Our Bed and Breakfast Rooms

There are five rooms here at Sheriff Lodge. Two doubles on the second floor, The Nest and The Loft, and two doubles or twin on the first floor, The Dray and The Mousehole, where twin beds can be zipped and linked to make huge double beds. Choose which configuration suits you best. The Warren is the family and dog friendly space. Here the capacity is two adults and up to three children or a cot. All the rooms have seven-foot beds. All the rooms are triple aspect so they are very bright and airy providing wonderful views from our elevated position here in the Derwent Valley.

In addition, 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. Daily cake served at 4.30pm.

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. There is also a small fridge in the Drawing Room provided for guest’s use

Children are very welcome in the Drawing Room but we would appreciate constant adult supervision of the little ones whilst you are with us.

There are plenty of maps, promotion leaflets and information in the Drawing Room to help you decide what to do whilst visiting the beautiful area of Matlock and the Peak District. Please feel free to borrow any of the literature during your stay. There are of course all the National Trust sites to visit too

Please view our Access Statement

Please view our Booking Terms and Conditions 

Which room would you like?

The Nest

Second floor – Superior Super king with bathroom

The Nest is situated up on the second floor. The Nest has the bird theme. It also has an en-suite bathroom with power shower over. The four-poster bed in this room is seven feet long and six feet wide – a total of forty two square feet of luxury! The views over the valley and of Riber are spectacular. The Nest provides those little touches of luxury above the other rooms to make your stay that little bit more special such as luxurious bath robes and Tassimo coffee machine.

Unfortunately The Nest is not child-friendly.

The Loft

Second floor – Super king with shower room

In your lofty perch on our second floor you have spectacular views across the Derwent Valley.

The Loft has the owl theme. The Loft has an en-suite shower room. The double bed in this room is seven feet long by six feet wide. The triple aspect of this room makes it light and bright.

It is possible to put a small single bed in this room should you wish to share with a child.

The Dray

First Floor – Twin or large double with bathroom – Dog-friendly

The Dray is versatile and can be a double or a twin-bedded room but this one has the addition of a large luxurious ensuite bathroom as well as a shower. The Dray has the squirrel theme.

Both of the beds in this room are seven feet long – when they are zipped & linked to make a double it is seven feet long by six feet six inches wide. Click here to visit the furniture shop in Matlock.

This room can be dog-friendly but before you book with us we would strongly ask you to check out the doggie terms and conditions so that you, your ‘best-friend’ and Sheriff Lodge can all experience a wonderful stay.

The Mousehole

First floor – Twin or large double with shower room – Dog-friendly

The Mousehole is beautifully decorated and appointed, having twin beds which are both seven feet long, and en-suite shower facilities. These two beds can be zipped and linked to make a seven foot long, six foot wide double. Click  to visit the place we got them from.

This room is also dog-friendly but before you book with us we would strongly ask you to check out the doggie terms and conditions so that you, your ‘best-friend’ and Sheriff Lodge can all experience a wonderful stay.

The Warren

Sub-basement with own entrance – Family room – King bed with up to 3 singles with shower room – Dog-friendly

This suite (which is situated in the basement of Sheriff Lodge) has its own separate entrance (which is for dog owners to allow access to the garden) and has a double bed (7 feet long by 5 feet wide) and up to three single beds, so ideal for a family of 5, with the option of a cot in as well.

…and, if you are bringing Man’s Best Friend could you please ensure that you read our doggie terms and conditions

  • The headroom in this room is limited – floor to ceiling height is 6 feet 6 inches. We think that this is more than made up for in the floor space and privacy that is offered.
  • There are two televisions.
  • The Warren is also full of a large variety of board games – from Trivial Pursuit (with a box of questions for kids, plus the usual Genus, Genus II and Baby Boomer Editions) to Pictionary, to Monopoly.
  • If you choose to book this room you will have the suite to yourself.
  • This is serviced by a Saniflo system.

More about our rooms
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Each of our beautifully set-out rooms, all of which have views across the valley towards Riber Castle, have their own en-suite facilities and you have the choice of twin or double rooms with either bath or shower. The showers all feature ‘Power Shower’ facilities.

All our beds have luxury microfibre duvets (from Soak & Sleep) with Egyptian cotton covers. Each duvet cover has two duvets inside – a 4.5 and a 9.0 Tog so that you can be as warm as toast all year. In May these are reduced to the 9.0 tog

In addition:

  • if you would like sheets and blankets rather than a duvet then please let us know and we’ll make the change for you.
  • Our pillows are down and feather filled clouds of luxury.
  • The mattresses are firm, orthopaedic and 8 inches deep – the one in The Nest is 10 inches deep!
  • The rooms also have hospitality trays with a wide variety of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and Horlicks.
  • Each room also has a powerful hair dryer and access to an ironing board and iron.
  • All rooms have a 32″ television with Freeview TV.
  • Quiet Turbo Fans.
  • Things You May Have Forgotten Box.
  • 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.

Check in and out times

Earliest check in is 4.00pm.
Latest check in is 10.00pm.
We kindly ask that you check out by 10.00 am.

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Sheriff Lodge complimentary chocolate and soaps

Prices and 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.

Special Offers at Sheriff Lodge

Special Offers

Sheriff Lodge itself is one big Special Offer, but to further enhance your stay with us, we have arranged a special package with one of our favourite restaurants, together with discounts from Maazi, reduced entry to Chatsworth House and half price green fees at Matlock Golf Club.

Restaurant style 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. Providence is important here at Sheriff Lodge.

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