Topshill Cottage is a charming cottage in a wonderfully peaceful location with breathtaking views over the Ecclesbourne Valley. Created from a mellow stone barn it offers super accommodation with a spacious, beamed lounge gathered around a glowing log burning stove, quality bedroom and really well equipped kitchen.
Set at the end of a quiet hawthorn clad lane with beautiful countryside all around you will think you are in the middle of nowhere. Yet the attractive village of Kirk Ireton with its stores, post office and famous pub is just a short walk away. Wirksworth, which is a brilliant little historic town, is also close by as is Ashbourne with its colourful market and lots of interesting shops. Carsington's wild water sports, Matlock Bath's exciting cable cars, Peak Rail's steam trains and the National Tramway Museum are to be found in the surrounding hills.
More traditional days out can be had in and around the Peak District, perhaps exploring Chatsworth House, visiting Haddon Hall or venturing out to Hardwick Hall. But make sure you get back in time for a 'real ale' from the jug in the Barley Mow before a last glass or two in the cottage garden under a night time canopy of stars.
An attractive and very spacious lounge with vaulted, beamed ceiling, comfortable settees, T.V., DVD, glowing log burning stove and views over the valley. An adjoining dining area. A well-fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and automatic washer. A lovely double bedroom. A bathroom with bath/shower over and WC.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of logs for the stove are included. (£15 p.w. charged extra Oct - Mar). There is a garden with fantastic views together with a secluded patio with furniture. Ample parking is available. Pets are allowed by arrangement charged £20 per pet(dogs must be kept on leads). Smoking is not permitted. The cottage is not suitable for babies and toddlers. Access for people with disabilities may be possible. Please ask for details and a copy of the cottage access statement.
Weekly bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Kirk Ireton 0.5 miles. Nearest village shop - Kirk Ireton 0.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Ashbourne 5 miles.
"A cosy, charming cottage in a beautiful area. would definitely come again and recommend it to friends. Thank you."
Written by A couple from Buckingham, 24th October 2017
"This was our 8th visit and everything as expected, very comfy and relaxing. weather very good for October. had a relaxing holiday. see you next year xx"
Written by Sharon and Pete, Shepton Mallet, 21st October 2017
"Cosy and comfortable cottage in wonderful landscape. Walking and cycling excellently catered for in the Peak District national Park. Visited Ladybower reservoir, Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Edale, Tissington, Tideswell and more. We will return!!"
Written by Frank Annemaria and Pippa, Kent, 07th October 2017
"Very quiet and peaceful place. So pleased Barley Mow still the same since the last time we visited (10 years ago). Enjoyed real ale bar at Wirksworth. Lovely meal in Old Gate, Brassington. cromford Canal walk lovely. Thank you"
Written by Vicki and Trevor, West Midlands, 01st September 2017
"Had a lovely relaxing week. The views are wonderful and the whole cottage and surroundings very comfortable. The 2 "Miners Arms" provided good meals. The barge trip was relaxing on the canal at the mills. Thanks"
Written by Linda and David, Hereford, 19th August 2017
"Delightful cosy cottage. walked the 8 miles round Carsington water, loved Haddon Hall - beautiful gardens. the church at wirksworth is well worth a visit. Enjoyed a delicious lunch at Mistral in the town. The walk at ilam country park was breaktaking. Chatsworth is stunning! A great week!"
Written by Allison and Peter, Saffron Walden, 12th August 2017
"Enjoyed our week, visited lots of interesting places - Tissington, Haddon, Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall. Lovely views across the valley in the changing weather. Wonderfully quiet. Cottage with lots of character."
Written by Anwen and Colin, Durham, 05th August 2017
"Excellent week in a beautiful location. Will miss waking up to such a breathtaking view. Railway Inn, Belper Rd, dog friendly and excellent food."
Written by Steve and Sian, Caerphilly, 29th July 2017
"Lovely cottage, quiet location, beautiful scenery. Must does - Chatsworth - £4 to park???, Bakewell market day, lovely mid-weel roasts at Railway Inn, Belper Rd, good food - Knockerdown, Carsington. Didn't find a good Chinese meal!!"
Written by Nigel, Rita and Muffin, Dorset, 22nd July 2017
"A well earned rest in a cosy cottage with beautiful scenery surrounding it. Weather mixed. Thank you."
Written by Tim, Jane and Buddy Whitehead, Norfolk, 15th July 2017
"Superb location with panoramic views. sitting in the garden in the evening with aglass of wine in gorgeous weather was perfect and so quiet as well. With a youger less obedient dog the open nature of the boundary might have been a problem."
Written by Ross, gail and Sophie, Hereford, 08th July 2017
"Another wonderful stay. Many thanks."
Written by Mike, Linda, Maisie and Alfie, Suffolk, 10th June 2017
"A lovely few days at this comfortable, peaceful and very private cottage. Brilliant weather for walking(done lots of that!). Most enjoyable stay. Ada will second that! Many thanks."
Written by Dean and andrea, + Ada (whippet/bedlington lurcher), 03rd June 2017
"fantastic cosy cottage in a superb location. We have enjoyed cycling and walking here. This part of Derbyshire is truly a "hidden gem"."
Written by Ray and Avril, Sidmouth, 13th May 2017
"Lovely week in Topshill once again. Fifth time. We shall be back next year. Fab weather, sunny, breezy, great for walking. Thanks Brid for another lovely week."
Written by June and Robert, Kidderminster, 05th May 2017
"We had a great week, thank you. The views are great and the weather was good for January. The cottage was comfortable and cosy."
Written by Aurora, Bedworth, 07th January 2017
"Lovely and peaceful , with good walks for the dogs. fantastic views, especially when white with frost."
Written by Eileen and David (Blue and Freddie) France, 31st December 2016
"Very enjoyable week. great to be "back home" again. Lovely cosy cottage, ideal for us and the dogs."
Written by Mike and Linda, Maisie and Alfie, Suffolk, 17th December 2016
"Week went to quickly ! We all had a wonderful time."
Written by Jeanne and Peter, 25th June 2016
"Wonderful weather. Enjoyed the peace and quiet. Had a very relaxing week with lots of fantastic places to visit."
Written by Elizabeth and Bob, Northumberland, 11th June 2016