5. Plus self-catering cottage.
Mar–mid-Dec, restaurant closed Mon and Tues.
lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, small garden, only restaurant suitable for disabled.
jazz/‘easy listening’ in evenings in dining room.
all ages welcomed.
 per room B&B £95, D,B&B £147. Set dinner £26–£33. 1-night bookings sometimes refused during peak season and some Saturdays.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Exceptionally welcoming’, ‘traditional but not stuffy’, this restaurant-with-rooms wins applause from Guide readers who enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the ‘well-informed’ staff (‘several of whom are family’). The pink-painted town house is minutes from the coast, in a ‘fantastic area to explore’; Judith and Michael Cooper are the ‘hard-working’ owners. ‘It’s not a hip hotel, but very nice for that,’ says a Guide reader this year. ‘The Coopers are so friendly you almost feel you know them – they’re always available for a chat.’ ‘The food is the main event’: Judith Cooper’s ‘great’ dinners, ‘obviously very popular with locals’, have been drawing visitors for more than 30 years. Clink glasses of prosecco in the secluded garden, then tuck in to ‘delicious, unpretentious combinations of ingredients’, perhaps roasted duck, soured cherry-port sauce, cannellini mash. You will have to hurry though. Judith is retiring from the kitchen at the end of 2016 and evening meals will no longer be on offer. You stay the night in a ‘comfortable, fresh and bright’ bedroom. ‘Ours, with a sparkling new bathroom, was decorated with pictures by local artists; there were locally made blankets on the bed.’ Breakfast brings home-made muesli and preserves, hot dishes cooked to order. (Jan Lund)
Known by many as the 'Palace of the Peak', this grand 17th-century house and is set in stunning landscaped grounds.