Derwent House, Matlock, Derbyshire

7 Knowleston Place, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BU, England
Country House, In the Town, Restorations / Self Catering
12 Guests
6 Bedrooms
1 Bath plus 4 en-suite shower rooms

A classic Georgian town-house sleeping up to 12 people.

Looking for a great self-catering property in Matlock for a large group? Derwent house is a classical Georgian property built in 1753 that offers luxury, award-winning, self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 12 guests, with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The house is ideal for large group holidays or families looking for a large self-catering holiday cottage in Derbyshire, for a short break or longer stay.

The front door opens to the long hallway, with rooms off to each side, in a classical Georgian style. There is a large sitting room with a log burner set in a stone fireplace and a large bay window which overlooks the front garden and Knowleston gardens beyond. Opposite is a large oak-panelled dining room with an oak table seating for up to 12 people. The large bay has a 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. Finally on the ground floor there is a utility room which houses a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and recycling facilities as well as hanging space, ideal for drying clothing and footwear.

Outside the kitchen is a courtyard area with comfortable seating and a large table. The space is ideal for relaxing with an early evening drink. There is also 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.

The bedrooms at Derwent House are laid out over 2 floors above the ground floor, with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, 4 of which are ensuite. The rooms are spacious and individually decorated with many of the original Georgian features.


Lodge Facilities

  • Building of Historical Interest
  • Children by Arrangement
  • Dogs by Arrangement
  • Fishing
  • Free Wifi

Local Amenities

  • Adventure Park
  • Bird Watching
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Distillery/Brewery
  • Fishing
  • Local Park
  • Museums & Galleries
  • National Park
  • Places of Historical Interest
  • Train Station
  • Walking



The house is priced for self-catering for rental of the whole property.

Full weeks and short breaks are available throughout the year. The usual changeover day is Monday or Friday. If you require a a different start day please do contact us to discuss your requirement.

Short breaks cover up to 3 nights at weekends (Friday - Monday) and up to 4 nights mid-week (Monday - Friday). Short breaks are priced between £1200-1400.

Full weeks can start on Friday or Monday and are priced between £1700 - £2100.

Christmas and New Year breaks are £2900.


The glorious former spa town of Matlock’s fascinating history and splendid surroundings are reason enough for fans of Wolsey Lodges to visit.

As well as outstanding natural beauty, the Peak District offers a plethora of family days out, museums, theme parks, stately homes, and even a cable car.

Much beckons too for the outdoor enthusiast, including cycling, walks, and village trails which are all in reach of our accommodation in Derbyshire.


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Derwent House is a superb property. 11 family members stayed for a week. Damien’s adaptability with delaying paying the balance during Covid-19 was appreciated. The kitchen is well equipped, dining room and lounge spacious. Comfortable beds and plentiful bathrooms. Good information on places to visit. Location is excellent. Hall Leys Park on doorstep and Co-op 5mins walk away. Well done!
First class, large Georgian house for up to 12 adults
Derwent House exceeded expectations. Location is great, right by the park and waters edge. Damien is a professional, understated host and provides any help required pre booking, post booking and during the stay. The equipment, bedding, decor, cleanliness are all top notch.

"10 of us stayed for the weekend to celebrate a significant birthday. Derwent House is simply fabulous. It’s very welcoming and comfortable. Beds are great and there are plenty of en-suite facilities. Great lounge, dining and kitchen arrangements. Wood burner great for cosy evenings"
Tripadvisor Review

Adrian Cunningham

Adrian Cunningham

  • Bio : Your host here is Adrian, a former nurse and teacher in the NHS, who has lived in Matlock since renovating and opening Glendon in 2012 but whose love of the area extends far back. Enjoying the countryside is combined with a fascination for history and an enthusiasm for gardening plus a keen respect for the environment. Nothing is too much trouble, from providing early breakfasts for guests who are keen walkers and travellers, to making dinner reservations for Wolsey Lodge guests at the many very popular local restaurants and hostelries. Just let your host know how we can help when booking your stay.

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