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7 Nights See prices

  • £1500  to  £2200

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Short Breaks From

  • £417 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £500 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

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£1575 Mon, 19 Aug 2024
4 nights - Monday to Friday mid-week break

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Derwent House

Derwent House looks like the dream house a child would draw, with its charming Georgian proportions. Built in 1753, it comfortably sleeps up to twelve guests in six bedrooms, and with five bathrooms, several living areas and an outdoor courtyard, it is spacious without feeling imposing. It is a popular self-catering choice with families and friends wanting to just get-together or celebrate a special occasion.

The house is on a quiet street in Matlock on the edge of the Peak District National Park, just a short walk from the Remarkable Hare bar and restaurant, as well as Matlock’s numerous independent shops, cafes and pubs. Derwent House is also within walking distance of the train and bus station, and there are good local transport links if you do not drive or do not want to spend your holiday behind the wheel.

As the county town of Derbyshire, Matlock has excellent amenities, and its streets are lined with pretty stone buildings and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Derwent House is named for the river that runs through the town that offers not only wonderful fishing opportunities but also lovely walks. Hall Leys is a great place for the kids to let off some steam while you sit and admire the gardens. In addition to trains that run to Nottingham and Derby, Matlock station is a stopping point for Peak Rail, with vintage steam and diesel trains that take passengers through the gorgeous landscape to Rowsley.

Nearby in Matlock Bath, the Heights of Abraham cable car has been thrilling visitors with incredible views for generations. The 60-acre park opened in 1780 at the height of Matlock’s popularity as a spa town and features two stunning underground caverns, an exciting adventure playground, Victorian folly tower and a collection of footpaths that make the most of the gardens and scenery. Matlock Bath is also home to the fascinating Peak District Lead Mining Museum, an aquarium, and Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park, so there is no shortage of activities to make everyone’s day.

Other attractions to consider for a day out include magnificent Chatsworth House and Bakewell town, the Crich Tramway Museum, Ladybower Fishery and Blue John Cavern to name just a few.

The Peak District has so many fantastic opportunities for walkers with some the national parks finest starting from and around Matlock. Stretch your legs on a five-mile loop that takes you from the town along the Derwent River to Matlock Bath before returning through woodland to High Tor. The three-mile walk between Bonsall to Cromford not only gives lovely views but lets you work up a justified appetite for a wedge of cake or pub lunch when you arrive, or wander through the peaceful Lumsdale Valley. Nearby, other areas popular with walkers and cyclists include the Dovedale Valley and Manifold Valley, Carsington Water, White Peak and Kinder Scout.

If you have been looking for the ideal holiday home to getaway with friends or family, Derwent House is sure to be the perfect choice. It offers ample space, a great location near the centre of town and within easy reach of fantastic attractions, and very comfortable accommodation where everyone can relax.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Damien Fitzgerald joined Independent Cottages in March 2018

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Derwent House is a Grade II listed property with many original period features. Accommodation is over three floors.

Ground Floor:

  • The double-fronted property has a large entrance hall that welcomes guests inside. To one side is the main sitting room with comfortable seating, a log burner, and a television with DVD player. The bay window overlooks the beautiful gardens at the front of the property.
  • On the other side of the hallway, the formal dining room has a light oak table that seats 12 people, together with a matching sideboard for storage. The bay window has a window seat from which you can admire the front garden, while the room's fresh decor makes it feel as perfect for a relaxed family breakfast as for a special celebration dinner.
  • The kitchen is a lovely room with lots of natural light. It has a 7-burner gas stove and double oven for easy self-catering, together with a larder fridge, dishwasher, and good complement of utensils. The owners provide dishwasher tablets, cleaning products, plastic wrap, aluminium foil and a small selection of non-perishable ingredients. There is a kitchen table with bench seating for informal meals.
  • The old kitchen is now a snug, with armchairs and a coffee table set in front of the original fireplace.
  • A separate utility room houses a washing machine and tumble drier, freezer and recycling facilities.

First Floor:

  • The master bedroom is at the front of the house, benefiting from wonderful garden views. It has the original Georgian fireplace (not in use), a king-sized bed and good storage.
  • The first of two twin-rooms is across the hall. It also overlooks the front garden, with two sash windows that let in lots of natural light. The room has two single beds and benefits from an en-suite with shower, WC and handbasin.
  • The family bathroom has an elegant roll top bath with hand-held shower attachment, WC and handbasin.
  • Two further double bedrooms feature good storage and have their own ensuite shower rooms with WC and handbasin.

Second Floor:

  • A double room with a king-sized bed overlooks the front gardens and has an ensuite with shower, WC and handbasin.
  • A spacious twin room with two single brass beds has lovely views through the trees in the front garden, and lots of space for unpacking.

Outside: There is a private courtyard at the rear of the property, accessed via the kitchen, with garden furniture. Parking is on the street in front of the house, with three parking spaces available in the cricket club behind the house. Secure bike storage available.

Additional Information: All utilities, linen and towels are included, as is a basket of logs for the log burner. The owners can provide a cot and high chair, as well as a day bed that can be used to accommodate an extra child if necessary - please ask when booking. One well-behaved dog is welcome with prior agreement from the owner. Weekend breaks are possible (three night minimum). No smoking.

Derwent House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 31st May 2024 - Thu, 11th Jul 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £1,500 | 4 nights: £1,500 - £2,100 | 5 nights: £2,100 | 6 nights: £2,100

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 12th Jul 2024 - Sun, 1st Sep 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £1,575 | 4 nights: £1,575 - £2,300 | 5 nights: £2,300 | 6 nights: £2,300

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 2nd Sep 2024 - Sun, 3rd Nov 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £1,500 | 4 nights: £1,500 - £2,100 | 5 nights: £2,100 | 6 nights: £2,100

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 4th Nov 2024 - Sun, 22nd Dec 2024
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £1,400 | 4 nights: £1,400 - £1,900 | 5 nights: £1,900 | 6 nights: £1,900

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 23rd Dec 2024 - Sun, 5th Jan 2025
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £2,900 | 4 nights: £3,200 | 5 nights: £3,200 | 6 nights: £3,200

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 6th Jan 2025 - Thu, 3rd Apr 2025
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £1,450 | 4 nights: £1,450 - £1,950 | 5 nights: £1,950 | 6 nights: £1,950

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6-12 in 6 bedrooms (2 Kings, 2 Doubles & 2 Twins)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
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Owner Area

Damien Fitzgerald
Member Since March 2018

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Derwent House Noticeboard

Our changeover days can be either Monday or Friday. We may be able to offer a different day if required. Please contact us to discuss if you are considering a different start day.

Last Minute Offers

Mon, 19 Aug 2024 for 4 nights, £1575
Monday to Friday mid-week break
Mon, 26 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £2300
1 week or midweek short break or weekend

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* Calendar last updated: 19th June 2024

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