I am always taken back by the gorgeous countryside we have in the UK. There are so many hidden spot. Recently we had a one night Peak District Getaway.
Set amongst beautiful hills, the Peak District is perfect for all types of adventures. For car enthusiasts, in the day time expect to spot some amazing cars whizzing past. For nature lovers, keep your eyes open for owls and more. Finally walkers, runners and cyclists, this is place for you.
It took an hour and a half by car from Leicester, so not far at all. Before we got to our accommodation, we stopped to explore Bakewell. It is the biggest town in the Peak District.
When I first heard of the market village I instantly thought Bakewell Tart. Bakewell is actually famous for the Bakewell Pudding which is totally different to the tart. It was first made by accident in around 1860 at a local inn in Bakewell.
You can visit the shop where the business of the Bakewell Pudding started many years ago by Mrs Wilson. It is now known as The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop. The restaurant at the shop is cute and has that traditional feel to it. The pudding is not to be mistaken for the tart which apparently came after.
In the name of research we tried both the Bakewell Pudding and Bakewell Tart and both preferred the pudding. It’s a warm pastry filled with jam and served with custard. You can have it with cream if you want.
There are several places to enjoy both these Bakewell delights. Other things to expect while in Bakewell include independent shops along the cute courtyards, beautiful walks along River Wye and just general people watching while taking in the beautiful stone building architectures.
Despite there being several parking spots in Bakewell, it is very busy and cannot be as straightforward as getting a space at the first one.
The Fox House Hotel in Hathersage
A short drive from Bakewell to Longshaw and we were at The Fox House Hotel, our home for the night. The location is perfect picturesque one and it is ideal for first timers in Peak District because it is so central.
The Innkeepers Collection Hotel dates back to 1773 and has a lot of character. The rooms are basic but have all the amenities you need. We stayed in Number 3. The bed was comfortable, the shower was nice and the room was warm which in the UK is needed at times. It may be too warm in the summer but then you have the outdoors to explore. They welcome Paw friends too in come locations.
Location wise, it is perfect. There are several walking paths around and it is near Longshaw Estate National Trust so expect a lot of scenic paths and a lot of greenery.
The Fox House Hotel is connected to a Vintage Inn pub for all things food and drink. The pub is a popular chain in the UK and always serves good food and drink at reasonable prices.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner after a long walk around Peak District. The next morning we enjoyed a hearty breakfast too. The tea/coffee facilities could be better over breakfast however the food was spot on. You can choose from the pubs brunch menu which includes full English, avocado on toast, pancakes and more.
Check out The Innkeepers Collection and find some fantastic stays in the UK, suitable for many budgets.
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AD | My stay at the Innkeepers was gifted however all opinions and photos are my own.