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Good Central Base nearby Peak District, 5 bedrooms, 3 showers, WiFi, SKY TV,

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

House in Holloway, Matlock, Derbyshire, England - The Old Mill & Cottage, An Ideal Base For Exploring Derbyshire And The Peak National Park

The Old Mill and Cottage which dated from around 1750 and has full of character and charm, with old beamed ceilings, an old spiral staircase and a unique tower with a magnificent view. The Old Mill has four bedrooms; a double bedroom in the tower, twin bedroom, an adult bunk bedroom and a family room with double bed and adult bunk bed. It has two bathrooms, large lounge with 4 settees, large dining room with a large table that can sit 10 easily, plus small table that can sit 4 and large patio garden with BBQ set, It is a perfect venue for a family holiday get together party and a quiet hen and stag night parties. The adjacent cosy cottage with an en-suite double bedroom and a sofa bed can be booked together with the Old Mill and it offers privacy when needed, while allowing the family to join together and enjoy. The properties can sleep 13/14. The properties have been sympathetically restored to a high standard and are very well equipped as well as having a large patio garden with BBQ and tables for al fresco dining. Holloway is an ideal base for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak National Park. It is a quiet rural village with general store, pubs and restaurants close by. The Heights of Abraham cable car ride, Gullivers Kingdom, Arkwright Mills and Crich National Tramway Museum are all minutes away, whilst Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Carsington Water and Alton Towers are all within easy travelling distance.

Terence Wood
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

What makes this house unique

Value for money! Its located to a quiet rural area and its overlooking to the Derwent Valley from the back windows. Lovely walks around the village.


Matlock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No open fires allowed in the fireplace. If you do smoke, please smoke outside.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , In Family room has a shower, toilet and wash basin.
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , In the Cottage has a shower, toilet and wash basin.
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , The Main Bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet & wash basin.
  • 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - Family Bedroom - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , sleeps 5
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Adult size beds - sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - Tower Bedroom - 1 double , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 5 - at the Cottage - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 5 bedrooms: Single beds (6), Double beds (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: !. Non smoking residence. 2. No pets allowed. 3. Fires not allowed in the fireplace. 4.Change over- Friday to Monday, Monday to Friday. 5.We reserved the right of refusal. 6.For Wheelchair Access; please telephone owners for details. Well Maintained patio and garden area equipped with large BBQ. Impressive and fantastic view of Derwent Valley in the tower bedroom. Car advised. Utility Room: Iron, Clothes dryer, Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided Other: Central heating, Wi-Fi available, High chair


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Good Central Base nearby Peak District, 5 bedrooms, 3 showers, WiFi, SKY TV,
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Perfect for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for a large family gathering. Plenty of sleeping areas, well appointed and spotlessly clean. The Old Mill sits in a picturesque village close to a number of local attractions

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you all have an enjoyable stay at The Old Mill and Cottage. Thank you Paul and family for your REVIEW. Very much appreciated!!
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Characterful, welcoming, lovely views and very good value for money.

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed with a large tin of chocolates instead of their usual home-baked cake, as my wife has a gluten allergy. (I don't think our grand-daughters had any objection to this arrangement!) And the shop/cafe/post office a few yards up the road even had some gluten-free items available; though as weekend visitors we weren't there long enough to try them.

The main house was full of character. It has a spacious lounge and feature fireplace. A spiral staircase (not recommended for disabled access!) goes down from the hall to the dining room, kitchen and lower bedrooms. There is a ground-floor bathroom and twin bedroom and a very nice double bedroom in the tower (but mind your head going down if over 6ft.). The owners live in an adjoining section of the building and the main courtyard has parking for 3 visitor's cars. A self-contained cottage next door has a double bedroom and double bed-settee. There was a good supply of utensils and accessories and loads of toys, books and games for both kids and adults. We did find a few faulty items, such as a stuck tap, that appeared not to have been reported by previous occupants. The owners thanked us, ordered a plumber, and gave us a £10 discount.

The location is very convenient for back-road access to Matlock Bath and many other attractions, without having to fight your way through the traffic in Matlock town centre.

We have already recommended it to other friends and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr and Mrs King, Thank you so much for your REVIEW! We are very pleased that you all have an enjoyable stay. Best regards, Terence and Imelda.
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Well appointed house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was well appointed and spacious, with a very large lounge that groups of up to 15 can comfortably sit around. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. The location is lovely - a mile away from a nice pub, a mile away from a river, and not all that far from small towns and the Derbyshire Peaks.

The only small thing to be aware of is a very steep set of stairs down to the kitchen and dining area. This is fine for most but I'd be cautious before letting someone who is a bit more frail to walk up and down. That said, as long as they are sleeping upstairs you could manage without them using the steeper stairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine, Much appreciated your REVIEW! We are pleased that you all have an enjoyable stay at The Old Mill and Cottage. Best regards, Terence and Imelda.
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Generous, Convenient and Well Equipped

  • 5 of 5

We hired the Old Mill and Cottage for a family holiday to celebrate an Anniversary. Our party totalled 6 adults and two children.

We were all very pleased with our choice of bedrooms and facilities and really impressed with the way in which the property was equipped and supplied. Although we needed to bring Bath and Hand towels this wasn't really a problem.

The spiral stairs down to the Dining Room and Kitchen take a little practice but we were soon quite proficient.

The comfortable and roomy lounge was perfect for getting together. Our granddaughter (age 7) was delighted to find a brilliant dolls house and toys, whilst the adults had a range of books and games as well as a full Sky TV service.

Lots of fridge and freezer space together with the oven, microwave and dishwasher made it easy to do our bit of self catering whilst a huge array of crockery, cutlery and glasses meant we rarely ran short of implements

The owners are just lovely. Very obliging and willing to help. We were fortunate to enjoy a Cheesecake ready in the fridge when we arrived and some home-baked chocolate muffins later in the week.

In the village, the local office was handy and the Jug & Glass Inn do a really excellent meal.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your REVIEW, Mr. Piper. My wife and I are very pleased that you all have an enjoyable stay. It is good to know that The Old Mill and Cottage are very much appreciated! Best regards, Terence and Imelda Wood.
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Very enjoyable holiday

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Plenty of room for the ten of us, well equipped kitchen, toys, books and games. Spiral staircase took a bit of getting used to but added to the fun! Owners very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eleanor, we are pleased that you all have an enjoyable stay and thank you so much for your Review.
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Gorgeous, quirky and perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were a Hen party and it was perfect. It was lovely that the Bride-to-be was able to stay in the "tower" with a gorgeous view. The owners were very welcoming and looked after us very well. The spiral staircase was a gorgeous feature and a really nice addtion to the property. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sorcha, we are very pleased you all had a lovely stay! We very much appreciate your comments and your custom.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
East Midland Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Jug and Glass 1 mile away, Matlock 4 miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Alfreton/Matlock Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
M1 Junction 28
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Jug and Glass
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The Peak District offers some of England’s most wild and beautiful scenery, and is one of the country’s most treasured National Parks. Holiday cottages make good bases for walking or cycling holidays to explore the delights of Buxton, Castleton, Bakewell and Eyam. There are quaint pubs and teahouses to be found in this area, with local beers making the perfect end to a day’s walking.

Tennis in town, Water sports, Horse riding, Fishing.

Great for: Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Cycling holidays.


Airport: East Midlands Airport 40 km

Train station: Derby City, Matlock

Further Details:

Holloway was the home of Florence Nightingale and family and is steeped in history of ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. The High Peak Trail, a popular walk, also begins less than one mile away from The Old Mill & Cottage. This 17 miles (27 km) High Peak Trail is now a national route of the National Cycle Network and popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Nearby Attractions:

The Heights of Abraham cable car ride, Gullivers Kingdom, Arkwright Mills and Crich National Tramway Museum are all minutes away, whilst Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Carsington Water and Alton Towers are all within easy travelling distance. There is also a handful of charismatic pubs a stroll away, offering an excellent choice of food and drink. Explore by foot, bicycle or car and take in some of the most astonishing sights and charms the Peak District has to offer.

Turn off at Junction 28 & take the A38 to Matlock. After 3 miles on the A38 you will come to the Matlock exit. Go right around the roundabout & take the A615 signposted to Matlock & Crich. Continue along this road for a mile & you will hit a traffic light Junction at Oakerthorpe.

Turn left & then first right signposted to Crich. Travel through South Wingfield before coming to the next village of Crich. At the start of Crich bear right at the Celtic Stone Cross which is almost straight in front you. It will be signposted to Holloway. Follow the road for about 2 miles before you hit the Holloway.

Continue on the main road down passed the Yew Tree Pub(closed) on the left & take a right turn about 50 yards down the hill into Church Street. THE OLD MILL is the 2nd building on the left w/ its entrance at road level.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For booking, we require 1/3rd deposit and pay the balance 6 weeks before start of the holiday.

Deposit is not refundable.

Changeover Day:

The arrival time from 3:00 PM and the departure time is 10:00 AM unless otherwise agreed.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner for rates over Christmas and New Year.

Discount tariff for Late Deals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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