Biggin Hall

Exceptional value (<£50)
There are footpaths in all directions over beautiful countryside from the grounds of James Moffett's unpretentious hotel within the Peak District national park. It has long been liked by walkers for the unfussy atmosphere and the 'real value for money'. The Grade II* listed 17th-century building has antiques, narrow mullioned windows, massive fireplaces; there are two sitting rooms and a library. James Moffett tells us that in response to comments about 'impersonal service', he has changed the evening mealtime routine: guests now have a choice of dinner times between 6.30 and 8 pm. 'This has been well received and has resulted in improved service,' he says. There are fresh flowers on the tables in the candlelit dining room where traditional dishes (eg, smoked bacon and Brie salad; roasted shoulder of Derbyshire lamb, onion sauce) are served; 'the cheeseboard is impressive'. The simple bedrooms are in the main house, the courtyard, the 'bothy' and the lodge. A 'first-rate' breakfast, taken between 8 and 9 am, has a hot and cold buffet. Packed lunches are provided. Cycle storage is now available. (Michael and Patricia Blanchard, and others)
  • 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

[2013] per room B&B £86-£142, D,B&B £118-£174. Set dinner £22.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.