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Bordering the stunning Peak District, Matlock is a prime central location and the (very pretty) county town of Derbyshire. 

A heritage market town, it boasts a wide range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and amenities. 


Buying a new build in Matlock

With a new-build house, you can enjoy all the benefits of a modern home surrounded by the culture and beauty of this historic location. 

A money and time-saving option, a new property has higher energy efficiency and comes without the endless repairs an older property can bring – so you have more freedom to enjoy the happy life balance Matlock has to offer.

Living in Matlock

Easy access to the North and East Midlands 

Connecting through the main area of the town, the A6 is close by, making northern big cities and towns such as Manchester, Stockport and Buxton, a convenient commute. The motorways also give quick access to the picturesque Peak District and East Midlands. 

Travelling by rail and public transport is popular with train journeys, for example, on the Derwent Valley Line to Derby averaging 35 minutes.

‘Little Switzerland’ and a market-town haven

Surrounded by stunning scenery and featuring heritage architecture, Matlock has a feast of small independent shops, open-air markets, cafes, supermarkets and amenities. The award-winning Hall Leys Park is also host to the much-loved Christmas Market, riverside walks, tennis courts and its very own skate park. 

Once called ‘Little Switzerland’ by Lord Byron due to its natural beauty, Matlock Bath is a short two-mile walk away along the River Derwent – and is the perfect place to enjoy a spot of fish and chips. 

National treasures on your doorstep

Home to the historic Chatsworth House, the Peak District National Park covers 555 square miles, and is only 11 minutes drive from Matlock. Perfect for family and friends, you can go for epic walks or bike rides off the beaten track – and still get back in time for dinner. 

The surrounding villages also offer a great range of cosy pubs and restaurants, where you can enjoy a classic Sunday lunch.

Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today.

To explore more locations near Matlock, browse our other Derbyshire housing developments below, including Ilkeston, Bolsover and more…