The Peak District offers attractions for everyone. Whether you are a couple, a family or simply having a holiday by yourself, it's easy to fill your stay with things to suit your taste. To list everything to do in the area would be unrealistic, so instead, we've listed some of the top attractions, places to eat and things to do nearby and a little further afield. All of them are within a short drive of the cottages.
If you have limited time, Jean will be on hand to make some suggestions depending on your interests. You can always check out the Peak District website for a wealth of information including upcoming events that coincide with your stay.
Of course, you always have the option of simply relaxing and enjoying the comfort of your cottage! We've worked hard to create and maintain the highest standard of accommodation and trust you will enjoy yourselves whatever you choose to do.
Chatsworth, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire with over 30 rooms to explore. The 105 acre garden is famous for its historic and modern waterworks and sculptures.
Distance: 15 miles
Phone: 01246 565300
operating tourist passenger services on a 9 mile route between Wirksworth and Duffield, the longest heritage railway in the Peak District.
Distance: 1 miles
Phone: 01629 823076
Website: Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
The Heritage Centre is now undergoing a major redevelopment project – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund – to relocate and create a new venue to house our museum collection and exhibitions illustrating the story of Wirksworth and its long heritage. Our new museum will be open in 2019. We look forward to seeing you. Call for more information.
Phone: 01629 707000
Website: Wirksworth Heritage Centre
Carsington Water has a wide range of outdoor activities to be enjoyed. There is also a restaurant, playground, courtyard shops, exhibition, four bird hides and miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore.
Distance: 1 miles
Phone: 01629 540696
Website: Carsington Water Visitor Centre
This Medieval and Tudor manor house is an absolute gem. Inside, there is a fine example of a medieval kitchen; and an Elizabethan long gallery and a beautiful terraced garden.
Distance: 12 miles
Phone: 01629 812855
Website: Haddon Hall
Journey back in time and enjoy a nostalgic train ride on our preserved railway operating steam services between Matlock and Rowsley South Stations.
Distance: 6 miles
Phone: 01629 580381
Website: Peak Rail
Cromford Mill, the world’s first successful water powered cotton spinning mill, built in 1771 by Sir Richard Arkwright. Part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
Distance: 2 miles
Phone: 01629 823256
Website: Cromford Mill
Hilltop park reached by a cable car journey across the valley, with cavern tours, walking trails, fossil exhibitions, cafe and restaurant.
Distance: 3 miles
Phone: 01629 582365
Website: Heights of Abraham
Take a tram ride through time at Crich Tramway Village, home of The National Tramway Museum - an ideal destination for all ages.
Distance: 6 miles
Phone: 01773 854321
Website: Crich Tramway Village
Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton, famous for its unique deposits of Blue John stone. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour though the mine and caverns.
Distance: 25 miles
Phone: 01433 621487
Website: Treak Cliff Cavern
The UK's premier theme park, Alton Towers is day out for thrill-seekers or families. With rides and attractions to suit all ages the resort is a full day's entertainment.
Distance: 17 miles
Phone: 0871 222 3330
Website: Alton Towers