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 and dining area, gathered around a glowing log burning stove, quality bedroom, lovely shower room and 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, WiFi, glowing log burning stove and views over the valley. An adjoining dining area. A well-fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and automatic washer. A lovely double bedroom. A super shower room with shower 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. A small pet is allowed by arrangement. Smoking in the cottage is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be possible. Please ask for details and a copy of the cottage access statement.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Tuesday to Tuesday.
Nearest pub - Kirk Ireton 0.5 miles. Nearest village shop - Kirk Ireton 0.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Ashbourne 5 miles.
"My husband and I have had a fantastic time at Topshill Cottage. Many great local walks and plenty to do also within a short distance. The local pub the Barley Mow Inn a real gem and the locals exceptionally friendly. For us though the holiday was made by our hosts Jane and Andrew. They have thought of every comfort to make a stay special and whilst clearly embracing COVID requirements. The views from the cottage over Ecclesbourne Valley are spectacular, the sunrise quite amazing and can be enjoyed from the private cottage garden in all weathers as blankets are provided. Our dog Cooper was made most welcome. We can not recommend this cottage more. Thank you Jane and Andrew."
Written by Dawn, 21st August 2020
"We have just spent two wonderful weeks at Topshill Cottage, the view was amazing, the hosts incredibly hospitable (nothing too much trouble). We felt very comfortable even in these difficult times, the cottage was spotless and very well equipped. Once again Sylvia and Chris at Derbyshire Country Cottages new exactly what we were looking for and were so helpful and professional with supporting us to book and get the most out of our stay."
Written by Christine & Jos, Netherlands, 07th August 2020
"Wow! First, the views – with a fully functioning kitchen, we cooked each day and took our food outside to really enjoy our surroundings; so peaceful and even more beautiful in real life than in pictures. Jane was a brilliant host – she gave us privacy and space, but we knew she was only a text away if we needed anything and she gave us a great heads up about Wirksworth chippy. We stayed at Topshill in July for 4 nights in total and we did not want to leave – it was spotless and had everything we needed, from a comfy bed and spacious shower to charming living space and WiFi. Would love to return and explore more of the area, as it's great for walks and Kirk Ireton has such a unique pub (a must!). Top tip: Due to the direction it faces, watch the sunrise from the garden whilst still in your pyjamas or stargaze at night because there is no light pollution – rare for us city-dwellers!"
Written by Collette and George, 14th July 2020