Located in a central but quiet location with a friendly and helpful atmosphere. Very close to the local train station and bus stops. We offer double, twin and family rooms, most with en-suite shower and loo, all with adjustable central heating, television, DVD/CD player, kettle, hairdryer, fan heater, tissues, cotton buds, sweets, shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser and a hospitallity tray with a complimentary bottle of buxton water, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Fruit teas and de-caff coffee are also available on the landing.
Bedroom 1: A large luxury room, Fireplace, king size bed, sofa-bed, two bedside tables and an en-suite shower room.
Bedroom 2: Twin iron beds, writing table and chair, wardrobe with drawers, bedside tables, coffee table and two chairs. En-suite identical to that in room one.
Public rooms: Our residents' lounge and dining room are two rooms joined by an arch. The lounge has comfy seating and a TV. The dining room is the ideal place to eat your take-away, crockery and glasses are provided.
Outside: All the rooms have some view of the hills and there is a patio/terrace on the first floor that also offers a view of the hills and place to sit out in fine weather. This is also available to smokers.
Free Wi-Fi, secure storage for motorbikes and bicycles.
Bedroom 3: Wash basin and double bed, writing table and chair, wardrobe, bedside tables, coffee table, an armchair and an occasional chair as in room 2.
Bedroom 4: A double room with a bay window, two chairs, writing table and chair, wardrobe with drawers, bedside tables, coffee table. The en-suite is similar to that in rooms 1 & 2 but slightly larger.
Bedroom 5: A double room with two windows, a wash basin, two chairs, chest of drawers, coffee table. Although the bed is against the wall this is a very charming room.
Bathrooms: Our main bath and loo are both original Victorian items dating from the 1890's. The WC has blue patterning inside with a high level wooden cistern. The bath is cast iron without the usual roll top edge and is luxuriously large. The wooden surround of the bath is ideal for sitting candles on (Candles are supplied) and then enjoy a perfect candle lit soak!
Your room will be available from 5pm on your first day and we ask you to vacate it by 11am on your last day. If you wish to arrive earlier or depart later please let us know.
We have original pine doors, lots of pictures on the walls, sundry period features, some slightly sloping floors, a few distinctly out of skew door frames and we like to think that the decorations are reasonably tasteful.
Breakfast is included, it is normally available from 7:00 to 8:30 during the week and from 8:30 to 9:30 at weekends and bank holidays.
Help yourself to cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruit and fruit juice. A cooked main course of sausages, bacon, beans, grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms and fried egg. Fill up with toast and marmalade, jam, honey etc. As much tea and coffee as you wish.
If this is inconvenient a simpler breakfast may be available earlier or later than this. Please let us know of any vegetarian requirements.
As the dining room is available all evening for you to eat your own food we will be very grateful if you do not eat take-away in your room. Plates and cutlery are available.
Bathroom & Loo
Our main bath and loo are both original Victorian items dating from the 1890's. The WC has blue patterning inside with a high level wooden cistern.
Important notes about the bath
For some time now the normal finish for a cast iron bath has been vitreous enamel which is basically just melted glass and is consequently very tough. However our bath was made before this was common and so it would just have been painted with gloss paint which would have needed renewing every year or so.
We have had the bath restored but vitreous enamelling would have required heating it to 900°C and throwing glass powder at it and, as the bath had never had this done in the first place, it was quite likely that it may have cracked it. So instead we settled for having it stove enamelled. Stove enamelling is basically paint but dried very hard in an oven. It is a fairly tough finish but nothing like as tough as vitreous enamelling and it can be damaged by some oils and solvents.
So we ask please just stick to soap and water and the products that we provide. Do not use your own bath oil or other preparations in the bath and if you are using anything other than shampoo provided on your hair please use the bathroom basin and not the bath. Apart from the fact that bath oils may attack the bath, these products make it very slippery and by using them you may cause yourself or someone else to slip and injure themselves.