Originally a manor house, the Peacock at Rowsley is a boutique hotel that is located in the heart of Derbyshire. Situated close to the market town of Bakewell and a stone’s throw from the must see Chatsworth House.

The hotel is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful Peak District.


Rooms: Fifteen including seven superior doubles and two special rooms.

Location: Matlock, Peak District.

local experiences

Divine dining

In the restaurant, chef Dan Smith turns locally sourced ingredients into fine‑dining feasts with an adventurous Mediterranean undercurrent; pigeon with spinach, puy lentils and a Madeira jus, for example; or fruit minestrone with orange and saffron tagliatelle. There’s a simpler bill of fare in the bar, where you can also order from the restaurant menu if you can’t drag yourself away from the fireside.

Room service
The bar menu is available during kitchen hours, but sandwiches can be rustled up in the afternoon

Sip & Savour

The invitingly olde-worlde bar has bare stone walls, a huge hearth and a weighty, copper-topped counter. You can also order from the restaurant menu here. Staff will keep the beer, wine, cocktails or champagne flowing as long as guests stay up.

walking routes

Here are a few hand picked circular walks directly from the Peacock’s front door taking in some of the best Derbyshire countryside.

Stanton Moor: A 10k circular walk from the Peacock hotel, which offers amazing views from all directions. 

Manners Wood: This route takes you from the Peacock through Rowsley village to the top of Coombs Valley with views towards Bakewell to the north and Matlock to the south. 



Fishermen come from all over the world to experience the finest and most extensive dry fly fishing for the wild trout at The Peacock. 

The Derbyshire Wye is famous for being the only river in the United Kingdom with wild rainbow trout as well as wild brown trout.

There are Four rivers that run through the Haddon Estate with over 15 miles of fishing to choose from.


standard double

These rooms have either double, and a shower only or bath and shower in the ensuite. Some have a fireplace or view of the garden.

Single rooms are available. 

superior double

These rooms vary in size and layout, but all have super king-size beds and an ensuite with a bath tub and handheld shower (one room has a walk-in shower only). Some have a view of the garden and a fireplace.


These rooms live up to their name, and come with antiques, leaded windows, fireplaces and an ensuite bathroom with a bath and shower. One has a view of the garden. 

These rooms have either a four-poster bed or a queen-size bed and a separate lounge area; request your preferred room type when booking. And, this room can be converted into a family room with three extra beds; call our Smith travel specialists direct to request this.


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