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

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
Party houses
Hen parties
Stag Parties
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.

This luxurious property is set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent and is surrounded by stunning wooded hills and cliffs. Within walking distance there is an abundance of attractions such as Gulliver's Kingdom, the Peak District Mining Museum, aquarium and arcades. Visitors can take a ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car and take in the incredible views in style, whilst the more active are catered for with plentiful walking around the Derwent Valley. Matlock Bath also offers a selection of quality pubs, shops and coffee shops.

Matlock Bath lies just a short drive from the historic village of Cromford, famous for its connections with Sir Richard Arkwright and the birthplace of the industrial revolution. The mills and canal are a world heritage site. The splendid Chatsworth House is close by, as well as rock climbing and cycling opportunities at Carsington Water and the High Peak, Monsal and Tissington Cycle Trails.

After heading inside through the stone porch and double doors into the unique detached Georgian Grade ll listed former hotel you’ll be in the entrance hall. With its original parquet flooring and ornate cast iron radiator you’ll get the sense of elegance you would expect from this type of property, which has been wonderfully renovated to retain its original features, but also has a contemporary feel with its designer decor.

Enjoy some competitive fun in the games room/pub including 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). A perfect place to party including a large bar with bottle fridge and stylish male and female toilet facilities.

Venture up to the first-floor landing with a cosy seating area, the perfect spot to get some quiet time.

Within the first-floor south wing you will find a lavish impeccable kitchen with two gas range ovens and hobs, three dishwashers, two microwaves, two kettles, two toasters, two washing machines and two American fridge/freezers with fresh ice and filtered water. Bluetooth/USB/DAB/CD music system. The kitchen island is a great social space where everyone can congregate. Opposite the kitchen you can celebrate that special occasion in the impressive dining room (Byron Room) with ample seating for all guests and stunning views of Riber Castle, the limestone cliffs, the River Derwent and down to the village below. The property has had numerous distinguished people cross its threshold, including Lord Byron, who was so moved by his visit to The Temple that he was inspired to etch a poem on the dining room window. Queen Victoria visited when a young princess and signed the same pane. Next to this room is the cosy snug with comfy seating and a Smart TV/DVD. Adjoining the kitchen is the exquisite lounge bar with dishwasher, bottle fridge and under counter sink ideal for the perfect stay. Linking into this room is the stunning main lounge with seating for everyone and with a wall of glass windows providing panoramic views of the cliffs and river below and really give this room the Wow factor! This room has a large Smart TV/DVD and Bluetooth/USB/DAB/CD music system. A wood burning stove provides that cosy feel. (first basket of logs provided)

This room through patio doors leads onto the garden area with 2 hot tubs, trampoline and garden furniture for all guests.

Moving into the north wing you’ll find bedrooms 1-4 with stunning features throughout. Bedrooms 1 and 2 both have king-size zip-and-link beds, bedroom 3 has a super-king-size bed and bedroom 4 is a king-size. All four bedrooms have TVs and luxury en-suite shower rooms with massage jet showers and WC.

Take in the delightful views of the two acres of sandstone walled garden through the original Venetian window as you make your way up the bespoke Georgian staircase to the second floor.

Here you will be met with even more character with impressive ornate radiators and fireplaces. On the landing is a utility room with two commercial tumble dryers and plenty of space to hang your clothes.

To the second-floor north wing you’ll find charming bedrooms 5-9, all with stunning views and oozing character. These consist of bedroom 5 that has a king size bed. Bedroom 6 with a super-king-size size zip-and-link bed, bedroom 7 has a king-size zip-and-link, bedroom 8 has a superking size zip link bed and bedroom 9 has a king-size bed and beautiful original fireplace. All bedrooms have TVs and luxury en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and WC.

To the second-floor south wing you’ll find bedrooms 10-15, again with fantastic views and original features. Bedroom 10 has a super-king-size zip-and-link bed, this has a luxury en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Bedroom 11 has a king-size bed with luxury en-suite shower room with massage jet shower and WC. Bedroom 12 has a king-size bed and a luxury en-site shower room with massage jet shower and WC. Bedroom 13 is a family room with king-size bed with two additional single beds and luxury en-suite shower room with massage jet shower and WC. Bedroom 14 has a super-king-size zip-and-link bed with two additional single beds and luxury en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Finally, completing the accommodation, bedroom 15 has a king-size zip-and-link bed and luxury en-suite shower room with massage jet shower and WC. All the bedrooms have TVs.

This outstanding property is great for large groups looking for heaps of space and freedom to do their own thing, before exploring the Peak District together.

The front of the historic property is approached through a stone patio, from where you will find a border shrub garden with seating area, superbly located in two acres of hillside with delightful views at all angles. Heading to the main garden spend lazy afternoons relaxing by the two hot tubs and taking in the fantastic views. Perfectly suited to enjoy al fresco dining with the two charcoal BBQ’s on warm summer nights. There are multiple seating areas to choose from so take your pick where you’d like your morning cup of tea. There is off-road parking for up to 20 cars in the car parking area opposite and in the adjoining large car park to the side, there is roadside parking is also available, subject to availability.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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
  • Please note there is a £500 security deposit payable to the owner before arrival

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

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Reviewed by Shona 6th March 2020

The Temple is newly refurbished to a very high standard throughout and is very comfortable. All the bedrooms have new en suites with copious amounts of hot water. The kitchen is well equipped & functional. And the fabulous downstairs bar is a great area to collect to party, it is a little chilly but the open fire soon warms the space up. Overall a Read morefabulous place to relax & spend quality time with friends & family. There are lots of attractions & walks nearby to suit all ages & interests. Hide

Relax here and take in the outstanding views
Relax in the hot tubs or play in the garden
Your very own private pub
The property has everything you need for a memorable break
A grand room to enjoy dinner
Come together with loved ones with a special meal
Cook up a storm in this beautiful kitchen
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 33 moreA warm welcome awaits

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The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210