Little Bank

Millers Dale, Derbyshire
+44 (0)1298 872000

Charming cottage in the Peak District National Park for hill walking, cycling and bird watching, or simply unwinding amid much beauty


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome

The Experience

Many little gates lead to your own porch and then an open plan room in rich, restful colours and with glorious views over the hillside. A big wood-burner with an unlimited log supply makes sure you stay cosy, Swedish cushions and throws add charm and the lighting is thoughtful. A barn sliding door leads to a good-sized kitchen with all you need, plus milk from the local dairy, fresh eggs, one of Lou’s home baked cakes and a bottle of wine.

A bird feeder in your enclosed gravel garden attracts all the usual suspects but also woodpeckers, nuthatches and you may even catch a glimpse of the resident sparrowhawk. From here you can walk straight into the mixed woodland surrounding you, mainly Ash and Rhododendron – magnificent in spring. For longer walks join the Limestone Way, 46 miles of challenging moorland with rivers to cross.

Return to two neat-as-a-pin bedrooms with crisp bedding, Velux windows for stargazing and scented French soap for the shower.

Little Bank - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Getting together with a couple of friends and heading out for wonderful walks - long or short
  • Sitting in the garden with a bottle of wine on a sunny evening (or by the fire pit if not) and having sheep, or sometimes cows for company
  • Wandering down to The Anglers Rest pub for a pint
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You should know

  • To get to the cottage you need to cross the owner's garden and pass their front door, but once inside you're facing the other way
  • The hill from the road is quite steep in parts
  • The cottage is a short trudge from where you park your car


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £665
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £953 beds2 bedrooms


What a gem Little Bank is! We had a lovely break. Lou and Alan have created a beautifully thought out space, in and out Tasteful, spotless, comfy beds and lovely linen.They have thought of everything We enjoyed wonderful walks from the doorstep and our generous hosts suggested lots of ideas for other activities. Always helpful but unobtrusive A wonderful stay, helped by gorgeous weather!

Andy and Eunice, Suffolk

Such a lovely, cosy and stylish cottage in a beautiful location. Lou and Al were great hosts and added such thoughtful touches to make our stay so special. The garden and fire pit are a fantastic bonus and much enjoyed by the boys - big and small! The perfect Peak District retreat - we will be back!

Mark, London

We felt privileged to be the first guests to stay in this cosy + comfortable cottage following its renovation. We received a warm + friendly welcome from our wonderful hosts who were accommodating + helpful with information and advice about the activities on hand in the area. The cottage is comfortable + well-appointed with every detail carefully thought out by Alan + Lou, making this a very special and relaxing place to stay. Surrounded by walks and cycle rides in strikingly beautiful landscapes, but also easily accessible, this is the perfect place for a family holiday. Highly recommended!

Daniel, Thao, Edward & Richard

Pack up your troubles and head for the glorious Peak District. This is a great starting point, a super comfy place to come home to, and owner Alan can give keen fell climbers, cyclists and walkers all the best local tips about where to go, and more importantly where not to. Everything is near yet you'll feel nicely private and remote.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're 150 yards up a single lane so you'll feel quite remote but it's only a five-minute walk to Millers Dale, where you’ll also find the station with The Refreshment Room - walkers and cyclists can pick up a picnic and join the Monsal Trail. Amble along the river Wye to Litton Mill, visit Monk's Dale Nature Reserve for wildflowers, pick up excellent fish and chips from Tideswell, 1.5 miles away. Chatsworth is eight miles.

Local points of interest from Lou & Alan Renfree

  • Spend a whole day out exploring Chatsworth Estate with its acres of parkland, award winning gardens, farm shop and varied scheduled events throughout the year.
  • Venture south to the beautiful Dovedale valley and the famous stepping stones and then take in the scenic White Peak villages of Tissington and Ilam.
  • Keen on design? The David Mellor Round Building cutlery factory and Design shop / cafe is a must at nearby Hathersage.
  • Little Bank is only 6 miles from the Derbyshire spa town of Buxton. Visit the warm natural spring of St Ann’s Drinking Well, Pavilion Gardens, Opera House or the newly renovated Grade 1 listed Crescent.
  • Visit romantic Haddon Hall on the banks of the River Wye in Bakewell.
  • No trip to The Peak would be complete without sampling the ‘Original (and very delicious) Bakewell Pudding. But be warned it may not be your last!


Lou & Alan Renfree

Lou runs her beautiful by-appointment shop Chalet at Home from the other end of the building and you'll see many examples of her products in the cottage. Alan is a retired engineer but confesses to being 'quite nerdy' about fell running, walking and cycling so he's your man for advice on routes. They renovated the house and the cottage completely by themselves and want you to feel very much at home here.