With unspoilt beauty and understated grandeur, the Peak District is a rural escape unlike anywhere else. Established as a national park in 1951, the park boasts stunning landscapes and picturesque views to enjoy year-round.
Whether you're looking to stay in the heart of Peak District National Park or the surrounding countryside, there are many fantastic places to stay in.
With this guide, you'll have the choice of the best rural retreats, chic inns, bold boutique holes, and luxury hotels in the Peak District.
1. Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Hope Valley
An intimate boutique hotel situated in the heart of the Peak District.
Losehill House Hotel & Spa is a hidden gem set in the Peak District countryside that serves as the perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts. The hotel once played host to the Sheffield and Manchester Ramblers, and today it's a luxury spot for those looking to escape in the country.
The hotel has 22 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms and suites with an all-inclusive Full Derbyshire Breakfast, A La Carte Dinner, and complimentary use of the Spa facilities. Most of the rooms boast extensive views of Peak District National Park.
Facilities at this intimate country house hotel are plentiful, including a 10-metre heated indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, and steam room, all for you to enjoy. Indulge in the very best local produce and seasonal ingredients at the hotel's Grafene Restaurant.
2. The Peacock at Rowsley, Derbyshire
Former dower house turned luxury traditional English manor house.
Located in the heart of Derbyshire, this boutique hotel is one of the Peak District's first boutique hotels. The hotel serves as the perfect spot for a relaxing break, providing its guests with exceptional service, delicious food, and luxurious comfort.
Walled within the hotel's 17-century frontage are 15 intimate and cosy boutique hotel-style bedrooms with four poster beds, historic features, and antique furnishings. All rooms benefit from air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities, room service, and an en-suite bathroom with Miller Harris toiletries.
Delectable meals are served at the hotel's AA Rosette restaurant, where local produce is used. For a more casual meal and drink, guests are welcomed at the Peacock's atmospheric bar with open fires.
With Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House reachable by a stone's throw away, guests have easy access to exploration in Peak District.
3. Cavendish Hotel, Baslow
A blissfully luxurious countryside escape charged with romance and heritage.
Once a coaching inn, the Cavendish Hotel in Baslow inspires the perfect countryside getaway thanks to its location in one of the Peak District's most picturesque villages. Now part of Chatsworth Estate, this luxury hotel has pieces of the Duchess of Devonshire, who hand-selected some of the decor and furnishings - some of which came from Chatsworth House.
The 28 luxurious rooms in Cavendish Hotel were designed with comfort and luxury in mind, boasting period features, sumptuous fabrics, and smart en-suite bathrooms.
After a day of exploring the Peak District, guests can enjoy a delicious meal from a menu of innovative dishes at The Gallery - the hotel's 3-AA Rosette restaurant. With uninterrupted views of The Chatsworth Estate, the restaurant is the perfect spot for unwinding after the day.
4. Buxton Crescent Hotel, Buxton
A five-star haven in the historic spa town of Buxton.
Nothing says elegance and grandeur quite like the Buxton Crescent Hotel, a crown jewel in the form of an incredible Grade I-listed Georgian building. From the 1700s to the 1800s, it was acclaimed as the premier resting place for stylish spa seekers from all over England.
While retaining some of its original period features, the hotel has recently undergone an extensive renovation with new and sophisticated features. The 81 newly renovated rooms and suites combine classic elements with modern comfort; some come with four-poster beds, freestanding baths, and sweeping views.
What makes Buxton Crescent one of the top hotels in the Peak District, is its luxurious spa offerings that draw on the natural thermal waters of its environs, including traditional hydrotherapy experiences, luxury spa treatments, and a salt grotto. Matching this is the hotel's top-class dining service.
With the Pavilion Gardens and Buxton Opera House reachable within walking distance, the Buxton Crescent Hotel offers everything you could want for a stay in the Peak District.
5. Biggin Hall, Derbyshire
A characterful manor house of 17th-century origin located in Derbyshire.
Inside this quaint boutique hotel are centuries-old hearths, antiques, beamed ceilings, and stone floors, all offset with contemporary artworks dotted throughout. Surrounded by heather-clad moorlands and densely wooded valleys, Biggin Hall's location is set in one of England's finest areas for walking, cycling, and other outdoor activities.
Guests can choose between three accommodation options: The Main House, The Courtyard House, and The Lodge. All rooms are spacious and individually furnished, with both The Courtyard House and The Lodge being pet-friendly and located a little further away from the Main House.
Proving its refined atmosphere is the hotel's sophisticated dining experience accompanied by live classical music. It's as beautiful during the day as it is in the evening, and you can enjoy your meal with breathtaking views from the new panoramic conservatory.
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6. Callow Hall Hotel, Derbyshire
An escape into the wild in a Victorian country house hideaway.
Nestled in 35 acres of manicured gardens, wild meadows, and woodland, this stunning Victorian country house is the perfect getaway spot in Peak District.
Guests can choose between either the cosy rooms in the main house or treehouses and secluded hives tucked away into the wild. The main house offers 15 individually designed bedrooms with huge beds, uplifting bathroom products, and gorgeous textures and colours throughout.
The woodland hideaways offer two Treehouses with wraparound decks, copper bathtubs, and loungers under the leafy canopies, as well as 11 secluded Hives with king-size beds, ensuite Burlington showers, and chef's cupboards with all the essentials.
The airy Garden Room restaurant promises delicious evening meals with beautiful views overlooking the valley. Callow Hall Hotel is the perfect homely retreat for couples, families, and large groups of friends.
7. Peak Edge Hotel, Chesterfield
A rural retreat above the historic market town of Chesterfield.
The Peak Edge Hotel sets the tone for a perfect rural retreat full of cosy corners, delicious food, and log fires. This 4-star boutique hotel is nestled on the edge of Derbyshire's Peak District National Park and provides the perfect place to rest a weary head after a day of exploring.
The 27 luxury rooms combine traditional and modern design, each set against a backdrop of stunning surroundings. All rooms and suites are equipped with Hypnos memory foam king-sized beds, TVs, and integrated air conditioning and heating systems. And all en-suite bathrooms feature both a traditional bath and a luxury rainfall walk-in shower.
Wine and dine at the historic Red Lion restaurant, offering a warm and relaxed atmosphere while serving a menu that is seasonal, fresh, and local.
8. Fischer's Baslow Hall, Baslow
An award-winning, stylish boutique country house in the picturesque village of Baslow.
Housing an award-winning restaurant with a reputation as one of the best foodie spots in the Peak District, Fischer's Baslow Hall is one of the best boutique hotels to stay in if your budget allows it.
The hotel has eleven luxurious bedrooms, each individually styled with its own character - five of which are Garden Rooms separate from the Main House. The Gardens Rooms each have a private walled garden, entrance, and easy access to the car park.
Drinks are enjoyed in the hotel's charming lounge with a roaring log fire for the colder days or in the beautifully landscaped gardens for the warmer months. The award-winning restaurant, which boasts three AA Rosettes and a Michelin plate, gives you the best fine dining experience with delicious meals.
Whether you're looking for an overnight stay or just an exquisite dining experience in superb surroundings, you will always be a most welcome guest at Fischer's Baslow Hall.
9. Grantley Hall, Ripon
A hidden jewel in the Yorkshire Dales.
Grantley Hall is a 47-bedroom hotel with five indulgent restaurants, three stunning bars, an ELITE luxury gym, and a spa facility. It's a beautifully restored Grade II-listed Palladian mansion at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
This stately manor home offers a pleasing selection of exquisite rooms and suites. All include en-suite marble bathrooms with a bathtub and shower, luxury bathrobes and slippers, and Lalique toiletries. Some rooms and suites showcase stunning courtyards, river, and garden views.
Perfect for a day of luxuriating, the hotel's Three Graces Spa provides a range of treatments and therapies. Complemented by this is the hotel's 8-metre indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool, snow room, steam room, and sauna.
Grantley Hall takes your stay in Peak District a step further with an exceptional variety of drinking and dining, ranging from fine dining to tempting Pan-Asian. For sophisticated, casual all-day dining, Fletchers Restaurant is perfect, and for a fine dining experience complemented by a delectable culinary journey, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall is a must.
10. The Tawny Hotel, Staffordshire
A unique "deconstructed hotel" in the heart of the English countryside.
The Tawny Hotel combines the best bits of a traditional hotel experience with private spaces like shepherd huts, treehouses, and boathouses. Located in the heart of rural Staffordshire, 70 acres of lush greenery, expansive gardens, and secluded dells surround this little hideaway.
Whether you're planning a much-needed weekend escape, memorable staycation, or romantic getaway, The Tawny has a fascinating selection of unique accommodations. Rather than traditional rooms, guests have a pick of either a wildwood hut, treehouse, luxury retreat room, or the Lookout - all of which feature an outdoor spa bath on the private deck.
Various dining options are available inside The Plumicorn, the hotel's iconic architectural statement that commands unparalleled views across the 70-acre Consall Hall Estate. Other amazing facilities at the hotel include a bar, spa treatment rooms, a heated outdoor pool, and a games room.
Which areas of the Peak District are the best to stay in?
Peak District has many popular areas to stay in, all with their own selection of luxury boutique hotels. To help narrow it down, here are some of the best areas in the Peak District to either visit or stay in:
- Dovedale - best for all-round exploration.
- Bakewell - best for foodies.
- Buxton - best for families.
- Ashford-in-the Water - best for a romantic getaway.
How long should you spend in Peak District?
The Peak District is perfect for a weekend or week-long stay. Two days give you time to catch a short break and explore one of the Peak District's areas, whereas a week will provide you with extra time to see the sights and travel around the national park.
What can you expect from a luxury hotel in Peak District?
Any luxury hotel's main mission is to ensure you enjoy your stay at their hotel. With the above-listed hotels, you can expect a luxurious, comfortable sleep experience, premium personalised service, luxury furnishings, and top-class dining experiences.
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