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Large Self Catering Period Property With Breath Taking Views Sleeping Up To 16

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,166 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Fantastic Garden Room with views, a perfect entertaining space for your celebratory occassions

Highfield Peak District in the town of Matlock offers unique group self catering with six bedroom, three reception room accommodation in luxury surroundings, occupying an exceptional south-facing position with breath taking views towards historic Riber Castle, overlooking the town of Matlock and the Derwent Valley situated on the edge of the Peak District in the Derbyshire Dales. Highfield provides the perfect home from home relaxing self catering retreat for large family gatherings and groups of friends, comfort sleeping, seating & dining for up to sixteen people, in a individually decorated extremely well equipped c1867 Victorian property with a wealth of period charm and modern requirements, giving guests the perfect self catering holiday. Highfield provides an excellent destination for large group celebrations, that can be held in the stunning garden room opening into the garden with furnished patios, lawn and orchard, where the views of Matlock are fully appreciated.

Tracey Elizabeth Strawford
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Tracey Elizabeth Strawford

I passionately enjoy preparing Highfield with my team to welcome guests, endeavoring to provide the perfect home from home relaxing retreat in a property that I am sure you will love - as we do!...

Tracey Elizabeth Strawford purchased this house in 2002

Why Tracey Elizabeth Strawford chose Matlock

We purchased Highfield in 2002 and enjoyed many happy years raising our family, as our children flew the nest we decided to Holiday Let and have now being doing so since April 2012 but still enjoy returning to Highfield for special family celebrations...

What makes this house unique

Highfield has the most amazing views over the Derwent Valley and the town of Matlock, each day brings something new and we have never tired of the changing seasons...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you we had a lovely time at Highfield, the house is beautiful and provided us with everything we needed for a great holiday.

The Sethi Family

The views are amazing we had a great time, the children enjoyed the snooker and exploring the garden, Thanks The Roberts, Leicester

Hi, We had a good holiday, very relaxing, we all found plenty to keep us entertained and had a fab birthday bash in the garden room, we loved the Thorntree pub

Love Gabby & Family x
Mar 2012
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Matlock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5166 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • All Bathrooms offer Toiletries & Towels En Suite to Bedroom 1, with w/c & Walk in Shower Shower Room Double Walk in Power Shower with w/c Bath/Shower Room with w/c Ground Floor w/c
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Family & En suite Double & Single Bed Bedroom 2 Family Double & Single Bed Bedroom 3 Family Double & Single Bed Bedroom 4 Family Double Bed & Single Bed Wash Basin Bedroom 5 Double Double Bed Wash Basin Bedroom 6 Twin 2 Single Beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
Notes on accommodation: The House is fully centrally heated and provides the perfect base for exploring the delights of the Peak District all year round and is decorated for the holiday festive seasons. Here at Highfield we provide our guests with excellent self catering accommodation, over two floors, all six bedrooms are supplied with towels, toiletries and Egyptian cotton bedding. Highfield has Court Yard and drive Parking for up to eight vehicles, secure gardens and orchard with fantastic views over the Derwent Valley, we have four seating areas one covered that can provide dining and seating for sixteen plus, with BBQ, Patio heater and selection of children's games, balls etc. Our Kitchen is well stocked with basics from candles for the Garden room & Lounge to herbs and Spices, every cooks dream. Several ipod docking Stations are provided throughout the house. On arrival at Highfield guests are greeted with a welcome pack of local produce, fresh flowers and log fires. Outside: Highfield is a detached property with Court Yard and drive Parking for up to eight vehicles, secure gardens and orchard with fantastic views over the Derwent Valley, we have four seating areas one covered that can provide dining and seating for sixteen plus, with BBQ, Patio heater outdoor lighting and selection of children's games, balls etc. Hot tub hire is available upon request. Utility Room: American style fridge/freezer with ice machine & filtered water microwave & coffee machine well stocked pantry with basics herbs etc washing machine & tumble dryer coat & boot room Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels Linen & Toiletries are Included If Required Cleaning Can be Arranged Other: Reading/Music Room Piano Garden Room/Dining Heated Flag Stone Floor Dining Table Seating 16 Snooker Table TV Nintendo Kinect Games Console French Doors to Garden & Court Yard Office Wi/Fi Fax Machine & Printer


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Large Self Catering Period Property With Breath Taking Views Sleeping Up To 16
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fabulous, cozy, informal, yet grand enough to warrant a special occasion!

  • 5 of 5

12 of us stayed at the main house and we were 20 in total, with the remainder of guests staying in local B&B's for a weekend of 60th birthday celebrations. And what a weekend. The house is superb. Comfy, casual, yet sufficiently grand enough to be suitable for a special weekend of lots of food and wine. Fantastic bedrooms with really comfy beds, good sized entertaining rooms and very thoughtful bits & bobs left in the kitchen means you don't have to buy every last salt & pepper, dishwasher tabs which is always very much appreciated! We raided the farm shop at Chatsworth for a buffet on Saturday night, the best of cheese, meats, pork pies etc combined with enough wine to sink a battleship! The house provided enough plates, glasses etc without us having to use paper plates & plastic glasses which was a big plus. The small rooms provided good chat areas and the large dining room with pool table gave us our gaming area and enough room for the Cranium tournament! Location is excellent, taxis came on time and found it and the well stocked log shed was put to good use. Overall a perfect place for a great family/friends gathering.

A couple of points to inform the next guests. We missed the small print that the hot tub in the main pictures was an optional extra. We all came with swimmers and had we have known we would have ordered it in! I think this should be made very clear, and in fact I would remove the image from the main pictures. There is only one shower to share, the 2 main sharing bathrooms have proper shower, one tub with a hand held shower, no screen or curtain and the 3rd is an en-suite up a 'helter skelter' staircase, not at all suitable for elderly, or in my case a sprained ankle, but a handy hide away for someone who likes privacy. These are minor niggles and in no way detracted from our fabulous weekend. The owners obviously really care about renters having a fabulous time and give the house with far more than you would expect at a very fair price. We will hopefully be back if they let us!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

16 of us stayed-11 adults and 5 children. It was a family celebration and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. There are plenty of rooms to sneak off into if you want a breather! The garden was great fun for all.

Place lovely and clean.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Wonderful place for a group holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family weekend with 12 of us meeting from various parts of the country and 2 from Brazil. The house was perfect with plenty of space and the garden was also beautiful. We could easily have had another 5 people at least to join us. Wonderful views, comfortable beds, all we could want in the house for all ages. We hired a hot tub on top which was an added bonus. Many thanks. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This house is a absolutely stunning, the decor is beautiful ever little detail just makes the character of the house so special. We rented it for a hen do and the large room with the pool table was ideal for us all to be together on an evening. Amazing x

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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As good as it gets

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family weekend staying at Highfield. The house is equipped with

every requirement, and more. Tracey, the owner , was there to welcome us and could

not have been more helpful. Her attention to detail made our visit "as good as it gets".

Recommended without reservation.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Duke of Wellington
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Matlock Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Good Selection
Car: recommended



30 minutes from Sheffield

40 Minutes From Nottingham

60 minutes from Leicester and Manchester

90 minutes from Birmingham

20 minutes from M1 J28 Matlock or M1 J29 Chesterfield.


Matlock or Chesterfield on East Midlands Trains

Two hours: London St Pancras to Chesterfield.


40 minutes from East Midlands Airport (Car Hire available)


By Car

Matlock 2 minutes

Matlock Bath 5 Minutes

Bakewell 15 Minutes

Ashbourne 25 Minutes

Chatsworth 15 Minutes

Further Details:

Highfield is just a 10 minute walk to a selection of Pubs, Shops, Supermarkets, Restaurants and Banks.

Places to Visit

Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Sudbury Hall, Tissington Hall, Sir Richard Arkwrights Cromford Mill, Peak District Mining Museum

Family Fun

The Heights of Abraham, Carsington water, Gulivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath Aquarium, National Stone Centre, Peak Rail, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

Get Active

The Peak District is a Walkers Paradise, from gentle strolls, along river paths to high level walking across grit stone edges.

Horse riding is available at Tissington.

Cycling is very popular due to miles of cycle routes along quiet country roads and former railway lines.

The Tissington Trail, The High Peak Trail and The Monsal Trail all off cycle hire and traffic free cycling.


Matlock is blessed with many excellent restaurants, been lovers of good food we would like to recommend a few of our favourites.

Stones, Viva, Maazi,& Thailand No 1 all in Matlock, East Lodge at Rowsley, Le Mistral in Wirksworth & Bakewell & Rowleys at Baslow.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

Booking Notes:
We take a 30% deposit at time of booking and ask for the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival
£200.00 Refundable Security Deposit to be paid with final balance

Changeover Day:
Short Breaks are all Year
3 Night Short Breaks Friday to Monday
4 Night Short Break Monday to Friday
Full Weeks
Full weeks begin Monday or Friday it may be possible to start a full week on another day
4pm Arrival Time 10am Departure Time

Notes on prices:
Short Breaks are available all year.
3 Night Short Breaks Friday to Monday
4 Night Short Break Monday to Friday (Same cost as weekend breaks)
Full Weeks
Full weeks begin Monday or Friday it may be possible to start a full week on another day, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

A 30% deposit is required to secure your booking, and the final balance will be due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Please see our website for availability

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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