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“A Perfect House For A Group Of Friends”
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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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JohnBrass...
Framlingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Perfect House For A Group Of Friends”
Reviewed April 22, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A group of eight of us in our late fifties and early sixties try to meet up a couple of times a year. It's always quite difficult to find our perfect house as each couple prefers to have a private bathroom and we need a big dining table, lounge and kitchen.

Derwent House fitted our requirements perfectly. The house is very well appointed with plenty of finishing touches way beyond what is normally expected of a holiday let (fresh flowers, a well stocked larder of herbs and spices as well as foil, clingfilm etc). There is good WIFI and very good TV, DVD and sound equipment.

The house is well located within easy walking distance of the town centre so that there was no worry about having to pick designated drivers but it is only a mater of a few minutes walk into open countryside.

All of the bedrooms were very comfortable and the cooking facilities were excellent for a large party.

The proprietor Damien was extremely helpful and we would strongly recommend this house for a group get together.

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Liked best: Space
Liked least: Low door frames caught out the tallest member of our party a few times
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Apr 23, 2016
Thank you very much. We are very pleased you all enjoyed your stay. We always aim to maintain a high standard, well-equipped and welcoming house, so it is very pleasing to read this. We are aware that potential guests have a range of options when selecting accommodation so your recommendation is appreciated.
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642colint
London
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect, Peaceful, Well-Appointed”
Reviewed March 26, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I am just one of a group of 10 who spent a lovely weekend at Derwent House. Not just spacious and well-furnished, but every detail has been thought of, down to the fresh flowers and fully-equipped kitchen. Interiors are attractive and comfortable and the big dining room made our evenings a pleasure. Just one suggestion: a downstairs WC is the only extra we could have wished for but that's not enough to put anyone off.

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Traveling group: Large Group
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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Management Response
Mar 27, 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am always delighted to know how
much guests enjoy their time with us at Derwent House. One of the delights
of the house is the historic period and with this come some restraints.
Unfortunately as Derwent House is listed one of the restraints is a
downstairs toilet, as permission for this would not be granted. However, the
main bathroom is just at the top of the stairs, so easily accessible. It is
really good to know you found the house perfect, well-appointed and
spacious. I am really pleased you all enjoyed the house and if you are
visiting Derbyshire again it would be a pleasure to welcome you back.
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chrisY989...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
“This is the best ever rented house, and believe me I have rented many!!”
Reviewed March 6, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

There was nothing that was not catered for in this superb house, everything was simply exceptional. The furnishings, the decor, the ambiance of each perfectly styled room, the beautiful bedrooms with top quality bedding and bathrooms, and don't get me started on the kitchen, a cooks dream!!
We had a lovely family get together in a perfect house, thank you

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Liked best: you could not choose one thing to like best, everything was fantastic
Liked least: there was nothing no to like
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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Management Response
Mar 7, 2016
That is great to read. We really want all our guests to enjoy their time with us, so am delighted to have your comments. Thank you for taking the time to add this review.
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Clare D
Oakham
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mrs ”
Reviewed February 1, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Beautiful property, homely, very clean and very well appointed. Very comfortable for 12 with plenty of space all round. Great layout and well stocked kitchen. Great hosts who made it all very easy. Located very close to the town centre and park. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Management Response
Feb 3, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and it is great to know we are good hosts. You are our first guests to stay since our extensive renovations in January so your comments are particularly welcome to read. We hope you will be able to stay with us again.
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Jo-Anna R
Belfast
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful family christmas”
Reviewed January 28, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We had an amazing family Christmas in Derwent House. The house easily accommodated 8 adults (four couples), 2 toddlers and 1 dog. Everything about the house was outstanding. The downstairs space with the huge lounge for present unwrapping on Christmas morning; the side lounge - for those who wanted a smaller space to relax; the large kitchen and dining area where everyone could grab breakfast and lunch when they wanted; the grand dining room where we could all sit and have dinner together in the evening; the 6 bedrooms all decorated with their own character; and finally the opportunity to just walk out the front door and have a 1 minute walk to the park or the town centre. The only thing we would change would be the addition of a shower on the top floor, but it is my understanding that a shower is being added on the 2nd floor at the beginning of 2016. It's also worth noting that there is no toilet on the ground floor.
Derwent House is as stunning as it looks on the website. Our family travelled from all over the UK and I remember receiving a text from my sister who arrived first which simply said 'The house is absolutely stunning'. The owner is also a great host and very friendly, and takes great pride in all the details / decor / facilities - which make your stay so special. Derwent House is a very special place for a holiday.

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Liked best: Stunning accommodation
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling 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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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Jan 30, 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. It is always good to know how much guests have enjoyed their stay, particularly at Christmas when family are gathered together. And you are quite right. The shower is now fitted, the bathroom refurbished along with three newly decorated bathrooms and three refurbished bedrooms. We hope you are able to return at some point.
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Kerrie T
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed November 24, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Got married in Bakewell on Saturday 21/11/2015 and as this our wedding was a small intimate affair, Derwent House was perfect for ourselves and main guests.
From the moment we entered, we all felt completely relaxed and at ease. We all felt like excited children, exploring the house and spent a great deal of time checking out all the rooms. All of the rooms are tastefully decorated and many had fresh flowers as an added touch.
Everything you could possibly want was there, especially in the kitchen where every tool, utensil and gadget was available. Loved watching the squirrels in the park across the road, relaxing in the lounge in front of the log burner and the whole family gathering in the kitchen for breakfast together. Every one of my guests has fell in love with this property and can't stop talking about what a fantastic time they spent there. I cannot stress enough how perfect the house is, and we are so happy that we chose Derwent House to celebrate such an important day in our lives. Thank you Damien for everything, can't wait to return!

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Liked best: the decor, layout and comfort
Liked least: No downstairs toilet
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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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.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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