The Peacock at Rowsley

A luxury hotel in the Peak District National Park

The Peacock at Rowsley has been a hotel since the 1830s and is part of the Haddon Estate, owned by Lord and Lady Edward Manners who live at nearby Haddon Hall.

This luxury Peak District hotel began life as a manor house in the late 1600s and has been a beacon of hospitality ever since. Located in the beautiful Peak District National Park, the family-owned hotel is an ideal base from which to explore and discover all that the area has to offer.

As an independent Peak District hotel we strive to provide exceptional service, food and comfort.

We have fifteen bedrooms, from cosy single rooms to bedrooms with four poster beds and a luxurious suite; an award winning fine dining restaurant to amaze the taste buds; a very popular private dining room which is perfect for special occasions; a cosy atmospheric bar with fine wines, local real ales, a cocktail menu and a freshly cooked local food offering; a beautiful river fronted garden designed by Arne Maynard; access to dry fly fishing on the Haddon Estate; exclusive guided tours and discounted admission to neighboring Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House.

The Peacock at Rowsley holds 4 Silver AA stars and received the following comments from our latest AA inspection:

“The Peacock at Rowsley continues to impress, this was a particularly enjoyable visit to a well managed establishment, compliments to the team. Hospitality was a perfect example of charming, attentive and friendly customer engagement, a memorable aspect of the stay. Similarly, the service all focused upon providing attentive and refined guest experiences. Housekeeping deserve special mention, delightful cleanliness and housekeeping services. Dan and the kitchen team also deserve praise, exceptional cuisine, exciting, contemporary dishes, with clarity and precision.” October 2021

We warmly welcome all guests to our luxury hotel Peak District and look forward to seeing you soon.


Originally called Rowsley Manor, The Peacock dates from 1652 and was built for the Steward of nearby Haddon Hall. It then became a dower house for the Manners family before becoming a hotel in 1832.

Famed for its fishing and close location to Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House and the spa towns of Matlock and Buxton, the Peak District hotel has been a haven for discerning travellers for over one hundred and eighty years.

Find Us

The Peacock is situated between Bakewell and Matlock in the Peak District National Park. We are within an hour’s drive of Sheffield, Nottingham and Manchester and with an excellent train service from London St Pancras to Chesterfield. 

The Peacock at Rowsley
Bakewell Road
Rowsley, Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 2EB

You can also find our location on Google Maps here, or read a series of frequently asked questions here.


Our dedicated team is here to help ensure that you have an enjoyable visit, from managing your booking and delivering excellent service to advising on local Peak District attractions.

During your stay you may meet The Peacock’s Head Chef, Dan Smith, who is the team member in charge of delivering our excellent fine dining menus.

Canine Friendly

The Peacock at Rowsley is pleased to be a dog friendly hotel. Dogs are welcome to stay in your room and we are happy to provide dog food and water bowls for your companion’s benefit. Please note that dogs are not allowed in our bar, restaurant or lounge.

Our canine guests are also sure to enjoy the local countryside, with many fantastic walking trails through the moors and hills of the Peak District on offer.

Dogs are charged at £30 per dog, per night to stay in our bedrooms.

Application to join the Waiting List for the Peacock Fly Fishing Club

Please fill out the following form for your name to be added to the PFFC Waiting List. You will be contacted as soon as a position is available for you.