Sheriff Lodge

Formerly a gentleman’s residence dating from 1740, Sheriff Lodge now provides relaxing and tranquil Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the beautiful town of Matlock, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Located away from the bustle of the town but still within easy walking distance, Sheriff Lodge is the perfect base for exploring this wonderful area!

Bedrooms at Sheriff Lodge

We have five bedrooms at Sheriff Lodge, all with en-suite bathroom/shower facilities. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable with a fresh, contemporary feel and wonderful views over the Derwent Valley and Riber Castle.

We provide lots of extras to make your stay more comfortable, including extra blankets, extra pillows, fresh flowers and sweeties, as well as a ‘Things You May Have Forgotten’ Box and far more than you would normally expect on a hospitality tray. 

At Sheriff Lodge we have two double bedrooms, The Nest and The Loft, on the second floor, and two twin bedrooms, The Dray and The Mousehole, on the first floor. (The twin beds can be zipped and linked to make huge double beds.)  Our fifth room, The Warren, is a family-friendly, pet-friendly space that can sleep up to two adults and three children.

We welcome your dogs too! Sheriff Lodge is one of the few dog-friendly Bed and Breakfasts in Matlock, so if you want to bring your furry friend please phone us for availability. There are also rooms that have always been dog-free, so don’t worry if you have any allergies to pets.

Guest Facilities at Sheriff Lodge

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 is served at 4.30pm. 

There is also a small fridge in the Drawing Room provided for guests’ use. 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 are also 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.

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

Breakfasts at Sheriff Lodge

The breakfasts here at Sheriff Lodge are something to be reckoned with and will set you up for a day of fresh air and activity.  We offer a restaurant-style menu from which you can order exactly what you’d like – anything from a slice of homemade bread to a full Derbyshire breakfast.

All our food is cooked and prepared freshly for you, using the finest quality ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. We use local free-range eggs, locally-sourced sausages and bacon, locally-made Derbyshire oatcakes and fresh, homemade bread, as well as homemade marmalade and jams.  Quality and provenance is important here at Sheriff Lodge!

We can cater for any particular dietary requirements – our vegetarian breakfasts are simply Full English Breakfasts without the meat! And our gluten-free choices are delicious.

Sheriff Lodge

Our Location

Sheriff Lodge is located in the beautiful riverside town of Matlock, a gem of a place in the Derbyshire countryside, on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Matlock is renowned for its independent shops and its wonderful park, and it also has a wide range of cafes, restaurants and pubs to suit every taste.

Matlock and its close neighbour Matlock Bath are also home to many visitor attractions, all of which are within easy reach of Sheriff Lodge. You can ride cable cars high above the Derwent Valley or explore mysterious caves at the Heights of Abraham. Small people will love Gulliver’s Kingdom, a theme park just for children. And those who just want to relax will love Matlock’s riverside walks and stunning scenery.


Slightly further afield but still within easy driving distance you’ll find the market town of Bakewell, famed for its puddings, and the magnificent country estates of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

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