The 13 Best Hotels in the Peak District

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The rolling hills, sheep-studded fields bordered by ancient stone walls, and pretty limestone villages of the Peak District make an easy choice for a rural escape. This is a place to come and unwind in nature. Unlike other remote and beautiful regions, there is, however, a good selection of accommodation to choose from. While this is good news, it also makes picking the right hotel for you a time-consuming task. With this in mind, our hotel experts have compiled a concise collection of the best places to stay in the Peak District selected on their location, amenities, character, and service. Whether you are looking for outdoor fun and adventure in the 555 square miles of park or a peaceful place to relax amongst spectacular scenery, there is something to suit most tastes and budgets. So why not browse through our collection to start planning your next escape?

For a country house hotel

Losehill House

  • The Cavendish Hotel on the edge of the Chatsworth estate near Bakewell has glorious rural views of the estate, an award-winning restaurant and comfy country house style rooms.
  • Losehill House is a luxury country house hotel and spa with 23 simply styled rooms with large windows, soft hues and spacious bathrooms. It also has a spoiling spa, quiet gardens and an excellent restaurant which makes this a romantic as well as luxurious escape.
  • The Peacock at Rowsley ticks all our boxes for a country house hotel: it has lovely rooms with exposed beams, great food, and offers fly-fishing at the nearby Haddon Hall Estate.

For walkers

Biggin Hall Hotel

The Pennine Way, the Trans Pennine Way, and the Pennine Bridleway attract walkers, cyclists and riders, but there are also hundreds of acres of open access land and rights of way.

  • One of the best places to stay in the Peak District for walkers is The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton. This ancient, ivy-clad charmer is surrounded by walking routes and stately homes.
  • Biggin Hall Hotel is set in a beautifully preserved Grade II-listed property in the heart of the Peak District. Inside, original exposed beams and tiled floors are complemented by select antiques and heritage-style furniture. Enjoy a classic Sunday lunch at the hotel restaurant after long walks across the dales.

For a hideaway

Fischers Barlow Hall

  • Fischer's Baslow Hall is an imposing manor house close to Chatsworth, with quaintly traditional interiors and a seriously good restaurant. Rooms are all chintz fabrics, floral motifs and antique furniture. In stark contrast is the contemporary British cuisine created at the award winning restaurant.
  • The George Hotel in Hathersage is a great choice for a relaxing stay. It’s a five-hundred-year-old inn with connections to the Bronte sisters. Modern meets traditional here to create a comfortable stay.

For a pub

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley

  • The Lamb Inn is a historic three-room inn in the heart of the Peak District. It's freshly renovated and the rooms are light and airy with sink-into beds and contemporary bathrooms. Downstairs is much more traditional with roaring fires, hearty food in the restaurant and a very warm welcome.
  • The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is a stylish country pub with occasional antiques and great bathrooms, interior designed by the Duchess of Devonshire. Expect good food from the Chatsworth Estate, seven beautiful bedrooms and walks from the door. 
  • The Devonshire Arms Beeley is a smart bustling village pub (also owned by the Devonshires), patronised by the locals and genteel visitors ‘doing’ the stately house tour. After a hearty breakfast guests can strike out in walking boots through the park to Chatsworth. The original old part of the pub with stone floors and beams contrasts well with the new contemporary glass-sided brasserie.
  • Pack Horse Inn, Mellor is a quaint rural pub with rooms located on the edge of the Peak District. With a genuine carriage house feel, the simple but pretty accommodation offers plenty of original features. Public areas are incredibly cosy with roaring fires and a warm traditional dining room and bar. Great-value and full of character.

For character

No 6 The Square

  • No 6 The Square is a charming and wonderfully British stay in the heart of the spa town of Buxton. Downstairs is a bustling traditional teahouse (worthy of a visit alone). Upstairs is home to four characterful rooms, packed with antiques and boasting large sash windows. A delightful spot to explore the region from.

For a B&B

Stanshope Hall

  • Rooms are traditional at Stanshope Hall, which could not be more homely. Saggy sofas, a piano, loads of books and maps and a vinyl record player ensure that guests never have a dull moment and some of the public rooms are painted with murals by local artists.

Still not sure where to book?

  • Expand your search to include the best places to stay in Derbyshire.
  • Refine your search to the best places to stay in Buxton.
  • Browse through our Guru's recommendations for the Best Boutique Hotels in the Peak District, the Best Luxury Hotels in the Peak District, the Best Spa Hotels in the Peak District, or the Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in the Peak District.
  • Alternatively, you could contact one of our friendly Gurus for personalised advice.
    • Losehill House Edale Road, Derbyshire 23 rooms from £310

      Spa breaks  -  Unwind in the spoiling spa (using Thalgo products) and enjoy panoramic views over the Winhill and Hope Valley.
      Sights nearby  -  Find some of Britain's finest Country Houses including, Chatsworth, Haddon, Lymm Park and Hardwick Hall.
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor heated pool
      Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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      Relaxing rural retreat nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Peak District. Simply styled rooms feature large windows, soft hues and spacious bathrooms. Perfect base for walkers looking to combine the great outdoors with some R&R, thanks to its idyllic spa, restaurant and rooms. See More

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    • The Old Hall Hotel Buxton, Derbyshire 35 rooms from £129

      Local exploring  -  Well situtated to explore the historic town of Buxton and the beautiful Peak District.
      Great walks  -  Discover the delights of the Peak District on foot, the hotel provides packed lunches for longer hikes.
      Traditional
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      RestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

      An ancient ivy-clad hotel, reputedly Britain's oldest, in the charming town of Buxton. Traditional rooms feature pretty chintz wall paper, heavy draped curtains, antique furniture and, some, four poster beds. A popular restaurant and bar complete this wonderfully British escape. See More

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    • Fischer's Baslow Hall Derbyshire 11 rooms from £207

      Country Escape  -  A picture perfect country house with excellent food, roaring fires and lovely surrounding countryside.
      Foodies  -  A fabulous restaurant boasting a 3 AA Rosettes. Certainly the centre piece of the hotel.
      Sights nearby  -  Just a short drive from Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall which make a great day out.
      Great walks  -  The Peak District offers endless options for glorious walks.
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      An imposing manor house with sumptuous interiors and a seriously good restaurant. Eleven individually designed rooms boast Egyptian linens and an opulent feel. The restaurant has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes and serves innovative dishes using local seasonal produce. The perfect rural escape. See More

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    • George Hotel, Derbyshire Hathersage, Derbyshire 22 rooms from £115

      Great walks  -  The Peak District is prime walking and climbing country
      Restaurant  -  The George's restaurants serves award winning food
      Traditional
      RestaurantParking
      Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays, Michelin Travel

      500 year old inn in the north of the Peak District National Park. Traditional meets contemporary with flair and comfort. Award-winning restaurant. See More

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    • The Lamb Inn, Derbyshire Chinley, Derbyshire 3 rooms from £95

      Full of character
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      Traditional
      RestaurantGardenParkingNo pets

      An historic inn which oozes atmosphere, in the heart of the Peak District. Three rooms have recently been renovated and are light and airy with sink-into beds and contemporary bathrooms. Downstairs is much more traditional with roaring fires, hearty food in the restaurant and a very warm welcome. See More

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    • Peacock at Rowsley Rowsley, Derbyshire 15 rooms from £205

      Total relaxation  -  They go the extra mile to help you relax- afternoon tea on arrival, camomile tea for bed and roaring fires in the cosy bar.
      Country Escape  -  A historic country hotel in stunning surrounds, well placed for fishing, golf and walking weekends.
      Fishing  -  Access to a 7-mile stretch of fly-fishing along the Wye and Derwent where rare Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout can be caught.
      Local markets  -  Foodies flock to Bakewell's farmers market, the second largest in the UK, it boasts the cream of the local produce.
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays

      A 17th-century manor first opened as a hotel in 1820, in the middle of the Peak District. Recent renovation has created a stylish mix of traditional and contemporary, with luxurious trappings and outstanding food. Come for walking and fly fishing on a seven mile stretch of river. True English charm. See More

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    • Stanshope Hall Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire 3 rooms from £110

      Great walks  -  Lovely rambles along the River Dove. The Peak District location mean that it's a walker's paradise!
      Sights nearby  -  Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall within an hours drive
      Birdwatching  -  Go in search of the rare British White Breasted Dipper
      Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
      GardenParkingNo pets

      Imposing 17th century manor with lovely garden in an unrivalled, rural position not far from Dovedale. Secluded, quiet, with great walks in all directions. Large, traditional, rooms with stunning views. A pub within walking distance. A lovely country bolt hole. See More

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    • Cavendish Hotel Bakewell, Derbyshire 24 rooms from £215

      Great walks  -  Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and its gardens are a pleasant 20-minute walk across parkland
      Sights nearby  -  Haddon Hall, a wonderful medieval, Tudor and Elizabethan house is five miles away
      Fishing  -  River fishing nearby
      Traditional
      RestaurantGardenPet friendlyViewsParking
      Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Michelin Travel

      Part of the Chatsworth Estate, this long and low Georgian hotel has been given a modern country house look that still retains its Georgian charms. Wonderful artworks cover the walls, there’s a choice of two dining rooms, and a sun-trap terrace for warmer days. See More

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    • The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley Pilsley, Derbyshire 7 rooms from £79

      Great walks  -  Extensive walks around the estate.
      Sights nearby  -  Close to Chatsworth.
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      RestaurantPet friendly
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      Stylish country pub with occasional antiques and great bathrooms, interior designed by the Duchess of Devonshire. Good food from the Chatsworth Estate, and walks from the door. See More

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    • The Devonshire Arms Beeley Beeley, Derbyshire 18 rooms from £100

      Boutique  -  Stylish bedrooms designed by the Duchess
      Sights nearby  -  Chatsworth on the doorstep.
      Restaurant  -  Recommended.
      Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
      RestaurantPet friendly

      Stylish country pub with boutique bedrooms and good food close to Chatsworth. Excellent for local sightseeing and walking. Good, contemporary style brasserie. See More

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    • No 6 The Square Buxton Spa 4 rooms from £95

      Foodies  -  First a popular tearoom and second a place to stay - ideal for food lovers wanting a quintessentially British experience
      Local exploring  -  There's plenty to explore on foot in this beautiful spa town and for days out the Peak District is easily accessible
      Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the picturesque Pavilion Gardens or spend a day exploring the Peak District
      Sights nearby  -  Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park are all nearby
      RestaurantParking

      A charming and wonderfully British stay in the heart of the spa town of Buxton. Downstairs is a bustling traditional teahouse (worthy of a visit alone). Upstairs is home to four characterful rooms, packed with antiques and boasting large sash windows. A delightful spot to explore the region from. See More

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    • Biggin Hall Hotel Hartington, Derbyshire 21 rooms from £97

      Romantic Break  -  With well-appointed rooms, a romantic restaurant and excellent walking nearby, book this hotel for a tranquil couples' getaway
      Active Holiday  -  Set in the heart of the Peak District, this hotel makes an ideal base for an active walking holiday in the dales
      Country Escape  -  Nestled within a 17th-century property in bucolic grounds, this hotel makes an authentic country retreat
      Sights nearby  -  Take a day trip to neighbouring Buxton and visit Poole’s Cavern, a naturally occurring limestone cavern
      RestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking

      This hotel is nestled in a beautifully preserved, Grade II-listed property in the heart of the Peak District. Inside, original exposed beams and tiled floors are complemented by selected antiques and heritage-style furniture. Enjoy a classic Sunday lunch at the hotel restaurant after walks. See More

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    • Pack Horse Inn, Mellor Mellor, Cheshire 12 rooms from £100

      Restaurant  -  Tuck into locally-sourced traditional pub fare in the fireside dining room, washed down with hand-pulled real ales
      Country Escape  -  The real deal; perfect option for a warm & authentic no frills English countryside retreat
      Great walks  -  The Peak District is a walking, cycling & climbing paradise; make this your base for endless outdoor pursuits
      Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby historic attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall & Matlock Bath
      RestaurantGardenParkingNo pets

      Quaint rural pub with rooms located on the edge of the Peak District. With a genuine carriage house feel, simple but pretty accommodation has plenty of original features. Public areas are incredibly cosy with roaring fires and a warm traditional dining room & bar. Great-value and characterful. See More

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Written by Jane Hutchison

posted Wednesday, 2nd February 2022