Willersley Castle Hotel, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire
Willersley Castle is a 200 year old Grade II listed building, commissioned by the great industrialist Sir Richard Arkwright. It occupies a magnificent position on the edge of the Peak District, overlooking the River Derwent.
Designed in the Georgian style, Willersley Castle stands in 60 acres of grounds ranging from meadows to limestone crags, on the outskirts of Cromford, just south of the spa town of Matlock Bath.
It makes an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park. With its dramatic gritstone edges and vibrant limestone valleys, Derbyshire is a walkers’ and climbers’ paradise, full of geological gems like the show-caverns at Castleton and the imposing cliffs of Matlock Bath.
The area is steeped in history, from the grandeur of Chatsworth House to the elegance of the spa town of Buxton and the rich industrial heritage of Wirksworth, Cromford, and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
The hotel has 30 bedrooms in the Castle and 14 bedrooms in the Mews block, 100 metres up the drive. In total, the hotel can accommodate up to 86 guests. All the bedrooms at Willersley Castle include tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. There is also a lift in the castle serving both first and second floor bedrooms.
Willersley Castle has a drawing room, coffee lounge and TV lounge, alongside a music room.
Willersley Castle Hotel provides a Full English buffet style breakfast, and a table d'hote evening menu. Meals are served at one sitting and with space for 8 at each table there is plenty of opportunity to mix with the other guests.
We are able to cater for special dietary requirements. Please contact the hotel beforehand to make arrangements.
Our swimming pool is open from 7.30am - 8.30pm. Hotel guests and conference delegates are welcome to use these facilities during their stay. The Swimming Pool is located in the ground behind the castle. There is a viewing area within the pool building as well as a terrace on which to relax and enjoy the views of the derwent valley. Towels are provided for all pool users.
Willersley Castle has 60 acres of grounds providing unparallelled views of the Derwent Valley and beyond. There are woodland and riverside walks, an area for ball games, and a rose garden. The grounds are connected through a private gate to a footpath that leads into Matlock Bath.
Willersley Castle sits at the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, and is intimately linked with the industrial history of the area. The Victorian resort of Matlock Bath is right on the doorstep, while the spectacular Peak District National Park is just 20 minutes away, including Chatsworth House - one of England's national treasures.
Telephone: 01629 582270
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