We stayed here for 2 nights to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary and had a wonderful time. It is quite different from 'chain' hotels. No shiny reception desk with shiny staff as we entered the hotel. Instead we were greeted with homely, relaxing area with a fire. Reception was tucked away round the corner. We were greeted by friendly efficient staff who continued to be helpful throughout our stay. Our spacious room looked out over fields and hills, the decor was in keeping with the era of the house, with beautiful linens, goose down duvet and fluffy white robes (these were quite new unlike other hotels where robes are obviously well worn and showing signs of wear and tear). We received a newspaper in the morning even though we hadn't ordered one with a print out of the weather forecast attached (unfortunately for us it was a weekend of floods nationwide and the delivery of the forecast was not good news!). We spent one day doing a tour of the inside of Chatsworth House(bril) and braved the elements to walk in the rain on day 2(needed to walk off breakfast and make room for diner!). We ordered breakfast to be delivered to our room which worked well. It was lovely to relax, having breakfast in privacy, reading the paper and enjoying the view. The quality of breakfast was excellent, with sufficient to make us a packed lunch to take on our walk. I had expected a tray, but it came on a little table on wheels with starched linen napkins/cloths and shining silver plated cutlery and coffee flasks. Dinner was fantastic. The friendly, professional service perfect. The menu was the same both nights, but was so extensive I could have eaten there for a week happily. The Veloute of fish soup was so good I had it both nights. As we had no room for desert on the second night, they served us a cheese board (this was a portion for one person) to share in the bar later (see picture). I left a pair of earrings in the room and by the time I arrived home, there had been a message left to ask if they were mine, they were then posted out promptly with a nice accompanying letter. We got talking to an elderly gentleman who lives locally and eats there regularly. If you get the chance, say hello - you won't be disappointed - he is one of the most intelligent, interesting people we have ever had the pleasure to meet. You will know him if you see him - he looks how you would expect an eccentric professor to look (he is a professor) and will probably have a book with him - ask him how the book he is writing is coming along.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Hassop Hall
- Hassop Hall Hotel Bakewell, Peak District National Park