Biggin Hall

Biggin-by-Hartington, Derbyshire

In a small rural village in the White Peak area, this Grade II* listed 17th-century country house is run as a hotel with warmth and heart. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a small rural village in the White Peak area, this Grade II* listed 17th-century country house is run as a hotel with warmth and heart. A reader, returning after a few years’ absence, had ‘a fantastic stay’, finding everything ‘even better than I remembered’, and the service ‘professional, brisk and assured’. Paintings and furniture have been chosen with care. ‘The gardens, like the hotel itself, are quirky and enchanting.’ The master suite has a four-poster. Another suite has a double and a single bedroom. Rooms in garden annexes are pet-friendly, and you can now dine with your dog in a glass garden pod. On Saturdays, come rain or shine, you can take afternoon tea alfresco or snug indoors by the fire. In the oak-beamed dining room and new conservatory, a nightly changing menu includes such dishes as slow-cooked feather blade of beef, chive mashed potato, spiced carrot purée, red wine jus. ‘The evening meals were a delight with plenty of choice,’ our reader continued, although another guest hated the background music. A free packed lunch is provided for a day’s exploration of the Peak District. (Mike Craddock)

Hotel details


SK17 0DH


01298 84451


21. 13 in annexes, some on ground floor.


all year, lunch served on Sun only, afternoon tea served Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun.


sitting room, library, dining room, conservatory, meeting room, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, 8-acre grounds, EV charging, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant.


not under 12, extra bed £25.


allowed in annexe bedrooms (no charge), dining pods, not in main house.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £110, singles from £95. Fixed-price menu £28.50–£34.50 (2/3 courses). 1-night bookings sometimes refused at 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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