I may be writing this several months after our visit but the time has not diminished the memory of a really superb stay at the Old Shoulder!
The house itself is so welcoming. When we arrived on a snowy March late afternoon we were so pleased to find it felt so warm and homely..in fact we both remarked as we walked through the door that it felt like we were visiting friends! And how right we were, meeting Steven and Julie is just like seeing old friends again and they could not be more welcoming!
The room was so comfortable and Steven gave us loads of information on the village and surrounding areas.
We attempted to leave the village to go to a concert in Derby, but the snow defeated us and we retreated back to the Old Shoulder to thaw. It was my wife's birthday but we were very comfortable as the bottle of champagne we put in the fridge was chilled, and Steven and Julie had noticed and supplied a pair of champagne glasses!
Any way, their hospitality was superb as was the accommodation. We had a super weekend, meeting locals and enjoying walks in the snow. When it came time to leave Steven helped myself and my fellow guest Ian to dig our cars out!
Highly recommend this gem to you, we will be back!!
PS: fantastic breakfast!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Shoulder of Mutton has been refurbished to provide contemporary bed and breakfast accommodation. Located in the Peak District National Park in the picturesque village of Winster, Derbyshire, it is ideally located for trips to Chatsworth Park, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Buxton and fabulous walks in the National Park. There are two pubs in walking distance that provide excellent food. Closed as a pub in 1916, it provides luxury accommodation in this 17th-century inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Shoulder Of Mutton Winster, Derbyshire