Derwent House Living Accommodation 

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Derwent House Matlock, offers beautifully appointed self-catering accommodation for up to 12 guests in a Georgian grade II listed residence with double-fronted bay windows. The house has 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with many original features, it’s set over three floors and offers spacious accommodation making it an ideal venue for groups.

Afternoon tea in the snug
Kitchen gadgets in Derwent kitchen
View of range oven from snug
Dining room table with flowers

The Ideal Holiday House in Matlock

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Set in the heart of Matlock surrounded by the rolling hills and moors of Derbyshire and the Peak District, Derwent House is the perfect destination for a holiday, short break or weekend away, any time of the year. The house is also ideal for family or friends celebrations, reunions and get together, with plenty of space for you to relax and unwind. We also offer some extra holiday ideas such as wine tasting and outside catering for that special celebration meal.

Derwent House history is and interesting one,  it’s located in a quite area of the picturesque town in Matlock next to Hall Leys Park, so it’s just a hop, skip and jump away to local pubs, restaurants and shops. Set on the edge of the Peak District National Park we are ideally based to explore the sights and sounds of this wonderful area in the heart of the country.

Dining room table and fireplace
Kitchen table and window
View of kitchen from snug
Cakes and flowers in the kitchen

Downstairs the house offers:

The front door opens to the long hallway, with rooms off to each side, in a classical Georgian style.

A large sitting room with a log burner set in a Georgian-style stone fireplace. The room has a large bay window which overlooks the front garden and Knowleston gardens beyond. The lounge has three sofas, additional comfortable seating, a television and DVD player.

The large oak-panelled dining room is opposite the lounge with an oak table seating for up to 12 people. The room has a large bay window with an inviting window seat to sit and watch the world go by. The room is ideal if you are planning a celebratory meal for a special occasion.

There is a small sitting room towards the rear of the house which was the “old kitchen”, now referred to as the snug, where you can hide away to read, relax and chat, or plan your days out in Derbyshire. This snug has comfortable arm chairs with the original kitchen fire place and surround. A set of double doors leads you into the kitchen.


The kitchen is large and well equipped, with an original quarry tile floor. The kitchen offers you space to cook on a double gas range cooker with 7 gas rings and two ovens. There is also a microwave, dishwasher, large larder fridge and a range of utensils. The kitchen also has a kitchen table and benches ideal for breakfast or informal dining. Many of our visitors use the house for a special occasion and the kitchen is very well-equipped for this. Find out what’s included so you know what to expect.

Our utility room is across from the snug on the ground floor, which houses a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and recycling facilities. The utility room has hanging space, ideal for drying clothing and footwear.

Outside Area

There is a courtyard area outside the kitchen with comfortable seating and a large table. The space is ideal for relaxing with an early evening drink. We also offer secure cycle storage for those wanting to enjoy cycling holidays.


There is unrestricted parking on the road in front of Derwent House. In addition, there are additional parking spaces for two cars, if needed, in the cricket club car park, behind the house.

Sitting room with log burner
Light airy large sitting room
Hallway and sitting room
Derwent sitting room with table lamp

Derwent House Floorplans

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The Ground Floor

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Ground floor floorplan of Derwent House

The First Floor

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First floor floorplan of Derwent House

The Second Floor

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Second floor floorplan of Derwent House

Derwent House

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