The Izaak Walton Hotel - Ashbourne
The Izaak Walton Hotel...
This charming country house AA 3 star hotel dates back to the 17th century, and is idyllically situated with glorious views over the valley of Dovedale to Thorpe Cloud. The River Dove meanders in the valley below and the atmosphere is one of peace and tranquility. The hotel takes its name from the author of "The Compleat Angler," and great care has been taken to retain the building's character.
Many of the bedrooms have lovely views of the Dovedale valley, and the executive rooms are particularly spacious. The 38 bedrooms are individually designed to incorporate interesting period features; the original farmhouse building features oak beams and traditional décor.
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The award winning AA Rosette rated Haddon Restaurant serves a diverse menu of creative interpretations on traditional dishes, which is enhanced by an excellent selection of fine wines from respected worldwide vineyards.
The Izaak Walton Hotel is able to offer fishing on one of the finest Derbyshire Trout Streams, made famous in the “Complete Angler” by Izaak Walton & Charles Cotton, 1676.
The hotel owns the fishing rights on the Staffordshire bank of the river Dove. The fishery is 3 miles from Ilam rock downstream, to the junction with the river Manifold on the right bank.
The more wooded Staffordshire bank provides perfect solitude away from the many visitors and tourists who enjoy walking the Derbyshire bank. The well oxygenated Staffordshire bank ensures there is a good healthy population of fish, including the wild brown trout, that are not easily deceived. The fishing is both challenging and rewarding to both wet and dry fly.
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