Happy Hens come to Portland House 1870

Dine together at Portland House 1870

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Sleep well at Portland House 1870

Dress up at Portland House 1870

Your hen weekend

is one of the most exciting things about being engaged! So book our favourite party house, Portland House and become a legend…


BEYOND brilliant

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…

On arrival, park in our private car park then unpack and take in the delightful details of Portland House. Dressing for dinner is a doddle with lots of beautiful bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms – so everyone can get ready at the same time. Whether you order a take-in, self-cater or book a chef – dining all together is a dream in the elegant dining room…

After dinner, summon your friends with the Downton Abbey servants’ bells and enjoy a hen party game in the sitting room. Find out who can create a floral headdress, life draw or build the best cocktail. Then sip something fizzy in the bar room (BYO) and share your hen party play list on the multi-room music sound system. Portland House is so Instagrammable –  you’ll be famous by the morning…

Top 5 hen weekend ideas

  • Cocktail competition or pampering
  • Boating or clay shooting
  • Gastro pub or cocktail bar
  • Afternoon tea party or catered dinner
  • Go Ape climbing or Matlock Bath cable cars


At a glance

  • flexible arrival / departure
  • free parking and Wi-Fi
  • self-cater or hire a chef
  • beautiful bar room & multi-room music system
  • central location in famous tourist town


Check availability

Portland House is very popular for hen parties, so best to check to see if your dates are available then book now to secure your dates…

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and discover the best things to do here with our complimentary hen weekend guide…

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Clay shoot at Portland House 1870

Hen weekend reviews

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

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

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

Amy, Nottingham

5*Portland House

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

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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5* Portland House

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