21. 13 in annexes, some on ground floor.
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.
not under 12.
allowed in courtyard and bothy bedrooms, not in public rooms.
 per room B&B £70–£170, D,B&B £115–£215. Set dinner £25. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
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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A beautiful area for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or rock climbing.
Sir Richard Arkwright's cotton mill,where he pioneered the development of the spinning machine and revolutionised the manufacture of cloth.
Known by many as the 'Palace of the Peak', this grand 17th-century house and is set in stunning landscaped grounds.