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Delightful Grade II Listed cottage in Historic village

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Originally a mill workers cottage, 34 Water Lane is a delightful three storey, two bedroom, grade II listed cottage set in the hillside in the pretty historic village of Cromford. The cottage has many original features, including grit stone fire surrounds in the lounge and each of the two bedrooms, beams and exposed stone walls. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished throughout in blues, greys and beiges - with water themed decorative finishes. The lounge offers the opportunity to relax on one of it's two two seater settees. Watch TV or a DVD leisurely - or just enjoy relaxing whilst you savour the ambience! A selection of games, books and DVD's are provided to assist in your endeavours! However, should you wish to 'touch base' with your on-line friends, wifi facilities are available at the cottage.

Off the lounge there is a small cloakroom offering a toilet and washbasin as well as an area to hang your coats and boots/shoes - so that you can enjoy a clutter free stay. This area also accommodates an iron/ironing board, vacuum cleaner, brush, mop and bucket etc - but more importantly....a small picnic bag - ideal for day's out.

Also off the lounge is a thumb latch door which provides access to a delightful kitchen/diner. The modern cool grey shaker style kitchen is fitted with a built-in oven and modern electric hob over which is an extractor fan. The kitchen also offers a built-in dish washer and a refrigerator with freezer box - all designed to ensure your stay is effortless! The kitchen holds everything you would need for a stay at this delightful cottage - but if you think anything is missing - please let the owner know. A door from the kitchen gives access to the terraced garden - via steep stone steps.

From the lounge there is also a thumb latch door leading to the original steep and narrow staircase giving access to the upper floor. Please note that although 'quaint' the stairs may present a challenge for those who are less agile than they would like to be.....

The first floor landing gives access to the first of two double bedrooms. This room combines modern day luxury with some of the properties most endearing original features. These include original wide planked wooden flooring, a gritstone fireplace and stone mullion windows. The bedroom offers a king-sized bed, bedside tables, a double wardrobe, dressing table and a chair from which you can enjoy views across to the millpond opposite. Be-decked in cool greys, yet furnished in rich chestnut brown wooden furniture, the room offers a tranquil setting in which to relax after enjoying the sights of the region.

Further up the stairs, the top floor landing provides access to a second double room. The stripped pine furniture combined with soft furnishings with copper accents provides another room in which to rest and relax. A double bed, two bedside tables and a chest of drawers gives adequate storage space, whilst two chairs allows you the opportunity to relax and enjoy a rest. Original wide plank flooring and a small gritstone fire place gives a 'nod' to the historical nature of the property.

Next to the second bedroom and also on the top floor of the property is a beautifully finished, recently fitted shower room. Offering a walk-in shower, vanity unit, heated towel rail and views over the rear terraced garden - bathing couldn't be more enjoyable!

Outside and to the rear of the property and built into the steep hillside lies two terraces from where views across open countryside can be enjoyed. A peaceful retreat after a day's sightseeing! Please note however, the stone steps are steep and may present a challenge for those less agile. Furthermore, the land and terraces to all properties in the row of cottages are open, as the steps built into the hillside provide share access.

Heating and hot water in the property is provided via a central heating system operated by a combi-boiler. In addition, as already mentioned, a log burning stove is located in the lounge for those chilly evenings. A basket of logs and fire lighting facilities are provided for guests and the cost of gas and electricity is included in the hiring charge for use of the cottage.

Like most village based small cottages, there is no dedicated off-road parking attached to this property. Free on-road parking however is available opposite the cottage.

As already mentioned, 34 Water Lane is an original mill workers cottage. The village itself houses the first ever water powered cotton mill. Built by the inventor and entrepreneur Richard Arkwright, the mill itself is a 15 minute walk from the cottage. Now converted to a tourist attraction, the mill offers shops and tea rooms set in the original mill buildings. Next to this mill is a pretty canal offering barge trips, gift shops and a tea room - as well of course as a delightful path along the canal on which to walk and enjoy nature at it's finest! But Cromford doesn't just offer these two key attractions. Opposite 34 Water Lane is another mill - now converted to residential accommodation. A public footpath takes you over the river next to the mill and along a river path towards Middleton. There are also gift shops, tea room and art galleries in the village. Other historical features can also be found in Cromford - but I'll let you discover them yourselves!

If you want to travel outside Cromford - highly recommended given the places of interest on your doorstep - the following places are very easily accessed:

1. Matlock Bath - a small and lively town located on the River Wye, which offers tea rooms, gift shops, Heights of Abraham cable car ride and Gulliver's Kingdom as well as picnic areas by the river is approximately 1 mile away from Cromford - easily walkable but equally accessed within five minutes by car.

2. Matlock - another small town packed full of tea shops, gift and antique shops. Again located on the River Wye this thriving little town is a must see for visitors. Matlock is located approximately 2.5 miles from Cromford and would take approximately 10 minutes to reach by car.

3. The little village of Wirksworth is located approximately 2 miles from Cromford and offers further tea/coffee shops, gift shops and pretty houses and walkways.

4. Travelling a little further afield, Chatsworth House and gardens are located 10 miles away and can be reached by car within 30 minutes. The house, gardens and grounds are certainly a 'must see' visitors attraction. And you may be fortunate enough to see a herd of deer or two in the grounds of the estate.

5. Also a little further away is the delightful town of Bakewell. Famous of course for it's Bakewell Pudding - visitors can enjoy looking around delightful shop, tea or coffee in one of it's myriad of tea and coffee shops. Also located on the River Wye, the town offers delightful riverside walks and picnicking areas.

6. Travelling south west brings visitors to Carsington Waters (5.5 miles, 13 minutes) and Ashbourne (11 miles, 21 minutes)

As you can see, as well as Cromford itself, the area offers much to the discerning visitor. Enjoy your stay!

More Details

Owner
Christine Saunders
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
31 August, 2018

About Christine Saunders

I took early retirement from work in education (FE) a few years ago, deciding to allow time for me to indulge my passion - renovating and furnishing little houses for use as holiday lets! After successfully offering a small cottage on the east coast as accommodation for holiday makers, I decided to purchase a property a little nearer my home town in Yorkshire. Being near the coast was lovely but a bit of a track when things went wrong.

Christine Saunders purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Christine Saunders chose Cromford

This house in Cromford became available and, as I've always liked the village and it's surrounding area, I decided to buy it and offer it to holiday makers. I love the history behind both the cottage (Grade II listed mill workers cottage) and the village of Cromford itself, and I've regularly visited the surrounding area, which offers so much in terms of natural beauty and attractions. I've a bit of a 'thing' about little houses in need of a bit of TLC and so had the pleasure of renovating and decorating this one in a way that I liked. I don't just like it now - I love it and hope those who enjoy a stay there feel the same!

What makes this cottage unique

34 Water Lane is located on the edge of an interesting and historical village - but not just a typical tourist village. This village has a beating heart and soul. It has a community that lives and works in the village. Within a few minutes walk, guests at the cottage can visit one of several local pubs, shops, restaurants, art galleries and coffee shops. Slightly further afield guests are spoilt for choice regarding places of interest to visit. It really is an ideal place to stay.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Cromford around the Amber Valley District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 8 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not leave the door of the log burner open when in use
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly fitted with walk-in shower, toilet and vanity unity
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • The newly fitted modern shower room offers a walk-in shower, vanity unit and toilet. Spacious enough yet cosy and decorated in shades of grey and white. Toiletries (hand wash, shower gel, body lotion, shower caps) are provided as are towels - co-ordinating in colour with each of the two bedrooms. A heated towel rail its provided as is plenty of space to keep those all important wash bags.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Generously sized double bedroom with king sized bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Large double bedroom offering comfort and luxury
  • Both bedrooms are generously sized and accommodate two people. Bedroom 1 offers luxury yet cosy accommodation. The furniture is of rich warm chestnut whilst the soft furnishings and decor are cool grey - offering a superb combination. A king sized bed, double wardrobe, dressing table and two bedside tables provide for all of your needs. Bedroom 2 has a double bed, is again of generous proportions and is furnished in warm honey toned stripped pine furniture - with soft furnishings and decor in copper. Both rooms have views over the mill and mill pond opposite and are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities. Enjoy the rest!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in a lovely location, and has been both beautifully and thoughtfully renovated. It’s a real gem, and well worth a visit - in fact we will be booking again next time we’re in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nigel Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at my cottage. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and made the most of your time in Cromford! Kind regards and look forward to hearing from you again. Chris
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Wimborne Minster
5

Very cosy and we'll equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Great historic location. The cottage is equipped with everything you would need for a great stay and is a good base for getting to other areas, both for sight seeing and walking . It is also bright, clean and well presented. This is a lovely listed, solid stone, Arkwright built, workers cottage and therefore of very old construction, the refurb has been done with style and carried out sympathetically. It is almost built into the hillside and consequently has very steep interior stairs and the steps up to the garden terrace are equally challenging. I found this aspect charming as it gave me a real feel for the time the property was built. The village of Cromford is charming and from a bygone era. The old cotton industry now seems to have been replaced by stone quarrying and their are a few quarries that are quite close by. The shop fronts and garage feel like they have been frozen in time. I love it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean and cosy

  • 5 of 5

Stayed bank holiday weekend, it was everything you could ask for. Very clean and comfortable, beds were very comfy too. Everything was there that you needed would highly recommend, we were 4 adults and although it’s small we didn’t feel cramped at all. Beautiful village with all amenities all with very easy walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Julie Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! I'm really glad you enjoyed your break in Cromford - and pleased you found everything was within easy reach. Best wishes Chris
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5

Nice, stylish and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Nice base for exploring the area. Comfortable and homely. Staircase a bit steep but it wasn't an issue for us.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay at my cottage. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Cromford and thanks again for your booking. Best wishes Chris
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5

Beautifully presented and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Property To Make You Feel Homely.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property and lovely owner.

We felt it was very homely.

We was only there for a long weekend but felt nothing was missing.

Would very happily stay again.

Joey

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely feedback Joey. I tried to furnish the cottage as I would like my own home to me so it's good to know that you found it comfortable and homely. Thanks again. Chris
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Location

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
The Boat House
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Matlock
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M1
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
The Greyhound Inn
Car: recommended

Cromford is located in an area renowned for it's tourist attractions - at Matlock, Matlock Baths, Bakewell, Chatsworth House - as well as Cromford itself offering attractions such as canal trips and the Cromford Mill complex.

As already mentioned, 34 Water Lane is an original mill workers cottage located on one of the two main roads passing through Cromford - both of which do experience a degree of traffic. The village itself houses the first ever water powered cotton mill. Built by the inventor and entrepreneur Richard Arkwright, the mill itself is a 15 minute walk from the cottage. Now converted to a tourist attraction, the mill offers shops and tea rooms set in the original mill buildings. Next to the mill is a pretty canal offering barge trips, gift shops and a tea room - as well of course as a delightful path along the canal on which to walk and enjoy nature at it's finest! But Cromford doesn't just offer these two key attractions. Opposite 34 Water Lane is another mill - now converted to residential accommodation. A public footpath takes you over the river next to the mill and along a river path towards Middleton. There are also gift shops, tea room and art galleries in the village. Other historical features can also be found in Cromford - but I'll let you discover them yourselves!

If you want to travel outside Cromford - highly recommended given the places of interest on your doorstep - the following places are very easily accessed:

1. Matlock Bath - a small and lively town located on the River Wye, which offers tea rooms, gift shops, Heights of Abraham cable car ride and Gulliver's Kingdom as well as picnic areas by the river is approximately 1 mile away from Cromford - easily walkable but equally accessed within five minutes by car.

2. Matlock - another small town packed full of tea shops, gift and antique shops. Again located on the River Wye this thriving little town is a must see for visitors. Matlock is located approximately 2.5 miles from Cromford and would take approximately 10 minutes to reach by car.

3. The little village of Wirksworth is located approximately 2 miles from Cromford and offers further tea/coffee shops, gift shops and pretty houses and walkways.

4. Travelling a little further afield, Chatsworth House and gardens are located 10 miles away and can be reached by car within 30 minutes. The house, gardens and grounds are certainly a 'must see' visitors attraction. And you may be fortunate enough to see a herd of deer or two in the grounds of the estate.

5. Also a little further away is the delightful town of Bakewell. Famous of course for it's Bakewell Pudding - visitors can enjoy looking around delightful shop, tea or coffee in one of it's myriad of tea and coffee shops. Also located on the River Wye, the town offers delightful riverside walks and picnicking areas.

6. Travelling south west brings visitors to Carsington Waters (5.5 miles, 13 minutes) and Ashbourne (11 miles, 21 minutes)

As you can see, as well as Cromford itself, the area offers much to the discerning visitor. Enjoy your stay!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Cromford,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£375
 
 
Autumn HT
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£350
 
 
Christmas/NY
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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