Speedwell House B&B

UK England East Midlands Derbyshire Castleton

  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Walking
  • Boutique B&B
This award-winning boutique B&B is an ideal base for exploring the Peak District.

Situated in the pretty Derbyshire village of Castleton, deep in the heart of the Peak District, Speedwell House offers a variety of accommodation. Owners Mark and Hilary have a self-catering Barn and Stable which each provides self-catering dog-friendly accommodation for 2 people. But they also run the beautiful, award-winning Speedwell House boutique B&B next door, which has two extremely comfortable guest bedrooms who want to be a little bit more pampered while still being perfectly placed for exploring  the Peak District National Park – which stretches out tantalisingly in all directions.

The B&B's two rooms each have high-quality beds and bedding with lots of pillows, wall-mounted TVs with Freeview, wifi and tea-and coffee-making facilities – plus en-suite bathrooms with showers and complimentary toiletries. One bedroom is decorated, appropriately enough, in 'speedwell blue', while the other is more neutral. Throughout, the look and feel is tasteful and original, with bespoke furniture made by local craftsmen, local art and the odd antique chair or dresser.

You're offered a drink on arrival and a breakfasts each morning that is well worth waking up for, featuring a generous Full English as well as lots of other options – just the thing for a day out enjoying what is by any standards a spectacular location. They have a large garden, with newly planted trees and a small orchard, where you can enjoy views of Peveril Castle with a glass of wine each evening. Castleton itself is a lovely village, and well worth exploring in its own right; and there are invigorating walks in all directions – everything from a circular walks around the village taking in the ruins of the castle to trips further afield to Mam Tor, Edale and the Hope Valley. The Derbyshire towns of Buxton and Bakewell are a short drive away, and  you couldn't be better looked after, with Mark and Hilary always on hand with tips on the best walks and pubs to help you make the most of your stay.



Relax and Enjoy is our aim. Once parked up you can forget the car and just enjoy walks in to the hills direct from the house. In the summer many guests enjoy sitting out in our meadow at the rear of the house with a glass of wine and some local cheeses after a great day out. In the winter a cosy pub fire makes a relaxing spot.

Suitable For

We only have 2 B&B rooms, both with lovely views of Peveril Castle, comfortable beds, Freeview TV, WiFi, en suite shower rooms. There is a fridge on the landing with fresh milk for your teas and coffees and lovely cold Derbyshire water, and maybe even your bottle of wine or bubbly! Both rooms are relaxing, warm and cosy - we don't have a favourite! 


There’s no wonder that idyllic Castleton is such a popular place for visitors and locals alike. The awe-inspiring ‘Shivering Mountain’ of Mam Tor is right on the doorstep, making it the ideal base for hikers. For adventurers of all ages the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle are great to explore, as are the four stunning show caverns, all within walking distance of Speedwell House.  Castleton village boasts not one, but six great country pubs, as well as a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Food & Drink

The 1530 restaurant is fabulous with many special dishes. The 6 pubs are all great, our favourite is the George with a great welcome, cosy fires and lovely home cooked food


Double rooms with breakfast £90 a night midweek, £100 a night at weekends – two-night minimum stay.


Two double guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms.


Speedwell House B&B, 2 Speedwell House, Buxton Road, Castleton, Derbyshire S33 8WP

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