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“Perfect in every way”
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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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58 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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Kerrie T
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed 25 November 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
Travelling 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
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“Fantastic property close to local amenities”
Reviewed 14 October 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)
Travelling group: Friends
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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Janet M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Everything we wanted and more”
Reviewed 7 October 2015 for a stay in September 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!

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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RSandham
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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 4 Contributor
46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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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