Good Hotel Guide Review
On the edge of the village, with the Peak District on the doorstep, this Jacobean-style Edwardian manor house stands in a beautifully tended garden with sculpted box and yews, potager and arboretum. ‘We had a delightful stay,’ say readers this year, which also saw owners Max and Susan Fischer open a striking teal blue wine events room. Main house bedrooms are country house style, looking across the garden to the Derbyshire dales. All have an espresso machine, handmade biscuits and organic toiletries. Annexe rooms are contemporary, with bold decor, their own walled garden. ‘Our tranquil, spacious garden room, opening on to a leafy courtyard, was simply but tastefully decorated, with a modern bathroom.’ At dinner, in the Michelin-starred restaurant or at the kitchen tasting bench, James Payne is now head chef, while Max Fischer remains executive, cooking ‘with flair and just enough modernity’. Perhaps best end of Derbyshire lamb, sticky rib, crispy sweetbread, pesto; from the vegetarian menu, asparagus and artichoke tartlet, truffle dressing, crispy egg. Breakfast brings freshly squeezed juice, honey from the hives. ‘We very much enjoyed our stay.’ (SB, RC, and others)
11. 5 in Garden House, 4 on ground floor.
all year except 25/26 Dec, restaurant closed Mon.
lounge/bar, main dining room, drawing room, wine room, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds, restaurant and lounge wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcome, no under-8s in restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £185–£225, double £260–£325, D,B&B £367–£432. Set menu £65–£79, tasting menu £88.