Situated in the heart of a beautiful conservation area, the picturesque little village of Kirk Ireton nestles on a gentle hill surrounded by tranquil farm and woodland.

Many charming country towns, popular tourist attractions and beautiful walks are within easy reach: Ashbourne, Wirksworth, Matlock, Carsington Water and the Tissington Trail to name but a few. It is only 20 minutes from the M1 and close to both Derby and Nottingham, our central location is ideal for touring the many and varied attractions of Derbyshire, both close by or  further afield.


Heather Cottage, 1 Townend, Main Street, Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3JP

Honeysuckle Cottage, 2 Townend, Main Street, Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3JP

Getting to the Cottages

From The North

Exit M1 at Junction 28

A38 & A610 to Ambergate

A6 to Belper & follow the map below

From The South

Exit M1 at Junction 25

A52 to Derby

A6 from Derby towards Matlock

At Duffield B5023 towards Wirksworth & follow the map below

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Please be aware that if you are following a route planner, or even travelling using satelite navigation, you may be taken on the back lanes as a “fast route”. Kirk Ireton is a rural village, and a few wrong turnings can make your journey anything but “fast”!!  If you follow the directions and simple map above the margin for error is low!!!


Kirk Ireton is in a beautiful rural village, so if you wish to explore the area then transport is a must. If you don’t drive or prefer not to (there are some very nice pubs and restaurants in the area) then a taxi service could be the answer.

Some local taxi numbers…

  • Cross Dales Taxis (Wirksworth 01629 820 028
  • Peak Cars (Hognaston) 01335 370 937
  • Greenway Cars (Ashbourne) 01335 342 964
  • Scotts Taxis (Belper) 01773 880 880 or 07766 859 435
  • Belper Cars (Belper) 01773 828 384
  • K’s Taxis (Belper) 0786 6892 942
  • Redline (Belper) 01773 828 828

Train Services

The nearest train station is around 7 miles from the cottages, with the main station (Derby) a little further away.

  • National Train Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
  • Nearest Station: Belper – Approx 7 miles.
  • Nearest Mainline Station. Derby – Approx 14 miles.


Kirk Ireton is within easy reach of many of the UK’s major airports.

The nearest international airport is East Midlands which is only a 45 minute drive south, or Birmingham Airport which is around 1 and 1/4 hours away.