The Water Mill is one of the four unique homes which make up Bradbourne Mill. The four properties together were historically known as Bradbourne Mill Farm and is thought to be the oldest surviving water mill in Derbyshire.
We have evidence of Bradbourne Mill Farm existing prior to 1452 and was passed to Sir Henry Bradbourne at this time. Unfortunately later down the family tree, an Elizabeth Bradbourne did not mother any children and thus the Mill was left to the famous Ferrer family thereafter.
The Mill's purpose was to produce grain and flour for the surrounding villages, with The Water Mill not only creating such produce, but also storing and selling the grain from the front of the property.
Both Mill wheels remain and great efforts over the last century have been made to restore and start up the running of these wheels once again. We are pleased to announce they are in good working order and provide a beautiful aspect for visitors at The Water Mill to see.
The Water Mill has been lovingly restored into luxury accommodation where its history can still be admired through the exposed mill machinery, wooden beams, and stone walls. Nestled in the Derbyshire hills, The Water Mill is perfect for a peaceful retreat within the Peak District.