3 (all year)
Mermaid Inn has a long history of hospitality, having previously welcomed guests as a popular pub. There is nowhere better to host a large get-together with your extended family, friends or colleagues than this large self-contained holiday accommodation in the Peak District National Park, which sleeps up to 34 people in 13 beautiful ensuite bedrooms. The elevated location is close to Buxton and Leek, affording fantastic views of the surrounding hills and countryside.
The Peak District is a holiday location for all seasons. The area around Mermaid Inn is ideal for walking and bike rides, with guests having access to an extensive network of footpaths, including one leading to nearby Mermaid Pool or a longer walk along Morridge. The Roaches are only a fifteen-minute drive from the property, while the Peak Districts many country houses and gardens, including those at Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, offer gentle alternatives to those who enjoy a view but don't have the time or the legs for fell walking.
Although Mermaid Inn feels wonderfully remote, it is only 10-minutes from the market town of Leek and just 20-minutes from the magnificent Georgian buildings of Buxton. There is a wealth of places to shop, eat and drink. There are four major supermarkets from which to choose (Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Asda and Tesco) all of which deliver to the house to make your holiday even easier to plan. Bakewell is half an hour's drive away, providing even more choice of independent shops, restaurants, and a weekly market with more than 150 stalls.
Local Peak District attractions include Tittesworth Reservoir and visitors' centre, Blaze Farm, Alton Towers, and the Churnet Valley Railway. Mermaid Inn is a favourite with hen and stag parties and the owner can provide details of companies who can arrange guided walks and mountain bike rides, clay pigeon shooting, ballooning, fishing and a host of other outdoor activities as well as in-house spa days, cooking or cocktail making sessions, even murder mystery weekends and casino nights.
Whether you are hosting a significant birthday party, a family celebration or an annual holiday or business retreat, the high standard of accommodation and fantastic location of Mermaid Inn will ensure everyone in your party feels welcome and comfortable.
Peter McMahon joined Independent Cottages in October 2019
The oldest part of Mermaid Inn dates from 1651 and the former pub has lots of Grade II listed period features like thick stone walls and exposed beams. Accommodation is split over two levels.
Outside: Mermaid Inn has a massive 30 x 10 metre garden with lots of space to play games or lie about and relax. There are picnic tables and a barbecue so guests can eat outside in the summer and make the most of the fantastic views, and there is parking for 20 cars.
Additional Information: Short breaks are available all year round. All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are provided. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement (a charge of £30 per dog for the duration of the stay is charged). Smoking and vaping are not permitted.
Please contact the owner via email preferably at any time (emails will be responded to quickly) or via phone (during office hours only).
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