A converted bijou holiday cottage, ideal for a couple. It's small but perfectly formed! On the edge of this lovely town nestled in the Derbyshire hills. Stunning walks, bike rides, exploring or just meandering with coffee stops. Car not essential. Talk to us if you want to come car-less.
If you like good design, a contemporary conversion that is cosy and welcoming overlooking beautiful countryside within walking distance of a town with pubs, restaurants and people with a smile, then you will love The Sidings.
We converted The Sidings next to our home and we hope you will be as pleased as we are with the deceptive spaciousness that gives you a downstairs with a lounge area and kitchen and a cosy wood burning stove and an upstairs with a double bedroom and en suite shower, washbasin and toilet as well as a heated towel rail. There are also two electric heaters if you need a bit of instant heat. The kitchen has a fridge with a freezer compartment and there is a full fan oven and three burner induction hob as well as a microwave. It is a compact little place, so do come prepared for a bijou holiday home not a mansion! Ideally, it’s for a couple but there is a double bed futon for emergency flexible sleeping arrangements but it does restrict your space downstairs and is heavy to manoeuvre so we don't recommend it. Just a word of warning, there is restricted access to the far side of the comfy double bed upstairs in the eaves and you do have to duck your head to get in and out on that side. We think we’ve thought of everything you need in our little hideaway, but do let us know if there’s something we’ve forgotten and we’ll do our best to provide it for you. We know how annoying it is to have to pack absolutely everything for a few days away, so we will provide a hair dryer, shampoo and conditioner, cooking oil and herbs and things like that. We’ll send you a full list when you book so you can minimise that packing.
Outside, there is a seating area where you can sit and enjoy the peace of this tucked away corner of Wirksworth. Occasionally, you may spot the heritage railway that runs behind our house. Don’t worry, it’s charming and not intrusive and you could take a trip on it yourself from the town!
We will be on hand to help you find your way round the area and we have lots of ideas for you to spend your time with us.
The Sidings is completely self-contained and you will have a little sitting area just outside for you to take that glass of wine. You can park outside your holiday home but we are just across the driveway to help you with any problems. You can also get the train or bus and because it's so close to town with public transport, you can manage without a car. We can sometimes pick you up or help organise a taxi from Cromford Station.
We have travelled the world and stayed in other Air b and bs and we know that it is their diverse charm and quirkiness that gives them that special appeal. We look forward to welcoming you to our converted holiday cottage and helping you to explore the lovely little town of Wirksworth on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire. We absolutely love where we live and if you want us to, we will help you to make the most of your holiday, suggesting days out come rain or shine, walks, bike rides or just lovely cafes to while away the hours.
It is really only big enough for two adults but please talk to us about bedding if you want to use the futon for flexible sleeping arrangements. Also be aware of the sloping roof on one side of the bed and there is storage but not masses so leave those ball gowns at home! We are in the country and Wi fi can be a bit weak sometimes.
We hope you will treat The Sidings as we would. It is newly done so everything is in tip top condition. We live in the countryside so please leave muddy boots and wet things by the door. No dogs and no smoking. We also live opposite, so we would hope you would consider us as we will consider you.