Very spacious three bedroom apartment
- english, portuguese
About Clare A
I live with my husband and two teenage children in Derby and use the mill ourselves as an ideal weekend break less than one hour from our home. We bought The Mill whilst living overseas so we could use it as our UK base during long school holidays. It is therefore fully equipped as a family home rather than being equipped as a basic holiday rental.
Clare A purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Clare A chose Buxton
The Mill is situated on the banks of the River Wye within the picturesque Monsal Dale, just a few minutes walk or cycle from the popular Monsal Trail. There are many footpaths and bridleways on the doorstep, as well as many quiet rural roads ideal for cycling. To get to the Monsal Trail you walk out of The Mill grounds, cross over the river at Water-cum-Jolly (which served as the mill pool), and walk up the footpath to join the trail at Cressbrook Tunnel. Enjoy the varied views from all the windows in the apartment. The living room looks out over the River Wye and the hills of Monsal Dale. From the hallway you get views down the valley towards Monsal Head. The kitchen has views over the old mill race which has the soothing sounds of water running through it.
What makes this Apartment unique
We love The Mill for its peaceful 'away from it all' location on the banks of the River Wye. There are many walks directly from the doorstep, either along the river, up and over the hills or along the Monsal Trail - a disused railway line given over to walkers and cyclists.
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Peak district getaway
Very well maintained and well equipped property in picturesque Monsal Dale.
Wonderful stay at Cressbrook Mill
This property is not to be missed. Everything in this super large apartment was first class and is certainly a home from home. The highlight was having The Monsal track on the doorstep for lovely walks and bike riding. Bakewell is a lovely market town very close by. Would fully recommend this property to anyone wanting to enjoy the great outdoors.
Excellent accommodation, Ideal for Monsal trail biking/walking
Stayed for a week. Excellent accommodation. Lovely views. Quiet location. Ideal for biking/walking along the Monsal trail. Highly recommended.
Fantastic location and the property was very well presented.
We stayed over the Christmas week, the property was extremely well equipped and very spacious. There are many good walks in the area that are accessible without the need of a car. Chatsworth and Bakewell are only a short distance away.
Spacious, well equipped and very comfortable
Beautifully located, lovely property, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Excellent spacious family accommodation
Well equipped the apartment provided a great venue for an extended family get together. There are many varied walks available from the door, some easy and flat along the Monsal trail others more challenging.
The Peak District is an ideal location to enjoy the beauty of the British countryside.
The Monsal Trail (less than a mile) is a 9 mile long disused railway line that has become a very popular with walkers and cyclists. The trail passes through four tunnels and over the Headstone Viaduct which was used in posters to promote the former railway line. The line extends to the former station at Bakewell (4 miles). Along the route to Bakewell is Hassop Station which hires bikes and has a very good cafe.
Chatsworth House (8 miles) is one of the UK's finest country houses. Tours of the house and gardens available. Chatsworth Farm Shop is a great place to buy high quality local produce.
Bakewell (4 miles) is an ancient market town that holds a weekly market (Monday), a monthly farmers market (last Saturday of each month) and the annual Bakewell Show (August). Bakewell has a supermarket, many independent shops, outdoors shops and many pubs and restaurants.
Tideswell (3 miles) is a very picturesque local village with a number of pubs and food shops, as well as a large 14th century church known as 'the Cathedral of the Peak'.
Buxton (11 miles) is a famous spa town and home of the Buxton Opera House which hosts many cultural events throughout the year. Buxton has a larger shopping area than Bakewell, with many high street names and a Waitrose.
Blue John Cavern (11 miles) is a series of limestone caverns famous for the Derbyshire Blue John stone.
Edale (14 miles) is the start of the Pennine Way and on the edge of the Kinder Scout moorland plateau, as well as being at the foot of Mam Tor which is a popular location for walkers and paragliders.
The River Wye (less than a mile) is one of the UK's top trout rivers. Day tickets for fly fishing are available from Cressbrook and Litton Fly Fishers.
There are many opportunities to eat out nearby. The nearest is the Monsal Head (1 mile) overlooking Monsal Dale with two restaurants - this is our favourite place to sit outside and enjoy the sunset with either a local ice cream or beer.
Both Litton (2 miles) and Tideswell (3 miles) have a number of fine pubs, the Angler's Rest in Millers Dale (2 miles via the Monsal Trail) is a traditional pub that serves many real ales. For an upmarket meal Baslow (7 miles) has a Michelin Starred restaurant - Fisher's at Baslow Hall as well as a number of other high quality restaurants - we highly recommend Rowleys .