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JUNE DEALS!! A Lovely Cosy Cottage In The Heart Of The National Forest.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage in Hartshorne, Derbyshire, England - Ideal For Any Couple Looking For An Adventure Or Just A Cosy Retreat

Mill Wheel Cottage is an ideal place to stay in this popular Derbyshire village with views to the rear towards National Forest. A period cottage with many original features including exposed beams and open-plan living accommodation, open-plan living kitchen with multi-fuel stove and fireplace, open-tread staircase to first floor landing, double bedroom and three-piece white bathroom suite. Outside: Front forecourt garden with off-street parking and rear landscaped patio garden with generous outdoor store. Dogs welcome on request.

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Simon

We are a married couple local to the property. We have always loved the cottage and we now want others to enjoy what it has to offer.

Simon purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Simon chose North West Leceistershire

The area has so much to offer. There is something for everyone. Walking, cycling, skiing, golf, a zoo, historical interests and more.

What makes this cottage unique

The property has everything to offer. You only have to look on Google maps.

Dry Ski slope, Real snow ski slopes, Twycross Zoo, Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Leisure Centre, Calke Abbey Park, Staunton Harold Hall with Shops. Great local pubs and restaurants.

Footpaths/Cycle paths, two reservoirs, fishing.

Bus routes within very short walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A great base for travelling round. We came for a wedding and stayed the week. Places of interest visited include Calke Abbey, Kedleston and Sudbury Hall, National Memorable Arboretum, Lichfield, Foremark Reservoir. Mill Wheel great for Sunday lunch and the Bulls Head good for evening meals. Thank you very much for a lovely time.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hartshorne in Leicestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Fitted with a three-piece white country suite comprising panelled bath with electric shower unit over, Pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, half tiled walls and splash-backs. Extractor fan.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom with exposed beams, built-in double door louvre wardrobes and UPVC double glazed window to the front elevation.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Heating fuel supplied. Food can also be supplied on request. Wi-Fi Broadband. Dogs welcome on request. Outside: The rear gardens comprise of a block-brick patio garden with raised pebble seating area, outside tap and light. Access to rear store with electric light and power supplies. Utility Room: Washer, Dryer, Ironing board and Iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided. The property is cleaned before being occupied with spare linen provided. Other: Dogs welcome on request.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

San Francisco

Lovely Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, compact cottage. A little snag with getting access to the keys but we contacted Simon and he sorted it out right away. Our phone (Three) didn't work unless we stood out at the road but we did have good WiFi in the cottage. Two great pubs in town. Nice to walk just across the road to the Mill Wheel or a couple of blocks to the Bull's Head.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely dog friendly cosy cottage in good location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in Hartshorne for February half term. Excellent walks around local reservoirs. Good for visiting both English Heritage and National Trust places of interest. Fabulous pub with good food opposite, also dog friendly, with huge log fire and welcoming staff. Very pleased with useful information and contact from owner prior to arrival. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week in this cosy cottage. It was very comfortable and was quite well equipped for small house. There are some really great walks around the local area. We visited the mill wheel pub and had a beautiful meal.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unbeleivable disgusting dirty accomodation

  • 1 of 5

I arrived to find the accommodation absoutley fifthy!!

The kitchen work surfaces were dirty not even cleaned, with old crumbs and stale food left on the worktops. The work surfaces were disgustingly sticky. When I wiped over the surface with a wet cloth, I thought I was going to be sick as the cloth was black with dirt. The place had not been hovered, there was old and disgusting dirt on the floors, on the the stairs, on the rugs that were in different places in the cottage. The wood burner had not been cleaned out. There were 'hairs' in the bed!

My sister lived down the road so I ended up staying at hers. The whole idea of renting the accommodation was to have somewhere to sleep as her spare room was being done up. I only stayed one night as I was feeling really poorly and had to have peace and quiet.

I am a kidney transplant patient and quite poorly and my immune system does work as all the drugs I have to take. There was no way I was going to stay there and become poorly.

There is so much more I could say but I will not let experience take up anymore of my time.

I DO NOT recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clumsy start, lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

In the 'your trip is coming up soon' email from Home Away, it only mentions Hartshorne. I had forgotten the name of the cottage, and the directions in the app just mention number 59 Ticknall Rd. When you click on the map in the app, it names 29 Ticknall Rd. There is, no cottage with the number 59, so we spent 10 minutes driving around and looking.... before the pub... round the corner on Ticknall Rd etc. Probably getting the name of the cottage up front and centre in the app/arrival address for tired drivers would help.

We also had no direct communication from the owner about how to get in, and it was the local pub owner who affirmed which cottage to go to and that there was a key box. He mentioned that it wasn't the first time he'd had to help people out. (We've been a bit used to another online b&b app lately, where we exchange directions and arrival info in the couple of days before arriving.)

When we phoned on arrival, the first call, to a business, went straight to a 'buy parts' option, so I cut the call and only tried later when we got a bit desperate (and got the owner). This could be fixed by updating the info in the app, checking the map and putting in entry details. We were waiting hopefully for the owner to turn up!

Anyway we were very glad to get in, and the cottage was perfectly fine and comfortable, so thank you.

There are a couple of other things that need updating:

The internet password in Home Away is wrong. I found it by turning over the modem.

The kitchen tap needed dripping, needed a new washer.

There were no tea towels that I could find - no problem -I used a hand towel.

The TV is mainly not bad, but on the first evening it was unwatchable and after that broke up periodically.

No coffee plunger - the teapot did the job.

A couple of supplies e.g.toilet paper, and a bit of coffee and milk would have been pleasant.

So, we had a pleasant stay but better communication would have made a world of difference

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quaint little cottage with olde world charm

  • 4 of 5

Lovely break in quaint cottage in beautiful countryside. Lots of lovely walks on the doorstep and right opposite the Mill Wheel bar and restaurant which served delicious meals and which was dog friendly too.

The cottage was clean and had just about everything you would need for your break.

On the negative side however, the cottage had a tiny garden but no outdoor seating which was a shame and also the TV reception was not brilliant. We did have an issue with the flush on the loo but Simon came right away and sorted the problem out.

The stairs to the bedroom and bathroom were varnished wood which curved round at the bottom and could prove to be difficult for older folk although they looked very nice.

All in all we enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend the cottage to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit is required to confirm the booking.

Short breaks and Last minute breaks very welcome: priced on request.

Food can be provided before arrival if required.

Changeover Day:
Arrival from 15:30
Departure 10:30

Notes on prices:
Please contact for prices not shown.
Please contact for short stay costs
Last minute breaks very welcome.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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