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Derbyshire

Derbyshire provides for the most perfect cottage holiday break, with a contrasting landscape that includes the rugged open moorland found in the High Peak to the picture postcard villages set amongst the pretty vales and winding rivers to the south.

The region is dominated by the magnificent Peak District National Park; a playground for walkers, cyclists, naturalists and those seeking the simple pleasures of an outstandingly beautiful part of the UK. In fact Derbyshire has been attracting visitors for decades, with its convenient location, bordering no less than five adjacent counties and of course its abundance of natural assets.

Derbyshire’s varied landscape is perhaps its most notable feature, so it stands to reason that it’s perfect for all sorts of different breaks. If you’re after an active holiday you’ll be spoilt for choice, with fantastic cycling trails, country walks and climbing spots. Pets and their owners will be in heaven too with all that open countryside and unspoilt scenery to explore. Despite its proximity to the urban conurbations a cottage holiday in the Peak District will transport you to rural bliss!

The county has a large collection of excellent visitor attractions and a rich cultural and historical pedigree, including the renowned Chatsworth House home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The House is set amongst 100 acres of magnificent grounds, with miles of walks and floral displays. Inside you’ll find a wonderful collection of rare treasures, antiques and paintings.

If you’d like to further explore historic Derbyshire then visit Bolsover Castle and Sudbury Hall; both combine wonderful architecture, great locations and stunning views to make for a great way for visitors to pass the time.

Families will love scaling the Heights of Abraham and is one of the best ways to gain an appreciation of the region’s beauty from its cable cars! Drop by Buxton with its unique charm and wonderful Opera House and don’t miss Solomon’s Temple and Poole’s Cavern.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration then take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Derbyshire.
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  • Bookkeeper’s Place

    Bakewell

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    Ref: UK4036
    This elegant, bespoke apartment can be found in the Grade II listed Welford House, in the centre of the popular market town of Bakewell, with access directly outside for loading and unloading and a private parking space just 150 yards away. Beautifully renovated to a very good standard throughout, the property benefits from a superb south-facing balcony overlooking the well-known Bakewell Tart shop/café. Also nearby is the wonderful Lavender Tea Rooms, which were once listed in Derbyshire Life’s ‘Best 6 tea rooms in the Peak District’.

    Bakewell itself is a vibrant town within the heart of the national park, and is home to many local amenities together with the magnificent Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall. The River Wye runs through the centre, providing opportunities for relaxing by the water’s edge or enjoying riverside walks. The nearby Monsal Trail provides a traffic-free route for walkers, cyclists (bike hire available at Hassop Station at cost) and horse riders, straight through to Buxton. Local key annual events include the Eroica Britannia British Cycling Festival, Bakewell Show, Well Dressings, Carnival Week, Bakewell Arts Festival and Bakewell Music Festival.

    Surrounding Peak District towns and villages within a 30-minute drive include the fascinating plague village of Eyam, Castleton, Tideswell and Hartington. The major cities of Sheffield, Derby and Manchester can all be reached in around an hour, as can Britain’s premier theme park, Alton Towers. Wi-Fi available from October 2016. Shop, pub and restaurant 175 yards.

    Ground Floor: Communal entrance.

    First Floor: All on the first floor (no lift).
    Open plan living space: With tiled floors and French door leading to balcony.
    Living area: With Smart TV, bluetooth speaker and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Shared utility/boot room/bike store.Balcony with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car (150 yards). No smoking.

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  • Mulberry Cottage

    Ashover, nr. Matlock

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    Ref: 30334

    This stone-built, single-storey, detached, Grade II listed cottage is situated next to the owners property. It has been thoughtfully renovated making it a perfect warm, cosy base, with its beautiful beamed ceiling throughout and gas woodburner. Rurally located amidst beautiful countryside in the Amber Valley, and accessed via a country track, it is close to the popular, pretty village of Ashover - home to one of the Peak District’s oldest pubs, a CAMRA pub of the year and reportedly haunted by a couple of ghosts. This is an ideal base from which to explore all that the wonderful Peak District has to offer. Chesterfield, with its crooked spire, is just 20 minutes to the north, and the town of Matlock, home to warm springs, Leys Hall Park and a cable car rises high above the Derwent river, is just 10 minutes to the south. There is excellent walking direct from the door, and even the opportunity to follow the Ashover Audio Trail around Ashover Village itself bringing the history of the village to life. Bakewell, home of the Bakewell Pudding and the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall, are just half an hour away, as is the spa town of Buxton with its diverse architecture and famous opera house. The enormously popular village of Castleton with its caves can be easily reached within an hour, as can Hathersage, famous for its associations with the Eyre Family and home to an outdoor swimming pool. From countryside to history, public house to fine eateries and shops, there really is plenty to see and do from this wonderful location. Stabling is available for one horse at a cost. Fishing and riding nearby. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/2 steps to kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with beams.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Chiminea. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Stabling available at cost. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Secret Cottage

    Cromford, nr. Matlock

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    Ref: E2794

    Secluded amidst peaceful landscaped gardens and glorious countryside, with lovely views from the terrace, this romantic, attractive detached cottage is a perfect place from which to explore the many attractions of the Derbyshire Dales. Set within the grounds of the owner’s home it is only 3 miles from Matlock Bath, with its Heights of Abraham cable car rides, the High Peak Cycle Trail and Cromford Mill. Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are both 7 miles. Alton Towers 20 miles. Cycle hire, golf and riding locally. Shops, café and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared landscaped garden. Terrace, decked verandah and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No children except babes in arms. NB: Drops in garden.

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  • The Barn Cottage

    Wormhill near Buxton

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    Ref: CC412045
    This beautiful studio accommodation has been tastefully renovated by the owner and was the original milking parlour for Wormhill Hall Farm. It has retained some original features and is set within the owner’s grounds with stunning views out across the surrounding countryside. The Cottage is on the ground floor and has a seating area outside and is situated just across the road from the footpath to River Wye in Cheedale. It has a fabulous location and is close to many interesting walks right on the doorstep including the increasingly popular Monsal Trail. Central to all that the fabulous Peak District has to offer, the spa town of Buxton can be reached in 15 minutes. Bakewell - home to not only the Bakewell Pudding, but the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall is just 20 minutes as is the beautiful village of Castleton, famous for its dramatic caves within the stunning Hope Valley.

    Ground Floor: The property is a ground floor studio with gas central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen area: With gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Lounge area: With seating, flatscreen Freesat TV, dining table and 2 chairs and DVD player.
    Bedroom area: With king size wooden sleigh bed.
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included.Parking for 2 cars. Garden area and small paved seating area with BBQ, table and 2 chairs. Bike store.

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  • Barlow Brook Cottage

    Barlow, nr. Chesterfield

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    Ref: RHHC


    Barlow Brook Cottage is a gorgeous retreat for couples who want their own space away from the crowds, in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. This detached, tranquil cottage sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and lies adjacent to the owners’ home. It is completely self-contained with its own private driveway, allowing you to relax in peaceful surroundings in considerable comfort. The welcoming owners have done everything possible to combine many luxuries of a top hotel, with the charm and freedom of your own country cottage, resulting in a truly fantastic property. Its open plan layout gives the cottage a wonderful light and airy feel, and the contemporary interior with walnut flooring and shaker kitchen adds to the sense of luxury. Light floods in from two floor-to-ceiling windows, and from your bed you can sit back and enjoy superb views over the surrounding woodland.
    Conveniently located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, the cottage boasts excellent walks direct from the door through the surrounding woodland. The magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall, and the market town of Bakewell can all be reached in around 20 minutes, as can Hathersage, a village rich in historical, industrial and literary associations. The beautiful honeypot village of Castleton and the wonderfully historic plague village of Eyam are around a 30-minute drive. Spend a day in Matlock, with its cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham, or visit Edale, home to the start of the Pennine Way. The spa town of Buxton can be reached in around 45 minutes. Shop 2½ miles and pub/restaurant ½ mile.

    Ten steps to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchen area and wooden floor. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Two Smart TVs (one 43")
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • 2-acre natural woodland grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Brook in grounds

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  • Dewsnaps - Dewsnaps Spring

    Chinley, nr. Chapel-en-le-Frith

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    Ref: RTT4

    Enjoying a unique rural location and stunning views, these two beautiful barn conversions are furnished to a high standard throughout. Dewsnaps Spring (ref RTT4) is single storey and lies with Dewsnaps Frost (ref RB8) in the grounds of the owners’ home. There is an abundance of walks direct from the doorstep, including the Kinder Scout Massif. The popular Peak District villages of Chinley, Hayfield and Chapel-en-le-Frith are just 3 miles away, and the spa town of Buxton and ever popular village of Castleton can be reached in just 15 minutes. Bakewell and the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are just 30 minutes away, as is the NT’s Lyme Park and the historic plague village of Eyam. Shop 2 miles.

    Six steps to patio/entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with gas woodburner, patio doors and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • TV/DVD (small library)
    • Small enclosed patio area with furniture and views

    • Gas woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Cycle store
    • Parking
    • No smoking

    Note: Dewsnaps Spring RTT4 may be booked with Dewsnaps Frost RB8 to sleep up to 6+2 people

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  • Acorn Cottage

    Bonsall

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    Ref: CC418034
    A cosy former miners cottage nestling in the delightful and ancient village of Bonsall near Matlock on the edge of the stunning Peak District. Acorn Cottage is a mid terrace cottage lovingly restored and individually styled to offer all the comforts of modern living but still retaining the charm of this wonderful cottage. The open plan living area boasts a cosy log burning stove, ideal to relax and unwind by after a busy day exploring the local area.
    The charming and traditional conservation village of Bonsall is situated in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, four miles from Matlock. Named in the Domesday Book, with a history dating back to Roman times, this former lead mining and textile producing village is renowned for the World Hen Racing Championship’s held on the first Saturday in August at the Barley Mow pub. This part of Derbyshire has a rich heritage, with nearby Cromford being home to the Arkwright Mills and Crich, playing host to a Tramway Village. Matlock Bath is just a short drive away and is the base for the cable car leading to the Heights of Abraham, a sixty-acre hilltop country park. Walkers and mountain bikers will delight in the magnificent trails that abound in this part of the Peaks, whilst watersports enthusiasts are well-served by Carsington Water, which is just seven miles away. A cosy and comfortable Bonsall cottage, perfect for a holiday at any time of the year.Shop and restaurant 200 yards, pub 100 yards

    Ground Floor: Beamed open plan living space.
    Living area: With wood burner, 37" Freesat TV, DVD and Xbox 360.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle,toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with terraced lawn and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: There are 24 steps in the garden. The stairs are open on one side with handrail on other side - extra care should be taken.

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  • Toll Barn Cottage

    Fernilee, Goyt Valley

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    Ref: CC412035
    This cosy renovated barn has been furnished to a good standard and offers a great base to explore the Goyt Valley and Buxton on foot, cycle or by car. It has a galleried landing over the lounge leading to a good sized bedroom and bathroom. The cottage is only a short drive from the small town of Whaley Bridge and a stone’s throw away from many walks within the Peak District National Park. Fernilee is within walking distance of both Fernilee and Erwood reservoirs and the walks start from the front door. There is also a cosy country pub within a few minutes walk offering home cooked food and a warm welcome.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge and freezer. Dining table and four chairs.
    Lounge: With flat screen TV, free sat, DVD player, Wi-fi, wood burning stove and CD/radio player.
    Additional cupboard for storage of boots and coats.
    Stairs to first floor with galleried landing

    First Floor: Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With large shower, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs for the wood burning stove provided by owner further available locally, or from the owner at a cost of £10.Parking for 2 cars. Partially enclosed garden and further patio area with garden furniture.

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  • The Old Mill Annexe

    near Hartington

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    Ref: CC412127
    With its riverside setting and surrounding Peak District countryside, this stone built annexe offers a peaceful retreat just ½ mile from the busy and popular village of Hartington. Located next door to the owner’s home, which was the local corn mill in years gone by, the beautiful gardens which surround the property still house the restored mill wheel and also offer the opportunity for fishing. Hartington itself has plentiful local amenities including pubs, cafés, a well stocked village store and even a famous cheese maker. An area popular with outdoor enthusiasts its reported to have some of the best walking and cycling in England as well as opportunities for hang-gliding and rock-climbing. Central within the National Park, a half hours drive takes you to the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, along with the popular market town of Bakewell. Matlock with its cable car to the Heights of Abraham, Ashbourne, Buxton and the fascinating plague village of Eyam are also within 30 minutes as is the UK’s premier theme park Alton Towers.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    First Floor: Lounge: With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player and Velux window.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and Velux window.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Sitting-out area with furniture. Shared lawned garden and patio. BBQ. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in the garden. No children under 12 years.

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  • Bowling Green Loft

    Peak Forest near Buxton

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    Ref: CC412049
    This cosy loft conversion is situated at the side of the owner’s property in the Derbyshire village of Peak Forest. The studio offers a pleasant living/sleeping accommodation and is set in an excellent location with great views and plenty of walks and bridleways close by. The village of Peak Forest is named after the Royal Forest of the Peak which was an open area used as a  Royal hunting park and not as you would expect an area of forest.

    First Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob and fridge
    Bedroom/Lounge Area: With TV, DVD player, free sat radio/CD player and king size bed
    Bathroom: With shower head over bath, WC, heated towel rail and wash basin

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included.Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. Bike storage.

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  • Thorneycroft -Thorneycroft Cottage

    Buxton

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    Ref: 30070

    Set in the heart of Buxton.


    Positioned in a highly sought after location in the heart of Buxton directly opposite The Pavilion Gardens, with its 23 acres of award winning beautifully maintained land, these two Victorian holiday cottages (ref 30069 and 30070) and lower ground floor holiday apartment (ref 30071), adjacent to the owner’s home, have been immaculately presented to a very good standard throughout. Parking is located directly next to the entrance to the properties and is suitable for more than 1 car. Adorned with fine fixtures and fittings, period features and beautiful antique furniture, they are an ideal base from which to explore for those looking for either a break outdoors in stunning countryside or to soak up an abundance of cultural and artistic interest. Famous for its opera house which has a spectacular auditorium, and its diverse and varied architecture, Buxton itself has a large selection of boutique and independent shops, craft and gift emporiums. There are cafés and coffee shops, pubs, bars, artisan markets, festivals and street food - and, of course, you are surrounded on three sides by the Peak District National Park. Beautiful walks can be enjoyed at Rushup Moor, and cyclists can take advantage of the Tissington Trail. Bakewell is home to the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall, Castleton has its caverns, and the National Trust’s Lyme Park, the Roaches, the Monsal Trail and even Alton Towers are all just a short distance away. Golf can be found nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with wooden floor and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard garden with patio and furniture. Shared use of part of owner’s garden and furniture. Barbecue and shared barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. MP3 connection. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 16 years.

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  • The Stables

    Barlow

    Grade
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    Ref: W42451

    Countryside location

    This charming, terraced holiday cottage decorated with contemporary flair, adjoins the owner’s property set in 17 acres of rolling countryside near the Peak District National Park. The spa town of Buxton, Bakewell and the caves around Castleton are all only a short drive away, as is the famous Chatsworth Estate with its many attractions. Visit the Heights of Abraham by cable car in Matlock Bath or walk part of the famous Pennine Way in the High Peak. For an exciting city visit Sheffield only 11 miles distant. Stabling/grazing available by arrangement (at cost). Shops 3 miles.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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