Lowe's Mill Cottages at Torr Vale Mill
If your sense of history is as great as your sense of adventure you are going to love Lowe's Mill Cottages at Torr Vale Mill. The properties are set in New Mills, Derbyshire just on the border of Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
The five cottages have been meticulously converted from outbuildings of the Grade II* listed Torr Vale Mill which was England’s longest continuous working mill between 1785 and 2000. The mill sits in a deep valley on the banks of the River Goyt where a mighty weir was built as a source of power.
The cottages are individual and eclectic and retain many clues to their heritage, although they have been refurbished to be very comfortable with tasteful furnishings and modern kitchens and bathrooms.
What makes a stay at The Fireman's House unique?
When the mill installed steam power it meant that there would need to be a constant fire burning in the boiler rooms in order to keep up a head of steam. If fire was to break out in a working cotton mill the results would be catastrophic, so a full-time fireman was in residence and this cottage is a lovely conversion of his original living quarters.
The cottage has two comfy light bedrooms, one with a superking bed which can be separated into two singles and the other with a standard double. The bedrooms are on the ground floor of this property and upstairs is the main living area. Here you will find a fully equipped kitchen which then leads into an open plan dining area and lounge. The lounge features the original fireplace, and has two comfy sofas, a TV and a selection of books to browse at your leisure. Following a day roaming around the local area, you can then soak in the bath or under the shower followed by dinner in teh dining area with the view of the iconic mill and River Goyt.
What is the capacity for The Fireman's House?
The Firemans House has two bedrooms, one superking which can be split into twins and the other a standard double.
This property also welcomes one well behaved dog.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the High Peak area?
Step out from any of the cottages and there’s a very short walk past the mighty chimney stack down to Torr Gorge where you can join the award-winning Millennium Walkway and marvel at the beauty of Mother Nature claiming back the river. If you can tear yourself away from this awe inspiring place, you might be surprised to find that you are actually in the centre of New Mills with a wide selection of eateries, pubs and shops.
New Mills is a small town situated on the borders of North West Derbyshire and Cheshire, forming part of the Derbyshire Peak District. Dating back to the 13th century, the late 20th century saw the Torrs Riverside Park (‘the park under the town’) come into being a place for recreation and relaxation, along with the New Mills Heritage Centre, opened to promote tourism in the area. The Torrs Millennium Walkway, a much-admired bridge, is set deep in the gorge and attracts many visitors, while Chapel en le Frith, the Capital of the Peaks, is only 5 miles away, boasting a cobbled market place and historic old stocks. Within easy driving distance is the delightful spa town of Buxton, famous not only for its therapeutic spring water, but also for its Pavillion Gardens and splendid Victorian Opera House, which boasts a variety of shows, attracting people from all over the world. Within easy driving distance are the Blue John show caves at Castleton and many stately homes such as Chatsworth House and Lyme Hall.
The cottages are perfectly located to make the most of the plentiful attractions of the Peak District National Park, and with the Manchester to Sheffield railway line running through the village, these buzzing cities are easily accessible without having to worry about parking the car. There's plenty of activities locally including many walks, cycling, rock climbing, mutiple National Trust properties within a short drive, caves, historic landmarks, gin and brewery tours and parks and local areas of beauty.
These unique cottages can offer groups and families of all ages a memorable and fascinating holiday at any time of year.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
New Mills is a hub of cafes and restaurants with more being added all the time! Within Torr Vale Mill is The Cheese Wheel - a craft beer and cheese shop, and The Shrub Club - a restuarant bar overlooking the River Goyt. Within New Mills just a 5 minute walk from the cottages there are restaurants serving chinese, italian, fish and chips, indian, takeaway is also an option and includes pizza and fastfood. There are numerous cafes open during the daytime and pubs and bars to sample local beer.
Please note there are steps to the property and around site.
There are also four other cottages on site for letting which could be booked for larger groups of people. All properties are next to each other (The Old Workshop sleeps 7, The Firemans House and The Lean To House sleep 4 each, The Managers Suite and The Clocking In House sleep2).
The Firemans House and The Clocking In House welcomes one well behaved dog each.