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Your stay at 5 * Portland House

will be a good time because you’re staying in a great place! So book our favourite holiday house, Portland House and become a star…


Just relax whilst Juliet helps you organise your hen party weekend activities in advance with our free #hensquad guide. With fun house activities, 185 tourist attractions and lots of local eateries, shops and bars – there’s something here to amuse friends or family of any age…
most exciting times about coming away. With its beautiful en suite bedrooms and striking Victorian architecture, 5* Portland House is an unmistakable landmark in the famous tourist town of Matlock Bath in the picturesque Peak District, Derbyshire. A magnificent pink stone building, this ultimate 5* holiday house has a history dating back to 1870, when the gentry gathered their friends and families from far and wide to experience the most glamorous get togethers in the wonderful World Heritage Site of the Derwent Valley

Close to 185 tourist attractions, walking trails and boating on the river, 5* Portland House is also only a 2 minute walk away from Peak District pubs, tempting tourist shops and award-winning eateries so there’s something here to entertain everyone

Within 1 hour of Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield or 2 hours from London and only 10 minutes from the Matlock Bath train station, 5* Portland House is perfectly placed for group get togethers and weekend getaways

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Top 5 food and drink activities

  • self-cater using the well-stocked kitchen
  • BBQ in the walled garden or enjoy an afternoon tea party
  • book a caterer and be waited on in the Dining Room
  • hire a barkeeper to serve drinks in the Bar Room
  • walk 2 minutes to local restaurants or gastro pubs


At a glance

  • dining for 6 to 24 guests in the dining room
  • self-cater, order a food delivery, BBQ or hire a chef
  • lots of lovely serveware & glassware
  • beautiful dining room, siting room & bar room with multi-room music system
  • views of garden and dramatic Derwent Valley cliffs


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Hen weekend reviews

***** Rating: 5/5 based on 125 tripadvisor reviews

Amazing house in an amazing location, I cannot rate Portland House highly enough

I stayed at Portland House for a weekend with 22 guests to celebrate my 50th birthday and it was perfect. The whole house is beautifully decorated and every single bedroom is decorated to the same high standard, so all my guests were delighted with their rooms. The bar area was great fun and features the… “Amazing house in an amazing location, I cannot rate Portland House highly enough”

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Janice, Leicester

The perfect place for a group gathering

We booked Portland House 1870 for a family gathering, over a long weekend. Our ages ranged from 6 weeks to over 70 years. The rooms were perfect for us, comfortable beds, excellent bathrooms. The kitchen and dining facilities were way beyond excellent, and enabled us to eat and drink together as a big family should. I am sure we… “The perfect place for a group gathering”

Clare, London

5*Portland House

Matlock Bath

5* Party House, New Bath Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PX

Our awards

Visit England Gold Award
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Visit England 5 Star Self Catering
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