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Darley House - grand Georgian residence
Light, spacious Tom Howley kitchen
Views from the kitchen table
Vaulted, well equipped kitchen
Living room with open fire
Dovedale ensuite - contemplate the rolling hills from the stand alone bath!
Explore the garden
Light, spacious Tom Howley kitchen
Views from the kitchen table
Vaulted, well equipped kitchen

Darley House, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire

Sleeps 8 - 14 6 Bedrooms 14 Dining

Stunning Georgian house sleeping 14 with games room, perfect for celebrations on the edge of the Peak District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Darley House, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, sleeps 8 - 14 in 6 bedrooms.

Darley House is a special place for you to enjoy with the special people in your life, for celebrations, reunions and family get togethers. Shared experiences - such as chocolate making in the large open-beamed kitchen, private dining for relaxed meal-times or visiting the local farmer's markets - will bring you together.

Lovingly restored with 4 elegant reception rooms and a splendid and spacious kitchen/dining area, Darley House makes for either superb communal entertaining, or, equally, private spaces to just be. The spacious and elegantly proportioned rooms with contemporary design and underfloor heating combine by-gone grandeur with warmth and calm.

This beautiful Georgian house is on the edge of the Peak District National Park between Matlock and Bakewell, conveniently located for Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. There are beautiful walks through the Dales, cycle paths along disused railway lines and many other outdoor activities nearby. There is a unique wealth of history associated with the area's legacy as the birthplace of the industrial revolution such as Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mill. And, for the more adrenaline-charged of us, we are under an hour away from Alton Towers.

Alternatively, stay put and enjoy the immediate surroundings at Darley House - play croquet on the large formal lawn, petanque on the gravel pathways, table tennis in the games room, or explore the private and secluded Victorian walkways, enjoy an aperitif on the patio or climb the sweeping steps and contemplate the views of the rolling hills from the grand balustraded garden terrace designed by Sir Joseph Paxton. And why not hire in a hot tub for your stay.

Garden lovers can admire the mature specimen trees - ancient yews mark the boundary of the property, a glorious and ancient copper beech dominates the upper garden astride an ivy clad mound and there are the curiously exotic giant redwood and gingko biloba trees.


Dog Friendly

No pets - sorry.


All bedrooms are on the first floor.


BT internet and broadband, WiFi throughout house.


Large island unit, Miele appliances: 2 dishwashers, steam oven, microwave, combo oven, fridge, freezer, washing m/c, tumble dryer. Mezzanine with TV.

Dining Room

The kitchen table seats 14 and the games room with its grand ceilings can be used for special occasions if required.

Sitting Room

Open fire with marble surround, large bay window overlooking garden, 'sink-into' sofas and chairs, antique furniture, plenty of seating.

TV and Music Facilities

Two wide screen TVs and Naim music system in kitchen, stand alone amp and CD player in games/dining room.

Games Room

This hosts the table tennis table and a small pool table. There are also console games, board games - and for outdoors: croquet, badminton & petanque.

Heating and Open Fires

Underfloor heating downstairs, with open fires in the drawing room and wood burning stoves in the TV room (2nd lounge ) and entrance hall.


Three stylish, spacious en suite kingsize bedrooms (one four-poster bed), two twins (one converts to double) and a double bunk room which sleeps 4.


White Egyptian cotton sheet, mattress toppers, bath towels and hand towels. Liquid hand soaps by each sink.


Upstairs: 3 en-suites (2 with stand alone baths and walk-in showers, 1 with shower), separate shower room. Downstairs: loo & Moroccan style wet room.

Children's Facilities

2 cots, 2 high chairs and baby sitting can be arranged.


Stunning Victorian landscaped gardens, flower borders, stone balustrade, croquet lawn, outdoor sitting and dining areas, barbecue, rattan dining set.


Front and rear private drives provide uncovered parking for up to 8 cars. All parking must be off road. We have a 22KW EV charger on the front drive.


Darley House is strictly non smoking.

Booking Information

Prices vary during the year. Weekly rates range from £2,825 – £3,800 and w/e breaks from £1940 – £2650, excluding Christmas and New Year. See our website for full information.
​Changeovers are usually Monday or Friday.
There is a 30% booking deposit and a refundable damages deposit of £500.

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Darley House

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £3300
2 Night Weekend
From £1940
3 Night Weekend
From £2370
Midweek per night
From £490

Late Deals

August 2024 Late Deals

2nd August 3 ngts £2360 (was £2950). Mon 19th Aug 4 ngts £1830 (was £2450)


Situated on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, between Matlock and Bakewell, surrounded by glorious countryside, yet easily accessed and close to many family attractions.

  • There are several to choose from within a short distance of Darley House.
  • Manchester, about 30 miles away.
  • Matlock.

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