The Peacock at Rowsley

The ‘efficient, friendly staff’, ‘comfortable bedrooms’ and ‘first-class food’ make this 17th-century manor house on the edge of the Peak District national park a ‘brilliant hotel’, Guide readers say. More

Contact details

The Peacock at Rowsley
Bakewell Road
Rowsley
Derbyshire
DE4 2EB
England
01629 733518

Hotel information

Bedrooms

15

Open

all year except 2 weeks Jan.

Facilities

lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview, Apple TV), civil wedding licence, ½-acre garden on the river, fishing rights on rivers Wye and Derwent, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 10 at weekends.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms only (food and water bowls provided).

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £205–£310, D,B&B £285–£425. À la carte £45. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

The ‘efficient, friendly staff’, ‘comfortable bedrooms’ and ‘first-class food’ make this 17th-century manor house on the edge of the Peak District national park a ‘brilliant hotel’, Guide readers say. It is owned by Lord and Lady Manners of medieval Haddon Hall, nearby; Laura Ball is the manager. Smart, modern decor coexists with mullioned windows, gilt-framed artwork and an antique piece or two. The cosy bar is characterful with beams, stone walls and an open log fire. Chic bedrooms have prints and paintings, and a marble bathroom stocked with top-end toiletries. (Rooms facing the busy road have double-glazed windows.) ‘Our room, lovely and quiet, overlooked the garden.’ In the restaurant, after amuse-bouche, sample chef Dan Smith’s modern cooking, perhaps wild garlic and nettle velouté, goat’s curd; Derbyshire beef fillet, glazed brisket, smoked mashed potatoes. For something less formal, ‘excellent’ bar classics include a fish of the day and rib-eye steak with chips. On a sunny day, traipse down the garden to the River Derwent – the staff can recommend local walks. Fisherfolk are well catered for: seven miles of fly fishing on the River Wye are ‘a real bonus’.

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The Peacock at Rowsley
Bakewell Road
Rowsley
Derbyshire
DE4 2EB

Guest comments

'One of my favourite hotels. There has been a recent change of management but standards remain high. We had a lovely,quiet superior room overlooking the garden. Good-sized bathroom with plenty of storage space but a shower that was OK but lacked pressure. The food is excellent in the bar, the fine dining is a bit too fussy for my taste. Portions are generous. The hotel has seven miles of fly fishing available, a real bonus for an angler like me. Staff are well trained, efficient and friendly. We have stayed here probably a dozen times and look forward to staying again. ' - Peter Anderson - May, 2015

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Tourist attractions

  • Haddon Hall

    One of England's oldest and most romantic houses

  • Peak District National Park

    A beautiful area for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or rock climbing.

  • Chatsworth House

    Known by many as the 'Palace of the Peak', this grand 17th-century house and is set in stunning landscaped grounds.