I've just spent an amazing weekend away at the Glendon Guest House in Matlock. It was a very lucky last minute find as a destination for a catch up for 3 good friends. We were amongst the first to stay here after the new owners had taken over and totally revamped the guest house.
Our every need was catered for including gluten free and vegetarian diets. The bedroom was beautiful and spacious, the beds ridiculously comfortable and the bathroom relaxing with luxury toiletries. The only sound was the river winding its way through the wooded area behind the house. We were welcomed professionally yet as if old friends and encouraged to make ourselves at home over a bottle of wine in the impressively stylish yet comfortable guest lounge. To me it looked like a room straight out of an ideal home magazine!
The breakfast/dining room was light, elegant and again beautifully and creatively decorated. The original features of the Victorian house have been kept whilst creating a fresh modern twist. Our breakfast was pure indulgence and enjoyed immensely, fresh coffee pots just kept coming.
We were given advice on where to visit, where to walk and where to eat which was so very helpful indeed. Excellent restaurants and pubs were in very close range as was a park filled with family entertainment.
I would love to revisit as we were shown all the rooms and it's perfect place for a family weekend in the Peaks, a friends' reunion or a romantic get away. The prices are very reasonable for the standard of what could easily be described as a boutique but non pretentious guest house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glendon, a fine Victorian house, offers a genuine welcome. An ideal base for leisure and business visitors. Located on the edge of the Peak District we offer individually designed bedrooms with a range of amenities including a silent fridge and Wi-Fi. The sitting room, overlooking Knowleston Gardens, is an ideal place to relax at the end of the day. Breakfast is served in the dining room and offers a full choice. Ample parking is available. ... more less