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The Angel Forge

Entire cottage
hosted by Paul
  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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"The Angel Forge" is at the very heart of Wirksworth. In the shadow of the magnificent St Mary's Church offering cosy accommodation for up to 4 people. Relax in the dog friendly "secret garden" courtyard and take advantage of the town shops, pubs and cinema, all are easily accessible on foot.

The space
Downstairs there are separate spacious kitchen and lounge/dining room, a utility room and toilet; upstairs are the double and twin bedrooms and bathroom with full-sized heritage bath and separate shower cubicle.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free street parking
Pets allowed
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace

Where you’ll be

Wirksworth, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Things to do in Wirksworth: (Please check as covid restrictions may apply).
Visit St Mary’s Church and find T’owd Man.
See a film at the cosy cinema “Norther Lights Cinema”.
Have a go at clay pigeon shooting at Harboro Rocks Clay Shhot
Ride the heritage railway Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, and walk back along the Ecclesbourne Valley Way.
Walk up The Dale to the Star Disc and stand on your star sign. (Subtly illuminated at night).
Discover the hidden paths and trails through the old lead miners’ cottages in the “Puzzle Gardens”.
Explore Wirksworth’s fascinating and varied history from Roman lead mining to rural regeneration at the Heritage Centre.
Have a hearty, leisurely breakfast at the “Sour Cow” in the centre of Town.
Enjoy the music sessions in the pubs:
1st Thursday of the month at the Red Lion Hotel
1st Sunday of month at the Royal Oak

Perouse the Farmers’ Market, 1st Saturday morning of the month.
Buy fantastic home-made pies and flans from “May’s” cafe and home boiled ham from “Steve Walker the Butcher".
Explore the independent retailers, especially the Fairtrade Shop “Traid Links”.
Climb the fantastic climbing wall at the leisure centre or use the teaching pool for learner swimmers.
Walk to “The Bear Inn” at Alderwasley or the “Gate Inn” at Brassington, (book ahead for great food).

Things to do a short distance from Wirksworth:
Hire bikes and explore the High Peak Trail from Middleton top.
Enjoy water sports on offer at Carsington Water or just walk or cycle the perimeter and see the visitor centre.
Explore the vintage shops in Matlock.
Promenade in Matlock Bath, a seaside town in the very middle of England.
Explore the antique shops in Ashbourne.
Explore the industrial archaeology of the Derwent Valley World Heritage site, including the old steam engines at Middleton Top and Leawood as well as Arkwright’s mills at Cromford and Massons Mills, including its retail centre.
Ride a restored tram at Crich Tramway Museum.
Use the great swimming and modern indoor sports facilities at Matlock ARC Leisure Centre.
Walk along the scenic Dovedale valley, across the stepping stones and up Thorpe Cloud.

Further afield:

Visit the historic houses of Haddon Hall, Hardwick House and splendid grounds and house of the Chatsworth Estate.
Explore the whole of the Peak District searching out the memorials to crashed aircraft on Kinder Scout.

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Hosted by Paul

Joined in March 2014
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