Whitley Hall Country House Hotel, Peak District
Whitley Hall Hotel, Sheffield, is a truly delightful country house hotel – a 16th century, ivy-clad mansion (with its own priest’s hole) set in beautiful gardens with mature trees and two small lakes. Twenty acres of grounds are home to peacocks, Canada geese and mallards. Located just to the north of Sheffield, Whitley Hall is a short drive from Meadowhall shopping centre and offers a great base for exploring the magnificent Peak District National Park.
Bedrooms at this Sheffield hotel combine Tudor architecture with timeless luxury. Some rooms include lake views and Juliet balconies. A complimentary glass of port can be found in every room. Before you settle down for a good night’s sleep, savour exquisitely presented cuisine in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant.
Whitley Hall Hotel simply stands out from other hotels in Sheffield. Tread in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots, alleged to have stayed here whilst in the custody of the Earl of Shrewsbury. First-rate Yorkshire hospitality awaits.
Why We Love This Hotel
- 16th century ivy-clad mansion house
- Tranquil garden setting with lakes
- The Peak District at its doorstep
- Gourmet Yorkshire dining
- Luxurious bedrooms with lake views
- Glorious outdoor spaces for relaxing
- Peacocks roam the hotel grounds
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free parking (100 cars)
- 32 Bedrooms
- 5 Meeting rooms
- Non smoking hotel
Bedrooms have been designed in a contemporary or traditional style and are individually decorated with sumptuous fabrics and superior quality furnishings. Enjoy 16th Century architecture fused with 21st Century comfort. Why not treat yourself to a room with a view? Some deluxe rooms offer views over the lake from your very own Juliet balcony. After a busy day exploring the wonders of Pennine Yorkshire, retreat to your room with free Wi-Fi and Sky TV as standard. Room service is available.
Period style en suite bedroom, 377 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, shoe shine kit, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, glass of port, toiletries, and hairdryer. Double bed.
Contemporary style en suite bedroom, 377 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, shoe shine kit, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, glass of port, toiletries, and hairdryer. Juliet balconies with lake views (some rooms). King-size bed.
Contemporary or period style en suite bedroom, 377 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, shoe shine kit, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, glass of port, toiletries, and hairdryer. Four poster beds and Juliet balconies with lake views (some rooms). King-size bed.
Four Poster Double
Period style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, shoe shine kit, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, glass of port, Jacuzzi bath, toiletries, and hairdryer. Original vaulted ceilings and beams; leaded windows complete with window seats. Double bed.
Contemporary style suite offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, writing desk, separate seating area, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, shoe shine kit, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, glass of port, walk-in shower, toiletries, and hairdryer. Located in the courtyard area, adjacent to one of our private lakes. Super-king-sized bed.
- Chapeltown Station (2 miles)
- Sheffield Station (6 miles)
- Robin Hood Airport (31 miles)
- Manchester Airport (42 miles)
Elliot Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield, West Yorkshire S35 8NR, Great Britain
From the M1:
Exit at Junction 35. At the roundabout take the A629 for Chapeltown. At the next roundabout take the first exit - the A6135 for Sheffield. After a mile, turn right onto the B6087/Church Street, then right onto Whitley Lane. After half a mile, turn right onto Elliot Lane. The hotel is 300 meters along this road.
Awarded two AA Rosettes for the outstanding quality of its cuisine, Whitely Hall’s flagship restaurant has developed an enviable reputation over the years and is a popular place to dine in the local area; Sunday lunch in particular is a big hit, with generous Yorkshire portions ensuring a truly satisfying meal. The modern British menu sports a number of meat and fruit dishes, with more exotic options including fried pig’s cheek with fine beans, a devilled quail's egg and a coriander pudding, and seared monkfish liver accompanying tournedos of Shetland salmon, served with spicy Puy lentils, braised vegetables and fig and apple chutney. Desserts display equal culinary flare – vanilla crème brûlée with roast plums, plum ripple ice cream and gingerbread. Food is prepared from local ingredients wherever possible and complemented by an extensive selection of wines from around the world.
Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.
Al Fresco Dining
In the summer, dining at Whitley Hall reveals an altogether different flavour. Take a seat in the fresh open air – sunny or shade – and dine al fresco. An archipelago of outdoor seating areas surrounded by pools of lush green grass and framed by immaculately kept borders offer an oasis of calm to spend a long summer evening after exploring the local area.
Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting – savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in the hotel lounge. Afternoon tea can be booked in advance, at a special price, when booking your room via ClassicBritishHotels.com.
The unique surroundings of Whitley Hall present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets catered for. Early suppers and high chairs available for children.
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Safe deposit
- Luggage storage
- Laundry service
- Dry cleaning
- Accessible public areas
The 'Palace of the Peak District' and Britain's favourite country house Set in a 30,000-acre estate on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth House is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire. Despite being situated in Derbyshire, the 1st Earl of Devonshire was so called because the title of the Earl of Derby was not available. In 1694, William Cavendish (fifth generation) was made the 1st Duke of Devonshire by William III of Orange. Since 1549, Chatsworth has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Boasting one of the finest private art collections in the world, treasures have been acquired by the Cavendish family from the 16th century to the present day: artefacts from ancient Egypt; Elizabethan needlework to Enlightenment scientific instruments; Old Master drawings; neoclassical to 21st century sculpture; and computer portraits. The Devonshire Collection includes paintings of Chatsworth and the Cavendish family throughout the ages by masters of the day, including Sir Anthony van Dyck, Pompeo Batoni, John Singer Sargent and Sir Joshua Reynolds. Recently opened, the New Gallery also houses a programme of exhibitions that are exclusive to Chatsworth. The magnificent Painted Hall, with its grand staircase and painted ceiling, is awe-inspiring to behold. As one of Britain's favourite attractions, the recent three-part BBC documentary Chatsworth follows the Duke, Duchess and Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, giving unprecedented access to the Estate and exploring the dynamics of modern life in a stately home. Pride and Prejudice and The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley, were both filmed at Chatsworth.
- Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP
- Open: Monday–Sunday 11:00-17:00
- Chatsworth website: https://www.chatsworth.org/
One of Britain's most accessible national parks, the Peak District offers 202 square miles of access land with dedicated off-road trails, long distance trails for walking, cycling and horse riding, and fantastic locations for climbing. Take in the breathtaking natural beauty of this unique landscape - from its moors and dales, to its springs and caverns - alive with market towns, chocolate-box villages, historic houses, like Chatsworth, and famous attractions, such as World Heritage Site, Derwent Valley Mills.
Three miles north-east of Sheffield city centre, Meadowhall features 1.5 million square feet of floor space showcasing 280 top independent and international brand stores; shop the latest in designer fashion, then relax with an indulgent spa service, followed by an exotic meal, in the new Oasis Dining Quarter. Meadowhall is the region's shopping destination of choice.
Described as "Sheffield's premier destination for art, craft and design," at the Millennium Gallery you can explore the City's unique heritage with temporary exhibitions including highlights from Sheffield's permanent metalwork display - from prehistoric cutlery to contemporary design. The permanent Ruskin Collection, which includes early Renaissance art and Gothic architecture, is also exhibited here and was created for Sheffield's workers by Victorian writer John Ruskin.
2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 Winner
Whitley Hall Hotel benefits from a quiet, countryside setting in a convenient location, two miles from the M1 and five miles from the centre of Sheffield. The hotel has five function rooms seating a maximum of 100 delegates, with smaller boardrooms available for up to 30 executives. Award-winning dining and 20 acres of glorious green space means that banqueting and team-building events are well catered for.
The Whitley suite is the hotel's principal meeting space and, when combined with the Elliot suite, dating back to the 16th Century, can be used as one large room. Its private terrace is ideal for a drinks reception or a breakout area. The Wordsworth room is a favourite for board meetings, with oak panelled walls, large sash windows and views of the pretty courtyard. Free Wi-Fi and ample free parking on-site.
- Ground floor
- Natural daylight
- Wheelchair access