House | 16 bedrooms | sleeps 41
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|
Features and Facilities
|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 Heart of England/Peak District
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
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11 Oct 2014
Where do I start!??????From start to finish my weekend at the Derwent was exceptional. Arriving on the Friday to be met by the owner who showed me around and explained all the 'technical' th… More
24 Sep 2014
"exceeded all our expectations"
We booked this amazing venue for my 60th birthday celebrations with all my family and I have to say the place was absolutely fantastic. No one in the group could fault it in any area. We had a memora… More
16 Sep 2014
"Amazing place in an amazing location"
I booked The Derwent for a company weekend away. I chose it because of the flexibility of the bed configurations as it has proven difficult to find somewhere which will allow everyone their own bed. T… More
11 Aug 2014
"Fantastic facilities, beautiful location - and your own pub!"
A group of 20 friends booked the Derwent for the weekend - as a surprise for me on a special occasion. They had seen the website, and knew what to expect. I had no idea, and was thrilled when we arr… More
30 Jul 2014
"Great Weekend At A Wonderful Place"
Just come back from a 3 night stag weekend at The Derwent. The thing that strikes you straight away is what a lovely building it is and how much detail has gone into the property. It has excellent fac… More
17 Jul 2014
"Amazing accomadation and perfect location"
We booked the venue for a stag weekend as we thought it would be great to run our own pub for the weekend. The venue exceeded our expectations, the finish was amazing, it was like staying in a 5 star … More
11 May 2014
"A perfect venue for a large group of families"
The Derwent has been recently and beautifully renovated. The refit is to a high standard and with good taste. It is a converted pub so has open and interconnecting downstairs reception rooms and is i… More
8 May 2014
"Doesn't get better!"
Just back from a friend's 40th long weekend celebration at the Derwent, and we're already looking for an excuse to go back.The venue surpassed our expectations...décor, facilities, location… More
20 Mar 2014
"Hen Party at the Derwent"
For my sisters hen do we wanted a home away from home location and we certainly found that. From the start Peak Venues couldn't have been more helpful and the whole booking process was easy and simple. The Derwent has been renovated to such a high standard and everything we could have possibly needed had been thought of, including large pots and pans for dinner, 3 dishwashers to save us washing up and plenty of wine glasses!! All the guests were amazed at the venue and said they would definately recommend it in future especially for a hen party location. We hired barmen on the saturday night to come to the pub and serve the women cocktails which went down a treat and we enjoyed a lovely meal at the local pub in Bamford The Anglers Rest who were very accommodating and reasonable. I would definately recommend this venue for large groups of friends and family and I know that my family are hoping to return for a Christmas or large birthday at some point in the future. Thank you Chris and thank you Peak Venues for such a lovely weekend.
20 Feb 2014
"clean, comfortable, great place to stay"
Recently stayed at the derwent with 25 friends the place was spotless and decorated to a high standard.everything you needed was there to enjoy a great weekend,loads of space large kitchen,large dinni… More
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