all year except 2 weeks Jan.
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.
not under 10 at weekends.
allowed in bedrooms only (food and water bowls provided).
 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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10% discount voucher
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