“Oh my goodness,” is what you’re likely going to say on arrival at the Losehill House Hotel and Spa in the Peak District, which is nestled in an idyllic valley whose colours change with the drama of the seasons.
Built in the Arts and Crafts style by the CHA walking charity in 1914, the venue is based on the site of an 18th century farmhouse and is packed full of original features.
For almost 90 years, the house has welcomed guests, until it was closed in 2001. Luckily, it was redeveloped into the splendid venue it is today and offers the perfect, luxurious base to stay in for walkers and relaxation seekers alike.
The Peak District, meanwhile, is the UK’s oldest National Park and staying at Losehill will put you right at the centre of the bountiful surroundings.
Explore rolling hills and sweeping, dramatic moorlands, as well as hilltops and deep valleys, dales and bridleways.
But, we’d suggest spending some quality time in this fabulous dwelling before venturing out into the wild. The 22 four-star rooms are sumptuous and cosy, offering guests the perfect retreat from the wicked and wild world outside.
The award-winning Grafene restaurant is on hand to serve some delicious and warming dishes, or fresh and vibrant ones – depending on the weather of course. Dine in style and fill your belly full of the finest food.
Once you’re well relaxed and have had your fill of the best food in the area, it’s time to make your visit to the spa to reach a new level of pleasure.
Featuring a tranquil heated indoor swimming pool with panoramic views over the Win Hill and Hope Valley, there is also a sauna, steam room and an outdoor hot tub.
Treatments are aplenty and, delivered by experts, range from facials to full and part-body massages.