I had booked this accomodation for my wife's birthday in July and unfortunately did not have the best time, please see my previous review. Following our review, I must say I was very suprised to receive a letter from Mrs B offering a complimentary stay in the main house and this weekend just gone, we took up this offer.
We had a very warm welcome from Veronica and was shown to our room. The room was split into three, the main bedroom, a single bedroom and well appointed bathroom. At the outset it was clear that we had a exceptionally nice room at the front of the house, well decorated, individual robes, double ended bath and superb shower. Excellent selection of teas and coffees and some lovely little homemade cakes were available. I walked to the arched doors in the room to hang our clothes to find out it was a unique small on-suite, a great idea had we been travelling as a family.
There was a wedding on the weekend we were staying and I do feel that this is the major source of income and does take a level of priority. However we were well looked after and the wedding did not spoil our stay, despite being informed the next day that it was still in full swing @ 1:00 in the morning.
There were still a couple of small issues, that has stopped me giving a full 5 circles. Sorry, but a couple cob-webs I can live with in such an old house, gives it character. However, and sorry ladies, but the Tv is too small for the room, and there were dead flies in the bathroom light.The superb vistorian radiator in the main bedroom did not work, but there is an electric blanket. But let's get this into perspective, did they spoil our romantic weekend, no. The house is so much better in my opinion than the cottage and indeed I would happily pay the cottage price for the house and the house price for the cottage. The only other thing and again do not let this put you off, but at breakfast we were not asked what we wanted, just presented with a full cooked English. On top of cereal, juice and toast, really did set us up for the day.
The house is excellent and I fully recommend staying in the house. Will I visit again? There are so many other places to stay, but I know that if I did want a good place to stay to access Bakewell and the surrounding area, in a quiet location with stunning views, my faith in Cressbrook Hall has been fully restored.
- Also Known As:
- Cressbrook Hall Hotel Buxton
- Cressbrook Hall Buxton, Derbyshire