The Watermill

Tickhill, Peak District (Ref. 12513)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Sleeps

    10

  • Bedrooms

    5

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    Yes

The Property

An outstanding detached Grade II listed watermill, adjacent to the ruins of Tickhill Castle in the village of Tickhill. Full of history and featured on BBC's Escape to the Country, this unique Tickhill cottage has been beautifully decorated and furnished throughout to provide cosy, quality accommodation. Dating from the 13th century, this Tickhill cottage retains original features including some of the mill workings, open stonework, wooden floors, beams and plenty of living space, just perfect for extended family or friends to relax in style and enjoy this interesting and pretty area. With views over the mill pond and its resident ducks, this Tickhill cottage provides a first floor sitting room with open fire for you to relax together, ideal in cooler months. Sunny days will find guests enjoying the sun room, or the decked courtyard with its waterfall flowing below. Just outside this Tickhill cottage are seats to rest and take in the ducks on the pond and views over towards the historic castle. Lovely walks into open countryside can be enjoyed right from the doorstep of this Tickhill cottage, as well as a selection of cycle routes. There is a golf course around 3 miles away, and Potterick Carr reserve is ideal for bird-watching. Just a 2 minute walk from this Tickhill cottage are a wide range of shops, wine bars, pubs and restaurants for you to enjoy, with some set in a cobbled stone courtyard. The nearby market village of Bawtry is where the Mayflower Pilgrim Fathers originated, and today boasts cobbled streets, shops, a number of pubs and a variety of fine restaurants. The Peak District and Sherwood Forest offer wonderful opportunities for walking and enjoying the great outdoors. You'll be spoilt for choice at this wonderful and unusual Tickhill cottage.

Accommodation

Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with TV, 1 x ground floor single, 2 x double, 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with range-style cooker. Sitting room with dining area. Study. Sun room with doors to courtyard. First floor sitting room with open fire. Z-bed available.

Amenities

Gas central heating with open fire in first floor sitting room and underfloor heating in kitchen. Gas range-style cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars, additional parking on roadside outside the property. Enclosed decked patio area with heater, and mill pond with waterfall and underwater lights. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 2 mins walk. Note: This is an historic property, and as such there are low doorways and some internal steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

This property offers a smaller party reduction.

About the location

TICKHILL

Sheffield 18.5 miles.

Tickhill is a Yorkshire village with a history dating back to the Domesday Book. There are many traditional shops and pubs in Tickhill, which is a lovely place to explore, including the 12th century Tickhill Castle, which has had an eventful history; a battle between Prince John and his brother King Richard I and then the civil war of the 1640s when Oliver Cromwell paid it a visit! Today Tickhill Castle remains an impressive ruin, with its Norman gatehouse, foundations and moat, which are all accessible. The lovely millpond has a wide variety of ducks, and there is a very pleasant circular walk from it, a great way to take in the surroundings. Tickhill is in a superb position for Doncaster Races, which is 10 miles away, and the bright lights, theatres and shopping of Sheffield is only a 20 minute drive away. The Peak District National Park, Alton Towers and Sherwood Forest, the classic home of Robin Hood are all within easy reach. Bawtry, where the Mayflower Pilgrim Fathers came from, can be explored, while Lincoln is just 40 minutes away and a bit further are the Lincolnshire coast, York and Leeds, or The Deep submarium in Hull.

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