We had a short holiday at Thornleigh House recently for our extended family comprising 13 people in 5 small families/couples. We loved the house from the start - so much room for us all to enjoy being together around the huge table in the kitchen (with no shortage of crockery or cutlery) or sitting in the courtyard garden. But there was plenty of room to escape if we needed to - the spacious bedrooms (4 ensuite) were like a quality hotel. There was something in the house for everyone - games room for the kids, hot tub and sauna for those of us wanting to unwind and plenty of reading literature in the lounge on the top floor landing.
It was a huge bonus that the house was within walking distance of the lovely town of Matlock which made it easy for my elderly parents. The town has an interesting variety of shops, a really pretty park where we sat and sang along with the brass band on Sunday afternoon and nice walks into the hills surrounding the town that are a wonderful view from the house.
I'm sure we will be making a return visit.
Had a fantastic weekend in this lovely house with five other couples. Centrally located in Matlock so perfect for shops, restaurants etc but also great walks straight from the door. An easy walk by the river to Matlock Bath and The Heights of Abraham. We didn't use our cars at all. Had a lovely meal at Thailand No 1 on Saturday night - we booked 3 weeks in advance and were glad we did as they were turning people away all night. All the rooms were clean and spacious, the only downside would be the singles on the second floor having to go downstairs to use the toilet and bathroom. The hot tub and games room were brilliant and we have never stayed anywhere with such a well equipped kitchen!
We stayed as a family get together to celebrate New Year.. The house caters for everything..Nice fun had playng Pool or Table Tennis in the games room,Nice relaxation took place in the hot tub, Loved cooking in a massive Kitchen...Large table so great for a feast....Fantastic Location...Matlock has everything you need so we never had to drive anywhere..We used the bus or train as its right there at the ready for you..Shops pubs restaurants etc all in Matlock..Loved going for a run each morning along the river... It was still very Christmassy everywhere ...The local people are very friendly and always willing to help if you needed directions to anywhere...Matlock Baths is a 30 min walk away with nice views along the way so keep your Camera close by...I would recommend this to anyone who would like a family/close friends break..I bet it's just as nice in the summer time too...We didn't want to leave so you know it must be worth a stay
Thornleigh House was the perfect venue for our girls weekend away. When I first booked the house, I was concerned after reading other reviews about complaints over noise, especially for 12 loud girls who don't get out much! I had no reason to worry. So long as you adhere to the rules of being out of the hot tub and keeping the noise levels inside at a reasonable volume after 11pm, it's fine.
The house is well equipped with everything you need and the hot tub was enjoyed by all throughout the stay. It's in the centre of Matlock with all the shops, bars and amenities just a short walk away.
We used Strand Fine Catering to provide a in house fine dining service on Saturday night and I would strongly recommend the company.
A fab weekend was had by all and I would highly recommend the venue.
A group of 10 girls stayed here for a long weekend for a hen do and we were all absolutely delighted with the house and found the price extremely reasonable. Check in is from 3pm and check out at 10am.
Location firstly is excellent for Matlock town and is within very short walking distance (and Bakewell is a 15 minute drive). We drove to Bakewell and rented bikes to cycle the Monsal trail, which is well worth it.
The house is absolutely gorgeous, clean and very spacious. We all loved the fantastic, well equipped kitchen which had everything you might possibly require (including shot glasses, plenty of cups, plates, cutlery, pots, pans etc!) and the owners even left us a lovely welcome package! There are 6 bedrooms spread over 3 floors and most have en-suites. Everything is well decorated and maintained to a high standard. This really was a great base for a hen do weekend.
We throughly enjoyed the hot tub too and spent much of our weekend relaxing there.
We also recommend eating at Stones restaurant - lovely food!