The big holiday home in the heart of it all

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 glamourous 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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Impressive hall way at Portland House 1870

Rent & relax

With exclusive use, private parking, free Wi-Fi and a multi room music system, self-catering at the award-winning 5* Portland House is simply a dream come true! From the largest Chesterfield sofa in the Midlands to the contemporary bar room, every one of our rooms has a story to tell but your secrets are safe with us…

Elegant dining room with laid table and fireplace at Portland House 1870

Eat & drink

Enjoy cooking up a storm in the coolest kitchen in 5* Portland House then self-cater in the magnificent dining room seating everyone together. Or why not treat yourselves to a catered dinner party with a Michelin chef who can create a meal from fresh local ingredients and take care of the cooking for you…

People dressed for themed party in bar room of Portland House 1870

Come & celebrate

If you’re searching for somewhere a little bit special to celebrate your special occasion, 5* Portland House combines Victorian grandeur with quirky detail and contemporary style for a fabulous stay that everyone will remember forever and for all the right reasons…

Hen party with flowers in their hair holding bride at Portland House 1870

All the single ladies

Whether you’re looking for an adventurous time or a fun filled weekend with your guests of all ages, we’ll help you make 5* Portland House the legendary weekend that’s hard to beat…

Mounted fox head with earphones at Portland House 1870

Business away days

If you’re planning your next away day, your management team will fall in love with flexible 5* Portland House and our professional service in a relaxed style – all for very competitive corporate rates…

People enjoying Matlock Christmas Market

Autumn & Christmas Markets

Whether you watch the world-famous Matlock Bath Illuminations from the terrace of 5* Portland House every weekend from September to November, visit the top UK Christmas markets or welcome in the New Year in the brilliant bar room, at 5* Portland House this is one of the most magical times of the year…

Impressive hall way at Portland House 1870

Rent & relax

With exclusive use, private parking, free Wi-Fi and a multi room music system, self-catering at the award-winning 5* Portland House is simply a dream come true! From the largest Chesterfield sofa in the Midlands to the contemporary bar room, every one of our rooms has a story to tell but your secrets are safe with us…

Elegant dining room with laid table and fireplace at Portland House 1870

Wine & dine

Enjoy cooking up a storm in the coolest kitchen in 5* Portland House then self-cater in the magnificent dining room seating everyone together. Or why not treat yourselves to a catered dinner party with a Michelin chef who can create a meal from fresh local ingredients and take care of the cooking for you…

People dressed for themed party in bar room of Portland House 1870

Come & celebrate

If you’re searching for somewhere a little bit special to celebrate your special occasion, 5* Portland House combines Victorian grandeur with quirky detail and contemporary style for a fabulous stay that everyone will remember forever and for all the right reasons…

Hen party with flowers in their hair holding bride at Portland House 1870

All the single ladies

Whether you’re looking for an adventurous time or a fun filled weekend with your guests of all ages, we’ll help you make 5* Portland House the legendary weekend that’s hard to beat…

Mounted fox head with earphones at Portland House 1870

Business away days

If you’re planning your next away day, your management team will fall in love with flexible 5* Portland House and our professional service in a relaxed style – all for very competitive corporate rates…

People enjoying Matlock Christmas Market

Autumn & Christmas Markets

Whether you watch the world-famous Matlock Bath Illuminations from the terrace of 5* Portland House every weekend from September to November, visit the top UK Christmas markets or welcome in the New Year in the brilliant bar room, at 5* Portland House this is one of the most magical times of the year…

Our 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

Gorgeous house, great location, perfect for a large group

Our large group stayed at Portland House in June. The owners could not have been helpful or professional. The house has been renovated to a very high standard. The kitchen is very well equiped and the bedrooms and bathrooms are of a very high quality. The sound system on the ground floor was great. We… “Gorgeous house, great location, perfect for a large group”

Liz, Manchester

Perfect stay at amazing house

Rented Portland House for a TV crew working in the area. Juliet was brilliant at sorting out our endless requests and the house itself is simply stunning and was perfect for our needs. I will have to stay here again. Johnny

Johnny, London

An amazing place… for large reunions

A great place in a lovely location. Everything was spot on for our reunion / 40th birthday celebrations! All my guests thought the property was an amazing place — very homely and great for entertaining. Highly recommended!

Satbir, Richmond

Spacious, great facilities and well equipped large house, perfect venue for our Corporate Team Building event

We booked for a Corporate Team Building event – having previously stayed at Portland House – so we were repeat customers. The house is just perfect for large groups with the vast majority of the rooms ensuite. The hosts looked after us very well and nothing was too much trouble – thank you for another… “Spacious, great facilities and well equipped large house, perfect venue for our Corporate Team Building event”

Erica, HSBC

Birthdays Celebrations – perfect venue

20+ of us- young and older headed to Portland House for joint 40th and 70th birthday celebrations and it was the perfect location! Almost all the bedroom are ensuite which was superb and the facilities are great. We were lucky with the weather and made the most of the garden. Matlock Bath is lovely and… “Birthdays Celebrations – perfect venue”

Rob, Leicester

Absolutely amazing – couldn’t have asked for more for my sister’s hen party!

Where to start…the house is absolutely amazing! The pictures do not give it justice particularly the garden which we spent most of our time. Every detail was brilliant. The bar and speakers were brilliant and meant we could enjoy the weekend at the house without having to go into town at night. The support before… “Absolutely amazing – couldn’t have asked for more for my sister’s hen party!”

Amy, Nottingham

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

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Our awards

Visit England Gold Award
Top rated on Tripadvisor
Peak District Environmental Quality Mark
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Visit England 5 Star Self Catering
Visit England Gold Award
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Child Friendly logo
Britain's Finest award logo

 

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