Middle Peak View is an absolutely wonderful cottage looking out over the valley towards the little historic town of Wirksworth. The classy interior is beautifully furnished and decorated with its lounge gathered round the log burning stove, cosy sitting room, light and airy dining room and really well equipped kitchen. Add the luxury bedrooms, superb bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower, downstairs cloakroom and a lovely sunny patio and garden and you will realise this is a very special place.
Jumbles of cottages, secret alleyways, and sleepy cats on Aubretia clad walls sum up Wirksworth. It's a great place to explore with interesting local shops, traditional pubs, good restaurants and the heritage centre and trail. Mercia is our favourite bistro but you might also like to try Le Mistral restaurant. The Fish Bar, Balti and Chinese are perfect for takeaways. There is even the amazing Northern Lights little cinema.
Numerous walks radiate right from the cottage door and local treats include rides on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, wandering around Carsington Reservoir, cycling out along the High Peak Trail or perhaps exploring industrial revolution Cromford. Wider horizons encompass all the Peak District's attractions from Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall to Matlock Bath's cable cars and the National Tramway Museum.
A superb lounge with glowing log burning stove, T.V., DVD, Netflix and WiFi. A cosy sitting room. A lovely dining room. A modern kitchen with bespoke units, hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and automatic washer/dryer. A wonderful double bedroom with views over the valley. A second double bedroom of the same high quality and views. An attractive bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower and W.C. A downstairs cloakroom with W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a lovely garden and patio with furniture. Parking is in on the quiet lane right outside the cottage. 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 Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Wirksworth 1 mile. Nearest village shop - Wirksworth 1 mile. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 5 miles.
"Yet another lovely time in this beautiful part of the country. The best cottage yet in all my years of self catering. So enjoyed showing our dear friends the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District."
Written by J , Boston, 22nd September 2019
"Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated and furnished, wonderful views & location. Would definitely like to return to your wonderful home."
Written by The Gregory’s, Surrey, 16th September 2019
"A fantastic week in this brilliant cottage! Lots of great local activities such as Gullivers World, heights of Abraham. Bakewell and the great local community swimming pool. The cottage was perfect for our family and we will definitely be back."
Written by A family from Middlesbrough, 16th August 2019
"Thank you for a fantastic stay. The cottage is beautiful . We were very lucky with the weather and made trips put every day . We particularly enjoyed visiting Bakewell and Buxton"
Written by Mrs Hughes, Wales, 09th August 2019
"Thank you for a lovely stay - we loved the cottage. Biblical rain this week however we still managed Chatsworth, Carsington Water and walks into Wirksworth."
Written by Patrick , Heather & George, Shrewsbury, 02nd August 2019
"We had a lovely week here , the cottage is smashing . We were very impressed. Enjoyed the walk down into Wirksworth , it was delightful. It was our first trip to Derbyshire and we look forward to returning . Many thanks"
Written by The Farmer family, Norfolk, 19th July 2019
"Wonderful stay in an amazing cottage. Thank-you , it really felt like home - so many lovely touches. Recommend Grey hound and Boat pubs in Cromford , lovely food and service. Visited Chatsworth , Haddon Hall. Lots of walking Mam Tor and Dovedale. Hired bikes from Middleton , fab day cycling high peak trail . Home for a rest now - we will return !"
Written by The Pesketts, Kent, 05th July 2019
"Had very enjoyable stay here. Had everything we needed. Loved everything from the flowers in the window to toaster pincers ! Bedrooms were also beautifully decorated, beds extremely comfortable. One of the best cottages we have stayed in - even down to the garden and patio. Very close to Wirksworth and Cromford . Also fab being in easy reach of Matlock"
Written by The Telfords, Doncaster, 25th June 2019
"We’ve had the most awful weather but this lovely cottage compensated for it ! We had good food at Le Mistral, Mercia and fish and chip shop In Wirksworth. Thank you for a very comfortable stay."
Written by K&J Essex, 14th June 2019
"We’ve had the perfect stay at Middlepeak view, very comfortable and homely. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Devonshire Arms, Le Mistral in Wirksworth and dinner at the Hope and Anchor. We walked round Black rocks and Chatsworth grounds. Our 7 yr old loved our day at Gillivers Kingdom. Thanks for the memories ."
Written by The K,s , Yorkshire, 31st May 2019
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our week in your beautiful cottage. We love the furnishings and decor. We have been lucky to enjoy beautiful weather and have explored the area especially our long walks in Lathkill Dale and Lumsdale falls. Chatsworth House more than lived up to expectations. A llama however, was unexpected , but we have enjoyed watching it in the field behind the cottage"
Written by Bev , Terry & Liliana, 26th April 2019
"We have had a fantastic week at the cottage ! The children have loved having their own lounge and exploring the garden. The cottage is cosy and has everything you need , with great decor and furnishings. We have managed to visit Heights of Abraham, the National stone centre , Bakewell, Crich tramway and a great walk at Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud and Black rocks . So many things close by , great location to explore!"
Written by The Edwards family , Norfolk, 19th April 2019
"A lovely few days in your wonderfully restored cottage. We love your taste in colours furnishings and all the homely touches . We love the surrounding area , so much to see and do, climbing black rocks was awesome as were the views."
Written by Emma and Rob, 15th April 2019
"Our last morning in this wonderful cottage. We have stayed in several cottages run by DCC all of which were excellent but this is one of the v best. We were lucky to have excellent weather and much enjoyed watching the sun going down sitting on the patio. We visited Castleton , Buxton , Carsington, Bakewell, and of course Chatsworth ( including the farm shop!). We hope to return v soon . Thank you."
Written by Gilbert family, Dorset, 11th April 2019
"What a beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings. We had a lovely week, weather different every day , one day hitting 17 degrees another 4! Lovely walks nearby on the high peak trail, Masson Mills in Cromford very good for young children , play area in door only £1 per child for as long as you want , ideal for a rainy afternoon. Bakewell and Matlock very nice towns along with Wirksworth. Carsington Water lovely walks around the lake. Coop in Wirksworth ideal , has everything you need. Thank you for a lovely holiday in your cottage. We just suggest a plastic tablecloth for the table."
Written by Steph , Avril, Diane and Edward, 15th March 2019
"What a wonderful delight in entering ‘Middlepeak view’ ! From the furnishings to pictures , the way everything has been fitted to very high standards. The living room with the log burner was so cosy, and what worked well was the kitchen being open with the dining area made it all very practical, another good point was the down stairs toilet. The extra sitting room was fab- our men taking time out . Loved the bedrooms ; beds very comfy with fresh and crisp linen. The bathroom was the icing on the cake, fabulous bath and shower. We loved the little windows , even though they have all been modernised they have all been in keeping with the property. This has been one of the best properties we have ever stayed in, and it is every credit to Lorna and David , for all the renovations that have been carefully worked out. This is a superb cottage to stay , with local amenities to discover Derbyshire. We had a wonderful week here and it is highly recommended David and Marie & Tina and Dennis"
Written by David, Marie, Tina and Dennis, 22nd February 2019
"A fantastic way to celebrate my 50th! Beautiful cottage, lovely countryside just on the doorstep of many walks, places to visit and restaurants. Thank you Lorna and David for our first stay with you !"
Written by Mandy and Cat, Nottingham, 11th February 2019
"Had a lovely week in Middlepeak view joined for part of the week by our daughter. Lots of lovely walks including Cromford moor, Osmaston estate and a circular walk through Carsington and Brassington . Had a super meal at the Black Swan - would highly recommend it. The cottage is beautiful and had everything we could possibly need. The renovation of the property was fascinating - obviously a labour of love! Many thanks to Lorna and David for allowing us to rent this lovely home."
Written by Steggall family, Leicestershire, 04th January 2019
"An absolutely fantastic cottage right in the heart of the Peaks. We had a great few days there, hiring bikes on the High Peak Trail, eating out locally and going on walks straight from the door. The cottage itself is of very high quality with everything you need and more. The log burner was just so lovely to light after our walks. Locally in Wirksworth there are lots of pubs, including the Hope And Anchor that was welcoming, great food and very family friendly. Worth a visit is Northern Lights Cinema, a tiny local cinema with a vintage feel, with a bar - great. We were very sad to leave Middle Peak View."
Written by Poon family, 01st November 2018