Welcome to St Elphin's Park retirement village, set within 14-acres of landscaped grounds on a 44 acre site in Darley Dale, not far from Matlock and Bakewell. The centrepiece building, St Elphin’s House, started life as a private residence, becoming an exclusive spa in the 19th century, and latterly, a well-known girls' boarding school, St Elphin’s Girls School.
We have restored this neglected Victorian schoolhouse stone by stone so that now it houses the Audley Club, with its luxury health club, fitness pool, Bistro Bar and the Orangery Restaurant.
St Elphin’s House is also home to eight exceptional apartments, each individually designed to exacting standards complete with historical charm.
Surrounding the Victorian grandeur of St Elphin’s House, and built to echo the appeal of a traditional Derbyshire hamlet, are attractively designed retirement properties icluding apartments, cottages and mews cottages.
New homes available now, from £249,950 - £525,000
If you would like to see more of St Elphin’s Park retirement village, we are happy to show you around. To book a visit, simply call us. The Marketing Suite is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
Enjoy a sneak preview below
Historically described as a village, Darley Dale is in truth a collection of smaller communities that have grown together. The area, known simply as 'Darley' until the end of the 19th century, lies on the border of the Peak District National Park between the towns of Matlock and Bakewell, the third largest market town in England. St Elphin's Park is less than seven miles from Bakewell. Home of the famous Bakewell pudding, this wonderful, bustling market town at the heart of the Peak District is a delight to visit, with many lovely shops, restaurants and picturesque walks along the river.
Moorland and manor houses
When it comes to entertainment and leisure, you're spoiled for choice. The Peak District National Park is on your doorstep. The Limestone Dales found in Derbyshire and the Peak District provide some of the most spectacular and picturesque scenery in the UK, and a dramatic backdrop to some of the best walks in Britain. Then nearby you will find the country houses of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall and the magnificent Victorian Opera House in Buxton. Alternatively, for a spot of retail therapy, there are shopping outlets at nearby Rowsley and in the converted Masson Mills cotton mill.
- Nottingham – 27 miles by car
- Derby – 20 miles by car
- Sheffield – 20.5 miles by car
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