Situated in the heart of the Peak District, The Old Station House is one of the closest B&Bs to Chatsworth House – and probably the most reasonably priced.
The Old Station House Bed and Breakfast is located in the charming village of Rowsley near Bakewell in Derbyshire in the south eastern corner of the Peak District National Park. Our beautiful house was designed in 1850 by Joseph Paxton, the year before he built the famous Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition in London.
Our bed & breakfast has three en-suite guest bedrooms and plenty of off-road parking, the house is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. We have two double rooms and one twin which has extra long (6' 6") beds that can be converted into a superking for multiple night stays. All three rooms at the B&B have a full en suite shower room, TV/DVD player and Wi-Fi internet access as well as coffee and tea making facilities. There is also a hairdryer and radio alarm clock in each room for guests' convenience as well as an information pack which contains details on the local attractions, restaurants and popular walks.
At the bed and breakfast we also have an extensive collection of complimentary DVDs available for our guests to borrow during their stay.
Rowsley is part of the Haddon Estate owned by the Duke of Rutland. The village lies at the junction of the rivers Wye and Derwent along the A6 between Matlock and Bakewell. The oldest part of the village dates from the seventeenth century and includes the former dower house for Haddon Hall, built in 1652 and now the Peacock Hotel. Rowsley is home to Caudwell's Mill, a Grade II listed historic flour mill which is powered by water from the river Wye. A mill has stood here for over 400 years and the present building is now a museum. The site also has a shop selling freshly milled flour, the Country Parlour Cafe and a craft centre with workshops including glass blowing and a blacksmiths. Peak Village, a factory outlet shopping centre, is also in Rowsley. As well as various shops, Peak Village also has a restaurant and the Toys of Yesteryear exhibition. There are also two art galleries in the village; Gallery Top opposite The Old Station House and Derwent Wye Fine Art next to Caudwell's Mill.
Rowsley's pub, the Grouse and Claret, is just down the road from The Old Station House and has an extensive menu. The East Lodge Country House Hotel, a popular wedding venue, is around the corner from the house and its award winning restaurant is open to non residents. Just outside the village is Rowsley South station, home to the Peak Railway Society which runs steam heritage passenger trains between Matlock Riverside and Rowsley South.
For more information please visit our website.
Rates: From £65 - £90 per room per night based on 2 people sharing.
Children are welcome by arrangement.
Sorry, no pets.
Off street parking.