Underleigh House is an award-winning 5-star B&B in the beautiful Peak District National Park. Nestling between Lose Hill and Win Hill, walks that include these are well recommended. Breakfast is legendary, winning both AA and Visit England breakfast awards, and hospitality is genuine, with advice always on offer, if required, on what to see and where to go.
What makes a stay at Underleigh House unique?
Scrupulous attention to detail and unforced hospitality makes a stay at Underleigh House so special. It's the small touches that customers appreciate and keep them coming back time after time. Those ‘small touches' include a delicious breakfast featuring mouth-watering homemade and local products, a drying service for soaking wet clothes in front of the Aga (with a special tray for wet boots so that they're warm as toast next morning) and homemade cake to accompany tea in front of a lovely fire in winter or in the garden in summer. It's no surprise that Underleigh House is such a popular short break choice for walkers who love their creature comforts.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Underleigh House?
The 4 individually-appointed guest rooms and suites – several with stunning views – are named after local hamlets. Three of them have their own private lounge areas, so offer more space in which to relax, although there is also a large, comfy public lounge. All rooms are en-suite, with either a walk-in shower or bath with shower over. Three rooms have 5' wide beds and one has a 6' wide bed (which can be made up as a twin if preferred). Luxury bedding, bathrobes, hair drier, hospitality tray and flat-screen TV are all standard and there is also a 'proper' silent guest fridge to chill wine or beer.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Hope, Hope Valley area?
With its superb location – tucked away at the far end of Hope Village in the peaceful Noe Valley - Underleigh House is perfectly placed for enjoying some of the area's classic walking country, including the Great Ridge (between Lose Hill and Mam Tor), Ladybower and the Derwent Valley, Kinder Scout, Edale's Pennine Way and the Gritstone Edges. For others, the attractions of Chatsworth House, Lyme, Hardwick or Haddon Hall are key places to visit, as well as Castleton (with its caves and Peveril Castle), Bakewell or Buxton.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
As soon as one enters the stone-flagged breakfast room, with its cosy atmosphere, original beams and communal table, there is a sense that this is a place where one can relax and enjoy traditional country hospitality among friends. Locally-sourced bacon, eggs, black pudding and sausages, plus home-baked bread, Derbyshire oatcakes and local milk, are all staples on the breakfast menu at Underleigh. In addition, there is homemade muesli or granola, numerous delicious fruit compôtes, plus not forgetting at least 6 different homemade preserves. Although an evening meal is not available at Underleigh, there are several recommended dining options in the vicinity, two within easy walking distance.