The George Hotel Hathersage Derbyshire, Central England
Family run country hotel in the Peak District
Member since January 2020
Once an old coaching inn, this 500 year old building offers an abundance of rustic charm and modern twists. Situated in the heart of the Peak District you can relax, eat, drink and explore the beautiful history and scenery the region has to offer. With charming rooms and mouth-watering food in the award winning restaurant, the ideal place for a break.
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Luxury Country Getaway - Superior Double Room
Just £87.50 per person per night, for 1 to 7 nights
Stay in a Superior Double room and receive:
- Flexible £60 per room credit daily towards dinner, drinks etc*
- Full English breakfast for two daily
- 1 pm late check out (subject to availability)
- *Daily credit cannot be pooled across multiple nights
- This package is non refundable within 14 days of arrival
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- Area of renowned natural beauty
- Award winning restaurant
- Family run
- Recently refurbished
- Located between Manchester & South Yorkshire & 10 miles from Sheffield
- Ideal for walkers and various attractions
- Luxurious bedrooms
- Boasts rustic charm with a modern twist
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The George Hotel Hathersage
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Served daily from 12:00-17:00
Served daily from 12:00-17:30
Complimenatry on site parking is available
As the building is 500 years old there is no lift and all rooms are accessed via stairs
Children are welcome and can be accomodated in some rooms subject to availability
History of the hotel
The George as it was originally known is believed to have been first built in the fourteenth or fifteenth century. At that time it would have been an alehouse serving the packhorse trains trudging between the quarries of Castleton and the foundries of Sheffield. They deposited the metal wrought in Sheffield to be made into buttons and needles at England's first needle factory in Hathersage. Traffic between there and Sheffield became such that in the 1700's a turnpike had to be built, and it was around that time that 'The George' came to be called an 'Inn'.
The first recorded owner of the George was the Duke of Devonshire, who sold it to one James Eyre in 1839; in 1841 it was acquired by James Morton, who must have developed his hostelry significantly, for a writer of the day appears to have been the first to refer to it as an 'Hotel'. Perhaps as a consequence of that another writer, the since acclaimed Charlotte Bronte, whilst visiting friends in Hathersage vicarage became a familiar patron at the George. Indeed she was evidently so enchanted by Hathersage that she used it and its characters as models for one of her books, Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte based the name of her heroine Jane on the Eyre family who previously owned the George, and set her story in Hathersage, renaming in Morton after James Morton the George Hotel's Landlord. Coincidently but more recently, the present owner of the George, Eric Marsh, a tenant of the Duke of Devonshire's estate appeared in the 1995 film Jane Eyre shot on location in the Peak District.
A succession of individual proprietors operated the George until 1876, when local Sheffield brewery Tennants acquired it (for £700), and it was held by them and their parent company Whitbreads until it was purchased by the present owners in 1996. At that time the entire hotel was completely renovated, whilst its original character was preserved by tasteful retaining of stone walls, oak beams, open fires and antique furniture.
Some of the bedrooms are pet friendly. Even the most perfect of pooches can sometimes make a mess of things, you would be liable for any damage or cleaning costs, as well as any loss or damage your dog may cause to anyone or any property whilst staying , so we recommend you check your insurance covers this. If you're leaving the hotel, please remember to take your dog with you Your four-legged friends are welcome to join you for meals in the Bar or terrace. Dogs are not permitted in the restaurant. If your dog can't dine with you, they can stay in the room. All we ask is to place the DND sign on the door whilst out, bring a travel crate with you for them to stay ii whilst you are not in the room and to make our Reception team aware. Just a reminder, dog breeds must be declared at the time of booking, and all inoculations must be up to date.
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