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Welcome to The Farmhouse At Mackworth

Published On Wednesday 22 Apr 2015 by Sticky Beak
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Welcome to The Farmhouse At Mackworth – a perfectly positioned bolthole amongst the rolling hills of Derbyshire. The brand new boutique hotel boasts 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms alongside a stunning bar, restaurant and exquisite events space, The Folly.

The Bedrooms

The Farmhouse At Mackworth’s individually designed bedrooms offer understated elegance and charm. The very essence of ‘country-­‐living’, the décor has a pastel colour palette of blues, pinks and lilacs complemented by luxurious soft furnishings and textured butterfly, bird and floral wallpaper. Named after characters from the popular book, Animal Farm you could find yourself settling into Muriel, Boxer, Clover or Snowball amongst others.

For a truly special stay, the romantic Napoleon suite boasts a freestanding roll-­‐top bath, ultra soft super king bed and spacious lounge. Two family rooms are complete with comfy sofa beds and a relaxing super king ensures space when travelling with the kids. Deluxe king sized beds and twin room options are perfect when staying with family and friends.

Delivering all the amenities expected of a boutique hotel, the bedrooms boast spacious bathrooms, fine cotton bed linen, flat-­‐screen Smart TVs, Nespresso machines, complimentary Wi-­‐Fi, fluffy bathrobes and luxury toiletries.

Restaurant and bar

A warm and inviting place to tuck into a hearty breakfast, a light lunch or a delicious dinner, guests and locals alike can relax, drink and dine in the stylish new bar and restaurant.

In keeping with the 18th century building, the bar celebrates the exposed beams and brickwork alongside restored working fireplaces. Neutral tones of mismatched tables and salvaged farmhouse doors are brought to life with a plethora of brightly-­‐coloured seating options from stools, banquettes and dining chairs  with pops of red, green and orange. Neon colours of books suspended from the ceiling in The Library adds a quirky edge to the lounge, which can be hired out for private parties. The restaurant features a central log burner focal point and sash windows, overlooking the green and pleasant land, gives the option to dine on the alfresco terrace in the summer months.

The seasonal menu celebrates British comfort food at its best. Expect flavoursome steaks from Yorkshire farmer John Penny; purebred Limousin and Charolais cattle are matured for a minimum of 28 days and grilled to perfection in the charcoal Josper oven.

Other highlights include black treacle and ale-­‐braised beef short rib with horseradish mash and buttered curly kale alongside a Provençale fish stew, toasted ciabatta and garlic aioli.

The ultimate star of the show is pizza. Not to be missed, the pizzas are freshly prepared and cooked to order, in a wood-­‐fired oven. Also available for take-­‐away, guests can try the option with a confit garlic butter base topped with smoked mackerel, king prawns, marinated mozzarella, mascarpone and soft boiled egg alongside the meaty option with chorizo iberico pizza with salami pepperoni, beef ragu and Parma ham.

Sunday is a big day at The Farmhouse At Mackworth, with their delicious Sunday roasts. Roasts include Blythburg roast loin of pork and 12-­‐hour brined British chicken served with all the trimmings.

To complement the food, there is an extensive wine list and a selection of rotating cask ales and craft beers including the exclusive Farmhouse Gold, the pub will also stock a range of local guest ales from nearby breweries. Classic cocktails such as Tom Collins, Berry Julep and an Aperol Spritz are also on offer.   

Home to The Folly

The dedicated wedding and events venue, The Folly, with its own entrance and private terrace is the perfect place for a  celebration. Every party is managed by an experienced events manager with a little black book burgeoning with local contacts and also holds a wedding license to perform ceremonies. Designed with a blank canvas for guests to style as they wish, the space is available to hire for parties between 130  seated and 300 standing. A partition wall provides the versatility to provide for smaller settings and more intimate affairs.

The Location

On the edge of the Peak District, the Derbyshire Hills has plenty to offer for a relaxing stay. A visit to Chatsworth House or Bolsover Castle are guaranteed to feed a hunger for culture whilst round-­‐year festivals from comedy to film and a CAMRA Summer Beer Festival provide the perfect excuse for a stay away.