Frequently Asked Questions

What's provided with our cottage hire?

We provide the following:

  • Bed linen
  • Towels – tea towels, hand towels (kitchen & bathroom) and bath towels.  Dog towels are also provided
  • Shower gel, shampoo, hand soap, washing up liquid
  • Tea, coffee (fresh & filter), sugar and a pint of milk to get you started
  • Salt, pepper & olive oil, foil and cling film, oven gloves, dish cloth
  • Netflix, smart tv, dvd player with a large selection of DVD’s, books, games
  • For children, we can provide on request a stair gate, high chair, booster seat, travel cot (bed linen not provided for this)

What time can I check in/check out?

Check in is anytime after 3 p.m. and check out is before 10 a.m.

Is there parking at the cottage?

Yes, there is dedicated off road parking for two vehicles.

Do you accept dogs?

Yes, up to 2 dogs are very welcome at The Lanes (may be more by agreement).  We do ask that they are not allowed on the furniture or left unattended in the cottage.  We charge £25 extra for your dogs (total charge).  Our dog policy can be viewed under our T&Cs.

Is the garden secure?

Yes, the garden is well fenced with 6ft fencing and high stone walls.  It is private and secure.

Are there walks from the door?

Yes, you can walk in any direction from the door and walk for as long as you like.  Wirksworth is a short ten minute walk away.  Maps and guide books are provided in the cottage as well to help you plan your routes.

What is there to see and do locally?

Wirksworth is a great base for exploring either on foot or further afield.  More details can be found on our ‘nearby’ page.

What amenities are close by?

Wirksworth has a large co-operative supermarket a short drive or ten minute walk from the cottage.  There are lots of independent shops, cafes and restaurants in the town too.  Larger shops can be found in nearby Matlock.

Is there WiFi?

Yes, we have a very efficient WiFi system which is free to use.

Are there DVD's and/or Netflix?

Yes, we have a large collection of DVD’s with something for everyone.  We also have Netflix.  There are also books and games in the cottage.

Are linen & towels included?

Yes.  We provide towels – hand, bath and tea towels.  We also supply dog towels.

Are energy costs included?

Yes, reasonable energy costs are included.

Are logs provided?

Yes, we supply a starter pack for the log burner.  Additional bags of logs are available at the cottage if needed at a cost of £10 per bag.

Is the cottage accessible for people with limited mobility?

No, I am afraid not.  The cottage is built into a hillside so the garden is accessed from upstairs via a small gantry and some stone steps.  There is also a small step to the front door.

Do you have a travel cot?

Yes, a travel cot can be made available on request.  I am afraid we do not provide cot linen.

Can we have groceries delivered?

Yes, all of the major supermarkets – Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Asda and Waitrose – will deliver to The Lanes. Alternatively, for locally sourced produce have a look at  

Do you have a charge point for electric vehicles?

No, this is not something we have at the moment and we ask that cars are NOT charged by trickle feed from the cottage as it could cause issues with our electric supply and would involve trailing a lead over the lane.  There are nearby charge points at the local garage and in the market square in Wirksworth.

Is smoking allowed?

No, the cottage is non smoking.

Do you have a microwave?

Yes, there is a microwave.