Nestled in an idyllic situation by a riverbank on the edge of the Peak District. A beautiful character cottage with beamed ceilings, stone floors and handmade wooden doors throughout. All mod cons; log burning stoves; aga and cosy rooms to relax. Also the perfect place to relax after the 'thrill seeking' at Alton Towers! This place is really home from home and perfect for a friends or family gathering.
Beautiful, cosy and character property near the Peak District
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Mar 2019
I am a full time working mum of a 5 year old girl and 7 year old son. We live in the same area as the property as we love it so much. We lived at the cottage for 7 years and were very happy there and my husband, Paul, still misses the river!!
Eleanor purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Eleanor chose Waterhouses
This property is in one of the most beautiful areas of countryside that I have ever lived in. We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. Nestled by in the bank by the river but also close to some lovely restaurants, farm shops, pubs, activities all a short distance away. It really has the best of both worlds, tranquillity and then 'action' if you want it.
What makes this Cottage unique
The property has oodles of character in every room. There are beautiful stone floors ; stunning handmade wooden doors and beamed ceilings through out. Not only do you have character, there is no compromise on the luxury features. Stunning bathrooms with Molton Brown handwashes and fluffy towels; really comfortable beds with high quality linens. We like to make our guests feel special.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Christmas at Colourmill Cottage
Comfortable, spacious cottage, (6 adults, 1 four year old and two dogs) over Christmas. Everything was really good and we had a great time, we all arrived in the dark, on different days but found the cottage following Eleanor’s directions.Good place to spend time and central for all kinds of activities. Lovely Christmas decorations and welcome pack were very much appreciated and James was amazed by the present from Santa.
We had a lovely, relaxed stay at Waterhouses. The cottage was beautiful, big enough for all 8 of us (all adults) and the garden backing onto the beck was great place to sit and watch the sun go down! The house as everything you could want, including a BBQ which sadly we didn't get to use because of the rain - but oh well! Eleanor was incredibly welcoming and helpful - and we are very grateful to her for our stay (and the hamper!)
A little piece of heaven
Fantastic stay! Ample space for 6 adults, 2 Children and a dog! The two living rooms were brilliant for us. Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms..... the jacuzzi bath with music was a huge hit with everyone! Dining room was great for family meals! The absolute gem though was the outdoor space, we were very lucky with the weather and the river garden was amazing for us and the children!! Ideally located for days out and an all round brilliant stay! Thank you Eleanor.
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. You were a delight to host so hope to welcome you back one day!
Lovely cottage, great location
We had a fabulous stay in this perfectly located cottage. Set close to a beautiful stream, the cottage is traditional and cosy but with all the modern accessories and appliances. We had snow the entire weekend we stayed so were in the cottage (apart from a few snowball fights!) most of the time. We had everything we needed and the wood burner and aga kept us nice and snug. Eleanor the host, was very friendly and accommodating and even despite the weather, came over to show us how everything worked. The cottage is really well located for so many local attractions and of course amazing views. We were a family of 4 adults and 2 children; 9 & 12 and a large dog. We all had a great time. We ate at the Lazy trout, leek which was superb (15 mins) . Visited the roaches (15mins), and although we didn’t go it is minutes away from Alton Towers and within 30 mins of Bakewell & Buxton.
Luxurious property, perfect location!
My partner and I stayed at the cottage for one night and had a fantastic stay. The hosts are amazing, very hands on and so helpful as we had never stayed in this location before. We felt incredibly welcome, it felt like we had never left home!
The property was immaculately clean and wonderfully decorated throughout. Personally I loved the little touches from luxurious toiletries through to clean and comfortable bedding. The kitchen was very well equipped to accommodate our self catering needs.
I couldn't recommend the property highly enough, its an absolute amazing find. I would definitely recommend this for a perfect get away!
pleasant stay in my new favourite place
A very Clean, Cosy and Comfortable stay in what has to be one of the best cottages i have been to which oozes character. Not only is it very homely, it is situated in a stunning location. Whether it is a quiet weekend or one full of exploration it is a must.
Extra touches such as high end toiletries, good quality towels and bed linens, well equipped kitchen didn't go unnoticed and made our stay that bit more special.
We will 100% stay again, and look forward to next time.
Thanks Paul. You were a great guest and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Our cottage is based on the edge of the Peak District, one of the most beautiful national parks in the UK. We are the perfect base for walking or cycling. We are also 7 miles from the UK largest theme park, Alton Towers for those thrill seekers... It is a great area for families with zoos, horseriding, lakes, cycling and walking all on your doorstep. The cottage itself is on the River Hamps which an amazing riverside garden to chill out.