Need to know
Five rooms, including two suites.
11am. Check-in: 2pm.
Double rooms from $143.84 (£113), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast with pastries, locally made yoghurt, fruit and granola; a cooked breakfast costs extra.
Designed by renowned architect Robert Adam, the hotel was originally built as a visitors’ inn to accompany the magnificent Kedleston Hall, the Curzon family’s crumbling seat. While it was later converted into a farmhouse, it’s been a hotel since 1967. The design is typical of Adam’s style: lines as clean as a gent’s collar, sash windows and Georgian stateliness.
At the hotel
Free WiFi and on-site parking. In rooms: tea- and coffee-making kit with Kedleston’s own-blend beans, Plum & Ashby bath products and a voucher for a free Kedleston House gin and tonic.
Our favourite rooms
If you’re going all out to romance your other half, book the Kedleston suite; it’s ripped straight from the pages of a blustery British romance novel, with its four-poster bed, velvet chaise-longue and views of rolling countryside. Curl up on its window seats and while away the morning with a cup of tea and the papers. Alternatively, settle yourself into the Curzon room, where cushions printed with gambolling dogs are scattered on the the ornately carved, wooden king-size bed.
Sturdy boots and a Barbour are essential for daytime walks; in the evening, Mr Smith should don a blazer and Mrs Smith will want a less country-casual ensemble.
Some of the hotel’s common areas are accessible for guests with mobility issues, but rooms are not.
Well-behaved pups can stay (one a room) in the Scarsdale and Kedleston Suites for £10 a night. They're allowed in the grounds and bar, but not the restaurant. Please note a card swipe is taken on check-in, in the event of any doggy-related damages. See more pet-friendly hotels in Derbyshire.
Kedleston welcomes children, but there’s not much here to keep them busy – the hotel’s best suited to grown-up Smiths. Extra beds and baby cots can be added to certain rooms and suites, on request.