The DerwentSleeps 40

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


  • Perfectly placed right in the heart of the Peak District village of Bamford, with amazing access to Ladybower and Derwent Reservior 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.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

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.

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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.

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Living Spaces

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 not the pumps are note 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.

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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.

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

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.

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