Hog Cottage is an idilic Derbyshire Luxury Holiday Cottage and is located in the market town of Wirskworth. Leaving the town you start to climb up a hill towards the small hamlet of Gorsey Bank and its quaint haphazard collection of cottages which was once the home to of a Victorian fabric Mill and a Hat Factory. The delightful assortment of cottages reminds you of the smuggles seaside village of Polperro but without the sea or fishermen and if you pause for a moment its easy to imagine the hustle and bustle of people going about their daily business in this tiny Mill community.
At the very top of Gorsey Bank you will find Hog Cottage which is tucked between another two cottages. Its a picture postcard cottage and in the summer the cottage garden is alive with colour and a stunning Wisteria climbs gracefully up the front of the Cottage. Its hard to imagine that this beautiful cottage was once two dwellings and housed the Hat Factory workers families. Once inside the cleverly converted cottage feels spacious and offers modern day luxuries. You enter the Cottage through a stable front door into a snug area with a desk and easy chairs which offers a perfect place for chilling out on summer evenings. From the sung a door leads to a lovely cottage style sitting room with a cosy gas living flame fire and comfy sofa and two chairs.
At the other end of the snug there is a archway through to a newly appointed luxury Kitchen which leads into a stunning Dining Room with a grand dining table which looks magnificent against the stone walls, high ceiling and exposed beams. The dining room leads out onto a secure patio area and in the summer months it provides a wonderful alfresco breakfast area with a small bistro table and chairs.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, one offering a Colour TV/DVD and new King Sized bed the other with an option of two single beds or King Size. There is a luxury appointed Bathroom with bath and separate spacious Power Shower.
This ideal Derbyshire Country Cottage is south facing and takes advantage of its position with a cottage garden at the front which is mainly laid with flower beds and a flagged stoned area making it a perfect summer sitting area with its stone brick BBQ. The most charming part of the cottage is the attention to detail and the quirky collection of pigs which adorn the cottage, from cute cuddly soft toys to wooden and pottery pigs they add to the special touch from the owner.
What you can see from the Bedroom Windows: The valley rolling down to the town and far reaching views of the country fields.
Dogs welcome Cottage: A Derbyshire Dogs Welcome Cottage and all four legged friends receive a special doggy welcome pack.
Romantic breaks: Hog Cottage is a perfect Derbyshire Romantic Cottage and on request you will receive a good bottle of Bubbly and Chocolates.
Hog Cottage is a idyllic Derbyshire country cottage offering luxury accommodation, its warm welcoming atmosphere is a perfect place for romantic hideaway or ideal for a small family wishing to explore Derbyshire and the Peak District.
Beauty Treatments at Hog Cottage:My Personal Sanctuary delivers first class therapists direct to you at the property of your choice. They literally bring the Spa to You! Their service is ideal if you are planning a party or special occasion for friends or a loved one.
Things you should know:Because of Hog Cottage unique location the entrance road to the cottage is very steep and narrow and although there is parking for one car on the lane outside the cottage many guests find the hill a challenging experience and prefer to park at the bottom of Gorsey Bank.
The garden at the front is mainly laid with flagstones and then flower bed2 and shrubs and there is a small drop wall down to the service road.
Matlock is only 6 miles away – once famed for its hydros and spa treatments, Matlock is now a bustling town surrounded by the spectacular countryside of the Derbyshire Dales.
Ashbourne is a lovely old market town with good shopping, especially for antiques and only a 20 minute drive from the cottage.
Backwell is 13 miles away and is the only market town within the Peak District National Park boundary. It has attractive courtyards, independent shops, cafés and a fantastic location on the River Wye.
Buxton is 20 miles away and one of most popular tourist destinations in the Peak District famed for its natural spring water and Georgian architecture. The town was founded by the Romans who called it Aquae Arnemetiae.
Great Days Out
Chatsworth House is only a 20 minute drive from Hog Cottage and offers visitors a treasure trove of modern and historic artifacts over three floors.
The Heights of Abraham which has a Caverns and Hill top park with wonderful woodland walks and the famous Cable Car which rise from the valley floor, the observation cars transport you in comfort and safety and allow stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District.
Haddon Hall is 25 minutes away – set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th Century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye.
Pavilion Gardens is a wonderful historic venue situated in the heart of Buxton. Nestled within 23 acres of beautiful gardens, it’s a popular family friendly destination.
Poole’s Cavern in Buxton is a great day out – explore the vast limestone caverns and see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. Stroll through beautiful woodland trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint.
Little Monkey’s is an indoor play centre in Matlock perfect for those wet days, open all year round.
Matlock Bath Aquarium & Exhibitions offers native, tropical and marine fish housed in the former Matlock Bath Hydro. Exhibits include a petrifying well, a hologram gallery, gemstone and fossil collections, the original Victorian stone staircase and the spring-fed, thermal pool.
Eating and Drinking
Just a 10 minute walk away you’ll find La Mistral, an award winning French style bistro which offers simple delicious fresh food.
Scrumptious Tea Rooms is located in Wirksworth town and is a family run cafe serving locally sourced, freshly made food and drink.
10 Minutes Drive Away
The Bear Inn is an excellent pub serving locally sourced food in wonderful surroundings. They offer a Sunday Carvery which people travel from near and far to experience.
The Red Lion Inn at Hognaston is a traditional seventeenth century, family-run inn. Choose from the bar area, with its open fires and the locals popping in for a ‘quick one’ on the way home or the Conservatory, for a more private, though still friendly, environment.
Ye Olde Gate in Brassington is a traditional pub with a historic feel, providing a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.
The Miner’s Arms in Carsington has a lovely Beer Garden and a great eco-friendly Children’s Play Area.
The nearest supermarket is Sainsbury’s which is located only 4 miles away in Matlock. You can order your grocery shopping and get it delivered to the cottage for when you arrive.
Carsington Water has everything you need for a great day out. Here you’ll find many sporting activities including Sailing, Windsurfing and Canoeing. You can also hire bikes and cycle the ten mile route of the reservoir. Only a 10 minute drive from the cottage.
Ashboune Golf Club has won acclaim among members and have proved to be a challenge for both high and low handicaps and you can play whilst enjoying the spectacular views into Dovedale and the Peak District.
Matlock Golf Course offers a challenging 18-hole par 70 course of just over 5,800 yards (yellow tees) with spectacular views across the Derwent Valley and unrivalled practice facilities, including a 10 bay covered and floodlit driving range.
Balloon Rides – The beautiful Peak District awaits you on a Virgin Balloon Flights hot air balloon ride from the pretty small town of Bakewell.
Abseiling Derbyshire will give you the best Peak District abseiling experience ever!
Archery Events – With immediate access to the Peak District and some of the most spectacular scenery and venues in the country, Archery Events deliver more than just archery, each shoot is a unique experience.
Themed Walks with Sally Mosley – Experience the history and beauty of The Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, England, with an enjoyable guided walk.
Middleton Top Cycle Hire located at the visitor centre close to the town of Middleton-by-Wirksworth. 17.5 miles of traffic free cycling along the High Peak Trail – links with the Tissington Trail just south of Parsley Hay.
Wild Park Leisure is a family run Paintballing and Quad Biking site, established for over 17 years, situated in the heart of Derbyshire only 20 minutes from Hog Cottage.
Derbyshire Pony Trekking offer a personal touch, trekking at your pace whether it be fast or slow.
£15 booking fee applies to all bookings made.
Payments can be made by Bank transfer or Credit/Debit Card over the phone.
“We had a lovely couple of days at Anna’s place during half term. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch and the place was clean and comfortable. We spent a couple of very enjoyable days cycling the Monsal trail and along the canal paths. I also especially enjoyed spending the summer evenings out in the garden with a glass of wine!.”
Rose June 2018
“Had a cracking weekend there with my wife, daughter and her husband her 9 month old son, there was a stair gate and a cot for the baby which was a great little touch, the cottage itself was brilliant loads of room very clean and everything you could want for on short or even long break, 5 minute walk into town which is a lovely place, Matlock is just 20 minute drive and Ashbourne little bit further, love this cottage and would definitely stay again, the welcome pack was the best we have ever had!”
Lesley May 2018
“I had a fantastic stay at Hog Cottage. The cottage is located in a lovely area, extremely quiet. On arrival I received a welcome goody pack. The accommodation was fantastic. Down stairs there was a small stylish sitting room with a gas fire, which was really cosy. The dinning room at the rear was very light and well set out, next to the well equipped kitchen. Upstairs was 2 doubled bedroom and bathroom. All clean and tidy, finished to a high standard. I would recommend this accommodation and I hope to be back to explore more of this beautiful countryside.”
James April 2018
18 Gorsey Bank
Tel: 0845 838 5290 or 07714 230118