The DerwentSleeps 40

Enjoy Exclusive Use of A Large Self Catering Country House In A Converted Hotel In The Village of Bamford

Highlights.....

  • Perfectly placed right in the heart of the Peak District village of Bamford, with amazing access to Ladybower and Derwent Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley.
  • The cleverly converted former hotel/pub provides a fabulous self catering venue for up to 40 guests all under one roof.
  • The Derwent Country House is perfect for friends and families who are seeking a totally different unique concept for a special celebration with having exclusive use of your own hotel with a private pub on tap.
  • You can venture out to enjoy country walks through the spectacular Peak District National Park in every direction
  • Edale, Castleton and Hathersage are all nearby and just a few minutes drive away.
  • Golf, mountain biking, fishing and hiking are just a few of the outdoor activities on your doorstep.
Games Area with Pool Table & Darts Board
Bedroom 13
Welcome to The Derwent Country House

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Bedroom 2
9 Ensuites & 4 Shared Bathrooms
Mixture of Bath & Shower Rooms
Bedroom 9

There are a total of sixteen boutique style bedrooms each being individually decorated and designed and furnished with comfy beds, fresh linen and towels. We try to be really flexible with the room set up to suit all kinds of group as most rooms can offer options of double, twins and some bunk beds with plenty of en suites and shared bathrooms.

The main stair well leads up from the central ground floor space to a wide first floor landing and here you will find a choice of nine bedrooms with four with en suites, two shared shower rooms and one shared bathroom/wc. A further stair well rises to the second floor with six bedrooms with four en suites and one shared bathroom. A sixteenth bedroom is situated with external access through the garden entrance with en suite.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking and Dining

The extremely spacious dining room creates a wonderfully space for group dining. We offer flexible table layouts so that you can dine and seat up to 40 guests in various combinations.

To ensure catering for a large group is a pleasure, we have thoughtfully designed the kitchen layout to provide two adjoining rooms one for preparation and cooking and the other for serving and clearing. The fully equipped kitchen has a double range cooker, an abundance of cookware, pots and pans, microwave and crockery/utensils/glassware. The second utility kitchen has further storage cupboards with plenty of work surfaces, dishwashers and sink areas.

Whether you wish to cook for yourselves or use one of our many highly recommended outside catering contacts everything you or they will need to put on a meal to remember is provided.

Please click here for finer details of what to expect at the property.

Fully Equipped Kitchen
Separate Washing Up Area
Dining for up to 40 guests
Open Plan Living & Dining Area

Living Spaces

Living Area with comfortable seating up to 12 guests.
Living Area off the Original Bar
Table Football on first floor
Original Bar Area

The Derwent Country House is a deceptively spacious property with interconnecting reception rooms that flow throughout the ground floor creating an amazing entertainment space for large groups.

The bar area is located in the central space and naturally evolves into the main social hub of the venue. Complete with bar stools, drinks fridges and glassware, you can stock the bar as you wish and serve drinks over the original bar which we have managed to retain many original features (please note the pumps are not in use).

There are two good sized lounge areas and to ensure your stay at The Derwent Country House is even more relaxing, we have added a luxury games room with pool table, table football and dart board.

Please click here for the floor plans.

Garden and Outdoor Space

Outside to the rear of the property there is a lovely patio area with picnic benches and a BBQ, (please bring your own charcoal), a lovely spot for some al fresco dining.

Adjacent to this is a  pleasant lawned garden with a child's play area, perfect for children to run off some steam! There is plenty of off road parking as the former hotel and pub has it very own car park with parking for up to 20 plus cars.

Rear View of The Derwent Country House
Children's Outdoor Play Area

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

Beauiful Peak District setting
Views from Bamford Edge
Fabulous walks from your doostep with amazing views
Scenic walking routes nearby

Located in the centre of a former mill-village of Bamford, the venue occupies an enviable position in the heart of The Peak District National Park. There are so many interesting places to explore nearby - its well worth taking a hike up Bamford Edge which overlooks the village and offers a fine view of Ladybower reservoir.

Ladybower & Howden Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley is right on your doorstep and absolutely stunning whether you are walking, fishing, wild swimming or cycle around it. The reservoirs are steeped in history, during the Second World War the reservoir was famously used for practising the low-level flights commonly known as the "Dam Busters" raids. 

Sickleholme Golf Club is a friendly club within walking distance to The  Derwent and welcomes visiting groups. A short drive away, popular areas of the Peak District are very accessible Bakewell, Castleton, Hope Valley, Edale, Hathersage and Chatsworth.

Click here for our recommendations to help you plan your stay.

How To Find Us

Directions

The address of The Derwent Country House is:

Main Road, Bamford, S33 0AY

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.347621, -1.689537

    Directions to The Derwent by car from Castleton (approx. 10 mins):


    • Follow signs for the A6187 towards Hope Valley (Castleton Road)
    • Once on A6187 follow road for 4 miles (turns into Hope Road then Hathersage Road)
    • You will come to a set of traffic lights with a petrol station on your left
    • Take a left at the lights onto A6013
    • Follow the road for 0.8 miles into the main village
    • The Derwent Country House will be on your right hand side- on your left there will be a dental practice and a bus stop opposite
    • You have arrived at The Derwent Country House!​


    Directions to The Derwent by car from Hathersage (approx. 5 minutes)

    • Follow signs for A6187 towards Castleton (Castleton Road)
    • Once on A6187 follow for 1.5 miles
    • At the traffic lights there will be a petrol station ahead of you on the right hand side
    • Take the right hand turn at the lights just before the petrol station onto A6013 to Bamford
    • Follow the road for 0.8 miles into the main village
    • The Derwent Country House will be on your right hand side- on your left there will be a dental practice and a bus stop opposite
    • You have arrived at The Derwent Country House!


    Directions to The Derwent by car from Sheffield (approx. 30 minutes):

    • From Sheffield follow signs for A57 towards Glossop
    • Follow A57 for approx. 12-12.5 miles
    • There will be Lady Bower reservoir (sometimes called Derwent reservoir) on your right hand side
    • You will come to a set of traffic lights- take a right turn here signposted A6013 to Bamford
    • Follow the road down for approximately 2 miles
    • The Derwent Country House will be on your left hand side- on your right there will be a dental practice and a bus stop opposite
    • You have arrived at The Derwent Country House!

    Floor Plans

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

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    Guestbook

    The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for The Derwent. Verbatim.

    Davis stayed in June '18

    Kinnear stayed in February '18

    Parkes stayed in January '18

    Campbell stayed in December '17

    Osborn stayed in November '17

    Cook stayed in September '17

    Howard stayed in August '17

    Smart stayed in August '17

    Metherell stayed in June '17

    Drawbridge stayed in June '17

    Slinn stayed in May '17

    Richmond stayed in March '17

    Bale stayed in February '17

    Nulty stayed in January '17

    Leonard stayed in January '17

    Smith stayed in December '16

    Ibgui stayed in November '16

    Black stayed in October '16

    Gillander stayed in September '16

    Hayward stayed in September '16

    Cornford 206 stayed in July '16

    Aldred stayed in July '16

    Munro stayed in June '16

    Knight stayed in June '16

    Harvey stayed in June '16

    Blythe stayed in May '16

    Dean stayed in April '16

    Sanders stayed in March '16

    Wolf stayed in March '16

    Pacitto stayed in March '16

    Johnstone stayed in February '16

    Williams stayed in January '16

    Johnson stayed in January '16

    Baker stayed in December '15

    Hewitt stayed in October '15

    Fuse Studios stayed in October '15

    Lewis stayed in August '15

    Gabrielli stayed in July '15

    Taylor stayed in June '15

    Pirie stayed in May '15

    HML Architects stayed in May '15

    Dunkerley stayed in March '15

    Watt stayed in December '14

    Grimshaw stayed in November '14

    Woodbine stayed in October '14

    Poole stayed in October '14

    Dixon stayed in July '14

    Woodbine stayed in January '14

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    Your Stay At The Derwent

    Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

    Country Pubs

    • The Angler’s Rest, Bamford - Bamford’s community owned pub, post office and café. Friday Night is Fish and Chip Night - available to eat in or takeaway from 5.30pm - 9.00pm.
    • The Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford - Traditional pub serving food about a 20 minute walk from Bamford.
    • The Rising Sun Hotel, Hope Valley - Family ran inn serving home cooked fresh food, which is sourced locally where possible.
    • The Scotsman’s Pack Inn, Hathersage - Home cooked pub food using locally sourced produce.
    • The Chequers Inn, Froggatt Edge - Award winning inn serving fresh locally sourced food.
    • The Plough Inn, Hathersage -Traditional pub serving great food.
    • The Barrel Inn, Bretton- Quaint 16th century inn with the most amazing views - on a clear day it is possible to see five counties.
    • The Bulls Head Inn, Foolow - Family run pub serving hearty traditional pub food. 
    • The Moon Inn, Stoney Middleton - A lovely traditional pub with a great beer garden.
    • The Bridge Inn, Calver - A pub which serves great Spanish tapas.

    Restaurants

    • Maazi Indian Restaurant, Hathersage -Brilliant Indian restaurant located in the centre of Hathersage, they also do take-aways and outside catering.
    • 1530, Castleton - Nice Italian restaurant located in the centre of Castleton.
    • Rowley’s, Baslow - A contemporary restaurant serving locally sourced modern European dishes.
    • The Merchant’s Yard, Tideswell - a stylish restaurant with a private dining area for large groups. Also a lovely setting for afternoon tea and the cocktails are a must!
    • Charlie’s Bistro, Baslow - Lovely little bistro in the centre of Baslow, advisable to book ahead.
    • Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - Restaurant and take-away.

    Cafes

    • Hathersage Social Club, Hathersage - A great café that also hosts special food evenings and can also be hired for private parties.
    • David Mellor Design Café, Hathersage - Incorporated in the David Mellor museum and shop is this wonderfully designed café offering speciality teas and home-made cakes.
    • Colemans Deli, Hathersage - Great place to grab and sandwich and a coffee.
    • Grindleford Station Café, Grindleford - Traditional style café with huge portions, popular with walkers.
    • Village Green Cafe, Eyam - Lovely little café serving lunch and snacks as well as great homemade cakes.
    • Eyam Tea Rooms, Eyam - Quaint tea room and ice cream parlour.

    Afternoon Tea

    Fresh Delivered Meals and Take Aways

    • 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.
    • Bradwell Fisheries, Bradwell - Traditional fish and chip shop take-away in Bradwell.
    • Hope Valley Pizza Co - A take away pizza company in the nearby Hope Valley.
    • The Angler’s Rest, Bamford - Bamford’s community owned pub, post office and café. Friday
    • Night is Fish and Chip Night - available to eat in or takeaway from 5.30pm - 9.00pm.
    • 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.
    • Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - Indian take-way in the nearby village of Stoney Middleton

    Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

    1. Upper Derwent Valley

    Whilst staying at The Derwent Country House a visit to the Upper Derwent Valley is a must. There are three reservoirs in the Upper Derwent Valley. The River Derwent flows first through Howden Reservoir, then Derwent Reservoir and finally through Ladybower Reservoir. There is a visitor’s centre at Fairholmes with a café and you can also hire bikes and cycle round the reservoirs, the scenery is absolutely stunning. You may have heard about the ‘Dam Busters’ during the Second World War the reservoir was used by pilots of the 617 Squadron for practising the low-level flights needed for Operation Chastise (commonly known as the "Dam Busters" raids), due to its similarity to the German dams. In the West Tower of the Derwent Dam there is a memorial and museum for the Dambusters 617 squadron.

    Click here for more information on the Upper Derwent Valley and here for more information on Derwent Cycle Hire.

    2. Visit Castleton and its famous caverns

    Castleton is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the Peak District, it has an array of natural and historical features both above and below ground, and is surrounded by superb walking country. High above the village stand the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle. To the west of Castleton lies Mam Tor offering amazing views and fantastic walking on the ridge.  Castleton is most well-known for its four caves, each offering a different experience to the visitor, Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Blue John Mine. The caverns are a great activity for kids and when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities.

    Click here for a link to Castleton and the Caves.

    3. Eyam – The Plague Village

    Nearby is the village of Eyam, famously known as the plague village. The village was unique in its response to the outbreak of plague in 1665 as the village placed itself in voluntary quarantine. Eyam museum is great to place to find out more about the plague story and the history of village, there is also Eyam Hall, built in 1676 in a Jacobean style. The house is open to visitors (please check the National Trust website for opening hours) and next door there a small craft centre, which is also worth a visit. There are many great walks around the village and it is lovely just to wander around as many of the buildings also have plaques giving details of their history and the part their inhabitants played in the Plague saga, notably the Plague Cottages where the outbreak began.

    Click here for a link to Eyam Museum or Eyam Hall.

    4. Walk Bamford Edge and Moor

    There are so many stunning places to walk in the local area including Kinder Scout, Man Torr Edale, Hathersage and Castleton to name but a few! There are also some great walks which are on the doorstep of the Derwent Country House, including a lovely 5 mile  and a 7 mile circular route around Bamford taking in Bamford Edge and Moor. From the elevated position of Bamford Edge there are simply wonderful views over the surrounding area and down to the Ladybower Reservoir.

    Click here for further details on a nice 5 mile circular walk or here for a circular 7 mile walk around Bamford.

    5. Chatsworth House and Park

    No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth Estate. There really is something to do for every member of the family - The Farmyard and Adventure playground, the magnificent house and the gardens which are equally as impressive as the house , with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.

    Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park.

    Finer Details

    What To Expect At The Derwent

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

    • Hand soap
    • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
    • Washing up liquid
    • 5 x dishwasher tablets
    • 2 x tea towels
    • 1 x dish cloth
    • Basic cleaning materials
    • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
    • Wifi

    Useful Information

    • 3 x travel cot (if requested - please supply your own cot linen)
    • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
    • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
    • Fresh towels - Bath towel per guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
    • 2 x TV with Freeview in the 2 x main lounges (HDMI compatible)
    • 1 x DVD player
    • 2 x Ipod docking station
    • Washing Machine
    • Iron & ironing board & indoor clothes airer

    Cooking and Dining

    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).

    • The dining table seats up to 30 in a T shape or up to 40 guests on 3 separate tables (1 seating 24, 2 seating 8)
    • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
    • Microwave
    • Kitchen scales
    • 2 x electric oven
    • American style fridge/freezer with ice machine
    • 2 x Toasters
    • 2 x Kettles
    • Cafetieres
    • Dolce Gusto pod style coffee machine 
    • 3 x Dishwashers

    Games Room and Bar

    • Note that the beer pump on the photos is for decoration only and not in use
    • No cocktail shakers
    • Seating for 8 round the bar
    • 2 x Wine fridges
    • Beer and wine glasses
    • Pool table
    • Dart board
    • Table Football

    Outside

    • BBQ – please bring your own coal
    • Children's play area
    • Large lawned garden
    • 4 x Garden picnic benches

    You Should Know

    •  Note that the beer pump on the photos is for decoration only and not in use
    • Sorry no dogs are allowed at this venue
    • For the comfort of all guests, outdoor shoes are not generally worn on the carpeted area of the house so don’t forget your slippers!
    • No fireworks due to village location
    • Noise Policy - due to quiet village location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 10pm. Neighbours are in close proximity.
    • Please note The Derwent Country House is ideal for families and mixed groups who are not looking for a party venue.
    • Due to the village location we are very considerate to the local residents and only take bookings for hen and stag groups during off peak months.
    • Strictly no 30th birthday celebrations are permitted.
    • 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.

    Location

    • The postcode is S33 0AY
    • The nearest city is Sheffield.
    • Bamford has a train station located 0.6 miles from The Derwent
    • A short drive away is the larger villages of Hathersage, Hope or Castleton
    • The nearest village is Bamford (walking distance) with village shop and pub
    • Private parking for 20 + cars

    Booking and Payment Process

    • ​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 £500 is held and returned after your stay
    • Click here for a full description of how to make a booking

    Arrival and Departure

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

    Shopping Delivery Information

    For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a 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).

    Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here

    Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service.  Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by 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.

    For more information about The Derwent please take a look at their own website.