4. 3 suites with a private lounge.
all year except mid-Dec to mid-Feb.
lounge, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 12.
not allowed in public rooms, allowed in 1 suite by prior arrangement.
MasterCard, Visa (both 1.75% surcharge; no surcharge for debit cards).
 per room B&B £95–£125. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat, bank holidays.
VisitEngland Five Star Guest Accommodation
Good Hotel Guide Review
A green philosophy underpins this ‘excellent-value’ B&B, in a Derbyshire longhouse within the Peak District national park. ‘Helpful and welcoming’ owners Vivienne and Philip Taylor offer to greet guests arriving by train; once you’ve settled in over afternoon tea, the hosts have plenty of ideas for local car-free explorations, including bicycle rentals, and invigorating walks to take in the best views. Country-style bedrooms, three with a private lounge, each have their own character; all have views reaching across the garden to the hills beyond. To get close to nature, choose the garden suite: its patio leads to rose beds and views of the nuthatches, tits and woodpeckers who visit the nest boxes and feeders. In the morning, the beamed, flagstoned breakfast room, once part of a shippon that kept wintering livestock warm, hosts communal meals taken at a long refectory table. The award-winning breakfast is ‘quite a ceremony’: choose among Derbyshire oatcakes, Cheshire bacon, local sausages and Aga-cooked porridge; Philip Taylor’s preserves, using local blackcurrants or damsons, are ideal slathered on home-baked granary bread.
A 12th-century castle, now in the care of English Heritage.
A beautiful area for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or rock climbing.
Known by many as the 'Palace of the Peak', this grand 17th-century house and is set in stunning landscaped grounds.