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“Fantastic House in a great location”
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Review of Derwent House

The elegant oak-panelled dining room. Ideal for a meal together or special celebration.
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The elegant oak-panelled dining room. Ideal for a meal together or special celebration.
Derwent House Grade II listed Georgian property circa 1753 The main guest lounge
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The elegant oak-panelled dining room. Ideal for a meal together or special celebration.
Derwent House Grade II listed Georgian property circa 1753
The main guest lounge
Superbly equipped large kitchen with additional seating
Master bedroom, with views over Knowleston gardens
Victorial style bathroom, ideal for relaxing after a day walking in the Peak District
Double en-suite room
Twin, en-suite bedroom
Individually designed twin bedroom
The 'old kitchen'  dating from the 17th century. Another lounge room, ideal to sit and chat...
Peak District - a stunning location throughout the year
A view of Bakewell bridge
The River Derwent
Hall Leys Park next to Derwent House
A View of Derbyshire
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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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jec01
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Fantastic House in a great location”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have had a great weekend staying in Derwent House celebrating our Silver Wedding. It is a beatifully presented Georgian House in a lovely location straight across the road from a lovely park.
The house has all the facilites you want for a self catering holiday with a very well equipped kitchen that allowed us to have lovely family meals in the well appointed dining room.
All the rooms were decorated to a high standard and there were beautiful fresh flowers throughout.
I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for great facilites in a good location. All too often Matlock is overlooked and we spent a great weekend exploring the area.

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Liked best: Loved the period features
Liked least: There was nothing we didn't like
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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rmlj
Edinburgh, Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Perfect house for our family celebration”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I searched high and low for the perfect house to celebrate my parents' diamond wedding anniversary in, and found it in Derwent House. From early enquiries with Damien, the owner, through to departing (sadly, didn't want to leave) on our last day, everything exceeded expectations.

The house itself is beautiful with so many extra personal touches that lift it from lovely to amazing, such as: fresh flowers in every public room, milk, juice and a huge box of maltesers in the fridge, liquid soap and hand cream at every sink, loads of tea towels, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, bin liners, tea and coffee...all the things that take up space when packing are already provided,

The rooms are beautifully appointed and furnished - so much space for everyone. Beds comfy, showers had plentiful piping hot water. We all loved it. The house was perfect for the celebration day itself when 29 members of the family gathered from all 4 corners of the country for a lunch at the house. Judith from Strand Fine Catering produced the most superb buffet lunch and Dawn from Dewberrys created a magnificent cake. Both come highly recommended.

I cannot recommend Derwent House highly enough - the location is idyllic to match the house itself. I very much hope we will return.

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Liked best: Everything - it's perfect
Liked least: Nothing - it is the perfect house
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Joan G
Windermere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent large, well equiped house in Matlock”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We wanted a large, well equipped house in Matlock for a group of walking friends and discovered Derwent House. What a find. Not only is it well equipped, the attention to detail from the friendly owners was wonderful. These included a lovely decorated house, fresh flowers and of course the box of malteasers were quickly eaten. Its a good job we were doing a lot of walking. The house was very centrally located with easy access to all the lovely walks around Matlock. We found the local people very friendly and helpful and would recommend the local bus service for journeys out of the area.

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Liked best: A beautiful, well equipped house in a central location
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Duncounti...
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation for large family gathering”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This large house in Matlock provides wonderful, spacious accommodation to suit various combinations of guests (there are double beds in some rooms, twins in others). The house is in a lovely peaceful location opposite a park yet within easy walking distance of the town centre, best reached through the lovely park (which has many features, ideal for children). The owners have shown great attention to detail: the house is extremely well equipped, very clean and well presented and on top of this we found a number of lovely additional touches. The owners were quick to introduce themselves personally, all adding to the feeling of care they put in to making your holiday as nice as possible. Parking is very limited, being on-street (on one side only), however spaces seem to come available around the end of the working day so we did manage to get parked every evening.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jgc920
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply excellent”
Reviewed 25 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

10 of us from three generations (and a dog) stayed over a long weekend to celebrate a milestone birthday. The house is spacious and characterful, and the fittings and decoration were faultless. We found everything we needed and appreciated the "essential" supplies provided on arrival. Green space outside the door and a short pleasant stroll into town. Just great

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Tom H
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Spacious house with excellent facilities, made for a great family reunion venue”
Reviewed 14 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We chose Derwent House as the venue for our first ever cousins' reunion, which we were hoping to turn into an annual affair, so it was really important that everything went smoothly. The house was warm and spacious, with lots of space to prepare and enjoy large meals. Good entertainment facilities in the front room, including a Bluetooth stereo with plenty of comfortable seating for everyone to be together and if you wanted a bit of peace and quiet, it was easy to retire to one of the bedrooms, which each felt like mini hotel suites. After a wet winter the surrounding peaks were a bit sodden, but the house had an excellent utilities room where muddy boots could be removed and an even muddier dog could be dried off. Nice park nearby with easy access to shops, would definitely recommend/return.

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Liked best: Tiled floors and utilities area made it suitable for the dog
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Tom B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic property that is well equipped and perfectly located”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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We booked the house for a group of friends with young children. There were 10 adults and 5 children and we had a fantastic long weekend at Derwent House. It is really well kitted out with everything that we needed and the layout and decor was superb. We are already looking at booking again for next year. There was a children's park within a 100 yards of the property with a Lido so we are looking at spring for our next visit. I could not fault our stay and would highly recommend a visit.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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