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The Mermaid Inn, Peak District National Park

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Overview
13 bedrooms
13 bathrooms
34 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Perfect large self catering venue for special occasions. 17th Century Grade II listed coaching inn with luxurious finish including 13 en suite bedrooms and huge dining area with seating for 34 around a single table with breathtaking panoramic views...... The Mermaid Inn is perfect for special occasions. Unlike many other venues that offer large group accommodation The Mermaid is a single residence that everyone stays in, and features a huge dining area with breathtaking panoramic views – perfect for getting your big group together. The impressive 17th Century Grade II Listed Coaching Inn has been recently refurbished to a very high standard and blends luxurious finishes with the historic character of 400 year old oak beams. The Mermaid has 13 luxurious bedrooms, all of which are en sui...Perfect large self catering venue for special occasions. 17th Century Grade II listed coaching inn with luxurious finish including 13 en suite bedrooms and huge dining area with seating for 34 around a single table with breathtaking panoramic views...... The Mermaid Inn is perfect for special occasions. Unlike many other venues that offer large group accommodation The Mermaid is a single residence that everyone stays in, and features a huge dining area with breathtaking panoramic views – perfect for getting your big group together. The impressive 17th Century Grade II Listed Coaching Inn has been recently refurbished to a very high standard and blends luxurious finishes with the historic character of 400 year old oak beams. The Mermaid has 13 luxurious bedrooms, all of which are en suite. The most impressive feature for groups is 12 metre dining room, with views of The Roaches & beyond that seats up to 34 around a single table. In addition there are no fewer than three adjacent lounge areas with a total of 8 leather sofas, 2 TVs, Karaoke, not to mention your very own bar (the old Pub) complete with pool table, and table football. We are located in the Peak District National Park between Buxton & Leek in an area of complete seclusion at 1600 feet above sea level. There are excellent walks from the door, including a 500m stroll to the famous Mermaid pool, scene of the only inland mermaid legend in England.....
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
We work best for relaxed weekends of socialising - no boozy / rowdy parties please.
Bedrooms
34 Singles2 Cots
Bathrooms
13 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
peter m
Hosting since February 2014
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a day

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798kelly
798kelly
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
New year getaway!
We stayed at the Mermaid inn over New Year 2023, a party of 33, 7 families in total. You couldn't ask for better accommodation! The house catered for everyone, we even had our chilled moments doing puzzles & lazing on the comfy sofas. The pub I have to say was the highlight along with the pool table,darts & karaoke. Everything was thought of in the house & felt very homely & cozy. The dining table was perfect, sat everyone from bingo evenings to a full on 4 meat carvery on new years day! Was a bit like school dinners at times! The Mermaid was perfect in every way! We had this booked 22months in order to get the date & Pete liased & keep us informed through out the whole process. Would definitely return again x
Visited December 2023
Written 6 January 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Carmel H
Carmel H
6 contributions
Fabulous family Christmas at the Mermaid
Fabulous house for a large family gathering. Really loved the spacious lounge areas and the bar was really fun. Kitchen was well stocked and all of the bedrooms were a good size and comfortable. As for the dining room - it was the best ever with plenty of room and an amazing view! Would definitely recommend.
Visited December 2023
Written 12 December 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

danmonkey1978
danmonkey1978
Manchester, United Kingdom12 contributions
Fantastic large group venue - good for families
The Mermaid is a fantastic venue for large groups, with all the amenities you could need and views to die for in an isolated spot. The bedrooms were all of an excellent quality, with extremely comfortable beds and well appointed bathrooms. The social spaces are a nice blend of homely and engaging, with a dining room large enough to accommodate everyone. Kitchen is well equipped and appointed - we self catered for 30+ for 3 meals a day with no challenges. Major supermarkets will deliver. The location is stunning and remote (no neighbours to annoy with karaoke) but also accessible and within striking distance of lovely Peak District towns (or Alton Towers if that’s more your thing). It’s self evident that this is a well run family business as all communications were friendly, personal and professional. Our deposit was repaid within hours of departure. All in all, I’d recommend this venue to any large group - we were a collection of 40/30somethings with kids and had a great time.
Visited October 2023
Written 10 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Susan D
Susan D
Nottingham, United Kingdom126 contributions
Absolutely perfect venue
I booked this venue for my daughter’s hen weekend. Everything about the venue lent itself to the very big ambitions we had for how the weekend would work. From the comfortable bedrooms to the stunning views, walks, use of a proper pub and all its facilities and the comfortable lounges. The dining room was the piece de resistance! Our booking process was efficient and the owners were responsive and helpful. The manager gave us a warm welcome and lots of tips. A great place for a big gathering where people can retreat to their own space, go for local walks, or live it up in the bar!
Visited September 2023
Written 13 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ejrs
Ejrs
2 contributions
Amazing House!
We stayed at this house last weekend for a corporate weekend with our staff and can honestly say it was really amazing, it totally exceeded our expectations! Amazing views, lovely bedrooms, all with en suites. So much space - you could all be together or have time to enjoy in smaller groups around the house. Booking with the owners was also really helpful and stress free, nothing was too much trouble and the house was so well stocked when we arrived with all the little things like toilet roll and washing up liquid, which in other rental houses previously we have had to provide ourselves. We had awful weather....! But the benefit of all the games, pool table, darts board, karaoke etc made up for that and we had a real laugh. Also went to local Sports Centre and did Archery and Axe throwing which was a lot of fun. House views are amazing, its in the middle of nowhere, fantastic for what we needed, would love to return at some point! Thank you to the lovely owners and their team!
Visited July 2023
Written 18 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lisa W
Lisa W
Vung Tau, Vietnam4 contributions
Grandads 90th, four generations under one roof!
Perfect place for multi generational accomodation. 2yrs to 90yrs and enough space for everyone to socialise or take time out. We hired a chef to cater for us sat eve & it was just superb. Bar b q on arrival night. Views to die for. En suites plus extra toilets. Very clean. Comfy clean beds. Just the most fabulous place for us all to be together to celebrate our grandads 90th.
Visited June 2023
Written 13 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Maria S
Maria S
West Midlands, United Kingdom2 contributions
90th Birthday Celebration.
We have just returned from this amazing house . We went for my Dad’s 90th birthday as a surprise for him. 4 generations all under one roof and from age 2 years to 90 years. There was something to do for everyone from playing pool to playing darts to water fights outside with the smaller children. Pete the owner couldn’t to enough to help and make our stay so welcoming. The view is absolutely stunning. We had amazing weather and the sunset was spectacular. we had a chef to cook for us all on the Saturday evening. Definitely one for the memory bank. We all agreed we will definitely come back again as a family. There’s no one around for miles so you can party as much as you like . Nice to find somewhere with so many bedrooms with on suites . Amazing house .
Visited June 2023
Written 13 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TonyDavey1812
TonyDavey1812
Sunderland, United Kingdom2 contributions
Outstanding
Our second visit for a family gathering and this property continues to surpass expectations. Everyone complimented the property on its facilities and comfort. In addition the views are spectacular plus, this time we also had the great weather. The bar was, as previous, the hub of our social activities, the kitchen is well stocked and dining room with its special views is a must see. Again contact with the owners Pete and Marie-Axelle was seamless and many thanks to them and the team for their assistance. A truly superb venue, we will certainly return.
Visited May 2023
Written 4 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gedwards88078
gedwards88078
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Surpassed Expectation
A truly excellent stay. The location is isolated which was perfect for us, as it provided genuinely breath taking views. The bedrooms are a good size and whilst you could argue they need a tiny bit of updating, they're comfortable and in keeping with the feel of the rest of the property. The kitchen was great providing everything we needed and had new ovens. The dining room worked perfectly for our group of 30 which is nearly impossible to find anywhere else. Finally the pub..... What an addition. It became the hub of the house and provided hours of entertainment. The whole booking process was smooth, simple and transparent. Can't recommend highly enough, we'll be back
Visited February 2023
Written 22 February 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

diblack2016
diblack2016
Burnham Thorpe, United Kingdom5 contributions
Great place for a get together
Our group of old university friends (coming up to retirement now!!) met here for our annual get together. It was perfect for our requirements. We loved the bar, & made full use of the pool table, dart board & karaoke. We rearranged the sofas a bit to make a great cosy set-up in the sitting room.The view from the big window in the dining room was absolutely breathtaking. We did a couple of beautiful walks, which were a short drive away, but I guess we could have set out from the door too. A great location, thank you.
Visited October 2022
Written 18 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
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  • Private yard
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  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
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  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Living spaces
  • Highchair
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  • Central heating
  • Internet access

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Map
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Nearest airport: Manchester or East Midlands, Nearest railway: Stoke Buxton 20 minutes by Taxi, Leek 10 minutes by Taxi
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mermaid Inn, Peak District National Park

The Mermaid Inn, Peak District National Park is able to accommodate up to 34 guests. See all property details.

The Mermaid Inn, Peak District National Park has 13 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Mermaid Inn, Peak District National Park has 13 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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