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“Fantastic property close to local amenities”
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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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Excellent - based on 58 reviews
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Nicky S
Wigan, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic property close to local amenities”
Reviewed October 13, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

A group of us booked the property for our annual get together. The property surpassed our expectations. The kitchen was extremely well -equipped with everything needed to produce a gourmet meal. Also plenty of fridge and freezer space with a great range cooker.
The lounge was comfortable and well furnished with lovely blinds and cushions. Unfortunately we didn't get the opportunity to light the fire due to fantastic October weather. The dining room was recently decorated and was lovely and light with wood panelling and a stunning dining table. There were fresh flowers in most of the downstairs room which was a lovely touch. Great Wi-Fi for those who needed it.
The beds were really comfortable with good quality cotton sheets. Towels and toiletries were provided in each of the bathrooms.
Damien was really helpful and got us cut price tickets for Chatsworth. His website had loads of useful information and links to local restaurants. He has responded to feedback from guests to improve the guest experience at Derwent House
We will be back next year!

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Liked best: the dining room was fabulous
Liked least: parking sometimes an issue but nearby spaces availalble ( 1 min walk)
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Janet M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Everything we wanted and more”
Reviewed October 7, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The service from Damien was spot on. he rang to give me details of arrival the day before and during our stay we were provided with concession price tickets for Chatsworth house, saving us at least £7 each.
The house was lovely, beautifully decorated and dressed. The little extras provided made all the difference to our stay, such as lots of toilet rolls. Milk in the fridge. Salt & pepper provided. A lovely large box of maltesers was a treat shared by all.
Lots of hot water, excellent showers, comfortable beds and luxurious duvets. All the things you expect from a good hotel. The location was perfect for us as well. we enjoyed walks in the countryside, a day at Chatsworth and The Red Lion was only a short walk and it provided good meals at very reasonable prices. All in all, a perfect weekend! and the weather was brilliant!

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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RSandham
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous home from home”
Reviewed August 15, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed here for a week to celebrate my parents' golden wedding and had an open house one day for around 30 guests. The house is beautiful. Damien was wonderful, helping to arrange flowers, advise on caterers and generally make sure everyone had a great time. There is a fantastic park right next to the property and the children were able to go on a miniature train and boating lake there. There is also a delightful riverside walk straight out of the front door. The property is extremely well equipped, right down to catering size cling film and foil, which came in handy! We all felt very lucky to have found the perfect place for this special occasion. Thank you!!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DRC16
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great property - ideal location”
Reviewed July 20, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Stayed at Derwent House for a long weekend with extended family - accommodation ideal with plenty of room and facilities for all. Ideal location in heart of Matlock & short walk to town centre and well placed to visit surrounding countryside. Kitchen with all facilities and dining room seating at least 12! Parking on street outside property. Most importantly pub within 5 minute walk.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Margaret...
Evesham, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Birthday weekend”
Reviewed June 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Thank you for a wonderful house to spend our weekend. Extended family of 11 on a celebration/birthday weekend. The house is superbly appointed, even down to fresh flowers everywhere. Spices etc there to use. Well equipped kitchen with everything you needed. Comfy bed and fluffy towels. Close to town for restaurants and park, and close to the major Peak District attractions. Even the weather was good.

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Liked best: pleny fo space for everyone to sit at the table and large lounges.
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Kath H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect house in a fabulous location”
Reviewed April 28, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This was our second time at Derwent House and I'm sure we'll be booking again. It's a lovely house in a lovely spot and is beautifully presented. Lots of space, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, a delightful park just outside and a short walk to shops and restaurants. Just what you need for a big get together - highly recommended.

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cindy H
East Yorkshire
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfectly Equipped and very well appointed”
Reviewed April 10, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Group of 12 adults plus 2 dogs stayed for a long weekend Friday to Monday. As we had planned to do our own catering rather than eat out we found this place perfectly well equipped with a seemingly endless supply of kitchen utensils, cooking and dining equipment. Huge dining table which seated all 12 of us. Beautifully appointed interior decor, well looked after and maintained. Three bedrooms have full ensuite facilities. Double room on the top floor has a toilet and a sink and we understand is to be fitted with a shower in the near future (we had this room and I've got to say it's the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in away from home). Only downside was that two of the rooms had no toilet or wash facilities so there was the occasional queue for the bathroom, which only has a bath, no shower cubicle. But, anyone can live with this for a couple of days. If you are a light sleeper and are in a room at the front of the house I would recommend earplugs, otherwise you're likely to get woken up by the church bell which is at the top of the cliff opposite.
This house has everything you could possibly need even down to dishcloths, washing up stuff in the kitchen and towels in your rooms.
The lounge is spacious and comfy too.
It is situated in a lovely quiet (apart from the church bell) spot overlooking the park; parking can be an issue as it's on the street and can get busy. But the website does warn of this and suggests alternatives.
Overall a great weekend walking with friends in Derbyshire, and we're definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: The comfy bed.
Liked least: The church bells in the middle of the night.
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway 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?
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