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7 Nights See prices

  • £320  to  £450

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Short Breaks From

  • £70 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £100 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

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£210 Sat, 22 Jun 2024
2 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Accessible by Public Transport

About Hillside Cottage

Hillside Cottage is a jewel of a holiday home tucked away in Wirksworth in the Peak District National Park. Built over a century ago, the owner has carefully transformed it into a stylish escape for couples who appreciate a fresh, modern decor beautifully mixed with original features. Being set on a hill means it has wonderful views over the town and surrounding countryside, and it is only a ten-minute walk to excellent pubs and restaurants.

Wirksworth is a charming Peak District town with a creative, artistic vibe. The buildings are made from local stone quarried only a few miles away and include a fantastic mixture of independent cafes, restaurants and artisan shops, as well as a French bistro, quirky real ale pub (selling vinyl!) art-house cinema and wine bar - just some of the excellent amenities on the doorstep of Hillside Cottage! The town’s layout grew organically with the population so you will find narrow lanes and alleys that gradually widen into residential streets and countryside. If you are there in June, then you will see the town well decorated as part of the annual Well Dressing - a custom unique to the Peak District. There has been a regular market held in Wirksworth since 1306, with market day currently being Tuesday, as well as a monthly Farmers Market selling great local produce.

There are fantastic footpaths and cycling trails around Wirksworth, including the High Peak Trail, the Derwent Valley Heritage Trail, and Portway. The latter of these follows the route of Romans and the Iron Age settlers before them. The serene landscape around Wirksworth belies a busy industrial past which included lead mining, and you can see remnants of this on a three-mile walk that starts near Black Rocks and includes the bridge over the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway yard. You can find out more about the local history at the Heritage Centre which can currently be found on North End.

Peak District attractions are plentiful. Try sailing on Carsington Water or take a ride on a steam train through the beautiful Ecclesbourne Valley. Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House are both top choices for a memorable day out, or take some time to browse the shops in Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock. Derby, Nottingham and Chesterfield are all within an easy half an hour’s drive so you could not ask for a better location.

The Peak District National Park is a fantastic holiday destination at any time of year. Stroll through flower-strewn meadows in spring and summer, under gold and russet leaves in autumn or over crunchy frosted paths in winter. You won’t have to look far to find an unforgettable view.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Tiina Hill joined Independent Cottages in June 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Hillside Cottage is a 140 year old property decorated in a stylish fashion to a high standard of accommodation. The owner has carefully preserved the remaining original features, like the exposed beams and high ceilings, while incorporating modern touches such as central heating and WiFi, so guests have the best possible stay.


  • Sitting room featuring a fireplace with a 'log effect' gas stove providing a cosy atmosphere without any mess. Warm your toes on chilly nights as you read one of a selection of books provided for guests to enjoy during their stay, listen to music on the iPod dock or watch your favourite show on the internet-enabled television with Freeview and DVD player.
  • The kitchen is light and sunny, with contemporary Smeg appliances that include a dishwasher. The owner provides a range of non-perishable essential ingredients to make it simple for you to cook a variety of tasty meals with ease.
  • Laundry facilities include a washing machine, iron and ironing board.


  • The high ceiling with a modern chandelier light is a real feature of the bedroom. Sleep will come easily in the luxurious Laura Ashley king-sized bed with a coil-sprung mattress, memory foam topper and high-thread count sheets.
  • A sunny bathroom features a stylish free-standing sink, walk-in shower, WC, heated towel rail and handbasin. Thick fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries are extra lovely touches.

Outside: The cottage sits on a quiet dead-end hillside road which provides it with wonderful views, and the south facing patio is the ideal spot from which to enjoy them. Sit back with a glass of wine and watch the birds come in to roost, or just admire the colours and scenery that change with the Peak District's four definite seasons. There is usually a loading area available where you can stop to unpack the car, with on-street parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, linen and towels are included with hire, and the cottage has thermostatically controlled central heating for flexibility. Short breaks are possible outside the summer holidays, depending on availability. No pets or smoking are allowed in the cottage. The cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with restricted mobility.

Hillside Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Mon, 1st Apr 2024 - Sun, 30th Jun 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £255 - £275 | 4 nights: £340 - £360 | 5 nights: £370 | 6 nights: £370

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 1st Jul 2024 - Thu, 12th Sep 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 4
Short break prices:
4 nights: £380 | 5 nights: £380 | 6 nights: £380

7 Nights

Min. 4 nights:
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Fri, 13th Sep 2024 - Sun, 22nd Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £240 - £250 | 4 nights: £320 - £330 | 5 nights: £355 | 6 nights: £355

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 23rd Dec 2024 - Mon, 6th Jan 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 5
Short break prices:
5 nights: £400 | 6 nights: £400

7 Nights

Min. 5 nights:
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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 King)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Tiina Hill
Member Since June 2018

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Hillside Cottage Noticeboard

Our short breaks are usually Mon - Fri (4 nights) or Fri-Mon (3 nights), or a full week Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday. short breaks are around £180-£300 and full week £320-£440

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 for 2 nights, £210
Mon, 1 Jul 2024 for 4 nights, £290
Fri, 19 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £375
July week
Sat, 3 Aug 2024 for 2 nights, £240
Fri, 9 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £375
Fri, 16 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £375

Hillside Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 12th June 2024

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