A pub since 1803, the ‘Oddies’ was taken over by a group of regulars who set about restoring it…
Lowes Mill Cottages at Torr Vale Mill
“Unspoilt surrounding area with sloping green hills and ancient tree varieties” - AA Inspector
NEW MILLS, DERBYSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
The four historic cottages are converted outbuildings of the Grade II* listed Torr Vale Mill, which was England’s longest continuously working mill, from 1785 to 2000. Set in a deep valley on the banks of the River Goyt, the cottages have kept many original features. The Lean-To House was originally the old store room, and has a full-length corridor of windows that look over the courtyard. In the Old Workshop there's open-plan living with the original stone walls and old drivebelt wheels that run through the open roof beams. Outside, take a short walk past the mighty chimney stack and you’ll reach the Millennium Walkway, a 160-metre long cantilevered walkway provides a route through the previously impassable gritstone gorge.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 4
- Maximum occupancy: 7
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Offsite pool
- Offsite tennis
- Offsite riding
- Offsite cycle hire
- Offsite fishing
- Offsite gym
- Lawn area
- Garden furniture
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Sky or freeview
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Low season minimum price: £500
- High season minimum price: £1200
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Fridays and Mondays
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About the area
The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.
The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.
The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.
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