Knowles House

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Villa/Cottage
Modern, cool, recently refurbished

Property Amenities

Wi-Fi/Internet access
Pets allowed
Under 1 hour to airport
Indoor games
Outdoor games
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating
Caretaker/owner lives on site

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Toys
Baby proofing

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Knowles House

What Oliver loves…

  • Located in the charming and historical market town of Matlock
  • This property is perfectly located for groups keen on walking; get those boots on!
  • The kitchen is modern and particularly spacious

What you should know…

  • Parking outside the house can sometimes prove a little tricky. However, alternative parking places are available very close by.
  • There is not much in the way of outside space private to the house, but there's a beautiful park just over the road offering a plethora of activities!

Knowles House is a superbly restored, elegant, spacious and luxurious Grade II listed Georgian house. It beautifully combines its original character with smart and contemporary furnishings to give the ambiance of a boutique hotel along with the freedom of self catering.

A wonderful house for reunions and family gatherings, it sits in a peaceful conservation area cul de sac overlooking the River Derwent and beside a park with colourful gardens, bowling, tennis courts, children's play area and boating pond.

There is a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés all within close walking distance. The house is also situated close to the railway station, which has regular connections to Derby and Nottingham.

Glorious walking country surrounds the town, and the delights of the Peak District are readily accessible. In particular, the splendor of Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Peveril Castle provide a glimpse into times gone by.

Matlock Bath boasts the Heights of Abraham Cable Cars and Caverns Mining Museum. A wide variety of activities are available locally, including water sports, cycle hire and pony trekking.

Interior & Grounds

Ground Floor
The house enjoys a large, elegant lounge with stone fireplace, wood burning stove, and feature bay window. The lounge has comfortable seating, television with DVD player and mini hifi system. An additional reception room, (the original kitchen) is found off the corridor with further sofas. Double doors lead from the kitchen into the cosy second lounge, with a sofa and chairs and original fireplace. A lovely hideaway in which to read, chat or relax.

Adjacent to the lounge is a spacious dining room, with large bay window, restored fireplace and large oak dining table. The kitchen, with original quarry tile flooring, incorporates a dishwasher, fridge, microwave, double gas oven and 7 ring hob with a large range of cooking equipment and utensils. The dining table has benches, ideal for breakfast and informal dining. The utility room houses washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and recycling facilities.

First Floor
The stairs, with original Georgian balustrade lead to the first floor bedrooms and a large family bathroom. The master bedroom has a king size bed with an original Georgian fireplace, oak wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. Television and DVD player. Opposite the master bedroom is a twin bedroom decorated in classical Georgian style, with chest of drawers, built in wardrobe and en-suite toilet and shower room. Towards the back of the house is a double bedroom with wooden furniture, storage, en-suite toilet and shower room. There is a further double bedroom, with wardrobe and en-suite toilet and shower. The large Victorian style panelled bathroom, freestanding bath with hand held shower, basin and toilet are situated on this floor.

Second Floor
The fifth bedroom is located on the second floor. A large twin room, with wooden furniture and views of Knowleston Gardens. The sixth bedroom has a double bed, built-in wardrobes and en-suite toilet, hand basin and shower.

Outside
The courtyard garden comes with original flagstones and salting sink. There is a range of planting and seasonal herbs. The area is enclosed by a gate and has seating for guests. There is plenty of parking on Knowleston Place, a quiet cul-de-sac where, generally, you can park right outside the house.

Facilities
- A washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, together with a retractable washing line and pegs.
- The kitchen has a dishwasher, large fridge, microwave, double gas oven with 7 ring hob and a large amount cooking equipment and utensils.
- In addition to central heating throughout, the main lounge has a wood burning stove with plenty of logs and fire lighters.
- A selection of music CDs and DVDs is left for guests. The stereo system has a USB port for MP3 players to play your personal favourites. The 3 televisions all have DVD players attached.
- A range of books, puzzles and games are provided within the house, together with footballs, badminton rackets and other outdoor games, for use in the park.
- Two hairdryers, highchair, cot and stairgates are available.
- A telephone and wifi access is provided in the house. The telephone can be used to make out-going calls. We ask guests to leave money to cover the cost of any calls made.

Map, Location & Local Information

Fine Country Houses
- Chatsworth. Home to the remarkable Duchess Georgiana.
- Kedleston Hall. Masterpiece of neo-classical architecture, designed by Robert Adam
- Hardwick Hall. Built for 'Bess of Hardwick', Elizabethan England's second most powerful and wealthy woman.
- Haddon Hall. A fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century.
- Tissington Hall. The history of Tissington can be traced back as far as 1086, when it is mentioned in the Domesday Book among the possessions of Henry de Ferrers.

Local Market Towns
They all have a wealth of interesting buildings and churches to explore, and are perfect for shopping for gifts.
- Ashbourne
- Bakewell
- Castleton
- Hathersage
- Eyam
- Buxton. This Georgian Spa town with its Crescent (rival to Bath), Opera House and Pavilion Gardens is well worth a visit.

Other Activities
- Ladybower Fishery for fishing.
- Blue John Cavern. At Castleton, the tours are of immense educational interest showing clearly how the caverns are formed in limestone strata.
- Carsington Water. For water sports, horse and bike riding.

Attractions
- Crich Tramway Museum. For a great day out visit and pay an old penny to ride on the tram.
- Alton Towers. Half an hour from the house for the ultimate theme park thrill!
- Gulliver’s Kingdom. A more suitable attraction for  younger children and those of you that are not as adventurous!
- Uttoxeter Race Course. Meetings are held throughout the year, with a number of themed special events.
- Heights of Abraham. A cable car ride and show caves, located in Matlock Bath.

Walking
- The hills and dales of the Peak District and surrounding area are ideal for walkers.
- White Peak. The fields are outlined by dry stone walls and criss-crossed with footpaths.
- Dovedale Valley Manifold Valley. Close-by both valleys provide riverside walks at the foot of towering limestone gorges.
- Kinder Scout Staffordshire Moorlands. In stark contrast these offer more adventurous walking both within an hour of the house.
- The Tissington Trail. An old railway track from Ashbourne to Buxton, makes for easy walking.
- High Peak Trail. This also joins the Tissington trail and takes you west towards Wirksworth.
- Howden. If you drive to the north of the Peak District National Park you will enter the Dark Peak, due to the grit stone rock deposits and moor land. Here you will find the 3 dams. Derwent and Howden dams were made famous in 1943 when the RAF 617 Squadron used them to practise their famous Dambuster raid against the Ruhr dams in Germany.

Catering & Services

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering

- Maid service/extra cleaning

- Local day-trips or tours

- Airport pick-up/drop-off

- Babysitting service

- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit None. Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00 Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included. Pets welcome? Owner must be notified. There is a £25 additional fee, and pets are not allowed upstairs.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Changeover day Bookings are made from Friday-Friday or Monday-Monday.
Smoking Allowed? No Smoking. Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Knowles House is located right next to the award winning Hall Leys Park, a wonderful destination for kids, complete with play area, paddling pool, boating lake, miniature golf, tennis courts and skating ramp.

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Stair gates
Horse riding
High chair(s)
Watersports
Cot(s)
Historical sites
Baby proofing
Playground
Farm animals to visit Alton Towers
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Stair gates
Horse riding
Children's videos/DVDs
High chair(s)
Watersports
Children's books
Cot(s)
Historical sites
Indoor games
Baby proofing
Playground
Toys
Farm animals to visit Alton Towers
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Reviews for Knowles House

Knowles House Reviews


  • What a wonderful place to stay!

    Posted by Helen on 13/06/2016

    “What a wonderful place to stay! The location was unbeatable. Close to amenities, the park, and the station within Matlock, but also a great place from which to explore the surrounding area. There are some lovely walks from the house itself. Lumsdale valley was a highlight. And we made use of the direct bus to Chatsworth House. The house itself was very well equipped, very clean, spacious and comfortable. All who stayed said that the beds were very comfy, and the fancy bath was very well used! I would highly recommend this characterful house to anyone, and the owner was very helpful throughout the whole booking process.”

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 23rd 2017 - October 31st 2017 - £1,417.50 £1,995.00
October 31st 2017 - December 22nd 2017 - £1,286.25 £1,680.00
December 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - £3,097.50
January 5th 2018 - February 9th 2018 - £1,286.25 £1,680.00
February 9th 2018 - March 9th 2018 - £1,417.50 £1,995.00
March 9th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - £1,417.50 £1,995.00
May 25th 2018 - June 1st 2018 - £1,569.75 £2,152.50
June 1st 2018 - July 13th 2018 - £1,417.50 £1,995.00
July 13th 2018 - August 31st 2018 - £1,569.75 £2,152.50
August 31st 2018 - October 30th 2018 - £1,417.50 £1,995.00
October 30th 2018 - December 21st 2018 - £1,286.25 £1,680.00
December 21st 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - £3,097.50
January 4th 2019 - April 26th 2019 - £1,286.25 £1,680.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 23rd 2017 - October 31st 2017 - €1,529.39 €2,152.48
October 31st 2017 - December 22nd 2017 - €1,387.79 €1,812.62
December 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - €3,342.02
January 5th 2018 - February 9th 2018 - €1,387.79 €1,812.62
February 9th 2018 - March 9th 2018 - €1,529.39 €2,152.48
March 9th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - €1,529.39 €2,152.48
May 25th 2018 - June 1st 2018 - €1,693.67 €2,322.42
June 1st 2018 - July 13th 2018 - €1,529.39 €2,152.48
July 13th 2018 - August 31st 2018 - €1,693.67 €2,322.42
August 31st 2018 - October 30th 2018 - €1,529.39 €2,152.48
October 30th 2018 - December 21st 2018 - €1,387.79 €1,812.62
December 21st 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - €3,342.02
January 4th 2019 - April 26th 2019 - €1,387.79 €1,812.62

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 23rd 2017 - October 31st 2017 - $1,797.76 $2,530.19
October 31st 2017 - December 22nd 2017 - $1,631.31 $2,130.69
December 22nd 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - $3,928.45
January 5th 2018 - February 9th 2018 - $1,631.31 $2,130.69
February 9th 2018 - March 9th 2018 - $1,797.76 $2,530.19
March 9th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - $1,797.76 $2,530.19
May 25th 2018 - June 1st 2018 - $1,990.86 $2,729.94
June 1st 2018 - July 13th 2018 - $1,797.76 $2,530.19
July 13th 2018 - August 31st 2018 - $1,990.86 $2,729.94
August 31st 2018 - October 30th 2018 - $1,797.76 $2,530.19
October 30th 2018 - December 21st 2018 - $1,631.31 $2,130.69
December 21st 2018 - January 4th 2019 - - $3,928.45
January 4th 2019 - April 26th 2019 - $1,631.31 $2,130.69

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