I found this delightful Inn by looking at places to stay on the Chatsworth Estate; the Peacock at Rowsley is not on the Chatsworth Estate but it came up and had fly fishing, which is what I was after too, so it seemed perfect - I was not wrong! This is a real gem and we had a fabulous stay.
Firstly, staff at reception were so helpful and polite; we were upgraded - it was a Sunday night and the suite was gorgeous - huge bed, lovely sitting room and acres of bathroom with an amazing jet shower! Antique furniture and pretty soft furnishings.
We went out fishing straight away and fished all afternoon; I caught a grayling but more than that the scenery was beautiful. I had been in touch with the very helpful keeper before we arrived so had the right flies too. You can walk to several beats by foot or travel up river by car to more; Inn provides maps and a useful hints and tips pamphlet. You can hire the services of a ghillie if required.
Then back to copious amounts of hot water and a delicious dinner by the fire. A very comfortable night’s sleep in the enormous bed and a wonderful breakfast in the lovely dining room. Sadly, we then had a leave!
5 golden stars - it was perfect and full of character! Thank you the Peacock at Rowsley!More
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