Biggin Hall

‘Friendly’, ‘informal’ and ‘welcoming’, James Moffett’s ‘characterful’ hotel is well liked by walkers and dog owners, who come for the ‘reasonable prices’ and the ‘marvellous Derbyshire Dales setting’. More

Contact details

Biggin Hall
Main Street
Biggin-by-Hartington
Derbyshire
SK17 0DH
England
01298 84451
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Hotel 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), in-room TV, 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

[2016] per room B&B £70–£170, D,B&B £115–£215. Set dinner £25. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other Credits

VisitEngland Two Star Country House Hotel

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Friendly’, ‘informal’ and ‘welcoming’, James Moffett’s ‘characterful’ hotel is well liked by walkers and dog owners, who come for the ‘reasonable prices’ and the ‘marvellous Derbyshire Dales setting’. It’s not to all tastes: some visitors find it too ‘straightforward’ – even ‘scruffy’ in parts. For fans, however, it’s all part of the charm, from the ‘delightful’ piggy neighbours to the ‘strange modern sculptures that made a good talking point at dinner’. ‘I fully endorse this quirky hotel,’ a regular Guide reader says in 2016. Simple, rustic bedrooms (some compact) are in the main house and varied outbuildings. ‘Our room itself was quirky, with twin beds at right angles. It had a good modern bathroom; a raised area with comfortable seating up a few steps. The walk from the lodge to the main house was part of the pleasure.’ Nibbles come with complimentary aperitifs before a ‘delicious, well-prepared’ country dinner, perhaps ‘an excellent steak followed by treacle tart – bliss’. ‘Each morning, they provided us with free sandwiches and drinks to take for our lunch – a wonderful touch.’ (Simon Rodway, Anne Laurence Thackray, Christopher Born, and others)

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Biggin Hall
Main Street
Biggin-by-Hartington
Derbyshire
SK17 0DH

Guest comments

'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 - March, 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 - October, 2015
'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 - July, 2015
'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 - August, 2014
'Brilliant place, meals very good, room comfortable, wouldn't hesitate in recommending Biggin Hall. BF ' - - March, 2011

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