Wildhive Callow Hall – Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Surrounded by 35 acres of gardens at the edge of the Dove Valley, Victorian Callow Hall has just emerged from a top-to-toe refurbishment (it’s the first opening from Wildhive, a new hotel brand focusing on rural getaways). Stay in the main house where rooms with an eclectic, playful feel are the vision of interior designer Isabella Worsley, or in a cosy, tucked-away woodland hive. There are also two spectacular self-contained treehouses, each with an outdoor tub on the deck. The wellness centre in The Coach House has a Pilates studio, sauna and steam room, botanical massages on the treatment menu and bicycles that guests can borrow to pedal along the scenic Tissington Trail. Picnic by the burbling Bentley Brook and take afternoon tea on the lawn but do leave room for the seasonal dishes using British produce at dinner – broad bean falafel with beetroot hummus, locally sourced steak burger with Dovedale cheese and smoked bacon – in the Garden Room restaurant. A gorgeous retreat, perfectly positioned at the gateway to the Peak District.
Doubles from £179
+44 (0) 1335 300900; wildhive.uk