These Are the Best Hotels in the Peak District

Fischer’s Baslow Hall is a beautiful manor house with 11 guest rooms
Fischer’s Baslow Hall is a beautiful manor house with 11 guest rooms | Courtesy of Fischer’s Baslow Hall / Expedia
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30 September 2020

Along with boasting some of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes, the Peak District is one of the most traditional and historic areas in the country. The same goes for its hotels and inns – some of which trace back to the 17th century and have royal roots. Culture Trip curates the best accommodation options in the region.

The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow

Hotel, Luxury
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In the well-heeled village of Baslow, the Cavendish Hotel sits on the edge of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s 35,000-acre (14,164ha) Chatsworth estate. The Duchess of Devonshire has artfully designed the pastel-hued guest rooms, which feature bespoke carpets incorporating the Cavendish family crest. From the Garden Room, which serves food and drinks all day, you can look out onto the glorious rolling countryside and plan your walking or cycling routes. If you fancy a spot of fishing, you can do so on the grounds, with guides and equipment provided.

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Losehill House Hotel and Spa

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Losehill House was originally a hostel for Edwardian ramblers, but today, this four-star hotel accommodates everyone from hikers and spa-goers to locals popping in for a bite to eat. If you’re spending the night, you can enjoy breakfast – complete with local specialities such as George Stafford black pudding and Derbyshire oatcakes – with a view before sinking into the outdoor hot tub or indulging in the spa’s Thalgo therapies.

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The Old Hall Inn

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If you’re looking for a traditional country escape, head to the Old Hall Inn, a characterful alehouse offering great accommodation and locally sourced food in a no-frills environment. Bedrooms at this third-generation family-run inn span three buildings and reflect the hotel’s charm with furnishings such as four-poster beds and snug window seats. Here, you can rent bikes to explore the nearby trails, sample food from rotating pop-up kitchens and participate in events such as the hotel’s popular beer festival in September.

Fischer’s Baslow Hall

Hotel, Luxury
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A stone-built manor house stands tall in Baslow, welcoming guests year-round with the promise of indulgence and relaxation in its 11 luxurious bedrooms. Here, you can cosy up by the log fire in winter or potter around its landscaped gardens in high summer. The real heart of Fischer’s is its lovingly tended kitchen garden, which yields home-grown vegetables and herbs for the property’s fine-dining restaurant. For a taste of its culinary credentials, you can book a foraging day, garden tour or the hotel’s Meet the Maker wine tasting.

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Biggin Hall Hotel and Restaurant

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Walking through the limestone façade of this 17th-century hotel, you’ll feel the weight of its history and heritage. Antique furnishings occupy an up-and-down warren of rooms – standing in stark contrast to the contemporary artworks on the walls. When you’re not admiring the hotel’s interior, you can warm your toes by the property’s huge stone fireplace with a good book, snaffled from the well-stocked shelves in the hotel library. Look closely, and you might notice a 1642 date stone on the lintel.

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  • Dannah Farm Country House

    Spa Hotel, Hotel, Farm
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    You’ll find Dannah Farm Country House hidden beneath the rural landscape of the Derbyshire Dales, where green grass and plumes of wildflowers grow between ancient woodland. This traditional Georgian farmhouse and its adjoining stone buildings have been converted into luxurious accommodation, housing bedrooms with four-poster beds and double spa baths. The Studio Hideaway features a spiral staircase that leads you to a private sitting room, where you can relax before exploring 154 acres (62ha) of grounds, including the hotel’s very own medieval moat.

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    The Duncombe Arms

    Boutique Hotel
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    During the renovation of the Duncombe Arms, an 1850 inn that sat as a boarded-up pub in the village of Ellastone, its owners successfully brought their vision of a boutique hotel to life. Today, you’ll find sumptuous armchairs made from high-quality fabric, writing desks and Roberts radios, alongside colourful cushions and sheepskins rugs. Look closely at its wallpaper, and you’ll notice it’s like nothing you’ve seen before – it’s a bespoke design. Depending on when you visit, you can enjoy summer barbecues, live-music events and themed evenings.

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    The Peacock at Rowsley

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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    With a name like the Peacock, it’s no surprise that this country house hotel, which dates back to 1652, is brimming with character. Antiques and period-style furniture take pride of place in its lounge, which is decorated in shades of green and purple, while grand four-poster beds and antique wardrobes occupy its rooms, along with centuries-old portraits in the stairwell. As the hub for Haddon Estate fisheries, its rivers are also excellent for fly fishing, with day passes available.
    These recommendations were updated on September 30, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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