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Riverview Mill Retreat

Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 944159)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fantastic!"

    A wonderful location in the heart of lovely Bakewell but so peaceful and with great parking. Such a wonderful property and the view was just perfect. Watching the geese and baby goslings from the window and the ever changing light was great. Owners had thought of every little comfort and touch: from the practical provision of basic cleaning items to a lovely welcome tray and pint of milk in the fridge. The photos couldn’t possibly have done justice to the light interior with great high ceilings. High spec bathroom and kitchen, comfortable sofa and beds with quality linen. Close to beautiful walks and sights and a fantastic restaurant (Lovage) and many friendly pubs and small shops. Terrific - thanks very much!

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2022

  • "Lovely location."

    Only downside we didn’t find sofas very comfortable.

    Reviewed by TerenceMar 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay and the cottage is in the best location!"

    Very comfortable to stay and it was a nice touch to have milk/ some refreshments left. Might be my fault if I had missed something in the description but was surprised to find that the cottage is in the same building as other properties so there is a small hallway and staircase to get up to the property, like you would for an apartment. Generally clean however we found some areas quite dusty and the switches in the kitchen very greasy. We also did not have enough bin bags and toilet roll for a weeks stay so went out to buy those. Some of the decor was quite dated but all in all a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by DaisyJan 2022

  • "This was an ideal location, so close to the town and with such a lovely view of the river"

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2021

  • "Great location with parking for 1 vehicle."

    Overlooks river with easy access to town & all facilities. Apartment has all facilities, open plan living / kitchen / dining area & two comfortable bedrooms but no outside space.

    Reviewed by BillNov 2021

  • "We had another excellent week in the apartment."

    The standard of accommodation remains very high. We will doubtless return.

    Dear Christine, We appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back again soon Best wishes Keith & Georgina Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "It was lovely stay in the apartment."

    Located centrally and you get allocated parking space. We really loved apartment, view to the river and homely feeling. It suited our family needs. Definitely would like to return as there are so many walks short drive away.

    Dear Aiga, We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes Keith & Georgina Property Owner

    Reviewed by AigaOct 2021

  • "A wonderful location, we could walk everywhere in Bakewell, a short drive to many wonderful places."

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Post Covid a number of what would have been helpful items were missing from the property such as instructions for the dishwasher and microwave/ oven."

    Instructions on the recycling requirements for the town. Every council seems to have different ideas on what is recycled and how.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2021

  • "By far the best location we have had in Bakewell close to shops etc, and the view from apartment was great we watched the river life every day."

    It’s location is so quiet as the car park closes at 18:00 we have told everyone it’s the place to stay. Alan W

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "A spacious, well-equipped apartment, conveniently located for the centre of Bakewell, shops and restaurants."

    Lovely views over the river. I was pleasantly surprised to realise that the bedrooms were on the main floor of the apartment and not on the mezzanine, which is accessed by a spiral staircase. Perhaps I did not read the description carefully enough, but I think it is worth emphasising that you do not need to manhandle cases up this staircase - just the stairs in the main entrance hall.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Shower a bit slippery rectified by a quick trip to Boots for a shower mat!"

    Reviewed by VictorJun 2021

  • "From the photographs it was not clear that it was first floor."

    In the detailed description it said mostly first floor but only as a heading on the list of rooms, easy to overlook. Beds hard rather than firm. No hairdryer. Otherwise the flat was well appointed, lovely views and location,spacious and with all we needed. However, had I been aware that there was no patio I would not have booked it. I bought the booking from my cousin who booked for 14th to 21st May but could not use it due to illness. I came with a friend who was in my bubble. I was told I could not stay from Friday May 14th as we were two households so I had only 5 days in the apartment, two of which were lost to travel. I later discovered that 2 people in a bubble is classed as one household. Also when I was reimbursed for the missed days it was not proportionate to the length of my stay and I payed quite a bit more than I should had it been worked out pro rata. It was not my choice but yours to not allow us to stay over the weekend which I think was an error on your part. I am not happy with the rebate and would not use Sykes again for this reason. You can print this and I would like my complaint referred to a higher authority than someone answering the phone. Brenda Senior.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2021

  • "In spite of the rain we had a great week in the Appartment."

    The place is very well located in the heart of Bakewell and is a really comfortable, clean and well maintained place to stay

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "Lovely property and in fantastic central location."

    Easy access to lower Peaks areas. Short hop from property into Bakewell town centre. Bakewell is a lovely small town, definitely worth a visit. Would highly recommend for either a couple or small family. (Staircase inside property not suitable for very young children however)

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2020

  • "Riverview Retreat is very well located and quiet The apartment was very comfortable and very well equipped and in an excellent location."

    Unfortunately the apartment looks like it needs a bit of TLC

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2020

  • "Lovely location to explore Bakewell and the surrounding area."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was exactly as we had expected from the information and pictures provided. Would certainly stay again and recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by AndyDec 2019

  • "Would have expected a hair dryer in the apartment."

    Otherwise a perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2019

  • "The apartment itself was lovely, location to the centre of town was excellent."

    Shops, pubs and restaurants all within walking distance. Our only negative is the single car parking space for a double bed-roomed apartment, which we were not aware of until we arrived. Our son and fiancee was staying with us for two nights and there was no where for them to park their car. The nearest car park closes at 6 pm. Other than that, everything else was excellent.

    Reviewed by JulianSep 2019

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable apartment."

    Situation ideal -just minutes from centre of Bakewell. This part of Peak District is beautiful, with so many different things to do. Only small draw back was parking available for only one car, The extent to which we enjoyed our stay lis evident in that we’ve already booked for 2020! !

    Reviewed by JoyAug 2019

  • "This apartment was one of the best we have stayed in."

    Very comfortable, warm and convenient for all amenities. Also has a car parking space which is a luxury in Bakewell.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation in a fab location."

    Well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by TrudieMar 2019

  • "The accomodation is situated in the best possible location for Bakewell town, has all the facilities you would require, wonderful view of the river/wildlife and the owner is very obliging."

    Reviewed by GaryNov 2018

  • "Fantastic property, very well decorated and equipped in a brilliant location."

    More touches for young children then we expected - plenty of toys and some children's crockery and cutlery too, which was a nice surprise. Even given the open spiral staircase this was a good property for a young family and I suspect the owners might get even more bookings with a basic travel cot and highchair supplied. My only issue was that the contact numbers we were given for the owner for arrange for key collection were wrong and we had to contact Sykes for correct information - it would be nice if the booking information was reflected for the correct details.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2018

  • "The apartment was wonderful with lovely views overlooking the river."

    Really enjoyed watching geese, ducks and all the water birds.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2018

  • "Riverview Mill Retreat was a lovely place to stay."

    Lovely old building with great views. Location was excellent, just round corner from pedestrian bridge across river right into the heat of Bakewell. Great location for visiting Peak District. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2018

  • "Only fault I can make izzzzz that the shower regulator/mixer valve needs to be replaced."

    Everything else was outstanding. We used the apartment for our base camp to visit the RHS Chatsworth flower show. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Loved this apartment, from it’s position overlooking the river - so peaceful and relaxing - to its location being just a very short stroll from shops, bars, restaurant and the market."

    Very comfortably furnished and definitely somewhere I would stay again if visiting Bakewell.

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2018

  • "This apartment is fantastic."

    The views of the river are fabulous and it is with in walking distance to beautiful restaurants, shops, coop, Boots. The owner was very helpful and they have thought of everything in the apartment. It is so comfy and nice and bright. The bed was lovely too. Would love to go back here as it was perfect. Sykes have been great too with any questions that we had before our visit and have already used them again to book another cottage.

    Reviewed by Stuart and JulieMar 2018

  • "Fantastic Apartment, just like home."

    Can't fault anything at all, we didn't want to come home. Will hopefully be back in the future.

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2018

  • "The only reason we probably would not re-book the same property is that we tend to holiday in new locations each time but will certainly consider Sykes for other locations."

    I would suggest that the bathroom lighting could be improved as it was hopeless for makeup application. Otherwise a beautiful property.

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2018

  • "Great location for a winter break"

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2017

  • "We liked the central location and the close proximity to Bakewell town centre."

    The view over the river was delightful. The owners were kind and helpful, offering to alter the heating to accommodate for the cold weather. Modern apartment well furnished and ideal base for exploring the Peak District. Despite its central location and surrounded as it was by car parks it was surprisingly quiet and tranquil.

    Reviewed by RonaldNov 2017

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    It was very comfortable and a perfect location.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2017

  • "The apartment was excellent, except for the bathroom floor, which had loose cement between the tiles leaving sharp lumps underfoot."

    This needs repair.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2017

  • "Love the holiday so much did not want to come back , Derbyshire is very pretty , will be back for sure"

    Reviewed by GeraldineAug 2017

  • "We had a brilliant time, the apartment was lovely clean and well equipped, with fantastic views of the river."

    Bakewell is lovely and a short drive from other places and attractions.

    Reviewed by JosephineMar 2017

  • "Fantastic apartment in the heart of Bakewell."

    Very well appointed and clean with everything you need. Lovely views across the river and very quiet location. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by MelanieJan 2017

  • "Lovely property in a prime location."

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2016

  • "Property was in a great location with a lovely view and decorated to a high standard."

    Would strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2016

  • "A lovely apartment with exceptionally friendly neighbours in the most beautiful location, we really didn't want to leave."

    Reviewed by KatieOct 2016

  • "Absolutely stunning property in the heart of Bakewell."

    Location of the apartment is perfect and an ideal base to explore this beautiful part of Britain. We loved our holiday here and hope to be back again soon. Thanks for a great stay!!!

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2016

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  • Mostly first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Galleried second floor mezzanine with reading area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: There is a spiral staircase to the mezzanine, not suitable for elderly or infirm guests and toddlers/young children should be supervised at all times.

The property

This impressive apartment is in a Grade II listed stone-built former timber mill on the banks of the River Wye with breathtaking double-aspect views of the river, in the centre of the beautiful market town of Bakewell.

Superbly finished and in a fantastic location, this delightful apartment is ideal for couples or a small family with a mezzanine offering a separate reading, study and play area.

The unique open plan living area with vaulted ceilings, oak floors and exposed period features has a modern, well-equipped kitchen, dining area and luxurious seating areas which look directly out on the beautiful River Wye.

The contemporary styled bedrooms with black out curtains and blinds are light and furnished with quality beds and linen, and the modern designer shower room is the height of luxury.

A short stroll finds you over the river bridge and right in the heart of this delightful town, with its tempting array of shops, restaurants and real ale pubs, not forgetting the famous Bakewell Pudding bakeries.

There is an easy flat walk to Bakewell Showground which hosts a variety of events throughout the year, or you could obtain a fishing permit and see if you can bag yourself a trout or grayling, as this stretch of the River Wye is teeming with whoppers!

With fabulous walks and cycle trails and year round events at the historic estates of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall just short drives away, this is a fabulous property to enjoy at any time of the year.

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About the location


Chatsworth 4 miles; Matlock 8 miles; Buxton 12 miles.

An attractive little market town retaining a delightful rural atmosphere and offering a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as local farmers’ markets. There is an old 17th Century market hall in the town centre and a modern leisure centre with swimming pool nearby. Bakewell is situated within the Peak District National Park and is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful region. Both the rugged Dark Peak and the softer limestone White Peak are within easy reach, and Alton Towers, Britain’s premier theme park, is only a short drive away. There are many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall to mention just a few, while the impressive caverns in nearby Castleton and Little John’s burial place in Hathersage are also well worth a visit. Take a trip to Buxton and visit the impressive Edwardian Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham, who also designed the London Palladium.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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