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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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  • The Pigsty

    Stanton, nr. 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.


    The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.
    Cupboard: With washing machine.
    One step to...
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Lounge: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.


    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.
    Lawned area with terrace, patio and furniture. Bike store. Parking for two cars.
    No smoking.

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  • Green Farm - Green Farm Cottage

    Hognaston, nr. Ashbourne

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    Ref: RPP6

    These attractive stone holiday cottages enjoy their own driveways and pretty, lawned gardens. Green Farm Cottage, (ref RPP6), adjoins the owners’ 17th-century farmhouse, and Green Farm Stables (ref RFFQ), stands detached. Tucked away down a little lane, they lie 500 yards from the heart of the attractive old village of Hognaston, which stands on a hillside overlooked by Hognaston Wynn. Many houses in the village date back to the 17th and 18th century, as does the pub. Within walking distance is beautiful Carsington Water, offering superb water sports, sailing and bike hire facilities with an area devoted to wildlife along with cycle and walking trails. Located on the edge of the Peak District, the cottages are just 4 miles from the picturesque market town of Ashbourne known as the ‘Gateway to Dovedale’. Other places to visit nearby include Bakewell, Matlock Bath, Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House and Keddleston Hall, as well as other National Trust and English Heritage properties. It is only a short drive to Dovedale and the other lovely dales of the limestone White Peak District, which offers great walking. A little further afield, visit Alton Towers theme park for a great day out for both adults and children alike, who will also enjoy Go Ape at Buxton. Why not spend a more relaxing day at the potteries in Stoke. Shop 2 miles, pub 500 yards.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Galley-style kitchen with tiled floor. Rear hall/boot room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form twin beds) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Radio/CD
    • 2-ring hob
    • Freezer (on request)
    • Parking (for 1 car)

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Large, lawned, mature cottage garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared 5-acre grounds
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced brook and two steps in grounds

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  • Merrydellside

    Blackbrook, nr. Belper

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    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. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • Netherhall Cottage

    Hope

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    Ref: CC416025
    Located in the highly sought after Peak District village of Hope, in the heart of the stunning Hope Valley, Netherhall Cottage can be found surrounded by some of the best walking and outdoor activities in the country. Dating back to the 1700’s, the cottage itself is Grade II listed and named after an old manor house that it was built on the site of, with some of the old stonework forming part of the building. The surrounding area offers spectacular views of the surrounding Hope Valley scenery, which stretches from the popular village of Castleton all the way to Hathersage, home to a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Hope has a selection of cafes, pubs and shops and is perfectly placed for action-packed activities such as caving and climbing, or a quiet relaxing countryside break with great walks offered direct from the doorstep. You can choose to soak up the atmosphere of other wonderful Peak District towns and villages nearby, such as the heritage of Buxton, hidden caves at Castleton, or the pretty village of Edale, the start of the Pennine Way. Some of Britain’s finest country houses including Chatsworth Estate, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park are also easily accessible. Alton Towers and Carsington Water can both be reached in around an hour, and for those wanting to give their cars a rest or indulge in some retail therapy, Hope has a train station with regular services to both Sheffield and Manchester as well as the other villages within the Hope Valley area. Shops, Pub and restaurants ½ mile

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space.
    Living area: With electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, radio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge and freezer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With exposed feature beam, king size bed and TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Use of owner’s washing machine next door. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Elm Cottage

    Alstonefield, nr. Ashbourne

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    Ref: 27055

    Wonderful rural setting

    Walkers paradise

    Situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park with stunning views of the open countryside and located just inside Staffordshire, with the Derbyshire border being immediately to the east of the village, following the course of the River Dove and its splendid dramatic scenery this area has to offer with its crags, caves and spires, the the gentle rolling hills with its wild flowers and woodland gorge. Enjoy the 3-mile walk and tread the Victorian stepping stones across the River Dove and explore this unique and wonderful valley at Dovedale. The charming village of Hartington is a popular tourist area with good pubs and tea rooms offering cream tea and scones. 4 miles away is the village of Tissington with its Jacobean hall. The 13-mile long Tissington Trail is where cycles can be hired or perhaps a walk for the more energetic! Carsington Water is 14 miles away, where sailing and watersports are available. Enjoy Alton Towers for a fun day for the kids, or for the adults with the lovely gardens. Spend a day at Chatsworth House and its stunning 1000-acre estate along with medieval Haddon Hall, both near the lovely old market town of Bakewell. Spend an evening at the Buxton Opera House or stroll the pavilion gardens and river and listen to the music that is often playing from underneath the Victorian bandstand. Golf can be found at Ashbourne or Buxton. All properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 25 guests. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Cycle store. Welcome pack.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room (at cost) with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer (basic provisions). Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at £5per week. Shared lawned garden with patio. Shared 5-acre grounds and picnic tables. Barbecue. Outdoor children’s play area with swings, playhouse, slide and a large area for ball games. Stabling by arrangement. Ample parking. Two pets welcome ( to be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking. NB: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

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  • The Bothy

    Stretton, nr. Alfreton

    Grade
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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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  • 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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  • Acorn Cottage

    Bonsall

    Grade
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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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  • Calico Cottage

    Hope, nr. Castleton

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    Ref: E3657

    Enjoying panoramic views and superb quality furnishings this premium quality cottage is beautifully decorated throughout in smart contemporary style with a 32in TV in the living room and a DVD with cinema surround sound. The romantic double bedroom features a draped bed and a 24in TV. Two bicycles are also available to guests. Set on a peaceful, non working Peak District farm, adjacent to National Trust land, it is just 0.5 miles from a dining pub and 1 mile from village shops, three pubs and three café’s and restaurant. Castleton Caverns, and castle 2 miles. Chatsworth, Buxton and Bakewell within 12 miles. Fly fishing 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Open-sided stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Two patios and furniture. Chiminea. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Annie’s Meadow - Lakeside

    Offcote, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
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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 Stables

    Barlow

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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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