A picturesque location on the cusp of the Peak District National Park, offering far reaching views across the valley, the Beeches is perfect for a family or friends' getaway. Close to the towns of Matlock and Bakewell, it is an ideal base to explore the local area, and it's a short drive to the wonderful Chatsworth House.
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:
The 3 bathrooms all provide luxury facilities and style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our standard arrival and departure times are:
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
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.
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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
The Beeches, off Bent Lane, Darley Hillside. Matlock. DE4 2HF
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for The Beeches. Verbatim.
Great weekend away- beautiful house in a stunning location. Friendly and accommodating host. Kitchen is heart of house and is so well equipped that it made cooking for friends and family a pleasure. Would love to return in summer to enjoy more of the surrounding area. Would highly recommend!
Thank you for an absolutely fantastic weekend at The Beeches, celebrating a 70th and 40th birthday. The house was amazing - the accommodation, weather and gardens. We had a fantastic day at Chatsworth which is well worth a visit and also welcomed a private chef in one evening to cook for us which was an absolute luxury. David of The Beeches was brilliant and so accommodating. Thank you for a fantastic weekend - we hope to be back soon!
we had an amazing time in this beautiful house. Even through the stormy weather the house was a comfortable, warm space for our family to spend time together to celebrate our incredible Nan. It is very well equipped and the pool table was definitely a family favourite. Our dog Arya also had a lovely stay and bringing her meant that she got to enjoy some beautiful and scenic walks in the area. Thank you so much. Amazing memories were made.
Lovely home we really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you, amazing weekend.
A very enjoyable family get together in your wonderful house. It is spacious, comfortable and superbly equipped. Much use was made of the pool table by all ages. A good location for walks and lovely views from the garden. We can recommend Shalimar as a good Indian restaurant and Chatsworth is a must. Some lovely memories to take home.
It was a last minute decision to get the family together following my wife's medical situation, and I was not disappointed at all... The property was everything we could have wished for.. The host was excellent and very cooperative in whatever we asked for.. We would certainly consider re visiting the property in the future.
What an amazing weekend celebrating Peter's 60th birthday in your stunning property. We were very lucky to have such gorgeous weather to make use of the amazing garden with fabulous views. Our family have made the best memories, thank you for sharing your home!! Lots of love
We have all enjoyed a lovely holiday in this beautiful spacious house, thank you so much.
We had a wonderful week with the whole family, stunning views and garden that we enjoyed sunset drinks in and great walks right from the doorstep. Close drive to lots of Peaks hot spots Bakewell, Chatsworth House etc. Loved the communal kitchen and dining area where we could all spend our evenings together. Thanks for letting us enjoy your beautiful home and we hope to be back in the future.
A fabulous home to gather a family to celebrate a 40th birthday. Stunning views, beautiful home, kids loved the huge baths and a garden which provided plenty of space for garden games. We enjoyed gathering in the kitchen for mealtimes and played a number of pool games. Thank you for sharing your house with us . Highly recommend the location - didn't need to venture far although enjoyed visits to Chatsworth, Bakewell and Matlock. Lots of wonderful memories made. xx
Absolutely stunning! Jaw dropping, could not have wished for better for our family reunion - Canadians and Brits. Time flew too fast a sign that we had an amazing time here as much inside as outside. Perfectly located we enjoyed the surroundings (Buxton, Matlock, Bakewell) the high peak trail in Cromford, the running trail along the railway, walking back up the hill was a great workout too! Pool table was a hit a few tournaments with a few night caps- so many wonderful memories, sitting around the fire and connecting with each other. Thank you!
Great house in a great location! Very very clean with lots of space and incredible views!
We have had a fabulous stay in your beautiful home. It's a lovely setting and the house is so well appointed and spacious it made our stay most enjoyable. We visited Chatsworth, Bakewell, did some local walks and even a 6 mile run down and up dale from the house! Thank you
We have had a wonderful family break together. The Dubai family loved the rain! The Beeches proved to be great in all respects. Thank you
We have enjoyed a wonderful family holiday in this amazing house. The accommodation was all we could have hoped for, so comfortable and well equipped. We particularly loved the kitchen, the pool table and the comfortable beds. We also enjoyed the outside space and the stunning views. Will be highly recommended.
Amazing house in an amazing place. We had a wonderful time. Thanks David!
A family weekend to celebrate our daughter's 40th birthday. Six adults, three children and two dogs all had a wonderful time! Great venue for such an event!
David met us a The Beeches and communication was great before our arrival. It’s an absolutely beautiful home and for 10 adults was perfect. Kitchen is huge and so we could all chip in with catering. The dining room was perfect and we used the lounge very little because we had great weather! The bedrooms and bathrooms are amazing with all mod cons and we loved it. The outside seating areas are lovely for the beautiful views and peace and quiet. The BBQ worked well for us and the Aga too, even for a roast dinner on Sunday for 10. Really do hope we get to do this again - a perfect way to celebrate my 60th Birthday - thank you David.
Wow! Fantastic, could not be better. Thank you for the sunshine!!
David is a fabulous host! The property is incredible. The gardens beautiful with excellent views!
We have loved our time here! Brilliant house, excellently equipped- very clean and gorgeous surroundings and views! We did The Roaches walk and Lud's Church - recommend it. Thankyou! xxxx
Wow, what a stunning house! David has gone above and beyond to provide everything you could need for a fabulous stay. The kitchen was very well equipped, the whole house was spotless, lovely decor and all done to a very high spec. They'll be fights as who get the amazing master bedroom! The pool table was a particular hit and got all the family involved. The surroundings were beautiful and the house well situated to visited Peaks, Chatsworth house and we enjoyed a trip to Bakewell for the infamous Bakewell tart! We had a lovely weekend and all wished we could have stayed longer. Thank you for an amazing stay.
We came as a family to celebrate our parents wedding anniversary! 40 years! It would be an understatement to simply give you a 5 star review. You have though of all amenities and it is like going from home to home. David the host even helped the 'oldies' carry their bags down the stairs, which shows you are a humble and kind person. We look forward to returning in the near future and we would highly recommend this to all our friends and family. What we loved: Lots of natural light Attention to detail Comfortable beds Stunning views Full equipped kitchen Gorgeous master bedroom Lovely bathrooms Many thanks
Lovely to gather with all 3 families to celebrate Grandma D's 70th birthday (she really does not look that old!) The 4 little ones had a wonderful time in the garden we had some lovely walks outside in the woods. The adults really appreciated the size and space of the lovely house. Grandma and Grandad naturally had the master bedroom (suite) and loved the decor. More ideas for home (£££!!) The weather forecast was wrong- we were able to sit outside every day and had cake and candles out there too. Thank you to David and Helen for a lovely weekend.
A wonderful house to celebrate a rather 'big birthday!' The whole family have really enjoyed our stay. The house is so well equipped and we all appreciated the lovely indoor and outdoor space as well as the glorious views. We have been so lucky with the weather and have enjoyed the beautiful Peak District. Many thanks, we would love to return.
Perfect place for a two family get-together (London and Yarm.) Fab house, very well appointed/equipped and in a great setting. On balance The Southerns defeated The Norths as overall pool champions! Already planning our next return (& revenge!) Thanks David for providing everything for us and letting us share your fantastic house.
Great location, great property and a great host. Would highly recommend
David was a great host. Went above and beyond sorting out access to the accommodation despite the snowy weather. The house has been really tastefully designed and was immaculate on arrival. The bathrooms are new and to a high standard. We enjoyed using the well equipped kitchen. Perfect for a family or group of friends for a quiet getaway.
What we liked best: Harriet: The main ensuite bathroom William: The pool table Eileen: The kitchen Kathryn and Phil: Beautiful venue for a family gathering Mary and Will: The Aga and shower John and Vicky: 'My family', fantastic house, thank you David! Andrew and Jane: A lovely break away from home, very relaxing Best Wishes
Lens 60th birthday celebrations. A fabulous weekend and amazing house for the family to get together and spend some quality time together.😃 The Beeches has been the perfect accommodation with all our needs provided for. Thank you David for being a great host and answering all our basic questions!! Beautiful walks from the house too! Thank you
Lovely House, great location. Perfect socialising space for friends and families alike. Very well equipped too. All beds super comfy - home from home. Thanks David for being on hand when needed, albeit no issues. The house is a great base to visit the local countryside villages and walks. We hope to come again. Luckily for us we don't live too far. The summer time would be amazing so we can take advantage of the lovely outdoor space. Thanks again David for being so accommodating and welcoming.
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The Beeches was lovely, a very comfortable stay. David found us a wonderful chef who cooked us a beautiful meal at the property, highly recommended. Walking was lovely, beautiful places to visit. Lots of pubs in lovely villages. We will be back for sure.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The house is absolutely stunning - such attention to detail! We couldn't have picked a better place for our family gathering. Looking forward to staying again before long...
A beautiful home, perfect for getting friends and family together with its wonderful open plan kitchen dining room leading into the pool table room. All the bedrooms are a great size and whoever gets the master bedroom will love the extra level of luxury.
The owner was extremely helpful whenever we needed anything. The property was perfect for our party
Excellent house for large family gathering with plenty of facilities for cooking and eating together. Plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses and dishes as well as pots and pans. Access to the house is not that easy with some manoeuvering needed to access the parking area. The house is very spacious, and bedrooms very clean and comfortable, and showers were excellent. Host communicated very well and helped us promptly with any issues, and we were grateful for a more relaxed check out on Sunday morning.
Thank you so much for a great stay. An excellent house - plenty of room for the whole family to relax. Thank you for allowing us a relaxed Sunday morning.
Thanks for a great stay and for your help and allowing us a later check out which was much appreciated.
David Thank you for providing lovely flowers and a card for my birthday. What a thoughtful gesture. And your house which is a stylish venue for our family gathering. We have thoroughly enjoyed all the comforts in The Beeches and wish you all the success for the future.
Thank you for a wonderful stay! The property is stunning and so beautifully furnished and we were so grateful for the extra Christmas decorations. Standard is exceptional and we all enjoyed the space and luxury. A long awaited family reunion from all across the globe. Truly memorable! Excellent communication with David who helped us on a number of occasions with minor issues, without complaint and always with a smile. Thank you
60th birthday celebration, we had a wonderful weekend thank you so much for letting us stay in your special house. We enjoyed spending time together it was great to make beautiful memories. It would be lovely to come again in the summer. Thanks again.
An ultra-luxurious, impeccably appointed, five star property, with all amenities, splendid views and creature comforts. Well stocked, glassware, crockery etc - high end appliances and finishing (inc. F&P fridge/freezer / AGA / underfloor heating/ smart TVs) - if you are looking for all the comforts of a five star hotel, with the freedom of your own space, look no further. David is a great host and has put a lot of effort into making this place truly remarkable. Great views over countryside.
Celebrating my milestone 65th birthday in your amazing, beautiful, home was a super gift from my family. The time here in your more than luxurious house made a big difference to our time together. The area is beautiful. We will definitely come back again.
We couldn’t fault our stay at The Beeches. The house was immaculate and was fully stocked with everything we could have needed for a autumnal weekend stay with our kids and dog in tow. The house is exactly as it appears in photographs and the views from the property are stunning. The rooms are all spacious yet still felt cosy and inviting and the log burners were perfect for cosying up after our wet walks in the local area. David was an attentive and relaxed host who made us feel very welcome. Thank you!
We've had an amazing time. A great comfortable space and we had everything we needed. The Plough was also a fantastic pub. Many thanks
Everything was great with our stay. Many thanks.
We have had a really lovely week staying in this stunning house with amazing views. The level of luxury provided by the furnishings and fittings is next level. We appreciated the plentiful cooking, crockery and glassware etc for our family meals. In fact, there was literally nothing we couldn't find - which is highly unusual! More importantly, we all agreed that the house is homely and cosy, despite its size and it has a lovely 'vibe'. We'd love to return in summer months to use the lovely outdoor space alot more - although we did manage one October BBQ.
David was an absolute pleasure to work with. Really helpful and efficient. The beeches is immaculate. Stunning location, beautiful mixture of style (modern and classic), I would highly highly recommend this venue to people for a luxury and relaxing stay.
The check in process was very easy, the owner was at the house waiting to welcome me and my family. We were running late on our arrival and the owner stayed at the property to wait for us. He then took the time to show me around and explain where everything is located, and how things work. The owner is easy to contact from early in the morning until late in the evening . We requested a coffee machine and a tumble dryer which the owner brought to us straight away. The property is in a perfect location for visiting city’s, we’ve visited Manchester, York and Birmingham easily from this location. There are also great places to visit nearby, me and my family really enjoyed our afternoon at Chatsworth House. There is a large supermarket very close by. We have enjoyed our stay so much that we extended it for a further two nights. The house is full of everything you could need. The heating is good. The view from the house is amazing. We have really enjoyed spending time in the garden there’s plenty of room for everyone to sit and relax. The house is very clean and the bed rooms and bathrooms are very spacious, overall the house is amazing! I would highly recommend this property and will definitely be visiting again when in the UK.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on-site if you run out, you will have to replace them):
Cooking and Dining
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