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Old Beams

Waterhouses, Peak District
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Quirky
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A Grade II listed, detached property full of interest and character
  • Enjoy garden games, a dip in the hot tub, and an evening BBQ
  • Relax by the roaring double fronted wood burner after exploring in the Peak District National Park
Property code: 81529

This former pub boasts a unique dining conservatory with a bespoke mural providing a memorable place for a celebration dinner. Come together with family and friends to relax and unwind with good company.

The spacious property, just off the main road that runs through the village of Waterhouses, sleeps 12 guests, making it ideal for large family gatherings and celebrating special occasions. The property has ample outdoor space and a hot tub to sink into at the end of a busy day. There’s a great choice of walking routes in the area, including the Manifold Track, which starts in the village. Nearby family attractions include Peak Wildlife Park (2.5 miles), Alton Towers (6 miles) and Chatsworth House (26 miles).

The large former pub has a unique sense of style, with grandiose furniture, striking period features and bespoke artwork. Come together to make memories in the impressive conservatory, where you can enjoy special mealtimes around the grand dining table looking out over the grounds. Unwind in the characterful lounge, with its exposed beams and double-fronted wood burner. Cook up a storm in the magnificent oak kitchen/diner or entertain your fellow guests at the piano in the entrance hall. As this is a period property, be aware that there are cottage-style stairs and the bedrooms in the eaves have restricted head height. Outside, the spacious grounds house a large lawn, patio, hot tub, BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven. There is a small pond with safety grid - care to be taken with dogs and children.

The Manifold Track is a pretty route that takes you through the Manifold and Hamps Valleys for 9.5 miles, to the nearby village of Hulme End. Bikes can be hired in Waterhouses and along the route you can climb up to Thor’s Cave, where the views are spectacular. You’ll find ample walking opportunities within the Longshaw Estate (28 miles), from woodland rambles to moorland hikes. Within the estate is the mystical Padley Gorge, where you can paddle in the pretty stream, marvel at the tumbling waterfalls and enjoy lunch at one of the picturesque picnic spots.

  • 7 bedrooms – 3 doubles, 1 twin, 1 four-poster king-size, 1 king-size and 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a 2ft 6in twin on request)
  • 6 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower and WC, 3 en-suite shower rooms with WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric Range oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, additional fridge and additional freezer, dishwasher, microwave and wine cooler
  • Utility area with washing machine
  • 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • TV in the lounge
  • Piano
  • Hot tub - please bring your own towels for use outdoors
  • Garden with lawn, patio, gas BBQ, wood-fired pizza oven and outdoor seating
  • Off-road parking for 8 cars
  • Pub and shop under 0.25 miles
  • Please note there are steep stairs in the cottage and a small, covered pond in the garden – please supervise children
  • Please note property currently sleeps 12 with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms but from February 2023 property will sleep 14 as owner adding another downstairs double bedroom with en-suite
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Claire 28th October 2022

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Beautiful large cottage ideal for a celebration. Extremely well equipped and owners very helpful and approachable. We were welcomed with a cake and Prosecco, a fantastic way to start our stay. The location is beautiful with lots of walks near by. The local pubs arent the best for food but we didnt venture more than 1 mile.

Reviewed by Dawn 30th September 2022

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A beautiful cottage with plenty of room for everyone to be together or to split into smaller groups if preferred. It is very well equipped if you want to cook at home, although there are plenty of options for eating out locally too.

Reviewed by Pam 23rd September 2022

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The house and garden lived up to expectations. We made full use of the hot tub, charcoal bbq and the wonderful pizza oven. The house is fully equipped to a high standard. It was wonderful to all sit down together (12 people) at the table in the conservatory for Sunday lunch. We appreciated the cosy fire in the evenings. The 4 children had their ownRead more floor at the top of the house with a shared bathroom but all the other bedrooms were ensuite which worked perfectly. Hide

Reviewed by Barry 26th August 2022

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Homely, comfy, conveniently situated. Everything you need to relax.

Reviewed by Michael 19th August 2022

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This house was a perfect choice to accommodate four generations of our family, ranging from 85yrs to 1 yr old, our two dogs and three cars. Seven people in total. We were greeted by the owner on our arrival who presented us with two bottles of Prosecco and a homemade cake then proceeded to show us around. The garden was perfect for us inc dogs to bRead moreoth play and relax in. The hot tub was enjoyed by our all. The location was great for Alton towers and sightseeing. Hide

Reviewed by David 12th August 2022

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A large property with ample space for children to play and adults to sit and enjoy the peaceful nature. The bbq and the pizza oven were both put to good use with the children making their own special pizzas and bread sticks The facilities were excellent with everything that you could possibly need for a large group. Its half way between Ashbourne aRead morend Leek for shopping but the small village shop catered for essential items that you required. A wonderful place and a great holiday Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian 15th July 2022

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Perfect break with lots of happy memories made. Spotlessly clean, bags of character. Plenty of room for family celebration for 6 month old to 75 year old mix. Loved the garden and hot tub and BBQ. Plenty of places to visit nearby. We have already booked for next year. Thank you to friendly helpful hosts.

Reviewed by Jacqui 1st July 2022

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Fantastic holiday house. We were a party of 11 ages from 23 to 85 and join there was plenty of room for all. The pizza oven, bbq and hot tub were very popular, and lots of seating in the house, and outside. Lovely dog friendly garden for our 2 sausage dogs, and large enough garden area to play games in. Owners were very friendly and welcoming with Read morelots of suggestions for local activities. We would all love to come again and hope to book for next year. BEST HOLIDAY EVER. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 17th June 2022

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Tempted to give a poor review in the hope that our chances of future bookings will improve but the owners were so welcoming and intent on giving us a great time in their wonderful house and garden that it would be criminal. A large place with so many great features were sure to present a few snags (problems too strong) but these were responded to iRead moremmediately without fuss. Great location and garden for young children with lots more for us older ones. Ideal for for our 3 generation reunion. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 10th June 2022

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We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Old Beams and are already planning our return visit. the property is spacious, comfortable ad immaculately presented. We couldn't fault it

Reviewed by Jennifer 20th May 2022

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9 adults and 1 dog had a great catch up and get together. Plenty of room to be together or separate. Beautiful garden and everything you could need. We loved it here

Reviewed by Ian 13th May 2022

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Notwithstanding the minor issues mentioned above we had a great time in a great venue. A venue that we wholheartedly recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 6th May 2022

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Old Beams was a fantastic location for our family holiday - the dining conservatory was an incredible space to hang out, the facilities were excellent and the property was kitted out very well. Gill and Jonathan were very attentive, the location is great and we're happy to return in the future, particularly having heard of the future planned develoRead morepments. Would happily recommend to large groups : ) Hide

Reviewed by Farouk 29th April 2022

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So difficult to find accommodation for a large family group, (11, in this case), especially with an age range from 4 to 80+. What a super property which covered all we needed.

Reviewed by Julie 22nd April 2022

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Great house for large gatherings, has 6 good sized bedrooms. Kitchen really well equipped and house comfy and cozy. Lovely surroundings for walkers. The garden is huge great for little ones and big hot tub , a must after a day of walking. Lovely welcome cake and prosecco off the owners a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Keith 11th March 2022

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This was a wonderful property for our large family gathering. The conservatory was fantastic. Enabling all of us to eat in comfort together. Beautiful garden and hot tub which was used by some of our guests.

Reviewed by Andrew 25th February 2022

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Lovely property - we visited with a group of friends for a weekend. Relaxing and plenty of quality space to spend time together (with the added benefit of being well equipped and having nice bedrooms). Well placed for taking in the local countryside and fresh air :)

Reviewed by Kerri 18th February 2022

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What a wonderful, relaxing stay at old beams. Despite the dreary February weather, we had a great week in a beautiful property spending quality time with family. The house was just to our needs where we felt at home within hours of arriving. Gill & Jonathan were great hosts & couldnt have been more accommodating. The location was perfect & accessibRead morele where we enjoyed trekking, cycling & sight-seeing. Very excited to hear about the upcoming house improvements & would love to return next year!! Hide

Reviewed by Marissa 14th January 2022

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We recently stayed at The Old Beams cottage and absolutely loved it! Its location is perfect for access to lovely walks, the local pubs and small shop. There is plenty of space for 12 adults, plenty of hot water and there is plenty of cooking equipment. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The hot tub is fabulous and very well positioned in a conceRead morealed (from the wind) location in the pretty rear garden. We would like to stay in the summer to make more use of the outside space too. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 21st December 2021

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Family of 12 stayed over Xmas and house accommodated us perfectly, lots of space! Host was great and welcome basket was very generous! Hot tub was a great hit with all of us.

Reviewed by Alan 10th December 2021

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We have just had a lovely stay at Old Beams Waterhouses celebrating our Golden wedding. 10 of us together. A wonderful time was had by all of us. Lovely spacious conservatory for our celebratory meal. My family enjoyed the lovely hot tub. Safe enclosed garden for the dogs. Welcoming owners Gill and Jonathan who kindly left us cake and prosecco. We Read moreenjoyed Sunday lunch at Ye Olde Crown Hotel 5min walk away. Would love to stay again Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 3rd December 2021

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Reviewed by Margaret 26th November 2021

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Enjoyed a weekend break with a group of friends at Old Beams. Gill was a great host, the property was fabulous with plenty of room for the 9 of us. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the location for walks in the area was great. Hope we can return in the future!

Reviewed by Thomas 19th November 2021

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We had a brilliant weekend - the house is beautiful and extremely comfortable. Everything we needed was provided and the hosts went out of their way to make it a warm and welcoming home - they were amazing. Definitely interested in a return visit :) Thanks again!

Reviewed by Emma 12th November 2021

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We stayed at Old Beams as a group of 12 over a weekend. All I can say is the stay was perfect, the host was lovely, the house was clean and had everything we could need the only downside is we only had the weekend! Would defintely return for a longer stay

Reviewed by Victoria 29th October 2021

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We had a fantastic time at Old Beams, five couples and two babies and we had plenty of room to spread out. The weather was terrible but that meant we made full use of the house with meals in the conservatory, log fire and games. The hot tub is a great addition. Hosts were super welcoming and helpful, looking forward to hopefully coming back!

Reviewed by Linda 15th October 2021

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Friendly, welcoming and helpful owners. We had a brilliant celebration family weekend. Plenty of space for us all. Everything we needed was in the house. Easy walking to join the Manifold Track. Plenty to do in the area

Reviewed by Wayne 1st October 2021

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Absolutely delightful cottage, 6 beautiful bedrooms and the facilities where great. The owners were very welcoming and telling us their future renovation plans. Great garden, hot tub and pizza oven which we had great family time using! Great touches with a home made cake, prosecco and other surprises left by the owners. Decent pub 2 minutes walk whRead moreich we obviously tried but on the whole fantastic property and one we hope to visit again soon. Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie 17th September 2021

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We had such a lovely time at Old Beams. As a group of 10 friends with some younger children there was plenty for everyone, whether walking, playing in the garden or making use of the wood oven AND bbq! Gill is the perfect host. Thankyou

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