The Roseleigh

Buxton, Derbyshire

Swans no longer glide on the lake in gardens laid out by Joseph Paxton of Crystal Palace fame in front of this bay-fronted Victorian home, close to the opera house. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Swans no longer glide on the lake in gardens laid out by Joseph Paxton of Crystal Palace fame in front of this bay-fronted Victorian home, close to the opera house. But trusted readers who are repeat visitors report again this year how much they love both house and hospitality at Gerard and Maggi Heelan’s B&B. ‘It’s very attractive and richly – and colourfully – decorated, in keeping with the traditional style of the building and the area, with lots of carpeting and soft furnishings.’ Everywhere there are leather armchairs, heavy drapes, period furniture. However, another reader who declared that the spa town of Buxton ‘is a national treasure’ could only summon up an ‘okay’ for The Roseleigh. No doubt a front-facing, dual-aspect room would have been preferred to the ground-floor, side-facing room that he found ‘dark’. The Heelans, former tour guides, are a mine of local information, handy for exploring the Peak District. At breakfast there are free-range eggs, local jams and honey, a summer pudding made with muesli, pear purée, yoghurt and fresh fruit. (Stephen and Pauline Glover, and others)

Hotel details

Address

19 Broad Walk
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6JR
England

Telephone

01298 24904

Bedrooms

13. 1 on ground floor, 
1 single with private bathroom (not en suite).

Open

15 Jan–12 Dec.

Facilities

lounge (computer for guests’ use), breakfast room, in-room TV (Freeview), parking, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical/baroque in breakfast room.

Children

not under 6.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £55–£61, double £90–£120. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends, bank holidays (call to check).