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“A Perfect House For A Group Of Friends”
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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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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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Holiday Rental House -
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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JohnBrass...
uk
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Perfect House For A Group Of Friends”
Reviewed 22 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A group of eight of us in our late fifties and early sixties try to meet up a couple of times a year. It's always quite difficult to find our perfect house as each couple prefers to have a private bathroom and we need a big dining table, lounge and kitchen.

Derwent House fitted our requirements perfectly. The house is very well appointed with plenty of finishing touches way beyond what is normally expected of a holiday let (fresh flowers, a well stocked larder of herbs and spices as well as foil, clingfilm etc). There is good WIFI and very good TV, DVD and sound equipment.

The house is well located within easy walking distance of the town centre so that there was no worry about having to pick designated drivers but it is only a mater of a few minutes walk into open countryside.

All of the bedrooms were very comfortable and the cooking facilities were excellent for a large party.

The proprietor Damien was extremely helpful and we would strongly recommend this house for a group get together.

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Liked best: Space
Liked least: Low door frames caught out the tallest member of our party a few times
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
23 Apr 2016
Thank you very much. We are very pleased you all enjoyed your stay. We always aim to maintain a high standard, well-equipped and welcoming house, so it is very pleasing to read this. We are aware that potential guests have a range of options when selecting accommodation so your recommendation is appreciated.
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642colint
London
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect, Peaceful, Well-Appointed”
Reviewed 27 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

I am just one of a group of 10 who spent a lovely weekend at Derwent House. Not just spacious and well-furnished, but every detail has been thought of, down to the fresh flowers and fully-equipped kitchen. Interiors are attractive and comfortable and the big dining room made our evenings a pleasure. Just one suggestion: a downstairs WC is the only extra we could have wished for but that's not enough to put anyone off.

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Travelling group: Large Group
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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Management Response
28 Mar 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am always delighted to know how
much guests enjoy their time with us at Derwent House. One of the delights
of the house is the historic period and with this come some restraints.
Unfortunately as Derwent House is listed one of the restraints is a
downstairs toilet, as permission for this would not be granted. However, the
main bathroom is just at the top of the stairs, so easily accessible. It is
really good to know you found the house perfect, well-appointed and
spacious. I am really pleased you all enjoyed the house and if you are
visiting Derbyshire again it would be a pleasure to welcome you back.
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chrisY989...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
“This is the best ever rented house, and believe me I have rented many!!”
Reviewed 6 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

There was nothing that was not catered for in this superb house, everything was simply exceptional. The furnishings, the decor, the ambiance of each perfectly styled room, the beautiful bedrooms with top quality bedding and bathrooms, and don't get me started on the kitchen, a cooks dream!!
We had a lovely family get together in a perfect house, thank you

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Liked best: you could not choose one thing to like best, everything was fantastic
Liked least: there was nothing no to like
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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Management Response
7 Mar 2016
That is great to read. We really want all our guests to enjoy their time with us, so am delighted to have your comments. Thank you for taking the time to add this review.
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Clare D
Oakham
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mrs ”
Reviewed 2 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Beautiful property, homely, very clean and very well appointed. Very comfortable for 12 with plenty of space all round. Great layout and well stocked kitchen. Great hosts who made it all very easy. Located very close to the town centre and park. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Management Response
4 Feb 2016
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and it is great to know we are good hosts. You are our first guests to stay since our extensive renovations in January so your comments are particularly welcome to read. We hope you will be able to stay with us again.
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Jo-Anna R
Belfast
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful family christmas”
Reviewed 28 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We had an amazing family Christmas in Derwent House. The house easily accommodated 8 adults (four couples), 2 toddlers and 1 dog. Everything about the house was outstanding. The downstairs space with the huge lounge for present unwrapping on Christmas morning; the side lounge - for those who wanted a smaller space to relax; the large kitchen and dining area where everyone could grab breakfast and lunch when they wanted; the grand dining room where we could all sit and have dinner together in the evening; the 6 bedrooms all decorated with their own character; and finally the opportunity to just walk out the front door and have a 1 minute walk to the park or the town centre. The only thing we would change would be the addition of a shower on the top floor, but it is my understanding that a shower is being added on the 2nd floor at the beginning of 2016. It's also worth noting that there is no toilet on the ground floor.
Derwent House is as stunning as it looks on the website. Our family travelled from all over the UK and I remember receiving a text from my sister who arrived first which simply said 'The house is absolutely stunning'. The owner is also a great host and very friendly, and takes great pride in all the details / decor / facilities - which make your stay so special. Derwent House is a very special place for a holiday.

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Liked best: Stunning accommodation
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Jan 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. It is always good to know how much guests have enjoyed their stay, particularly at Christmas when family are gathered together. And you are quite right. The shower is now fitted, the bathroom refurbished along with three newly decorated bathrooms and three refurbished bedrooms. We hope you are able to return at some point.
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