Sheriff Lodge

Bed and Breakfast in Matlock

Opening during COVID-19

Sheriff Lodge will be opening from 10th July.

We will all need to remain vigilant and we wanted to reassure you that we will do everything we can to protect our guests and friends who work with us. Please read our Opening during COVID-19 page as well as the During your Stay page for full information on how we plan to look after guests and what to expect.

Sheriff Lodge will now be offering an evening meal, a homemade two course set menu by prior arrangement. Find out more

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Welcome to Sheriff Lodge

Formerly a gentleman’s residence and originally built in 1740 then extended in 1908, Sheriff Lodge is now a relaxing and tranquil Bed & Breakfast in Matlock, away from the bustle of the town but still within easy walking distance. In an elevated position, the rooms have a wonderful view of the Derwent Valley and Riber Castle, High Tor and Pic Tor.

All five en-suite rooms have been recently redecorated for a fresh, uplifting yet peaceful feel with lots of extras to make your stay more comfortable, if you are looking for a place to stay in Matlock this is the one. Amenities in the rooms include: ‘Things You May Have Forgotten Box’, seven-foot beds, power showers in all rooms and baths in two of the rooms, luxurious Christy towels, extra blankets, extra pillows, fresh flowers, sweeties, 32” TVs with Netflix, standalone radiator, turbo fan, magazines, as well as more than you would expect on the hospitality tray, with Fairtrade goods where available. You will be offered homemade cake and a cuppa on arrival.

Each room has a bespoke watercolour painted by Will Elliston pertaining to the theme of each room, including a picture of the Lodge itself on the second floor. The mice in the Mousehole is an original. It is a real pleasure to be able to own pieces from such a talented artist. If you have a favourite there are birds in the Nest, an owl in the Loft, squirrels in the Dray and the field mice in the Mousehole, a bunny in the Warren.

No worries about car parking or cycle storage, there is plenty of room for everyone.

The breakfast has a reputation of its own with cooked to order dishes and all products sourced locally, award winning sausages, bacon and black pudding are sourced from EW Coates Butchers, Two Dales. There is a huge choice at breakfast including the Full Derbyshire Breakfast, Egg Benedict, Eggs Florentine, Sheriff Lodge Special Eggs AKA Jumblies, Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg. Flour for the bread, muesli and oats for the porridge come from Caudwell Mill, Rowsley. The marmalade, jams, bread, Hollandaise sauce and daily cake are all homemade. Special diets are also catered for, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free, soya, oaty milks also available.

Derbyshire is a beautiful area of the country and there is something for everyone hereattractions for small people, walking, cycling, fishing, stately homes, antique shops, a host of excellent restaurants – all very close and easily accessible. These include Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Heights of Abraham, Crich Tramway Village. Discounts for guests at Sheriff Lodge have been negotiated for these attractions and many of the restaurants in town. There is also the fascinating Matlock Bath; experience the well-dressings particular to Derbyshire, plenty of circular walks with maps and books to borrow. You can go on plenty of walks from the Lodge and pick up the written out directions. There are plenty of leaflets to enhance your stay and help you fill your day.

The garden is available for guests to relax in after a day’s activities or walking. There is a new paved area surrounded by highly fragranced David Austin roses. The garden is being developed back to the formal garden it was. Derwent Treescapes designed the garden over twenty years ago and in conjunction with them the garden is being restored.

Sheriff Lodge is the only dog friendly B&B in Matlock so if you want to bring your furry friend please phone for availability as only a couple of the rooms are dog friendly. There are also rooms where no dogs have ever been so don’t be worried about any allergies.

Please be aware there are four stone steps up to the front door, and none of the rooms are located on the ground floor.

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What would you like to know?

Sheriff Lodge bedroom

Our Rooms

We have five rooms here at Sheriff Lodge. Two doubles, The Nest and The Loft, on the second floor, then there's The Dray and The Mousehole on the the first floor, twin rooms (these can be zipped and linked to make huge double beds). Our fifth room, The Warren, is a pet-friendly space with a double bed (7 feet long by 5 feet wide) and up to two single beds. All of the rooms have seven feet long beds.

Chocolate and welcome gift on sheriff lodge bed

Prices & Availability

Every year the room prices are checked with others in our local area and other bed and breakfasts at a similar standard to Sheriff Lodge. The prices are pitched at a level that is reasonable, reflects the property and the quality of your stay here.

Breakfast at Sheriff Lodge


The breakfast here at Sheriff Lodge is something to be reckoned with and will set you up for a day of fresh air and activity. Now a restaurant style menu, order exactly what you’d like – from a slice of homemade bread to a full Derbyshire breakfast, which includes local free-range eggs, locally sourced sausages and bacon, locally made Derbyshire oatcakes and fresh, homemade bread, as well as homemade marmalade and jams. Provenance is important here at Sheriff Lodge.

Afternoon tea at sheriff lodge

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Teas are available at Sheriff Lodge, if you are celebrating something special or just feel like a bit of indulgence then make sure you order your Afternoon Tea. 24 hour’s notice is required. Serving from 3.30pm to 6.00pm – you choose the time. See example of menus and everything is homemade and divine!

Discounts Available

Since my arrival, in December 2017, I have been working hard to acquire discounts for various attractions, eateries and Houses in the area so please ask if you are likely to book before staying. Everyone loves a bargain and I hope these discounts will make you feel you have had even more value for money at Sheriff Lodge.

Bringing your dog?

Three of the five rooms can be dog friendly. The majority of guests with their dogs to date have treated Sheriff Lodge with respect and this helps keep the high standard – please see the Ts&Cs for bringing your dog. There is an extra charge for a dog which goes towards the extra deep clean required when they leave. Please note that The Mousehole, The Dray and The Warren are dog friendly. The Nest or The Loft are not dog friendly, so please check before booking that you have the correct room.

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