Priest House Hotel

4* historic country hotel in Derbyshire

Member since 2009

1 to 7 night stays
From £86 pppn for a 7 night stay
to £95 pppn for a 1 night stay

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4* Luxury Hotel situated on the banks of The River Trent. Ideal base for exploring the Derbyshire countryside whilst enjoying the fine dining and luxurious rooms on offer.

  • Four star luxury hotel in Derbyshire
  • Picturesque setting on the banks of the River Trent
  • Elegant individual bedrooms
  • Perfect for a family break, with nearby theme park attractions
  • Fish on the private riverside within the hotel's grounds

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Stay in a Cottage Double and receive:

  • A complimentary bottle of perfectly chilled Champagne in your room on arrival (value £69.95)
  • 3 course dinner for two each evening (value £39 per person)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Complimentary late check out at 12 noon, subject to availability.
  • Please note on Sunday evenings the fine dining restaurant will be closed however guests can dine in the Millstream bar from the fine dining menu

1 night stay

Package Price: £94.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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2 night stay

Package Price: £182 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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3 night stay

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4 night stay

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6 night stay

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7 night stay

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Stay in a Main House Executive and receive:

  • A complimentary bottle of perfectly chilled Champagne in your room on arrival (value £69.95)
  • 3 course dinner for two each evening (value £39 per person)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Complimentary late check out at 12 noon, subject to availability.
  • Please note on Sunday evenings the fine dining restaurant will be closed however guests can dine in the Millstream bar from the fine dining menu

1 night stay

Package Price: £104.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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2 night stay

Package Price: £202 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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3 night stay

Package Price: £296 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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4 night stay

Package Price: £388.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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6 night stay

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7 night stay

Package Price: £666 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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Facilities at Priest House Hotel

As you drive through the dense woodland that fringes the winding country lane that leads to The Priest House Hotel, you escape to a tranquil world where you can totally relax. The Priest House Hotel, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, is perched in a picturesque setting on the banks of the River Trent. The original watermills on the site of The Priest House were mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. Today, this all adds up to create a country house with a difference.

With it's own privately owned riverside, the hotel offers fishing for all residents. 

As you step inside you will find elegant contemporary surroundings designed with minimalist simplicity. The Restaurant offers a quiet and refined atmosphere, with a menu that offers a balanced selection of traditional dishes with a contemporary feel. Chef and his team follow the seasons to pick the very best produce from top-quality suppliers. 

Throughout your stay, the service will be smooth, thoughtful and efficient, provided with a genuine smile. Just four and a half miles from East Midlands Airport, it is an idyllic place to relax and enjoy the finest food and indulge in good living.

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  • 42 Bedrooms
  • Fishing
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Satellite TV in Rooms
  • Internet Connection in Rooms

Home truths

  • The Priest House is set on a stunning riverside position. It is true that the area has flooded before, but it is extremely rare!

Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM

Parking Facilities

Car parking is complimentary.

Disabled parking is also available.

Disabled Access

Ground floor rooms are available in the main house.  There is also a fully accessible room in one of the Cottages.  The Cottage room is approximately 50 yards from the main building with the route being on level ground.

The Restaurant and Brasserie are on the ground floor.

Unfortunately there is no lift at the hotel.

Child Policy

Children welcome. Cottage rooms have limited space for additional beds although some rooms can accommodate a travel cot which the hotel is able to provide. (Subject to availability)

Main house rooms can accommodate up to one child. We recommend that you contact us to discuss the availability of larger rooms, which are able to accommodate up to 2 children.

Children staying in the same room as their parents are free of charge, with a 50% discount on food.

Children under the age of 4 are free of charge.

Room upgrade supplements may apply.

Dogs Policy

Unfortunately dogs are not permitted

The Rooms at Priest House Hotel

Cottage Double

Double Bed with en suite facilities (some bedrooms have Bath & Shower some have Shower only). The 17th Century Cottage rooms are recently refurbished, and adjacent to the main house. Though smaller than the main house rooms, Cottage rooms have a lovely quaint and homely feel.

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Cottage Double room, Priest House Hotel

Priest House Hotel - Cottage Double room

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Main House Executive Double

Double Bed with en suite facilities including, 42" plazma screen TV, Tea/Coffee facilities, Iron & Ironing Board, Luxury Bathrobes. The recently refurbished Main House bedrooms offer a wide range of amenities, including all the four star luxuries you expect.

Main House Executive Double room, Priest House Hotel

Priest House Hotel - Main House Executive Double room

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Restaurant

Recently refurbished, the original dining room of The Priest House Hotel creates a special atmosphere in which to enjoy a dining experience to mark a special occasion or just for the pleasure of it. Here you will find great food and a fantastic wine list.

RESTAURANT FEATURES
Breakfast 7am – 9.30am Mon – Fri (8am – 10.30am Weekends and Bank Holidays)
Sunday Lunch – 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Dinner – 7pm – 9.30pm open everyday excluding Sunday night
Contemporary style and minimalist decor


Opening Times

Breakfast
7am-9.30am Mon-Fri
8am-10.30am Sat & Sun
Lunch
10am-9.30pm daily (Brasserie)
12pm-2.30pm Sundays (Fine Dining)
Dinner  
7pm-9.30pm daily (Fine Dining)
 
 
Afternoon Tea
2pm – 5.30pm daily


Dress Code

There is no formal dress code - we want you to feel completely at home.


The Mill Stream Bar and Terrace

Decorated with a modern and contemporary theme, making use of the excellent original features of the Priest House Hotel in Derbyshire, by bringing the venue up to date in a thoughtful way.

In the Mill Stream Bar and Terrace a range of traditional dishes are served as well as some modern favourites, offering an excellent alternative to the Restaurant with our relaxed and informal style of service.


Opening Times

Breakfast
7am-9.30am Mon-Fri
8am-10.30am Sat & Sun
Lunch
10am-9.30pm daily (Brasserie)
12pm-2.30pm Sundays (Fine Dining)
Dinner  
7pm-9.30pm daily (Fine Dining)
 
 
Afternoon Tea
2pm – 5.30pm daily


Dress Code

There is no formal dress code - we want you to feel completely at home.


The Brasserie restaurant, Priest House Hotel

Priest House Hotel - The Brasserie restaurant

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Priest House Hotel Location

Map & Directions

Address

Kings Mills
Castle Donnington
Nr Derby
DE74 2RR

Car parking is complimentary.

Disabled parking is also available.


How to get here

From the North
Travelling south Exit the M1 at junction 24a and follow the signs for Castle Donington and Donington Park. At Castle Donington go right at the traffic lights and follow signs for Kings Mills only, marked 'no through road'. The hotel is situated at the end of Park Lane.
From the South
Travelling north Exit the M1 at junction 23a and follow the signs to Castle Donington. Turn left at the traffic lights and follow the signs for Kings Mills. The hotel is situated at the end of Park Lane. Nearest Train Station Long Eaton-5 miles Nearest Airport Nottingham East Midlands-4 miles


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Location & Local Attractions

Our restful rural location provides plenty of spots to sit, relax, and do nothing, or explore the mature woodland and surrounding countryside. If you prefer to venture a little further then Chatsworth House and Drayton Manor Theme Park, Twycross Zoo, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit, Alton Towers and many other popular exciting attractions are only a short drive away.

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Priest House Hotel Reviews

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Steven G, South Humberside, stayed: November 2018

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A midweek break dear

CB, Nottinghamshire, stayed: November 2018

We arrived at 5pm in Nov so it was dark. We were told where to find our room which was in a cottage building some few minutes walk from the hotel. We did not realize this when booking and my wife is partially disabled. We could not find the room and then were told it was up the stairs at the back of the cottage. Very poor entrance. The room was stiflingly hot with a radiator we could not adjust. The standard lamp in the corner did not work. The toilet seat was loose. all reported to reception.

The food both for evening meal and breakfast was good. The service was hit and miss form a variety of in knee length boots and tight white jeans.. not exactly what was expected. We were the only two guests in the dining room for both meals.

The garden are unkempt and lots of dead plants need taking out.

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Fabulous weekend

Diana K, North Yorkshire, stayed: November 2018

Another great weekend. Staff very accommodating and lovely meal in the restaurant.

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Anon, stayed: October 2018

My second visit very relaxing evening.  Not disappointed.

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Great venue for a wedding i would guess

Steve P, Berkshire, stayed: August 2018

Used it as a stop over hotel traveling back to SE from Yorkshire based on it being a fine dining country house hotel, I took the option of champagne in our room on arrival, it was there, only problem was it had been there so long the ice was now water, rather set the tone for the entire stay, restaurant was un-manned when we arrived at the booked time probably because there was no one else dining.
Food was good, not what I would consider fine dining, but at that price perhaps I'm being a touch picky, the real damper was when I asked for port to go with cheese, the young lady serving eventually found a bottle of very nice port with a dribble left in the bottom, which she brought to the table for approval (nice touch I thought) approval given some time later the dribble arrived in a glass and the young lady promptly vanished. When I managed to get another member of staffs attention I asked to see the restaurant manager, there isnt one, the port conundrum was soon solved that was all they had in the entire hotel, but I could have it free, pity they couldn't simply say that in the 1st place.

Breakfast was as expected, well cooked nicely presented, no problems with decaf coffee , pity the wife wanted decaff tea.  In short I believe they cater primarily for weddings etc. one was busy arriving as we were leaving, beautiful spot by the river, the terraces looked good but we didn't use them, room was good and as expected, certainly not the worst place I've ever stayed.

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DC, Leicestershire, stayed: April 2018

Quirky service, bordering on unacceptable. Package included 3 course restaurant meal, told on arrival that it was steak night only in restaurant. Offered bar food a la carte. Decided on restaurant, no starter or dessert menus, at the mercy of staff memory. Restaurant service patchy. Food ok though. Some guests complained and were then allowed a la carte in restaurant.

Breakfast - shown to table by one staff, told by another to leave and wait at the door!

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Fabulous birthday weekend away!

Susie, Hertfordshire, stayed: March 2018

We felt totally pampered and, despite the fact that there were other guests in the hotel, we were treated like we were the only ones there.
I'm glad we paid a little extra to stay in the main house (rather than in the cottage rooms), as the weather meant we would have had to walk through the falling snow in order to get meals!!!
The food was excellent.

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Fawlty towers style

MH, Nottinghamshire, stayed: November 2017

The woman on reception was really good and seemed to be trying to run the entire hotel on her own. Our room was like an oven and there was no way to control the heating. We moved to another room which was fine. My wife wanted to use the hairdryer but the only mirror was attached to the door, nowhere near the plug socket. Evening meal was reasonable and the staff were friendly and helpful.  Breakfast was very strange. We went into the restaurant and sat waiting for someone for 10 minutes. Nobody came and I had to eventually go into the kitchen and shout someone. The hotel is very understaffed and overpriced.

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