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Charles Cotton Hotel

Market Place, Hartington, Peak District National Park SK17 0AL England
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The Charles Cotton Hotel is located in the beautiful village of Hartington (made famous by its cheese-making) in the stunning Peak District National Park, which can be easily reached from any part of the country. Since taking over the hotel in 2010 we have refurbished the restaurants and bar, and are designing each room to provide a sumptuous and relaxing place to stay. Outside, we have our new continental terrace dining and seating area - perfect for al fresco meals or for simply enjoying a relaxing drink. Whether you visit the Charles Cotton for a short break, lunch or dinner, or simply for coffee with friends, you'll find a relaxing place where you can really unwind. Its A Must!
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Free parking
Free internet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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EileenMannion wrote a review Dec 2021
5 contributions
Here is a copy of the email that I just sent to The Charles Cotton following our stay: I am writing with regard to our recent visit (nights of 10th/11th Dec) Firstly, I’d like to say that the staff, the service, the bar area and the food were excellent. However, I feel that I must let you know that the cleanliness of the room was very poor. The floors (both bedroom and bathroom) were very grubby, they had definitely not been mopped for a while, certainly not before our arrival. When I gave a quick wipe around where the dog had her food, the floor wipe I used came up very dirty. This proved to be the case wherever I checked. The tiles around the edge of the bathroom were dusty. There were dog biscuits and empty coffee sachets under the sideboard!! Obviously not even been swept or hoovered. There was fluff in the drawers of the sideboard. The grouting and sealant in the bathroom was mouldy and dirty. And the pillows were unbelievably lumpy. I did mention these issues to the young man who was duty manager and he dealt with the matter very professionally, arranging for the room to be mopped. The issues mentioned above are too numerous for this to have just been an oversight on one unfortunate occasion, it reflects an appalling standard of cleanliness and/or of staff training. Not to mention, in the midst of a pandemic, Covid systems require an enhanced level of cleaning in between guests!! I recall sending a similar email in 2018 when we stayed in the same room and I am now questioning why I booked again. Unfortunately, I have to say that I will not be rebooking at The Charles Cotton in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Steve R wrote a review Dec 2021
United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed for one night as a wedding anniversary celebration. Return visit as we did the same thing 2 years and loved it. Sadly it wasn't anything like as good this time. Location is great, right in the middle of this lovely l little village. Room was okay, bed comfortable, other than that average. We booked an evening meal in the bistro. Food was okay apart from my main course which at best could have been a cheap frozen affair. Deserts were obviously bought in. For the price I would expect freshly cooked meals. Just to round it off we paid as we checked out only to find that our friends paid £35 less for the exact same deal. Needless to say we won't return until the hotel is restored to its former glory.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Mobile823482 wrote a review Dec 2021
17 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay in room 10. Everything was clean and plentiful. The room had everything we needed and the bed was really comfy. The staff were lovely and the food was nice. We would definitely recommend to people and stay again ourselves.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
RAH wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
We booked for an evening meal having been told at the time of booking that it would be mainly roasts with a few other dishes. On arrival we were informed the only roast was now pork. The rest of the menu was available but the only meat option without pork in it was a chicken curry. 2 of us orders haddock and chips which was OK. Freezer to deep fat fryer. Nothing special. The mushy peas with these meals were cold and congealed and served in a tiny condiment dish. Uneadible. The homemade chicken curry ordered by 2 of us was quite clearly made from a jar. It it the preservative aftertaste I can only presume it qualifies as homemade because the chicken was added to the sauce mix. The naan that came with it was from a 4 pack from a low cost supermarket. Disappointing and were expecting better. Do not understand why its often fully booked. I wonder how many of these are repeat customers.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tony A wrote a review Oct 2021
Worldwide2 contributions1 helpful vote
A two-night Woucher break. Hotel in centre of this old village with a large car park to the rear. Paid extra £20 for upgrade to king size (?) room in the nearby annex. The Room: clean, though decor rather shabby in places; stained carpet; several Ikea-type, budget hotel paintings on the walls - wholly irrelevant/inappropriate for this rural location; old leather sofa; large TV on adjustable wall bracket with Freeview, Netflix, etc; kettle, coffee/tea sachets plus uht milk 'pods'; comfortable double bed with medium/soft mattress; old pillows (without protectors...) need replacing. Only three (why?) coathangers in curtained-off alcove - the helpful receptionist found us several 'spares'. The Bathroom: generally clean; WC, basin, heated towel rail; unhygenic black mould on tiles in the walk-in shower; shower adequate; well-used towels - one stained, despite having been laundered. Dinner: pre-booked, in the formal restaurant (which lacked ambience) was overpriced, eg four tasteless (supermarket?) sausages plus a chipped potato and a small pot of garden peas for over £10 - I don't think so! Plus a steak and ale pie with a hard, almost impenetrable cover (microwaved?) that almost defeated knife and fork. Waiting staff attentive and efficient, though too casually ('improperly'?) dressed. (On the second evening we left the village to eat at a local pub - that was excellent!) Breakfast: limited choice of cereals and had to ask for fruit juice (rationed?); full Derbyshire breakfast adequate (excellent bacon, cheap sausages - again); a small milk bottle on each table, no condiments; self-service toaster requiring two rotations - browning one side and burning the other. Overall: underwhelmed - overpriced, disappointing, disappointed. Have stayed in many other hotels, guest houses and B&Bs, in town and country, offering better value for money. Would benefit from a visit by the Hotel Inspector...
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Date of stay: October 2021
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US$90 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Charles Cotton Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Charles Cotton Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tagg Lane Dairy LTD (5.6 km), Thor's Cave (6.2 km), and Hartington Cheese Shop (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Charles Cotton Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Charles Cotton Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Charles Cotton Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Charles Cotton Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old School Tea Room, Staffordshire Knot Inn, and Pack Horse Inn.
Is Charles Cotton Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Hartington.
Are pets allowed at Charles Cotton Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Charles Cotton Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arbor Low Stone Circle & Gib Hill Barrow (6.3 km).
Is Charles Cotton Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.