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Alison House Hotel

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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“arkwright suite”(21 reviews)
“wedding venue”(14 reviews)
Free Wifi
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Non-Smoking 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 ...More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Certificate of Excellence
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$73 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Alison Hotel Matlock
United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock > Cromford
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly & helpful staff. Very good location for Cromford Canal & Mill. Easy walk to Masson Mill and pleasant walk (although alongside A6) to Matlock and Abraham Heights. The hotel, restaurant and grounds are really pleasant. Our Labrador was made to feel welcome.

1  Thank Steven G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On September 1st 2018 our son married the love of his life.The reception was held at Alison House.The marquee was magnificent, in the beautiful, peaceful garden. The weather was perfect.We arrived to be greeted with prosecco and cranberry juice, very refreshing on a hot day,...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here 1 night as was travelling from Scarborough to London. We also wanted to visit the Heights of Abraham which was 10 mins drive away. The hotel is a bit inside away from the main road. Thank goodness for sat nav! Check in...More

Thank chotipagli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Lovely gardens to stroll around. Our room was very spacious with a nice big bathroom. Dined in the restaurant and had a lovely meal. Staff very welcoming. Would definitely stay again.

1  Thank mickhania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to stay. Food out of this world such a good choice. Excellent customer service. Nothing was too much trouble. Situated in a little village just outside Matlock. Rooms were bright a d clean, gardens were well kept and lovely and relaxing to sit...More

1  Thank julielindahollywood
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3 August 2018|
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Response from Jayne G | Reviewed this property |
Yes the rooms are a good size. The bedroom in the ground floor cottage would not be ideal to take a wheelchair, if you use one that is
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"All the rooms are perfect, large and so peaceful"
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"Doggy friendly rooms available and meals served in the bar area."
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"there are dog friendly rooms available, but not in the actual hotel"
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"There are doggy friendly rooms and the hotel is extremely doggy friendly 🐶"
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