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View across the lake.
Outside eating area
Living room
Kitchen table seating for 16
Front of The Croft
Living room
Outside table
Living room
Double room
Family room
Entrance to the cottage
Parking area
Family Room
Family room with cot
Outside eating area
Living room
Kitchen table seating for 16

The Croft, Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

6 - 16 7 Bed 16 Dining

Comfortable, spacious holiday cottage sleeping 16 in a quiet location near Kirk Ireton, overlooking Carsington Water

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Croft, Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, sleeps 6 - 16 in 7 bedrooms.

The Croft enjoys a peaceful and tranquil location, being situated on a quiet no through road which forms part of the 8 mile circular lakeside walk/cycle ride. The cottage is a converted stone barn offering unique and comfortable accommodation for 16 guests set on the banks of Carsington Water.

The cottage has a spacious interior with comfortable furnishings and a private patio with garden furniture and barbecue facilities. The garden offers the ideal place to enjoy a leisurely evening with family and friends and to admire the great views and sunsets over the reservoir. A gentle 10 minute walk afterwards will take you into the village of Kirk Ireton and the village pub - The Barley Mow... a Derbyshire Ale House steeped in history and tradition. Kirk Ireton also benefits from a village shop, as well as a school and church.

There is a range of things to do when staying at The Croft, Waterside Cottages, Carsington, from a circular walk or cycle ride around the lake, to a trip to Alton Towers. The Peak District National Park is close by, with fabulous scenery and walks, and interesting towns well worth a visit. We are more than happy to help plan your holiday or short break to take advantage of all the tourist attractions that this area has to offer.



There is WiFi in the cottage. Mobile signal can be poor in and around the cottage.

Disabled Facilities

Ground floor bedrooms and shower room.

Dog Friendly

We allow a max of 2 well behaved dogs at a small fee of £20 each. No dogs are allowed upstairs or on any of the beds, sofas or furniture.


Fitted units, large dining table with seating for 16, large electric oven, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, kettle, pots and pans.

Dining Room

The dining area is in the large kitchen with a large table with benches either side which can sit up to 16 people with extra chairs on the ends.

Sitting Room

Large seating area with 4 large sofas and 1 chair, TV, DVD player, CD/docking station.

TV and Music Facilities

TV and CD/docking station in sitting room, docking station in kitchen.

Games Room

There is no games room.

Heating and Open Fires

The cottage has oil central heating.


Ground floor - 1 double, 1 triple and 1 family (single and double). Upstairs - 1 double, 1 family, 1 twin and 1 small double. 1 en suite.


Bed linen and hand/tea towels are provided; please supply your own bath towels, and sheets if using the cots.


1 shower room downstairs, 1 shower room and 1 bathroom (en suite) upstairs.

Children's Facilities

The cottage has stair gates, 2 cots and 1 travel cot, 2 high chairs and a few plastic cups and plates.


There is a large outdoor table with parasol with enough chairs for 16 and a barbecue.

Swimming Pool

There is no swimming pool.


Parking is at the end of the cottage up a small steep drive; there is enough parking for 6/7 cars.


No smoking is allowed inside the property. Smoking is allowed outside as long as cigarettes are disposed of correctly.

Booking Information

To book please go to our website.
A 30% deposit is required within 7 days of booking and final payment 8 weeks before your stay.
A £200 refundable damage bond is taken with each booking.

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The Croft

Please contact the owner for availability dates

2 Night Weekend
From £1595
3 Night Weekend
From £1695

Late Deals

December 2023 Late Deals

Use code WINTER450 for £450 off our last weekends of 2023. 2 night stay £1300 originally £1750.


Picturesque setting on the banks of Carsington Water near the Peak District. Fabulous walking and cycling country. Between Wirksworth and Ashbourne.

  • Wirksworth 3 miles.
  • Cromford 4 miles, Matlock 6 miles, Derby 13 miles.
  • 8 minute drive to the small market town of Wirksworth.
  • Small village shop in Kirk Ireton village 1 mile away. Co-op fuel station and local Kens mini market in Wirksworth, 3 miles. Sainsburys, Aldi, Co-op, Waitrose, M&S food are in Ashbourne 6 miles away.
  • Local pub in Kirk Ireton (doesn't serve food). Larger pubs/restaurants in Wirksworth, Ashbourne, Matlock.
  • East Midlands airport 26 miles.

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