Welcome to Speedwell House

Based in Hope Valley, Derbyshire.

An Introduction to Speedwell House:

About Us

Speedwell House is run personally by the owners, Hilary and Mark.

Speedwell House is situated in the village of Castleton with superb views where you can relax following a day exploring the Peak District National Park.

The breakfast room and both of the bedrooms enjoy views of Peveril Castle and Peak Cavern and the start of the White Peak limestone dales.

Guests receive complimentary refreshments on arrival, and are welcome to enjoy our gardens and meadows and take in the beautiful views. Breakfast is a leisurely affair with lots of choice from cereal, toast, fruit and yoghurt to a locally sourced, freshly cooked full English breakfast. Most dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice.

We have private parking to the front and rear of the house for your car or motorbike.

Free Wi-Fi is available in both rooms.

We look forward to welcoming you soon to what we hope will be the first of many visits.


Breakfast is served between 8 and 10am at a pre-arranged specific time to suit guests. It is served in our bright and spacious breakfast room which is on the ground floor with a log burning stove.

Our delicious breakfasts will set you up for the day whether you choose a full English breakfast or one of our lighter choices. Most dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice.

There is also a choice of cereals, granola, yoghurts and fruit along with toast and preserves.

Our Rooms

Speedwell House has two ensuite deluxe double bedrooms with luxurious mattresses and high quality bedding with a seating area in each room. Along with beautiful views of Peveril Castle, the rooms are furnished to a very high standard with:

  • Flat screen HD TVs with remote and Freeview channels
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Fresh chilled water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Additional pillows
  • Iron and Ironing Board (Available on request)

Both bedrooms have been individually designed to ensure you have a comfortable stay. Each ensuite has toiletries, towels, and individually designed fixtures and fittings by Elphius Flux, local upcyclers of distinction.

Regrettably we do not allow pets in the house, however we will soon be developing our barns as self-catering holiday accommodation and these will be dog friendly. The house is completely non-smoking.

Our Rates

Weekend and Bank Holiday:

From £90.00 per night, minimum stay 2 nights.

Monday to Thursday:

From £80.00 per night, minimum stay 2 nights.

Arrivals are after 3pm (unless previously arranged). Please let us know if you plan to arrive after 6pm. Please be ready to leave your accommodation by 11am on the day of departure. We do not have any family rooms and are therefore unable to accommodate babies and children under the age of 12. All prices are per room per night and include a breakfast of your choice. If you need single night occupancy please check with us as this may be available. Please do not hesitate to contact us near to your required date to check last minute availability and deals.
Deposit: A deposit of 25% of the booking total is required.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel please contact us immediately. If cancelled less than 7 days before arrival the full room costs are chargeable.

We are closed over Christmas but we are open over the New Year period.

Double Deluxe Room One

Double Deluxe Room One Bathroom

Double Deluxe Room Two

Double Deluxe Room Two Bathroom

Speedwell House Local Attractions

Attractions within a Short Walk

Peveril Castle

Peak & Speedwell Caverns

Treak Cliff Cavern

Blue John Cavern

Castleton National Park Visitor Centre

Winnats Pass and Cavedale

St Edmunds Church and the Peveril Centre

Six Pubs, various Cafés and Restaurants including a traditional chip shop

Attractions within a Drive or Ride

‘Dambusters’ Derwent Dam

Ladybower Reservoir Walks and Fishing

Stanage Edge

Edale – Kinder Scout summit and Jacob’s Ladder

Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

Hathersage – Open Air Swimming Pool and Little John’s Grave

National Trust Longshaw Estate

Eyam – The Peak District Plague Village

Chatsworth House

Tideswell ‘Cathedral of the Peak’

Monsal Trail

Buxton Opera House and Pavilion Gardens

Bakewell Market Town


Trek up to Mam Tor and walk the ridge to Lose Hill, the entire loop can be viewed from the rear of Speedwell House

Walk along Peakshole Water from Speedwell House into the village and experience its quirky and individual shops including Blue John Jewellery and melt in the mouth traditional fudge at the Real Fudge Company

There is also a variety of other walks from relaxing strolls to demanding climbs in the Dark Peak Gritstone to the North and the White Peak Limestone to the South

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. You can enquire about a booking via email or telephone. Alternatively you can use the booking enquiry form below and we’ll get straight back to you, or simply book online when convenient.


Email: info@speedwell-house.co.uk
Telephone: 01433 623716
Mobile: 07943 196 256
Address: 2 Speedwell House,
Buxton Road, Castleton, S33 8WP