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Relax here and take in the outstanding views
Your very own private pub
Relax in the hot tubs or play in the garden
The property has everything you need for a memorable break
Come together with loved ones with a special meal
Cook up a storm in this beautiful kitchen
A grand room to enjoy dinner
Spoil yourself with local treats
A social open-plan space
Lots of family fun to be had and games to play
What an incredible room to relax in
A warm welcome awaits
Bedroom 1, Twin or King size you decide
Bedroom 1, Twin or King-size, you can decide
Bedroom 2, Twin or King size you decide
Sleek and stylish en-suites
Bedroom 3, Super-king, get a good night's rest with your private en-suite
Each bathroom is beautifully appointed
Bedroom 4, King size, a bedroom fit for royalty
Bedroom 5, King size, a cosy and inviting bedroom
Bedroom 6, Twin or super-king, you decide
Bedroom 7, Twin or King size
Bedroom 8, Twin or Super-king size
Bedroom 9, King size
Bedroom 10, Twin or Super-king, a nod to the property's unique history
Bedroom 10, Twin or super-king
Bedroom 11, King size
Bedroom 12, King size
Bedroom 12, King size
Bedroom 13, King size with Single bed and pull out Single
Bedroom 14, Twin or Superking with Single Bed and pull out Single
Luxury en-suite
Bedroom 15, Twin or King size
Bedroom 15, Twin or King size, sleek and stylish en-suite bedroom
Handy signs so you don't get lost
Stunning hallways full of character
Lovely craftsmanship
Plenty of fun to be had
Play bartender in your private pub
A stunning detached residence
Outstanding views from the property
Enjoy the large garden with lots to do outside too
Beautiful river views from the property
Stunning building
Stunning views over Matlock Bath
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3 / 51  Relax here and take in the outstanding views
4 / 51  Your very own private pub
5 / 51  Relax in the hot tubs or play in the garden
6 / 51  The property has everything you need for a memorable break
7 / 51  Come together with loved ones with a special meal
8 / 51  Cook up a storm in this beautiful kitchen
9 / 51  A grand room to enjoy dinner
10 / 51  Spoil yourself with local treats
11 / 51  A social open-plan space
12 / 51  Lots of family fun to be had and games to play
13 / 51  What an incredible room to relax in
14 / 51  A warm welcome awaits
15 / 51  Bedroom 1, Twin or King size you decide
16 / 51  Bedroom 1, Twin or King-size, you can decide
17 / 51  Bedroom 2, Twin or King size you decide
18 / 51  Sleek and stylish en-suites
19 / 51  Bedroom 3, Super-king, get a good night's rest with your private en-suite
20 / 51  Each bathroom is beautifully appointed
21 / 51  Bedroom 4, King size, a bedroom fit for royalty
22 / 51  Bedroom 5, King size, a cosy and inviting bedroom
23 / 51  Bedroom 6, Twin or super-king, you decide
24 / 51  Bedroom 7, Twin or King size
25 / 51  Bedroom 8, Twin or Super-king size
26 / 51  Bedroom 9, King size
27 / 51  Bedroom 10, Twin or Super-king, a nod to the property's unique history
28 / 51  Bedroom 10, Twin or super-king
29 / 51  Bedroom 11, King size
30 / 51  Bedroom 12, King size
31 / 51  Bedroom 12, King size
32 / 51  Bedroom 13, King size with Single bed and pull out Single
33 / 51  Bedroom 14, Twin or Superking with Single Bed and pull out Single
34 / 51  Luxury en-suite
35 / 51  Bedroom 15, Twin or King size
36 / 51  Bedroom 15, Twin or King size, sleek and stylish en-suite bedroom
37 / 51  Handy signs so you don't get lost
38 / 51  Stunning hallways full of character
39 / 51  Lovely craftsmanship
40 / 51  Plenty of fun to be had
41 / 51  Play bartender in your private pub
42 / 51  A stunning detached residence
43 / 51  Outstanding views from the property
44 / 51  Enjoy the large garden with lots to do outside too
45 / 51  Beautiful river views from the property
46 / 51  Stunning building
47 / 51  Stunning views over Matlock Bath
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The Temple

Matlock Bath, Peak District
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Sleeps 34
Bedrooms 15
Bathrooms 15
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Escape to this luxurious, fantastically spacious, historic property for large celebrations with beautiful views
  • Bring your favourite beverages and play pub landlord with your very own traditional pub on the stunning ground floor
  • Beautiful property with period features, two hot tubs, games room, two bars all with stylish furniture and décor
  • On-site and In the area, enjoy walking, cycling, caving, rock climbing, water sports and wildlife watching
Property code: 66435

Located in a beautiful, wooded gorge overlooking the River Derwent, this luxurious Grade II-listed former hotel provides a fabulous venue for a group reunion or large family celebration. This magnificent Georgian building offers superb accommodation for up to 34 guests across 15 gorgeous en-suite bedrooms. This stunning property is set in a breathtaking location near Matlock Bath, along the south-eastern corner of the Peak District, and offers an immense array of imaginative extras including two hot tubs, a games room and a traditional private pub.

Entering this unique property, the elegant entrance hall leads through to the fantastic pub and games room, a fantastic party space with a music system, kitchenette and bar, where you try can your hand at karaoke or the piano, or play pool, table tennis and air hockey. The south wing has a cosy snug, an exquisite lounge bar, the main lounge which enjoys glorious panoramic views, an elegant and superbly equipped main kitchen and the Byron Room, a sumptuous dining room, also with stunning views. The south wing houses five bedrooms, with the remaining ten occupying the north wing. All bedrooms have TVs and en-suite facilities, along with a range of original details and unique features. The property sits on 2 acres of grounds, with a pretty garden, plenty of seating areas, two hot tubs, two BBQs, off-road parking for 20 cars, and even a trampoline.

The property is close to numerous landmarks and attractions including Gulliver’s Kingdom, the Peak District Mining Museum, Matlock Bath Aquarium, Cromford Mills and the Heights of Abraham (all within 1.5 miles). Matlock and Matlock Bath have plenty of great places to eat and drink, or you could explore attractions in the Peak District National Park including Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall (both within 9.5 miles).

  • 15 bedrooms – 4 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as twins on request) (one with two additional single beds), 4 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as twins on request), 1 super-king-size and 6 king-size (one with two additional single beds)
  • 6 en-suite bathrooms, 9 en-suite shower rooms and 2 separate WCs
  • Two gas range ovens and hobs, three dishwashers, two microwaves, two kettles, two toasters, two washing machines, two American fridge/freezers with ice and water and a Bluetooth/USB/DAB/CD music system.
  • Utility room with two commercial tumble dryers.
  • Games room/pub with pool table, table tennis, air hockey, piano and 6 speaker karaoke machine with lights. A kitchenette with sink, fridge and dishwasher. Bluetooth/USB/DAB/CD music system. Open fire (first basket of logs provided).
  • Lounge bar with bottle fridge, dishwasher and sink.
  • The pub/bar requires you to bring your own beverages as some facilities are for show only. These can be kept in the glass bottle fridges.
  • Lounge with wood burning stove (first basket of logs provided), large smart TV and bluetooth/USB/DAB/CD music system.
  • 2 hot tubs - seating 12 people comfortably
  • Ample off-road parking for 20 cars
  • 3 Travel Cots and 3 High Chairs Available
  • Shops, pubs, theme park, cable car and village centre within walking distance.
  • Smart TV/DVDs in lounge, snug and bedrooms 5,9,13 and 15. The remainder of bedrooms with Freeview
  • 2x large Charcoal BBQ’s
  • Garden furniture
  • Trampoline
  • Due to being a residential area, outside noise is not permitted after 11pm
  • An Accidental Damage Deposit of £1000 will be added to your booking payable before departure
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amanda 26th January 2024

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This property is in a fantastic location and very handy for the Peak District. The property itself is lovely, the lounge and garden have fabulous views and the kitchen is well equipped. Sadly, there were a few issues and reading previous reviews, these were not the first; the shower pressure / heat is not consistent and in some rooms non-existent. Read moreThe hot tubs were not warm on arrival, one fused taking out the heating in the lounge for 24 hours. The car registration machine was also not working. Hide

Reviewed by Lee 5th January 2024

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Overall the house was great for our family stay. Spacious living areas and good facilities. Great location, just a few minute walk from bars and restaurants. Hot tubs were cool on arrival even though we were told they would be hot and ready to use, then one went into error and couldn't be used. There was no logs for the fire which there should haveRead more been, the house was freezing cold on arrival, no welcome information book, the bins were already full and hadn't been emptied from previous guests. Hide

Reviewed by Mike 31st October 2023

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Positives - beautiful views, handy for Matlock Bath centre and peak district, bedrooms warm and comfortable, worked well as a social space on the first floor as a wedding venue (kitchen, large dining room, large lounge area), house catered well for very broad age mix (2 year old to 86 year old). Negatives- kitchen equipment (not enough of some cutlRead moreery, pans sublime to ridiculous in size, gas ovens slow as leaked heat, icemakers broken, toasters faulty). Overall house needs updating Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 6th October 2023

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We were a large family group of 28, aged from 2 weeks to 90 years. The property and facilities were amazing for our weekend stay. Communal rooms were large and spacious, bedrooms were well equipped and comfortable, bathrooms were modern and clean. The kitchen and equipment in there was large enough to cook for and feed an army. Outside was great foRead morer children (trampoline) and adults (hot tubs). Importantly, the communication with the organisers before and during the stay was exemplary. Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 29th September 2023

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10/10 amazing property - we're already planning our return for next year! We had over 30 guests who all stayed here comfortably without ever feeling like we were in each other's way. The living room space is lovely with beautiful views of Matlock, the bar and pub were a treat for socialising, the dining room was a perfect size and all the bedrooms Read morewere fantastic - an ensuite in every room was icing on the cake. Local area is fun with great walks to be had - cannot recommend this enough!! Hide

Reviewed by Jill 8th September 2023

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We had the best time. Everything was there what we needed. Very helpful a quick response with any questions we had. Thank you

Reviewed by Gary 30th June 2023

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Great place for a large gathering, good location and great party house especially redundant bar area.

Reviewed by Jemma 2nd June 2023

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Fab location! BBQs were filthy Hot tubs- head rest missing, filter was floating out, pieces broke off, very poor state. Beds- mattresses very uncomfortable, the twins not zipped together, room 3 extremely low. Chairs- bedroom chairs very unsafe, garden black chairs are fit for the skip, Kitchen- cooking utensils/pans need replaying old & well used,Read more poor ventilation resulting in the fire alarm going off. Room 2 - hols in the flooring you can see into the bar. Trampoline not safe Hide

Reviewed by Endi 26th May 2023

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Property and location and amenities are top notch. We had an amazing time We had a big group with quite a few children and there was so much to do from hot tubs, to pool table and karaoke machine to the large kitchen with appliances and 2 bbqs it was more than we couldve asked for. The location and the view are amazing!! Great holiday

Reviewed by Gail 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Will 14th April 2023

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Great weekend. Thank you

Reviewed by Samuel 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Dorothy 24th March 2023

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Wonderful weekend with a full house of family and friends for my "80th" birthday. Everything we needed in the property, plus wonderful views, lovely walks and amenities close by. Can recommend the Fish Pond inn at the bottom of the hill, great food.

Reviewed by Neil 19th February 2023

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Fantastic place and plenty of space. Would recommend for large gatherings

Reviewed by Alison 23rd December 2022

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We had a great Christmas week, with twenty-seven of us the house worked perfectly. The place was spotlessly clean, with great ensuite bedrooms and communal areas. The two hot tubs were a real bonus. Would stay again and not hesitate to recommend it.

Reviewed by Kay 25th November 2022

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Just returned from a 3 night stay at The Temple. We were a party of 34 ranging in ages from 3 months to 70+. We could not have asked for more. The location is excellent, the view from the garden and living room was beautiful. We had a ball and made the most of the hot tubs, our own pub and bar in the living room. The bedrooms were comfortable, en sRead moreuite facilities excellent. Everything was clean, kitchen well stocked, couldn't ask for more. KCan highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 18th November 2022

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An amazing property in a great location. We were a group of 34 including adults, teens and younger kids. Each room having its own en-suite is a real bonus and the fact some of the rooms have king beds that can be made up into singles was great for our party. It really is the perfect place for a group get together. We did a pub quiz in the pub and dRead moreanced the night away in the bar upstairs. The kids loved the pool/table tennis table and everyone enjoyed the hot tubs. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 30th September 2022

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A fantastic place for a big family and friends get together. Loads of social spaces and all rooms had great en suite bathrooms. Nice not to be in the middle of nowhere (which is normally the case when your hire big houses). Great for all the family, I think reasonable price

Reviewed by Malcolm 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Sebert 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Zabihullah 15th August 2022

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the rooms and toilets were full of spider webs and the pool is broken and the sofas needs cleaning because they smiled very bad.

Reviewed by Tessa 12th August 2022

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Location was fabulous with wonderful views. The bar areas and hot tubs were superb and a great addition for a party. However as others have said the whole house is looking really worn and tired with repairs needed, two toilets in the rooms were literally falling off the walls, and another constantly running water making it impossible to flush. PotsRead more and pans need replacing. It's not luxury, but it is an excellent venue for a large family party, with all facilities needed for a super stay. Hide

Reviewed by carl 22nd July 2022

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Stayed here for a week with family. Had a great time! The bar downstairs had plenty of space for us all to get together and was well stocked with pint glasses, and another bar upstairs had plenty of other glasses available to use. The kitchen had everything we needed and pots and pans big enough to cater for such a large group. Overall great stay aRead morend would recommend for big families! Hide

Reviewed by Neil 24th June 2022

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We had a lovely weekend. I read the reviews and understand some of the comments about the place being a bit tired, and sooner or later it will need a lick of paint. The furniture is generally a bit too rustic for a grand house of this type, so a bit out of place, but it didn't really detract from our visit. The one negative would be the smell cominRead moreg from the toilets in the bar. The location is great, as are the views and the garden, I would come back. Hide

Reviewed by Monwara 20th June 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 27th May 2022

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There were some minor issues with the property but nearly 30 family members had a wonderful time in a super property with absolutely stunning views

Reviewed by Peter 9th May 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Heather 18th March 2022

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An amazing place, with facilities that worked for everyone. We had a fabulous few days and would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Karen 4th March 2022

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We had a fun family gathering but the house and furnishings really are very tired looking. There were a few things not working and it feels very much like the house is aimed at stag parties with hundreds of beer glasses and only a mishmash of other glassware available.The bar downstairs was too cold to use and there was no glassware in it. The sociRead moreal areas are good for big groups. The big kitchen has no windows nor extraction. The location is good with easy access to all the town has to offer.. Hide

Reviewed by Liz 25th February 2022

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28 of us had a fantastic college reunion in this extremely comfortable and relaxing house.

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Relax here and take in the outstanding views
Your very own private pub
Relax in the hot tubs or play in the garden
The property has everything you need for a memorable break
Come together with loved ones with a special meal
Cook up a storm in this beautiful kitchen
A grand room to enjoy dinner
Spoil yourself with local treats
A social open-plan space
Show 39 moreLots of family fun to be had and games to play

Location

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