The Derwent is an extremely spacious property that has been converted from a hotel/pub into a fabulous self catering venue. Retaining many original features, the recent conversion provides an amazing venue for groups to experience exclusive use of their own hotel with a pub as the central focal point. The Derwent is perfect for friends, families, stag and hen weekends and offers a totally different unique concept for any special celebration.
The impressive renovation provides you with 16 boutique style bedrooms (with flexible bed options) with plenty of brand new en suites and shared bathrooms.
The downstairs main social area flows from room to room with two lounge areas, a fully equipped fitted kitchen stocked with everything you need to self cater for large groups. We know that one of the most important aspect of a group booking is to be able to comfortably dine and socialise together, we can offer a spacious dining room with the bar area of the former pub, so you can stock the bar as you wish and play landlord/landlady.
For your entertainment we have added a games room with pool table, table football and dart board. Outside there is a patio with BBQ area and a private garden.
Situated in the Upper Derwent Valley in the heart of the Peak District, The Derwent enjoys a prime location in the former mill-village Bamford which occupies the hillside underneath Bamford Edge and above the River Derwent.
Popular areas of the Peak District are very accessible Castleton, Hope Valley, Edale, Hathersage, Lady Bower Reservoir, Chatsworth are all a short drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 41, 16 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester and East Midlands, Nearest railway: Bamford Train Station is walking distance 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||16 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 9 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (15), Double beds (13), Cots (3), Dining seats for 41, Lounge seats for 30|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Peak District is an area of great natural beauty with rugged, peat-covered moorlands and magnificent limestone dales (great for walking and cycling, as well as other, more dangerous sports), plus picturesque villages and some interesting towns. It is the location of Britain's first National Park - the Peak District National Park, which is the the world's second most visited National Park.
The Peak District has numerous interesting and exciting tourist attractions Probably the chief among these is Chatsworth House - a magnificent house set in a landscaped park which is the home of the Dukes of Devonshire - major landowners in the area. This is followed by Haddon Hall outside Bakewell - the home of the Manners family, who are the Dukes of Rutland - is a beautifully preserved medieval manor house.
The Peak District is a fine place for outdoor activities such as walking and cycling, and each week and especially at weekends, many thousands of people come here to enjoy these activities.
There are numerous interesting towns to explore. Buxton is the one with the longest history, having been founded by the Romans, who exploited the warm spring water to build thermal baths, for which the town became very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a result it has some magnificent buildings, notably the Georgian Crescent and the Opera House. It now has a thriving music and arts festival each summer.
Enjoying and enviable position in the heart of The Peak District National Park, The Derwent offers so many interesting places to explore nearby.
Bamford is a former mill-village and occupies the hillside underneath Bamford Edge and above the River Derwent and is perfectly situated in the heart of The Peak District. There is a lot more to the village than can be seen when just passing through. It has some lovely quiet corners and the Derwent is especially pretty around the millpool just above the mill itself. The impressive wier can be admired from the footbridge below the mill that carries the Public Footpath across to the south bank.
At the bottom end of the village there is the railway station, which very conveniently links Bamford with both Manchester and Sheffield. At the centre of the village there are some shops and a couple of pub nearby.
Bamford Edge is a fine gritstone edge which overlooks the village and offers a fine view of Ladybower. The view from the edge is very worthwhile.
Right on your doorstep is Lady Bower & Howden Reservoir and the Upper Derwent Valley which is absolutely stunning to visit whether you walking, fishing or cycle around it. Not only is it a naturally beautiful area, but also steeped in history, during the Second World War the reservoir was used by pilots of the 617 Squadron for practising the low-level flights needed for Operation Chastise (commonly known as the "Dam Busters" raids), due to its similarity to the German dams. Today there is a commemorative plaque to 617 Squadron on the dam, and one of the towers on the dam houses the Derwent Valley Museum. There is a visitors centre, Fishing boat hire and a cycle hire.
Founded in 1898 Sickleholme Golf Club is a friendly club nestling in the heart of the beautiful Peak District in Derbyshire in the village of Bamford within walking distance to The Derwent. With an undulating parkland course of 6,064 yards, (ladies 5,399 yards) and stunning views, it is hard to find a more spectacular or picturesque venue. After playing the great course Bobby Locke was so impressed that a painting of the 13th hole graced his home mantelpiece in South Africa for many years. Some testing holes await you on the impeccably manicured course with enviable greens, which have all seen extensive improvements over recent years. The nature of the course and the care which is lavished on it, results in it rarely being closed during the winter months. Sickleholme welcomes visiting groups.
A short drive away, popular areas of the Peak District are very accessible Bakewell, Castleton, Hope Valley, Edale, Hathersage and Chatsworth