Two boutique chic inns that make perfect bases for exploring the glorious Peak District countryside. Stay at one or stay at both. This pair provides perfect bases for exploring the surrounding area. Driving time between the inns is 43 minutes.
Pairing notes: Country, Rustic charm, Romantic, Active outdoors, Chic / modern, Great food
Rescued and revamped in quirky rustic French style with relaxed café/bistro feel, a great drinks menu, exciting Mediterranean food, and special rooms.
Offering rustic boutique bedrooms and an intimate neighbourhood bistro, the 18th century Roebuck Inn boasts a stylish interior with a big dose of quirk.
Expect a totally relaxed and informal atmosphere in the bistro, which features a red and black tiled floor, stripped brick walls, old French shutters, leather banquettes, a retro wood-burning stove and an eclectic mix of café-style tables. Menus brim with Mediterranean inspired dishes and there's excellent accommodation in the form of six very special bedrooms.
Striking 16th-century building in glorious Peak District countryside; expect fantastic beers, traditional food and comfortable rooms, including four posters and two cosy cottages.
Relax and unwind at this striking 16th-century coaching inn and adjoining Elizabethan manor house, nestled in a sleepy village set in glorious Peak District countryside. Following an invigorating local walk, beat a path to the door of the Old Hall Inn and soak up the atmosphere in the rambling and rustic interior over a locally brewed ale or a glass of something special.
An hour's drive away but definitely wortht the trip, garden enthusiasts should head to Cholmondeley Castle - a delightful early nineteenth century Gothic castle with turrets and battlements and beautiful gardens. There are fifty acres of stunning ornamental gardens and 670 acres of historic parkland to explore - those hoping to get a glimpse inside the castle need to arrange a visit in advance.
For a dose of culture, head to beautifully designed, half-timbered Tudor manor house Little Moreton Hall. A National Trust guide describes Little Moreton Hall as being 'straight from a fairy story, a gingerbread house', and with its fascinating manicured knot garden, we completely agree.
A scenic twenty minute drive away, the glorious Lyme Park makes for a great day out for all the family. Nestled on the edge of the Peak District and run by the National Trust, the house is surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park. Step back into the Regency lavish interiors, try out the billards table in the Long Gallery or let the children run wild in the Crow Wood Playscape with a giant slide, badger den and rope walks. The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views too.
You are surrounded in every direction with wonderful Peak District walks and cycle routes. Ask at reception for some for some of the best from the inn's door.
Explore the nearby spa town of Buxton. Home of Buxton Water, the town is one of the region's most popular tourist destinations, boasting wonderful Georgian and Regency architecture and stunning gardens as well as a range of theatrical events and festivals taking place all year round.