B&B Accommodation in the Peak District, near Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall

Rowsley Village

Rowsley lies between Matlock and Bakewell where the rivers Wye and Derwent meet and is the eastern gateway to the Peak District National Park, with the park’s boundary running straight through the middle of the village. 

The oldest part of Rowsley dates from the seventeenth century and many of the houses still belong to the Haddon Estate, including the former dower house for Haddon Hall, built in 1652 and now the Peacock Hotel.

Peak Village

Also in Rowsley is Peak Village, a shopping complex which has recently been taken over by the Chatsworth Estate and now boasts Chatsworth Kitchen, a lovely daytime and weekend evening restaurant and shop as well as a number of other great retail outlets.

Monsal Trail

There is an off-road cycle path from Rowsley to Matlock with a planned extension to link up with the nearby Monsal Trail and we have secure cycle storage at the Old Station House if you want to bring your bicycles.

Wine and dine

Rowsley’s pub, The Grouse and Claret, is just down the road from The Old Station House and has an extensive menu. East Lodge Events, a popular wedding venue, is just across the road. The Peacock at Rowsley has both a restaurant and bar serving food, both open to non-residents.

Peak Rail

Just outside the village is Rowsley South station, home to Peak Rail which runs steam heritage passenger trains to Matlock Riverside most weekends during the year as well as some weekdays in the summer. 

The walk along the river Derwent to Rowsley South is just 3/4 of a mile and the wildflowers in the spring are spectacular.

Rowsley Well Dressing

Rowsley’s Well Dressing is usually at the very end of June and beginning of July. 

Well Dressings are a unique Derbyshire tradition, dating back to the Middle Ages.  Most of our villages celebrate this event at some point over the spring and summer.