We stayed at Portland House for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary celebration. The house is magnificent and easily accommodated 26 people. The interior layout is excellent and every room decorated to a very high standard. The ‘bar room’ was a real bonus to give that party atmosphere feel. Everybody enjoyed their stay so much that there was a real sense of dissapointment that we had to leave! I would highly recommend a stay at this house. Juliet is a superb organiser and the personal touch of flowers and chocolates with a welcome board were well received. Great location as well for a wander in to Matlock Bath. We will definitely be returning very soon.
We had a fantastic time at Portland House c1870 celebrating a 40th birthday! We were a group of 21 adults and 5 babies, and the house worked perfectly for the weekend. Everything about it was of the highest quality (even down to the bed sheets!) and all needs and expectations were met. The location was great for walking into Matlock Bath, down along the river and to the cable cars to visit the Heights of Abraham, which had great views and plenty to keep people entertained and good food and drinks. The bar was a highlight of the property and many a game of Bar Billiards was played! The owners were extremely nice and helpful, providing useful information to all involved. People are already talking of booking again!
Had an excellent stay at Portland House for a team offsite. I left my coat at the venue, they were quick to respond and confirm it had been left at the property and returned it to me via next day recorded delivery free of charge despite me insisting on covering the cost. Truly amazing service and a little touch of customer service which did not go unnoticed.
I've actually stayed in this venue twice now, once for my hen weekend and again in April (2017) for a corporate event. Both very different weekends but both fantastic and the venue catered perfectly for both. I love how spacious the house is and the layout is ideal to have plenty of space for groups to separate into. The dining room is an ideal place for a group event, we used this on both weekends and it proved a success. We had 14 people cooking all at one time in the kitchen and there were plenty of room for all. The two dishwashers come in very handy!
The hosts are so welcoming, both times I have arrived to a welcome card and a great set up.
The whole house has perfect amenities, the music system is ideal and I love how it can play throughout the whole house.
We booked this location for a weekend away with a large group of friends, and it proved to be the ideal location - a magnificent house that felt like a home from home, and perfectly placed for eating out and other amenities. The owners were helpful and informative throughout to make organising the weekend a real cinch, leaving all and sundry to enjoy the weekend with no fuss.
We'll almost certainly be returning to Portland House for out next get-together, and I'd highly recommend it for any large groups looking for a location for a getaway.