Holiday Cottages in Derbyshire
The Water Mill
nr Tissington, Ashbourne
The Water Mill - in the heart of the Peak District National Park and only 5 miles from the little market town of Ashbourne - is a real find: a Grade II listed mill converted to superb contemporary standards and beautifully furnished.
It boasts original beams and some of the old grain machinery, plus the beautifully restored water wheel outside.
Imagine yourself cooking dinner in a beamed fitted kitchen with original mill wheel in glass protected area, or relax in a contemporary sitting room divided by original mill chutes! The bedrooms show off their beams too, and there's a sofa bed in the sitting room and an extra single bed for a child. Altogether, the Water Mill will provide a home for up to 7 people.
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Holiday cottages in Derbyshire come very well equipped, and the Water Mill is no exception. Bed linen, duvets and towels are included in the rental, is is electricity and LPG central heating. There's parking space at the property and patio furniture is available for you to enjoy those long balmy summer evenings. >Inside, the property provides TV/DVD (Freeview), microwave & dishwasher, as well as a travel cot and highchair.
Due to steep stairs, the Water Mill is unsuitable for the infirm. This is a non-smoking property.
History on your Doorstep
Renting one of the many holiday cottages in Derbyshire means that you have history right on your doorstep. Stay at the Water Mill, and you'll have trouble deciding what to go and see first.
The Old Manor, Ashbourne
Only 7.5 miles away from Water Mill cottage you can find a grand Elizabethan manor house joined to a 13th medieval hall. Once owned by the Fitzherbert family, the Old Manor has some unusual architectural features, including 17th century Flemish glass alongside a medieval fireplace and a rare king post. After being badly damaged in the Civil War, the hous was rebuilt in 1680 it has been well preserved ever since. It is now owned by the National Trust.
Kedleston Hall, Derby
This is a must-see attraction for all lovers of landscape parks and wonderful walks! But Kedleston Hall has more than just a great park and fine walks. It also sports a museum, landscaped gardens and a costumed housekeeper.
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood
This lovely house from the late 1600s makes a great day out for children of all ages. The Museum of Childhood is provides some wonderful interactive fun and maybe also a nostalgic look back for some of us. And as a special treat for all Mr. Darcy fans out there, Sudbury Hall featured in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
Days Out and Things to Do
Most holiday cottages in Derbyshire boast superb views and glorious scenery on their doorstep and this is especially so at the Water Mill. Excellent walking and cycling on traffic free trails along with a pony trekking centre less than a mile away, and Carsington Lake’s water sports and fishing, all add up to a fine holiday.
Alton Towers, Splash Landings and the Crich Tramway museum are within 15 miles. You can visit The Heights of Abraham, one of the Peak District's oldest and most popular days out, which first opened its gates back in 1780. Or find some fun at Gulliver's Theme Park, where kids from 2-13 can enjoy a multitude of rides.