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The Croft

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Little Bolehill near Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Grade 3 Star rating
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A unique studio property with stunning views from the elevated balcony.

This rural retreat for two is down a quiet country lane and offers an architect - designed barn conversion with stunning views from the balcony onto the quaint town of Wirksworth in the Ecclesbourne Valley. A cosy studio , this conversion has a wood burning stove and under floor heating. Twenty minutes walk takes you into Wirksworth for shops, restaurants and take aways. Five minutes walk up the hill offers a friendly local pub serving home cooked food.
The Croft is a 300 year old former cow house and barn, now saved from collapse by the previous owner and renewed as a comfy holiday home. The property is on two floors; downstairs a dining kitchen and well appointed shower room, and upstairs a living area with a wood burning stove and double futon bed/ sofa. Perhaps its most interesting feature is the galvanised steel quadrant- shaped balcony, where guests can sit and have an alfresco drink whilst watching the sun go down, sitting at the bistro style table and chairs. The Croft is situated along a peaceful country cul de sac. It has its own private parking space and is totally separate from the owner’s house which is nearby. There is a wonderful variety of wildlife here, especially birds. At dusk tawny owls are often seen, and sometimes foxes and badgers too.

Ground Floor: Kitchen/Diner: With table and chairs, electric halogen rings, combination microwave oven and fridge with ice box.
Shower Room: With WC, wash basin, shower and shaver point.
Spiral wooden staircase leads to.....

First Floor: Studio Lounge/Bedroom Area: With futon/sofa bed, flat screen TV, DVD, wood burning stove, free view and radio/CD player

Under floor heating and a portable oil filled radiator, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs and sticks included, remainder at £5 per basket. Parking bay for 1 car. Use of balcony with table two chairs and barbecue.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/06/2017
    Great location and very quiet for a relaxing break. Eco friendly products much appreciated. Only negatives are the spiral staircase (wouldn't be ideal for those of limited mobility) the sofa bed (a bit of pain to put up and down, and I stubbed my toe on it twice!) and it's very light at night due to all the windows. But the balcony more than makes up for it, especially if it's warm enough to sit out.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/05/2017
    This was a fantastic location and the owners went out there way to make us feel welcome and settled I'd recommend this accommodation it's great 👍

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Lovely review, thank you. So glad you felt at home with us. Do come again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/04/2017
    Great little place, well looked after and like a Tardis it is so well designed, we spent a week and immediately booked another. The area is beautiful with more walks than you could do in a lifetime. Loads of National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby. Don’t be put off by the apparent small size of this property. This place has everything you need. The balcony has lovely views across the valley, loads of birds flitting around and is the perfect place to wind down after a long day walking before strolling to the pub (possibly the friendliest we have ever been in). The microwave doubles as a conventional oven and we cooked most nights with no problem. The sofa bed is comfortable and if you don’t bother to put it back to a sofa each day is fine to lay back and watch TV.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; What a great review, thanks for your appreciation. Love the Tardis reference.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2016
    Had a great time at the croft, futon/bed was uncomfortable,would benefit from sprung sofa bed

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thanks for leaving your feedback ...... glad you had a good time at the Croft but sorry you found the bed not to your liking. There have been only positive comments on the comfort score since your visit, so maybe our futon bed was just not for you. Beds are a very personal taste and maybe the firmer futon style is not what you are used to. I should point out that it is in fact the thickest and most comfy futon I personally have ever tried.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/08/2016
    A lovely conversion of an old barn, the space is perfect for a couple, kitchen and bathroom downstairs, spiral staircase leads to living/sleeping space with log burner and small balcony. On the whole we enjoyed the space and we loved the location. However, it feels like it's in need of some TLC. As noted by previous guests, we didn't find it in pristine condition. From outside, the entrance door and windows appeared unloved and dusty. The bathroom had patches of mildew around the shower and the window was dusty with many cobwebs. The extractor fan in the bathroom wasn't working properly, we gave the filter a quick clean to remove layers of fluff and dust and hey presto it worked like a charm. The terrace is quite overgrown with ivy and the planters empty and sad. None of these are big problems, the place just needs some love.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2016
    Loved it! So quiet and cosy, and pub just a five minute walk away - Wirksworth lovely too, just a 20-minute stroll. We will be back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/08/2016
    small but cosy and adequate for 2 adults and a dog. enjoyed sitting on the balcony and the quiet location. the only thing we missed was a cooker. ideal area for the dog as there was very little traffic.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/08/2016
    Lovely hideaway. ..we'll equipped. .Wished the trees could have a trim then the views from the balcony would be great .. still would go back in winter to use the log burner. The wine..chocolate. .butter and bread were a lovely welcome gift .

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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