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Alison House Hotel

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Nestled within 7 acres of peaceful grounds and gardens, just a short walk from Cromford and Matlock Bath, this elegant Georgian-style House offers locally sourced food, free Wi-Fi and parking.Originally built by the Arkwright family and set in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site, this recently renovated 18th Century Country House is the ideal base for those wishing to explore the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. With its tranquil surroundings and relaxing atmosphere, it evokes an elegant charm that is almost impossible to resist. All of the 16 en-suite rooms are tastefully decorated and serviced to the highest of standards. As one would expect from a property of this calibre, all rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from, including Single, Small Double, Classic Double or Twin and Deluxe Room types as well as delightful self-catering cottage located just across the courtyard. Alison House is pet friendly and they accept well-behaved dogs in their Ground Floor rooms at a small charge.Overlooking the gardens, the elegant restaurant has earned a well-deserved reputation amongst locals for the quality of its cuisine. With the emphasis on using fresh locally sourced produce wherever possible, they offer a classic British menu and an extensive wine list.With such wonderful surroundings and great facilities, the Hotel is the ideal venue for special occasions particularly weddings where they have three rooms licensed for the ceremony. The self-contained Garden Suite is also perfect for a variety of business events and is fully equipped to cater to all kinds of meetings, seminars and training courses.The Hotel is situated in the heart of Derbyshire in the village of Cromford just a 7 minute drive from Matlock. They also ample on-site parking for all guests. The city of Derby is just under a 30 minute drive away and offers excellent public transport links. There is also a local train station at Cromford just a 20 minute walk from the Hotel. For those flying in, East Midlands International Airport is a 45 minute drive away.The surrounding Derbyshire countryside is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the country and nowhere is this more evident than the nearby Peak District National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts will certainly be in their element and there are plenty of footpaths and walks in the immediate area, rock-climbing, potholing and caving in the many limestone dales as well as canoeing and sailing on the River Derwent or Carsington Water. Other nearby attractions include the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, a fantastic hill-top park with its own cable car system, the Blue John Cavern in Castleton, a fascinating series of underground caves, and the family-fun of Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park. There are also several stately homes and gardens just a short drive from the Hotel including the magnificent Chatsworth House and the enchanting Haddon Hall.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Grade: 71 out of 100
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We stopped here on the way to Northumberland on a Sunday. Sadly we had hoped to eat in the hotel but they do not serve dinner on Sundays; something it would have been helpful to know in advance. We managed to find dinner nearby so all not lost. Alison House is on the edge of
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Response from alisonhouse, general assistant at Alison House Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your feedback we understand your comments. if you booked through booking.com, it does say at the bottom that the restaurant is only open from 12:00 to 14:00 on Sundays. i'm sorry you felt like this. we will look into getting this updated on our other sites. we also do weddings on site through out the year. its a beautiful place to get married. we hope to see you again. best regards, Holli-Rae
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I stayed there on painting holiday and was pleased with the high quality of the food and accomodation. The breakfasts and evening meals were terrific and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The grounds are beautiful.
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The grounds were promising but the actual hotel felt tired and despite the overwhelming smell of bathroom cleaner that never subsided in the room it just felt somehow grubby. I’m at a loss as to how this place has a 4 star rating in honesty. Location is good though for the local
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This was one of our most pleasant stays we have had in many a year of travel. The room was special, with views over the countryside. The food was also very tasty and served by very pleasant staff. Ample car parking is provided, allowing you a walking access into the town.
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A friend and I decided to have a three day walking holiday in the peak district with our two labradors. We selected Alison hotel based on previous feedback on TripAdvisor. We both felt that value for money was very good, that the welcome was friendly, that it was clean but
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$78 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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