4. 3 suites with a private lounge.
all year except mid-Dec to mid-Feb.
lounge, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 12.
not allowed in public rooms, allowed in 1 bedroom by prior arrangement.
MasterCard, Visa (both 1.75% surcharge).
per room B&B £95–£125. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat, bank holidays.
VisitEngland Five Star Guest Accommodation
Good Hotel Guide Review
Walkers and countryside explorers find a warm welcome at Vivienne and Philip Taylor’s B&B, in a scenic spot within the Peak District national park. The 19th-century cottage and barn is all rustic charm: there are flagstone floors and beamed ceilings; a wood-burner crackles in the lounge in cool weather. Three of the four traditionally decorated bedrooms have a private lounge; all have views of the garden and surrounding countryside. Twitchers, in particular, might appreciate the garden suite, from which guests may best watch the nuthatches and woodpeckers who visit the nearby feeders. Feeling green? Eco-minded hosts, the Taylors have plenty of ideas for a car-free holiday, such as walks from the front door, or bicycle rentals from the local cycle shop. Guidebooks are available to borrow. The award-winning breakfast, taken at a long communal table, is ‘quite a ceremony’. A taste of the Peak District, it might include traditional Derbyshire oatcakes, bacon and sausages from the local butcher; home-made compotes and preserves made, perhaps, from locally grown blackcurrants or damsons. The hosts offer to meet guests who arrive by train. (JM)
A 12th-century castle, now in the care of English Heritage.
A beautiful area for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or rock climbing.
Known by many as the 'Palace of the Peak', this grand 17th-century house and is set in stunning landscaped grounds.