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Hog Cottage

18 Gorsey Bank, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, Peak District

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Anna Fern

07714 230118


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Description of Hog Cottage

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 luxury appointed 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 the other with an option of two single beds. 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.

Features of Hog Cottage

  • General
  • Garden
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot available
  • Central heating
  • Bed linen included
  • Bed linen & towels inc
  • Washing machine
  • Open fire
  • Microwave
  • High chair
  • Entertainment
  • Phone
  • Garden Barbecue
  • DVD player
  • Colour TV
  • Wifi / Internet Access
  • Sat. Tv

Local Information

Drinking and Eating: The nearest Restaurant is in Wirksworth is just a ten minute walk away. La Mistral recently won the accolade of “Best International Restaurant in Derbyshire 2009” at the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards.

Excellent pub and amazing Sunday roasts is The Bear Inn at Alderwasley and also excellent cuisene wonderful surroundings. The Chef’s specials vary from Wild Boar in apricots and red wine (to be honest - not shot in the Derbyshire Shining Cliff woods!) to various Italian and Thai specials such as lamb rump on a massala mash with Thai sauce.

A short drive away is The Red Lion Inn at Hognaston. Dining at the Red Lion is a real pleasure, whenever you visit us. 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.

Foodstore: The nearest supermarket is Sainsbury’s which is located in Matlock which is only 4 miles away. Why not pre order your grocery order for delivery for the cottage.

Accessibility Details

The property is not suitable for wheelchair users.
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.


£15 per dog per booking
£10 booking fee applies to all bookings made.



Booking Conditions

30% deposit due with booking balance is due 4 weeks before holiday

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Location details for Hog Cottage

  • Distance from:
  • 10 minutes drive from Matlock (5 miles)
  • 29 minutes drive from Derby (14 miles)
  • 44 minutes drive from Nottingham (23 miles)
  • 39 minutes drive from M1 J28 with the A38 (28 miles)

(All distances and times are approximations)