About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
Matlock Bath, Peak District, Derbyshire, England - For Up To 22 People
Limited Weekends in December and January at £1195
Pricing is from £1495 for 2 nights to £1995 weekly. Special pricing applies to Christmas and New Year. Please email for quote as Owners Direct are unable to display the correct pricing.
This beautifully appointed holiday accommodation is the perfect place for your holiday or short break in Derbyshire. Lyndhurst is perfect for family celebrations, reunions and discerning female parties. Please note the house is not suitable for stag, all male groups or any group that wants to have late or all night parties. With 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms 2 reception rooms a large dining room kitchen
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About David Walker
Having lived in this house and brought up my children here, I have since 2009 been renting the house to holiday makers and groups.
David Walker purchased this House in 1991
Why David Walker chose Matlock Bath
Plenty of room for the group to enjoy there time away.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
As a veteran of hiring holiday houses for large groups, we were really pleased with our choice. We are a group of 5 families and it was ideal with 2 lounges, a large dining area and a really well equipped kitchen. Bedrooms were spacious and comfy with plenty of en suites for the number of people. The kids loved the garden especially the tree house too. The house is in a great location, within an easy walk of the village centre, pubs, shops and parks, and there are lots of attractions on the area. We're already talking about going back next year!
Nice house, but could have been so much better
We rented Lyndhurst House for my sisters hen weekend last December. We had a party of 22 and as such our options were limited, but we found Lyndhurst online and it looked the perfect venue in the perfect location.
Upon our arrival impressions were good, but unfortunately it didn't take long for us to encounter problems. We arrived after dark and the first issue we had was that lighting not working in the games room, not a massive issue for us as we weren't really planning on using it, but the next day I did note that there was a broken glass all over one corner of the room, a good job then we hadn't been exploring the house bare foot.
As we started to get set up for the rest of our guests arriving we noticed more and more issues;
Some of the soft furnishings were horribly grubby, we had to bring the blankets down from bedrooms to further cover the furniture to make it presentable.
The kitchen sink was leaking, causing a slip hazard.
The general maintenance and cleanliness of the whole house could have been a lot better, there were stained sheets in some of the rooms and one of the front bedroom windows was very loose and banged all night.
Our biggest issue was the dining room. We specifically chose this property for it having a dining room which seated 18, with an extension to 22. This is grossly mis-leading. The main table fits only 10 of the chairs provided (which, incidently were filthy) 12 at a push with people sitting on corners. We found the extension mentioned on the website, this gained us space for a maximum 3 extra, but by now the table stretched the full length of the dining room and there was no room to push chairs in and out on the ends. I thought I must be missing something so I called owner. He was totally unhelpful, and if I'm honest, quite rude, he implied that I was 'making it up' by keep insisting that he had previously sat 22 round it. It was massively frustrating. I asked he could come and show me how he'd made it work, he said he would come Saturday morning. In the meanwhile we brought in the garden table and sent an SOS to guests to bring camping tables. It's a good job we did as the owner didn't come on the Sat am, nor was he in touch at all (until we had to chase him for our deposit)
We made it work, with camping tables, garden table and a 'U' shape out into the hall, but by no means ideal and certainly by no means thanks to the owner. What a shame, such a beautiful property, but not clean and such very poor service.
I booked this accommodation for a family weekend to celebrate my mother's 92nd birthday. It was a last minute booking when there was limited availability for a party of 13. Although we enjoyed our get-together in the spacious and characterful property, there were numerous disappointments- mainly relating to cleanliness and maintenance.
We arrived at 5pm to find everything in total darkness. No lighting made for a treacherous ascent of the many steps. The torch near the key safe did not work. Thankfully the light on my mobile phone did, and on ringing the owner for assistance, was dismayed at his rather abrupt manner.
We had arrived on the coldest day of the year, and though the heating had been switched on earlier,and did eventually warm up , we were thankful for the wood burning stove in the front lounge.
Unfortunately, the radiator did not work in the first floor ensuite bedroom ( which we had earmarked for my elderly mother, for her convenience) She was then forced to use the bedroom next door , which meant negotiating 4/5 stairs during the night to access the first floor bathroom.
The kitchen was well-equipped and the dining room very spacious, easily seating 10 adults and 3 small children around the large table. However, we did feel that everywhere was in need of a thorough clean - and especially the so-called games room, which was freezing cold and very spartan( bare concrete floor and walls) with only a table football game, so never used. I noted similar comments had been made in an earlier review, but no action seems to have been taken. There were still missing light bulbs around the house too! The owner should be making regular checks on this basic maintenance himself, and not relying on guests to report.
My substantial deposit was returned 6 weeks later - and only after emails & a polite telephone conversation with Mr Walker, when once again his customer service was disappointingly curt.
Based on these comments, I do not feel able to recommend the property to friends or relations.
All of the major attractions in the local area were closed for the winter period so I cannot comment on those or any restaurants as we tended to eat in. ( though there was certainly an abundance of fish and chip shops in Matlock Bath)
We always try to fix issues when they occur rather than hearing about them 2 months after the stay in a review. Some of the disappointment is within our control.
We check all the lights on a regular basis and I am not sure why this was not sorted prior to the stay . I have spoken to the house keeper and we have amended our procedures so ALL lamps are checked on every rent.
The heating was turned on at 12 noon for this rental as requested, the house is large and can take a while to heat up. We have HIVE active heating and we check the temperature of the house during the rent to make sure that the heating is running and a comfortable temperature is maintained.
The radiator in bedroom in question has now been made tamper proof, but an electric heater was available to use in this room so not sure why it wasn't used. There are only 2 stairs to the bathroom on the first floor.
The games room is as stated on the web site. The table football is a professional setup and can be used by all ages and abilities, we did have darts and snooker in the pass but these were damaged by others so were removed.
As for shops being closed in mid winter this is out of our control.
If I seemed curt, I cannot help this, I do respond quickly and try to fix things for renter even when they call late in the evening or when I am just about to go to an event, I think I spoke to Rena on arrival and about the damage bond which was a little late in repayment but we do state 2-4 weeks and due to our own holiday.
But renters must understand the bond covers laundry and use of SKY movies and these can take time to cycle through, unfortunately some renters hide damage and misuse the SKY account so we have to treat all renters in the same way.
Family get together
We had a fantastic stay at the house! The whole stay was really well managed by the owner from the booking to arriving and leaving. Really helpful and easy. We all loved the house with the young children loving the garden the most. It is a beautiful house, well maintained and really good sized rooms and bedrooms. Everything we needed was there for our use which made the stay very straightforward.
Would highly recommend and with so much to do in the area for all ages and weather it is a great place for a long or short stay.
A very comfortable house for a large family, lots of character including log burners to add to the atmosphere. A well stocked kitchen enabled successful cooking of Xmas Dinner! Superb big dining table for a festive meal!
Parking was not an issue, wifi coped with demands of teenagers!
Comfortable and well equipped this proved to be the perfect place for our large family gathering. Everyone had a great weekend.
Nestled in a quiet backwater of the popular village of Matlock Bath, deep in the Derbyshire Dales and on the edge of the Peak District, Lyndhurst has good access to a wide range of local facilities including pubs, restaurants, shops and attractions, as well as a range of public transport links to Derby, Chesterfield, Sheffield and Manchester, all within a few minutes walk.
Situated on the Eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, the property is set in an ideal location for discovering a host of local attractions including the stately homes of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall; the UK's most popular theme park, Alton Towers; the historically important Derwent Valley Mills where Sir Richard Arkwright started the Industrial Revolution and lots, lots more, not forgetting the miles of beautiful countryside that Derbyshire has to offer.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Changeover Day: Friday or Monday Rentals: 4pm Friday to 4pm Sunday 4pm Friday to 10am Monday 4pm Monday to 10am Friday 4pm Monday to 10am Monday Notes on prices: Pricing is on the owners web site.