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Sheriff Lodge, a non-smoking establishment, is situated on a hill and offers spectacular views over to the hills opposite towards Riber Castle. Parts of this beautiful building date back to 1754 and it stands in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, making it an ideal base for exploring the Peak District National Park and surrounding countryside with its numerous attractions
In a former life it was a hotel, and those of you that remember wonderful, restful, stays within its walls will not be disappointed by a visit to its present incarnation as an equally well appointed Guest House
Sheriff Lodge offers unrivalled luxury and is a perfect place to celebrate that special occasion or just to have a relaxing holiday.
We currently hold awards from the English Tourist Council that give an indication of the standard of rooms and service that you should expect when you visit. Each year, since we bought Sheriff Lodge, we have made improvements that have resulted in ever increasing accolades. We now hold a coveted and, we think, deserved, Gold Award
We Accept all major Credit and Debit
cards and we also accept charge cards such as American Express, (although
AmEx does incur an administration charge of
£4.00 per transaction)
Special Offers & Packages
Sheriff Lodge itself is one big Special Offer, but to further enhance your stay with us we have arranged several offers & packages
Nights for the Price of Two
Sheriff Lodge has formed a link
with one of Matlock's best restaurants - G&T's. (Click here
to visit their website).
Feel free to
relax in the spacious surroundings of our Drawing Room. Here you
will find daily newspapers, books and music to help you relax
whilst you are with us.
Tucked away in the corner of the room is a refrigerator which contains orange juice and bottled water - still and sparkling. These items are complimentary - so please help yourself.
Sheriff Lodge is now a BYO property - so Bring Your Own wine and champagne and we will gladly chill it for you and provide you with an ice bucket should you require it.
Each of our
beautifully set-out rooms, all of which have views
across the valley towards Riber Castle, have their own separate
en-suite facilities and you have the choice of twin or double
rooms with either bath or shower. The showers all feature 'Power
each of the rooms has a television and DVD player (with a
selection of DVD's in the Drawing Room for your use). The
televisions have the added feature of being able to tune into the closed circuit
television camera permanently pointed at the car park.
To round off the individuality of each of the rooms they each have their own work of art specifically tied in to the identity of the room.
Prices & Availability
Double Occupancy of Double or Twin Room
night - £33.50 per person per night - £67 for
Single Occupancy of a Double or Twin Room
1 night - £46
per person per night - £46 for the stay
Use of an extra single bed in the room is £10 per night - this includes breakfast. Use of a cot is free (and includes use of a high chair and baby listener)
If you would like to check on our availability please click here to be taken to the Peak District Data Management Website
As there is simply so much on offer here in Derbyshire this page is filled with links to other sites that offer greater detail than can be captured on these few pages.
The links are as diverse as possible from local authority travel planners to where hire a pony for the day. If on you surfing travels you come across a site that would benefit from inclusion here then please let us know and we'll add it in
All that you need to do is click any of the links below.
A little further afield - 40 minutes drive - Alton Towers
Many more links will follow in the next few days
Things to do
Well where do we start? Sheriff Lodge is situated in the Heart of the Derbyshire Dales at the southern end of the Peak District National Park (the second most visited National Park in the world - outside of Mount Fuji in Japan)
This means that there is so much to do around here you'll need weeks to do it all - we've been here years and still haven't seen it all
Kate a former Nursing Sister (of 25 years standing), Alan, a serving Fire Officer, and Gemma, their daughter, bought Sheriff Lodge in 2001 and since then have worked hard to improve every aspect of the service, decor and little extras that have resulted in year on year improvements, to push this little slice of bed &breakfast luxury into Gold Award Territory.
We still plan to continue this programme of improvement and will soon have all of our rooms with beds that are seven feet long.
Currently two of our rooms have such beds - The Dray - when zipped and locked together makes a bed that is seven feet long by six feet six inches wide!
There are numerous ways that you can get in touch with Kate & Alan at Sheriff Lodge - any one of which will result in a prompt response and, where appropriate, a quick and efficient confirmation of booking, information on the surrounding attractions and sample menus from the restaurants and eating venues in our vicinity
Our address is featured at the foot of all our web pages but for ease of cut & paste...
Kate, Alan & Gemma
telephone number is
To contact us by e-mail please click the link at the foot of this page
Cancellations and other policies
In line with all other accommodation providers Sheriff Lodge has its own policy associated with cancellation of a booking.
days prior to arrival: No Penalty
It really is important that you consider this before you book with us. Without such a cancellation policy in place we simply would not be able to meet our, ever increasing, overheads. It is also important to remember that travel insurance is something that you would not dream of travelling abroad without - so please consider it at home.
In order to ensure that you can recoup the cost of a cancellation we have arranged a link with Travellers Protection Services Limited. All you need to do to get a quote and to secure cancellation insurance is to click here to be taken to their website.
Kate & Alan (well...Kate really) make a great effort to ensure that Sheriff Lodge's 'Environmental Footprint' is as small as possible.
In other words we recycle as much of the waste that we produce as possible. This includes paper, glass, cardboard and metal. In addition we have a compost heap for all the organic waste - this keeps our Edwardian Gentleman's Garden, at the front of the house, very well fed.
Each of the rooms has a Hippo fitted in the toilet cistern. This is aimed at reducing our water bills and the consumption of an increasingly pressurised resource.
Sheriff Lodge is also a large consumer of electricity and we would ask that, should you choose to stay with us, that you switch off any lights, wherever possible, when you are not in your room.
Disability Discrimination Act
We are making as many changes as
possible to Sheriff Lodge to enable us to cater for guests that
suffer from disabilities.
Meetings, Celebrations and Conferences
Sheriff Lodge is, as we always say, much more than just a Bed & Breakfast.
In a former life it was a
Johansens listed Hotel with a good standard restaurant.
We have already catered for the YHA (our next door neighbours - the National Headquarters that is, not the hostel), Derbyshire Police, Laser Rail and others.
We also cater for christenings, birthdays and funerals - you have the whole place to yourselves - no interruptions, and a very relaxed atmosphere
Celebrations and Commemorations
We are very proud to have catered for a wedding celebration - from overnight guests to the reception and right through to an evening buffet - the guests commented on the 'luxury' of having the place completely to themselves. If you would like to enquire about this then please call.
Contact: Kate & Alan Richmond,
Sheriff Lodge Guest
House, The Dimple, Dimple Road, Matlock,
Derbyshire. DE4 3JX