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

Matlock Bath, Peak District
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
  • In Matlock Bath, with plenty to keep you entertained including the Heights of Abraham cable car to admire the views
  • Enjoy a day out at Gulliver’s Kingdom, a family theme park with rides and attractions
  • On-site and In the area, enjoy walking, cycling, caving, rock climbing, water sports and wildlife watching
Property code: 66435

This is an outstanding Georgian Grade ll listed former hotel refurbished in 2019, superbly located in two acres of hillside in the historic spa village of Matlock Bath.

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
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Ample off-road parking for 20 cars
  • 3 Travel Cots and 3 High Chairs Available
  • Regret no pets
  • 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
  • Arrival: 18:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £1,000 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Maureen 17th December 2021

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Fabulous house in a great location, well equipped. Loved the downstairs bar. All bedrooms/bathrooms really comfortable. We had a fantastic pre Christmas get together, there was even a lovely Christmas tree. Would definitely recommend for a large group. 10 out of 10

Reviewed by Alison 2nd December 2021

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My family and I visited this property for 4 nights, it is a great space for a large family gathering, and although some of the furniture was tired it do not spoil our visit, we enjoyed the bar area next to the lounge mainly as the pub area below was very cold. Every where was very clean and well equipped and the location was great with amazing viewRead mores of Matlock, A perfect place to party with friends and family. Hide

Reviewed by Melissa 8th November 2021

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This house is absolutely amazing! It has everything you could wish for a more! We should have had our Hen party in Tenerife and due to COVID kept getting cancelled- so glad it did as we had a great time! Suited all guest ages from ones wanting to relax to ones wanting to party in the pub! You will not regret going and already looking for someone elRead morese to get married to go again lol Hide

Reviewed by Christine 2nd November 2021

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We were a party of 16 and had a lovely time in this beautiful property. The owner and property contacts were really helpful with any issues or queries.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd October 2021

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What a place! Our first family holiday in years! The space for our big family was priceless.To be able to sit at one table for a meal, amazing!The small touches such as the heating on for arrival, the hot tubs warm for arrival. Housekeeping trolley, really helpful.3 dishwashers! Our first family holiday where all of us were able to stay in one propRead moreerty has been something well always remember.The views at the top of the hill were beautiful. Plenty to do in the village of Matlock. Well be back!! Hide

Reviewed by Jon 10th September 2021

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Excellent house for our large group. The quality of accommodation and appliances etc exceeded our expectations. Paul responded straight away to any queries which is always really helpful.

Reviewed by Carley 27th August 2021

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Amazing!!! Didnt need to leave the house its had everything. A holiday we will never forget

Reviewed by Judith 6th August 2021

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House in great location. En-suites were great and a good asset. Bedrooms need some t.l.c. Furniture was unusable due to it not smelling very nice as it was old. House had an old smell too. Bar area was fantastic and was used by all the family most nights.

Reviewed by William 3rd August 2021

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Shower trays in some rooms allowed a large amount of water to overflow onto bathroom floors (this problem occurred in rooms 3 & 4, and maybe others). Bedroom doors on some rooms would not close. Bad smell of sewage in hall on first floor.

Reviewed by Sue 23rd July 2021

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beautiful, spacious property in a spectacular location, ideal for a large party or family get together. ample parking and well equipped house. would strongly recommend to others and would to love to visit again.

Reviewed by Sandie 6th June 2021

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Reviewed by Simon 30th April 2021

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This is a unique property with some great features. Its a great experience to have the run of a former hotel just for your group. The kitchen and living area are great and well-equipped and having two bar areas (including a proper pub) is great. The rooms are characterful and bathrooms modernised very nicely. Location is great for popping into MatlRead moreock Bath and for exploring the wider area. Exterior could be tidied up at the front and rear car park. Front door needs replacing too. Hide

Reviewed by Beverley 11th September 2020

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We had an amazing stay here the space is great bed linen was great quality and very clean the views are amazing the place was very well stocked with everything you could need Owner was on call for any problems we had and the one problem we had he fixed straight away on the down side furniture is looking a little tired and worn but that did not spoiRead morel a great weekend at the Temple and will definitely stay again Hide

Reviewed by Frances 28th August 2020

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Great venue with plenty of room for everyone. We had a great time in our own pub! Kitchen excellent and very well equipped. Children made good use of the trampoline in the garden.

Reviewed by Denise 27th July 2020

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The Temple in Matlock Bath is the most amazing place for a large gathering. The facilities are excellent with an amazing kitchen and so many appliances! All the bedrooms are all lovely with fabulous en-suites. The location is perfect for walks along the river, around the small town and to neighbouring places. The pub on the ground floor of the propRead moreerty, with karaoke machine, adds to the fun. Hide

Reviewed by Leah 17th July 2020

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The Temple is the best property I have stayed in for a large group celebration, in a beautiful setting of Matlock Bath. We had an amazing 3 days staying here. The en-suites make it completely painless staying there in a group of 34 people. All the communication from the host made the arrival at the property a very easy process. 10/10, we will definRead moreitely be returning! Hide

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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
Show 34 moreA warm welcome awaits

Location

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