Biggin Hall

Exceptional value (<£50)
‘An outstanding stay.’ James Moffett’s ‘friendly, efficient’ hotel offers ‘amazing value’, and is an ‘excellent base’ for exploring the Peak District national park. ‘Not posh but straightforward’, it is popular with walkers, particularly those with canine companions. Dogs are allowed in most bedrooms; the ‘comfortably furnished’ public rooms remain pet-free. Guests seeking a break from outdoor pursuits might settle in front of one of the fireplaces, with a book from the ‘interesting’ library. Individually decorated, country house-style bedrooms are spread across the main house and converted outbuildings. One room had a comfortable bed; tea-making facilities; fresh milk in a silent fridge; a newly fitted bathroom. The oak-beamed dining room serves ‘excellent, well-designed’ daily-changing English classics: honey-glazed Gressingham duck, peppercorn-crushed new potatoes; flat-cap mushroom baked with blue cheese, toasted brioche. Complimentary aperitifs and carafe of wine accompany the meal; cheeseboard and coffee are offered after. A buffet breakfast has hot and cold dishes. ‘Sustaining’ packed lunches are available. (John Barnes, and others)
  • A great hotel with reasonable prices. The countryside is exceptional. The atmosphere is friendly and the dinners were delicious. Breakfast a little disappointing as all cooked beforehand. The manager, Steve. was very helpful and staff were keen to please.

    Simon Rodway, 09/04/2016

  • I fully endorse the favourable comments about this quirky hotel in a deeply rural part of the Peak District. We had a twin room on the ground floor of 'the lodge', a hundred or so yards from the main building. The room itself was quirky, with twin beds at right angles, and a raised area with comfortable seating up a few stairs. A good modern bathroom. The walk from the lodge to the main house was part of the pleasure, alongside a field of delightful pigs who came to speak to us, and then across a lawn with some strange modern sculptures which made a good talking point at dinner. After the complimentary aperitif, for dinner I had an excellent steak followed by treacle tart. Bliss. Breakfast was good too, with good porridge.

    Christopher Born, 09/03/2016

  • Beautiful building in marvellous setting of Derbyshire Dales. I had a room in an annex which had a double bed but in which 2 people staying would have had difficulty manoeuvring around one another.Excellent breakfasts (especially the sausages).

    Anne Laurence Thackeray, 04/02/2016

  • 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

  • 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

Main Street 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, some bedrooms), civil wedding licence, 8-acre grounds (croquet), River Dove 1½ miles, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

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

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2015] per room B&B £90–£172, D,B&B £130–£212. Set dinner £25. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.