Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A stylish stay in the Peak District, Wildhive’s ethos is to get back to nature without foregoing creature comforts,’ our inspector writes. It centres on Victorian-Gothic Callow Hall, with outposts in treehouses and ‘hives’. 'Isabella Worsley has injected a huge amount of style within. Expect rose-pink seats and sea-green walls hung with vintage flower pressings and botanical prints.’ The ‘beautifully designed’ house bedrooms have ‘carefully composed fabrics’, an espresso machine, 100 Acres toiletries, perhaps an in-room bath. Timber hives are cantilevered over the wooded hillside. 'Ours felt cosy and welcoming, with a kitchenette cleverly incorporated within a cupboard, and everything thought of, including washing-up liquid’, a ‘tiny bathroom’ and furnished deck. Two-bedroom treehouses with a living room/kitchen have a copper bath on wraparound decking. Dinner in the ‘glass box’ Garden Restaurant brought ‘tasty seafood misto, yummy local bread, good ice cream, but nothing really outstanding’. A coach house ‘holds a map room with everything you need for an outing, a boutique spa for aching limbs when you return’. (Bill Wood, and others)
28, 2 on ground floor, 11 woodland hives, 2 treehouses. 1 house room with wheelchair access.
restaurant and bar, terrace, private dining/events/conference room, 2 lounges, entrance hall, library, coach house with gym, yoga studio, treatment rooms, sauna, in-room TV (Chromecast), civil wedding licence, EV charging, bike rental, 35 acres, ground-floor ramp access for wheelchair.
easy listening in public areas.
all ages welcomed. Extra bed £25 for uner-12s, cot £15.
allowed in ground-floor bedroom, hives and treehouses, lounges but not restaurant (£30 a stay, bed, bowl, treats, washing facilities).
Amex, MC, Visa.
room-only doubles from £197, hives from £332, treehouses from £566. Breakfast cooked dishes from £10. À la carte £52.