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Cressbrook Hall at Buxton

    Set amidst 23 acres of park and woodland with spectacular views of Water-cum-Jolly (beautiful waters) in the Derbyshire Peak, Cressbrook Hall is a stunning and secluded venue for weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, private occasions and corporate events.

    This Tudor-style mansion, built in 1835 during the reign of William IV, is certainly impressive, yet behind its magnificent facade the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, evoking all the comforts of a gracious country home - as indeed it is.

    The Hull-Bailey family who own and manage Cressbrook Hall have lived here for over 30 years. Bobby Hull-Bailey and her daughter Harriet have been lovingly restoring its grandeur so that other people can share in its beauty and majestic charm.

    Cressbrook Hall is no ordinary venue - the first sight of it will take your breath away. But there’s more to Cressbrook Hall than the view. The staff who work here from the local villages have become part of Cressbrook Hall’s extended family, many of them have been here for two decades or more! They create a genuine warm welcome for all their guests, helping to make every celebration unique and memorable.

    If you’re looking for somewhere ‘a little bit special’, you have found it with Cressbrook Hall.


    Self-Catering Properties
    Shared facilities include a lovely walled garden for picnics and barbecues, an adjacent children’s play area with swings, trampoline and football pitch and access to the river via the Nun’s Steps. There are  laundry facilities on site.  

    • Picnic/barbeque areas
    • Children’s play areas
    • Fully equipped kitchen facilities
    • Bath/shower and WC
    • Heating
    • Clothes washing and drying facilities


    Garden Cottage - sleeps 4+3
    Overlooks the Halls's formal garden with a fine view of the hillside beyond. The cottage is a conversion of the original library and accommodates four people.


    Hall Cottage - sleeps 4+3
    Adjoining Garden Cottage and sharing the same view, Hall Cottage is an unconventional conversion. Bathroom, sitting/dining room (open fire) and kitchen are on ground floor - you go downstairs to bed.


    Lower Lodge - sleeps 2
    An original lodge house at the southern entrance to the Hall: curiously shaped rooms with views of the Hall, grounds and Water-cum-Jolly Dale. 1 x double bedroom and bathroom with shower tub, hand-basin, w.c. The sitting room has an open fire and views of the Hall Grounds, overlooking the river. Ground floor accommodation (suitable for physically disabled visitors)


    Hidesaway - sleeps 6/7
    Is perched above the wood that leads to the River Wye. The spacious sitting room has panoramic views over the river towards Millers Dale and gives access to the south facing balcony shared with Lower Lodge. There is level access from the parking area to an entrance porch, preparation/dining kitchen and large dining room with views over Ravensdale. A double bedroom and large room with 4 x single beds both adjoin a bathroom, equipped for wheelchair users. The property also has a shower, which is designed for wheelchair users.


    Rubicon Retreat - sleeps 4
    A large open plan, split level room with balcony, overlooking the river in Water-cum-Jolly Dale serves for food preparation, dining and on a lower level relaxing, watching T.V. etc - check suitability for disabled visitors. Lower Lodge, Hidesaway and Rubicon Retreat are ideal for larger groups.


    Carriage Cottage - sleeps 7/8
    A conversion of the original Carriage House in the grounds of the Hall. Peaceful seclusion in spacious accommodation for 6/7 mainly on ground floor.


    Top Spot and High Spy - sleeps 5 and 6 respectively
    These two adjacent properties, kitchens and sitting rooms connect, occupy the original Victorian Gardens site high above Cressbrook Hall.

    Bed and Breakfast
    Bed and breakfast is available in Cressbrook Hall. Breakfast is also served at the Hall to guests staying in our cottage properties. All the bedrooms in the main hall offer luxurious en-suite bedrooms and have panoramic views of Water-cum-Jolly and Upper Dale. There’s a choice of double, twin or family suites, decorated in its own distinctive style and offering tea/coffee making facilities.


    Lounge Cressbrook Hall

    Cressbrook Hall is no ordinary wedding venue – you’ll simply fall in love with it the minute you see it - set in 23 acres of beautiful woodland in the Derbyshire Peak District, near Bakewell - a spectacular, secluded setting where you can celebrate your special day in privacy and comfort.

    At Cressbrook Hall every wedding is specifically tailored to your individual requirements with exquisite attention to detail. Everything can be taken care of at Cressbrook Hall, from the ceremony itself, right through to accommodation for your guests.

    Inspirational setting for inspired events
    Cressbrook Hall is a unique venue for corporate events. Its stunning location has provided inspiration for many companies such as Cadbury Trebor Bassett, Rolls Royce, Alton Towers, Dairy Farmers of Great Britain and GE Capital. It’s also been the venue for ‘Let’s Get Cooking’.

    We are flexible to your needs; come and experience Cressbrook Hall, it could be just the inspiration you need.

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