The inside of the hotel isn't as luxurious as the outside led us to expect, but that said, it was still very pleasant.
Our room (40) was nice and spacious, with a decent sized bathroom and appeared to have been recently redecorated. It was very pleasant, with a large comfortable bed. I believe it was two smaller beds joined together, but we couldn't feel the join and had an excellent nights sleep.
The shower was powerful and stayed at a nice constant temperature and the toiletries were plentiful.
The curtains were not very thick, and didn't cut out the light so anyone hoping to sleep late would have been disappointed.
We did have a TV in our room but the room was too far away from reception to pick up the wifi and there wasn't a mobile phone signal.
The view from the room would have been stunning if it hadn't been for the scaffolding up the front of that part of the building obscuring the view, I did find that rather disappointing and can only hope that was temporary.
We didn't try the food so only met one member of staff, at reception, she was very helpful and friendly.
We very much enjoyed using the swimming pool which is a decent size and the water temperature was just right.
Quite surprised that a hotel of that size didn't have a bar, but apparently you can order drinks from the waiter, not sure how late drinks can be ordered though.
A very peaceful location, ideal if you want to get away from it all.
- 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