21. 13 in annexes, some on ground floor.
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.
not under 12.
allowed in courtyard and bothy bedrooms, not in public rooms.
 per room B&B £70–£170, D,B&B £115–£215. Set dinner £25. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
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)
Special Offer £118 per night
Enjoy a break in the Peak District National Park. Prices are from just £118 per night for two Sunday to Thursday, £148 Friday and Saturday including full breakfast, packed lunch, mulled wine – depending on weather! – and complimentary house wine with dinner.
To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
A beautiful area for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or rock climbing.
Sir Richard Arkwright's cotton mill,where he pioneered the development of the spinning machine and revolutionised the manufacture of cloth.
Known by many as the 'Palace of the Peak', this grand 17th-century house and is set in stunning landscaped grounds.