Spacious Family Friendly House, Close to Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Bakewell and Matlock


  • Stunning uninterrupted country views are in abundance from this beautifully presented five bedroomed house.
  • Ideal for families and mixed groups wanting a base to explore the many attractions of the Peak District.
  • Extremely well situated, you are nearby to not just one but two of Derbyshire's most prestigious stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall.
  • Perfect mix of modern facilities coupled with a traditional cosy lounge, a welcoming conservatory and huge bedrooms.
  • Just step out of the door and you can walk to the edge of the Chatsworth Estate in just three and half miles.
  • A short drive away is the marvellous market town of Bakewell and the delightful Spa town of Matlock Bath.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Fabulous for families and mixed groups of up to 10 adult guests and up to 14 with children. There are 5 individually designed bedrooms which can be doubles or twins providing flexible sleeping arrangements.

  • Bed 1 - ground floor level (up a few steps off the entrance hall) -large twin or double room with full size bunk beds and use of downstairs shower room or upstairs family bathroom (space for a travel cot)
  • Bed 2 - compact twin or double with use of upstairs shower room or family bathroom (no space for a travel cot)
  • Bed 3 - twin or double with use of upstairs shower room or family bathroom (space for travel cot)
  • Bed 4 - master bedroom - off landing down a few steps - large twin/double room with ensuite shower room (space for travel cot)
  • Bed 5 - twin or double room with far reaching views with use of either two family bathrooms (limited space for travel cot)
  • Lounge - one sofa bed in lounge for additional children

There is one large luxurious family bathroom, master bedroom en suite and two further shower rooms.

Please click here for full floor plans.

Cooking and Dining

The kitchen/dining and conservatory areas are open plan creating a very spacious environment for communal socialising. A fully fitted modern kitchen has been installed making cooking and catering for a large group a easy task.

There is a large double fridge/freezer, two double ovens with hobs, a dishwasher, microwave and plenty of cookware, crockery, utensils, glassware and all the other items essential for making your stay comfortable.

The dining area is the central hub of the ground floor and the table and chairs provide comfortable dining space for up to 14 guests.

Living Spaces

From the large entrance hall furnished with warm oak flooring and exposed stonework there are a couple of steps which lead up to the gorgeous lounge. The focal point of the room is the wonderful fireplace which houses a double sided log burner that can be enjoyed from both the lounge and the entrance hall.

With plenty of comfortable seating there is also a large wide screen TV and DVD player.

In addition to the lounge is a wonderful light and airy conservatory which is situated off the open plan kitchen/dining room. Super views from here can be enjoyed come rain or shine.

Garden and Outdoor Space

Leading off the kitchen, there is a paved patio area which provides privacy and a wonderful external dining space for a BBQ ( built in coal BBQ provided but please bring your own coal). Outdoor seating in the form of picnic benches is provided. 

The view from the outside of the property can be enjoyed from various seating areas. Although there is not a formal garden as such, you can enjoy an enclosed plot safe for dogs and children (if the gates are closed). The garden area has been landscaped with well stocked raised rockery borders.

There is private parking for strictly a maximum of five cars and there is no additional parking on Lumb Lane. Due to the residential location it is not suitable for hen and stag groups - we have plenty of other properties we can recommend!

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

Just a short walk up the lane from Holly Bank there is a pleasant 3.5 mile walk on bridle and foot paths to the edge of Chatsworth Estate, if you walk a further 1.5 miles you can even walk to House. This walks meanders through woodland down to the village of Beeley, where you could stop for a drink and bite to eat at the lovely Devonshire Arms and then alongside the River Derwent all the way to Chatworth House. The Chatsworth Estate is well worth a visit, offering something different for everyone, whether it’s visiting the impressive 105 acre garden, the farmyard and adventure playground or just taking a stroll within its 1000 acre parkland.

You are also literally a short drive away from the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - Chatsworth House (5 mins), Haddon Hall (5 minutes), spa town of Matlock and Matlock Bath (12 minutes) to name just a few.

Availability & Price

At Peak Venues, we understand how tricky it can be organising large group holidays, each and every booking has unique requirements and deserves individual attention. For this very reason, we choose not to offer on line booking. Our prices and availability are upon request via email or phone (we answer emails 7 days a week!). We know our properties inside and out and can offer advice to make sure you are booking the perfect venue so contact direct with our sales team makes sure that you get the information that you need to ensure a fantastic stay. Please contact us for more details.

Virtual Tour

This property is available to view via an online 3d tour. See it in all its glory click here.

What People Are Saying

We really enjoyed our stay at ‘Holly Bank House and had a great family reunion, thank you. Hopefully, one day we will return to the Peak District and you can be sure we will contact Peak Venues when we do. Once again thank you.

Gibbon, Oct 2017

More Comments for Holly Bank House

How To Find Holly Bank House

The address of Holly Bank is:

Lumb Lane,Darley Dale,Matlock,Derbyshire.DE4 2HP

GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.177116, -1.599052

Directions to Holly Bank by car from Bakewell (approx. 10 mins):

Directions to Holly Bank by car from Matlock (approx. 10 mins):



The following comments are taken from the guestbook we keep for Holly Bank House. Verbatim.

We had a fantastic relaxing break at Holly Bank

McCann, Oct 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at ‘Holly Bank House and had a great family reunion, thank you. Hopefully, one day we will return to the Peak District and you can be sure we will contact Peak Venues when we do. Once again thank you.

Gibbon, Oct 2017

I wanted to let you all know that we have enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Holly Bank (even with all the rain!) Our family took full advantage of all the facilities in the beautiful well stocked home. With 5 children & 6 adults there was ample space for everyone to spread out. The children would have liked a bigger garden to run around? but it was not a problem as we found a couple of small gardens nearby i.e. Chatsworth House & the beautiful park in Darley Dale!!! The house was spotless & beautifully presented due I expect to lovely Simone who handed the keys to me & who took obvious GREAT pride in being Holly Bank's housekeeper. Many thanks to all staff at Peak Venues for their updates , reminders & attention to detail. All over too soon. We will have no hesitation booking with you again.

Fielder, Sep 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Holly Bank, it is such a fantastic property and Simone was very welcoming.

Moore, Sep 2017

We had a great stay and thought the property and location were perfect!

Cox, Sep 2017

Thanks again for a great weekend, perfect for a family gathering.

Parker, Aug 2017

Thank you for all the help. We have enjoyed our stay at Holly Bank and also our visit to peak district.

Kodali, Aug 2017

Holly Bank is a fabulous property. We had a wonderful family weekend there for a special occasion and the memories will stay with us forever. Thanks very much.

De Lima, Jul 2017

We had a fantastic stay! Holly House was better than we even imagined and just perfect for our family getaway. Simone was lovely and really helpful, so special thanks to her too. We will most definitely plan on using Peak Venues again, and look forward to our next stay.

Hayden, May 2017

Thank you, we all had a great time at the house, it was my first visit to the Peak District and I loved it, the area is absolutely beautiful!

Lynch, Apr 2017

We all very much enjoyed our stay.

Whiter, Apr 2017

This is a mail to thank you very much for a wonderful stay at Holly Bank. It was a fabulous venue for a large family group and we were delighted to have been among the first guests to enjoy the wonderful views and fantastic entertaining spaces... The service and quality from Sauced Here was absolutely outstanding - I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone - so wonderful to find everything thoughtfully sorted in the fridges - and so much better than a supermarket and great leaflets and info provided too. THANKS to LUKE!! We were lucky to have enjoyed private dining in the Devonshire Arms at Beeley and had a wonderful experience there too. May I finish by saying that i thoroughly appreciated all your efficient administration and communication and would not hesitate to recommend your agency to any group organiser - THANK YOU SO MUCH

Headlam, Apr 2017

Thank you for such a lovely weekend at Holly Bank, the house was perfect with lots of room for everyone to relax and children to run around. We really appreciated all the information you sent prior to or visit and Simone gave us a lovely welcome.

Black, Mar 2017

Sign the Guestbook

If you have comments you'd like to leave then please get in touch. We love to hear all feedback - good or bad.

Floor Plans

To view or download the floorplan for this property click here.

The file is in PDF format so you'll need a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat, to view them.

The Finer Details


A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Loo rolls
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film &, kitchen foil
  • Bin bags
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi


  • 2 x travel cot (if requested)
  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest and hand towels in the bathroom
  • 1 x log burner located in the wall between the hallway and lounge. 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
  • 3 x TV’s in the property. Wall mounted TV in the kitchen with free view, a TV with freesat, wifi connection and DVD player in the lounge. A further TV can be found in bedroom 4 with freesat and wifi connection. All TV’S have HDMI facility, but guests do need to bring their own HDMI
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Hair Dryer (if requested) x 2
  • Washing machine & separate tumble dryer
  • Iron & ironing board and indoor clothes airer
  • On line deliveries welcome but please make sure that you have booked the slot to arrive after you have checked in as there are no staff on site to accept your delivery. Location and address is on the directions page.


  • Check in 3pm or after
  • Check out is by 10am prompt


Any kitchen items that are absolutely
vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure
that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • 2 x Double oven with grill and 8 hobs
  • Microwave
  • Large American fridge/freezer and a further fridge in the utility room.
  • Dishwasher
  • 2 x Double toaster
  • 3 x Cafetieres
  • 3 x Kettle
  • Hand blender and electric whisk
  • Kitchen scales
  • Dining table and chairs for 12 guests.


  • Garden patio with outdoor furniture
  • Charcoal BBQ – please bring your own charcoal


  • Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. For your information, a maximum of two dogs are allowed on site if pre-arranged, they are allowed in the open plan kitchen and utility areas only - you will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details.
  • The property has a lovely open plan feel with split level accommodation and stairs on every level. This may not suit anyone with restricted mobility.
  • Noise policy in place - not suitable for stag/hen groups or 30th birthday celebrations due to residential area.
  • Strictly parking for a maximum of 5 cars on the drive. Lumb Lane is a dead end with no turning circle and there is no on street parking near the property.
  • No fire works.
  • Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.


  • The postcode is DE4 2HP – Important check directions page for more details as postcode does not take you direct to the property.
  • The nearest town is Matlock
  • The nearest village is Darley Dale.
  • There is parking for a maximum of 5 cars on the driveway. The lane that the property is situated on is very narrow, please ensure no cars are hanging over the driveway into the lane and no cars are parked anywhere on the lane as this would be restricting access for any  other road users. Please also be aware that Lumb Lane is a dead end with no turning circle. Should you choose to park on Whitworth Road at the bottom of Lumb Lane, please respect the residents nearby and do not restrict any access to their properties or block the road.


  • We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • A cautionary damage deposit of £400 is held and returned after your stay

Practical Information


For ease, lots of our guests organise a pre-ordered shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there is are no Peak Venus staff on site).


Keep it local! This is a brilliant alternative to the supermarkets. Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals. Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by 30 or more local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.

Click here to book a delivery slot.

Our Favourite Places to Eat Near to Holly Bank


  • The Grouse, Darely Dale - This is the nearest pub to the property, it serves traditional homemade pub grub and has a good selection of real ales. Also shows sporting events on TV and has an outdoor children’s play area at the rear of the pub.
  • The Devonshire Arms at Beeley - Award winning gastro pub on the Chatsworth Estate. Well known for using the finest local produce.
  • Red Lion Bar and Bristo, Stonedge Awarding winning gastro pub, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell.
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our award winning pub has both won several times and been consistent finalists in The Derbyshire Food Pub of the Year Award for the last 5 years. It offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’ as it should be. Booking advised.


  • The Shalimar, Darley Dale - Great Indian restaurant at the bottom of the hill, they also offer a take-away service with free delivery within a 5 mile radius.
  • Stones, Matlock - Fine dining restaurant in the centre of Matlock, ideal for a special occasion.
  • Maazi Indian Restaurant, Matlock - Indian restaurant serving authentic dishes in a relaxing atmosphere with excellent service. They also offer a take-away service and can provide outside catering.
  • Viva Italian, Matlock - Italian restaurant in the centre of Matlock
  • The Peacock at Rowsley - Fine dining in the heart of the Peak District, they offer an indulgent fine dining menu and also a more relaxed bar menu.
  • East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant, Rowsley - Open to non- residents the restaurant serves food 7 days a week, well known for its Sunday lunches and afternoon tea.
  • Pointing Dog & Duck, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for an upmarket family friendly Italian Restaurant – Home-made pizzas and pasta are both excellent. Serves both lunch and dinner.


  • Caudwell’s Crafts and Café, Rowsley - Located in the mill yard at Caudwell’s Mill, this cafe is well known for its delicious homemade cakes! Also serves light lunches.
  • The Old Smithy, Beeley - Gallery café and bistro located on the Chatsworth estate.
  • The Green Way Café, Matlock - Café serving just vegetarian dishes, also had a good selection of vegan dishes.
  • Darley Deli, Matlock - Nice Deli and cafe, take-away or sit in.
  • When the Clock Strikes 3, Matlock Bath - Traditional English tea shop, a lovely place to have afternoon tea and they can cater for large groups.
  • Mad Hatter, Matlock - A great tea room and cocktail bar, with scrumptious cakes! Look out for the ‘cake and cocktail’ offer!
  • F’ coffee, Matlock Bath - Lovely place to have breakfast and coffee, the cakes are also amazing!
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play area. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace next to the Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.
  • Parky's Eatery,  Cromford - Serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Also open as a bistro on certain evenings.


  • Sauced Here - Fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
  • Scoff- Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Maazi - Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.
  • The Shalimar, Darley Dale - Great Indian restaurant and take way at the bottom of the hill, they offer free delivery within a 5 mile radius.
  • Darley Dale Fish Bar, Darley Dale - Nice fish and chip shop also serves burgers and kebabs.
  • Canton Chinese, Darley Dale.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Near Holly Bank

1.Walk to Chatsworth

From Holly Bank there is a pleasant 3.5 mile walk on bridle and foot paths to the Chatsworth Estate, if you walk a further 1.5 miles you can even walk to House. This walks talks through woodland down to the village of Beeley, where you could stop for a drink and bite to eat at the lovely Devonshire Arms and then alongside the River Derwent all the way to Chatsworth House. Chatsworth is one of the most famous and exquisite stately homes in the country. The Chatsworth Estate is well worth a visit, offering something different for everyone, whether it’s visiting the impressive 105 acre garden, walking round the house itself, taking the children to the farmyard and adventure playground or just taking a stroll within its 1000 acre parkland.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park.

2.Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is a idylic market town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Situated on the River Wye and famous for Bakewell Pudding, you might like to pop into The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop which claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

3.Visit Haddon Hall

After Chatsworth, Haddon Hall is the second most popular historic house in the Peak District. Haddon Hall dates back from the 12th century and is a fine example of a fortified medieval manor house, very little has changed over the centuries in fact the most modern room in the house is the Elizabethan long gallery! As Haddon Hall provides a unique view of early English life it makes the property very popular as a film and TV location, various versions of Jane Eyre have been filmed at Hall as well as Pride and Prejudice, The Other Boleyn Girl and most recently Death come to Pemberley, however these are just a few of the Hall film and TV appearances. The Hall is open to the public, however please note that it does close for periods throughout the winter season, so please check its website for its opening times and special events.

Click here for a link to Haddon Hall.

4. Visit the pretty town of Matlock

The town of Matlock is situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park. A former spa town lying alongside the River Derwent, Matlock is the historic County town of Derbyshire. The popular tourist resort of Matlock Bath is a short distance away following the course of the river valley which is renowned for its industrial heritage sites. Within Matlock and Matlock Bath there is abundance of places to visit, if you have children within your group then Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock Farm Park or the Heights of Abraham are all great days out. For those interested in history then obviously Sir Richard Arkwright’s Mills are worth a visit, the Peak District Mining Museum is also in Matlock.

Click here for a link to further information on Matlock.

5.Peak Rail

Peak Rail is a preserved railway line which operates a steam and heritage diesel service for visitors. It is a lovely way to see the Derbyshire countryside and you get a real feeling of travelling back in time. This preserved railway line is 4 miles in length and trains run from Rowsley South to Matlock station with the option of stopping at Darley Dale station. The railway operates special events as well as the normal timetabled services. These include ‘Santa Specials’ for children and families, and the ‘Warring Forties’ event, with battle re-enactments of World War Two skirmishes involving military vehicles and re-enactors on the site; Diesel Galas; and local music festivals. A restaurant service called "The Palatine" operates on given days throughout the season, whilst at Darley Dale there is a museum of the line's local history.

Click here for a link to Peak Rail.

Virtual Tour

Why not take a closer look. Using state of the art technology we can let you take a walk around the whole of this property.

If you're using a phone of tablet, you may find the tour easier to navigate in a window of its own. Click here to launch.