The Malthouse

Cromford near Matlock Bath, Peak District (Ref. 17888)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This is an outstanding conversion of Arkwright’s Grade II listed former corn mill, superbly located in the historic village of Cromford in Derbyshire. Luxuriously appointed throughout, with beautiful wooden floors, beams and exposed stonework, this detached Cromford Mill cottage has been wonderfully converted to retain its original features, but also has a contemporary feel with its designer decor. This Cromford holiday home makes a wonderful base for large families or groups of friends wishing to explore this beautiful part of the Peak District. This historic property is approached through a gated entrance, from where you will find a slate and shrub garden with a seating area, which overlooks the cascading waterfall from the mill pond. Enter through the original ledge and brace door into the porch area, which leads to the large entrance hall with its characterful beams and dual aspect original windows. On the ground floor of this Cromford cottage is a high-specification kitchen with a gas range oven and an American fridge/freezer, as well as a dining area seating 12. The mill’s former kiln room is now a cosy sitting room with stunning exposed brickwork, and the three bedrooms on this floor all have their own TV and en-suite shower rooms with massage jets. Take in the delightful views of the mill pond and waterfall as you make your way up the bespoke wrought iron staircase to the first floor. Here you will be met with even more character with impressive roof height beams and a stunning master bedroom with a super king-size bed and stylish soft furnishings, plus there are two further charming bedrooms, and the lavish bathroom comes equipped with a luxury slipper bath and walk-in shower with a rainfall drencher head and temperature controlled LED. Also on the first floor at this Cromford holiday home is another kitchen with dining area, which has been finished to a high specification, and the sociable sitting room can comfortably seat 12 and from where you can admire the stunning views of the mill pond with its resident heron and kingfisher. The lower ground floor comprises of a large, high-quality kitchen with a dining area seating 18 with views out over the dramatically lit original mill workings. There are three large bedrooms on this floor, all with TVs, including one which has its own en-suite, and there's a further luxury bathroom to accommodate the other bedrooms. This converted mill is great for large groups looking for heaps of space and freedom to do their own thing, before exploring the Peak District together. Outside, spend lazy afternoons lounging by the mill pond and enjoy alfresco dining on warm summer nights. There is so much space with another two seating areas to choose from, so take your pick where you’d like to enjoy your morning cup of tea! The village of Cromford offers guests a wonderful variety of shops, including the famous Scarthin bookshop, and friendly pubs, not to mention the stunning walks and cycle routes woven across this picturesque area. Take time to visit the World Heritage Arkwright Mills and treasured Chatsworth House to uncover this area’s captivating history. Gulliver’s Kingdom is well worth a visit for a fun family day out, whilst for those looking for a thrill can take a trip in a cable car over the Heights of Abraham and experience the incredible views of the area. This outstanding property is the perfect place for a family break exploring the Peak District.


Over three floors. Nine bedrooms with TV: 1 x lower ground floor super king-size double with en-suite massage jet shower, basin and WC, 2 x lower ground floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request), 2 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite massage jet shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request) with en-suite massage jet shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor super king-size double, 2 x first floor twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request). Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor bathroom with slipper bath, walk-in rainfall shower, basin and WC. Lower ground floor kitchen with dining area (seats 18). Ground floor kitchen with dining area (seats 12). First floor kitchen with dining area (seats 6). Ground floor sitting room (seats 6). First floor sitting room (seats 12).


  • Gas central heating
  • Three range gas ovens and hobs, microwaves, fridges, freezers, fridge/freezer with ice maker, washer/dryers, dishwashers, 11 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, CD, Nintendo Wii with games, WiFi, selection of books, games, toys and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars at the front and 4 at the rear
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Large rear lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 4 mins walk
  • Note: Property is next to the mill pond, children to be supervised
  • Note: Low beam in one twin room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Matlock Bath 1 mile; Matlock 3 miles; Bakewell 10 miles.

Set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent and surrounded by wooded hills and cliffs, the village of Cromford lies just 1 mile from the vibrant spa town of Matlock Bath and 3 miles from Matlock. Famous for its connections with Sir Richard Arkwright and the cotton trade, and often referred to as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Today, Cromford offers a selection of quality pubs, shops and cafes, as well as Arkwright’s Cromford Mill and canal, a world heritage site. The area boasts a plethora of attractions such as Gulliver's Kingdom, the nearby Peak District Mining Museum and splendid Chatsworth House. Visitors can take a ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car and take in the views in style, whilst the more active are catered for with plentiful walking around the Derwent Valley and the White Peak, and with cycling opportunities at Carsington Water and the High Peak, Monsal and Tissington Cycle Trails.

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