The Beeches

Sleeps 10

Luxury holiday cottage, set within a quiet hillside location and offering fantastic views


  • ​5 individually styled double bedrooms
  • 2 luxury en suites and a shared bathroom
  • Comfortably sleeps 10 adults with additional room for 4 children 
  • Dog Friendly- maximum of 2 allowed
  • Games room with Pool Table
  • Landscaped large garden with a great patio and lawn space
  • Situated near the towns of Matlock and Bakewell, and only a short drive to Chatsworth House
  • Exceptionally furnished throughout with a bespoke handmade Smallbone Kitchen by Designer Mark Wilkinson 
  • Ideal for family groups and friends to get together for a relaxing holiday in the countryside

Bedroom and Bathrooms

There are 5 luxury bedrooms, each with its own style and offering views of the garden and countryside surrounding the property, a TV in each room and lots of space to store your belongings. All have the option of being set up as a super-king size double or twin and finished with luxury linens. Bedrooms details:

  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom, spacious light and airy room with Super King double or twin plus large sofa bed, and TV. Sleeps 4 with use of double sofa bed
  • Bedroom 2 - Super King zip and link double or twin with single trundle bed. Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 3 - Super King zip and link double or twin with single trundle bed. Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 4 - Super King zip and link double or twin. Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 5 - Super King double or twin. Sleeps 2


The 3 bathrooms all provide luxury facilities and style.

  • Bathroom 1 - Luxury Ensuite in the Master Bedroom 1. A large, luxury wet room with Honsgrohe massage shower, bath with pull-out shower attachment, wash basin and WC. Features striking marble tiles throughout. 
  • Shared family bathroom for bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 - large bath with pull out shower attachment, separate walk-in shower with massage facilities, wash basin and WC
  • Bedroom 5 - En suite with walk-in shower, with fixed shower head and separate attachment, wash basin and WC.

Each guest will be provided with a bath and hand towel and bathrobe.


The kitchen at The Beeches is the real heart of the home with a stunning handmade Smallbone kitchen by designer Mark Wilkinson. Natural light from the bifold doors floods the kitchen area and creates a wonderful light and spacious place to cook. The porcelain tiled floor, underfloor heating and impressive central island give a convivial space for everyone to gather and relax.

The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances; a large Aga dominates the room with 2 cooking chambers, 2 hobs and a warming plate, and has ample space to cook for all your guests. A Neff dishwasher, large double fridge with water purifier and ice machine, and pull out large freezer drawer, microwave and pantry cupboard for all your essentials to be stored.

Leading from the kitchen is a handy utility room with a stable door to outside - so ideal to come in this way and take off any muddy boots or dry down your muddy dog; it also includes a sink area and washing machine. In the main hub of the kitchen is a small table ideal for relaxed breakfasts for the early risers.

Dining Room

From the kitchen and up one wooden step is the impressive dining room featuring a natural stone fireplace, restored and refurbished from the original cottage that was on the site. It gives the space a real homely feel and with the added log burner, finished with warm lighting it is a beautiful space to gather your family and share a celebratory meal. There is dining for 10 and up to 14 with using the table from the kitchen. There is also a large wall-mounted flat-screen TV. 

Living Room

With access from the dining area, down one step, or via the double doors next to the Games Room, you are greeted with a fabulous lounge with large windows which flood the room with an abundance of light. From here you can relax and take in the best views of the patio, garden area and the far reaching views across the valley. The French doors to the front also open out directly onto the patio so you can enjoy the summer sun from inside and out.

The lounge space features a large corner sofa that seats at least 6 comfortably with 3 additional leather chairs, the door in the corner loops you back around to the dining space. A natural stone built fireplace sits in between 2 large windows with working log burner which creates a warm and cosy atmosphere, perfect for those cooler months. The lounge also has a large wall-mounted flat-screen TV and surround sound speakers. 

Next to the lounge is a games room with a pool table, an excellent place for the kids (and big kids) to hang out in the house. The french doors to the side lead out to the main lawn at the front of the house.

Garden and Outside Space

Located on Darley hillside, The Beeches offers amazing views and a perfect base to explore the Derbyshire Dales. As you enter the driveway to the property, you have space for parking about 10 cars in total in two designated areas. Leading from the parking area, you can access the main garden either by a ramp that twists down for easy access to one side of the house or via the steps down with a handrail on the opposite side to the patio area. There are two entrances to the property, the main entrance is the wooden door at the front, and there is also access via the bi-fold doors into the kitchen. The patio has a small table and 4 chairs and a lovely large seating area featuring rattan sofas, comfy cushions, and side tables.

This patio area flows around to the front of the property, where you can take in the beautiful far reaching views. Here you will find a stone patio with Chiminea, a large wooden table, chairs and a parasol that can seat 10 guests. There is a large flat lawn area, which is great for ball games, and this leads to smaller lawn areas, feature walls and raised beds - the steps are uneven towards the bottom of the garden, so please be careful. The whole garden is tiered, so please take care and do not leave small children unattended.

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 any high heeled and dirty 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 fire alarms.
  • We ask that any outside socialising to please be brought inside by 10 pm. We kindly ask that neighbours and residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy
  • Not suitable for Hen / Stag and Young groups
  • No glitter please, as even the most eco-friendly kind is impossible to remove from soft 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​
  • Spacious kitchen with level access to the games room and lounge
  • Downstairs toilet with basin
  • TV's with subtitles
  • No level access to the property as there are quite a few steps (with handrail) from the parking area however there is a gravelled ramp with railing leading down to the garden
  • The Dining Room is accessed via one step
  • Beds are flexible and can be made as twins or doubles
  • Large garden on varying levels offering seasonal planting adding colour and fragrance 
  • Located overlooking open countryside with beautiful scenery, this 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

The Surrounding Area

The Beeches is located on the hillside just outside the village of Darley Dale, which is a short distance from the towns of Matlock and Bakewell, where there is an abundance of shops, cafes and restaurants and a great park. 

You are also a short drive to Chatsworth House, which is a fabulous day out for all the family; there is a children's play area, plus a farmyard where they can enjoy meeting the newly born arrivals, rare breeds and farm animals, a family favourite! Access to the 1000-acre parkland, garden and house is a must too, so take a picnic and enjoy this stately house on its impressive grounds. Alternatively, head to Rowsley and check out their latest food offering, Chatsworth Kitchen.

There are walks from the property's door for those who like to explore on foot, and you can easily venture on to the beautiful Chatsworth estate, Beeley Moor, Stanton in the Peak and the famous Nine Ladies Stone Circle

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How To Find The Beeches


​The address of the property is:

The Beeches, off Bent Lane, Darley Hillside. Matlock.  DE4 2HF 

(Please note the postcode does not take you to the property so please use the what 3 words for exact location- do not follow sat nav.)

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Directions to The Beeches 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.  Continue pass this.
  • Turn left onto Whitworth Road.
  • Carry on this road all the way up the hill, (it bends to your right and then back round to your left but follow the road right up the hill.)
  • Turn right onto Foggs Hill.
  • Then turn right onto Bent Lane- then the first right at Hill Crest, you will pass The Tractor Shed on your left follow the gravelled uneven track down and the property is at the bottom of the drive on your right the property is below you.
  • You have arrived at The Beeches.

Directions to The Beeches 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 but follow the road right up the hill.)
  • Turn right onto Foggs Hill.
  • Then turn right onto Bent Lane- then the first right at Hill Crest, you will pass The Tractor Shed on your left follow the gravelled uneven track down and the property is at the bottom of the drive on your right the property is below you.
  • You have arrived at The Beeches.

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

Henderson stayed in November '23

Hetheringtons, Hensons and Townend-Hensons stayed in November '23

Holts stayed in November '23

Bearpark stayed in October '23

Collinsons stayed in October '23

Orme stayed in September '23

Hubberts, Gildings, Thornings and Mannions stayed in August '23

Wedge stayed in August '23

Wright stayed in August '23

Gloves & Baldwin stayed in August '23

Wilcoxon stayed in August '23

Davidson stayed in August '23

Pearson stayed in July '23

Hall stayed in July '23

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Young stayed in June '23

Brooks stayed in June '23

Embrey stayed in June '23

Ireland stayed in June '23

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Leeds Ladies stayed in May '23

McCulloch stayed in May '23

Shahs and Chandaranas stayed in April '23

Kitt stayed in April '23

Bruce stayed in March '23

Martinson stayed in March '23

Carter stayed in March '23

Jackir Hussain stayed in March '23

Listers stayed in February '23

The Murrays stayed in February '23

Happy Book Club Times Ladies stayed in February '23

Wesley Family stayed in January '23

Zhang stayed in January '23

Coyle stayed in January '23

anon stayed in January '23

Jill Albrook stayed in January '23

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Allbrook stayed in January '23

Ganley stayed in December '22

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Majeethia stayed in November '22

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Zaynah Arshad stayed in November '22

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Your Stay At The Beeches

Our favourite Places to eat nearby

​Country Pubs

  • The Whitworth - an impressive 1890 building that offers a bar area and terrace cafe. Open for breakfast and lunch and children's meals. You are also able to hire a stately, looking room for any occasion.
  • The Grouse - serves traditional pub favourites, and a 5 minute drive from the property, but also walkable - just remember you need to go back up the hill after your meal! Dog friendly
  • The Remarkable Hare- Matlock - 8 minute drive. Located in the centre of the town this is a great pub for everyone, with a classic pub menu, burgers, sandwiches, children's menu plus Sunday roasts you will be spoilt for choice. Dog friendly
  • The Plough, Two Dales - 3 minute drive or a good 15 minute walk once down the hill from your property. Traditional pub serving real ales and classic pub food. Dog friendly


  • The Shalimar- Darley Dale. 5 minute drive just down the hill form the property. Will deliver free locally for orders over £20. Authentic Indian Cuisine with all the favourites.
  • Stones - Matlock- 8 minute drive away. Once a former pub this is now a restaurant offering a modern British Menu. Offers a set Lunch and Dinner menu with Tasting menu also, or perfect stop to enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace.
  • Maazi - Matlock. 8 minute drive away. Aromatic curries and  authentic Indian dishes
  • Viva Italia - Matlock- 8 minute drive away.  Traditional Italian and Contemporary Cuisine. Open every evening apart from Mondays. 
  • The Peacock, Rowsley -6 minute drive away. Offering a stunning fine dining experience, using local produce. 


  • The Sticky Fig, Darley Dale - 5 minute walk from the bottom of the hill. Open for breakfasts, snacks, lunches, coffees, sandwiches. Locally sourced home made produce.
  • Mad Hatter,  Matlock -serving breakfasts, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks and drinks. and the most amazing "freak shakes"
  • Cauldwell's Craft and Cafe, Rowsley -Homemade cakes, scones, specials, salads, and light lunches
  • The Old Smithy, Beeley - breakfasts, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. Sandwiches and children's menu.
  • Darley Deli, Darley Dale - all day breakfasts, lunches, coffees and cakes. 
  • The Whitworth Hall and Park, Darley Dale - breakfasts, lunches, drinks and children's menu
  • Cafe in the Park, Matlock - breakfast menu, lunches including sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes plus hot specials. 

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take-Aways

  • Sauced HereFantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups and delivered to your door. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery. Can arrange to have the food at the property ready for your arrival.
  • Scoff - delicious, home cooked food, afternoon teas etc delivered to your accommodation.
  • The Shalimar, Darley Dale - not far from the property so will deliver to the accommodation.  Authentic Indian cuisine that can be take away or dine in.
  • Darley Dale Fish Bar - short distance from the property, home deliveries are now available so call to enquire.  All the traditional fish and chip dishes you would expect.
  • Bellini Pizzeria, Matlock - Pizzas, calzones, burgers. Will deliver to the property.
  • Maazi, Matlock - Authentic Indian Cuisine. Will deliver locally but please ring to check.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit near The Beeches

1. Gulliver's Kingdom

15 minutes away from The Beeches is the popular attraction of Gulliver's Kingdom, great for children aged between 2 - 13 years, you can easily spend a full day exploring the site and enjoying the numerous rides available. Set on the hillside of Matlock Bath the location itself boasts great views. You have various themed areas within the park, from Western World, Pirates Play Area, Lost World of Dinosaurs and a log flume. Why not bring your own picnic or eat at the various eating spots throughout.

Gulliver's Kingdom

2. The Heights of Abraham

A couple of minutes away from Gulliver's Kingdom are The Heights or Abraham, a cable car ride taking you high above the valley letting you enjoy the stunning views. At the summit you can enter the 2 caves, Masson and Rutland Cavern, experience the day in the life of a 17th century miner from the guided tours available. There are also two play areas with slides, climbing walls, rope walks and a range of activities to keep you active all day.

Heights Of Abraham

3.  Rapid Horizons

Located in Matlock, only a 5 minute drive away this is a great day out for all the family, a corporate stay or if you are celebrating a hen or stag do. Offering Climbing / Rafting / Mountain Biking/ Tubing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding it's a great way to fill one of your days stay. Get to know the stunning surrounding area by floating down the River Derwent or climbing the many crags that The Peak District has to offer. Advisable to book the activities you may be interested in.

Rapid Horizons

4. Chatsworth House and Gardens

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 are a must for the children. The magnificent house opened for most months of the year offers an insight as to how life once was many years ago. The vast gardens are beautifully landscaped, featuring a maze, the stunning water cascade, where you can paddle in the hotter months plus the impressive Emperor’s fountain.

Chatsworth House

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.

Peak Rail.

Key Facts

What to Expect at The Beeches

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

  • Hand soap
  • Loo roll, one in each bathroom/en suite and also a spare
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • Bin bags
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Free Wi-fi

Useful Information

  • 2 x High Chairs
  • 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 to your request on arrival
  • Fresh Towels - hand towel in each bathroom/en suite and a bath towel per guest
  • 2 x Log Burners, one in the Lounge and the other in the Dining Area. We supply a complimentary basket of logs on your arrival to get you started. We cannot provide any lighting equipment due to Health & Safety so you must bring this with you.
  • TVs in all bedrooms, plus a large wall-mounted one in the Dining Area and similar in the Lounge. All have Freeview and HDMI facilities, but please bring your own cable as not supplied.
  • Washing Machine in Utility Room
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Christmas - throughout December, the property will have a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights. You are more than welcome to bring additional decorations, but we ask you to be careful of the paint and woodwork.
  • 5 hairdryers - one in each bedroom.

Cooking and Dining

  • Pots, pans, roasting tins
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Champagne Flutes, beakers, wine glasses and mugs
  • Panasonic Microwave (behind one of the cupboard doors to the left of the sink)
  • NEFF Dishwasher
  • Large fridge with large pull-out freezer drawer with Purified Water and Ice.
  • Double Sink
  • Aga with 2 cooking chambers, 2 warming chambers, twin hot plates and a warming plate
  • Small additional breakfast table in the kitchen - seating 4
  • Food Processor
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • 3 x cafetieres


  • There is parking for 10 cars - you can park just as you pull off the driveway right in front of you and also to the right of the property in the large gravelled space
  • Please note there is a wooden gate just as you turn into the parking area please do not obstruct this gateway
  • 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, that you may find useful for the local nearby charging stations.

Outdoor Space

  • Tiered Garden on several levels
  • A large lawn area separated with a stone wall
  • Further smaller tiers laid to lawn
  • Patio area to the side of the house
  • Large patio area to the front of the property
  • Small outside table and chairs seating 4 near the kitchen access
  • Large Rattan corner sofa with comfy cushions easily seating 7 and a further 2 seater sofa in the same style
  • Wooden Table and chairs seating 10 with canopy to the front of the property
  • Chiminea
  • Fencing and dry stone walls at the boundaries
  • Landscaped gardens with potted plants, trees and established hedges
  • Stunning open views across the valley
  • Outside tap near the bi-fold kitchen doors
  • A further outside tap near the back door that is warm water so ideal for hosing the dog down after a walk
  • BBQ- charcoal - Round Kettle Style - available between the 1st of April to 31st of October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment

Property Quirks

  • ​Around 18 stone steps down to the property from the main parking area- gated at the bottom
  • Winding ramp (with railings)  leading down from the driveway entrance to the garden- ideal for prams etc. 
  • Various stone and uneven steps towards the bottom of the garden
  • The lawn area is divided by a stone wall topped with flat paving stones - this is not to be climbed or walked across
  • Stone steps from the main patio area to the lawn
  • The property has up and down lights around the house set on a timer
  • CCTV is installed to contribute to the security when unoccupied 
  • The sound monitoring system in place
  • Security Lights operated by sensors
  • Wooden step up from the kitchen into the dining area
  • Step down from the dining area into the lounge through the single door access - there is also level access through a set of double doors to the lounge
  • Sorry but strictly no Hen/Stag or young groups.


  • We allow 2 dogs at the property as an absolute maximum, and we charge £30 for the duration of your stay
  • We do ask for dogs to be kept off all the furniture and out of the bedrooms
  • Please do clear any dog litter from the garden
  • Please do not leave your dog 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 can be intermittent Wi-Fi signal that is beyond our control.  We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues out of our control


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