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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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  • Grooms Cottage

    Ashford-in-the-Water

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    Ref: QDX

    Situated in a particularly beautiful part of the Peak District between the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water and Monsal Dale, one of the most picturesque dales in the country, with Bakewell 2 miles and Buxton and Matlock 8 miles. This cosy, charming, detached holiday cottage is the converted groom’s quarters of the old stable block behind the owner’s own home. It is quite secluded facing away from the house onto its own enclosed garden and open fields. Superb walking, climbing, rambling country. Stately homes, Chatsworth, Hardwick Hall, Haddon Hall, well-dressing ceremonies, riding and good golf courses in the area. Horse riding is also available within 5 miles. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Fitted kitchen/dining room. Snug sitting-room with original old range fireplace. First floor: Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Velux windows. Small double bedroom. Separate dressing room.

    • Range fire - logs and coal included
    • Electricity, electricity rads throughout, bed linen and towels included
    • Electricity blanket
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Garden furniture
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Mill Race Cottage

    Bakewell

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    Ref: CC412106
    Situated in a prime location just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the historic and picturesque market town of Bakewell, this fully renovated stone cottage offers a cosy, romantic retreat. It is perfect for anyone wanting to spend quality time in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Committed ramblers to fair weather walkers can enjoy walks around the streets, sampling homemade local delights and neighbouring villages such as Ashford-in-the-Water and Rowsley, or through the spectacular limestone dales of the Monsal Trail. Bakewell itself has the River Wye running through the centre, providing opportunities for relaxing by the beautiful waterside setting, or enjoying wonderful riverside walks. It is a popular base for tourists wanting to explore the area, and is home to a multitude of historic buildings, courtyards and independent shops and cafès. As a small market town, Bakewells market day is every Monday, with an additional farmers market held on the last Saturday of the month. Other key annual events include the popular Bakewell Show, Well Dressings, Carnival Week, Bakewell Arts Festival and the Bakewell Music Festival. The magnificent historic houses of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House can be reached within 15 minutes’. The major cities of Sheffield, Derby and Manchester can be reached in around an hour. Matlock, 15 minutes and Chesterfield and Buxton in half an hour. Shop 350 yards, pub 350 yards and restaurant 170 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living/dining room: Beamed with oak floor, electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD, radio and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: Beamed with tiled floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Beamed with super king size bed and en-suite shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request. Small courtyard with patio and furniture. Parking permit for 1 car.

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  • Sweet Knoll Cottage

    Peak Forest, Buxton

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    Ref: REE3


    Enjoying a delightful , elevated position, off a single track lane above the village of Peak Forest, this beautiful, cosy cottage has stunning, unrivalled views over the surrounding countryside. Adjoining the owners’ property, it has been furnished to a high standard throughout and has a heavily beamed interior. A perfect base from which to explore the Peak District either by foot, car, or even horse with stabling available on site. One of the deepest Peak potholes, Eldon Hole, lies close by, as does the ACTORS Donkey Sanctuary supported by many thespians. Nearby, the historical village of Eyam, made famous by the outbreak of the plague, is home to a museum on local history and the plague inparticular. Castleton is 4 miles, whilst the Chestnut Centre, famous for its otters and deer, Bakewell, Chatsworth House, Buxton and Matlock Bath are within easy reach. Shop 4 miles, pub less than 1 mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with electric cast-iron woodburner and stone floor. Farmhouse-style kitchen area with breakfast bar and stone floor. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Most rooms heavily beamed.

    • Electricity cast-iron woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels and bath robes included
    • Satellite TV
    • Microwave
    • 24 hr laundry service (by arrangement)
    • Wi-fi
    • Small folly patio with furniture
    • Shared 10-acre grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Stables available on site (by arrangement)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Fenced pond in grounds

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  • Ruby Cottage

    Longnor near Buxton

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    Ref: CC412032
    Ruby Cottage is a renovated one bedroom cottage, located in an elevated position in the quaint village of Longnor close to the popular spa town of Buxton. The village is well equipped with local stores, pubs, post office and craft centre. There are many stunning walks right from the doorstep and the property has the benefit of being close to many interesting Derbyshire towns and villages. This ancient village is set in lovely moorland countryside, six miles to the southeast of Buxton. The River Dove flows to the north, the River Manfold to the south and large numbers of visitors came here to explore the upper reaches of these two famous valleys and the rugged scenery that surrounds them.

    Ground Floor: Property has full central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 26" flat screen TV, Free view, DVD player, wood burning stove and CD/radio player. Dining table and 4 chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer dryer and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Landing/Seating Area: With seating
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail, shaver point and full under floor heating

    All fuel for the background heating, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request.  Wifi internet access available.  Coin operated pay phone provided (mobile phone reception is poor in this area).
    COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLE OF WINE AND A SMALL WELCOME PACK OF TREATS.On street parking available. Enclosed south facing front garden with furniture and partially enclosed rear garden. The first basket of logs and sticks is provided, further supplies can be obtained through the owner at £3.50 per basket.

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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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  • Goose Green Cottage

    Baslow, near Bakewell

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    Ref: UK4008
    Goose Green Cottage is a quaint, cosy, terraced cottage, with wonderful original features such as exposed stone walls, beams and feature stone fireplace. Georgian in design, the cottage has low doorways and narrow stairs offering unique charm and character, all spread out over three floors. Outside, the gritstone building has a fabulous castellated façade and can be found in the pretty area of Baslow, known as Nether End. The nearby narrow packhorse bridge provides a footpath with direct walking access to Chatsworth House. As a relatively large village within the heart of the Peak District National Park, Baslow benefits from convenient local amenities, including a selection of good, local pubs serving food, restaurants, one of which is Michelin starred, a post office and a cafe. As the first and largest National Park, the Peak District offers country lovers everything, from dramatic moorland and limestone crags, to soft rolling hills and wooded valleys. Whether it be Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Castleton’s many caves or riding the cable cars at The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, there is something for all ages. Pretty unspoilt towns and villages are within easy reach, such as the popular market town of Bakewell, the fascinating plague village of Eyam, or the spa town of Buxton with its fabulous opera house. If walking is your passion, you couldn’t be in a better place with Baslow being surrounded by magnificent countryside and excellent walking routes in all directions. Shop 2½ miles, pub 50 yards and restaurant ¾ miles.

    Ground Floor: Dining room: With gas coal-effect fire.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Steep, narrow stairs to...

    First Floor: Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Steep, narrow stairs to...

    Second Floor: Bedroom: With double bed, beams and en-suite toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Parking permit for 1 car included. No smoking. Please note: The property has low doorways and has steep and narrow stairs.

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  • Ashford Cottage

    Over Haddon near Bakewell

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    Ref: CC412123
    Ashford Cottage is one of six converted former farm buildings which are set around a courtyard on a traditional working family farm near Over Haddon, Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Benefiting from an elevated position the location offers superb panoramic countryside views across the stunning Peak District scenery and an abundance of walks direct from the door, with further opportunities nearby for cycling, horse riding and rock climbing. Sleeping two people the cottage can be booked independently or together with the others on the site, making it perfect for couples, families, or larger groups with children (and grown ups!).

    Over Haddon itself is a quaint Peak District village which offers a traditional 19th Century pub and award-winning café, and makes a perfect base to explore the spectacular limestone dales of the beautiful Lathkill Dale. In addition the high quality independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants of the popular historic market town of Bakewell can be easily reached in around five minutes. Baslow, 4 miles from Bakewell, is home to the exceptional Chatsworth House and gardens or visit the medieval manor house of Haddon Hall. You can also join the traffic free Monsal Trail for walking or cycling. Nearby Peak District villages include Ashford in the Water and Rowsley and you can reach the spa town of Buxton, Castleton with its caves, Matlock and Carsington Water in around half an hour. The UK’s premier theme park Alton Towers is around a 45 minute drive.

    Ashford Cottage can be booked together with Brendan Cottage (CC412119), Haddon Cottage (CC412120), Lathkill Barn (CC412121), Monsal Cottage (CC412122) and Wragg Barn (CC412118) to accommodate up to 23 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots and a highchair available on request. Shared external utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-Fi. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Lampton Cottage

    Longnor near Buxton

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    Ref: CC412076
    Built in 1774, Lampton Cottage is a traditional three storey, Grade II listed property set in the heart of Longnor within the Peak District National Park. Charmingly located on potentially the oldest cobbled street in Longnor, the cottage is stone built and typical in design, with cosy rooms and steep narrow stairs. Longnor itself is a pretty village with a bustling market square which is just a stones throw from the cottage and is home to the local village shop, pubs and other amenities. Interestingly you can also embark on a tour of the village from here and discover several hidden alleyways and passages.
    An excellent base from which to explore the Peak District National Park, there are many stunning walks right from the door with both the Tissington and High Peak trails close by. Nearby Peak District towns and villages include the popular spa town of Buxton, complete with botanical gardens, opera house and diverse architecture which is just 15 minutes away. Bakewell and the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall are easily reachable in around 30 minutes, as are the famous caves of Blue John and Speedwell in the beautiful honeypot village of Castleton. In the summer months, the traditional heritage custom of Well Dressings can be seen in many surrounding villages such as the intriguing plague village of Eyam (30 mins), Hartington (15 mins), most famous for its cheese, and Hayfield, as featured in BBC’s drama ‘The Village’ (30 mins).

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and table with four chairs.
    Steep narrow stairs to...

    First Floor: Lounge: With flat screen HD ready TV with Free view and built in DVD player, radio/CD player and electric log burner effect heater.
    Steep narrow stairs to...

    Second Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Wet Room: With shower, toilet and shaver point.

    All background heating, power, towels and bed linen included.On road parking.

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  • Fairy Cottage

    Edale

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    Ref: 11873
    This detached holiday property is situated at the heart of Grindsbrook Booth, which forms the village of Edale, which is just 50 yards from the start of the Pennine Way. Fairy Cottage has a characterful interior, with old beams, tiled floors and rugs, and a charming galleried bedroom. There are views through the glazed original cartway across the surrounding orchard to open country.The village railway station serves the Hope Valley, Manchester and Sheffield. Mam Tor, Kinder Scout, the cave village of Castleton and the ’White Peak’ dales are within an easy driving distance. There is horse riding within a 5 mile drive. Shop and pub 50 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    First Floor: 1 galleried double bedroom with beams.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio. Parking (1 car). Smoking permitted. Please note: Couples only.

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  • Bowling Green Loft

    Peak Forest near Buxton

    Grade
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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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  • The Cow Shed

    Wormhill, near Buxton

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    Ref: 19520
    This pretty detached barn conversion has been sympathetically converted and furnished to a very good standard. There is also a fruit and vegetable garden for guests’ use (in season). Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home in this small hamlet, just a mile from Millers Dale and 3 miles from the popular villages of Tideswell and Peak Forest. The spa town of Buxton is less than 5 miles with other numerous places of interest within 10 miles including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Eyam and Castleton, famous for its dramatic caves and Peveril Castle. A perfect holiday retreat with horse riding and golf within 5 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor. 3 steps up to...
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker and microwave.
    Bedroom area: With double bed.
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Freezer in outbuilding. 24hr laundry service available. Small lawn with sitting-out area and BBQ. Fruit and vegetable garden for guests’ use (in season). Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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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. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles

    Ground Floor: Kitchen/Diner: With electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge and freezer.
    Lounge: With woodburning stove, flat screen TV, free sat, DVD player 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 shower, toilet, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    Electric heating, fuel, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.Partially enclosed garden and further patio area with garden furniture. Parking for 2 cars.

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