Welcome to
The Poachers Arms

Once a public house and restaurant, the Poachers Arms in Hope has now been converted into a warm and spacious country house.

Here we can sleep up to 30 people with 9 ensuite bedrooms, a large modern kitchen and a beautiful conservatory and dining room to seat family and friends around one table.

Outside you'll also find a safe and secure children’s play area, plus a hot tub, BBQ and lockable secure shed for all your outdoor equipment.

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Beautifully Restored Guest House For Family & Friends

The Original
Working Bar

We offer all our guests use of a fully working bar - perfect for those family gatherings and milestone celebrations! After a busy day exploring the wonderful Peak District why not gather together and relax with a glass or two in The Poachers Bar.

We can supply you with barrels of beer, lager and cider at cost price for those late night get togethers and aspiring landlords! Or, if you wish to be waited on, we can offer you bar staff for an additional charge.

Within the bar area you'll also find a full sized pool table - the perfect accompaniment to any pub!

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The Poachers Arms At A Glance

Lounge Areas

Why not sit back and relax in our spacious lounges in front of the fires and stream a film on our 40” smart TV.

Outdoor Areas

The outdoor area is covered and heated with a brand new hot tub, festival lights and outdoor bar. You'll also find two brick built charcoal BBQs - the perfect spot for evening gatherings.


There are 9 en suite bedrooms comprising of:

  • 6 double bedrooms
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 family room with 1 double bed and 2 sets of bunk beds
  • 1 family room with twin beds and 1 set of bunk beds

Children’s Area

Inside we have a children’s corner with:

  • Smart TV
  • Playstation 3
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Full size table football
  • Full size professional pool table


The spacious kitchen has plenty of equipment to cater for large parties including:

  • Two range cookers
  • Two microwaves
  • Two toasters
  • American fridge freezer
  • Additional fridge/freezer
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two kettles
  • Washing machine

Children’s Play Area

This area is safe and secure for the smaller members of the party to let off steam! Our outdoor area includes:

  • Slide
  • Swings
  • Small climbing wall
  • Outside table tennis
  • Two Playframes

Home Entertainment

  • Freeview TVs
  • Professional pool table
  • Bluetooth sound system
  • Adult table football
  • Fibre broadband
  • Table tennis

Dining Areas

The main dining area is in the large conservatory with ample seating for everyone to sit together around one large table .This also doubles up as a conference room. In the kitchen there is a large island with barstools and extra tables and chairs for those breakfast get-togethers.

Working Bar

We can supply you with casks of beer, lager or cider which you can then hand pull in your very own private bar!


If you don’t fancy cooking, we can recommend outside caterers or alternatively do feel free to use your own.

Car Parking

You need not worry about finding a space nearby or car parking charges as The Poachers Arms has its own private car park for up to 25 cars!

Secure Shed

Our lockable shed has plenty of room for your bikes and other outdoor equipment.

Guest Reviews

  • Kellie
    Loved the whole weekend. The Poachers is an amazing place to stay. We had a group of 20 and everybody had the best time. It was smooth & stress free booking in, and the host arranged a keg of cider. WE WILL BE BACK ! Thank you Poachers !
  • Melissa
    What a fabulous place! It had everything you could imagine to make sure your stay was perfect! The hot tub was a huge treat! Each room was decorated beautifully and there was something there for everyone! All of my friends and family (all 28 of us) have said we WILL be returning for another stay! Thank you to Lisa and the team for helping to make my hen do a weekend I will treasure forever!!
  • Rachael
    What can I say, amazing place to get together with friends and family. The Poacher's Arms is fully equipped with everything you need. The location is also perfect, with stunning views and walks on the doorstep. Lisa the host was incredible and made sure everything was in place to make our weekend perfect.

  • Duane
    We were welcomed and shown around the property by the owner who couldn't have been more helpful. The property itself was actually better the advertised. The Poachers Arms is huge with everything you could possibly want for you and your guests and also has lots of outdoor space for the wee ones to run around in a safe environment. The bar area provided an ideal focal point for our group whilst the kitchen catered for all our needs . The village of Hope is 2 minutes walk away and the village of Castleton is really handy also ( The pie shop is a must). The Poachers Arms is a great location for a family get-together and we are going to book again without a doubt.10/10
  • Caroline
    This property is brilliant - the owners have thought of everything! We had a party of 25 stay to start with and as the week went on numbers dwindled as due to school/work constraints not everyone could stay the whole week. We had a range of ages from 2 to 70 and there really was something for everyone, from the outdoor play area and indoor nook with toys for little ones, to the fully functional bar (the bar!) for the adults (and the older kids enjoyed this too - pretending to be bar staff was a great game!). You can order casks/kegs to be connected up so you have a real bar experience. This place was fab, and in a lovely area too.
  • John, Laura, and friends
    "We all had a wonderful stay, the Poachers is amazing, the bedrooms and the bar were excellent. Thank you!"
    John, Laura, and friends
    April 2017
  • Tristan, Yvonne and friends
    "What a fantastic week! A perfect base for exploring the peaks - but also so much on the doorstep: tennis / swimming / outdoor shops! We’ve had a very busy week - walking / canoeing / Alton Towers / Chatsworth House etc. etc."
    Tristan, Yvonne and friends
    May 2017
  • MTP Software
    "Perfect location for a team building retreat. Lots of lovely long walks in between presentations and games. A total success! Highly recommend the 'pull your own' bar and Thornbridge ales. Thank you!"
    MTP Software
    May 2017
  • Michael, Sue and Family
    "Thank you so much for this lovely place. Great area for walking - make sure you walk up Mam Tor and visit the beautiful Chatsworth House."
    Michael, Sue and Family
    April 2017
  • Reeves and Company
    "Wonderful and productive stay for the whole team. Facilities were great, just what we needed. We hope to come again. Many thanks."
    Reeves and Company
    April 2017
  • Eireen Wallace
    "Lovely stay, lovely guest house - had a great time. So many things to keep the kids occupied while the grown ups had fun
    Would love to come again xxx."
    Eireen Wallace
    May 2017
  • Sally, Rob and Family
    "Thanks for a lovely week at the Poachers - a superb building. Fab hot tub and bar area - well worth a visit. Bought some beautiful things from David Mellor. Wonderful visit to Chatsworth - amazing gardens. Thank you very much."
    Sally, Rob and Family
    April 2017

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If you'd like to enquire about availability please complete the online booking form below. We will then contact you with confirmation or alternative dates.

You can also check the availability calendar here but do come back to us and book directly for a reduced rate.

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