Need to know
15, including seven superior doubles and two special rooms.
11am, but if the hotel is quiet they can be flexible (subject to availability). Earliest check‑in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $156.85 (£125), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast (cooked items are available too). A minimum two-night stay is required at weekends.
Guests receive discounted entry to nearby stately homes Chatsworth House (10 per cent off) and Haddon Hall (50 per cent off).
Only the restaurant is open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
At the hotel
DVD/CD library, free WiFi, massage by arrangement, access to a nearby gym and golf club, fly‑fishing, discounted entry to Chatsworth House (10 per cent off) and Haddon Hall (50 per cent off). In rooms, flatscreen TV, Apple TV, DVD/CD player, open fireplace, Miller Harris bath products. Four rooms have minibars.
Our favourite rooms
Room 1 and Room 7 (both Superior Double Rooms) are cosy and overlook the garden; Rooms 12 and 15 (also Superior Double Rooms) are the quietest, at the back of the hotel, and have king-size beds. Special Room 5 is the most romantic, with a wooden four‑poster, but Special Room 3 has a beautiful antique bed that was originally from Belvoir Castle. Superior Double Room 6 is a big, light double with a super king-size bed.
Wellies, bait and fishing net. Boxset of Pride and Prejudice – this is where the cast stayed during filming.
Dogs are welcome, for £10 a night.
Over-11s only at weekends, and an unfenced river means the garden is not child‑friendly. On weekdays, cots (£5) and extra beds (£40) can be provided, and chef will oblige with small portions or dishes ‘with chips’.