Historic hotel with a contemporary feel in the Peak District
Situated in the north of Derbyshire, and just eight miles from the steel city of Sheffield, the George Hotel Hathersage is an ideal setting for those looking to enjoy a dose of peace and quiet.
Falling under the shadow of the Peak District hills, the hotel offers a fine location for hill-walkers, mountain-bikers, and anybody else with a keen sense for the outdoors.
The 3-star propertys 22 guestrooms are all equipped with private en-suite bathrooms as well as TV, tea and coffee making facilities, duvets, and fluffy towels. Superior rooms tend to be larger and also include a DVD player and private bar. Several of the rooms also include four poster beds. Wireless internet is accessible throughout the hotel free of charge.
The hotels restaurant features a menu of classic British dishes served in a candlelit environment. The restaurant has received AA Rosettes for its fine cuisine. Unsurprisingly, locals as well as guests are drawn to the fine establishment so its advised to book early.
Businesspeople looking for a venue for their next corporate event may like to consider the hotels meeting and conference rooms. With easy accessibility to the Midlands and Yorkshire, the establishment is just far enough away from hectic civilization to ensure that any business can be conducted without interruption.
The village in which the George Hotel Hathersage is situated may be small but it offers its own share of attractions and points of interest. St. Michaels Church and North Lee Hall are old buildings that stand out from the village itself. It is widely recognised that these buildings, and the settlement itself, inspired Charlotte Bronts Jane Eyre. Bront visited Hathersage in 1845.
Within the churchyard of St. Michaels is a stone marker meant to represent the burial place of Little John, a legendary outlaw who formed part of Robin Hoods gang. There are in fact a number of nods to Robin Hood in the region, including the Robin Hoods Cross (Abney Moor), Robin Hoods Stoop (Offerton Moor), and Robin Hoods Cave (Stanage Edge). Whether the legend is true or not, these locations make for an interesting visit.
Of course, the hotels location in the Peak District makes it a popular stopping point for those in touch with nature. Hathersage is frequently visited by hikers and campers, particularly those starting their journey in nearby Sheffield. The hills and river valleys make for a fine backdrop, whilst many mountain-climbers choose to try-out their skills on Stanage Edge. Regular tours of the region are offered for those that feel they may end up lost in the middle of nowhere.
Back in the village, an open air swimming pool provides entertainment for those not quite as adventurous, or those too young to venture out into the moorlands. The accompanying caf is a perfect venue for those looking to sip on some fresh Yorkshire tea.
Those that are staying at the George Hotel Hathersage that feel theyve had just about enough of the great outdoors can hop on the train at Hathersage railway station and head to either Manchester or Sheffield where the delights of the city are plentiful.