Biggin Hall

Biggin-by-Hartington, Derbyshire

In a beautiful setting in the Peak District, this historic country house offers a homely atmosphere and excellent value for money, which draw guests back year after year. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a beautiful setting in the Peak District, this historic country house offers a homely atmosphere and excellent value for money, which draw guests back year after year. The 17th-century building with stone mullions and leaded windows, and surrounded by gardens, is a higgledy-piggledy mix of rooms and corridors. Original features – beams, wood-panelling, vast stone fireplace in the lounge – are the backdrop to traditional furnishings, gilt-framed pictures and the odd bit of armour. Comfortably unstuffy, ‘it’s like staying with an old friend’, comments one guest. Bedrooms are spread between characterful rooms in the main house – some with four-poster or half-tester – and a more cottagey style in converted outbuildings. All are light and include a welcome beer or Prosecco, plus fresh milk. Guests gather in the lounge or library for drinks before a ‘straightforward’ dinner that could include beef feather blade with bubble-and-squeak mash, and sea bream with a warm salad. At the ‘plentiful’ breakfast, which includes the local Derbyshire oatcakes, you might spot hens clucking around the lawn. ‘Amazing value.’ (JR, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Biggin-by-Hartington
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 0DH
England

Telephone

01298 84451

Bedrooms

21. 13 in annexes, some on ground floor.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat lunch.

Facilities

sitting room, library, dining room, meeting room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 8-acre grounds, restaurant and toilet wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in restaurant.

Children

not under 12, extra bed £25.

Dogs

allowed in annexe bedrooms (no charge unless for damage), not in main house.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £110, singles from £90. À la carte £32.50, Indulgence menu Fri and Sat (for whole table) £75 per person, incl. wine. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.

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Comments about Biggin Hall

Spectacular location and excellent value for money. Like staying with old friends. We surprised to be presented on leaving with a complimentary packed lunch. - Jonathan Rose - May 2019
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

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide