Biggin Hall

Exceptional value (<£50)
In an 'excellent location for walking' in 'glorious countryside', James Moffett's unpretentious hotel within the Peak District national park offers 'true value for money'. 'The attitude to guests, the food and the accommodation are all brilliant,' says a visitor in 2014. The Grade II* listed 17th-century manor house has an oak-panelled lobby, massive fireplaces and antiques. The 'comfortably furnished' sitting room and library have oriental rugs, paintings and fresh flowers. Individually designed, the simple bedrooms are in the main house, the courtyard, the 'bothy' and the lodge; they have tea-making facilities and a bottle of fresh milk in the fridge. A daily-changing menu of classic English dishes (perhaps seared Cornish scallop, black pudding, apple purée; chicken supreme, wild mushroom risotto, basil oil; vegetarian alternatives available) is served between 6.30 and 8 pm; orders are taken over complimentary aperitifs. 'We were offered a glass of cheering hot punch on a bitterly cold evening.' Breakfast, taken between 8 and 9 am, has a hot and cold buffet. 'Sustaining' packed lunches of 'well-filled sandwiches, fresh fruit and crisps' are included in the room rate. (Gwyn Morgan, and others)
  • Greatly improved since our last visit. Not posh, but straightforward. Breakfast is self-service, so it is important to get down early. Dinner straightforward, preceded by complimentary Pimm’s. Enough choice. The bedroom was fine: large bed, fresh milk with the tea facilities, newly fitted bathroom. It has an interesting library. The manager ws helpful with guided walks. Amazing value.

    John Barnes, 31/08/2014

  • Real value for money. Enticing three-course dinner. Excellent cheeseboard. A fine small country hotel.

    Michael Blanchard, 31/05/2012

  • Brilliant place, meals very good, room comfortable, wouldn't hesitate in recommending Biggin Hall. BF

    23/05/2011

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Local attractions

Peak District National Park
A beautiful area for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or rock climbing.
Arkwright's Mill
Sir Richard Arkwright's cotton mill,where he pioneered the development of the spinning machine and revolutionised the manufacture of cloth.
Chatsworth House
Known by many as the 'Palace of the Peak', this grand 17th-century house and is set in stunning landscaped grounds.

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Contact Details

Biggin Hall

Buxton BIGGIN-BY-HARTINGTON Derbyshire England SK17 0DH

Telephone

01298 84451

Further Information

Bedrooms

21, 13 in annexes, some on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

sitting room, library, dining room, meeting room, free Wi-Fi (in sitting rooms), civil wedding licence, 8-acre grounds (croquet), River Dove 11/2 miles, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical, in dining room.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

allowed in courtyard and bothy bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2014] per room B&B £90-£142, D,B&B £122-£174. Set dinner £25. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.