Stanshope Hall

“Look out for the unique hand-painted features in each bedroom.” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Stanshope, Staffordshire

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Our Inspector's view

Stanshope Hall is close to Dovedale National Nature Reserve and the Manifold Valley, so it enjoys some lovely views of the Peak District National Park. The accommodation is comfortable and consists of three en suite doubles, all nicely decorated with artistic hand-painted features. Ideal for walking and cycling, as well as visiting Chatsworth House, Alton Towers and the Potteries.

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VisitEngland 4 Star Bed & Breakfast
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Stanshope Hall
Stanshope, ASHBOURNE, Derbyshire, DE6 2AD

Features

Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Staffordshire

It was Staffordshire that bore the brunt of the largest non-nuclear explosion of World War II, when a munitions dump at RAF Fauld went up in 1944. It was also the county’s regiment that once boasted within its ranks the most decorated NCO of World War I, in the person of William Coltman (1891-1974). Going back a little further, George Handel penned his world-famous masterpiece The Messiah on Staffordshire soil. During another chapter of Staffordshire history, the county was home to the first canals and the first factory in Britain, and it had front-row seats for the drama surrounding one of the most notorious murder trials of the 19th century, that of Doctor William Palmer.

In outline, Staffordshire looks not unlike the profile of a man giving Leicestershire a big kiss. The man’s forehead is arguably the best region for hillwalking, as it comprises a significant chunk of the Peak District. This area is characterised by lofty moors, deep dales and tremendous views of both. Further south are the six sprawling towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, which historically have had such an impact on Staffordshire’s fortunes, not to mention its culture and countryside. This is pottery country, formerly at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and the driving force behind a network of canals that still criss-cross the county.

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