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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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  • Leghs Main

    Cockyard near Chapel-en-le-Frith

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    Ref: CC412075
    This fully renovated cottage dates back to the 1800’s and exudes a warm and cosy feel. Designed with an open plan living space complete with many modern day appliances, and a light and airy bedroom which benefits from a good sized en-suite bath / shower room. .

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With log effect electric fire, 32" flat screen TV, DVD player, Freesat, ipod docking unit and radio/CD player. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, table and chairs.
    Under stairs Cupboard: With coat/boot storage.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin
     

    All heating, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request.Enclosed garden area with garden furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for one car and further parking on quiet lane in front of the property. Additional storage for cycles.

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  • Hayfield View

    Hayfield near Buxton

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    Ref: CC412060
    Set within the owners’ grounds, with an enclosed garden area and private entrance, this recently renovated studio has stunning views over Hayfield and the surrounding countryside while being only a short walk from the door of the Kinder Scout plateau. The studio occupies the upper part of a converted stone building and offers an open plan living space complete with a fully equipped kitchen/diner, a lounge area, and a cast iron double bed. There is a separate en suite with WC, shower and wash basin. There is parking for two cars and the owner will accept one well behaved pet.

    This property can be booked together with Hayfield View Camping Barn (CC414006) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance and storage cupboard. 

    First Floor: Studio Area: With sofa, flat screen TV with DVD and free view, radio/CD player, breakfast bar with stools, a gas oven and hob, fridge with ice box and a toaster, kettle and microwave. Double bed.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All heating, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi.Rear garden with furniture/BBQ. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars off road.

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  • Annie’s Meadow - Lakeside

    Offcote, nr. Ashbourne

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    Ref: REEM

    Annie’s Meadow has three stunning properties set in 6 acres of parkland which include a fishing lake, unspoilt woodland and daffodil paddock with fantastic views across and down the valley. Enjoying peaceful surroundings, these comfortable holiday homes provide the ideal base for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park. Single-storey Meadowside (ref REEO) is detached, whilst Woodside (ref REEN) and Lakeside (ref REEM) are ground floor and first floor wings of the same larger property. The area is popular with walkers and many walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Other activities available locally include cycling, horse riding, climbing, canoeing and water sports. Fishing in the private carp lake (for guests’ use only) and trout stream is available by arrangement with the owner (please note that no equipment is provided and barbless hooks are necessary). It is also a birdwatcher’s paradise with many species of waterfowl flying in and out of the parkland at various times of the year. Other species of birds include oystercatchers, heron, cormorants, owls, kestrels, woodpecker and even the occasional red kite flying over and a yearly visit from swans. Each property has its own seating area and there is seating all around the grounds from which to enjoy the scenery. Lakeside (ref REEM) also has use of the summerhouse. Located in the small parish of Offcote, the barns are just 2½ miles away from the market town of Ashbourne, which, apart from its historic buildings and cobbled market place, offers a good selection of shops and cafés. Other places of interest within driving distance include Chatsworth House, Carsington Water, Alton Towers, Churnet Valley Steam Railway and Bakewell, as well as NT attractions such as Kedleston Hall (9 miles), Dovedale which is great for walkers (7 miles), Haddon Hall and Sudbury Hall. Shop and restaurant 3½ miles, pub 2 miles.

    First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with oak floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Full central heating by ground source heat pump
    • Shared laundry room with washer/dryer
    • Patio
    • Summerhouse with enclosed patio.

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared 6-acre natural and landscaped woodland grounds with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Carp and trout fishing by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 16 yrs
    • NB: Unfenced lake and unfenced stream in grounds

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  • The Pigsty

    Stanton, near Ashbourne

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    Ref: 30401
    This pigsty was converted in the Spring of 2015 and now offers holiday accommodation for two. It stands on the edge of a wildflower meadow, created with help from the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. There are extensive views over four counties and the Weaver Hills. It is located in the conservation village of Stanton, just 3 miles from the historic town of Ashbourne and 2 miles from the southern edge of the Peak District. This is a snug retreat for all seasons. The peaceful surroundings are ideally suited to walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists and all who love the countryside. Cycle hire is available nearby.
    Ashbourne retains many small, privately owned shops, including antiques. There is a wide choice of cafés, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.
    The southern Peak Park has many attractions - beautiful Dovedale, the spa town of Buxton, Matlock and the Heights of Abraham. Lesser known Leek, the "Queen of the Moorlands", has a lengthy history, with a number of old and interesting buildings. The Nicholson Institute houses a museum and art gallery.
    Within easy reach of Stanton are Cheadle, with its magnificent Pugin Church, for the more adventurous, outdoor activities at Carsington Water, and for excitement Alton Towers. Further afield are many places of interest, including Bolsover Castle, Calke Abbey, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Old Hall, Kedleston Hall and Shugborough. For those interested in our industrial heritage, there are pottery museums in Stoke and Derby, Arkwrights Mill at Cromford and The Silk Museum in Macclesfield. Shop 3 miles, pub serving food 2 miles.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.
    Cupboard: With washing machine.
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    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Lounge: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Welcome pack.Lawned area with terrace, patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Ashton Cottage

    Chinley

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    Ref: 17501
    This attractive, 18th-century property is situated in the High Peak and is surrounded by stunning views of Combs Moss and South Head. Accessed by exterior stone steps, this apartment adjoins the owner’s home, which is located on a quiet country lane. Comfortably furnished with its own small garden, it is a perfect holiday base for those who enjoy rambling with superb walks literally from your doorstep. Close to many of the attractions the Peak Park has to offer, including caving at Castleton and Buxton. Bakewell and Chatsworth House are an easy drive. Riding nearby. Direct rail access to Manchester from Chinley. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    First Floor: 14 steps to entrance. Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer.

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  • Marl Farm

    High Peak

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    Ref: 23363
    This pretty traditional cottage (ref 23363) and farmhouse (ref 24515), with scenic views, are perfectly situated on the owners’ working farm on the main road between Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith. Situated just 1 mile from the village of Hayfield, a popular base for a holiday exploring the Sett Valley Trail, walking the Kinder Scout, the caverns around Castleton, the plague village of Eyam, Edale, Hope, Chatsworth House, Haddon and Lyme Halls. Buxton, Bakewell, Glossop and Holmfirth are all an easy drive, as is Manchester with its excellent shopping. Golf and horse riding can also be found nearby. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor: Living room with beams and slate floor. Dining room with beams/kitchen with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. Open tread, spiral stairs to...

    First Floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. F/freezer. Wi-fi.Gravelled sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Smoking permitted. Two pets welcome at £25pppw, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country).

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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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  • Hopscotch Corner

    Hackney near Matlock

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    Ref: CC418045
    Ever imagined staying in school over night when you were little day-dreaming in class, well at Hopscotch Corner, you can! Originally the local village school, this quirky property used to be the offices and classroom.
    Although this house has been skilfully converted to give you all the mod cons, including a sleek kitchen and beautifully fitted bathroom, efforts were taken to preserve the look and feel of the building’s original purpose and features such as the characterful open-grate arts and crafts fireplace, and the open veranda corridor that runs along the front of the building.
    Hopscotch Corner is set in one of the most stunning parts of the Peak District. The closest attractions are Matlock and Matlock Bath, giving the opportunity to explore the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s Kingdom accessed via cable car, and offering spectacular views of the Derwent Valley. From here you can tour the network of caverns and passageways, or walk over 60 acres of woodland hillside. This is an ideal base from which to explore the region’s attractions, including the magnificent stately homes; the beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are an absolute must see. Visit the picturesque villages of Bakewell and Ashover, Cardale in TV’s ‘Peak Practice’, both close by. Excellent walking can be found from the doorstep, plus activities at Carsington Water, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and cycling, plus excellent birdwatching in the surrounding areas.
    If you have any energy left after a wonderful day exploring, why not go into the playground and enjoy a game of, yes you guessed it, Hopscotch!

    This property can be booked together with Abacus House (CC418041) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Spacious with Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: Spacious with electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

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

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi.Shared sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Wee House on the Hill

    Wirksworth, nr. Matlock

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    Ref: RHHA


    The Wee House on the Hill is a gorgeous detached cottage set in the lovely location of Wirksworth. It is an 18th-century cottage with stunning views across the rooftops, surrounding countryside and historic buildings of the bustling cosmopolitan market town. The cottage has been lovingly restored to the very highest standards to include all the modern day facilities to make a stay one to never forget. It has been thoughtfully renovated by the owners, who have put love and attention to detail into making The Wee House a real gem. With a warm inviting feel the open-plan kitchen and living area enjoys a wood-burning stove to snuggle up in front of after a day exploring, whilst the upstairs has a luxurious feel with its open, light and calming bedroom and bathroom. The area around The Wee House has the feel of a Cornish fishing village – a random patchwork of houses and gardens removed from traffic and noise. The Wee House is peaceful, quiet and has an ‘away from it all’ feel, yet it is only a short amble down the hill to the quirky boutique shops and independent eateries below. It is great for a relaxing break away or an ideal place from which to set off on adventures in the surrounding peaks; you can walk and cycle from the door.

    Wirksworth offers visitors a funky independent cinema, a weekly market and a monthly farmers’ market. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient ’jitties’ and courtyards of the Puzzle Gardens, along with the heritage centre and the delightful surrounding countryside including nearby Carsington Water, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is great walking all around. Well dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival, and the annual September arts festival attracts international performers of every kind. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car, the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver’s Kingdom. Only two miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Open plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned courtyard with furniture
    • Roadside parking

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  • Chestnut Farm - The Dairy

    Uppertown, Bonsall

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    Ref: 23741

    Scenic location

    Chestnut Farm, a 17th century Derbyshire farm, longbarn and dairy have been sympathetically converted into five individual properties that combine modern comfort with the distinctive construction methods of the era. Set within 1¼ acres of courtyard and grounds, the farm looks out over the undisputed beauty of the Peak District National Park, and yet is less than 15 minutes to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Retaining many original features including beams and exposed stone walls, each cottage offers individual holiday accommodation, welcoming couples or large family parties who may wish to book several cottages together. Situated in Uppertown, just above the village of Bonsall, high above the wooded ’Via Gellia’ gorge, it is ideal for walkers with the Limestone Way passing immediately alongside the farm. Matlock is 10 minutes away with supermarket, bus and rail, and a steam train up the Derwent Valley. The lively town of Matlock Bath, approximately 2½ miles by car or walk through woodland, has a mining museum, Abraham Cable Cars and Gullivers Kingdom. All the scenic delights of the Peak District are a short drive including Carsington Water, High Peak Trail, Dovedale and the Manifold Valley. The market towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne are all within a half hour drive along with Chatsworth House, Haddon Halla and the Crich Tramway Village all a similar drive. Alton Towers and the Potteries are well worth the drive. Shop 100 yards, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Beams and tiled floor throughout.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Courtyard with sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). One pet welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times).

    All properties: Gas central heating, underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Shared playing field. No smoking.

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  • The Old Cobblers Cottage

    Bakewell

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    Ref: CC412092
    Tucked away in quiet corner of Bakewell, yet within a minutes walk of all the town’s facilities, this little cottage has been styled by its interior designer owner in a luxury vintage style. Combining traditional comforts such as a cosy log burning stove with sumptuous furnishings, pretty touches and a modern well equipped kitchen, this offers the perfect mix of old and new. Stay here for a short break throughout the year or a longer holiday to explore the surrounding Peak District countryside.

    Ground Floor: Property has an electric central heating system (easy thermostatic control) and comprises;
    Kitchen/Lounge/Diner: With wood burner, electric hob and cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge with ice box. Lounge area with Freeview TV, DVD player, comfy seating and dining table.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Shower Room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.On road parking with supplied permit. Cycle store.

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  • The Bothy

    Stretton, nr. Alfreton

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    Ref: 29764


    This semi-detached, single-storey converted barn, which has its own enclosed garden, sits in the grounds of the owner’s farm, just outside the village of Stretton. Offering open-plan studio accommodation, this makes an ideal holiday base for couples to explore the many attractions of the surrounding area. For days out, try a visit to Matlock Bath and the Heights of Abraham, 4 miles, or the stately homes of Chatsworth House and Haddon House, both only 8 miles. A little further afield is the spa town of Buxton in the centre of the Peak District National Park, where activities abound, including walking, cycling, climbing, angling or, for the more adventurous, pot-holing or paragliding. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shop ½ mile, pub ¼ mile and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area/3 steps to kitchen/bedroom area with double bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV/DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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