Our Inspector's View
This elegant Georgian hotel offers high standards of comfort and hospitality. The individually furnished bedrooms are generally spacious, and include all of the expected, modern conveniences. There is a choice of two comfortable lounges and a conservatory restaurant. The quality cooking, good service and fine hospitality are noteworthy.
Facilities – at a glance
Elegant hotel with friendly staff who are eager to please
- En-suite rooms: 39
- Family rooms: 4
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Gym available
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 50
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 120
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About The area
The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.
The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.
The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.
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