Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
This is your chance to stay in this elegant Georgian house near Matlock in Derbyshire. Ideal for families and groups the accommodation can sleep up to 14 guests in 6 sumptuous bedrooms. The house is popular with extended family holidays as well as being a super venue for celebrations and events.
Darley House offers plenty of living space with 4 elegant reception rooms, a fully equipped kitchen/dining area and is situated in an acre of Victorian ornamental gardens designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, head gardener at Chatsworth. A walker’s heaven as there are a multitude of scenic walks and tracks from the front door down to the banks of the river Derwent, walk over the fields to the pubs at Darley Bridge (30 mins walk), or along the steam railway line.
At a Glance
Sleeps 14 plus 2 cots - family groups
Sleeps 10 - adult groups
Historic Georgian House (4,800 sq ft)
in one acre of mature ornamental Victorian gardens
Two grand master bedrooms, en suite with stand alone baths and showers
One kingsize en suite shower
One twin or super king size
One double bunk room
Features and ground floor
Antique furniture, ornate ceilings, wood burning stoves and open fires
Stunning kitchen/dining area, games/event room, drawing room, TV room and entrance hall
Two wide screen TVs, music system and console games
Linen, towels and soaps
Logs and kindling
Starter cooking ingredients and dishwashing supplies
Make it extra special
Chocolate making courses on site
Portable hot tub
Children & Pets
Two cots and high chairs
Sorry, no pets allowed
Extensive lawns for outdoor games Woodland walkways to explore
Walled patio for alfresco dining
Big Green Egg BBQ
Explore the garden, walk along the ornamental Victorian pathways and enjoy the specimen planting and landscaping created by Joseph Paxton, Head Gardener at Chatsworth who bought Darley House for his daughter in the 1840s. The stone balustrade is the same design at Haddon Hall.
On the large main lawn the children can kick a football, set up the badminton net or you can all play croquet or try pétanque on the gravel path ways.
The planting is spectacular and the garden meticulously cared for by our gardener who likes to arrange flowers from the garden for our guests.
There are many areas to sit and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine or cook with family al fresco. The rear walled patio has a Big Green Egg BBQ and outdoor table and chairs.
Walk into a spacious, grand and welcoming entrance hall with a wood burning stove and full length windows opening out on to the side patio. This room leads to the main hall with a sweeping, wide, balustraded staircase. There is a door leading off to each of :
the snug - a panelled room with ornamental ceiling and open fire with sofas, TV, CDs , games console and board games;
the drawing room - sink into the comfortable sofas around the open fire or sit in the large bay window looking out on to the croquet lawn and gardens with views of the giant copper beech tree;
the games room/dining room - enjoy table tennis competitions, a game of pool, poker or roulette. When the private chefs are cooking they can set this room up as a dining room for your special occasion;
the kitchen - share a glass of wine and enjoy catching up with your family and friends in this stunning, vast, open-beamed dining and cooking area with granite work surfaces, state of the art Miele appliances - two dish washers, two ovens (including a steam oven), fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Three sets of doors open out on to different aspects of this beautiful oasis of a garden. There is also a mezzanine level with a TV.
There is a downstairs loo and a Moroccan walk in shower room.
There is under-floor heating through out the ground floor so it is always snug in winter.
First Floor Description
Up the grand staircase there are six sumptuous bedrooms.
Tissington has a four poster bed, Dovedale a king-size bed and both have ensuite bathrooms with roll top baths and walk-in showers. Darley bedroom has a king-size bed, an ensuite shower room and views of the gingko biloba tree
Cressbrook is a pretty twin room overlooking the garden and Monsal, with views of the rolling countryside, can either be a twin or a super king-size depending on your requirements.
Children love Castleton which is a snug double bunk-room, sleeping 4.
Next door to Castleton and Monsal is a shower room.
Window Views Description
Most rooms in the house either have beautiful views on to the grand Victorian gardens or look out over the rolling green hills and dales.
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Chatsworth House and Gardens
Stunning stately home to the Devonshires for generations with a paradise of parklands and wooded walks. See the emperor fountain, the cascade and explore the maze.Visit Website
Medieval home to Manners Family with an intimate atmosphere and romantic gardens. Venue for many films such as Jane Eyre. They host wonderful artisan and Christmas markets. Our favourite.Visit Website
Matlock Farm Park
Farmyard fun with animals to meet, indoor play barn, go karts and a riding school.Visit Website
Heights of Abraham
Cable car with fabulous views of the Matlock Bath gorge and access to all the attractions and exhibitions at the summit, including the caverns and the mine.Visit Website
Home of Richard Arkwright's first Mill and UNESCO world heritage centreVisit Website
Eating and Drinking
Delightful gastro pub on the Chatsworth Estate.Visit Website
Stones Restaurant, Matlock
Modern British dining in an intimate riverside setting. Our guests get 10% off.Visit Website
Thai no 1 matlock
Delicious Thai food - eat-in or take away.Visit Website
Local produce delivered to your door by Luke.Visit Website
Superstore 2 miles away.Visit Website
Sporting Attractions and Activities
True North Adventures
Hire bikes and ride from the door of Darley House including e-bikes.Visit Website
Outdoor activities for all the family with Steve.Visit Website
Peak Walking Adventures
Organise you own guided tour of the Peak District with Cath.Visit Website
Matlock Golf Club
Picturesque 18 hole par 70 golf course and driving range.Visit Website
Carsington Sailing Club
RYA Sailing Club in Ashbourne offering leisure sailing, sailing and powerboat training, dinghy racing, keel boat racing and club and open events.Visit Website
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