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The Old Beams

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 18 reviews

House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Old Beams is located on the southern edge of the Peak District, offering a perfect base for those wishing to avoid the busier central Peak District, with easy access from both the M1 and the M6. Perfect for larger groups, it boasts all modern conveniences within a period property, offering separate relaxation spaces for adults and kids, or communal spaces large enough to accommodate both. For entertainment, there is a large flat screen tv in the lounge with full Sky+ HD, there are additional tvs in the kitchen, snug and every bedroom with Freesat digital channels. We also have a selection of board games, including Trivia Pursuits, Scene It, Cranium, jigsaw puzzles, murder mystery dinner party, Trivia Pursuits for kids...

In additional to the period style of the property, featuring old beams and open fireplaces, it also boasts three en-suite double bedrooms and a massive conservatory dining room plus a large lawned garden with bbq facilities and water features. For activities, Old Beams is on the doorstep of the cycle trails of the Manifold Valley, minutes from beautiful ramblers paths and within 5 miles of Alton Towers.

Centrally located between Derby and The Potteries, there are a wealth of additional attractions including china factory tours, craft areas, shops and museums, as well as the Waterworld swimming pool, indoor skiing and bowling. The great houses of Shugborough Hall, Little Moreton Hall and Chatsworth all lie within easy reach, and golf and riding are available nearby.

Located within the village of Waterhouses, we have a delightful, traditional beamed pub serving excellent food (Ye Olde Crown at Waterhouses), a village shop, a take away cafe and a post office within a 5 minute walk and numerous additional pubs within a short drive. There is also a swimming pool at the local school in the village which can be booked for private parties. Please contact me directly if you would like to check rates and availability. Sainsbury's, Waitrose, M&S Food, Asda and Morrisons are all within 7 miles. Grocery deliveries can also be arranged from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Waitrose

Size Sleeps up to 15, 6 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 59 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 31 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (7), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 15
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

* Original oak beamed ceilings

* Open double-sided fireplace

* Main lounge with large TV and an adjacent study area and snug, with further seating.

* Full Sky HD tv in main lounge, and full sky in the kitchen/breakfast room.

* Massive dining-conservatory

* Well stocked kitchen-diner with tv connected to Freesat


- double bedroom with adjoining shower/bathroom with steam-box shower

- twin room with en-suite shower/bathroom and a connecting seating area with a sofa-bed


* King-size bedroom, open fireplace and en-suite with steam-box shower

* King-size en-suite bedroom

* Twin bedded en-suite bedroom


* 1 x double and 1 x twin bedroom, sharing a bathroom

* All bedrooms with tvs

* High standard of decoration and furnishing

* One cot bed and baby highchair included in rental rates

* Stair gate available if required

Further details outdoors

* Off-road car parking for 6-8 vehicles

* Considerable lawned garden area with night lighting

* Secret garden with paved area

* Beautiful water-feature ornamental pond with fish (secured with internal grid)

* 6 seater plus 4 seater outside dining

* Two 3-person garden swings

* Children's climbing frame/slide

Further details

* The main staircase is quite steep, so not recommended for those with walking difficulties.

* The new ground floor bedroom can, however, accommodate those with walking difficulties more easily. This is a double bedroom, and has an adjoining shower room which is also the ground floor w.c.

* Parents with young children must be cautious around the ponds and accept liability for the safety of the children - despite the recently added safety grid within the pond.

*We have recently renovated the annex, which consists of a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and a lounge area (with sofa bed) and can accommodate a further three guests.

*We have also recently opened up a utility/laundry rooms to provide guests with a mud room entrance to accommodate muddy boots and clothing.

* We do have a further twin bedroom available, which can be opened up to accommodate a further two guests on request.

The Peak District National Park region

The Peak District National Park is the first national park in the heart of England, and is the second most visited national park in the world. It consists of over 500 square miles of bustling market towns, impressive stately homes and country houses and breathtaking landscapes with craggy peaks, gentle valleys and unspoilt villages. With an abundance of cultural and historical heritage, there's always lots to discover.

The stunning and diverse scenery of the Peak District makes it a paradise for walking, family cycling, mountain biking and adventure sports such as caving, rock-climbing, hang-gliding and paragliding, but there's also plenty to do for those with a more relaxed approach to nature and the great outdoors!

For a more detailed list of the wide range of activities available in the Peak District, see:


Waterhouses is the largest village on the southern edge of the Peak, and the most substantial settlement in the Hamps valley. The village centre is where the Leek to Ashbourne road, the A523, crosses the Hamps and the road to Cauldon turns off south. There are rows of cottages clustered around this junction and a pub, The Crown Inn, on the corner. Just above here is the old station, once the terminus of the Manifold and Hamps Light Railway, and the remaining station buildings have been restored by the Peak Park and converted into an information and cycle hire centre. There is one other noteable pub in the village, the George Inn. There is a local village shop, a post office and a butchers within the village.

A kilometre and a half away to the north is the small farming hamlet of Waterfall. This is a pretty little village with a quaint inn, the Red Lion, and a fine late Georgian church. It gains its name from the fact that the Hamps disappears underground not far away. (

There are numerous walks within a few miles of the property. See:

Nearby places of interest include:

Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud (

Ilam Church and Hall (;

Ilam Hall and Park (;

the Manifold and Hamps Trail (;

Thor's Cave (;

Alton Towers (

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Review 1-10 of 18

25 Nov 2014


"Great place for a pre "Christmas" get together"

We go away every year as a group (10) and struggle to find a property with 5 bedrooms all with ensuite facilities. Old Beams was brilliant. It has 6 bedrooms but 2 are on the top floor served by 1 bat… More

9 Jul 2014


"Fantastic cottage!"

The cottage was amazing, especially the large dining room conservatory - cant recommend it highly enough!… More

Thanks for your review! It's appreciated.
We're glad you enjoyed Old Beams!

2 Jul 2014


"Perfect in every way"

We were looking for a family home with lots of social space to celebrate my mums 70th birthday and this was perfect.6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, huge conservatory, contained garden, BBQ, loads of character , ample parking space and situated in a gorgeous village close to loads of fab tourist attractions.
Enough space for each couple to 'retreat' to their room if needed with the privacy of their own bathroom but loads of communal space inside and out to celebrate this important day.
Topped off with fab service and food from the Ye Old Crowne less than 5mins walk away..... We just need an excuse to go back

Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed Old Beams and that your mother enjoyed her celebrations. We hope to welcome you back again sometime.
Best wishes, Helen

2 Jul 2014


"A great place for a family party"

We rented the Old Beams for a 60th birthday celebration, everyone who visited thought the house was amazing. There was plenty of parking, and enough bedrooms and bathrooms for those who stayed. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom were ideal for an elderly guest who wouldn't have been able to manage the very steep stairs. The conservatory is a great place for a party, there were twelve of us for Sunday lunch with plenty of room.
The house is in a good area for walking or there is a cycle trail/hire close by.

Thanks for taking the time to provide your review. It's always lovely to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay at Old Beams.
Best wishes, Helen

23 Apr 2014


"Lovely stay"

We had a brilliant long weekend at Old Beams with 11 adults. A really great house with everything we needed! Everything was spotless when we arrived and the owners were very helpful - even lending us … More

Thanks for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Old Beams, and that everything was to your satisfaction.
Best wishes, Helen

25 Feb 2014


"Great house for group gathering and party"

This was easy to find and had plenty of parking spaces for our group. We enjoyed the layout of the house and the bathroom/bedroom ratio was great. We had organised our own food and were easily able to… More

28 Dec 2013


"Old Beams- charming & delightful"

We have just celebrated my mother's 90th birthday at The Old Beams, and it was the perfect location- centrally placed for family travelling from Bath, London, Wales & The Lake District. The prope… More

Thank you so much for the comments.
We are working to try to make the conservatory warmer during the winter months, a mammoth task given the size of the windows! We are installing new, larger radiators and are currently researching glass covers to try to retain the heat.
I am so glad your mother enjoyed her birthday at the Old Beams.

15 Oct 2013


"Perfect weekend getaway"

Our extended family group size was 10 adults plus our grand-daughter who is a toddler. Old Beams was probably the best accommodation we have stayed in for such a family weekend in the UK. There is amp… More

Thanks for your lovely review. It is always nice to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay!

23 Sep 2013


"Lovely property"

Lovely property in a nice rural location. The house is every bit as lovely as it looks in the photos - the conservatory is a great room and there's a great kitchen. Our room (the furthest from th… More

Thanks for your review. It's always nice to hear that guests have enjoyed not just the Old Beams, but the local area too.

23 Aug 2013


"Tag Stag '13"

We just had a stag do here and the place was fantastic. Great kitchen and large dining room in the conservatory with a table to sit 12 easily. Perfect to hang out in and cook dinner and have drinks. T… More

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you all had a great time. Hope the wedding goes well too.

Review 1-10 of 18

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