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Best Places to Stay in the Peak District

If you’re planning a weekend break in Derbyshire, check out our guide to the best places to stay in the Peak District. After a day exploring, you’ll need a place to relax, rest your head and enjoy some great Derbyshire food. Whether you’re looking for a cosy pub with rooms, a country house hotel, a homely B&B or a boutique hotel, we’ve got some great hotel recommendations for you.

10 of the Best Places to Stay in the Peak District

The Cavendish Hotel Baslow Derbyshire

The Cavendish Hotel

Baslow, Peak District, Derbyshire, England

The Cavendish Hotel is one of the best places to stay in the Peak District if you love walking, great food and a taste of history. This 250-year-old coaching inn is in a wonderful setting on the Chatsworth Estate. After breakfast you can walk the footpath and spend the day visiting the magnificent Chatsworth House and Gardens. Owned by the Duke of Devonshire, the hotel is full of country house charm (even some of the artwork comes from the big house). You get spacious and elegantly furnished bedrooms with countryside views and luxurious touches. In the evening, chose from fine dining dishes in The Gallery restaurant or relaxed home cooking in The Garden Room.

Foodies will love:

  • Dining at the Chef’s table in the restaurant kitchen
  • A Cavendish Afternoon Tea on the terrace overlooking the Chatsworth Estate

Rooms from £250 a night.

Brocco on the Park Sheffield

Brocco on the Park

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

If you fancy a sophisticated night in Sheffield, stay at this Scandinavian-inspired boutique hotel and restaurant. You’ll find Brocco On The Park in a leafy part of the city overlooking Endcliffe Park. As for the eight stunning bedrooms, they’re themed around birds. Stay in the Dovecote, the hotel’s signature room. It’s inspired by Picasso who was once a guest at the hotel. You get to enjoy a freestanding copper bath, king size bed and romantic Juliet balcony with views over the park. A café by day and a restaurant by night, the neighbourhood Kitchen has a loyal following among locals and hosts a regular programme of events and themed suppers.

Foodies will love:

  • The breakfast choices including waffles, super smoothies and eggs Benedict
  • Modern British plates with a Nordic twist in the Neighbourhood Kitchen
  • Exploring the Sharrow Vale Road, a local food destination with its home-grown delis, bakeries and other artisan shops

Rooms from £90 a night.

The Peacock at Rowsley near Bakewell

The Peacock at Rowsley 

Rowsley, Peak District, Derbyshire, England

Handsome stonework, mullioned windows and a castellated entrance define this historic family home. Originally built in 1652 as the dower house for Haddon Hall, the Peacock at Rowsley is now a homely boutique hotel. Floorboards creak with history and the walls are lined with family sketches but there are contemporary touches, too. Soft Farrow & Ball paint colours mix with bright splashes of colour. With 15 bedrooms, the hotel is a peaceful and discreet place to stay. An ideal choice for a romantic weekend in the Peak District or for a fishing break (the hotel is located on the banks of the River Derwent). Breakfasts are hearty setting you up for a day of walking in the National Park. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the town of Bakewell are all close by.

Foodies will love:

  • The outstanding food served in the elegant hotel restaurant
  • A pre-dinner drink in the cosy bar with its Mouseman furniture

Read our Expert Review of The Peacock at Rowsley.

Rooms from £130 per night

Devonshire Arms Pilsley Peak District

Devonshire Arms at Pilsley

Pilsley, Peak District, Derbyshire, England

A smart 18th century country pub with rooms in the charming Peak District village of Pilsley. Located on the Chatsworth Estate, the pub is one of many local properties owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The Duchess is involved in the design of each one so expect smart finishes, individually designed rooms and extra touches. The 13 bedrooms are located above the pub and in a separate farmhouse annexe where the rooms come with four-poster beds. After a day exploring, relax by the fire in the bar with a pint of local craft beer from the Thornbridge Brewery. On the menu, pub classics with a strong emphasis on local produce. There’s a popular fish & chip takeaway service, too.

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Rooms from £106 per night

Stanshope Hall near Ashbourne

Stanshope Hall

Near Ashbourne, Peak District, Derbyshire, England

A characterful countryside B&B in a wonderful location. Stanshope Hall is an old hall with a quirky interior, modern comforts and three guest bedrooms. The welcome is warm. On arrival, you’re greeted with a pot of tea and cake served next to the cosy fire in the Drawing Room with its hand-painted mural. A stay here is a good choice for a walking or cycling weekend in the Peak District. Follow the Monsal trail or the Tissington trail and visit the historic market towns of Ashbourne and Bakewell which are nearby.

Foodies will love:

  • Walking to the Watts Russell Arms for supper
  • Freshly cooked breakfasts

 

Rooms from £60 a night

The Samuel Fox Country Inn Hope Valley Peak District

The Samuel Fox Country Inn

Hope Valley, Peak District, Derbyshire, England

Stay at the Samuel Fox Country Inn and your taste buds will be in for a treat. The emphasis here is on good food and fine dining. Chef/patron, James Duckett, has previously worked with Albert Roux, Michel Roux jnr, Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing. With stints at restaurants in Amsterdam, Sydney and Spain, he brings multiple culinary influences to his cooking. Accommodation is provided in four tastefully appointed en-suite rooms with great views. Named after the man who invented the modern steel-ribbed umbrella, the Samuel Fox is an ideal base for exploring the Peak District National Park.

Foodies will love:

  • The 7 course Tasting Menu
  • Pub classics including cottage pie and fish and chips

Rooms from £99 a night.

The Old Hall Inn Chinley Peak District

The Old Hall Inn

Chinley, Peak District, Derbyshire, England

A warm and friendly family run inn with lots to offer its guests. If you’re a foodie and you love walking, a weekend break here fits the bill nicely. Originally two manor houses, The Old Hall Inn and Whitehough Hall are both packed with history. Expect flagstone floors, wood-panelled rooms, mullioned windows and an Elizabethan Minstrel’s gallery. With the addition of The Paper Mill Inn, there are 11 guest bedrooms spread throughout the buildings. Perhaps steak and ale pudding for dinner (freshly made each day), followed by Old Hall treacle tart with salted caramel ice cream. Located on the Western side of the Peak District, it’s easy to reach by train and has excellent walking country on its doorstep. Come in September to enjoy pints and peaks at the annual beer festival.

Foodies will love:

  • The extensive Beer Bible and gin menu available in the bar
  • Classics on the pub menu (try the hot roast beef and gravy sandwich served with chips)

Rooms from £65 a night.

The George Hotel Hathersage Peak District Derbyshire

The George Hotel

Hathersage, Peak District, Derbyshire, England

Contemporary twists and adventure await you at this 500 year-old coaching inn. Located in the beautiful village of Hathersage, a stay here gives you easy access to the Peak District, the Derbyshire Dales and Sheffield. Rooms are traditionally furnished with smart fabrics and comfy beds. At meal times, fine dining in the restaurant. Perhaps venison with braised turnips, roast figs and jus or pan-seared scallops followed by raspberry and pistachio ice-cream.

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Rooms from £75 a night.

Bedroom Dale End House Derbyshire

Dale End House

Bakewell, Peak District, Derbyshire, England

If you’re looking for a little romantic getaway in a peaceful countryside setting, stay here. The Lodge at Dale End House is a former milking parlour within the grounds of a Grade II listed Derbyshire Long House. All of which means you’ll have your own private annex with a lovely kitchen so you can prepare your own farmhouse breakfast and meals. The pretty bedroom comes with an antique bed and chandelier. Additional accommodation is available in The Barn which sleeps eight. Winner of Channel 4’s Four in a Bed programme, you can bring your dog (or your horse) with you and enjoy the countryside trails.

Foodies will love:

  • The morning breakfast hamper delivered to your door
  • Freshly laid eggs from the farm’s hens

Rooms from £100 a night.

The Devonshire Arms at Beeley Peak District

Devonshire Arms at Beeley

Beeley, Peak District, England

The Devonshire Arms in the village of Beeley offers a delightful mixture of old and new. A traditional Derbyshire pub with welcoming log fire and nooks for enjoying a cosy drink. But also a light and contemporary brasserie with modern artwork and bright colours. Owned by the Chatsworth Estate, you can walk to the great house from the pub and tuck in to Chatsworth Estate venison on the menu. Fourteen stylish bedrooms are spread across 3 buildings (some are dog friendly).

Foodies will love:

  • Pub classics including fish pie and beer-battered haddock
  • Gin o’clock in the bar

Rooms from £89 a night.

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