the kitchen much (we were on holiday) but good quality utensils etc.
Bit draughty, but to be expected when high winds outside & single glazing - not a big problem- an excuse to get close & cuddle up:)
Lovely comfortable and stylish little house
This was our second stay at the Wee House. We last stayed 4 years ago but hopefully willl come back again sooner.
The house is beautifully appointed and ideal for 2 people. Lovely views from the windows and very cosy inside with the wood burner. Wirksworth is a nice little town from which to explore the Peak District. Although the weather was somewhat challenging while we were there, we managed a couple of cycle rides on the Tissington and Monsal Trails and also a couple of walks.
Found some great pubs where we could shelter from the elements, particularly the Feather Star in Wirksworth and Twenty Ten in Matlock.
We would happily return to the Wee House and would love to come if we could arrange for warm sunshine so that we could sit outside and enjoy the views! However the house can be enjoyed at any time of year whatever the weather. The welcome pack of prosecco and chocolate biscuits was much appreciated.
M1 Junction 26 - 40 mins / 20 miles
East Midlands airport 45 minutes / 25 miles.
Birmingham airport 1 hour 15 minutes / 50 miles.
Manchester airport 1 hour 30 minutes / 60 miles.
Car hire is available at all airports listed.
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 / 3 miles
High peak Trail 5 minutes / 1 mile
Bike Hire (on High Peak Trail) 5 minutes / 1 mile
Carsington Water 10 minutes / 4 miles
Cromford Mills 10 minutes / 2 miles
Wirksworth is a small historic market town with the feel of a village. It has all the amenities you would want for a holiday in the peak district. The town is located at the top of the Ecclesbourne Valley surrounded by stunning scenery with a myriad of tourist attractions. The Chatsworth Estate is a 20 minute drive away, with Bakewell being 25 minutes, Ashbourne 20 minutes and Buxton 25 minutes. Matlock bath (3 miles), Cromford and Arkwright mills (2 miles), Carsington Reservoir for water sports, trails and shops (4 miles), High Peak Trail (1 mile). Keen cyclists have access to a huge range of cycling routes (owners have details) - both on and off road. There is a climbing wall at the local leisure centre, with extensive gritstone climbing at the local 'edges' - Stannage and Froggatt. The area is criss-crossed with footpaths and bridleways allowing easy access for walkers and cyclists from the doorstep of the 'wee house' to stunning countryside. There are 3 convenience shops, 2 butchers and 2 bakeries, along with a pharmacy, dentist and health centre. There are 2 banks and 2 ATMs. Each Tuesday is market day and on the first Saturday of each month there is an organic and traditional farmers market. There are 4 pubs in town (1 with sky sports, 1 with a pool table, 1 serves lunches, 2 with outdoor seating areas). There is a selection of cafes and restaurants; the local takeaways include a Chinese, an Indian and a Fish & Chip shop. Also try the fnatastic Northern Lights cinema in town - open a year and brilliant!