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“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.”

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“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.”

Hotel Overview

“Once upon a time the Peacock at Rowsley was the Dower house for Haddon Hall, stately home of the Dukes of Rutland. Rutland family pictures and furniture are mixed up with contemporary pieces, creating a stylish and contemporary feel in this historic country inn. Equally popular both with Hollywood stars (filming costume dramas at Chatsworth and Haddon Hall), walkers, fishermen and even those who just want a really comfy, relaxing break with delicious food, good service and wonderful surroundings. Fly-fishing is offered on the Haddon Hall estate with some of the finest trout fishing on the river Wye & Derwent. Bedrooms are pretty and stylish some with four poster beds. Staff are friendly and most obliging, if guests want dinner on a tray in their rooms in front of the TV then that’s fine. Log fires in winter and beautiful flowers all the year round. Mouth-watering food in the 3 AA rosette restaurant with a full 7 course seasonal tasting menu. Stay a few days and you won’t want to leave.”

Recommended for
  • 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.
 

Written by Hugh Graham-Watson

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Fireplace
  • In room DVD
  • Apple TV
  • Cots available
  • Private dining room
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children below 10yrs cannot be accommodated at weekends
  • Good wine list
  • Four poster beds
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • 3 AA Rosettes
  • Pet friendly
  • Charges apply
  • In room music system
  • Suites
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Ride a steam train from Rowsley to the county town (and Victorian spa resort) of Matlock.
  • Golf
  • 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.
  • Great walks
  • The hotel provides leaflets recommending a 'walk of the day' at breakfast each morning.
  • Sights nearby
  • Guests benefit from a discounted entrance into nearby stately homes Chatsworth House and Hadden Hall.
  • 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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“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Guests love The Peacock because of its rich history, luxurious rooms, exceptional service, delicious food and comforting atmosphere. Originally a manor house to nearby Haddon Hall, the hotel now serves as an idyllic base for exploring the Peak District.

What is there to do in the area?
The Peacock is part of the Haddon Hall estate, and is only a short five-minute drive away from the Hall, as well as this, guests can enjoy guided walks, foraging expeditions, fishing, golfing and biking. It’s a short drive to the town of Bakewell, the Peak District National Park is on The Peacock’s doorstep and Chatsworth House is a stone’s throw away, where hotel guests will receive discounted entry. Derbyshire is also home to a plethora of events all year round.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
The Peacock offers a full breakfast menu and a continental breakfast buffet.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Gastronomy sits at the core of The Peacock, with the restaurant team being the proud bearers of three AA rosettes for a number of years now. The hotel’s restaurant offers both an indulgent, fine dining menu and a more relaxed bar menu to suit most tastes and moods. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can all be enjoyed at The Peacock.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The special rooms are most popular, they’re luxurious and come with four poster beds, made on the Haddon Hall Estate.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
Children are welcome Monday through Thursday, and there are rooms that can accommodate extra beds if required.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
The Peacock at Rowsley is a beacon of hospitality. As an independent, family owned Peak District hotel, we strive to provide exceptional service, food and comfort. We welcome all guests to our luxury hotel, and hope to see you soon.”

Other Reviews

Why I love The Peak District. By Fiona Duncan.

Between Manchester and Sheffield, it’s full of contrasts, from the Dark Peak's high exposed moorlands and dramatic gritstone edges to the White Peak’s gentler plateaus, limestone dales and rivers."

Originally published by Hotel Guru Blog (view article)

The Peacock at Rowsley

"Suitably updated for the 21st century, it now has 15 comfortable bedrooms and a three AA-rosette restaurant, and makes a chic, laid-back Peak District base for well-heeled weekenders, walkers and fishermen."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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15 rooms from $267 per night

Fireside Break - Fireside Break - from £127.50 per person including a three course dinner from the bar menu and breakfast, Sunday to Thursday until 31st March.

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • 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.
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • Ride a steam train from Rowsley to the county town (and Victorian spa resort) of Matlock.
  • Great walks
  • The hotel provides leaflets recommending a 'walk of the day' at breakfast each morning.
  • 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.
  • Golf
  • Sights nearby
  • Guests benefit from a discounted entrance into nearby stately homes Chatsworth House and Hadden Hall.
  • Local markets
  • Foodies flock to Bakewell's farmers market, the second largest in the UK, it boasts the cream of the local produce.
Other highlights
  • Four poster beds
  • Romantic
  • Free wifi
  • Gourmet
  • Country House
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children below 10yrs cannot be accommodated at weekends
  • Good wine list
  • Luxury
  • Restaurant
  • 3 AA Rosettes
  • Riverside
  • Historic
  • A hotel since 1820
  • Chic
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Charges apply
  • Village
  • Traditional
  • Charming

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