14. 1 on ground floor.
all year except 9 Dec–24 Jan.
lounge (computer for guests’ use), breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), parking, unsuitable for disabled.
classical/baroque in breakfast room.
not under 6.
per person B&B single from £42, double £35–£50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Gazing across the lake in Buxton’s ‘elegant, well-wooded main park’, the Victorian B&B’s ‘fine premises’ earned a return visit and more praise from trusted Guide correspondents. Welcoming, ‘helpful’ owners, Gerard and Maggi Heelan, two former tour leaders well versed in the charms of the Peak District, provided informed local assistance during ‘another excellent stay’. Roseleigh’s bedrooms – front ones overlook the Pavilion Gardens – offer traditional decoration with richly patterned curtains; some with wingback chairs or antique-style brass bed, alongside thoughtful touches from bathroom flannels to ‘non-thieves coat-hangers’. The ‘very useful sitting room’, with warm red hues, leather sofa and armchairs, is stocked with guides, maps and history books to plan next day’s adventures. Add in well-regarded breakfasts with a hurrah for the bacon if not the foil-wrapped butter, and this is a good base for exploring the area from Chatsworth, 30 minutes’ drive away, to Haddon Hall and Castleton’s caverns, or Georgian Buxton itself: ‘We were there during the festival when they were full, very busy, and very good. We quickly booked the same four nights for the following year.’ (Stephen and Pauline Glover)
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