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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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63 reviews
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 63 reviews
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RSandham
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous home from home”
Reviewed 15 August 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!!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DRC16
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great property - ideal location”
Reviewed 21 July 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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Travelling 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
47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Birthday weekend”
Reviewed 8 June 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
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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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 29 April 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.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cindy H
East Yorkshire
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfectly Equipped and very well appointed”
Reviewed 10 April 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.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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