Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A haven’ in the centre, Chris and Zoe Hipwell’s ‘very special’ Grade II listed town house hotel has ‘superb views’ of the valley, and ‘challenging walks’ from the door. Its quirky Victorian interior (tiled entrance hall, ornate glasswork, the original wood-and-glass bar) has great atmosphere – ask to explore the hotel’s cellars, once used by Job Hodgkinson, the Victorian-era homeowner, to store his locally brewed beer. Traditionally furnished bedrooms may have river views or a four-poster bed; the walnut-trimmed bathrooms have a roll-top bathtub or walk-in shower. Dine on chef Leigh Matthews’s ‘excellent’ modern British menus in the restaurant; at breakfast, choose from varied options, including omelettes, kedgeree and a full vegetarian. A large terraced garden surveys village rooftops, the view stretching to the granite cliffs and River Derwent beyond. Sitting room, bar/ restaurant (open to non-residents; closed Sun eve). Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV. Background music/radio. Garden. Limited on-site parking; additional parking nearby. Children (extra cot/bed £10) and dogs (by arrangement, £10 per night) welcomed. 8 bedrooms. Per room B&B £55–£145, D,B&B £81–£197. Closed Christmas.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.