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The Fireman's House

New Mills, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 926757)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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27 Customer Review(s)

  • Julie

    “Not the best cottage we have stayed in but warm and generally comfortable.”

    I think the biggest downside was the condition and poor supply of crockery and cutlery - only 4 of everything and lots of items chipped or crazed

    I think the biggest downside was the condition and poor supply of crockery and cutlery - only 4 of everything and lots of items chipped or crazed Poor television reception and nothing to compensate (ie a DVD player)

    - Julie, October 2020

Torr Vale Mill Cottages

If your sense of history is as great as your sense of adventure you are going to love these three incredible cottages. The 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. 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. 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. These unique cottages can offer groups and families of all ages a memorable and fascinating holiday at any time of year.

The property

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 is unusual in as much as the two bedrooms are on the ground floor and the living rooms are on the first floor in order to take advantage of the elevated views over the mill and down the valley to the River Goyt, and you may even get to see the occasional steam train on its way to Edale.

Although a loving restoration, the furnishings offer the comforts of modern living such as reclining sofas and you won’t be expected to bathe in a tin bath in front of the fire!

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 926727 and 926756, together they sleep 17.


  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • First floor sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Small lawned area to front
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pub and restaurants 10 mins walk
  • Note: There are many stone steps and ledges and a fast flowing river close by, children will require very close supervision. Please NOTE
  • No Stag/Hens or similar parties or Worker bookings.

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About the location


Hayfield 2.5 miles; Buxton 11 miles; Castleton 11.5 mies

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. You could even leave your car behind as there are direct rail links to Manchester, the Hope Valley and Sheffield. An ideal base for exploring the whole of the Peak District.

Region Information

Please NOTE. No Stag/Hens or similar parties or Worker bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas