Charming and elegant, The Peacock at Rowsley is a stylish boutique hotel and celebrated gastronomic destination, where guests can expect first-class service, comfortable bedrooms and superb food. Built in 1652 as the dower house for Haddon Hall, it has been a hotel since 1820. Today, it showcases the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary design, with a sense of the family history of the hotel’s owner, Lord Edward Manners, including delightful sketches of the great and the good of the day by Lord Edward’s great grandmother. It has 15 distinctively decorated bedrooms with gleaming marble bathrooms, a fine-dining restaurant and splendidly atmospheric bar. Food is at its core, with head chef Dan Smith passionately creating new menus each season, based on the most seasonal and local ingredients. His spectacular nine-course tasting menu is guaranteed to excite. An ideal base for exploring the Peak District, it also has some of the country’s most extensive dry fly wild trout fishing on the doorstep.
Doubles from £205
+44 (0)1629 733518; thepeacockatrowsley.com
The Peacock at Rowsley is an idyllic base for exploring everything the Peak District has to offer, including discounted tours for hotel guests to Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House, walks (which the hotel staff can recommend), cycling routes, trips to Bakewell, golf and some of the finest fly fishing in the UK on the Derbyshire Wye and River Derwent.
Head Chef Dan Smith creates a new menu each season, including a relaxed bar menu, a lighter lunch menu, a la carte menu and a spectacular 9-course tasting menu, guaranteed to suit most tastes and moods.
A fishing day ticket. The hotel is the hub for the Haddon Estate fisheries, offering some of the most extensive dry fly fishing for wild trout in the country. The Derbyshire Wye is famous for being the only river in the United Kingdom with wild rainbow trout, which fisherman from all over the world come to fish.
CLAIM TO FAME
Originally called Rowsley Manor, the Peacock was built for the steward of Haddon Hall. With Haddon a popular destination for filming, The Peacock has hosted the likes of Keira Knightley and Dame Judi Dench.
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