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Belper is a lively market town nestled in the Amber Valley district with strong Georgian influences. The town strikes a balance between its commercial heritage and the tranquil surrounding countryside that merges into the Peak District to the west.

The town lies is at the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Learn about the region’s seminal industrialist history at the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre located in the North Mill. Within the mill complex is the dramatic remains of the East Mill, overlooking the town. As one of the earliest cotton mill complexes, it was the famous Strutt family who pioneered and developed the structure, before taking the industry to America.

From the East Mill, a pretty waterfall flows into the River Derwent and nearby, the banks of the river provide access to the unique Belper River Gardens. These beautiful riverside gardens are over 100 years old and features include an original bandstand, colourful displays of flowerbeds and shrubberies. The recent addition of an historically-inspired play area for children makes this a fun attraction for all the family.

Take a rowing boat upstream, or hire a bike and cycle one of the many specially designated trails through the town and Shipley Country Park. Belper has a regular farmers'' market that’s popular with both the locals and tourists. Converted mills house pottery and antiques traders in tranquil courtyard environments, with plenty of independent restaurants and tearooms.

With a rich cultural heritage and sprawling Peak District surroundings, Belper is the perfect destination for history hunters and nature lovers. Search for Belper holiday cottages.

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  • Merrydellside

    Blackbrook, nr. Belper

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W44047


    A lovely private annexe to the owner’s property, approached through its own exclusive south-facing patio; perched on a hillside overlooking Blackbrook and the beautiful surrounding countryside. All on the ground level, Merrydellside is tastefully decorated, semi-detached property, and offers a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a large open plan designer kitchen, and living room with contemporary styling throughout.
    Situated on a quiet lane, an array of stunning walks can be enjoyed right from the doorstep, so no need to use your car. Blackbrook is situated very close to Belper, in the Derwent valley, which has a long and famous history, dating back as far as the 13th century, and is a bustling town with attractions such as the North Mill, Long Row and the River Gardens. Belper also offers a plethora of cafés, fine dining, real ale pubs and an old fashioned boutique cinema. There are many walks, as well as cycling up and down the valley, and water sports can be found at Carsington Water.
    Within easy reach are the traditional market towns of Ashbourne, Wirksworth, Bakewell and the grand Chatsworth House, not to mention Haddon Hall and Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable cars. The restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and the renowned Crich Tramway Museum are a must for enthusiasts. Don’t leave without a visit to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford. Merrydellside is in a great location for a wonderful, memorable holiday. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas cooker. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Briars

    Oakerthorpe, nr. Alfreton

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30865


    Located in the small south Derbyshire village of Oakerthorpe, The Briars is a cosy holiday apartment on the ground floor of the owner’s home, popular with walkers, and perfect as a base for exploring the wonderful scenery of the surrounding Derbyshire Dales and Peak District National Park. Oakerthorpe has a number of walks around the village and nature reserve, and a selection of traditional pubs including one which dates back to the 11th century and is reputed to be the oldest in the county of Derbyshire. The town of Alfreton is just 21/2 miles away with a good selection of shops and restaurants together with wonderful examples of 18th century architecture. Crich, with its Tramway Village, can be reached in 10 minutes, and just 15 minutes away is Matlock with its monthly farmers’ market and cable car over the Derwent Valley. Chesterfield with its famous crooked spire and the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall and Haddon Hall can all be reached in half an hour. Shop 11/4 miles, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Enclosed courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 1 step to courtyard. Pond in owner’s garden.

  • The Briar

    Idridgehay, nr. Wirksworth

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30151


    The Briar is a converted semi-detached out building forming part of a Grade II barn, sitting in the heart of a working farm. The fields in front slope down to the River Ecclesbourne which is a designated special landscape area full of natural wildlife. From the front gate, a public right of way gives access to a countryside littered with footpaths to enjoy. A west facing lawn in front of the magnificent barn can be used to sit, relax and enjoy the views into the evening sunshine. The Briar is ideally situated for access to the Peak District and many other attractions, Chatsworth House is less than an hour away, Derby city can be reached in 20 minutes. A shop is within walking distance and a restaurant pub less than 2 miles. There is ample parking on the owners’ drive.

    Ground floor: Living room with single (4ft) sofa bed, patio doors, sloping ceilings and wooden floor. First floor: Dining room with patio doors/kitchen with French doors and wooden floors. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Galleried area with double bed, sloping ceilings and beams.

    Partial convection heaters, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Private courtyard with patio, sitting-out area, furniture and use of owners’ lawn. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden. Fields to the front slope to the River Ecclesbourne.

  • Cosy Cottage

    Crich near Matlock

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC418021
    The stone cottage is around 150 years old and is hidden away up a quiet walkway close to the village market place. Originally the servant’s quarters for the Rising Sun Inn and later a frame work knitter’s home the cottage has been completely renovated to provide a cosy base for exploring the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and the Peak District National Park.
    The cottage is light and airy and has been tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. There is a new kitchen, a lounge/dining room with wood burning stove, double bedroom, single bedroom and a new bathroom with a deep bath and shower over. There is full gas central heating. Outside there is a small raised garden with table and chairs. There is a lockable garden store for bikes and other equipment.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With log burning stove, flat screen TV with built in DVD player, Free View, Wi-fi and radio/CD, table and three chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer dryer

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, en suite with shower over bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed

    Initial supply of logs and sticks, background heating, power, towels and bed linen included. Patio area with garden furniture. One small well behaved dog to be kept downstairs allowed.

  • Pumpyard

    Belper

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42403

    Ideal holiday base

    This charming 18th century terraced cottage was originally situated near an important local water source. Belper was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. Visit Strutts North Mill Museum, part of a World Heritage Site, found next to the beautiful Belper River Gardens. The Peak District National Park offers activities including walking, cycling, climbing, caving and visiting historic country estates such as Chatsworth. There is sailing and fishing at nearby Carsington Water. Take a vintage tram ride at the Crich Tramway Village or a cable car trip up to the Heights of Abraham in the spa town of Matlock Bath.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Kitchen. Winding stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Winding stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom (2ft 6in for children) with sloping ceiling, Velux. Beams throughout. Limestone floor on first floor.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. On road parking (40 yards). No smoking. NB: 7 steps in garden.

  • The Bungalow

    Pentrich, nr. Ripley

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 10414

    This pleasant bungalow stands in lovely lawned and flowered gardens, just above the former village school where the 1817 ‘Pentrich Revolution’ began. With super views across Amber Valley to Crich Stand and the wooded hills above Matlock, it offers very comfortable, well-equipped holiday accommodation. An attraction-filled area, the Crich Tram Museum, Midland Railway Centre, Gulliver’s Kingdom are close by. Good walking and an easy drive to the White Peak, Dovedale, Bakewell and ‘Robin Hood Country’. Shops within 1 mile, pub 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Partial NSH, electric heaters, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Tumble dryer. Large garden and chairs. Barbecue. Ample parking. NB: Drop in garden.

  • New House Farm

    Mercaston, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43157

    This Georgian holiday property lies up a track in a tranquil rural setting, adjacent to the owner’s farm. Wild Park Liesure is 2 miles for paintballling, laser tag, trekking and quad biking. Markeaton Park is 6 miles with 200 acres of parkland, 18-hole municipal golf course, craft village, boating area, play area, café and light railway. Derby, 8 miles and the Peak District, 12 miles. Visit Carsington Water, Chatsworth House and Bakewell. Barton Marina, 20 miles with eateries, shopping and walks around lakes and woodlands, boat hire, concerts and live music. Visit Fradley Junction, once a major Victorian canal junction. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams. Utility room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin leading to 1 further twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Tonga Cottage

    Belper

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W44116


    Tonga Cottage is a three storey, semi-detached, Derbyshire cottage on the outskirts of Belper, situated in the Derwent Valley, a town with a long and famous history dating back to the 13th century, when it was then called ’Beaurepaire’, meaning beautiful retreat, a name that still holds true today.
    With three bedrooms, a king-size bedroom, adult bunk and a second floor double, it sleeps six comfortably. There is also a large family bathroom. The tastefully decorated, open-plan living area downstairs has a welcoming open fire whilst the dining area has a cosy woodburner, and is an ideal place where you can have a family meal around the large dining table. Outside, this lovely cottage boasts a landscaped garden with decking area, housing a hot tub and a purpose built bar with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
    Within easy reach are the traditional market towns of Ashbourne, Wirksworth, Bakewell and Buxton. Also worth a visit are the grand Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. The restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and the renowned Crich Tramway Museum are a must for rail enthusiasts. Don’t leave without a visit to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford, Matlock Bath’s cable cars to the Heights of Abraham, theme parks Gulliver’s Kingdom and Alton Towers, the scenic limestone dales of the Peak Park and Carsington Water, all an easy drive. Climbing, caving, gliding and water sports are all within 20 miles. After a busy day exploring, there is no better place to relax in than this Derbyshire cottage with all it has to offer. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Second floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining area (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned area with patio, decked area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Riverside Lodge

    Whatstandwell, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E3679

    In a woodland setting, this very comfortable detached cottage, with an oak fitted kitchen and an attractive bay window in the living room, enjoys a large enclosed garden with access to small woodland and lawned areas, plus fishing on the River Derwent, just 50 yards across a meadow (in season - at cost, experienced anglers only). There is a shop a mile away and Cromford and Crich (3 miles) offer good shops, cafés and restaurants. The Heights of Abraham cable car and High Peak cycle trails are under 5 miles, Chatsworth and Carsington Lake for water sports are both under 10 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurants 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room. Kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large garden with lawns, patio and furniture. Parking. NB: Drops in garden.

  • The Limes and Coach House - The Coach House

    Swanick, nr. Alfreton

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: RDG

    Just 200 yards from a choice of shops and inns, this lovely detached holiday property dates back to 1860 and is equipped to the E.T.C. ‘4 Star’ standard. Originally the coach house to the adjacent parsonage (now the owner’s home), it has been refurbished to an excellent standard, and enjoys use of a games room with full-size snooker table, professional table football and outdoor table tennis table. An ideal holiday base for touring the Peak District, close to Alton Towers, Carsington Water, Matlock, Chatsworth House, the National Tramway Museum and the Midland Railway Centre. Many factory shops in the area including the Denby Potteries. Sports centre, tennis, riding, golf and swimming at Alfreton (2 miles). Derby 12 miles. Shops 200 yards.

    Spacious sitting room with electric fire. Dining room. Spacious fitted kitchen with breakfast area. First floor: Three pretty, beamed bedrooms; one double with en-suite shower room and toilet, two twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity fire included
    • TV
    • Patio with furniture
    • Parking

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Cycle store
    • Shared use of games room with full-size snooker table and table football
    • No smoking

    Note: The Limes (RP2) can be booked in conjunction with The Coach House (RDG) to sleep up to 20 people

  • The Limes and Coach House - The Limes

    Swanwick, nr. Alfreton

    Grade
    14
    6
    0
    6
    Ref: RP2

    Dating back to 1860, this large Victorian property enjoys views over the surrounding fields towards Butterley Reservoir and Pentrich, and has been beautifully furnished to provide holiday accommodation of a very high standard. Adjoining the owners’ home – which formerly served as the vicarage – it has shared use of a games room with full-size snooker table, professional table football, as well as outdoor table tennis. It makes a fine base for touring the Peak District – lying in an area offering a wealth of attractions for visitors.
    For those with a penchant for shopping, the Amber Valley Individual Factory Shops Trail is a must and includes McArthurGlen retail outlet, De Bradelei Mill Shop at Belper, Denby Potteries and Royal Crown Derby. There are farmers’ and regular weekly markets in many of the nearby towns including Bakewell and Ashbourne. Alton Towers, Britain’s premier theme park, is close by. Younger children will also enjoy Gullivers Kingdom at nearby Matlock.
    Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy the excellent facilities at Carsington Water, whilst Shipley Country Park has miles of meandering footpaths and bridleways. At the Midland Railway Centre, transport enthusiasts can take in the nostalgia of the age of steam and travel through countryside for 7 miles. Meanwhile the National Tramway Museum at Crich offers a family day out in a relaxing atmosphere of a bygone era. Stately homes gracing the area include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall (a fine medieval manor house) and Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall (a fine example of the architecture of Robert Adam). Tennis, riding, golf and swimming at Alfreton, 2 miles. Derby, 12 miles, offers cathedral, museums and good shopping. Shop 220 yards.

    Attractive entrance hall leading to spacious living room with traditional conservatory. Attractive fitted dining kitchen. Television/resources room. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, additional single bed (each for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Three pretty beamed bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling; one double with en-suite shower room and toilet; two twin, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Two TVs with digibox (Teletext)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Dual fuel range included
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Outdoor table tennis

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Cycle store
    • Shared use of games room with full-size snooker table and table football
    • No smoking

    Note: The Limes (RP2) can be booked in conjunction with The Coach House (RDG) to sleep up to 20 people

  • Turpins Cottage

    Blackbrook, nr. Belper

    Grade
    20
    9
    3
    5
    Ref: 23512

    This imposing 19th century building was originally the coach house and stables for the nearby ‘Owl Coaching Inn’ (reputedly a haunt of highwayman Dick Turpin), that’s now a farm some 2 miles from the historic Derwent Valley mill town of Belper. The building has been most sympathetically converted and retains hand-cut lintels, vaulted coach-ways on the exterior, and superb barrel-vaulted ceilings, all emphasise the historical importance of this Grade II-listed structure. The original arched coach entrances now have French windows that open onto flag stone terraced areas. Turpin’s Cottage, in the grounds of the farm with another property, overlooks a wooded dell, and adjoins a 2-acre paddock and a play field with ample parking. Belper’s formal river gardens, visitor centre, and historical mills, now a World Heritage site, are within 2 miles. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Matlock and Matlock Bath, and the popular market town of Bakewell, are all a short drive away. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 step down to 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Second living room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet. Games room. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional pull-out single, 1 twin with wooden floor and Veluxes. 2 bathrooms with shower over bath and toilet. Separate staircase to: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional pull-out single, 1 twin, both with beams and wooden floor.

    Gas central heating and electricity £60per week, £45 per short break. Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Raised decked sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared use of 2-acre paddock and wooded dell. Ample parking. Games room with pool table. NB: Steps to grounds with stream adjacent.

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