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Grade 2 listed building built in 1719 once home of the Rector of Staveley Sir William Gisbourn. The guesthouse was opened in 1985 by mrs briony cooney the proprietor of the Old Rectory Guesthouse. We are situated near the centre of staveley, and 4 miles from Chesterfield Derbyshire. 2miles from Junction 29A - 30. On the boarders lines we are near to Sheffield - Nottingham- Leeds- Peak District The Canal Walks are near by that are part of the Trans Pennine Walk Ways. We have done some editions to the guesthouse this year, which are new built breakfast room. Double Room and family room have been refurbished.
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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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