For­mer pub / hotel offer­ing an unique and spa­cious accom­mo­da­tion for large groups

Bam­ford, Derbyshire 

The Der­went is an extreme­ly spa­cious prop­er­ty that has been con­vert­ed from a hotel/​pub into a fab­u­lous self cater­ing venue

The Der­went is an extreme­ly spa­cious prop­er­ty that has been con­vert­ed from a hotel/​pub into a fab­u­lous self cater­ing venue. Retain­ing many orig­i­nal fea­tures, the con­ver­sion pro­vides an amaz­ing venue for groups. The Der­went is per­fect for friends & fam­i­lies, and offers a total­ly dif­fer­ent unique con­cept for any spe­cial celebration.

The impres­sive ren­o­va­tion pro­vides you with 16 bou­tique style bed­rooms (with flex­i­ble bed options) with plen­ty of brand new en suites and shared bathrooms.

The down­stairs main social area flows from room to room with two lounge areas, a ful­ly equipped fit­ted kitchen stocked with every­thing you need to self cater for large groups. We know that one of the most impor­tant aspect of a group book­ing is to be able to com­fort­ably dine and socialise togeth­er, we can offer a spa­cious din­ing room with the bar area of the for­mer pub kept for dec­o­ra­tion pur­pos­es to add to that pub’ feel.

For your enter­tain­ment we have added a games room with pool table, table foot­ball and dart board. Out­side there is a patio with BBQ area and a pri­vate garden.

Sit­u­at­ed in the Upper Der­went Val­ley in the heart of the Peak Dis­trict, The Der­went enjoys a prime loca­tion in the for­mer mill-vil­lage Bam­ford which occu­pies the hill­side under­neath Bam­ford Edge and above the Riv­er Derwent.

Pop­u­lar areas of the Peak Dis­trict are very acces­si­ble Castle­ton, Hope Val­ley, Edale, Hather­sage, Lady Bow­er Reser­voir, Chatsworth are all a short dri­ve away.

Spe­cial Features

Very spa­cious accom­mo­da­tion, where all bed­rooms have flex­i­ble room options where beds can change from dou­bles to twins where possible.


You enter The Der­went into a spa­cious entrance hall with access to a util­i­ty cup­board hous­ing a wash­ing machine. Off the entrance hall is a male and female sep­a­rate cloakroom/​WC.
The impres­sive ren­o­va­tion pro­vides you with 16 Bou­tique style bed­rooms with flex­i­ble bed options offer­ing a mix of double/​twins and bunk beds — we try to be as flex­i­ble as pos­si­ble to suit all groups. Refur­bished to a high stan­dard to pro­vide 4 x family/​shared bath­rooms and 9 x en suites.


Lawned gar­den with patio area hav­ing BBQ facil­i­ties and out­door furniture.

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Local Area

Enjoy­ing an envi­able posi­tion in the heart of The Peak Dis­trict Nation­al Park, The Der­went offers so many inter­est­ing places to explore nearby.

Bam­ford is a for­mer mill-vil­lage and occu­pies the hill­side under­neath Bam­ford Edge and above the Riv­er Der­went and is per­fect­ly sit­u­at­ed in the heart of The Peak Dis­trict. There is a lot more to the vil­lage than can be seen when just pass­ing through. It has some love­ly qui­et cor­ners and the Der­went is espe­cial­ly pret­ty around the millpool just above the mill itself. The impres­sive weir can be admired from the foot­bridge below the mill that car­ries the Pub­lic Foot­path across to the south bank.

At the bot­tom end of the vil­lage there is the rail­way sta­tion, which very con­ve­nient­ly links Bam­ford with both Man­ches­ter and Sheffield. At the cen­tre of the vil­lage there are some shops and a cou­ple of pubs nearby.

Bam­ford Edge is a fine grit­stone edge which over­looks the vil­lage and offers a great view of Lady­bow­er. The view from the edge is very worthwhile.

Right on your doorstep is Lady Bow­er & How­den Reser­voir and the Upper Der­went Val­ley which is absolute­ly stun­ning to vis­it whether you walk­ing, fish­ing or cycle around it. Not only is it a nat­u­ral­ly beau­ti­ful area, but also steeped in his­to­ry, dur­ing the Sec­ond World War the reser­voir was used by pilots of the 617 Squadron for prac­tis­ing the low-lev­el flights need­ed for Oper­a­tion Chas­tise (com­mon­ly known as the Dam Busters” raids), due to its sim­i­lar­i­ty to the Ger­man dams. Today there is a com­mem­o­ra­tive plaque to 617 Squadron on the dam, and one of the tow­ers on the dam hous­es the Der­went Val­ley Muse­um. There is a vis­i­tors cen­tre, Fish­ing boat hire and a cycle hire.

Found­ed in 1898 Sick­le­holme Golf Club is a friend­ly club nestling in the heart of the beau­ti­ful Peak Dis­trict in Der­byshire in the vil­lage of Bam­ford with­in walk­ing dis­tance to The Der­went. With an undu­lat­ing park­land course of 6,064 yards, (ladies 5,399 yards) and stun­ning views, it is hard to find a more spec­tac­u­lar or pic­turesque venue. After play­ing the great course Bob­by Locke was so impressed that a paint­ing of the 13th hole graced his home man­tel­piece in South Africa for many years. Some test­ing holes await you on the impec­ca­bly man­i­cured course with envi­able greens, which have all seen exten­sive improve­ments over recent years. The nature of the course and the care which is lav­ished on it, results in it rarely being closed dur­ing the win­ter months. Sick­le­holme wel­comes vis­it­ing groups.

A short dri­ve away, pop­u­lar areas of the Peak Dis­trict are very acces­si­ble Bakewell, Castle­ton, Hope Val­ley, Edale, Hather­sage and Chatsworth.

Pubs, bars, and restaurants

  • Vil­lage pub (1Km)


  • Vil­lage Store & Post Office (0Km)

Rail­way stations

  • Bam­ford (1Km)


  • Man­ches­ter (40Km)

Essen­tial Information

  • Sleeps 40 peo­ple in 16 bed­rooms Bed Linen is provided
  • 11 Baths
  • Din­ing table for 40 people
  • Plen­ty of pri­vate parking


View availability

Short breaks?

All year round

Changeover day

Mon­day and Fri­days but can be flexible

Facil­i­ties and Amenities


  • Fam­i­ly Rooms: 4
  • Dou­ble Rooms: 6
  • Twin Rooms: 6
  • Cots: 3


  • WiFi/​Internet

For your entertainment

  • TV
  • DVD play­er
  • iPod dock

An amaz­ing games room with pool table, dart board and table football

In the kitchen

  • Cook­er
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freez­er
  • Dish­wash­er
  • Wash­ing machine
  • Kitchen table
  • High chair provided


  • Gar­den
  • Gar­den furniture
  • Bar­be­cue
  • Play equip­ment
  • Park­ing

Near­by Activities

  • Ten­nis
  • Golf
  • Fish­ing


Dates Price
Week­ly prices start from
11th Jan 2024 — 31st Dec 2024