This Watermill has many of the original features incorporated into the restoration. On the lower ground floor the original workings are illuminated behind glass. Entry to the property is on this level, there is a utility room, with washer, dryer and large fridge. There is a shower room with wc and a seating area with tv and wii. The tatty old bookcase is a mess, not a good feature as you enter and could easily be replaced. There are plenty of books and games stored here. The hot tub is situated by the entry door, it's well maintained and was very popular with our group, a really nice feature. The description says there are 2 hot tubs, but we only found one!
The large lounge is on the ground floor, it has lots of seating but unfortunately the sofas look and feel well worn and aren't very comfortable. There are lots of original features in the room. When we stayed there was an odd smell, which we tracked down to one of the radiators, the smell vanished when we switched it off. We did report this, but don't know if anything has been done about it.
The kitchen, off the lounge, is spacious and beautiful, there is a long table which is a natural gathering point. A door leads to the garden, where there are tables and benches. The kitchen is well equipped with crockery and cutlery, although there were no scissors and the cafitiere was small for such a large group. There are two bedrooms on this floor, one with adult bunk beds ( no window) and with a double bed. There isn't a bathroom or loo on this floor.
The other bedrooms are in the first floor, on either side of the mill, one set accessed from stairs through the kitchen and the other set from stairs off the lounge. The first set consists of a double room, accessed through a large spacious bedroom. There is another double room with en suite facilities, both these bedrooms are light and pleasant.
The other bedrooms consist of a double room, with its own en suite and a triple bedded room with a large tv and lots of original features. This room has a bathroom at the side of it, which could be used by other members of the party too.
There is a bedroom on the lower ground floor, again leading from stairs off the kitchen. This has 3 single beds and its own en suite, it's quite a dark area, but has the advantage of being more private and detached.
There is room for about 6 cars in the parking area and a handy spot close to the entry door, where you can unload.
The area is pleasant, with plenty of walks and a good pub, the Bentley Brook, a couple of miles down the road. The Tissington Trail and Carsington Water are within drivable distance.
Overall this is a splendid property, it was always warm, with an easy to understand heating clock, and there was always lots of hot water. One of the disadvantages is that there is no wifi, a must these days and certainly should be present in such a large, expensive to rent property, especially where there is no mobile coverage either. Wouldn't be a good rental for people with walking disabilities.