Allsopp's Cottage is a delightful place, hidden away in a jumble of cottages just above the centre of the historic little town of Wirksworth. Recently renovated to a very high standard it retains lots of character blending curving walls, quarry tiled floors, panelled doors and antique furniture with an ultra modern kitchen and two bathrooms. The crackling open fire tops the lot!
Get up early for breakfast in the cottage's secret little garden, a quiet suntrap where you can plan the day ahead. Stroll down into town and explore the interesting independent shops before a scrumptious lunch in Piccalili. Travel back in time on the award winning heritage trail or a ride on the Ecclesbourne steam railway. A meal in one of the three restaurants or a drink in one of the many pubs will beckon as evening falls.
On more adventurous days how about Carsington's wild watersports, the National Tramway Museum's nostalgic rides or Matlock Bath's exciting cable cars. Magnificent Chatsworth House and beautiful Haddon Hall are just as easy to get to before reaching famous Bakewell. You are then in the midst of the Peak District with its picturesque villages, sparkling rivers and breathtaking gritstone edges.
A very attractive beamed lounge with high quality sofa and chairs, flat screen T.V, DVD, WiFi and crackling open fire. A superb dining kitchen with original quarry tiled floor, pine table and chairs, bespoke Shaker style units, Belfast sink, six burner cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and automatic washer. A lovely double bedroom with original stripped pine floor, Edwardian wooden bed and en-suite shower room with W.C. A twin bedroom of the same high quality. A fantastic bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the fire are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a pretty garden with furniture. Parking is available on the quiet lanes and other spaces in the town. Rover Parking permits can be purchased from Derbyshire Country Cottages when you book - £15 per week or £8 for 3 days. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Short breaks are available from November to March excluding Xmas & New Year.
Nearest pub - Wirksworth 200 yds. Nearest village shop - Wirksworth 150 yds. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 4 miles.
"What a wonderful cottage! The fire was fantastic on chilly, snowy evenings. Wirksworth has so many friendly,independent places to eat and shop. The bakers and May's tea shop were like stepping back in time- in a very good way."
Written by Jo and Gary, 18th February 2017
"Het huis is even sprookje even als de omgeving. We have enjoyed our stay here !!! We really did not want to go back home."
Written by Rob & Annemarie Camps, Nijmegen, Holland, 29th October 2016
"Lovely cottage, nice neighbour, quiet spot, perfect! Located handily for all we had planned, and a couple of places we had passed on our travels. Had one issue with the broken flush which I reported just before going out for the day and returned home to find the issue dealt with. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
Written by Spence family, 20th August 2016
"One of the best cosy cottages we have stayed at. Nicely decorated and furnished. Well equipped and despite being tucked behind some other cottages, it still catches the sun. Even though parking is a short walk away in the town, this did not detract from our enjoyment of staying in the cottage."
Written by Hampton, Luxembourg., 06th May 2016
""Fabulous cottage in a great location! Loved Wirksworth and all its shops.Le Mistral was as enjoyable as everyone said, and we had a great meal there (my husband is vegetarian and was impressed by the food and the choice: I am a dedicated carnivore and was equally happy). Enjoyed some live music at The Boat pub in Cromford. Also loved star-gazing at the Stoney Wood star-gazing spot (turn right out of the cottage and go up the hill. It's on the right after about 5 minutes, or sooner if you are fitter than us) Carsington Water was very well worth a visit and the rescue services were brilliant (long story involving our 12-year-old who didn't quite get that if you cycle down a hill then brakes are quite useful: to be fair we come from Leicester which is pretty flat so she hasn't had much practice. ) Could not fault the cottage and the welcome pack was nice. Hope to be back!""
Written by Shorrocks Family, Leics, 18th April 2016
""A fantastic week in a lovely cottage. Superb beds, amazing location, beautifully decorated and furnished. As others have said Wirksworth is a peaceful gem - full of character and history. The walk up the hill and the stone circle is a must, especially if you get a clear night with no moon as we did. Let Mistral restaurant (5min) walk also offers good food in a charming and relaxed atmosphere. Bakewell is lovely, Mam Tor is an amazing walk and we enjoyed a lovely walk around Youlgreave (29 in the 50 walks in Derbyshire book) Can't wait to return to Derbyshire!""
Written by Jones family, Fareham, 09th April 2016
"Superb cottage situated just a short walk from the local amenities of Wirksworth. The cottage is of a high standard and is well equipped. Our favourite things about Allsopp's were the open fire, the en-suite bedrooms and the traditional feel of the cottage. Our least favourite thing about Allsopp's was having to leave and come home! We've stayed in several cottages over the last few years and this was right up there with the best! Would definitely recommend."
Written by Mr Skipper, 31st October 2015
"Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans ce charmant et confortable cottage. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié la région avec ses magnifiques paysages et ses châteaux. Merci et bravo aux propriétaires qui ont su conserver tout son caractère à ce lieu."
Written by Veronique, 25th April 2015
"A perfect Christmas cottage! Especially with all the finishing touches - from tree to mince pies! Wonderfully clean and cosy and we really appreciated the attention to detail and quality in all the interior decorations. Altogether, lovely."
Written by Katerina, 15th January 2015
"My husband and I loved Allsopp's Cottage and would stay there again in a minute. It is very well equipped, beautifully decorated, with the most comfortable mattress and beautiful bedding in the main bedroom (we did not use the bedroom with the twin beds so can't comment on them) that we've ever encountered on a holiday let. Although a traditional cottage (beams, lovely tiled floors downstairs, beautiful wood floors upstairs, coal fire, low doorway) - the two bathrooms are stylish, slick and modern (skylight in one). Wirksworth is a charming town, very well located. We purchased a Derbyshire Dales parking permit (thanks to Derbyshire Cottages - we booked the cottage through them, and they purchased our pass on our behalf and left it on the table awaiting our arrival) and we were able to use it in a number of the other places we visited eg Bakewell, Matlock which saved a few pounds. There really is no where to park at the cottage, but the parking lot at the main town square is very close, and there is another just a little further away, which we used on Monday night as the lot at the Square is closed to parking on Tuesdays between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm because the Wirksworth Market is held there. You can do a google search to find the other parking lots in other towns where your parking pass is in effect. It's a little bit hard to find and it feels like you are walking across the neighbours' property to get to the door, but they did not mind, and a gentleman even stuck his head out the door to tell me that #23 was just in here, as I stood on the street wondering when I could see house numbers above and below but not #23. As it was off season and we couldn't visit Haddon Hall, for instance - we do plan to come back when we can do so - and we will only want to stay in Allsopp's Cottage"
Written by Kenwood, 24th November 2014
"This cottage was an utter delight to stay in - we loved it. Very quaint with great facilities the kitchen was lovely. It was great having a private outside area as the sun was cracking the pavements during our week and we luckily took our sun loungers! Had lovely evenings sitting in the garden. Only thing which could have been improved on was having a gate at entrance as the cottage is accessible by passing two other properties and it would just give that extra bit of privacy. This cottage is half way up a fairly steep hill but the exercise is good for you. Definitely get a council parking permit for the stay as it saved us loads of money on parking on our numerous trips out. Very central for exploring the lovely Peak District."
Written by Sonja, 10th August 2014
"It was a privilege to spend a week in your lovely home.Very comfortable beds, delightful welcome pack.everything you could possibly need.Really enjoyed Wirksworth.Recommend Le Mistral and The Old Bakehouse for dinner and bread respectively.Thank you for a great break."
Written by Angela,Mike and Elizabeth.Winchester, 14th June 2013
"Thank you for a very pleasant stay at your cottage. We were impressed by how well equipped it is, and the nice little touches. Wirksworth is a great place for exploring the region in lovely spring weather"
Written by Nick Morris & Sue Jaffer, 24th April 2013
"We loved the cottage and exploring Wirksworth and the wider area. Walking along Bradford Dale in sunshine was a treat. Beds very comfortable and all the details in the cottage to such a high standard. Thank You"
Written by Cath & Beth & Eva , 30th March 2013
"We found Wirksworth to be such a friendly place, the cottage warm and welcoming, which was needed as we had a whole week of snow! Have had a delightful week. Thank you. Add our recommendation to the previous - Le Mistral: Good Food, Good atmosphere"
Written by Peter, Sue & Irene - Cambridge, 23rd March 2013
"A lovely cottage. A real "home from home", the real fire a delight. This part of Wirksworth is full of character and it was fun to explore the "Puzzle Gardens" area and the "Star Gazer" monument at the top of the hill. Best Points: Clean & comfortable, comfy beds. Open Fire"
Written by Sara & Dean , 17th March 2013