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Cottage Holiday Reviews for Derwent House

Average rating: (23 reviews)

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Derwent House, 5 Knowleston Place, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BU

Description of the self catering

Derwent House is a superbly restored elegant and spacious Grade II listed Georgian house. It beautifully combines its original character with smart and contemporary furnishings to give the ambiance of a 'boutique hotel' and the freedom of self catering. A wonderful house for reunions and family gatherings it sits in a peaceful conservation area overlooking the River Derwent and beside a park with colourful gardens, bowling, tennis, courts, children's play area and boating pond. A variety of shops, restaurants, and cafés are all within close walking distance. The railway station, which has regular connections to Derby and Nottingham, is also within walking distance making the house easily accessible without needing a car.

Best Features

Historical features throughout

Large dining room ideal for a special meal

Main bathroom plus four ensuite bedrooms

Large well equipped kitchen with range cooker Log burning stove

All prices fully inclusive - no extra charges

Close to local amenities and park

Sleeps: from 2 to 12

Pets: Yes

Contact Details

Contact Name: Damien Fitzgerald

Telephone: 0114 235 6199

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Reviews


18 of 28 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2011
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We had a wonderful stay, Derwent House is a perfect place. Close to the river,the park and public transport. The extra finishing touches in the house made our stay most enjoyable we would recommend the house to anyone who likes a bit of luxury. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Six friends on a walking holiday.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 19.05.2011
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18 of 27 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2011
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A well equipped kitchen with most things required for a home cooked three course meal for 10, along with some lovely little touches (chocolates, wine, flowers in every room, and luxury soup/handcream throughout). The taller members of the party had to remember to duck through the doors but otherwise a really well presented property that was a nice place to come back to after being out in the area - including a great CD collection!

Make up of party:  Friends from all parts of the UK, including small people - who particularly enjoyed the kids play area just meters from the house!
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: Bradfordsmith Review Added: 20.04.2011
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17 of 29 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2011
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Our second visit as getting all of us together is a bit crowded anywhere but here. We loved the home comforts and the attention to detail that meant that everything from a sewing kit to stock cubes were available should we require them. Wi-Fi throughout the house delighted the teenagers and the not so young alike!! So many attractive and comfortable rooms meant privacy and company were both easily achieved. Damien is the perfect host determined to make sure your stay is everything you could dream of. Plenty to see and do in the area. Visit once and you'll be planning an excuse to return from the moment you arrive. Our third visit is already taking shape!

Make up of party:  Family Gathering. Party of 10 ranging from 13 to 80. . . everyone loved it!!
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: JanChristian Review Added: 20.04.2011
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18 of 31 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2011
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This is a super property for a family gathering, all home comforts, well stocked and the welcome 'gifts' were a delighful touch. We were easily able to cater for our party of 10 and there were plenty of ammenities on the doorstep.

Make up of party:  Family group of all ages
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: hjg1963 Review Added: 08.03.2011
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20 of 30 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2011
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This is a fantastic place to stay, very clean and comfortable with everything you need & lovely extras, cut fresh flowers in every room, welcoming treats, no-one wanted to go home. The location was very good, providing a good base for touring the area. we will definately be returning

Make up of party:  Ladies weekend away
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: Shirley Review Added: 01.04.2011
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18 of 28 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2011
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a fantastic house,spacious lovely little touches such as a welcome hamper and plenty of equipment in the kitchen. the in house beauty treatment booked with my personal sanctuary was great and would recommend it.

Make up of party:  friends on a girlie weekend
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: barney Review Added: 01.04.2011
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19 of 28 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 12/2010
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Fantastic house,the xmas decorations were superb, it had a warm homely feel with lots of extra touches to make it a special place to stay

Make up of party:  11 friends
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: david Review Added: 20.01.2011
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20 of 30 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 11/2010
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Brilliant! [Editor's comment: short and sweet!]

Make up of party:  5 couples
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 29.11.2010
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16 of 27 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2010
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A beautiful well equipped home from home. The bedrooms are all very individually decorated to a very high standard and even fresh flowers in each room!!! the house amenities are the best we have ever had,kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets even down to umberellas for your use if required. The welcome pack of milk, wine, biscuits and chocolate...just wonderful. The position of the house is fantatstic for visiting the local area which is stunning. Just cannot fault the property thats why we will be booking for the 4th time!!!! [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  6 x couples age from 38- 51 yrs all joining together from Essex, Cambridge, South yorkshire and east Yorkshire.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 21.10.2010
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18 of 31 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2010
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Fantastic big family house in great location near a park which is ideal for children and adults alike. The house was perfect and the attention to detail and quality of all the rooms make for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. The house is extremely well equipped, it excelled in all our expectations.

Make up of party:  Families
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: m.swift840 Review Added: 22.08.2010
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17 of 27 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 11/2009
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This property was everything and more we wanted for a new year holiday with friends. It's beautifully presented, warm and inviting. Lots of thoughtful touches that made our stay perfect. The house is really spacious and ideal for holidays with friends and kids. We've already booked our next visit.

Make up of party:  3 families, 6 adults and 6 kids.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: vputt Review Added: 26.01.2010
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23 of 31 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2009
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Just returned from a fantastic weekend at Derwent House. Everything was perfect - kitchen, bedrooms, lounges, location. The welcome food/wine and Molton Brown toiletries were much appreciated.

Make up of party:  12 over 60's who meet up each year to go walking and relaxing in beautiful surroundings.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: riff raff Review Added: 10.11.2009
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19 of 32 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2009
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This is a fantastic place to stay, very clean and comfortable with lovely extras, cut fresh flowers in every room, welcoming treats, no-one wanted to go home. The location was very good, providing a good base for touring the area.

Make up of party:  Family and friend, ages ranging from 12 weeks to 60.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: kao Review Added: 12.08.2009
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19 of 30 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2009
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Fabulous house, location, welcome and weekend. The house was immaculate, it had everything we could have wished for with Matlock on the doorstep with everything you need a short walk. The park across the street is fantastic for children as one of the things we were worried about was outside space. Kitchen well equipped, all rooms exceptional. Only problem was beds are very high for young children and if you're tall mind your head!! Couoldn't recommend it more!

Make up of party:  Family of 12, babies, old, young and middle aged!!
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: lisamk15 Review Added: 09.09.2009
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20 of 30 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2009
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an excellent house in a good location with the park on your doorstep which is great for kids and adults alike. Lots to do in the surrounding area. 2nd visit would definately come back and reccomend to others

Make up of party:  2 Families 8 Adults 5 Children
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: m.braban@ntlworld.com Review Added: 10.09.2009
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21 of 32 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2009
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beautifully appointed house with everything you could wish for in a holiday home. In fact better than home!! Spotlessly clean and very comfortable with loads of space for our family gathering.

Make up of party:  family reunion from Kent & Perthshire. 6 adult couples (27-63).
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: datorgersen Review Added: 25.06.2009
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16 of 28 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2009
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This is a wonderful house with plenty of character. It is well presented, beautifully decorated and lovely to stay in. Watch out if you are tall though, the low doorways could cause some pain. It was lovely to be welcomed by the extras - wine, biscuits and juice, and also fresh flowers in every room. A fantastic place to stay.

Make up of party:  Family gathering for a special occasion. The house was full.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: custyeil Review Added: 27.06.2009
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16 of 27 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2009
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A special family birthday weekend with 12 all told followed by three days with friends for a range of good long walks.

Comfy and welcoming and superbly suited for its job this house is well worth a visit. The attention to detail is great and suggestions for improvements carefully and courteously considered and actioned. Room for the family to keep out of each other's way, if needed, and great facilities to eat and do things together when appropriate.

We will go back.

Make up of party:  Two Grandparents, three children and five grandchildren with age range from 75 to 9 for long weekend followed on by two couples for remaining days.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: johndcumming Review Added: 14.05.2009
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17 of 29 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2009
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Beautiful accommodation. lots of thought has gone into the décor and furnishings. 10 of stayed and had an absolute ball. All rooms v comfortable and communal space great for large groups. Highly recommended.

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Make up of party:  Group of 10. Couples.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 21.05.2009
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17 of 28 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2009
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Beautiful house with character, lots of space (we were 11) and extremely well equipped. Great attention to detail in every respect, absolutely nothing 'missing'. Very good position, especially for children.

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Make up of party:  Ages 2-62. 2 parents/grandparents, 2 daughters plus spouses and 5 grandsons. And a bump.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 10.06.2009
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21 of 29 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2009
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This is the second time we've been back and we obviously love it. We first came a year ago and were pleased to find that it has been kept up to the same exeptional standard. Its a beautiful house in a great location -close to a great park for children and adults, close to town and any amenities you need but you still feel like you are in an isolated retreat.

Make up of party:  3 couples with our toddlers and babies, making a total of 11 of us plus a bump.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: pippahales Review Added: 09.05.2009
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20 of 30 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 11/2008
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Derwent house was ideal for our weekend meeting which involved some work (ideal huge table)and a lot of relaxing in total comfort. Instead of the usual stuffy conference venue, the house worked as a relaxed and comfortable retreat from the pressures of the office. EVERYTHING we needed was there and the very up market bath oils and fresh flowers meant no one was rushing to get away. It was hard to get some people to concentrate as they were too busy raving about the fabrics! This is an absolute winner, faultless in every respect...The open fire and the lovely sofas at the end of the day turned a bunch of work colleagues into fast friends!

Make up of party:  8 work colleagues
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: karen Review Added: 10.05.2009
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16 of 27 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2008
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Derwent House is a comfortable beautiul majestic home. It is warm given its size, with large windows that could be opened if required.

When we arrived we where all so happy in many rooms where fresh cut flowers and a welcome gifts and wine so that got our weekend off to a good start.

The kitchen fantastically equipped you could cook any meal, every utensil availabe. The bedrooms all comfortable and each room had its own unique character.

The position was brilliant for visiting Chaatsworth, Bakewell etc but the local area is so beautiful too, so much so we are all booked in again same weekend 2009!! A Gem that we have all shared with others. others.

Make up of party:  6 professional couples all on a long weekend break without the children, friends from all over Yorkshire and Essex, excellent central meeting point.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: sbrookes Review Added: 01.05.2009
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Reviews Added By The Owner
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Guest's Initials: JP Date of visit: 01/06/2013
Cottage Review: Absolutely wonderful stay. Booked in as a surprise for mum's 60th and invited the rest of the family along too. Everything you need for a relaxing break, great location, beautiful setting, lovely owners. Not one bad thing to say on this place.

Guest's Initials: TB Date of visit: 01/11/2013
Cottage Review: We booked the house for a group of friends with young children. There were 10 adults and 5 children and we had a fantastic long weekend at Derwent House. It is really well kitted out with everything that we needed and the layout and decor was superb. We are already looking at booking again for next year. There was a children's park within a 100 yards of the property with a Lido so we are looking at spring for our next visit. I could not fault our stay and would highly recommend a visit.

Guest's Initials: TH Date of visit: 01/02/2014
Cottage Review: We chose Derwent House as the venue for our first ever cousins' reunion, which we were hoping to turn into an annual affair, so it was really important that everything went smoothly. The house was warm and spacious, with lots of space to prepare and enjoy large meals. Good entertainment facilities in the front room, including a Bluetooth stereo with plenty of comfortable seating for everyone to be together and if you wanted a bit of peace and quiet, it was easy to retire to one of the bedrooms, which each felt like mini hotel suites. After a wet winter the surrounding peaks were a bit sodden, but the house had an excellent utilities room where muddy boots could be removed and an even muddier dog could be dried off. Nice park nearby with easy access to shops, would definitely recommend/return.

Guest's Initials: JC Date of visit: 01/02/2014
Cottage Review: 10 of us from three generations (and a dog) stayed over a long weekend to celebrate a milestone birthday. The house is spacious and characterful, and the fittings and decoration were faultless. We found everything we needed and appreciated the "essential" supplies provided on arrival. Green space outside the door and a short pleasant stroll into town. Just great

Guest's Initials: RR Date of visit: 01/04/2014
Cottage Review: This large house in Matlock provides wonderful, spacious accommodation to suit various combinations of guests (there are double beds in some rooms, twins in others). The house is in a lovely peaceful location opposite a park yet within easy walking distance of the town centre, best reached through the lovely park (which has many features, ideal for children). The owners have shown great attention to detail: the house is extremely well equipped, very clean and well presented and on top of this we found a number of lovely additional touches. The owners were quick to introduce themselves personally, all adding to the feeling of care they put in to making your holiday as nice as possible. Parking can be limited, being on-street (on one side only), however spaces seem to come available around the end of the working day so we did manage to get parked every evening.

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