Perched high on the hilltops and offering sensational views of the Peak District, Holly Bank House is a perfect house for gatherings of friends and family. Only a short drive to two of Derbyshire's most visited stately homes, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. A fantastic family venue for 10 adults and up to 14 with children.
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.
There is one large luxurious family bathroom, master bedroom en suite and two further shower rooms.
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 10 adults guests and 4 children
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.
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 and lighting equipment). Outdoor seating in the form of picnic benches is provided, available for use from 01st April through to 31st October.
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!
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Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay
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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 (15 mins), Haddon Hall (15 minutes), spa town of Matlock and Matlock Bath (10 minutes) to name just a few.
Lumb Lane,Darley Dale,Matlock,Derbyshire.DE4 2HP
GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.177116, -1.599052
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Holly Bank House. Verbatim.
Holly Bank House was roomy and perfectly adequate for 10 adults to share over a few days. The views of the surrounding dales were great too. Check-in was seamless and the Peak Team came immediately to replace a spent battery in a ceiling smoke alarm. Plenty of room for dogs downstairs. Very warm inside.
We wanted a large house to celebrate my wife's 60th with 9 friends and Holly Bank House fitted the bill perfectly. Everyone had a great bed and access to a decent shower/bathroom. The entertaining space in the dining kitchen is amazing together with a large comfortable sitting room. There aren't any walkable pubs or restaurants nearby but the lovely friendly guys at the Shalimar delivered some delicious Indian food.
I would like to say a huge thank you for a great stay in this beautiful house we will sure to be back it was just perfect 🥰
Loved Our stay
Loved the house and had a fabulous family weekend
We enjoyed a great family stay. The house was ideal space with great views. Very private and a good distance from various destinations. Loved it
We had a fabulous stay at Holly Bank. The house was amazing and we all felt so at home. What a beautiful house and stunning location.
great views, big house for a family gathering. walking distance to a pub and close to all the peak district has to offer
Beautifully maintained property in an excellent location. Stunning views from all rooms. Excellent choice for large families.
Perfect location in the Peak District for a family getaway, easy to get to hiking trails. The venue was clean and tidy with all the amenities required. Would thoroughly recommend to others
Lovely place. Huge. Room for plenty of guests without it getting crowded. Great view, pictures don't do the location justice!
As with our previous stays there, the house always ticks all the boxes for us. However, the lawn certainly needs a bit of TLC since it obviously had not been cut for weeks or even at all this season. Not a major issue but one which detracts from the overall impression of the property.
We had a fab weekend and Holly Bank was absolutely amazing! We look forward to coming again hopefully!
Would recommend and perfect for our 3-generation special weekend away. Great venue - thank you
Great place and perfect for a big group or family.
Loved the house, the service and the area. Thank you.
Great place to say. Lots of space for you to enjoy. Very comfortable and has everything you need. I would certainly recommend it
Thank you for this. We had an incredible stay at Holly Bank. Absolutely stunning property in a gorgeous location! We will definitely be back.
We've just recently stayed in the Holly Bank house and everything was outstanding! From the booking process to accommodation - it was more than we imagined. They thought of everything that we would need as a family of 10. The kitchen was fully kitted out from extra kettles to large casserole dishes and slow cookers. The size of the rooms and facilities were fantastic! It was home from home. The communication from the company was first class at every point. They have thought of everything question you would need to ask and had it ready in the handover package to make our holiday seamless and let us carry on with what is important - making memories. We'll definitely be back!
Very spacious and clean. Up a fairly steep hill so you will need a car to go to the pub. Everything was as listed.
We all had a fantastic time thank you, the house is absolutely beautiful! We will definitely be booking again. Thank you
We had a lovely time thank you, the property was amazing- my young granddaughter’s words. Every room was up to a very high standard with beautiful décor and stunning views. Many thanks for your professional service throughout and we would highly recommend you to anyone in the future.
Thank you so much. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Peak Venues
Thank you. We had a very enjoyable few days and loved Holly Bank!
Would recommend this house and the company extremely highly. Great location. Everything you need at hand.
This was the perfect place to celebrate our son's 21st birthday with family; the kitchen was definitely the hub of the home! The house was beautifully presented and exceptionally clean and tidy. Many thanks to Simone who was really friendly. We would stay here again... Many thanks Morelands 2020
Thank you so much. We had a brilliant time at Holly Bank, the venue was perfect for our family gathering. We will certainly recommend Peak Venues and will not hesitate in using your services again.
Just a short note to thank you for a lovely stay for myself, my wife, children and grandchildren at Holly Bank House. The accommodation and facilities were perfect for us all for a very special weekend 😃 Thanks also to Simone for arranging the house in perfect condition for us to arrive.
We had a wonderful weekend at Holly Bank, thank you. The house was absolutely perfect for our needs and , of course, the weather made it even more memorable. Again, many thanks - I will certainly recommend your website to any friends/acquaintances who are looking for something similar.
Amazing property, very clean, beautiful and with everything you need. We loved it and planning to book again for next year!
Thank you, the house was very clean, comfortable and stylish. Simone was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely look for a Peak Venue holiday in the future.
Excellent service and great quality accommodation in the Peak District - I found the team at Peak Venues to be really helpful when I called and very attentive in responding to any queries I had.
Had such a lovely weekend thank you! The house is fab!
A very big thank you for making my 60th Birthday such a memorable weekend. Amazing property, prompt return of deposit and excellent customer service. I will definitely use you and recommend you in the future.
Thanks again for great service before and during our stay, we will almost certainly be booking the same thing again next year.
We had a lovely time at Holly Bank thank you
We had a delightful time at Holly Bank for the 5days of half term, and we were most grateful to Simone and her team for the overall presentation of the property and the standard of cleanliness.
We had a fantastic relaxing break at Holly Bank
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.
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.
We had a wonderful stay at Holly Bank, it is such a fantastic property and Simone was very welcoming.
We had a great stay and thought the property and location were perfect!
Thanks again for a great weekend, perfect for a family gathering.
Thank you for all the help. We have enjoyed our stay at Holly Bank and also our visit to peak district.
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.
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.
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!
We all very much enjoyed our stay.
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
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.
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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.
Bakewell is an idyllic 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 original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.
Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.
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.
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.
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.
A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):
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).
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area.