Standing proudly amid 44 acres at the gateway to the Peak National Park, Callow Hall was built in the mid 19th century as the residence of John Goodwin Johnson. Over the following hundred and fifty years it changed hands two further times before its final acquisition by the Spencer family, master bakers of Ashbourne since 1742.
Now transformed into an acclaimed hotel, great care has been taken to retain the Victorian splendour of the house. High ornate ceilings are enhanced by fine antiques and fireplaces, with magnificent views over the estate and more distant landscape through mullioned and transomed windows. The 16 spacious en suite guests rooms are equally charming, each individually and sympathetically decorated and appointed to the highest standard. Callow Hall is justly proud of the cuisine prepared for its gracious dining room, making imaginative use of local game and fresh produce and with a particular emphasis on the traditional skills of the proprietor's family. A further dining room is also available for private functions and banquets.
Within easy reach of such stately homes as Chatsworth, Hardwick, Haddon, and Calke, the area abounds with unfrequented paths through the unspoilt country and running springs of the Peak and Dovedale. Trout and grayling may be fished by guests from a mile stretch of the Bentley Brook which traverses the hotel's grounds.
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Mappleton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AA
Location: off the A515 two miles north of Ashbourne
Tel: +44 (0)1335 343403
Fax: +44 (0)1335 300512