Charles Cotton Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The Charles Cotton Hotel is ideal for exploring the Peak District National Park's walking trails and fishing spots
  • Arbor Low Neolithic stone circle is 10 minutes' drive away, and Dovedale National Nature Reserve is a 20-minute drive
  • Chatsworth House is 25 minutes' drive from the hotel and Alton Towers theme park is a 35-minute drive

Enjoyed This
(52 Member Ratings)
"The staff and the evening meal"
Ian Murray
Sep 15, 2018
Grimsby, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is less than 25 minutes' drive from Buxton railway station. Junction 28 of the M1 is a 40-minute drive, and junction 15 of the M6 is a 50-minute drive away. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The Charles Cotton Hotel is in the village of Hartington, which is renowned for its blue cheeses and its links with poet and writer Charles Cotton, after whom the hotel is name. The hotel sits in the lush valley of the River Dove in Derbyshire and is 25 minutes' drive from Chatsworth House.

Arbor Low, a 4000-year-old Neolithic stone circle in the East Midlands, is 10 minutes' drive away, and Dovedale National Nature Reserve's famous stepping stones are a 20-minute drive.

The hotel is 20 minutes' drive from the spa town of Buxton -- "a confection of Georgian terraces, Victorian amusements and parks" (Lonely Planet). Poole's Cavern, a 2-million-year-old natural limestone cave, is also 20 minutes' drive away.

Alton Towers theme park is 35 minutes' drive away.

There are three cycling and hiking routes that pass within 10 minutes' drive of the hotel -- the 13-mile Tissington Trail, the 17-mile High Peak Trail and the 8-mile Manifold Way Cycle Trail.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and uses local produce. There is also a bar.

The rooms have free Wi-Fi. Some rooms are dog-friendly and include exposed wooden beams.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: Pets are allowed in Pet Friendly rooms only.  Corresponding charges already included in the total amount.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(52 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mexicanchillies Private Limited (T/a Charles Cotton Hotel) over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.5 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff and the evening meal
Other Comments
Ian Murray Sep 15, 2018 Grimsby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff and food fantastic. In fact too much food!
john Sep 14, 2018 Winchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good location
Other Comments
Nice hotel, but a little tired decor etc. Rooms clean but accessed by several steep stair flights not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. Food in the restaurant very good ( the rack of lamb exceptional) breakfast not much on offer aside from cooked breakfast just 3/4 cereals ( croissants on the menu but apparently not on offer?) .
Anthony Sep 14, 2018 Frimley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff who were excellent
Other Comments
Staff are very pleasant and helpful. Rooms a little tired but more than made up for by the location.
Andy Sep 12, 2018 Retford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were friendly, the bed very comfortable and the room well appointed, despite its other failings. The main building is attractive and the location excellent.
Other Comments
The break was advertised at £99 but that turned out to be without VAT. Although dogless we were accommodated in a dog friendly room without being told that it was therefore uncarpeted and in an annexe. It was so gloomy that we needed the lights on all the time. There was an electric heater to combat the fact that it was also cold, but the main heating was off, which included the towel rail. One of the bedside lamps didn't work and the TV remote had lost its battery cover and the batteries were flat. They were advertising their steak night on our first evening so we had that, only to find that the steaks were tough and gristly. On the second night we had an excellent meal in the hotel across the road and returned about 9:30 to find the Charles Cotton in complete darkness, all the outer doors locked and no staff left on the premises. Had I not forgotten to hand in the key to our annexe room as we went out we would have been locked out, as some of our fellow guests in the main building were.
Joan Sep 11, 2018 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly staff and good food
Caron Sep 10, 2018 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The bar and restaurant were very nice. Food very good.
Other Comments
Rooms a little dated
Janice Sep 10, 2018 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice staff,great beer and lovely food.Great location for walking
Other Comments
Did not appear to have Travelzoo booking but everything was taken in its stride and easily sorted out
Raymond Sep 09, 2018 Ossett, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location a
Pete Sep 07, 2018 Bradford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
John Sep 03, 2018 Craven Arms, United Kingdom

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