Great house in a great location. Owner had thoughtfully provided most of the bits and pieces you forget to bring:-). 11 of us visited and the house is well suited for this number of people. Good selection of walking routes around to cater for people with differing requirements. Matlock great for a lazy day browsing the shops etc..
Family group, March 2017
Our second visit, plenty of space for 6 adults and 5 kids. Very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Good location, park just over the road and you can walk to the shops/cafés in Matlock. Will return! Thank you!
Family gathering, February 2017
An amazing house to stay in. Every room in the house is finished to a high standard. Very comfortable and cosy. Already booked our next visit for 2018.
Group of friends, February 2017
Amazing second visit
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 I have ever cooked in. There is every item you need. We cooked our Sunday lunch on the range style cooker and we all ate in the most beautifully decorated dining 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.
Group of friends, January 2017
Derwent House is nicely decorated, full of character, extremely well equipped and very comfortable, with some lovely touches; several vases of fresh flowers and a cupboard full of books, games and videos. The situation is very attractive, beside a park with views of the surrounding hills. Milk and juice and a box of chocolates in the fridge and pleasant greetings from the owner made for a warm welcome. It's only fault is low doorways! My son is six foot three and kept hitting his head! Most rooms have en-suite facilities. All-in-all this is one of the nicest houses we have stayed in.
Family group, September 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.
Family gathering, August 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.
Family group, May 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 matter of a few minutes walk into open countryside.
Friends gathering, April 2016
Wonderful house, had a lovely time. Hope to stay again. Thank you very much.
Family group, March 2016
Stayed here for a long weekend with family, beautiful house, amazing location, great rooms and even though there were 10 adults there was still plenty of room to be comfortable!
Friends birthday gathering, February 2016
As our wedding was a small intimate affair in Bakewell, 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. Everyone 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!
Family wedding celebration, November 2015
A group of us booked the property for our annual get together. The property surpassed our expectations. 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!
Annual get together, October 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!
Thank you so much. This is a fabulous house, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. Best house we have stayed in!
50th Anniversary, September 2015
We have had a great 50th Wedding Anniversary in this beautiful house. The sunshine was a bonus and so was the fresh flowers in the house.
50th Anniversary, September 2015
We all loved it, the house, the town and the countryside. It couldn’t have been better.
A fantastic house. So clean and a brilliant location. We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful part of the country.
What a wonderful house. A perfect venue for our golden wedding celebration. Excellent
Family and friends gathering, August 2015
Fabulous house. Excellent location. Enjoyed a truly memorable get together.
Family reunion, July 2015
This was our great celebration weekend – 70th birthday, 45th wedding anniversary, graduation celebration and pre-wedding gathering. What a brilliant place to be. The house met all our expectations. And a warm welcome as always.
Family gathering, June 2015
A nice time in the Peak District. We enjoyed our time at the house.
Three families from Spain, July 2015
We stayed for a long weekend with family. It was a perfect place to catch up. Very well equipped house.
Family group, Oxford, Durham and Newcastle, February 2015
We had the best time celebrating a 40th birthday. The house was perfect. We loved the dining room all sitting and eating for hours. So much fun, laughter and memories. We visited Chatsworth, which is always wonderful at Christmas. Can’t wait to revisit.
Friends, Manchester December 2014
I searched high and low for the perfect location to us to celebrate my parent's diamond wedding anniversary - found it in Derwent House. We have had a magical celebratory week. Thank you for creating a true home-from-home. The house is gorgeous and has everything we needed and more.
Family celebration, Edinburgh, August 2014
Outstanding in quality, the best we have known.
Family gathering, Lancashire, August 2014
We wanted a large, well equipped house in Matlock for a group of walking friends and discovered Derwent House. What a find. Not only is it well equipped, the attention to detail from the friendly owners was wonderful. These included a lovely decorated house and fresh flowers. The house was very centrally located with easy access to all the lovely walks around Matlock. We found the local people very friendly and helpful.
Group of walkers, June 2014
What a find. Great house and fantastic location. We explored Matlock, Matlock Bath and Bakewell and had a brilliant weekend. Thank you for making the house so welcoming.
Group of friends, May 2014
Gorgeous House. Great location. A lovely house to relax in after a days walking. Excellent kitchen for chatting around the breakfast table. The locals in Matlock are extremely friendly and helpful, especially the bus drivers. Matlock is definitely worth a visit for walkers. Would recommend the house and the area.
The roomin’ sheep, group of friends, April 2014
Thank you for a great holiday. We loved the teddies!
Our younger guests, family group, April 2014
We had a fantastic time celebrating my big 30 at Derwent House. The house is in such a great location to enjoy this stunning part of the world. I hope future visitors to the house have an equally fantastic time.
Friendship group, March 2014
Have had an excellent time at Derwent House. Look forward to returning soon.
Family group, February 2014
We had a lovely celebration weekend for my birthday. The house was just as we remembered, so comfortable, welcoming and easy. We loved the extra touches. Matlock is such a good place for us to meet with good walks, nice shops, especially the Antiques Emporium which we all enjoyed, and nice cafes.
Family Gathering, January 2014
Had a lovely 70th birthday celebration with family. This was a return visit for us because this house is a perfect place and so comfortable. We will be back!
70th Birthday Celebration, January 2014
As usual the stay was wonderful. We all had the most fantastic time, the house was beautifully decorated and as ever there were extra little touches everywhere. We all loved the newly decorated front room and kitchen. We are already trying to decide when we can all make it back again!
Christmas Celebration, December 2013
We had a fantastic weekend at Derwent House. The house is beautiful and all the extra touches – including Christmas decorations – made us feel very much at home. We would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.
Three families, December 2013
We all enjoyed our fab weekend in this well-appointed, lovely house. The attention to detail is excellent and we thought were great – comfy and warm. We would definitely return here as a group or with extended families.
Girls weekend away, November 2013
We knew what to expect having stayed here before but weren’t disappointed. A great place for a getaway. Keep up the good work.
Family and friends group, October 2013
"We’ve had a very special family gathering and the house has been wonderful to stay in. So well-equipped and lovely extras like fresh flowers , milk, etc. Had lovely days out at the tram museum and Eyam carnival and Saturday night we held a Champagne Murder dinner !"
Families form Cheshire, Oxfordshire & Worcestershire, August 2013
"Lovely house and very well equipped. Matlock is a great place to visit for our family get together, will recommend to our family and friends. Thank you so much"
Family Holiday Surrey, August 2013
"Thank you for a super week in a great family house, we thoroughly enjoyed all the house had to offer”.
Family Holiday Northern Ireland, August 2013
"What a beautiful house, clean and welcoming. We felt at home here straight away. Perfect for our birthday celebration get together. We would definitely recommend"
Friends get together, May 2013
"We have stayed in many houses for our weekends away but all agreed Derwent house was just the best equipped we has been to. It has been warm, cosy and very enjoyable..."
"Gals" Weekend, October 2012
"Thank you so much for a lovely weekend! The house is beautiful and very tastefully decorated. We all had a wonderful relaxing break in Derwent house and would definitely love to come back again."
Lisa and the Leeds crew! August 2012
"Great weekend, lovely house in a fantastic location. Impressed with how well equipped and the nice touches. Would recommend and come again.."
Family get together, July 2012
"What can we say but "Absolutely Fabulous" the house was perfect and contributed to a fabulous weekend."
50th Birthday, June 2012
"We love the house! We came for a "posh" hen do and had a fantastic time. The kitchen is very well equipped with loads of extra utensils. Thank you for your attention to detail and thoughtfulness. We don't want to leave!"
Hen do, June 2012
"Fab House, lovely little extras. Everything exceeded our expectations."
February 2012 Hen Party
"A truly lovely weekend. The house was everything we could wish for. We lacked for nothing. The children had a wonderful time - the grown-ups dined very well for our Ruby Wedding"
Ruby Wedding Celebration, February 2012.