Biggin Hall

In a ‘marvellous Derbyshire Dales setting’, supporters of James Moffett’s rustic, laid-back hotel find much to like: ‘a warm welcome’, ‘decent home-cooked dinners’, ‘quiet, comfortable rooms’. More

Contact details

Biggin Hall
Main Street
Biggin-by-Hartington
Derbyshire
SK17 0DH
England
01298 84451

Hotel information

Bedrooms

21. 13 in annexes, some on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

sitting room, library, dining room, meeting room, free Wi-Fi (in sitting rooms, some bedrooms), in-room TV, civil wedding licence, 8-acre grounds (croquet), River Dove 1½ miles, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

allowed in courtyard and bothy bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £70–£170, D,B&B £115–£215. Set dinner £25. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

VisitEngland Two Star Country House Hotel

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a ‘marvellous Derbyshire Dales setting’, supporters of James Moffett’s rustic, laid-back hotel find much to like: ‘a warm welcome’, ‘decent home-cooked dinners’, ‘quiet, comfortable rooms’. It may not be to all tastes. ‘A curious place’ – ‘slightly chaotic’, some say – ‘it has undeniable charm, despite the odd niggle.’ Simple bedrooms are spread out across the rambling property. ‘In winter, our spacious, nicely appointed top-floor room was chilly when we arrived, but it quickly warmed up. There was a chaise longue to relax on; masses of hot water in the small, recently refurbished bathroom. Good to have fresh milk in the fridge, too.’ Complimentary aperitifs are served before a ‘fine, if unexciting’ country dinner (‘rather too efficiently served’ between 6.30 pm and 8 pm) – perhaps a ‘tasty salad of sweet tomatoes; tender braised beef’. In the morning, help yourself to ‘a good selection’ of yogurt, fruit and cereals. ‘The self-service hot buffet didn’t appeal, but our special order of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon was freshly prepared.’ A walker’s heaven hills and dales are all around; ‘we were offered a free picnic lunch – a nice touch’. (Peter Anderson, Sara Price, and others)

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Biggin Hall
Main Street
Biggin-by-Hartington
Derbyshire
SK17 0DH

Guest comments

'Continues to improve. Not posh; straightforward. Amazing value. Dinner had enough choice. Good sandwiches for the packed lunch; The garden was entertaining - more hens on the lawn than last time. Staff very helpful. ' - John Barnes - May, 2018
'This is now my favourite hotel! We loved everything about it. A warm welcome from courteous, efficient staff, good plain food, wonderful setting with quirky touches like the geese rattling by for their occasional feed.. Thoughtful snack lunches prepared ready to take away from the breakfast room was a bonus. I loved the occasional realistic artwork. ' - Diana Blake - July, 2017
'A great hotel with reasonable prices. The countryside is exceptional. The atmosphere is friendly and the dinners were delicious. Breakfast a little disappointing as all cooked beforehand. The manager, Steve. was very helpful and staff were keen to please. ' - Simon Rodway - March, 2016

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