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The Retreat

A charming 19th century converted chapel for two people situated right in the centre of Wirksworth. The Retreat is a small but light and welcoming room with a wonderful airy space and cast-iron, renaissance-style glass windows looking out across the cemetery to farmhouses which dot the slopes of the hillside beyond. You enter through a beautiful, slate grey arched door, where there is a double bed within a cosy living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area and under-floor heating for your convenience. The shower room is separate with washbasin, water closet and homely details such as a wooden, gothic church mirror. This detached property is in the middle of a Baptist cemetery, which is rarely visited, set back from the road, making this a very quiet and atmospheric place for a relaxing break. There is outdoor seating at the rear of the building within the graveyard itself, with stunning views of the distant landscape, a very peaceful and tranquil spot to sit and reflect. Formally desolate, the Retreat has been saved from ruin and refurbished as an atmospheric holiday let. It is a 200-year-old, Grade II listed building with lots of well thought out, quaint details within, ideal for a couple to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While there are lots of obvious Peak District attractions within an hour's drive of Wirksworth, walkers will be more than happy with the scenery and trails on offer right on the doorstep. The 18-mile High Peak trail passes right by the town and there is a heritage steam railway a few minutes’ walk away, this cottage is ideal for those looking to explore and indulge in ancient medieval history, Wirksworth's unspoilt town has to offer.

All ground floor. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with 1 x double bed. Shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Amenities for Rental

Electric underfloor heating and electric radiators Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Road side parking and free car park nearby Seating area at rear One well-behaved pet welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 4 mins walk Please note: The Retreat may not be suitable for people with mobility problems or wheelchair users as there are steps down into the graveyard and a slope down to the property There is also a step inside.

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Listing Updated: 02/08/2021

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Rooms 1 · Sleeps 2

In association with Passpawt

Listing Address

The Retreat
Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs








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