The Peacock at Rowsley

Location Rowsley

Postcode DE4 2EB

Telephone 01629 733 518


Why we love it...

Welcoming sportsman’s country hotel

The Place

Just inside the door of the Peacock at Rowsley is a bowl of water for your dog. This is a sportsman’s hotel, though an aesthete would be just as happy here; the pictures are outstandingly good. The River Wye – the only water in the country where wild rainbow trout breed naturally – is what the sportsmen come for. It is said to be the finest dry fly fishing in the land and the Head River Keeper from Haddon Hall is on hand to help you enjoy it. The Hall (Thornfield in BBC Tv’s Jane Eyre) is a nearby outing for days when the fish won’t bite.
The Peacock, built in the 17th century, was once Haddon’s dower house. Now it has all the comforts and convenience (wi-fi, DVD’s, even Apple TVs) that modern visitors expect. Furnished with a mixture of old pieces and comfortable modern upholstery, there is an aura of antique furniture wax and wood smoke. Your dog will surely be allowed to snooze in front of the fire. In the bedrooms, fresh flowers, mahogony dressing tables and top-notch beds will make you feel at home. Uniformed staff are attentive and friendly – occasionally a little too much so for old-fashioned tastes. A great ledger in the hall records the fishermen’s daily successes and disappointments. Whatever their luck on the river bank, they will not be disappointed in this handsome well-run hotel.

The Essentials

Price Band ££-£££
Rooms 14 bedrooms and one suite, all en suite; all rooms have phone, smart TV, Nespresso coffee machine, garment steamer, hairdryer
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner; room service; tasting menu available Fri - Sat
Facilities bar, conference rooms, private dining and restaurant, fishing, golf nearby
Children not child friendly (unfenced river)
Accessibility non-resident disabled facilities available
Pets Dogs at £30 per night

To Book

Contact Manager Laura Ball
Call 01629 733 518
Fax 01629 732 671

Good To Know

Address Bakewell Road, Rowsley DE4 2EB

The Location

Find this place: beside A6, between Matlock and Bakewell

What's nearby: Haddon Hall, Chatsworth, rivers Wye and Derwent

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