Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The garden was entertaining at mealtimes. There seemed to be more hens on the lawn this time.’ A trusted reader on a third visit captures the spirit of James Moffett’s manor house hotel in a ‘delightful Peak District location’. ‘Not posh, but straightforward’, it ‘continues to improve’. New arrivals are offered complimentary beer or Prosecco. The handling of a late-booking change was ‘most gracious’. Bedrooms, in main house and annexes, are traditionally styled, some have antiques, maybe a half-tester or four-poster. A small twin-bedded suite had a sitting room and fridge. All rooms have fresh milk. One sitting room has ‘a wood stove in a fireplace said to be several hundred years old’. The other is ‘essentially an interesting library with charming furniture’. In the beamed, candlelit restaurant, Mark Wilton’s ‘really good’ dishes include slow-braised lamb rump, bubble and squeak, honey-roasted baby carrots, red wine sauce. Vegans have their own menu. ‘Breakfast is help yourself, plenteous, varied and freshly cooked.’ A self-service free packed lunch with decent ‘freshly made sandwiches’ is provided for walkers. ‘All in all, amazing value. We will stay again.’ (John Barnes, DL)
21. 13 in annexes, some on ground floor.
all year, restaurant closed Mon lunch.
sitting room, library, dining room, meeting room, Wi-Fi (in sitting rooms, some bedrooms), in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 8-acre grounds, restaurant, toilet wheelchair accessible.
not under 12.
allowed in annexe bedrooms, not main house.
per room B&B single from £89, double £120–£320. À la carte £32, Indulgence menu Fri & Sat (for whole table) £70 pp, incl. wine. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.