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Fox Lodge

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £325
    Low season
  • £500
    Peak season

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  • Available
  • Unavailable
Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Open Fire
  • Accessible by Public Transport

About Fox Lodge

Fox Lodge sleeps four guests in comfort (plus an additional two on a sofa bed) and is ideally placed in Wirksworth, one of Derbyshire's oldest towns with a great choice of shops and places for a meal out on the doorstep.

Full of Victorian charm, the end of terrace holiday cottage has an open fire for winter breaks and a courtyard for enjoying a drink outside when the sun shines.

Wirksworth is noted in the Domesday Book and located close to the edge of the Peak District National Park within the Derbyshire Dales. Its quaint streets and maze of little alleyways wind around the marketplace which is surrounded by attractive buildings, and home to the weekly Tuesday market. You will find cafes, pubs and restaurants for a drink or meal out, and a good range of shops for stocking up on provisions (including a deli and bakery) just a short stroll from the cottage. There is also a playground for the younger ones with skate park. With an interesting and long history, Wirksworth is an appealing place to visit at any time of the year, and particularly in September when the Arts Festival is held, and May for the annual Well Dressing Festival.

Perfectly placed for exploring the many attractions of the Peak District; Chatsworth House, Carsington Water (great for water sports) and Gulliver's Kingdom (sure to be a hit with the little ones) are all a short drive away. Even closer is the World Heritage Site of Derwent Valley. Matlock Bath is also easily accessible by car, as is Bakewell; the attractive market town of Ashbourne with lots of independent shops to browse; and the cultural City of Derby.

Outdoor enthusiasts have endless opportunities with horse riding, golf, canoeing, caving, sailing and an abundance of superb walking and cycling throughout the local area, the Peak District National Park, Dovedale and also Edale. The High Peak Trail passes the edge of the town and offers over seventeen miles of stunning Derbyshire scenery en-route.

Whether you just want a weekend away to relax, eat out and enjoy some fantastic walking; or you want to explore the many attractions of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales, Wirksworth is an excellent place to base yourself.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Lesley Clifford joined Independent Cottages in October 2016

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor (laminate flooring throughout)

  • Entrance hall with space to store coats, walking boots and even a doggie cupboard/pen, leading into...
  • Spacious modern kitchen well equipped with ample cream cupboards topped with wooden worktops, electric oven/hob with extractor over, dishwasher, wash/dryer and microwave. Everything is provided for self-catering including plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses pans etc and there is a breakfast bar where you can sit with a glass of wine and keep the cook company whilst preparing supper. A door leads out to a courtyard where you can relax on the decking (with a vine covered pergola providing some shade) and dine alfresco (outdoor furniture provided).
  • Large open-plan living area divided into two distinct areas. The first is the dining area with table and six chairs as well as a 'quiet' sitting area with sofa (which folds down into a compact double bed which is five foot eleven inches long and four foot five inches wide - a good place to relax with a book!). At the other end is the sitting area with comfy seating set around an open-fire with Freeview television and DVD player.


  • King-size bedroom with plenty of clothes storage in the wardrobe and chest of drawers. There are tables beside the bed with lamps.
  • Second bedroom with double bed. This room also has a wardrobe and chest of drawers, along with bedside tables and lamps. Both bedrooms have room for a cot.
  • House bathroom with nice size corner bath, separate large shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

Outside: The courtyard provides a nice place to sit outside during the warmer weather. Bikes can be stored in this gated area. Whilst the cottage has no off-road private parking, there is a public car park directly next door where you can park free of charge (long-term).

Additional information: Bed linen and towels included. Central heating throughout and included in the rental charge along with electricity. A starter pack of logs is provided for your first fire, along with a welcome tray upon arrival for making a cup of tea or coffee. Up to two well behaved dogs accepted by prior arrangement. Strictly no smoking. Children welcome and a travel cot and high chair can be provided (please bring your own bedding and please let the owner know at the point of booking should you require a cot or highchair). Short breaks available all year round (two night minimum stay). An under occupancy discount of 5% is available for couples using just one bedroom. WiFi is available in the pubs and library close to the cottage.

Public transport: Connection links are good by bus and train for those without a car with an hourly bus service between Derby and Bakewell. The nearest rail station is Matlock Bath, and the bus service picks up outside the station.

Fox Lodge Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4+2 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 King + Sofa bed)
2 Dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £325
Mid Season from £375
High Season from £450
Peak Season £500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1629 581663 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Lesley Clifford
Member Since October 2016

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Fox Lodge 18 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 20th May 2018
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