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.
Fantastic Garden Room with views, a perfect entertaining space for your celebratory occassions
Tracey Elizabeth Strawford
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 19, 2019
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...
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect place for a three generation family get together
The house was absolutely ideal for the whole family. The bedrooms were roomy and enough living space for us all to enjoy each other’s company (or find some peace and quiet)! The view from the gardens and upper windows is beautiful and ever changing. The garden room was perfect for our Mexican themed night for our son’s 30th birthday while the snooker table was able to lure my grandson away from all things electronic! The children could play in safety and the adults could relax, soak in the hot tub or just soak up the view. I shall definitely be telling my friends about it.
A beautiful house, just perfect for a party of mixed ages
The house is so comfortable and welcoming and we felt at home instantly. The bottle of champagne and beautiful flowers were a lovely touch. The 2 young children in our party were thrilled with the garden and the games room and would have been perfectly happy if we had never ventured out all week !
There is so much to see and do locally...Chatsworth House, Matlock, Bakewell, parks, steam train, Monsal Trail, to mention just a few. If you are looking for a holiday home offering a mixture of activities and places to visit to suit all ages, then this is the house for you. Perfect.
Beautiful house, beautiful view
What a view! Absolutely stunning location! The house itself was amazing as well, very clean, very well laid out and beautifully decorated. We were a group of 16 ladies on a hen do and this was the perfect place for it. Thank you Tracey for letting us stay in your wonderful home: -)
Wonderful property with everything that you need for a fab girly holiday.
Fabulous, cozy, informal, yet grand enough to warrant a special occasion!
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!
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.
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)
Matlock 2 minutes
Matlock Bath 5 Minutes
Bakewell 15 Minutes
Ashbourne 25 Minutes
Chatsworth 15 Minutes
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
The Heights of Abraham, Carsington water, Gulivers Kingdom, Matlock Bath Aquarium, National Stone Centre, Peak Rail, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.
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
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