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- Reviews: 94
The Old Workshop: Cozy Cottage
If you're looking for self-catering accommodation in the Peak District, this cottage, in the village of Tideswell was comfortable and well looked after.
The cottage was advertised as sleeping 8 people, but there was a z-bed and an extra mattress so I think, if the owners agreed, you might be able to get 10 in there.
Everything we needed was there (dishwasher, washing machine etc) and there was a good utility room which was warm and came in very useful for drying boots etc (after those muddy peak district walks).
This cottage, as the name suggests, was an old workshop - it used to be a woodcarvers workshop and before that it was a pub for a while - the main part of the house, at more than 300 years old had quite a bit of character. It was a great place to stay for a few weeks.
The location of this house was excellent with it being right in the village of Tideswell. The nearest pub was about 200 yards away (the Star), and there were two other pubs within walking distance too (the George and the Horse and Jockey). There were also a few other shops in the village so it was possible to get most things we needed without having to keep driving off to Buxton or Bakewell (the closest towns).
One of the bedrooms was situated in the eaves of the roof so possibly best for children only (over 6's I think, younger ones may have trouble with the stairs). Our children loved staying up there because it was like their own private space.
Unique qualities of this cottage would be that the living room and kitchen were both upstairs (in the same room). The downstairs main hallway was given over to a pool table which provided lots of entertainment. There were also two bedrooms downstairs.
The lady who looks after the cottage made us feel welcome by putting up Christmas trees and lights everywhere for when we arrived (we were there 2 weeks before Christmas), and this made the house feel very festive.
- Reviews: 1390
Derwent House: Bed and Breakfast
Derwent house is superbly located in Matlock, right next to the park and a short walk into the centre of town.
There is parking on the road which is residential and quiet for free.
The bed and breakfast is located in a very old cottage, which is beautiful with low ceilings and tons of character.
It is completley non smoking, and offers small shower rooms ensuite as well as rooms which are cheaper without private facilities.
- Reviews: 70
The Waltzing Weasel: Luxury (at a price)
We stayed in room 6 (the inn only has eight in total) which has a ‘tester bed’ (a bit like half a four-poster) and a magnificent view of the hills. With our visit being in the middle of the winter we had the inn to ourselves on the first night, but by Saturday it was full. If you want to get in during the summer season, you’ll have to book early.
The inn is ideally located as a base to explore the High Peak and is a great place to unwind in the evening with both a comfortable bar and a locally renowned restaurant (the Waltzing Weasel has won Derbyshire Dining Pub of the Year in four of the last five years).
The food and personal service are a real plus point - the only downside is that this all comes at a very high price.
- Reviews: 258
The Waltzing Weazel: Country Restaurant with accommodation
I've not stayed here as I don't live far away but the food is excellent and the rooms look very pleasant and a sensible price for the area. More details and pictures are on their web site (including summaries of reviews).
- Reviews: 8
Waltzing Weasel, Hayfield: Much too expensive
Lovely inn and everything looks nice however bed was sooooo uncomfortable, food and overnight stay well over priced £115!!!!!). How the food has won Derbyshire's Dining Pub of the Year escapes me - seriously the food is expensive, dining room lacks atmosphere and is nothing special at all must be a reflection on how poor all the others are.
Pub empty although still retains some atmosphere.
Location is good
- Reviews: 644
Peak District accommodation
I live quite close to the Peak District, so I haven't stayed overnight anywhere.
Below is the website address for the Peak District National Park which has lots of information about hotels, Bed & Breakfast, farmhouse, camping etc.
- Reviews: 3267
Like anywhere else in England,...
Like anywhere else in England, best places to stay in the countryside are Bed & Breakfasts (or maybe also some inns). The homely atmosphere is great and your host or hostess will tell you all about their own environment. The breakfast is of course included and can sometimes keep you going the whole day (hmmm, it is just great).
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