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Welcome to Old Millers Cottage

Detached stone cottage for 2

Our cosy 18th Century millers cottage has been 

beautifully renovated to a very high standard, to 

retain all its charm and character, with exposed

beams and feature limestone walls.

The cottage is a perfect starting point for visiting

the surrounding Dales, explore the crags, caves,

spires and deep limestone ravine of this iconic

landscape. The area has been popular with anglers since the 17th Century after Izaak  Walton 

and Charles Cotton published 'The Compleat Angler'. It is from this book that the bridge at Milldale, crossing the River Dove, gets its name. The ancient and narrow packhorse bridge at Milldale originally had no side walls, to allow horses with panniers to clear the bridge. 

Izaak Walton, who refers to himself as Viator, which is Latin for "traveller", wrote 'What’s here, the sign of a bridge? Do you travel in wheelbarrows in this country? This bridge was made for nothing else – why a mouse can hardly go over it, tis not two fingers broad!' From this the bridge acquired the name Viator's Bridge.

Short journeys by car is all that is required to take you to many local attractions and towns. The seat of the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, is close by with it's award winning farm shop. Visit Bakewell and try a pudding, Buxton for opera and it's Georgian Crescent architecture. Carsington Water offers plenty of activities from a walk around the lake, to power boat courses! 

Welcome to Old Millers Cottage.

Here in the White Peak area of the Peak National Park, characterised by its rolling plateau split by steep sided dales, lies the beautiful hamlet of Milldale, beside the River Dove, with its famous packhorse bridge.

Old Millers Cottage is an ideal starting point for exploring this area. Within walking distance lie the picturesque limestone dales of the rivers Dove and Manifold. A short car journey is all that is required to arrive at the historical towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton.

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