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“Fantastic B&B and a great base” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Swiss House B&B
Ranked #3 of 13 Castleton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge
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390 reviews
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“Fantastic B&B and a great base”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

My husband and I stayed in Swiss House a couple of weeks ago and found the welcome very warm, even allowing for a late arrival as we had quite far to travel. The owners really couldn't do enough for us.
The room was comfortable and clean, with one of the most comfortable beds we have come across. Breakfasts were fantastic with lots of choice.
Castleton is a great place to choose as a base for exploring the Peak District, we did several walks straight from the village and there are plenty of great places to eat too.
We have stayed in many places in the Peaks and this is by far the best so far, we are talking about returning again as we enjoyed it so much

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We spent a long weekend at The Swiss House and couldn't have had a better place to stay. The house is perfectly situated to explore Castleton ( a three minute walk from the "centre"), and the rooms are fantastic, clean, well decorated, with everything you need.
Martha and Mary are [perfect hosts, attentive without encroaching, and warm and friendly. Their breakfasts are brilliant and set us up well for three days or hiking, climbing and mountain biking.
It is just a perfect base to explore the surrounding valleys, warm and cosy, with a lovely vibe.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Suffolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Thirteen of us stayed here for two nights in May 2014. Everything was excellent - the recently refurbished, well equipped rooms, the breakfast, the friendly welcome and the packed lunch.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We have just spent a couple of nights at the Swiss House and it couldn't have been better. Mary and Martha were very welcoming and friendly - and the breakfasts were superb! A very good choice of food - freshly cooked, piping hot and plenty of it. The packed lunch which we were provided with - I could scarcely have prepared a better one myself! Bedroom was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Plenty of hot water available for the much needed shower after coming off a wet and windy Mam Tor. Didn't have much time to do a lot in the area but will certainly go back again and Swiss House will be top of the list for a good B&B. Couldn't fault it in any way - thanks, Mary and Martha.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Stayed here two nights in May 2014, mine was room 9 with excellent views of the picturesque surroundings from two aspects. Room was very clean and quiet, breakfast delicious and proprietors very welcoming, informative and helpful. There is a shoe/boot rack in the hallway for muddy boots and the area a beautiful walkers paradise, Highly recommended

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

No doubt there are many fine B & Bs in Derbyshire, but there are two factors which make the Swiss House stand head and shoulders above the rest. The first is the owners, Mary and Martha. From their initial welcome offer of a pot to tea, and throughout our stay, they were friendly and approachable, offering help with drying our wet walking gear, to tips on where to eat and drink throughout the district, where to seek Blue John, and even good advice of the use of our walking poles over the peat bogs on Kinder Scout. The second outstanding feature is the breakfast. Each is cooked specifically for the guest, absolutely fresh, without a trace of grease, and really delicious. Oh, and to complement the unlimited toast you can make yourself, Mary and Martha provide home made marmalades and jams. You know the saying of the way to a man's heart................

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Both Martha & Mary we great, gave us a warm welcome and advised on what to see whilst at Castleton. The room was spotless, very clean and excellently decorated. The bathroom was very good and the shower there was exactly what you need after a long day outdoors! The breakfast was also very nice. The only shame was that there was a drilling on the road in front of the hotel until a very late night (emergency they said!) - not fault of the hotel though. Definitely recommending!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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mattyCastleton, Manager at Swiss House B&B, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Thank you for your positive comments. The drilling was truly awful wasn't it!!
Apparently it was an electrical fault which (targets!) they have to correct within 24 hours - and this is soon being cut to 12!!!
One upside was that when workmen came to fill in the big hole we asked them if they could use any extra tarmac to fill in a couple of holes on the unadopted road - Mill Lane, it's wonderful what a mug of tea and chocolate biscuits will do!!!
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Property: Swiss House B&B
Address: Swiss House How Lane, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hope Valley > Castleton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Castleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Swiss House B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swiss House is a family run Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Castleton, in the Peak District National Park. Our B&B can sleep up to 20 people in 8 en-suite bedrooms. Our full English breakfast is, so we are told, just 'the best' with lots of local and home-made produce like British bacon, locally made sausage and black pudding (all from the butcher in Hope), and Seville orange marmalade, various jams and granola lovingly made by Martha!This is an ideal base for walking, climbing or sight seeing. We have plenty of off-road parking. Packed lunches are available and we have a drying room if the weather becomes inclement! ... more   less 
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