Holly Bank House

Sleeps 10

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


  • Five double bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms/en suites
  • Sleeps up to 10 adult guests and up to 14 if there are children in the group
  • Stunning uninterrupted country views are in abundance from this beautifully presented home
  • A fantastic base to explore the many attractions of the Peak District 
  • 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.

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 10 adults guests and 4 children

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 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!

Property Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

  • ​4pm on the day of arrival
  • By 10am on the day of departure 

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

  • Please remove dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks as they are not allowed at the property
  • Please no fireworks or Chinese lanterns
  • No drones
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • We ask that any outside socialising be brought inside by 9pm. We kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time- please make sure the kitchen sliding door is closed, once inside, as this does then contain any noise. For more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy
  • Not suitable for Hen and Stag groups or parties
  • No glitter please, as even the most eco-friendly kind is impossible to get off the furnishings and hard wearing floors
  • No Karaoke machines of any type

If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.

  • No ground floor bedroom
  • Bedroom 1 leads from the entrance hall but is accessed via 7 steps up to it
  • The property does not have level access throughout as there are numerous steps up and down from the main entrance hallway​
  • Shower room with toilet and basin on the lower level floor 
  • Level access from the French doors in the kitchen to the patio BBQ area
  • Beds are flexible and can be made as twins or doubles
  • TV's with subtitles
  • Parking is close to the main entrance
  • The front garden has great countryside views, so can offer a calm and tranquil setting
  • We are supportive of anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide dog to the property

​ Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at hello@peakvenues.co.uk

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 (15 mins), Haddon Hall (15 minutes), spa town of Matlock and Matlock Bath (10 minutes) to name just a few.

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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

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

  • From the centre of Bakewell (roundabout by The Rutland Hotel) follows signs for the A6 towards Matlock, Derby & Haddon Hall onto Matlock Street.
  • Continue to follow the A6 for 4.4 miles (you will go past Haddon Hall on your left and the carpark will be on your right, continue forward through the village of Rowsley (Peak Shopping Village will be on your left) the road turns into Dale Road North.
  • Continue round the corner staying on the A6, you will approach a car garage on your left and the ‘Shalimar’ Indian restaurant on your right.
  • Almost immediately after there is a turning on your left ‘Northwood Lane’, take this left.
  • Follow Northwood Road up and round for 0.6 miles.
  • The road inclines and becomes narrower, there should be a green bench on your left and ahead of you the road turns to national speed limit. Before the road turns to national speed limit there is a sharp left turning named ‘Lumb Lane’ – take this turning (it is a dead end).
  • Follow Lumb Lane for approximately 150ft and Holly Bank will be on your left (there is a cobbled entrance to the drive way with tall stone walls either side and large black cast iron gates).
  • Try not to miss the turning as Lumb Lane is a dead end with no turning circle at the top, please see notes below re parking.
  • You have arrived at Holly Bank!

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

  • From Matlock follows signs for Buxton, Darley Dale & Bakewell (inc Haddon Hall).
  • Once on A6 follow for 2.4 miles (you will go straight over a roundabout where the A615 turns into Bakewell Road) – continue following signs for Buxton & Bakewell.
  • You will go past a petrol station on your right and a sign for ‘DFS’ on your left – continue straight on.
  • You will come to a pub on your right hand side called ‘Grouse Inn’, there is a right hand turn a few yards after called ‘Whitworth Road’ – take this right hand turn.
  • Follow Whitworth Road up and round (it bends to your right and then back round to your left – there is a large grassed area on your left with railings round), continue to follow the road round and up (it becomes a lot narrower and steeper).
  • The road levels out a little and you will enter a 30mph zone and there is a right hand turning immediately after (Lumb Lane).
  • Take this right hand turning up to Lumb Lane (it is a dead end).
  • Follow Lumb Lane for approximately 150ft and Holly Bank will be on your left (there is a cobbled entrance to the drive way with tall stone walls either side and large black cast iron gates).
  • Try not to miss the turning as Lumb Lane is a dead end with no turning circle at the top, please see notes below re parking.
  • You have arrived at Holly Bank!


  • 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 on 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.

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Your Stay At Holly Bank House

Our Favourite Places to Eat Near to Holly Bank

Country Pubs

  • The Grouse, Darley Dale - This is the nearest pub to the property, it serves traditional homemade pub food 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, Beeley- Award winning gastro pub on the Chatsworth Estate. Well known for using the finest local produce.
  • Red Lion Bar and Bistro, Stonedge -  Award winning gastro pub, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • 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 PeacockRowsley - 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.
  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant – 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.

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
  • 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.

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 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.

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.

Key Facts

What to Expect at Holly Bank House

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):

  • Hand Wash
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Free Wi-fi

Useful Information

  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 2 x Travel Cots- we provide basic travel cot's that comply with BSI. Please note that due to health and safety reasons, you will need to bring cot linen and any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
  • 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 free sat, Wi-fi connection.  A further TV can be found in bedroom 4 with free sat and Wi-fi connection. All TV’S have HDMI facility, but guests do need to bring their own HDMI cable
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Hair Dryer (if requested) x 2
  • Washing machine & separate tumble dryer
  • Iron & ironing board and indoor clothes airer
  • Christmas - throughout December the property will have a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights
  • Should you need a DVD player for your stay we do ask our guests to please bring one with you, along with the relevant cables

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).

  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • 2 x Electric Double ovens with grill and 8 electric hobs
  • Microwave
  • Large American fridge/freezer and a further fridge in the utility room.
  • Dishwasher
  • 2 x Double toaster
  • 3 x Cafetieres
  • 3 x Kettles
  • Hand blender and electric whisk
  • Kitchen scales
  • Dining table and chairs for 10 adults and 4 children.

  • There is parking for 5 cars maximum on the drive
  • Please note that Lumb lane is a dead end with no turning circle
  • There is no on street parking near the property due to it being very narrow so please do not park anywhere on the lane
  • There is parking on Whitworth Road at the bottom of Lumb Lane but please do respect the local residents and do not restrict any access and please park considerately
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property to charge an electric vehicle. Our domestic supply in the property does not have the capacity or set up to support EV charging. Please use this link, which you may find useful, for the local nearby charging stations. 

Outdoor Space

  • No formal garden as such
  • Landscaped gardens with raised rockery borders
  • Patio area to the side of the property offering privacy
  • A further small patio area with access from the ground floor bedroom
  • Picnic bench style outdoor seating
  • Secure garden when the main gate is closed
  • Large driveway with further seating at the front of the property
  • BBQ- charcoal- available between the 1st April and 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment

Property Quirks

  • The property is open plan with split level accommodation and stairs on every level- so may be a slight issue with anyone with restricted mobility
  • Various steps throughout the garden, with the rear garden being steep in places


  • We allow 2 dogs at the property and do charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
  • Please keep dogs off all furniture and out of the bedrooms
  • Please clear any litter from the gardens and grounds
  • Please do not leave unattended in the property or garden at any time


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.


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