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Set in a beautiful location on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Darley Dale, near Matlock, Derbyshire - Peaceful location away from the main road.

Thorncliffe House is situated in Darley Dale near Matlock on the edge of the Peak District National Park, just 4.5 miles from Chatsworth House. It's ideally located to visit the numerous sights and attractions in the Peak District & Derbyshire Dales. Great for walkers and cyclists with secure storage for your bikes.

The house is maintained to a very high standard and has everything you need to make your holiday perfect. Much more than just a holiday cottage we've tried to provide everything to make it a real home from home.

There are four double bedrooms, one has a King Size bed and a luxury en-suite bathroom with walk in shower. Two others have double beds and the fourth has two single beds that can be linked together on request to form a Superking bed. There's also a modern family bathroom with a shower over the bath. Downstairs the entrance porch leads into a large hallway with an office area. The living room has a log burner and seats 8 people. There is a large flatscreen tv with freesat, dvd player and music system. The large kitchen/dining room is a lovely light room with patio doors leading outside onto the patio area which has tables and seating for 8. The dining table seats 10 and the fitted kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need and more, including a wine fridge. There's a large fully equipped utility room if you want to do your own laundry and a downstairs cloakroom with wc and hand basin.

Outside is a secure garage with electric door for one car and ample parking at the front or side of the house for more cars. Beyond the patio area is a large enclosed lawned garden that benefits from the sun all day. We recommend supervision of very young children in the garden at all times.The house backs onto an open playing field that has a small childrens play area at the top, close enough to be handy but far enough away not to be a nuisance.

Free wifi throughout.

More Details

Kate Elliott
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

A selection of our trip advisor reviews -

“Exceptional 5 star quality, fantastically equipped.”

We were amazed at the standard and finish of the property. The accommodation was beyond anything we expected. We thought it looked lovely in the photographs, but they really don't do it justice.

“Simply the best”

In reality the photos don't do the property justice! Everything is so well maintained and presented it is quite simply stunning - it is without doubt the nicest holiday home we have ever stayed in.

“Beautifully appointed property”

We spent three days at this property, for a family reunion. It is a superb property situated perfectly to explore the beautiful Derbyshire area. The property itself is beautifully decorated and furnished. The kitchen is superbly equipped with top quality appliances. We received fresh flowers and wine and a very warm welcome from the owners. I would thoroughly recommend this property, we had a wonderful weekend and would most definitely return.
Apr 2014
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Darley Dale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet , Ground floor WC with hand basin.
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite to the master bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Family bathroom.
  • Family bathroom with shower over the bath, wc and washbasin built in to a vanity unit, light up mirror. En-suite to Master bedroom with large walk in shower, wc, washbasin built in to a vanity unit, light up mirror. Downstairs wc with hand basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with luxury en-suite with large shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into one Superking bed.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 people in 4 double bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King-size bed and luxury en-suite with walk in shower. Bedroom 2 with Double bed. Bedroom 3 with Double bed. Bedroom 4 with 2 single beds that can be linked together on request to make 1 Superking bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Thorncliffe house has full gas central heating as well as the log burner. There's a selection of books, dvds, board games and console games for you to use. There will be plenty of local tourism information at the house to help you decide what to do and where to go during your stay. Toys will be left out for younger children where possible. A welcome pack containing tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits will be there when you arrive. Several supermarkets deliver to the house. Thorncliffe house is a no smoking house. Sorry, no pets allowed. Outside: Outside there is a garage with electric door to park one car and plenty of space outside the property for more. There's a large enclosed garden with a patio area and outdoor furniture to seat 8 people and a barbecue. Supervision of young children at all times in the garden is recommended. The garden backs on to playing fields where there's a small childrens play area, far enough away so as not to be a nuisance but close enough to be handy. Utility Room: The large utility room has everything you need if you want to do your own laundry. There's a washing machine, tumble dryer, Iron and large ironing board and a clothes airer for wet days. There's also a rotary clothes dryer outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and towels are included. The property is thoroughly cleaned before guests arrive and if staying longer than a week the bedding and towels will be changed again. Other: The open plan kitchen/diner has a large oak table with seating for 10 people and 1 high-chair, it has patio doors that open out onto the patio area of the garden. The large hallway has a double fronted desk where you can work from home if needed.


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Set in a beautiful location on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 25 reviews

Just fabulous

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to stay. Kate was the perfect landlady that took an active part in the smooth handling of the rental and food delivery for us. She was patient and non stressed about us being late due to snow. The house is immaculate and spotlessly clean. There were toys for our 4 year old, and plenty of books and guides for the adults. The kitchen is fully equipped, and there is a full laundry room to keep your packing to a minimum. The bedrooms and bathrooms were comfy and again, spotless. It's a lovely warm house, and really does feel like a home from home, we even had a beautiful Christmas tree. I won't hesitate to book again, and recommend the house to fiends and family.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of four adults and three children (14, 13 and 12) found this a very comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. The kitchen was well provided with plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment, and everything about the house was clean and well organised. The owner Kate was friendly and welcoming. Altogether very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home! Great experience.

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful home! Clean! Everywhere was so clean! And so welcoming felt like our home for a wk. Plenty of games to play with for our kids. Close to both towns. Easy for shopping 10 mins one way to bakewell or 10 mins to matlock!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best ever rental

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many different houses for larger families. This was by far the best we have ever stayed at. Everything you need is here, fixtures and fittings are of high quality and in great order. The local area is quiet and peaceful with shops etc local enough to get that forgotten item. We have no problem at all in recommending this property and the owner Kate who was very patient after we were delayed by 2 hrs arriving.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family weekend in this modern, very spacious, warm and well equipped house. Found lots to do in the surrounding area and good places to eat.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very comfortable and spacious house in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

This property was ideal for a family get together. The house is situated in a quiet location off the main road with ample provision for parking including a single garage. It is very spacious, having 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is very tastefully furnished throughout, all in good condition and extremely well presented. Kitchen/utility room equipment were of a high standard. Our grandson was entertained with the good supply of toys. The position of the house is perfect for exploring the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Matlock is only 10 minutes away, a small town which has a reasonable Sainsburys and M&S food so it was easy to plan meals. A house where we hope to make a return visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
East Midlands Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Grouse Inn or The Grouse & Claret
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Matlock Golf Club
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Shalimar
Car: recommended


Nearest airports are Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Doncaster.


Thorncliffe house is centrally located to visit many different places in different directions from the house. Here are some examples, all distances are approximate.

Matlock 4 miles

Matlock Bath 5.5 miles

Bakewell 4.5 miles

Chatsworth House 4.5 miles

Carsington water 12 miles

Alton Towers 28 miles

Gullivers Kingdom 5.5 miles

Nearest Pub 1 mile

Nearest shop 1 mile

Nearest restaurant 0.3 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Minimum charge is for 3 nights.
Weekend short breaks (Fri-Mon) and Mid-week short breaks (Mon-Fri) are charged at 75% of the week rate.
Changeover days are usually Mondays or Fridays. Arrive from 3pm on day of arrival and depart by 10am on day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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