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!!!


As Kirk Ireton is in a beautiful rural location, unfortunately most of the local attractions and places to eat are not within comfortable walking distance – especially for dining out in the evening. However, If you don’t drive or If you would prefer not to, (like a glass of wine – or two!! with your meal), a local taxi could be the answer. Please see the list of local firms we recommend below. The more notice you can give them the better, as at certain times it may be difficult to arrange a taxi at the last moment, especially if you plan to return late at night.

Please give as much notice as possible and do make sure to arrange your return journey at the same time!

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

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.

Slightly further afield but still within easy reach are Birmingham Airport which is around 1 and 1/4 hours south and Manchester Airport at around 1 and 1/2 hours North West (across the peak district). The London airports are further still, the closest being Heathrow at around 2 and 1/4 hours drive south.