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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Special offers

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Map

The Peacock at Rowsley
Bakewell Road
Rowsley
Derbyshire
DE4 2EB

Guest comments

'Housekeeping is beyond reproach and the chamber maids were lovely. The tiny bathroom was superb. The building is on a main road but bedrooms are at the back so don't suffer from traffic noise. The gourmet chef is not on duty on Sunday evening, and service was a bit erratic. ' - Francine Walsh - August, 2018
'We had a very friendly welcome from manager Laura Ball. She and her staff quickly call people by their names, a nice touch. The hotel has a good ambience - lots of interesting brown furniture. Our superior room was good - facing the garden, though the bathroom was very small. Downstairs there is a pleasant lounge and a nice long dining room. The bar is small, and residents cannot always get a table in there before dinner. There is a good choice on the a la carte menu for dinner. A good touch is the daily information sheet. Pictures and prints of the Manners family abound. ' - Anthony Bradbury - July, 2018

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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.