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

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Biggin Hall
Main Street
SK17 0DH
01298 84451

Hotel information


21. 13 in annexes, some on ground floor.


all year.


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.

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not under 12.


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

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MasterCard, Visa.


[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
SK17 0DH

Guest comments

'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
'Beautiful building in marvellous setting of Derbyshire Dales. I had a room in an annex which had a double bed but in which 2 people staying would have had difficulty manoeuvring around one another.Excellent breakfasts (especially the sausages). ' - Anne Laurence Thackeray - October, 2015
'I fully endorse the favourable comments about this quirky hotel in a deeply rural part of the Peak District. We had a twin room on the ground floor of 'the lodge', a hundred or so yards from the main building. The room itself was quirky, with twin beds at right angles, and a raised area with comfortable seating up a few stairs. A good modern bathroom. The walk from the lodge to the main house was part of the pleasure, alongside a field of delightful pigs who came to speak to us, and then across a lawn with some strange modern sculptures which made a good talking point at dinner. After the complimentary aperitif, for dinner I had an excellent steak followed by treacle tart. Bliss. Breakfast was good too, with good porridge. ' - Christopher Born - July, 2015
'Greatly improved since our last visit. Not posh, but straightforward. Breakfast is self-service, so it is important to get down early. Dinner straightforward, preceded by complimentary Pimm’s. Enough choice. The bedroom was fine: large bed, fresh milk with the tea facilities, newly fitted bathroom. It has an interesting library. The manager ws helpful with guided walks. Amazing value. ' - John Barnes - August, 2014
'Brilliant place, meals very good, room comfortable, wouldn't hesitate in recommending Biggin Hall. BF ' - - March, 2011

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