Torr's Cottage is located in the centre of the market town of Wirksworth. This charming terraced brick and stone built holiday cottage dates from the 18th century and has been carefully renovated. Torr's Cottage retains interesting original features including beams and feature fireplaces to create a traditional olde worlde ambience. The comfortable accommodation arranged over three floors includes two bedrooms, fitted kitchen, cosy ground floor snug with open fire, and first floor sitting room. To the outside of the property is an unusual outdoor 'grotto' with inset lighting and a pretty spiral staircase to a decked balcony area. The cottage... is ideally placed for exploring Wirksworth and the attractions and amenities of the surrounding area.
Amenities: Gas central heating with open fire. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD/CD, WiFi, library of books/games. Fuel, power & starter pack of fuel for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair. Small residents' car park 40 metres from cottage or roadside parking, both on first come, first served basis. Small outdoor 'grotto' with seating, decked balcony with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 1 min walk. Note: Internal stairs in this property are steep & winding & unsuitable for small children or guests with limited mobility. Note: Decked balcony accessed via spiral stairs.
Region: The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.
Town: The delightful market town of Matlock on the edge of the White Peak offers many buildings of architectural interest, including an impressive parish church. The National Stone Centre, ancient "jitties" and courtyards, and the wonderful surrounding countryside including Carsington Water and the High Peak Trail are all waiting to be explored. Wirksworth is the home of the lively carnival that celebrates the ancient Derbyshire tradition of Well Dressing, and the annual Arts festival attracts international performers of every kind. There are many opportunities for some great outdoor pursuits around here, including rock climbing, cycling and walking. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Matlock Bath and its cable car, Gulliver's Kingdom, and the newly restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway are all close by. Wirksworth provides a great location for an enjoyable and varied holiday.
Additional amenities include: high chair, cooker.Read more
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 12/11/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Mr & Mrs H
We found this cottage very comfortable and homely. Our little dog was very happy and even though she is ten years old could manage the stairs with no problem. The cottage is very well situated in the village with lovely walks for the dog starting almost at the front door! There are lovely shops in the village including a great butchers selling the best pork pies I have ever tasted. It's mentioned in the welcome pack which has lots of other useful hints. Parking was no problem at all for us. Would definitely stay again.
Mrs J Stepney
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Mrs J Stepney
The cottage was just as described. Lovely and cosy with everything we needed. Would highly reccommend it!
Cosy cottage in great location
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Karen
Great cottage in a really lovely town. Good shops and local pubs. The cottage is very convenient for the town which is in the middle of good gentle walking countryside. The only problem is the slightly tricky parking - not often space in the small carpark at the end of the street, and street parking only after 5pm.
Sutton on Hull East Yorkshire
Left on 03/18/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Hullites
We had a fabulous stay at a most quirky little cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed the 'Grotto' and the location was brilliant for the social life and walks. A little gem!!!
Our welcome pack on New Years Eve went down very well indeed.
Love to be different
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Love to be different
Great town location on a quiet street. A tastefully decorated terraced
cottage with good walks for a dog. The kitchen was difficult to keep
looking clean. Loved the spiral stairs to raised patio at roof level but needs
more attention to safety. Not suitable for young children, elderly people or
timid dogs. Would not suit people afraid of heights.
Would suit young people looking for something different.
Home from Home
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | hst
A really well equipped cottage that felt like home. Its in a nice village with all amenities and some great takeaway restaurants. The owners couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome and any problems were sorted instantly. Lots of lovely little touches e.g. Wine, flowers, welcome pack. The beds are fantastic and we slept really well.
Everything you need is there. Basically first class I would recommend it to anyone.
Wakefield, West Yorks
Excellent from start to finish
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Mattthehat
I was very impressed from the minute I contacted Sykes Cottages. I arranged for a friendly staff member to call me back on my mobile to help me book, she listened to my requirements, and found me 'Torr's Cottage'in Wirksworth.
As this trip was a gift foor my partner, I was a little worried as to how the place would look and feel, and hoped it would give a nice first impression. I was not disappointed.
The home is an idilyic little cottage retaining many original features such as oak beams and log fire, whilst also having the convenience of being very well equipped with more modern living appliances. The kitchen for example, with its array of cutlery and essential ingredients was a delight to use. The bathroom was beautiful.
Small touches complete the cottage - a bottle of very nice wine awaiting us on arrival, a massive range of local tourist info to access, a large variety of books and games for all ages, plenty of towels / linen... These things made it extra special.
Talking of extra special, I must take a minute to mention the 'grotto' area at the back of the property. Built into the natural cliff side, there is a beautiful little outside area with balcony. The owner has clearly put thought into this and it is beautifull illuminated with fairy lights. The pictures on the site do not begin to demonstrate how nice that is.
The location itself was perfect. Easy to reach by car, the town of Wirksworth has good access to many places of interest such as Buxton & Matlock, and is also a charming village in its own right. It has a lovely range of antique shops and some fantastic bakeries!
There is a nice range of places to go walking in the area, whether it's a full 7 mile hike, or just exploring the town, there's plenty to see.
My favourite thing about this cottage was the fact that as a complete package, everything was catered for, and well above the standard.
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