The Water Mill
The Observatory
The Water Mill: Bedroom
The Lounge
The Kitchen
Kitchen Island
The Water Mill: Bedroom
Optional Hot tub add-on
The Water Mill: Back patio
The Water Mill: Picnic area


    The Water Mill

    The Water Mill is a stunning Grade II, award-winning conversion, located on the edge of the Peak National Park.


    The Water Mill provides luxurious comfort with unique historical features, including an Observatory overlooking the c.1625 Mill workings! The Water Mill is truly the perfect retreat to relax and unwind.

    Set among the rolling hills of Derbyshire, boasting views in every direction The Water Mill is an imposing and picturesque former mill, steeped in local history. The property has been lovingly converted into a unique holiday home, available to rent on a self-catered basis. Easily capable of accommodating up to sixteen guests comfortably, The Water Mill is the perfect choice for large family gatherings, corporate retreats, and any other celebratory groups looking to visit Derbyshire and stay in a no-compromise property which can cater to their every whim.

    The main kitchen and dining space in the mill combines rustic wood finishes with contemporary high-end culinary appliances, creating a space as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. Come together for breakfast every morning, and dinner each evening and sit around to share a meal with your loved ones. Alternatively, perch at the four person breakfast bar for a more casual experience. Whether you want a fully catered package from Mark Hadfield Catering, a hamper package from the local deli, or a full bar service for a special event, any number of catering solutions can easily be arranged for your pleasure and convenience.

    After dinner, retire to the sitting room, with its abundance of historic features, modular sofas for all sixteen guests, and choice of Netflix on the Smart TV, DVD player, or a wide selection of books and games to enjoy. Aside from the main living spaces, there is also the slightly quirkier Milling Observatory, where an engineered glass panel allows guests to look in on the mill workings from the comfort of bar tables and stools - perhaps accompanied by a wine and cheese night, murder mystery or quiz event! Upstairs, various configurations of couples, families and friends can be comfortably accommodated in the versatile bedrooms. From its high ceilings and original fittings to the no-expense spared modern touches carefully designed to create a luxurious and decadent group destination.

    Outdoors, choose between two separate private patios that offer rattan outdoor dining furniture and a large gas barbeque, not to mention the stunning, historic, millstones set into the floor. The property also offers a luxury, seven-seater hot tub complete with mood lighting and drinks compartment, alongside an overhead gazebo to hire at an additional cost. Alternatively, take a ten-minute stroll through the estate’s pastures and you’ll reach two separate, private paddocks, both complete with an adjoining stretch of river; the ultimate spot for games, paddling, a picnic, or simply for younger children looking to blow off some steam.

    Everything about The Water Mill is geared towards a no-compromise getaway, regardless of your hobbies or preferred activities. Guests who enjoy hiking, bike riding and outdoors pursuits from sailing and paintballing to Go Ape and caving will be delighted by what is on offer in the surrounding Peak District. Almost every taste can be catered to with advance liaison. For a more sedate afternoon stroll, consider the picturesque strolls to either The Sycamore Inn, in nearby Parwich or The Olde Gate Inne in Brassington, both offering brilliant food, excellent cheer and fantastic local ales.

    The Water Mill - Facilities, Services and What to expect:

    • Hot tub and Gazebo hire
    • Family Friendly
    • Historical site
    • History tours available upon request
    • Two picnic areas exclusive to guests located in the woodland and by the river
    • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
    • Dolce Gusto Coffee machine
    • Gas Barbeque
    • Dishwashers, kettles and toasters
    • Microwave
    • Fridges and freezer
    • Oven and hob
    • Central heating
    • Ironing and laundry facilities
    • Free WIFI
    • Patio sofa, and glass rattan dining table
    • Private parking
    • Denby crockery
    • Luxury Egyptian 100% cotton linen
    • Cleaning material essentials
    • OS Maps and laminated maps
    • Hairdryers and heat mats provided
    • Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker available
    • DVDs, Books and board games for all ages available
    • Feeding the sheep and chickens available upon request
    • Pub walks from the door
    • Group Friendly
    • Celebration House
    • Owners on site
    • Eco Cleaning
    • Recycling on site
    • EV Charger due in 2023
    • Non-Smoking Property and No Pets
    • Relaxed bridals are considered upon request

    Should you have a larger group (for example, for a wedding), this property can be booked alongside:

    • Tissington Ford Barn, Bradbourne (sleeps up to 12)
    • Waterside Barn, Bradbourne (sleeps up to 10)


    • Eco cleaning
    • Recycling on-site
    • Accessible by public transport
    • Local produce or homegrown food

    Our Facilities

    • Hot Tub
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave oven
    • Oven
    • Laundry facilities
    • Children welcome
    • Free WIFI
    • Building of historical interest
    • Cots available
    • Linen provided
    • Fridge Freezer
    • Guided tours for groups
    • Outside seating
    • Hairdryer
    • Private parking
    • Central heating
    • High chairs available
    • Totally non-smoking
    • Free Parking on Site
    • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
    • Wedding receptions
    • Accepts groups
    • Towels Provided
    • Barbecue
    • Non-smoking property
    • Washing machine
    • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
    • Sole use of venue
    • Grounds for outdoor activities
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

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