This as a beautiful, historic building (former home of the Arkwright family of Cromford Mill fame) with stunning views over the river and the outcrop of rock on the opposite bank. The main rooms are comfy with historical features such as original fireplaces and an amazing skylight with oval, galleried landings in the centre of the house. We were lucky enough to be on the second floor in a very large family room in the middle of two turrets (which housed a loo and a sink!) The room was a bit 'rough round the edges' but as this was a bargain last-minute break we didn't mind. As there were groups of guests in the large dining room we were asked if we wanted to sit by ourselves in a smaller room. This was much quieter and several guests had chosen this option. It was a bit of a trek to the dining room (to collect our meal) but the breakfast was plentiful with lots of choice. The porridge was delicious and the breakfast was well cooked- all self-service apart from drinks and toast which were brought to our table. The flowers on the table were a bit droopy but were removed the next day. We really enjoyed the swimming pool (up a steep hill through the pretty gardens) and it was very clean and warm with towels supplied. We chose to go when everyone else was having dinner so it was quiet. There are plenty of walks through the grounds- either into Matlock or along the canal in Cromford. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to go again. But if you want 5* luxury with TV in your room/ wifi that works everywhere/ modern decor and pristine rooms then this is not for you......
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Willersley Castle is a 200 year old Grade II listed building, commissioned by the great industrialist Sir Richard Arkwright. It occupies a magnificent position on the edge of the Peak District, overlooking the River Derwent.Designed in the Georgian style, Willersley Castle stands in 60 acres of grounds ranging from meadows to limestone crags, on the outskirts of Cromford, just south of the spa town of Matlock Bath.It makes an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park. With its dramatic gritstone edges and vibrant limestone valleys, Derbyshire is a walkers’ and climbers’ paradise, full of geological gems like the show-caverns at Castleton and the imposing cliffs of Matlock Bath.The area is steeped in history, from the grandeur of Chatsworth House to the elegance of the spa town of Buxton and the rich industrial heritage of Wirksworth, Cromford, and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Willersley Castle Hotel Cromford, Derbyshire