Walnut House stands alone just behind the Duncombe Arms and has views of Dove Valley and the Derbyshire Hills in the distance. Find homemade biscuits, tea and coffee in your room, plus comfy armchairs, magazines to flick through and original artworks on the walls.
Huge breakfasts in the pub feature top quality ingredients sourced from local farms – lunch and dinner are a treat too. Sip a pint of Duncombe Ale, specially brewed for the pub, or try one of the 40 craft gins; you can play dominoes in front of the fire, chat to the friendly locals (this place gets busy in summer) or sit out on the garden in fine weather.
A range of activities and spectacular scenery in the Peak District National Park are within half an hour’s drive, as are water sports on Carsington Water. English Heritage houses such as Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall are within an hour’s drive.