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The Mill Wheel

(Ref. 1074718)

Doveridge, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "It was not easy to find because address provided was not so precise."

    But out of that perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Bogdan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely restful week at the holiday property, very sweet hosts."

    Loved seeing Alpacas for the first time ever. We hope to return someday perhaps for a longer visit. Thankyou Margaret & Colin.

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little place to stay in a nice location."

    Hosts were lovely, and we had everything we needed!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice place to stay."

    reception we got was very welcoming and helpful. would stay here again if in this area. thanks

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely welcome from the friendly family who had provided tea, coffee, hot chocolate and milk for our use."

    Facilities were sufficient for us; the bed was extremely comfortable. We found some footpaths leading to Uttoxeter where there are plenty of shops and cafes; but it is quite a distance to walk. We don't normally do a lot of driving on our holidays so we found this cottage rather distant from Peak District beauty spots; the surrounding countryside is very flat and less interesting for our taste so we had more driving to do. I realise that holiday rental costs have skyrocketed in 2021 but I didn't feel we got enough for the money. For example the outside seating area for Mill Wheel is very small, shady and right next to the car. We enjoyed the holiday.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2021

  • "Directions to the property were only given from the west, directions from derby would have been helpful."

    also Grove lane to the farm is signposted to Somersal Herbert, it would be helpful to others to mention that.

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8Aug 2021

  • "It was an excellent base for visiting local National Trust locations and cities e."

    G. Lichfield.

    Reviewed by William4.7Jul 2021

  • "Cottage in a very unexpected place as it was next door to an industrial estate not ideal."

    Reviewed by Sandie2.5Jul 2021

  • "Lovely friendly & helpful hosts."

    Fab big comfy bed. We especially loved the duvet. Can we ask what make it was / where you bought it?

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2021

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  • One super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Shared entrance hallway
  • Electric heating with individually remote controlled electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, Freeview TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Garden area with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: The entrance hallway is shared with the owner
  • Note: Also available certified camping and caravan club site

The property

A lovely farm annexe resting near the delightful village of Doveridge in Derbyshire, The Mill Wheel is a perfect home from home for a couple or two friends seeking adventure across Derbyshire.

Settled on the owner's farm, The Mill Wheel is well-presented and benefits from off-road parking, a garden area and a woodburning stove.

Once parked up in your own off-road area, head inside to the shared entrance hallway where you'll find a cupboard holding a washing machine, before stepping through the annexe front door.

Be welcomed into a homely sitting room, with the woodburning stove tucked in the corner to light on a cool night, two plush armchairs and a Smart TV.

Take the stairs up to the first floor to find the spacious kitchen/diner, equipped with further soft seating too and a small TV, perfect for keeping an eye on the cooking whilst enjoying a glass of wine, before tucking into your romantic meal for two at the dining table.

A pretty and nicely decorated bedroom awaits you at night, hosting a roomy super-king-size bed which can be made into two singles, perfect for accommodating friends travelling together.

Serving the property is the bathroom, fitted with a full white suite including a bath with an overhead shower, perfect for long soaks or refreshing showers following adventures.

Take advantage of this farm setting and arrange with the owner to meet the friendly alpacas which the owner keeps as pets, offering a unique highlight to your stay.

The centre of Doveridge is just under two miles away and is where you can pick up essentials and ingredients from the local post office/shop, or relish a refreshing pint in the pub, Cavendish Arms, following a day of walking.

Head over the border into Staffordshire into Uttoxeter for a fun day at the races at the well established Uttoxeter Racecourse, known to be one of the leading National Hunt tracks in the Midlands, you can expect quality racing and fun events throughout the year here.

Enjoy a day exploring the National Trust's Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood, housed in this ornately crafted 17th century manor, with a host of interactive displays and toys on show.

Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies can get their fill at Alton Towers, a fantastic theme park with a multitude of epic rides and rollercoasters, all set within beautiful grounds and gardens with a host of eateries to choose from within, it makes a memorable day out for all ages also nearby Alton is the beautiful Dimmingsdale and the Churnet Valley railway.

The Peak Wildlife Park is another excellent day out, as is Ilam Park with woodland paths and plenty of wildlife watching opportunities by the river, pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors here.

Head further into the Peaks for more wonderful scenery like the Manifold Valley boasting lush green grasslands, thick woodlands and limestone crags, with far-reaching views to enjoy from Ecton Hill, and roads popular with cyclists.

Enjoy a wonderful break to Derbyshire from the delightful base of The Mill Wheel.

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About the location


Uttoxeter 3 miles; Ashbourne 12 miles.

The pretty little village of Doveridge lies within easy reach of the Peak District National Park. Doveridge, mentioned in the Domesday Book is nestled amongst beautiful countryside, offering great walking and cycling paths and trails. The village has a small shop/Post Office with a coffee shop. St Cuthbert’s Church dates from before the 13th century and boasts a 1000 year old yew tree which is supported on crutches and under which Robin Hood and Maid Marion were rumoured to have wed. Near the church flows the River Dove with its Victorian suspension footbridge. The village is situated just three miles from the bustling Staffordshire town of Uttoxeter with its larger array of amenities and racecourse. The NT Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood is very close by and offers a fascinating insight into days gone by. The market town of Ashbourne is within driving distance with its eccentric street plan, narrow cobbled alleys and quaint coaching inns and is something of a haven for antique hunters, boasting superb shops, as well as a variety of good pubs and restaurants. The Dove and Manifold Valleys and many other National Trust properties and places of interest are also nearby, and both Carsington Water and Alton Towers are within a 20 minute drive, making this a wonderful location for relaxation and enjoyment all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas