Often it is claimed that a property is in an idyllic location; this could not be truer than for the Izaak Walton Hotel. The 17th-century property named after the author of The Compleat Angler is nestled in the picturesque Dove Valley, dwarfed by the surrounding peaks known as 'Thorpe Cloud' and 'Bunster Hill', on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border. Bedrooms are attractively furnished and comfortably appointed. There are a number of small private sittings rooms and an oak-beamed bar in which to relax. Meals are served in the Haddon Restaurant or Dovedale Bar.