Hotel Review: The Peacock At Rowsley, Peak District


Camille Allcroft indulges with a stay during this flattering Peak District hideaway

Nestled divided in a sensuous panorama of a Peak District National Park, you’ll find The Peacock during Rowsley – a oppulance boutique hotel and grill that was creatively a estate residence belonging to a Haddon Hall Estate, where owners Lord and Lady Manners still reside.

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The ancestral Grade II listed building has an insinuate feel, with 15 away designed bedrooms and one apartment that all mix contemporary touches with a strange facilities of a property. Our atmospheric room had a lush feel interjection to antique furniture, oil paintings and plush fabrics alongside courteous touches such as tea and coffee and Miller Harris bath products.


After settling in, we headed downstairs for cooking in a superb dining room, underneath a sharp gawk of a mural of a barbarous Duchess Georgiana of Devonshire. The Peacock binds 3 AA Rosettes and it is figure out a repute for excellent dining; no warn deliberation that Head Chef Dan Smith was lerned by Tom Aikens and a anniversary menus are done with internal furnish where possible, including organic beef reared on a Haddon Estate.


 A light pumpkin velouté with hazelnuts, toasted seeds and aged Comté was a worldly starter, while a categorical march of cauliflower cheese ravioli with potato mixture and almond beurre noisette showcased accurate flavours. An indulgent Casa Luker chocolate marquise with butternut squish ice cream, passion fruit and truffle demonstrated considerable imagination and a punch of worldly truffle complemented a abounding chocolate creation this an artistic dessert.


Tasting menus are accessible on Friday and Saturday evenings and there is a cosy bar area that serves a some-more spontaneous menu, that is also a ideal mark for an after cooking cocktail. Post-feast, we returned to a room to find slippers, packet tea and a continue foresee accessible us, displaying a courtesy to fact that sets this hotel apart.

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The subsequent morning, we enjoyed a resting breakfast before environment off to try a area; this is a ideal bottom from that to learn a desirable city of Bakewell, while Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy strech too.

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Guests penetrating to suffer outside pursuits can select from many scenic nation walks in a area and fly fishing passes are accessible for a River Derwent and a River Wye, that boasts a usually race of furious rainbow fish in a UK.

The verdict
The Peacock is a ideal choice for a relaxing shun in stylish vicinity that mix boutique hotel excellence with welcoming charm, while a model excellent dining is another reason to try here for an autumn break.

Make it happen
Where to find it: The Peacock during Rowsley, Derbyshire DE4 2EB
Cost: Bed and breakfast from £205, formed on a double room. A la grant cooking bed and breakfast from £285 Sunday to Thursday and from £350 Friday and Saturday, formed on a double room. Click here to book.

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