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Often it is claimed that a property is in an idyllic location; this could not be truer than for the Izaak Walton Hotel. The 17th-century property named after the author of The Compleat Angler sits in the picturesque Dove Valley, dwarfed by the surrounding peaks known as 'Thorpe Cloud' and 'Bunster Hill', on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border. Bedrooms are attractively furnished and comfortably appointed. There are several small private sittings rooms and an oak-beamed bar in which to relax. Meals are served in both the Haddon Restaurant and the Dovedale Bar.

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3 Star Hotel
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Quality and comfort in a stunning location

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- AA Inspector
The Izaak Walton Hotel
Dovedale, ASHBOURNE, DE6 2AY
Phone : 01335 350981

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 38
  • Family rooms: 6
  • Bedrooms Ground: 7
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Private fishing
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 60
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
Room Rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £99
  • Double room, minimum price: £109
Opening Times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 120

About The area

Discover Derbyshire

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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