Rock Mill Studio Apartment 16

Sleeps 2

First floor studio apartment set in a picturesque village close to Bakewell

​Highlights

  • ​First floor studio apartment
  • Sleeps 2 guests
  • Dog friendly with communal dog wash station
  • 4 x 7kw electric vehicle charging points
  • Secure bike storage with bike racks
  • Clean down area for bikes / muddy boots 
  • Village location with superb local pub, chip shop and Indian restaurant, all steeped in history
  • Plenty of fabulous walks and cycle tracks from the door, suitable for all abilities

Your Apartment

Spacious first floor studio apartment, offering a combined living, dining and bedroom space with a super king double or twin

A modern fitted kitchen which is fully integrated, finished with a high spec granite worktop

Living area with 2 comfy armchairs, Smart TV. Dining table seating 2 people. French Doors lead to a small balcony.

Modern shower room with large overhead shower head and separate hand held attachment with wash basin and toilet. Underfloor heating


The Surrounding Area

Situated on the edge of the village of Stoney Middleton you are in the heart of the National Park.  A picturesque village with varying streets leading off the main road taking you to quaint cottages and historic listed buildings you wouldn't even know existed should you just be driving through. Stoney Middleton is steeped in history, with a jilted lover leaping off the cliffs to a murder in the local pub and a Highwayman that ruled the moors in and around the village, once you delve into the history of the village it really is a compelling read!

With plenty of walks or cycle trails from the doorstep you will be spoiled for choice in which direction to head first. You have access on site to secure bike storage and washing facilities.  Stoney Middleton is also renown for its rock climbing, attracting people from all over the world -  the cliffs offer varying levels of ability and research will be needed.


Apartment Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

​4pm on the day of arrival
By 10am on the day of departure

Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay


  • Please remove dirty shoes or high heeled shoes on entry.
  • Please do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks as they are not allowed in the apartment.
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping will trigger the fire alarms.
  • No glitter please as even the most eco friendly kind is impossible to remove from the soft furnishings and hard wearing floor.



Each apartment has access to the following communal areas within Rock Mill

  • ​Secure bike storage with 25 bike racks
  • Recycling Area
  • Muddy boot wash station
  • Locker Room- you set your own code for your locker
  • Dog wash 
  • Lounge area with coffee machine, TV, concierge desk and warming focal fireplace
  • Children's play area with slide and play house
  • Picnic benches with Fire Pit
  • 4 x 7kw Electric Vehicle Chargers



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How To Find Rock Mill Studio Apartment 16

Directions

The address of the Apartment is: 

The Dale, Stoney Middleton. Hope Valley S32 4TF

Directions to Rock Mill Apartments by car from Stockport (approx. 55 minutes):

  • Follow signs for the A6 towards Buxton
  • Once on A6 continue straight on for approximately 10 miles through towns of Hazel Grove, Disley, Newtown (New Mills), Furness Vale towards Chapel-en-le-Frith (via the dual-carriage way, going straight on at the roundabouts towards Buxton)
  • The dual-carriageway will merge into 1 lane, continue straight following the road until you approach another roundabout (signposted 1 left- 1st exit to Chesterfield, Sheffield & Castleton or straight on 2nd exit to Buxton, Matlock & Dove Hole)
  • Take the 1st exit onto the A623 towards Chesterfield, Sheffield & Castleton
  • Follow this road for approximately 7.5 miles
  • (After 1.25 miles there is a sharp bend, with a pub called “Wanted Inn” in front of you. Follow the bend round to the right signposted to Chesterfield, Sheffield & Castleton)
  • Continue through Peak Forest and along the A623
  • (You will pass a staggered crossroads with a pub called “The Anchor Inn” on your left, the right hand turn is for Tideswell)
  • Continue forward on A623 towards Chesterfield & Sheffield, passing The Yondermann cafe on your right hand side
  • Approximately 3 miles down the road you will see the turning for Rock Mill Apartments on your right hand side
  • You have reached your destination 

  • Directions to Rock Mill Apartments by car from Bakewell (approx. 15 minutes):

    • From Bakewell follow signs for A6 to Buxton
    • Once on A6 continue for approximately 1.3 miles
    • You will come to a right turn signposted to A6020 for Ashford-in-the-Water (there is a separate middle lane for those turning right)- take the right turn
    • After 0.1 miles turn left onto B6465 (Betty Lane) signposted to Monsal Head & Wardlow
    • Follow the road past the Village Hall, you will see a small shop in front of you- there is a right turn just before the shop which continues onto B6465 (Greave’s Lane) signposted to Monsal Head & Wardlow
    • Follow this road for approximately 4 miles through Monsal Head and Wardlow.
    • You will come to a ‘T’ junction with 2 signs in front of you (right to Chesterfield & Sheffield), left to Manchester & Stockport).
    • Turn right at the T-junction onto the A263 towards Manchester & Stockport (A623 & A6)
    • Passing The Yondermann cafe on your right carry on this road for 3 miles
    • You will then see the turning for Rock Mill Apartments on your right hand side
    • You have reached your destination.

    Directions to Rock Mill Apartments from Chesterfield (approx 30 minutes)

    • ​From the Lordsmill roundabout take the left exit onto the A619 that is signposted Bakewell / Matlock and Chatsworth, this is Markham Road
    • Carry on this road to the set of traffic lights (after the small shopping centre on your left hand side) and go straight on 
    • At the West Bars roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Bakewell A619- carry on this road for about 9 miles until you come to a roundabout take the 1st exit signposted Bakewell and Chatsworth House
    • Carry on down the road passing The Cavendish Hotel on your left and at a smaller roundabout take the 2nd exit signposted Stockport / Manchester Calver A623
    • Head through the village of Baslow on Calver Road
    • Carry on this road which then turns into Baslow Road and takes you tot he village of Calver
    • Continue through Calver on the road known as Kingsgate / A623
    • You will come to a crossroad with a petrol station on your right hand side- at the traffic lights head straight across signposted Stockport / Manchester / Stoney Middleton
    • Carry on through the village passing the Toll Bar Fish and Chip shop  and and the Lovers Leap garage on your right hand side Rock Mill Apartments will then be on the left hand side.
    • You have reached your destination

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    Your Stay At Rock Mill Studio Apartment 16

    Our favourite places to eat nearby

    ​Country Pubs

    • The Moon Inn | Stoney Middleton - a short walk into the village, historic pub dating back to 1821 offering a cosy and dog friendly environment, with a great choice of homemade pub classics, burgers, pizzas and steaks all alongside scrumptious desserts, fine wines and local ales. There is a beer garden for the warmer months and is dog friendly
    • The Miners Arms | Eyam - 25 minute walk or 5 minutes in the car, tucked away down a side street in the historic village of Eyam in this traditional pub built back in 1630 and has always been the hub of the village. Serving pub classics, children's menu, sandwiches and salads. You are able to grab a quick bite to eat in the bar or sit and relax in the restaurant. Pets are welcome.
    • The Eyre Arms | Calver- 20 minute walk or 3 minute drive, walking through the village you come to Calver crossroads and this great pub. Offering plenty of space and serving pub classics
    • The Chequer's Inn | Froggatt - 6 minute drive, sitting beneath the picturesque Froggatt Edge this makes an ideal stop after a day exploring. With a changing menu to match the seasons to will get to experience the best of the local produce. Homemade food and a fantastic selection of wines / beers and gins. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden and a small room inside the pub.
    • The Bridge Inn | Calver- 5 minute drive, open every day offering snacks and small plates, burgers, sandwiches, kid's meals and classic favourites. With a large beer garden overlooking the river making it a picturesque spot to sit and relax after a day exploring.
    • The Derwentwater Arms | Calver - 5 minute drive, traditional pub tucked away in this pretty village, welcoming children, muddy boots and dogs it's a real family favourite. Serving pub classics, burgers and delicious hand crafted pies all using locally homegrown produce.
    • The Prince of Wales | Baslow - 7 minute drive, a great village pub to stop at if out and about exploring the area, a warm and friendly atmosphere serving homemade food. Dogs are welcome in the bar area.
    • The Bull's Head | Foolow - 6 minute drive, a popular pub in this quiet and peaceful village. With a lunch, evening and kids menu available and serving all your usual classics. Dogs are welcome in the bar.


    ​Cafes

    • The Cupola Heritage Centre | Stoney Middleton, just a minutes walk from the apartment, a great place to stop any time of day - serving breakfasts, sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, plus plenty more and even superb evening meals. Fabulous decor and plenty of seating welcomes you to this warm and friendly venue.  
    • Village Green Cafe | Eyam - delicious home made recipes in this small but popular cafe. Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and fabulous cakes. A great selection of coffees, teas hot chocolate and milkshakes are also available.
    • Eyam Tea Rooms |Eyam - a popular tea room that welcomes bikers, muddy boots and dogs., with plenty of seating inside and outside, this is a great rest stop after a day exploring the peaks or edges. Serving hearty breakfasts, sandwiches, paninis,  toasties, jacket potatoes and an array of cakes. 
    • The Eating House | Calver - small, independent cafe offering breakfasts, lunches, cakes and bakes.  A wide selection is available for all meal times. They also offer an eat at home option - where you can pre order a graze box, afternoon tea, cakes that can be collected by yourselves and enjoyed at your property. They do require 24 hrs notice in advance for these orders.
    • The Yondermann | Wardlow Miers - licenced cafe set back from the busy A623 makes this a popular stop off for walkers / cyclists / or if driving by.  Wide selection of choices for breakfast or lunch with homemade cakes to be enjoyed too. 
    • Cafe on the Green | Baslow - in the heart of the village offering tasty breakfasts, light lunches and delicious cakes and coffees.

    ​Restaurants

    • Curry Cottage | Stoney Middleton, in the renown  location called Lover's Leap you are welcome at this warm and friendly restaurant complete with a private dining room that is built into the cave. Offering a wide selection of authentic Indian cuisine including vegetarian options. You need to bring your own alcohol as it is not served on the premises.
    • Stella's Kitchen | Eyam, treat yourself to a unique dinging experience in the comfort of Stella's home. Enjoy home cooked Afro-Caribbean food, booking is essential as there is limited space, but you will not be disappointed with this truly memorable experience.
    • Fischer's | Baslow, award winning manor house restaurant set in a beautiful location. Relax and enjoy fine dining at its best, the dining room is classically set with white tablecloths and sparkling tableware. Homegrown and locally sourced produce are served in their lunch and inner menus. Definitely a place to visit if you are celebrating a special occasion.
    • The Cavendish | Baslow, fine dining of the highest standard. Serving simple, yet imaginative food using locally sourced produce. There are a couple of stylish restaurants to choose to dine or why not book yourself a table in their busy kitchen and experience what a typical service looks like - we suggest to book well in advance. 
    • The Merchant's Yard | Tideswell - 12 minute drive, once a former local builder's yard now transformed into a stylish and popular restaurant but still in keeping with its history with tools once used dotted around the building, adding history to the modern setting. Serving a lunch, dinner and Sunday Roast menu. Afternoon Teas are a firm favourite here too, if you only fancy stopping for a drink then try one of their wonderful cocktails.
    • Sal's Italian | Tideswell, in the heart of the village you will find this family run restaurant offering authentic Italian food. They do not serve alcohol on the premises so you do need to bring your own, we do recommend to book.


    ​Takeaways

    • Curry Cottage | Stoney Middleton, authentic Indian cuisine, will deliver locally over a certain amount.
    • Toll Bar Chip Shop | Stoney Middleton - award winning fish and chips in this quirky octagonal former toll house. Boasting to be the only grade 2 listed fish and chip shop in the country. Serving all your classic options. Open Wednesday to Saturdays only and up until 8pm.
    • The Eating House | Calver - you are able to pick up gorgeous graze boxes, afternoon tea or cake box treats to then take back to your apartment. They do need 24 hrs notice and it is collection only.
    • Hope Valley Pizza | Calver - will delivery locally over a certain amount. Huge selection of pizza choices alongside meal deals or kebabs. Open everyday apart from Monday and close at 9-9.30 so please check prior to booking. 

    It is always best to check the websites for any seasonal opening times as some places do shut early  or close over the winter months.

    Things to do nearby

    ​Rock Climbing

    Known for its abundance of differing Limestone climbs Stoney Middleton boasts 450+  it is an extremely popular place to tackle some of the best climbs in the area, attracting hundreds of keen climbers. Heading out of the village on the A623 towards Tideswell / Stockport the main climbs are on the right-hand side of the road – with a layby close by to be able to park up easily. The roadside crags are impressive with buttresses up to 50m high and are known to be some of the hardest climbs in the world. There are many varying grades and only suitable for the most experienced climbers and research is necessary before heading out. 

    Caving

    Also located near to the best climbing spots are plenty of caves to explore, preplanning is vital as some entrances do not lead to anywhere. Many of the caves are impressive and extensive and do involve tight squeezes in places so definitely not for the inexperienced cavers- research is key. To name but a few the best ones to visit are Castle Buttress, Ivy Green, Cliffstile Vein, Fingals Cave, Carlswalk Cavern, Merlin Mine all in the village of Stoney Middleton– there are plenty more to explore and as a word of warning due to the numerous entrances no one should enter without the proper equipment, experience and pre planned knowledge.

    ​Mountain Biking

    What better area to experience the amazing landscape and abundance of different routes that all lead from the doorstep. The Peak District can cater for all biking abilities, whether you want a steady family ride, gentler lane rides or tough climbs and longer routes - have a good look at the area and then plan your route. Passing through many of the quaint villages tucked away – some even offering a welcome refreshment stop, you will struggle to know what to concentrate on whilst riding will it be the pavements or trails ahead of the stunning scenery all around you!  


    ​Coombs Dale

    One of the littler known dales in the Peak District, making it a real hidden gem. A limestone valley, covering an area of 230 acres, the hills are made up of carboniferous limestone which were created about 330 million year ago, when Britain lay under a shallow tropical sea close to the equator, many fossilised skeletons of tiny sea creatures can still be found in the rocks today. Entering the dale via tall Ash trees it opens to a deep valley with steep sided grassy slopes. Enjoy a gentle and scenic stroll enjoying the beautiful wildflowers and various species of butterflies and birds. With the legacy of Black Harry, the highwayman, still present to this day with Black harry gate standing in the dale at the end of Black Harry Lane. It is said that on dark nights galloping hooves can be heard over the moors - maybe this is why this area remained so undisturbed for many years! There is a great 4.7 miles circular walk starting at the Moon pub which will take 2.5 hrs.

    ​Historic village of Eyam

    As you head out of the village towards Stockport on the A623 and about 5 minutes’ drive you turn off the main road and into the historic village of Eyam. Eyam became famous after the Black Death of 1665 / 1666. After an outbreak of the plague was discovered (spread from a parcel of wet cloth, that had fleas) was sent from London to the local village tailor, the village reacted quickly and decided to try to reduce the spread of the disease from outside Eyam.  To be able to still get supplies they set up at the boundary of the village points to be able to pay for goods. These were troughs filled with vinegar to help kill off the disease so contact between people was not made plus no one was allowed to leave or come into the village. The actions of the villagers no doubt saved many lives in the local community but did lose 260 villagers out of a population of 800 affecting 76 families.   With the use of these quarantine techniques, the medical world today uses Eyam as a case study in the prevention of disease. Why not visit the Museum in the village to gain more knowledge of the history. Mompesson’s Well towards Grindleford and the boundary stone towards Stoney Middleton are points where money was left in vinegar for exchange for food and goods so worth a walk to view these. Also on the edge of the village are the Riley Graves a poignant spot where 8 members of the same family were buried.


    ​The Derwent Valley Heritage Way

    Discover the beauty and magnificent scenery of this stunning area. You can make your exploring as long or as short as you like, the route in total is 55 miles long following the river Derwent enabling you to start from different sections. The start of the Heritage way is in Bamford at Ladybower Dam and leads all the way to the finish point in Derby to the Derwent Mouth where it flows into the river Trent. The nearest section to join the heritage way would be at Calver from Stoney Middleton. Easily marked throughout the route by purple and yellow disks to keep you on track. The route follows fields, woodland paths, tracks and sections of pavement and road so there will be varying climbs and descents throughout so proper footwear would be advised. The route is ideal for cyclists too.


    ​Walk the Edges - Curbar, Froggatt & Baslow

    Starting at Curbar gap you follow the path that then leads to Curbar Edge. Following the ridge and taking in the stunning scenery it’s a great 7-mile walk, taking approximately 2-3 hrs. The terrain will be mainly uneven so good walking shoes are a must, but you will take in some spectacular sights along the way, including Stoke Flat Circle, 11 stones still in place believed to date back to the Bronze Age. Highland Cattle are known to graze near to Baslow so look out for these on your travels – but please respect them and have all dogs on leads. A popular landmark is Eagle Stone a large gritstone boulder standing on its own, making it a popular rock-climbing point but in the past was a testing ground for young men to prove their fitness for marriage! Lastly close to Eagles Stone is Nelson’s Monument a gritstone column erected in 1810 in honour of Lord Nelson with 3 large rocks nearby known as the Three Ships- each having a name carved into them. Makes a great sheltered spot for a picnic stop!

    Key Facts

    What to expect at the apartment

    A basic weekend supply of the following:

    • ​Hand Soap
    • Shower Gel
    • Kitchen sponge
    • Cleaning cloths
    • Tea towels
    • Roll of bin bags
    • Washing up liquid
    • Cling film & foil
    • Utilities-electric & water
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Tea, coffee, sugar
    • Salt & Pepper


    Useful Information

    • ​Fresh linen - with beds made up on your arrival
    • Fresh hand and bath towel per guest
    • Travel cot and high chair by request only, prior to your arrival - they are not in the apartment as standard
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Clothes airer
    • Hair dryer
    • Bush DAB radio
    • Mop & bucket
    • Sweeping brush
    • Dustpan & brush
    • Recycling Area- for general waste, cardboard, plastics, metals & glass
    • Numbered apartments
    • Locker room-not allocated per apartment they are a first served basis
    • CCTV is fitted and operates 24 hrs a day 
    • Central alarm system but entrance doors can be accessed with a key fob
    • Lift and Stair access
    • Smart TV
    • Built in wardrobe


    Outdoor Space (communal for all apartments)

    • Secure cycle storage with bike racks - please bring your own bike locks
    • BBQ Area, BBQ's are not supplied
    • Clean down area for bikes and muddy boots 
    • Children's play area
    • Picnic benches, fire pit and stone gazebo
    • Landscaped gardens

    Cooking & Dining

    • Water / wine / and champagne glassware
    • Mugs
    • Dinner & side plates
    • Soup / cereal bowls
    • Cutlery
    • Potato masher
    • Selection of cooking utensils (tongs, flipper, ladle, whisk, peeler, masher, garlic press, scissors, tin opener, pizza cutter)
    • Set of various sized cooking pans
    • Frying pan
    • Wok
    • Chopping board
    • Selection of roasting tins
    • Colander
    • Tea pot, milk jug and sugar bowl
    • Cafetiere
    • Kettle
    • 2 slice toaster
    • Small combi oven
    • Induction hob with 2 rings
    • Under counter fridge with 1 drawer freezer compartment
    • Microwave
    • Nespresso Coffee Machine - handful of pods

    Parking

    • Parking is on a shared site 
    • 4 x 7kw electric car charging facilities, payable through an app
    • Towards the top end of the car park near the play area there are more spacious parking spaces for larger vehicles


    Dogs

    • We allow 1 dog to stay
    • We ask that they are kept off all furniture and out of the bedrooms
    • Please clear any dog litter from the grounds or garden
    • Please do not leave dogs unattended in the property or outside at any time
    • Communal dog  washing/clean down area 


    Wi-Fi

    • Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area

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