River Garden Cottage ref: UK4165
Litton Mill, near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell Area
Garden / Patio
Pub within 1 mile
Pets – not allowed
Parking - On Site
River Garden Cottage is situated in Litton Mill, an attractive riverside hamlet made up predominantly of old mill workers’ cottages around an old cotton mill dating back to 1785. As the name suggests, this end-terrace cottage comes with its own private riverside garden, a very rare amenity here. As a ‘no through road’ hamlet, the location is wonderfully quiet and secluded; it offers a truly peaceful traffic-free holiday.
Perfect for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers alike (for example water voles are numerous on the river here), there are excellent routes available direct from the door in all directions, including the Monsal Trail, which can be accessed immediately across the river and offers 8 traffic-free miles of level cycling and walking with spectacular views. The cottage is centrally located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, with a good pub serving food just a mile down the road, and the nearby small town of Tideswell, with a supermarket and a range of shops, less than 10-minutes away by car.
The spa and market towns of Buxton and Bakewell respectively are around a 15-minute drive, whilst the beautiful honeypot village of Castleton and the historic houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall around half an hour. With private parking for two cars and covered cycle storage, this really does make a fabulous base. Shop 3½ miles, pub/restaurant 1 mile.
Living room: With open fire, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer.
Utility room: With storage for boots and coats.
Steep stairs to...
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, 21" Freesat TV and DVD player.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Nearest railway stationDove Holes
Railway station distance6.0 miles
About the local area
The River Wye follows the Wye Valley, rising above Buxton flowing eastward through Bakewell before finally joining the Derwent at Rowsley. This is perhaps Derbyshire's prettiest rivers with its limestone uplands and superb dales.
At Monsal Dale the valley widens, the steep sided Monsal Head provides spectacular views over the valley before the river reaches Ashford-in-the-Water, passing beneath what was a medieval packhorse bridge and then again at Bakewell where there is a 13th century bridge with five gothic arches before reaching Haddon Hall.
The old market town of Buxton nestles in the Derbyshire hills and at a height of 1,000 feet above sea level it is one of England's highest towns. Its fame as a health spa dates back to Roman times.
Bakewell has an equally ancient past being mentioned in the Doomsday Book and probably also occupied by the Romans. This beautiful, small market town is situated on the River Wye and has many pleasant walks from the bridge to the town centre where there are many shops, pubs and restaurants and one of the oldest markets in the area, dating back to 1300. The renowned Bakewell Show takes place on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August, attracting both the farming community and visitors from all over the region and beyond.
Apart from the many charming Peak District villages that can be found throughout the Wye Valley other nearby places of interest includes Chatsworth House, home of the Dukes of Devonshire and the grandest stately house in the region and Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home to the Dukes of Rutland situated on the River Wye.
Things to do nearby
Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
Situated on the shores of Torside Reservoir Glossop Sailing Club welcome non members to the special family sailing days where you can enjoy a relaxing day out on the water.
The Trans Pennine Trail is effectively a coast to coast trail between Southport and Hornsea, a total of over 200 miles.
The valley and its surrounding moorland contains a wealth of places to explore and enjoy. From majestic reservoirs, quiet forests to the wild open moorland there is something for everyone.