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Time to enjoy a staycation in Derbyshire?

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After a long time, it is lovely to be able to travel again and enjoy a break away from home. And it is certainly  a popular time for a staycation.  Derwent House is located in Matlock, Derbyshire and is ideally placed to explore the county and Peak District National Park. 

Derwent House sitting room staycation in Derbyshire

It is lovely to be able to welcome guests back to Derwent House. As part of our plans to be ready to welcome guests back to enjoy a break, we have made some changes. Most of the changes take place “behind the scenes”, which is exactly what we were aiming for as we want our guests to enjoy their time away. For guests staying in Derwent House we leave hand sanitiser, disinfectant and other cleaning materials for guests to use regularly, particularly in high touch areas.


Derwent House bedroom - Derbyshire staycation

Where can we eat out in Matlock?

The bars and restaurants in Matlock have been reopening. The Thai, Indian and Italian restaurants are all open. Stones, serving an excellent British contemporary menu, is also serving guests again. But a reservation is often needed here well in advance.  And to pubs – the Red Lion and Duke William, are also serving food again. All these options are within a  few minutes’ walk from Derwent House. Many also offer a take-away option if you want to enjoy time in the house but without having to cook.

In addition to the usual restaurants the Remarkable Hare has been refurbished and now offers a great selection of food. As well as the main bar, they also have a large room for guests who are eating. So there are a good choices of places to eat close to Derwent House.

What better time is there to enjoy fish and chips but when on holiday? On a nice evening it is lovely to pick up some fish and chips and had into Hall Leys park. The park has many seats and is a lovely place to eat and watch the world go by. The large open areas also make an ideal location for a picnic and the great thing is that it is next door to Derwent house, so not far to walk!

A bathroom at Derwent House in Derbyshire

What attractions are open in Derbyshire?

Chatsworth House has reopened. And the farmyard and adventure playground are now open too. The Heights of Abraham and Crich Tramway museum have also reopened along with other attractions. We are still able to offer discounted tickets for Crich. Some attractions have reopened with different opening hours, so it is worth checking in advance. Many also require booking in advance. This is easy and quick to do via the attraction website. Feedback from our guests has been positive about the measures put in place. They have told us that they have enjoyed visiting.

Are there good places to walk in Derbyshire and the Peak District?

The one thing that has not changed in Derbyshire is the great open spaces. From walks in the White Peak or Dark Peak. Walks up hills or down hills. Walking through historic villages or visiting ancient monuments. These are all still a great way to spend a day. Some walks are in busier areas but the majority can be enjoyed in open spaces passing perhaps just a handful of people on the way. There are also a great range of walks to access straight form the door of Derwent House. There are six walks that explore Matlock and Matlock Bath and these can be downloaded or printed.

And of course,  the wonderful landscape and sights of the Peak District National park. Throughout the year the changing landscape is great to see whatever the season. And not wanting to tempt fate but the spring and autumn weather is often a pleasant surprise.

Visit the Nine Ladies ancient monument during staycation in Derbyshire

Is it time to plan a break away?

If you are thinking about a holiday we have availability in the autumn, winter and through into 2021. Depending on your plans a midweek break, from Monday to Friday offers a chance to spend four nights enjoying Derbyshire for the same price as a 3-night weekend break.  And if you are planning a break for 8 people or less up to 30th June 2021, do contact us, as we offer a discount of 20%

We have also amended our terms and conditions to be more flexible in the current circumstances. If there are any dates you want to check availability for or book, you can here. Alternatively, do give us a call, we are always happy to help.

It certainly does feel good to be able to make holiday plans again. As you are making plans for this year and into 2021, if you are thinking of a visit to Derbyshire it would be lovely to welcome you to Derwent House.

Derwent House and Hall Leys Park in the Spring


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