“Perfect house for a gathering of friends to celebrate my 50th year. Ideal location and setting, the web pictures don’t do it justice. Would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting the Peak District. Even storm Dennis didn’t dampen things!”
CW - March 2020
Many of our guests use Derwent House to celebrate a special occasion or to meet with friends and family groups and our aim is to ensure that the house provides well for this. There is a range of cooking utensils, 2 ovens, 7 gas rings and a large fridge. There is also ample matching crockery and cutlery for a special meal in the dining room overlooking Knowleston Gardens in Matlock.
Each room in this luxurious Peak District holiday rental is individually designed to provide a welcoming and attractive environment. Downstairs there is ample space to socialise together or take some time to relax, read or listen o music. Each bedroom is individually designed and a number have en-suite facilities. In addition, the Victorian style bathroom, with roll-top bath, is ideal to relax after a day enjoying the delights of the Derbyshire Peak District.
There is a range of attractions close by for all ages and tastes. From Chatsworth House and local villages to Alton Towers and rock climbing. The Peak District is also ideal to explore the stunning countryside, great walks and a range of sports. As well as being perfect for walking holidays, Derwent Lodge is equally well-placed for cycling holidays in The Peak District. The house provides a secure cycle storage space for all those planning to tour our picturesque corner of Derbyshire on two wheels rather than on foot or by cart.
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Group of friends
February 27th 2020
“We had a wonderful weekend, the house is beautiful, big, well-equipped and very tastefully decorated. The roll top bath was amazing. We were a group of 12 friends and we had plenty of room to socialise and to eat together in the dining room. The log burner was also a lovely touch especially as we were here in very wild, wet and windy weather.”
January 30th 2020
“Derwent House is a truly beautiful property. There were 10 of us ( friends for 50 years) staying over the New Year and it was a really joyful occasion. The house was very well equipped, warm, comfortable and easy to manage. There was so much to do around Matlock and when we came back it meant we could relax and have conversations all together in the large and well-appointed rooms. All in all it could not have been better and was perfect for our purposes.”
First class, large Georgian house for up to 12 adults
December 23rd 2019
Derwent House exceeded expectations. Location is great, right by the park and waters edge. Damien is a professional, understated host and provides any help required pre booking, post booking and during the stay. The equipment, bedding, decor, cleanliness are all top notch. We had a house party for 4 days for my husband’s 70th. It was perfect.”
A perfect family stay
April 10th 2019
We stayed at Derwent House for a family group of 10 adults and 1 toddler. It was the perfect place for us.Located on a quiet cul-de-sac next to a lovely park which A great space for children and an easy walk for us into Matlock. The house was beautiful with plenty of room for us all.The beds were so comfortable with lovely quality linen and towels and the ensuites meant no queuing for showers.The hosts were easy to keep in touch with if we needed to and made us feel extremely welcome.We definitely would like to book a return visit and would recommend Derwent House as great place to stay.
March 19th 2019
"Fabulous property to celebrate 60th Birthday Great place to celebrate my husband 60th birthday with 8 friends. Very tastefully decorated, plenty of space and well equipped in the kitchen for self catering. Matlock has a lot to offer for walking, sightseeing and eating out, which is on the door step. We would all definitely go back and stay in Derwent House in the future."
Family get together
July 23rd 2018
Wonderful family get together for 70th birthday celebrations. Great house in a lovely location. Everything you could need to make it feel like home from home. Perfect for children with the park over the road and plenty of luxuries for the grown-ups. Thank you.
July 20th 2018
Derwent House is a peak gem with it luxurious décor and comfort. It enabled our three families to reunite and enjoy a relaxed and fun holiday. There are so many thoughtful touches, such as the herbs and spices, leaf tea, fresh coffee and a range of equipment. Everything we needed was here. We loved the grandeur of the big dining table, the lovely showers, the charming and comfortable lounge, the laundry facilities, and the large kitchen for cooking gathered around the kitchen table, the hub of the home. This made for a great gettogether and we will recommend it to all our friends.
June 29th 2018
What an amazing place to gather for my husband’s 70th birthday. The house was so welcoming. The location is superb and the facilities are amazing. The weekend could not have been bettered and we will be back. Lovely home form home. You have thought of everything. A big thank you.
One to go back to!
February 20th 2018
This is our 2nd stay in this beautiful house and we have already booked our next trip. This is definitely home from home with everything you need for a perfect stay. So comfortable and very clean. You won’t be disappointed. We love it!
Excellent Holiday Accommodation
February 12th 2018
Derwent House provides excellent holiday accommodation in a quiet location near the centre of Matlock. We appreciated the efficient heating, a log burner (wood provided) and a utility with space to dry wet outdoor clothes. Vases of fresh flowers in the reception rooms and teddy bears on the beds were a nice touch. The large kitchen is extremely well equipped with a good range of utensils. There is an ample supply of books, games, DVD's and CD's in the cosy snug. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable house; we would definitely return and recommend to others.
November 7th 2017
5 star recommendation for this wonderful house in Matlock. It is perfectly located on a quiet road by a lovely park and is a short walk into town. The rental was spotlessly clean and the addition of fresh flowers and yummy biscuits on arrival was a lovely personal touch. I definitely recommend Derwent House!
September 6th 2017
This was the family's second visit to Derwent House, this was better than the first time only because of better weather, the house cannot be improved on. It is so well equipped, the kitchen is large with every appliance you could think of and includes everyday items missing from most rentals (tea, coffee, milk, sugar and a range of cooking items such as flour, oil etc). All six bedrooms are spacious as is the family bathroom. The range of DVDs, CDs, games and toys are available for indifferent weather. There were fresh flowers in the main rooms and the "dressing" of the house with pictures, busts etc adds to the interest in the aged property. Our family consists of Mum and Dad, three sons with partners and three grandchildren and we had plenty of room to play and socialise. Great place - we will return again.
Fabulous home and child friendly
August 24th 2017
We were visiting family in England and wanted a house that would fit 8 adults and 3 young children. We couldn't have been more pleased with this house. This house is well equipped and spacious. Great kitchen with large refrigerator and lots of cookware, washer and dryer, cupboards full of games, and beautiful bedrooms. Little patio was very pleasant with beautiful flowers. Stairways had kid gates which was great with our 2 one-year olds. Five of the 6 bedrooms had an en suite and all very up to date. The house has beautiful touches throughout. A bonus was the large park just a few feet from the house. The kids were well entertained. We did not use our car the entire time as anything we needed was in walking distance. Love, love, love this place and it is highly recommended.
February 10th 2017
An amazing house to stay in, every room in the house is finished to a high standard. Very comfortable and cosy. All our group had a wonderful time. Already booked our next visit.
Amazing second visit
January 24th 2017
This very spacious house is ideal for a break in the Derbyshire peak district there were 12 of us and the house has everything you could possibly need and more. The kitchen is the best one I have ever cooked in there is every you need we cooked our Sunday lunch on the range style cooker and we all ate in the most beautifully decorated dinning room. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and our en suite room was no exception the bed was very comfortable and the little extras a nice touch. We have booked to go back again next year and we can't wait I strongly advise you to stay at this property you will not be disappointed I promise you. The fresh flowers placed all around the house are a lovely touch too.
Fantastic venue for our weekend with friends
September 30th 2016
Our second visit to Derwent House. The venue is perfect for our group of friends. Plenty of space with well furnished and well decorated rooms. The beds are comfortable and the bed linens and duvets are of really good quality and the fresh flowers are a lovely touch. The kitchen is well equipped and we produced a Sunday lunch worthy of the magnificent dining room. We noticed the changes made since our last visit and the hosts strive to continually make the property more appealing and comfortable for the guests. We love being able to walk into the town for eating and drinking, no taxis or designated drivers and the house is situated in a lovely part of the town near the river and the park. The men in our party visited the local football ground and had an enyoyable afternoon watching Matlock Town we also visited Haddon Hall. Loads to do. In the local area, a great spot and a lovely venue.
Happy family gathering
July 29th 2016
Derwent House is a lovely, well appointed, spacious venue for a family gathering. With an age range from 2 to 70 the house provided everything necessary for a happy long weekend with room to lounge, to play, to cook and gather together round the kitchen table or party round the dining room table. The children made good use of the generous supply of games and books when it rained and we made regular visits to the fantastic Hall Leys Park which was literally a 2 minute stroll from the front door when the sun peeped out. The kitchen is a pleasure to use with everything arranged intuitively so that you could always source what was needed quickly and it did really have everything that could be needed. We used an outside caterer for the main celebration meal but when we go back again, which I'm sure we will, I'll happily use the kitchen because it is 'cook friendly'. The bedrooms were good and the beds high quality. There are easy to use stair gates top and bottom of main staircase. The road outside is a cul-de-sac so no traffic noise. The wifi was good. I think I've covered enough ground here to show our family's approval!
Tasteful, comfortable, spacious, warm and welcoming
May 22nd 2016
A second lovely Derwent House weekend and a third one booked for next year. This house brilliantly meets our needs as a central meeting point for our family. It is beautifully and tastefully equipped, but not too precious that you can't relax. I would unreservedly recommend it.
A Perfect House For A Group Of Friends
April 30th 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.All of the bedrooms were very comfortable and the cooking facilities were excellent for a large party. 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. The proprietor Damien was extremely helpful and we would strongly recommend this house for a group get together.
Beautiful family Christmas
December 28th 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. 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.