Welcome to Red House Stables, providing Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, a short drive from the spa towns of Buxton & Matlock, close to Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall & the historic Eyam village and all the beauty & splendor of the Peak District.
You can expect traditional values at Red House, warm, comfortable beds, en-suite in the majority of the rooms, tea & coffee making facilities, towels, TV and, of course, a choice of breakfast in the morning.
There are five different rooms of varying sizes to accomodate all sorts of requirements. Uniquely for the area we have a ground floor room fully accessible by wheel chairs with appropriate facilities in the ensuite.
We are also the home of the Working Carriage museum and provide carriage driving experiences & lessons as well as hire for special events like weddings & funerals. Our carriages have appeared in many films & TV dramas including Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.
For over 60 years the Red House Stables Working Carriage Museum has welcomed you to come and explore the fascinating bygone era of horse drawn transportation and even have a go yourself. Please explore these pages to see all we have to offer. Whether it will be a weekend away, a day trip with the kids or the hire of one of our carriages for your special day we have something to offer you here.
As well as running a traditional B&B for many years, Caroline is well known in the Driving World through her regular appearances in the press, TV and radio. She holds all the British Driving Society Qualifications to Level 4. The LHHI Teaching Certificate, is an NVQ Assessor to Level 3, and is a City & Guilds Examiner. Caroline has been a British Driving Society Council Member for 20 years, is a BDS Judge and in 2002 received the BDS Medal of Honour in recognition of her long service to the society. The same year she was invited to become a member of the very prestigious Ladies World Coaching Club. Caroline blows a selection of calls on the Post Horn during the coaching tours whenever possible. She is the only woman ever to win the Coach Horn competition at The Royal Show. Caroline is ably assisted in all these activities by her husband Peter Leech, whose expertise as a Cabinet Maker has proven very useful with the Carriage Restorations.
Caroline was awarded the MBE in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours list.