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The Beeches

The Beeches

Welcome to The Beeches an extraordinary residence boasting 5 bedrooms, located in the charming Darley hillside in the heart of the Matlock. This traditional stone cottage seamlessly blends contemporary elements with the timeless style and heritage of the Peak District. The open-plan layout, high ceilings, and breath-taking views of the valley provide an ideal setting for a luxurious getaway.

Designer Mark Wilkinson has created a truly remarkable Smallbone kitchen at The Beeches, making it the heart of the home. The kitchen is flooded with natural light from the bifold doors, creating a bright and spacious cooking area. With its porcelain tiled floor, underfloor heating, and impressive central island, it provides a welcoming and convivial space for gathering and relaxation.

The dining room, located just a step above the kitchen, showcases a remarkable natural stone fireplace that has been carefully restored and refurbished from the original cottage that once stood on the premises. This charming feature adds a cozy and inviting atmosphere to the space, especially when complemented by the warm lighting and the presence of a log burner.

It is the perfect setting to bring your family together and enjoy a memorable celebratory meal. With seating for 10 people, and the possibility to accommodate up to 14 by utilizing the kitchen table, this room offers ample space for everyone. Additionally, a large wall-mounted flat-screen TV is also available for entertainment purposes.

Upon entering the Games Room, guests are welcomed by a stunning lounge area illuminated by the natural light pouring in through the large windows. This space offers a serene setting to admire the picturesque views of the patio, garden, and the expansive valley beyond. The French doors at the front seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing for a seamless transition to enjoy the summer sunshine.

The lounge is furnished with a spacious corner sofa that comfortably accommodates at least 6 individuals, complemented by 3 additional leather chairs. A charming natural stone fireplace, nestled between two large windows, houses a working log burner that radiates warmth and creates a cozy ambiance, ideal for the colder seasons. Equipped with a wall-mounted flat-screen TV and surround sound speakers, the lounge provides entertainment options for guests.

The garden is unrivalled, offering not only stunning features but also captivating vistas. The house is surrounded by a spacious grass lawns and terraces that seamlessly transition into an incredible social space with various uses and areas. It features a barbecue area, outdoor lounges, dining area, and sofa that rival the trendiest beachside bars.

The outdoor space extends to the front of the house, offering stunning panoramic views. A stone patio equipped with a Chiminea, a spacious wooden table, chairs, and a parasol can be found here.

Additionally, there is a vast flat lawn suitable for playing ball games, leading to smaller lawn sections, decorative walls, and elevated flower beds. Please exercise caution as the steps become uneven towards the lower part of the garden. Furthermore, there is ample and private parking available for up to 10 cars.

Sleeping Spaces

There are five opulent bedrooms, each showcasing its unique style and providing picturesque views of the garden and countryside that envelops the property. Every room is equipped with a television and ample storage space for your personal belongings.

Additionally, all bedrooms offer the flexibility of being arranged as either a super-king size double or twin beds, adorned with lavish linens. Here are the details of the bedrooms:

  • Bedroom 1 – Master Bedroom, spacious light and airy room with Super King double or twin plus large sofa bed, and TV. Sleeps 4 with use of double sofa bed
  • Bedroom 2 – Super King zip and link double or twin with single trundle bed. Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 3 – Super King zip and link double or twin with single trundle bed. Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 4 – Super King zip and link double or twin. Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 5 – Super King double or twin. Sleeps 2

The 3 bathrooms offer stunning amenities and elegance. Each guest will receive a bath and hand towel as well as a bathrobe.

  • Bathroom 1 – Luxurious Ensuite in Master Bedroom 1. It boasts a spacious wet room with a Honsgrohe massage shower, a bath with a pull-out shower attachment, a wash basin, and a WC. The room is adorned with stunning marble tiles.
  • The shared family bathroom for bedrooms 2, 3, and 4 features a large bath with a pull-out shower attachment, a separate walk-in shower with massage capabilities, a wash basin, and a WC.
  • Bedroom 5 has its own en suite with a walk-in shower equipped with a fixed shower head and a separate attachment, a wash basin, and a WC.

Key features:

  • ​5 individually styled double bedrooms sleeping up to 14 in total
  • 2 luxury en suites and a shared bathroom
  • Comfortably sleeps 10 adults with additional room for 4 children
  • Dog Friendly
  • Games room with Pool Table
  • Landscaped large garden with a great patio and lawn space
  • Exceptionally furnished throughout with a bespoke handmade Smallbone Kitchen by Designer Mark Wilkinson
  • Kitchen includes NEFF Dishwasher, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Aga with 2 cooking chambers, 2 warming chambers, twin hot plates and a warming plate
  • Kitchen and cleaning essentials provided
  • Small additional breakfast table in the kitchen – seating 4
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine and 3 x cafetieres
  • 2 high chairs and 2 x Travel Cots we provide basic travel cot’s that comply with BSI. Please note that due to health and safety reasons, you will need to bring cot linen and any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
  • 2 x Log Burners, one in the Lounge and the other in the Dining Area. We supply a complimentary basket of logs on your arrival to get you started. We cannot provide any lighting equipment due to Health & Safety so you must bring this with you.
  • TVs in all bedrooms, plus a large wall-mounted one in the Dining Area and similar in the Lounge. All have Freeview and HDMI facilities
  • Washing Machine in Utility Room and Tumble Dryer
  • 5 hairdryers – one in each bedroom.
  • There is parking for 10 cars – you can park just as you pull off the driveway right in front of you and also to the right of the property in the large gravelled space
  • Situated near the towns of Matlock and Bakewell, and only a short drive to Chatsworth House

Grounds and Gardens

  • Tiered Garden on several levels
  • A large lawn area separated with a stone wall
  • Further smaller tiers laid to lawn
  • Patio area to the side of the house
  • Large patio area to the front of the property
  • Small outside table and chairs seating 4 near the kitchen access
  • Large Rattan corner sofa with comfy cushions easily seating 7 and a further 2 seater sofa in the same style
  • Wooden Table and chairs seating 10 with canopy to the front of the property
  • Chiminea
  • Fencing and dry stone walls at the boundaries
  • Landscaped gardens with potted plants, trees and established hedges
  • Stunning open views across the valley
  • Outside tap near the bi-fold kitchen doors
  • A further outside tap near the back door that is warm water so ideal for hosing the dog down after a walk
  • BBQ- charcoal – Round Kettle Style – available between the 1st of April to 31st of October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment








What's Included?

  • Bed Linen
  • Board Games
  • Central heating
  • Children's Books & Toys
  • Coffee
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot
  • Darts Board
  • Dining table
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Free parking
  • Games Room
  • Garden Lounge Sofas
  • Garden View
  • Gas barbecue
  • High Chair
  • Hot Water
  • Kitchen
  • Large Braai / BBQ
  • Log Burner
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool Table
  • Travel Cot
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

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More Information

Darley Dale, Matlock,

The Beeches is situated on the hillside just outside the village of Darley Dale, a short distance away from the towns of Matlock and Bakewell. In these towns, you will find an abundance of shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as a fantastic park. Additionally, a short drive will take you to Chatsworth House, which offers a wonderful day out for the whole family.

At Chatsworth House, you can explore a children’s play area, a farmyard where you can meet adorable newly born animals, rare breeds, and farm animals. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the 1000-acre parkland, garden, and house, where you can have a picnic and appreciate the grandeur of this stately home and its impressive grounds.

Alternatively, you can visit Rowsley and discover their latest food offerings at Chatsworth Kitchen. For those who enjoy walking, there are plenty of trails starting right from the property’s doorstep. You can easily explore the beautiful Chatsworth estate, Beeley Moor, Stanton in the Peak, and the famous Nine Ladies Stone Circle

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