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  • The Priest House Hotel makes the most of Derbyshire’s rural delights

    Peaceful woodland, original watermills, weeping willows and the gently rolling River Trent

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Breakfast included
Free parking

Welcome to the Priest House Hotel, Castle Donington, Derbyshire

The Priest House Hotel makes the most of Derbyshire’s rural delights.

Built around a mill tower, The Priest House’s history is a rich one that can be traced back almost 1,000 years. Today, the charm of the setting is as potent as ever but you can expect the comforts to be rather more contemporary than those of Norman times. 

Set in a stunning location on the banks of the River Trent, the hotel is perfectly placed for a romantic break, an exclusive conference venue or a picture perfect wedding. 

Great dining experiences are also at the heart of what we do and we are proud to hold 2 AA Rosettes. As well as smarter dining we also offer a more relaxed experience in our Brasserie, which serves our terrace, where you can enjoy al fresco dining overlooking the River Trent.

The 42-bedroom hotel prides itself on being a retreat from the pressures of everyday life, with the tranquillity of the woods and the gentle sounds of the river forging a haven of calm. 

We invite you to relax and really feel at home with us.

Gwyn Jones

General Manager

Contact us:

0845 072 7502 or 01332 810649

Kings Mills, Castle Donington, Derbyshire DE74 2RR United Kingdom

*For all 0845 numbers calls will be charged at 5p per minute plus your telephone provider's access charge.

At a glance

  • AA four star hotel 78%
  • Set on the banks of the River Trent
  • The Dining Room – 2 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant and the brasserie
  • 42 bedrooms including 3 suites
  • Check in: 3pm, check out: 11am
  • Conveniently located a short drive from East Midlands airport 
  • Easy access to the M1 J24
  • Complimentary onsite carpark

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Central reservations: 0845 458 0901*

*For all 0845 numbers calls will be charged at 5p per minute plus your telephone provider's access charge.

Best price promise

Best price promise

  • This Best Price Promise covers all Hand Picked Hotels
  • For all bookings made on the Hand Picked Hotels website, should you find a better rate on the internet for the same hotel within 24 hours of making your booking we will match the rate and give you a complimentary bedroom upgrade (subject to availability).
  • Please note that the booking must be for the same date and the same type of room with equal terms and conditions. 
  • All our public website rates that do not require a promotion code qualify for the Best Price Promise.
  • There are some rates such as contracted rates or unpublished rates with third parties, plus third party rates requiring registration to access, negotiated partners, group rates and pre-paid rates that involve a voucher which do not qualify for the Best Price Promise.
  • If you have booked more than one night, the rate will be checked for each night separately.
  • The Best Price Promise refers to GB£ only rates and rate differences due to currency fluctuations cannot be considered.
  • Any queries regarding the rate you have booked should be emailed to enquiries@handpicked.co.uk. Please provide your booking confirmation number along with details of any alternative offer you have found. 

Our rates

The Fully Flexible, Advantage and Classic Break rates are published on our website and do not require a booking code or website registration.

  • Fully Flexible – this rate does not require pre-payment and allows you flexibility to cancel or amend your booking up until 12:00 noon on the day prior to arrival. The Fully Flexible Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate includes a Table D’hôte dinner at the reduced price of £32 per person (full price £39 per person).
  • Advantage – the Advantage Bed & Breakfast rate and Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate offers 10% off the Fully Flexible rate and Table D’hôte rate (£39) and requires 7 - 21 days advance booking, full pre-payment and no cancellation or refund apply. Please note the full and inclusive Table D’hôte dinner rate may vary on the Channel Islands.
  • Classic Break – this 2-night rate includes a table d’hôte dinner on the first night per person, it requires 7-14 days advance booking, pre-payment and no cancellation or refund apply. The rate is approximately a 15% saving off the Fully Flexible Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate.

Promotional rates

From time to time Hand Picked Hotels will have specific promotions which require a promotional code to gain access to the rate. These rates may have value added to the price or a percentage saving off the Fully Flexible Bed & Breakfast rate plus the full table d’hôte price of £39.

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Rooms and suites

  • Stocker

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    Room category: Suite

    The Stocker suite is located in the tower of the main hotel with views out over the River Trent and hotel gardens.

  • Main House Executive

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    Category: Accommodation

    Our Executive bedrooms are located in the main part of the hotel.

  • Cottage bedroom

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    Category: Accommodation

    Just a short stroll from the main house, over a small bridge crossing a tributary of the River Trent, are our cottage bedrooms, which are believed to date back to the 17th century.

Hand Picked Experiences

  • Two Night Classic Breaks

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    Make it a truly great escape with our Two Night Classic Break and save up to 15%. This offer includes a choice of bedrooms from Classic to Suites, a three course set meal on the first night and a full traditional breakfast on both mornings.

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  • Sunday night club

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    The fun starts when the week ends with our Sunday Night Club where you can save up to 25% on a Sunday night stay at any Hand Picked Hotel.

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Things to do

  • Attenborough Nature Reserve
  • Calke Abbey
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park
  • Gulliver's Kingdom
  • Haddon Hall
  • Hardwick Hall
  • Heights of Abraham Cable Cars, Caverns & Hilltop Park
  • Kedleston Hall
  • National Space Centre – Leicester
  • Rosliston Forestry Centre
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