In the heart of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Corridor, Wharf is a really fantastic cottage that provides beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable accommodation. Originally the wharf manager's house on the Cromford Canal, it has been painstakingly restored so you can live in those bygone days yet revel in every modern luxury.
Set on the old wharf, virtually by the side of the canal, there are lots and lots of adventures to have in and around Sir Richard Arkwright's industrial revolution village. Cromford Mill will transport you back in time. Masson Mills with their heritage centre are well worth a visit. Save an afternoon to explore the old streets and alleyways in the village or to wander along the leafy canal feeding the ducks.
Walk in the opposite direction and you are soon in Matlock Bath with its little Switzerland gorge, cable cars, caverns, interesting shops and riverside prom. This is the true 'gateway' to the Peak District with its myriad of attractions like Chatsworth House, famous Bakewell, sparkling river valleys and breathtaking grit stone edges. A pint in one of the village pubs or a steak in the Market Place Restaurant is a must when you return.
A beautiful lounge with quality furniture and drapes, log effect gas stove, flat screen T.V. DVD.and Wi-Fi. A superb dining kitchen with beams, handmade terracotta tiled floor, old stone fireplace, log effect gas stove, pine dresser, bespoke units, hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. A utility room with sink, automatic washer and tumble dryer. A lovely double bedroom with sumptuous bed, chaise longue, quality furniture and drapes. A similar spacious twin bedroom. A unique bathroom with free standing bath, separate shower and W.C. A bike store in the garden.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, fuel and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is an attractive garden with patio, furniture and bike store. Ample parking for two cars is available. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Tuesday to Tuesday.
Nearest pub - Cromford 0.5 miles. Nearest village shop - Cromford 0.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 2.5 miles.
"Another lovely holiday, really is like a home from home. Location is beautiful and plenty to do and see. Thanks again !"
Written by Jeff, Annabelle and Thomas, Wigan, 04th August 2018
"Beautiful cottage also weather perfect. Thanks for all the extras. Lovely walks around Carsington, Black Rocks and High Peak trail, not forgetting the canal. Will return for another visit."
Written by Anne and Paul, Tyne and Wear, 20th July 2018
"Lovely cottage. Weather a bit too hot !!! Thank you for welcome goodies. We will so miss our evening stroll along the canal. We hope to return soon."
Written by Jean and Brian, Kent, 06th July 2018
"Another fab holiday. Cottage has no faults. Thank you for the goodies. Will be recommending."
Written by Brown family, Essex, 01st June 2018
"Hottest May Day weekend since records began. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Walks along Cromford Canal and spent time just sitting in the garden. Too hot to go far but had a very relaxing time. Thanks for the goodies. Hope to be back soon."
Written by Parker family, Lincolnshire, 11th May 2018
"A quick return this time ! Lovely to see Derbyshire in the Springtime and some sunshine. Cottage lovely as ever. Thank you for your generous welcome tray. See you again soon."
Written by Gilbert family, Poole, 10th April 2018
"It was a lovely treat from our family to stay in your beautiful cottage. Every comfort is catered for and we had enjoyable days at Arkwright Mill, Crich Tramway Museum and just walking in the countryside. Thank you."
Written by Mottram family, Oldham, 06th April 2018
"Back again ! Superb as ever. Hope it's not the last time. Thank you."
Written by Roma and Ken, Manchester, 30th March 2018
"We've had a perfect weekend away in this beautiful cottage ! Everything was like clockwork and so close to everything ! We hope to be back ! Many thanks !!"
Written by McCarty family, County Antrim, 20th February 2018
"A very happy return to the delightful cottage. It never disappoints ! Thank you for sorting out the TV problem. See you again in April and hope the weather is more kind !"
Written by Gilbert family, Dorset, 14th February 2018
"Our third year here in the cottage, and still as lovely as ever. Incredibly comfortable and within a close distance to the town, making it lovely for a walk on the canal. Thank you for an amazing holiday which feels right at home."
Written by de Marco family, Jakarta, 08th January 2018
"The cottage is stunning. The best equipped one we have ever stayed in. Thank you for the welcome gifts. The area is lovely and there is so much to do in the area with young kids, not managed to see and do it all so will be back. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will be back."
Written by Brown family, 27th October 2017
"What a wonderful cottage- so well equipped, warm and cosy. The moment we walked through the door we felt at home. This is our first visit to the cottage and we will come again. A lovely location in easy reach of many Derbyshire attractions. P.S. The new mattress was excellent."
Written by Mick + Karen James, and John and Jan Drinkwater., 06th October 2017
"Thanks for our fourth visit to the cottage we had a lovely time as always. Thanks for the wine and super cake. We totally love it here."
Written by The Gibsons, Huddersfield., 08th September 2017
"What a gem! Loved our stay here and thank you for making it feel so welcome. The extra touches greatly appreciated and helped us unwind. Best Wishes"
Written by Gary and Carole., 28th July 2017
"Fabulous cottage. A great week although the weather went downhill towards the end. The ducks seemed to enjoy it though."
Written by Paul and Margaret, Troon, Ayrshire, 30th June 2017
"We much appreciated the warmth and charm as soon as we entered the cottage. There were no disappointments and we enjoyed our stay in this historic of centres. Thank you too for the welcome 'hamper'- very well received after a long drive."
Written by C and S, Orpington, Kent, 09th June 2017
"Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need. Arrived to a bottle of wine, cakes and biscuits from the owner. Very comfortable rooms. Perfect position for walks along the canal and a visit to Masson Mill."
Written by R Clemson, 19th May 2017
"Lovely comfortable stay for our return visit after a great short stay last year. Had to return as such a lovely house in lovely location. Sun went on its holiday at the same time I think but didn't dampen the beauty of the area, lots of places to see, walk. Find the tea shop at Whatstandwell following the canal walk - lovely. Pub grub at the Boat Inn was plentiful."
Written by Mandy and Phil Collings, 16th July 2016
"Another lovely week in your cottage. Thanks very much for the goodies on the table the cake was delish... See you next year. Thank you."
Written by Pete and Sue Lodge, 01st July 2016