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Lumsdale House

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Matlock, Derbyshire
Grade 5 Star rating
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Set within landscaped grounds, this wonderful property offers spacious, grand and well-planned accommodation for an experience to be remembered.

Lumsdale House was built by the local mill owner in 1970 in the National Heritage listed conservation area in the heart of the Lumsdale Valley. It lies on the edge of Matlock, which is full of historical interest and natural beauty. Approached by electric gates and a gravelled driveway leading to a large turning circle, this beautiful detached property enjoys views over stunning landscaped gardens, with large ponds and various seating areas. The garden has its Joseph Paxton trademark features and has been given a whole new lease of life by the owner who is a botanical garden designer. There are various seating and dining areas and a sweeping lawn leading to a top pond which cascades into the main pond with views towards Tansley. The property itself is entered by a spacious reception hall with its original mouldings, ceiling rose, coving and oak-clad pillars either side. Guests have the choice of a drawing room or living room which has a wood-burning stove in the original stone fireplace and French doors to both sides one leading to the enclosed decking area and another set into the fabulous orangery. The orangery boasts a York flagstone floor with olive trees, a water feature, original vines and a stove, and makes a perfect place in which to enjoy a relaxing evening drink.
Within the property the breakfast kitchen is fully equipped and even has its own temperature controlled wine store and matching fridge/freezer with integrated water/ice machine. A separate study and drawing room, four large bedrooms, single bedroom and en-suites with roll-top, freestanding claw-foot baths make this property the ideal retreat to spend time at whilst enjoying the wonderful sights of the Peak District.
Lumsdale House’s fantastic location makes it only a few minutes’ drive from the spectacular Peak District National Park and the popular towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath. Chatsworth House, and Bakewell with its famous pudding shop, are close by. No visit to Lumsdale would be complete without a walk in the adjacent wooded gorge offering outstanding natural beauty, including a stunning waterfall (which can be faintly heard from the house) and an ancient water mill. All in all, this property makes a fantastic holiday location to escape to at any time of year. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Pillared entrance. Spacious reception hall with oak floor. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, exposed feature stone work, tiled floor and French doors to decked terrace, and orangery with flagstone floor. Large drawing room with wood-burning stove and oak parquet floor. Spacious dining room with ornamental marble fireplace and French doors to garden. Large well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking), beech units, island unit, Belfast sink, beam and oak floor. Utility. Pantry. Study. Separate toilet. Oak staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, marble fireplace, sash windows, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with claw-foot, roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two further double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one with additional single bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top, claw-foot slipper bath and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, gas central heating (electric underfloor in kitchen), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Gas/electric range
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • Landscaped grounds
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Water feature in orangery. Unfenced pond in grounds

Show amenities 


  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2018
    a great place to stay, not worried about local amenities, that's why we booked it, all close enough if you need, just plan for your stay as we did. Great house, loads of room.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2017
    Yeah. I highly reccomend this lovely house within the beautiful village of lumsdale. Me and my friends enjoyed two nights here. For 9 people in September it cost under 50quid a night, which I think is quite reasonable for the experience of people who spend their days living and working in the city. 🙂

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/09/2017
    We had a great time at Lumsdale House and we would use it again, it's really near civilisation but you feel as though you're miles from anywhere. The waterfalls are about 50 steps away from the front gate. We went to the Heights of Abraham and went on the cable car, that was about ten minutes away by car. The House is lovely but a bit too hot for my liking and there's lots of space, the gardens are a bit wild and overgrown but I liked that, the only negatives were that it's not very clean, I appreciate they don't have much time between bookings but other places can do better, also they only had 3 tea towels and we needed about 15 and the high chair was so grubby my Husband didn't want out little one in it, I would have bleached it if it was mine but it wasn't and the straps were purple so I would have damaged it and I didn't want to do that. I expected some cooking oil to use but there wasn't any. Overall though don't be put off, just take some tea towels and flash wipes and you'll have a fab time here I'm sure. I just remembered as well that the oven door didn't close properly so that affected all the food and the timings, one half was fine once we'd realised the pointing part of the knobs wasn't the bit indicating the temperatures! I would go again, the location was great for us and the house has a nice feel to it, it was built in 1760. The caretaker lives in the old coach house and he introduced himself and then we didn't see him again. They should splash out on a second TV for the other living room or the office bit to encourage the kids into another area :) especially as there wasn't any one room that would seat us all at once.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/06/2017
    Perfect location for a weekend away with friends. Highly recommend it! 🙂

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/05/2017
    Characterful house in lovely grounds. Comfy beds, plenty of hot water, well equipped kitchen, clean and airy, loads of space. A little dishevelled in places, but that added to the charm. Delightful for adults and kids alike.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2017
    Ten of us stayed here for a weekend. Had a great time exploring the house and grounds. We all made use of the dinghy on the pond. Two log burners and an open fire to attend to. Fantastic dining room. Well equipped kitchen. Good clean bedrooms. Perfect location for exploring Lumsdale falls.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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