Stancliffe Hall

Matlock, Matlock & Southern Peak District

  • 5 Star Platinum
  • Special OfferPre-Christmas Special! 3-7 nights 2-9 December to inlcude 3 course Sunday lunch by local caterers "The Butler's Pantry" with dining room dressed by event stylists Fox & Barker. Check the details!

You can book this property from:

  • £8,560 per week
  • £1,223 per night
  • 5 Star Platinum


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 6 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 10 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • Home office/working space
  • WiFi
  • Sky TV
  • Smart TV
  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Climbing


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room
  • Ground floor WC

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • No more than 2 pets
  • Check in: 16.00
  • Check out: 10.00


Pre-Christmas Special at Stancliffe Hall! Enjoy a short break (Friday to Monday), mid-week break (Monday to Friday) or full week between 2nd and 9th December 2022 at this fabulous venue with games and spa facilities for up to 16 guests. Week or short break to include a fabulous 3-course Christmas meal, prepared and served by local caterers "The Bulter's Pantry". The opulent baronial dining hall will be beautifully presented by event stylists from Fox & Barker, to include a 2-foot floral table centre, gold-rimmed glasses and more, to make this a truly memorable, festive occasion!

Stancliffe Hall is a wonderful mansion that dates back in part to the 15th century, largely rebuilt in the 19th century. It offers absolutely amazing accommodation. Tastefully decorated and furnished with panelled walls, mosaic floors, sparkling chandeliers, amazing sculptures, beautiful pictures, sumptuous sofas and lots, lots more, it combines lovely Edwardian and Victorian features with the ultimate in modern living. Set in 50 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds, with views across the estate to the Derwent Valley beyond, this is a fantastic holiday retreat.

You can laze away the hours in the two beautiful lounges, take in the views from the sunny conservatory that stretches along a whole wing of the house or have afternoon tea on the extensive terrace. A game of cricket or croquet on the lawn, billiards in the panelled billiards room or table tennis in the stone court might be to your fancy if you are feeling energetic.

Being lazy there are numerous Smart T.V.s, and DVDs in the lounges and bedrooms on which to watch your favourite programmes, a Bose stereo and Blu-ray player if you are into music and an extensive library of books to keep everyone entertained. But above all else there is the Spa!!

The Spa has absolutely everything you could imagine. If you fancy practicing for the Olympics there is the 20-metre heated swimming pool together with a gym, with cross trainer, treadmill, rowing machine and weights. Ease your aching muscles in the massage chair, steam room or sauna before a refreshing dip in the bubbling Jacuzzi. A snooze on one of the poolside loungers is another must before wandering along for dinner in the stately dining room with its ornate ceiling, chandelier and table and chairs to seat 16.  

Let’s hope that some in your party are into cooking because there are two superbly equipped kitchens. The fantastic breakfast kitchen has a table and chairs, two sinks, a Lacanche range cooker, steamer, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher and a very large fridge/freezer. The Butler’s kitchen has all the same facilities and there is also a utility room with a Belfast sink, two washers and two tumble dryers.

When dinner is done and you have had the last glass of an evening it’s comforting to know that you can just wander up the magnificent main staircase to one of the wonderful bedrooms. On arrival you will be able to choose your bedroom from lots of different styles and sizes. Spacious suites with their own lounges, bedrooms with ensuite bath and shower rooms, super king, king and twin beds. All have superb quality mattresses, crisp linen and fluffy towels to complete the luxury.

Lots of guests just spend their time revelling in the luxury of Stancliffe but there is lots to do and see on a day out in the Peak District. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Bakewell are a short drive.  Head into the Peaks for an exhilarating cycle ride along the Monsal Trail, a walk along Curbar Edge with its breath-taking views or a wander down peaceful Water -cum – Jolly Dale. Even Alton Towers is only 30 minutes away!

Stancliffe Hall facilities:

Two magnificent lounges, a sunny conservatory, a panelled billiard room, a stately dining room, a wonderful spa, two superbly equipped kitchens, a utility room, eight luxury bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an extensive garden and acres of grounds.

All linen and towels are provided. Central heating and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. Ample parking is available. A maximum of two dogs is allowed charged £100 each per booking. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be possible with a lift to the first-floor accommodation and showering facilities in the Spa. Please ask for details and a copy of the access statement. A refundable £2000 security deposit is payable before arrival.

Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but weekend and mid-week short breaks are available throughout the year. 

Nearest pub - Darley Dale 1 Mile.  Nearest village shop - Darley Dale 1 mile.  Nearest supermarket - Matlock 2.5 miles.




Matlock is a historic thriving tourist destination dating back to Victorian times when the railway reached the town and visitors used to come to take the ‘mild water cure’ in the many spa hotels. It still is very much on the tourist map today, being the ideal place from which to explore the many local attractions but also a place that really ‘lives’, with independent shops, a couple of supermarkets and Dale Road with its numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Set in a cauldron of hills, there are lots of days out to be had close by. Matlock Bath has got to be on your list. A 2-penny ride on a tram at the National Tramway Museum will take you back in time. Peak Rail’s trains steam up the valley to give you another taste of the past. And then of course you can explore Sir Richard Arkwright’s Industrial Revolution village at the head of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Corridor.

Matlock is in the centre of everything, even when you look to the east towards Chesterfield, because this opens up another vista of attractions. Chesterfield itself with its colourful market square is worth a visit. Hardwick Hall, of Bess of Hardwick fame, is not much further. How about storming Bolsover Castle’s battlements or being one of the ‘Merry Men’ in Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest.

Local pubs - The Thorn Tree, Twenty Ten Bar and the White Lion in Starkholmes.