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Tel code: 01773 | code search
Postcode: DE55 | code search
Population: 600
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Greyhound Restaurant
"Well went for a nice meal with the family for my mums 60th , the staff were brill ( lauren w ) but the meals were horrid no taste at ..." More

Crown Inn
"stayed a couple of nights in this cosy inn, the room was great value for money with a nice comfy bed. The cooked breakfast was great as were the evening dinners ..." More

Crown Inn
"Had a fantastic time, staff very good, food excellent, couldn't fault anything

Date visited: july 9th 2010 ..." More

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The 800 year old village of Higham overlooks the Amber Valley in Derbyshire. Although the name “Higham” Is Saxon in origin, there are no records confirming its existence in Saxon times, there was no mention of such a settlement in the Domesday Survey of 1087. Once having no less than 23 wells, only 3 now remain, 1 of which is incorporated into the foyer of the local hotel. As with many Derbyshire towns and villages, Higham successfully blends the old with new and fine 17th Century houses stand comfortably alongside its renowned pubs. Traditionally a farming community, Higham has 1 main street which follows the line of the old Roman road from Derby to Chesterfield. Oddly for a rural village, Higham has no place of worship, the former Wesleyan chapel and school built by John Smedley in 1852 now converted into private dwellings. Today the village of Higham is designated a conservation area. Stroll down the 2000 year old Roman road past the ancient honey coloured stone cottages and farmhouses and take in the breathtaking views across the splendid Amber Valley, only then will you understand why this is a corner of England which must be preserved for future generations.

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Bramble Cottage (0.13 miles)

Bramble Cottage

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Charming Elizabethan Grade 2 Listed Cottage that has been sympathetically refurbished to enhance the wonderful character and many historical beams. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and a warm welcome is assured. ... More

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Santo's Higham Farm Hotel (0.31 miles)

Santo
Santo’s Higham Farm Hotel is set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside with a panoramic terrace offering uninterrupted views of the Amber Valley, yet only minutes away from motorway links and central to East Midlands, Birmingham ... More | visit website
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The Crown Inn (0.31 miles)

The Crown Inn

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A grade ll listed property, believed to be dated back to the 15th century, in the attractive village of Higham.A detailed stone property with beamed ceilings and open fires, large ... More

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Meadow Suite (2.44 miles)

Meadow Suite
The recently converted old grain store has made a suite of 4 separate rooms. A superb sitting room/ bedroom with two settees, coffee table, king sized bed and lighting to suit all moods. The bathroom ... More | visit website
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Bateman’s Mill Country Hotel & Restaurant (2.92 miles)

Bateman’s Mill Country Hotel & Restaurant

This award winning 4 star hotel is a delightful conversion of an 18th Century mill house situated in a quiet rural area on the edge of the Peak District. Owned and operated by John, ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Alfreton (3.20 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Days Inn (3.64 miles)

Days Inn
Days Inn have 14 great locations across the UK, our Chesterfield hotel is ideally situated to be perfect for business, personal, families or just a quick overnighter if you’re stuck. The Days Inn hotel in ... More | visit website
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Lea Hall (3.80 miles)

Lea Hall

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In the Derbyshire Village of Lea, Lea Hall is the childhood home of Florence Nightingale.

The Hall has a grand entrance with impressive chandelier lit, portrait clad staircase leading to bedrooms ... More

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Whitton Lodge (3.88 miles)

Whitton Lodge
Over 400 years old, Whitton Lodge, is a luxury bed and breakfast in the Derbyshire countryside. It is close to both The Peak District National Park and Sherwood Forest, the home of Robin Hood. Bedrooms ... More | visit website
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The Boundary (4.11 miles)

The Boundary

The Boundary, Alfreton is a traditional pub with separate hotel accommodation of 13 high quality rooms. The bar serves a range of quality beers and wine and an extensive pub menu offering hot food all ... More

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