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By Talya Honebeek

Wildhive is a new boutique hospitality brand opening its first property, Callow Hall, in Derbyshire this summer – and here’s a first look inside.

Set in 35 acres of wild gardens and ancient woodland, this restored Victorian house is ideally located for a stay in the Peak District.

Opening its doors to guests from early August, Callow Hall caters for hotel lovers and adventurous travellers alike with its unique range of accommodation.

Callow Hall fireplace
Credit: Callow Hall

The hotel interiors have been transformed by designer Isabella Worsley, who has previously worked with Firmdale Hotels’ Kit Kemp.

Bedrooms in the Main House are stylish with headboards to die for and extras like freestanding baths which look out on to rolling countryside views.

Choose from a Cosy, Lovely or Fabulous bedroom. The Fabulous rooms come with king size beds and show-stopping baths. All rooms have complimentary snacks.

Callow Hall bedroom
Credit: Callow Hall

If quirky stays are more your thing, book one of the back-to-nature ‘hives’ which are hidden amongst the woodland.

Each Hive comes with a bathroom, kitchenette and outdoor bathing, offering a truly immersive escape to the wild (photos coming soon).

There are also plans to build two luxury treehouses in the grounds with outdoor baths on the decking and open-plan sitting rooms and kitchens.

Both the Hives and Treehouses will come equipped with sticks and marshmallows for the communal fire pit in the woods, plus binoculars for wildlife watching.

Callow Hall bath
Credit: Callow Hall

When it comes to food and drink, nature is the star of the show. Executive Chef David Bukowicki’s vibrant menu is all about showcasing the very best seasonal produce, all sustainably sourced through local and British suppliers. 

Honey for the house will come from the hotel’s 15 onsite beehives, while the kitchen garden will provide seasonal vegetables and herbs.

The glass Garden Room restaurant has a sedum roof to house local wildlife.

Callow Hall hallway
Credit: Callow Hall

Guests can indulge in a cocktail or two at the bar, take afternoon tea in the Secret Garden or enjoy a picnic by Bentley Brook. 

If you’re staying in a self-catering property but don’t fancy cooking, have a Wild Box of food and drink delivered to your door.

Callow Hall window
Credit: Callow Hall

Other facilities include the Coach House Wellness Centre which has a gym, yoga studio, sauna and steam room, and offers organic and thermal spa treatments, perfect for unwinding after a long day of exploring.

Co-founders Ed Burrows and Charles Randall hope Callow Hall will be one of many Wildhive hotels to pop up around the UK in years to come.

Prices start from £179 a night

Book a stay at Callow Hall here

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