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The Gate Smedley Street East,     Matlock.                                 Tel 01629 760033

Inside the Poorhouse

The Old Parish Poorhouse,which was featured in “Period House”   is a substantial stone-built historic building dating back to 1744, which has been sympathetically restored to blend its historic features with modern day comforts.

Each room has an eclectic style to create a different but relaxing, warm and romantic atmosphere.  With touches from the East and sprinkles of Victorian influence and innovative details, walking into the Poorhouse is like stepping back in time.

An experience and a holiday you will never forget.











The main lounge has a distinctly eastern flavour and boasts a magnificent open fire with a stone surround. 

The room is equipped with  a 42" TV with freeview and a Blue-Ray DVD/CD player, a comfortable sofa bed and other ample seating.


By contrast, the chicken loft lounge is primarily Victorian with just a touch of the East.  This room has an open range fire and is equipped with a 42" TV with freeview and a Blue-Ray DVD/CD player, and ample seating. 


The dining room has an extra large dining table, which can comfortably seat 10 people in front of an open range fire, with views over the rear garden.

There is also an Internet connection for your laptop computer.



















































The keeper's room is the principal bedroom and contains a king size bed, a single bed, en-suite bath/shower and wash basin, with shaver point.

Views through the stone arched windows look out over formal gardens



















The garden views room is the third bedroom and contains a double bed,  wash basin, and shaver point .

This delightful room overlooks the cottage garden.


The chicken loft room is the fourth bedroom, located on the ground floor and contains a double bed,  bath/shower, wash basin, with shaver point.


Outside is a delightful country cottage garden, packed full of interesting plants, trees, shrubs and herbs.  Wander through the meandering paths and enjoy its beauty.

There are also two seating areas where you can sit and relax, enjoy a drink or a meal.

Relax in the soft tub, barbecue and dine alfresco.


This bedroom shares a separate bathroom with the Garden Views bedroom.


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The quilting bee room is the second bedroom and contains a double bed, a single bed, two-seater wicker settee and wash basin, with shaver point.

Views through the stone arched windows look out over open countryside.





The beautiful country style kitchen is the focal point of the house where people tend to congregate.  It is fully equipped with a gas fired, 4 oven Aga cooker, two under counter refrigerators, dishwasher and ample cupboard space. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility room containing washing machine, tumble dryer, drinks fridge, freezer and microwave.

The utility room leads to the downstairs toilet.




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