Sheepwash Cottage is perfect to get away from it all and yet be close to the Peak District, it is an excellent location for walking, running and cycling. A network of footpaths connect the cottage and the village to the High Peak Trail and beyond. There is also easy access to the Carsington Water circular route.
The High Peak Trail can be reached up a steep lane out of the centre of the village and offers cycling or running opportunities all the way to Tissington, or to Middleton, along what used to be an old railway line.
Carsington Water can be reached by footpath from the cottage, it has a visitor centre, cafe, watersports, cycle hire and playground.
Nearby Wirksworth has a heritage centre, several restaurants and cafes, a range of interesting and unique shops and a small cinema make it an ultimate experience.
Ashbourne with its lovely market square and lots of antique and other shops just can’t be missed.
The nearest shops can be found in Wirksworth just 2 miles away and the Miners Arms is 200 metres away from the cottage. We can arrange to receive your online shopping if you decide to order before you arrive.
Directions to the Cottage
Carsington village is situated off the B5053 between Ashbourne and Wirksworth.
If coming from Ashbourne, follow the signs to Carsington Water. Then take a left turn into Carsington Village, opposite Sheepwash car park. Approximately 100 metres after turning take the first turning on the right down Back Lane and Wash Farm is 100 metres down this lane.
If coming from the Wirksworth direction, take the second signposted turning to Carsington on the right. It comes after driving alongside Carsington Water on the left. Then the first turn down Back Lane, Wash Farm is 100 metres down this lane.