We offer two well-equipped self-catering holiday cottages, available all year round. One is set in the picturesque market town of Wirksworth, in the Derbyshire Dales, which offers an ideal base for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District. The other is in Two Dales, Darley Dale, a section of the Derwent Valley just north of Matlock. The Peak Park has been popular with daytrippers since it was established in 1951 but there is so much more to see and do here than could possibly be fitted into a daytrip so why not come and stay in one of our cosy cottages and explore it thoroughly.
Wirksworth is an ancient town, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1089 and granted its Market Charter in 1306. It served as the administrative centre for this area of Derbyshire until the late 19th Century. Full of quaint nooks and crannies waiting for you to explore, the town holds its traditional Well Dressing Festival every Spring Bank Holiday, and a very modern Arts and Architecture Festival in September. So why not join the elite band of explorers who have discovered Wirksworth and fallen in love with it. It's a fascinating place and makes a great base from which to explore the rest of our beautiful county.
Carsington Water is just up the hill to the west, the High Peak Trail runs across the northern edge of the town continuing for 17.5 miles deep into the Peak District, the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site is literally just the other side of the hill and that's before you even start to consider Chatsworth, Dovedale, Edale, Bakewell, The Matlocks........
Two Dales as the name suggests sits between two small dales: Sydnope Dale and Hall Dale, which are part of the Derwent Valley at Darley Dale just North of Matlock. There are three pubs, a convenience store, and other shops including an award winning butchers, delicatessen, farm shop and takeaways all within easy walking distance. There is also a local park with play facilities for children and tearooms within 5 minutes walk of Laburnum House, not to mention the network of public footpaths from Two Dales into the surrounding countryside and through it all the River Derwent meanders lazily on it's way to join the Trent at Shardlow.
Located next to the A6, Two Dales is easy to locate and makes a great base for exploring the Peak District and Derbyshire. The National Park boundary is less than a mile away; Chatsworth is just 6 miles up the valley; the ancient Nine Ladies Stone Circle on Stanton Moor is on the opposite side of the valley, Haddon Hall is 4 miles up the A6 and Bakewell just a few minutes beyond that. For steam buffs, Peak Rail run steam engines along the valley from Matlock to Rowsley, and there is an annual Festival of Transport held in the Park in September.