Located in Stoney Middleton, close to the historic village of Eyam, surrounded by stunning Peak District countryside. Luxury studio apartment sleeps 2 guests
Spacious first floor studio apartment, offering a combined living / dining and sleeping space with fixed double bed
Modern fitted kitchen which is fully integrated, finished with a high spec granite worktop
Luxury furnishings to make your stay a cosy and comfortable one with 2 comfy armchairs, Smart TV and French Doors opening to a small balcony. There is a dining table that can seat 2.
Modern shower room with overhead shower head and separate hand held attachment, wash basin and toilet. Underfloor heating
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.
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
Each apartment has access to the following communal areas within Rock Mill
The Dale, Stoney Middleton. Hope Valley S32 4TF
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Rock Mill Studio Apartment 18. Verbatim.
A great place to stay, in a lovely location. The apartment was well-supplied, with some very thoughtful touches such as plenty of cling wrap, Nespresso pods and every utensil you could ever want. Put that with a very comfortable bed, an ample, spotless bathroom and easy access and this is a great location for a Peak District stay.
Fantastic Location. Lovely studio. Perfect quiet getaway
A beautiful and pristine apartment with modern furnishings and everything we needed. We booked this trip last minute before Christmas but encountered no issues at all. It was a lovely place for a Christmas retreat — a home from home! We were touched by the extra special touches like a Christmas tree in the apartment; and a festive guide (on top of a general guide to the apartment and area). We would highly recommend this place to anyone else!
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
A basic weekend supply of the following:
Outdoor Space (communal for all apartments)
Cooking & Dining