Hopton Hall, dating back to 1414, lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park. For over 600 years the Hall was home to the Gell family of Derbyshire and hosted guests including Oliver Cromwell, Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Caroline.
The current Hall can trace its roots back to the 1400’s when it boasted an estate of 3,700 acres, some of which now stands under the Carsington Reservoir.
The Gell reign at Hopton Hall ceased in Autumn 1989 when the house passed from the family. There are still many reminders of the Gell family around Hopton Hall and the surrounding areas, including the Gell Chapel in St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth, the Anthony Gell School and Almshouse also in Wirksworth.
The Thomas family now own Hopton Hall with its refurbished courtyard featuring five comfortable, homely Holiday Cottages and woodland Snowdrop Walk and Summer Rose Gardens with its Crinkle-Crankle wall!
Where families and groups large and small come together to “Meet in the Middle” of England …