A vibrant, stylishly converted water tower set amongst six beautiful acres of Derbyshire countryside, close to the ancient castle-town of Bolsover for a fairytale escape.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

A stay at The Tower conjures a magical feeling of stepping into the pages of a modern fairytale.

First, the restored water-tower is set on the outskirts of Bolsover, a Derbyshire town that dates back to the Domesday Book and which features an exquisite hilltop castle. Second, you’ll be surrounded by lush countryside, with the legendary Sherwood Forest in easy reach.

The Tower itself is chic, enchanting, and impeccably styled with plenty of colour and comfort. You’ll even find it right next to the owner’s Grand Designs-featured property, The Works, for an extra helping of uniqueness.

Inside awaits a striking mix of Art Deco window surrounds, original doors, and raw pared-down interiors that pay homage to the tower’s origins. Vibrant art and well-chosen accessories complete the picture, evoking a laid-back atmosphere that also just happens to look great on Instagram!

The sleek kitchen features playful neons and all the equipment you’ll need to whip up hearty suppers, as natural light floods in from the gleaming glass ceiling. There’s a handy pull-out table to enjoy your meals at – perhaps washed down with a glass or two of wine! – before snuggling up on the L-shaped sofa.

Simply light the woodburning stove for a cosy evening warmed by a soft, romantic glow. For effortless entertainment switch on the TV, or get lost in deep conversation you just never find the time for at home.

Time to say goodbye to the day? Head up the spiral staircase to discover a downy kingsize bed, all ready and waiting to lull you into a sound night’s sleep. If you’re an avid reader there’s a hanging egg chair, too… ideal for curling up with a good book.

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At a glance

  • A stylishly converted water tower, secluded amongst six acres of countryside close to the ancient Derbyshire town of Bolsover.
  • The Tower is ideal for a romantic couple, sleeping two adults with sleek self-contained facilities.
  • Light the woodburner for a snuggly evening in, or explore the surrounding land with a picnic. You will also have access to the owner’s private gardens during your stay.
  • The Tower is close to Sherwood Forest and the Peak District National Park, with plenty of opportunities for shopping and sightseeing close by.


  • Adults Only


Living space with L-shaped sofa, TV, Wi-Fi, woodburning stove with logs, kitchen with oven, induction hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, pull-out dining table and chairs. Spiral open-tread stairs to kingsize bedroom, divider with shower room with walk-in rainfall shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail. Off-road parking for 2 cars.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, hiking, picnic spots, wildlife-watching, historic sites, Go Ape!, shops, restaurants, pubs.

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When you wake, there’s a walk-in rainfall shower to help you freshen up for the day’s adventures. What form these will take is completely up to you.

You could start by exploring the six acres of fresh countryside that surround The Tower, armed with a tasty picnic. If you’ve brought your walking boots, you could find your way to the nearby Poulter Country Park and join the Archaeological Way – a true wildlife-spotter’s delight!

The Peak District National Park is nearby too; handy if you enjoy a good climb. Just head to the top of Bleaklow or Black Hill for exceptional English countryside scenery. You could also choose to explore Cresswell Crags, and be captivated by the UK’s only Ice Age cave-art.

And need we mention what myth and magic lies in wait for you at Sherwood Forest? Visit the Major Oak and imagine yourselves as characters from Robin Hood, or swing through the treetops at Go Ape! before heading back to your Tower to unwind for another sumptuous evening.

Things to note

Check in from 4pm, check out by 11am. Please note that due to the open-tread spiral staircase, this retreat is not suitable for pets, children, or guests with limited mobility.

Where you'll be staying

Whaley, nr Bolsover, Derbyshire

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