Lowes Mill Cottags at Torr Vale Mill



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These five historic cottages have been converted from outbuildings of the Grade II* listed Torr Vale Mill, which was once England’s longest continuous working mill between 1785 and 2000. Sitting in a deep valley on the banks of the River Goyt, the cottages are wonderfully individual and retain many fabulous clues as to their heritage. The Lean To House was originally the old store room. It has a lovely full-length corridor of windows which face the main mill and look over the courtyard. The bedrooms at the back look onto a lovingly landscaped area, from which you can listen to the sounds of the river and nature at its best. The Managers Suite is where the managers would sit whilst the workers would report to work downstairs in The Clocking In House. The large windows in all rooms provide a light and airy space from which to admire the main mill, the iconic chimney and even over to the river. The Clocking In House was where mill workers would report to clock in for work. This one-bedroom property has the original office partitions and there’s still a punching in clock in the kitchen! It’s retained an open plan feel, despite being separated by the original office partitions. Light colours and soft furnishings throughout provide serene comfort after day exploring the local area. The Old Workshop is accessed from the mill yard, you step through a door and then climb wooden stairs up to the first floor. You emerge into a open plan living space that merges contemporary furnishings with the original stone walls of an 18th century mill workshop. Looking up you will see the old drivebelt wheels runs through the open roof beams, and you are instantly reminded of the incredible heritage. On the same floor you’ll find three spacious bedrooms, one of which opens out onto a small-gravelled terrace with views down to the river. This Fireman’s House is a lovely conversion of his original living quarters, with the light and comfortable bedrooms on the ground floor, and the main living area upstairs to really make the most of the views over the iconic mill and River Goyt. Outside a short walk past the mighty chimney stack and you’ll reach the Millennium Walkway. This 160 metre long cantilevered walkway provides a route through the previously impassable gritstone gorge at Torrs, New Mills which is an area of exceptional natural beauty and unique industrial archaeological heritage. Perched on the northwest corner of the Peak District, New Mills is a scenic, thriving town with a wide selection of restaurants, cafés and pubs. Being on the edge of the National Park means there’s an abundance of beautiful towns and villages to explore all of which all can be reached in around 30 minutes. Finally, the bright lights of Manchester and Sheffield can be reached by direct train from New Mills station. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 19 guests

Lowes Mill Cottags at Torr Vale Mill
Phone : 01663 741753


  • Maximum occupancy: 7
  • Total units: 5
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Sky or freeview
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Internet
Room rates
  • Low season minimum price: £500
  • High season minimum price: £830
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Changeover day: Fridays and Mondays

About the area

Discover Derbyshire

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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