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The Mermaid Inn, Peak District National Park – Home 1363049 House

  • 13 bedrooms
  • 34 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

The Mermaid Inn, Peak District National Park – Home 1363049

  • House
  • 13 bedrooms
  • sleeps 34
  • 3 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 56 reviews

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House / 13 bedrooms / 13 bathrooms / sleeps 34

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Perfect large self catering venue for special occasions. 17th Century Grade II listed coaching inn with luxurious finish including 13 en suite bedrooms and huge dining area with seating for 34 around a single table with breathtaking panoramic views......

The Mermaid Inn is perfect for special occasions. Unlike many other venues that offer large group accommodation The Mermaid is a single residence that everyone stays in, and features a huge dining area with breathtaking panoramic views – perfect for getting your big group together.

The impressive 17th Century Grade II Listed Coaching Inn has been recently refurbished to a very high standard and blends luxurious finishes with the historic character of 400 year old oak beams. The Mermaid has 13 luxurious bedrooms, all of which are en suite. The most impressive feature for groups is 12 metre dining room, with views of The Roaches & beyond that seats up to 34 around a single table.

In addition there are no fewer than three adjacent lounge areas with a total of 8 leather sofas, 2 TVs, Karaoke, not to mention your very own bar (the old Pub) complete with pool table, and table football.

We are located in the Peak District National Park between Buxton & Leek in an area of complete seclusion at 1600 feet above sea level. There are excellent walks from the door, including a 500m stroll to the famous Mermaid pool, scene of the only inland mermaid legend in England.....

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 34 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 13 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • High chair available
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

Sadly we no longer accept booking when the majority of the group are aged under 30


About the owner

Peter M.
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Calendar updated:
28 Jan 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English

This House has 13 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and sleeps 34. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Feb 2014. Located in Peak District National Park, it has 56 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £8050.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Jan 2019.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 56 reviews Excellent
56 reviews

Very Good

“Stunning accommodation - perfect for large family get-together”

Reviewed 4 Feb 2019

The Mermaid Inn is an amazing property. The house is huge, all with decent sized bedrooms and en-suites, with new or recently re-refurbished facilities. The views form the dining room are exceptional and the bar area incredible. Made for an excellent weekend. Thanks!

“a place to create memories to last a lifetime”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2018

We booked the Mermaid part based on nostalgia as I remembered going there when it was a working pub in my youth, and partly based on the reviews. Could it be as good as it seemed? well - it could not have been better in any way. The rooms are smart and comfortable, the bar is the perfect party and games space and there is a variety of cosy spaces for chatting, chilling, enjoying a bit of down time all at the same time. Local supermarkets deliver to the door and we enjoyed the excellent services if Chef David at the Dinner Party Company for my 60th birthday celebration - super food and super efficient and friendly service. And all that before mentioning the most magical thing of all - the breathtaking views and magnificent walks right from the doorstep. I have loved the Peak District all my life and been to many parts of it over the years... trust me... this less well known part is amongst the very best. perfect place, perfect setting... and the scene is set for memories to last a lifetime.

“Even better than the pictures”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2018

Every year, I get together a common interest group of friends from across the country to relax, enjoy ourselves, explore the local environment and catch up. Finding somewhere to host all of us is tricky - but Pete, Marie-Axelle and Mark couldn't have made it easier or more hospitable or been more helpful in the lead up and on arrival. The Mermaid Inn itself is remote, beautiful and superbly kitted out. Every room had everything everyone needed. The entrance into the bar makes you feel special, the dining room is just breathtaking (not a single person didn't walk in and go "look at this view," or an expletive filled version!) and the social areas are the right size for groups to break off and have a chat. Then there's the environment around you. I could tell you about the view, and how the photos don't do it justice. I could tell you about the hills around you and the potential to explore. I could tell you about the peace, the shooting stars, the sunset and sunrises you feel so lucky to see. There are so many great things I want to say or explain, but if the words exist in the English language to express how happy being there surrounded by my friends made me feel, I don't know them yet. There are supermarkets nearby, enough space for everything you need, excursions, walks and sheep who'll leave you alone. We'd been somewhere else the previous years, but this blew the other venue out of the water. I'm hoping to go back next year, and so is everyone else. Hope no-one beat us to our preferred date!!

“Perfect perfect perfect....its got absolutely everything you need including a view to die for!!!”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2018

I booked The Mermaid for my 50th Birthday Party and it was perfect in every single way. From the rooms with their own bathrooms to the fully stocked kitchen, various lounges & our very own pub where we could make as much noise as we liked, hopefully we didn't disturb the sheep too much. The outside space is amazing with plenty of car parking & grassy space to play games or just sit, relax & enjoy the wonderful views. 27 adults plus kids & dogs, there was plenty of room for fact we kept losing people!!!!!! Pete and the team the The Mermaid were extremely helpful from my very first enquiry through to my deposit refund. The pièce de résistance is definitely the Dining Room with its stunning view and very long dining table. We hired in local caterers recommended by Pete, one of which The Dinner Party Company were outstanding. They were very efficient serving delicious food and very reasonably priced. They made my birthday party very very special. We cannot wait to return :)

“Fantastic weekend for a 50th!!!!!!”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2018

WOW!!! What a place! This is the place to be if you want a family & friends gathering, all rooms en-suite, kitchen equipment, crockery, glassware and cutlery to easily support having 34 people there. Brilliant still having the bar area still in place and the massive table is perfect! The view was second to none, we did have amazing weather but even in winter I would think the view would still be as stunning. Will certainly be back next time we have a big celebration!!!!!!!

“Wife’s 40th Birthday weekend celebrations”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2018

Wow what a place! Mermaid Inn you did us proud! We needed a property in great surroundings with en suite rooms for all our guests and big enough to fit nearly 30 people. We got that plus much much more. The dining room with the panoramic view of the Peak District was the setting for our Gatsby dinner and lounge for our Casino. The pub was the ideal meeting place for our guests to mingle and get to know each other. Our chefs cooked a 4 course meal in the kitchen that provides everything they needed. The next day we had an adult sports day in the grounds and it was the perfect size. Saturday evening we turned the hall into a 90’s setting and danced the night away. We searched for months to find the perfect venue and I’m so glad we found this! Also a note on the staff, in particular the manager who bent over backwards for us - a true gent!

“Ideal venue for a group celebration”

Reviewed 14 Feb 2018

We had a fantastic long Weekend at the Mermaid celebrating my 40th Birthday with a party of 29 including 12 kids plus 3 dogs! There was more than enough space for everyone, bedrooms were very relaxing and all similar sizes so no squabbles about who got the best one! The living space gave plenty of room for people to different things during the day, the bar games of pool, darts and table football were great as well. The location was beautiful, despite the gales and blizzard we still managed a walk and it was close enough to amenities to pick up takeaways and to the supermarket to keep us well stocked all weekend. We're now looking for an excuse to book again in the Summer to enjoy the outside more.

“Great venue for a big group of friends or family!”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2018

The Mermaid Inn has all you need for a big group celebration. Our weekend consisted of 12 couples celebrating my husbands 50th and it certainly gave us the perfect backdrop to celebrate such an occasion. What more could you ask for than all bedrooms ensuite, plenty of lounge area to relax, huge table to accommodate all for dinner (of which we used the Dinner Company one night to provide a delicious 3 course meal), stunning views from all windows, well stocked kitchen in terms of utensils, and with no neighbours to worry about noise levels you can sing your heart out in your very own bar with the karaoke machine!

“Amazing place”

Reviewed 4 Apr 2017

We had the best weekend at the Mermaid Inn - the place is amazing and that's before you even get to the views! Couldn't recommend it more.

“big and beautiful place and a beautiful location!”

Reviewed 28 Mar 2017

I have a rather large family, 31 of us when we all get together and this was the perfect place to do just that! Mark, who let us in, was helpful and chatty. He was able to tell us all the information we wanted to know for our stay and show us around (which we needed, this place is a little maze!) The view is amazing and they have displayed it well with a massive window. Some of the pictures are a little deceptive as it feels larger when you are there than it looks in the pictures. There was not one moment that we felt crammed in or cramped - even with 6 children running around! We had enough room for everyone to have a round the table chat, a chill out area with comfortable sofas some alone or quiet space when people needed it and a rowdy pub when they didn't! There are lots of puzzles and board games and a good welcome pack to give you the basics. The kitchen is tidy and large, there was only one thing that didn't work (tin opener) and that was replaced the moment we mentioned it. It had pretty much everything we needed in there, including salt and vinegar! The bar was a wonderful gathering place and the games machines were well used by the whole family. There are stains on the pool table, but it is not ruffled or broken and the whole place has been well looked after and refurbished to a high standard. The local brewery can deliver barrels for you as well, and there are optics to use and two good fridges behind the bar The garden space, although not landscaped, fits into the surroundings and is large enough to play a good game of fetch with the dogs and have other games on with the humans! It is mostly enclosed, but has a bit of a gap, so had to keep an eye on the little ones. The car park is big enough for quite a few cars, we had a lot of room to spare. It is easy to find as it is directly on the main road, which was fast, but not busy and we barely noticed it most of the time. The sign for the inn is slightly awkward while trying to turn right out of the carpark, but did not cause any problems. The water pressure was amazing, I expecting to have to run around in the shower to get wet because there were so many of us showering at the same time, but it was so strong that i had to be careful not to soak the whole room! The booking of the venue went smoothly and the owners were friendly and helpful throughout the process, answering questions promptly and politely, even when I changed things around at last minute and then changed them back again! The only thing that was not great about this place was the wifi. It does not extend throughout the house and is not completely reliable in the areas that it is in, but to be honest it was nice to get away from it all for a few days. This place is not cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for and more besides.

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