This will be the year of the staycation. The UK and Ireland boasts many wonderful areas to explore and enjoy your summer holidays. If what you are looking for is beautiful countryside and the perfect cosy pub, then look no further than Britain’s oldest National Park, the Peak District. The area has many fascinating walks with immersive nature, stately homes, and historical ruins.
This pub is cosy and quaint, featuring traditional pub food and a variety of local ales. Its accommodation, however, really sets it apart. The interiors are designed by the Duchess of Devonshire and feature individually-designed rooms that showcase a variety of antiques and great bathrooms. It is located at the heart of the Chatsworth Estate and it’s in the perfect place for those who want to step out the front door and go for a walk.
Escape to the country with a stay at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley
You won’t be disappointed with the beautiful rooms and comfy beds
Nestled in the heart of the Peak District, The Lamb Inn is an intimate and historic choice. Its pub and restaurant offer roaring fires and food that will leave you stuffed with satisfaction. Recently refurbished with contemporary bathrooms and decadently-comfortable beds, this is the perfect place to stay for getting lost in the countryside and boasts miles of off-road tracks for cyclists.
Originally opened in 1820, this manor is the perfect place for rest and relaxation. If you want to get away from everything, then a few days in the stunning grounds on offer here will give you exactly that. Afternoon tea on arrival and camomile tea before bed helps to take the edge off.
You really can relax in beautiful surroundings at The Peacock at Rowsley
If you want an authentic, local experience, then you can’t go wrong with The Old Hall Inn. They have a fantastic menu of traditional pub grub, including their famous steak and ale pie. Their food can be served in the pub, the dining rooms, or in the family kitchen and all the ingredients they use are locally sourced. They even keep their own chickens and pigs!