High in the rolling hills of Derbyshire, Peak Hall comes with walled garden, leaded-mullion windows, flagstone floors and baronial bearing that are pure 16th century. But the hot tub and cinema conversion speak only of 21st century comforts warmed by the crackling of open fires and the buzz of chat and laughter.
Round up another 18 of your closest chums and take over the hall, break out the billiards, book yourself a blockbuster in the cinema room, crack open the champers and throw another log on the fire.
Get away from it all, or get together. Peak Hall is party time or privacy central. It’s your call.
Two-and-a-half acres of wooded grounds stolen from the Derbyshire Dales are disturbed only by the wings of the finch and the breeze through the trees.
There are secluded spots to find, trails to follow, wooden benches for contemplation, and spaces to make merry with many. The lawns are lush, the foliage abundant and the sense of peace infectious.
There’s a private walled garden but, in this oasis of calm in the shadow of Riber Castle, your mind will soar free from Earthbound restrictions.
Dine out on the heated, furnished terrace, soak up the atmosphere in the hot tub, crack open a bottle or two. This is what good living looks like.
The hall sleeps 18. But it’s mix and match all the way.
Call up a classic in the cinema cellar conversion. Leave the world behind for the hush of the library. Pour a stiff one and cue up some billiards.
The conservatory and kitchen/diner come with woodburner. Feed yourselves, then feed them with logs while you regale each other with tall tales over long drinks.
The kitchen/diner is where the heart is and it’s where you’ll gather with your nearest and dearest to feed the crackling fires and the hungry bellies. Even reluctant cooks will rustle up a repast.
Alternatively, summon our chef for something special and retire gracefully for a G&T in the garden. We’ll even pop the corks and clear up the crockery. Or just dig in to one of our great drop-off meals. Be catered for and Peak Hall becomes a hotel with its own very special guests.
Primed for a party, the house sleeps 18 in six bedrooms. On the ground floor you’ll find the first of the zip-and-link beds, a Double/Twin. On the first floor you’ll find a further two Double/Twin rooms,
each with the option of an additional two day beds.
Finally, on the second floor, you’ll find three more Double/Twin rooms, one with the option of an additional two day beds.
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