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“An English Hideaway"”

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Wind in the Willows Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Glossop
Certificate of Excellence
Letchworth, United Kingdom
1 review
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“An English Hideaway"”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Whenever I am travelling in north west England I try to plan my journey so I can stay at the Window in the Willows hotel, which I consider the perfect "English Hideaway". The hotel is kept to a very high standard. I have a stayed in a number of different bedrooms and they are all extremely well decorated. Normally I have had dinner which is freshly cooked by the owne using local produce, in particular the lamb. Located in an extremely picturesque part of Derbyshire, close to Manchester, this is an ideal location for business and pleasure.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Clean, well organised, freshly cooked breakfast (although a little small) and a comfortable room. In some senses what more could one ask? Nothing really, but its a Victorian-style House, not luxurious so much as comfortable, and in places seemed rather a sombre place. In a competitive environment I felt it was not as good value as several others where I stay on frequent trips to the area.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

I went here with my bride to be for a valentine's weekend away, no problem with the booking £70 bed and breakfast. I recieved an e-mail from the manager with the menu attached asking if we would like to reserve a table for the evening, which was a nice touch, the menu looked well but didn't look worth the £32 per person which they were asking.
We turned up on the day to a lovely early victorian mansion house set just outside Glossop near the golf course and in beautiful scenic area. We recieved a warm greeting from the manager who offered us tea and biscuits in the drawing room and took us to our room which was 'Wind in the Willows' themed, we were staying the 'Ratty' room, again a nice touch. Don't let the room name fool you, there was not a rat in sight, the bed was comfortable, everywhere was clean, tea/coffee, toiletries, all the extras that you would expect and a good nights sleep was had by all. We ventured down for breakfast in the morning, all of which is cooked to order and was very pleasant; few minor gripes, the breakfast crockery looked like something out of 'keeping up appearances' and was so small that the weetabix wouldn't lay flat in the bowl and I got my finger stuck in the tea cup, however, it was inkeeping with the size of the breakfast, a single rasher of bacon, a junior sausage, one cherry tomato, a few mushrooms, a bit of black pudding and a distinct lack of beans, I don't know whether the beans will be forwarded to me in the post or what?!; tasty but tiny, you'll be eating again within the hour!
Overall, a lovely place, lovely setting and some nice touches (especially if you want a weekend pretending you're an extra from Downton Abbey) but be aware that this is a victorian building and so the decor and furnishings are all in keeping with the period, the rooms have antique furniture and beds and the atmosphere can be a little stagnant.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Although this was a solo business trip, and I chose the hotel for convenience, I would certainly recommend it as a 'destination' hotel. Lovely warm welcome, old style bedroom extremely well appointed, lovely and warm (on a cold January) and very convenient for Glossop where you can find a particularly good Indian Restaurant (recommended by the hotel owner). Breakfast was just as it should be - cooked to order with quality ingredients and totally unhurried. Would love to take my wife there another time.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Derbyshire,England
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

We have enjoyed dining here before and again we were not disappointed. Not the cheapest place to eat but just right for that special occasion. The hotel/restaurant is very tastefully furnished and our meal was excellent. As local residents we have not stayed here so can't really comment on the hotel side.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had booked into the Wind in the Willows in order to visit family in the area. We had gone out for dinner and found the hotel cold and dark on our return around 10pm. Unfortunately there was no warm welcome, or lovely fire burning, the only option was to go to bed. The next day we were leaving after breakfast. It was disappointing with microwaved porridge and passable service. We were charged £145 and £115 respectively for the 2 rooms which basically consisted of a bed for the night. It is very sad as we visit the area on a regular basis and were looking for the warm welcome and high service the hotel promised. We will not be returning.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

The hotel is in a beautiful old country house that is very well decorated and furnished in period character. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Perfect for exploring Glossop and the snake pass area. It's a little far from town (about 1.6 miles) but that made it very quiet and peaceful.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wind in the Willows Country House Hotel
Address: Derbyshire Level | off Sheffield Road, Glossop SK13 7PT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Glossop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Glossop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Wind in the Willows Country House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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