Green Acres Holiday Cottage
Green Acres Holiday Cottage 

Places to see, things to do

 Green Acres Holiday Cottage in Middleton by Wirksworth is nestled on the edge of the Peak District in the Derbyshire Dales. It's close to Wirksworth and near to Matlock Bath, Matlock , Ashbourne and Carsington water surrounded by natural beauty.


 Outdoor activities for people of all ages and interests are accessible right outside your door. The area offers superb walking and we can offer advice on a wide range of walks from the cottage which are suitable for all abilities.

  •  Walking
    • Cycling and Mountain biking
      • Climbing
        • Birdwatching

and more...


Two excellent local country pubs can be found within easy walking distance in Middleton.


  • The Nelson Arms  - Derbyshires only 'Arts pub' offers a variety of quality real ales in a trditional family friendly pub atmosphere as well as regular live music and a relaxed trivia quiz, The FOLK JAM held on the third Wednesday of each month and is a must for music fans with over 20 musicians and getting together to enjoy making a wide range of music and poetry together..



Others can also be found a mile away in Wirksworth or a couple of miles away in Cromford where  The Boat Inn can be recommended offering great pub food and regular live . Along the High Peak Trail, you can also find the Knockerdown or the Miner's Arms at Carsington just a few miles away..



 What to do.......

A few ideas for your visit are listed below. There are many more alternatives available and a full information pack is available in the cottage to help you plan your days.

We are also happy to share our local knowledge with you if you would like more ideas suitable for all ages.


  • Middleton Top Vistors Centre and Cycle Hire 

          Middleton Top

Is a short walk from the cottage up the incline on the High Peak Trail the centre has a working beam engine, bike hire and displays.


 The High Peak Trail offers 17 miles of superb off road cycling and walking taking you to Parsley Hay near Hartington. There are linked routes offering a further 13 miles on the Tissington Trail towards Ashbourne. For those wishing longer trips Middleton Top is the start of the Pennine Bridleway, a 205 mile adventure for walkers, horse riders & mountain bikers following old packhorse routes, drovers roads & newly created bridleways.


Nearby Carsington Water provides a number of watersport activities, interesting walks and bridle paths as well as some excellent bird watching.


Only 1/2 mile away from the cottage ( 'a stones throw?') explains the history of stone and how it was formed


  • Derbyshire Eco Centre

Offers a range of Eco focussed informtion and courses throughout the year

         Eco Centre


  • Wirksworth

The fascinating and ancient town of Wirksworth is less than one mile away and offers a variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. It is one of the oldest towns in this area of the Peak District and is still one of those with greatest character. Centred around its marketplace, where markets have been held since Edward I granted the right in 1306, it has many fine old buildings with picturesque alleys and craftsmen's yards.


The excellent and popular arts festival  (9– 25 September 2016) in September should not be missed. The art and architecture trail is on the first weekend where you can see art from more than 150 artists and designer makers exhibiting in the homes, historic buildings, gardens and courtyards, shop windows, churches and unconventional gallery spaces all over this beautiful Derbyshire market town..

Wirksworth open garden display in June are also well worth visiting.


The Ecclesbourne Valley is one of Derbyshire’s most lovely and unspoilt valleys, stretching from the northern outskirts of Derby, at Duffield, to Wirksworth. The rilway operates passenger services on the line between Wirksworth and Duffield mainly using heritage diesel railcars, with some steam hauled services on the short branch between Wirksworth and Ravenstor, a short walk from the cottage on the High Peak Trail.


The pretty market town of Bakewell with many shops, bars, restaurants and cafes is a short drive away as is Chatsworth house,park and gardens -  the stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.


  •  Haddon Hall                                       

  Can be found  just outside Bakewell and well worth a visit to appreciate the fabulous gardens.


 Historic Cromford and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site.


Offers a cable car ride up to a panoramic visitors centre and underground mine visit.


In nearby Matlock Bath for those wanting all sort of rides and fun of the fair.


With its uniques riverside promenade and gardens is nearby


  • Matlock bath Illuminations


Attracts many visitors in late summer with spectacuilar firework dislplays on selected nights. An event well worth visiting.




Black Rocks

High Peak Trail

Green Acres Holiday Cottage

3 Rise End

Middleton by Wirksworth


Derbyshire DE4 4LS


Tel 01629 258471

or 07963037504




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"This is a wonderful and well equipped cottage. Rob and Ann made us very welcome...... As for the surroundings. well there is a wealth of places to explore for a family of four... Thank you very much for a great base for a relaxing family holiday


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