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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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  • Cornstore Cottage

    Whatstandwell, nr. Matlock

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    Ref: E5204

    This detached barn conversion combines beams and character with contemporary furnishings to be a cosy and romantic hideaway set adjacent to sheep pasture and peaceful woodland yet only 300 yards from the licensed village tea room on the banks of the River Derwent. The Derwent Valley Heritage Site offers local history attractions and within 5 miles are the delights of the Heights of Abraham cable car and caverns, mining museum in Matlock Bath, Crich Tramway Museum, cycle hire on the High Peak Trail and lovely Lea Gardens, and within 10 miles Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Kedleston House (NT), Carsington Lake Watersports centre and the bustling market town of Bakewell. Alton Towers is a 45 minute drive. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams. Narrow, spiral stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Drops from patio.

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  • The Cow Shed

    Wormhill, nr. 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 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: 3 steps up to living/dining room/kitchen with double bed and wooden floors. Wet room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. 24hr laundry service. Freezer in outbuilding. Wi-fi. Small lawn with sitting-out area. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Annie’s Meadow - Woodside

    Offcote, nr. Ashbourne

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    Ref: REEN

    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.

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

    • Full central heating by ground source heat pump (underfloor in wet room)
    • Shared laundry room with washer/dryer
    • Enclosed patio with furniture
    • Wheelchair access

    • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 Croft

    Little Bolehill near Wirksworth

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    Ref: CC418017
    This rural retreat for two is down a quiet country lane and offers an architect - designed barn conversion with stunning views from the balcony onto the quaint town of Wirksworth in the Ecclesbourne Valley. A cosy studio , this conversion has a wood burning stove and under floor heating. Twenty minutes walk takes you into Wirksworth for shops, restaurants and take aways. Five minutes walk up the hill offers a friendly local pub serving home cooked food.
    The Croft is a 300 year old former cow house and barn, now saved from collapse by the previous owner and renewed as a comfy holiday home. The property is on two floors; downstairs a dining kitchen and well appointed shower room, and upstairs a living area with a wood burning stove and double futon bed/ sofa. Perhaps its most interesting feature is the galvanised steel quadrant- shaped balcony, where guests can sit and have an alfresco drink whilst watching the sun go down, sitting at the bistro style table and chairs. The Croft is situated along a secluded, quiet country lane cul de sac. It has its own private parking space and is totally separate from the owner’s house which is nearby. There is a wonderful variety of wildlife here and at dusk tawny owls are often seen, along with badgers and foxes.

    Ground Floor: Property has under floor and oil filled radiators and comprises:
    Kitchen/Diner: With table and chairs, electric halogen rings, combination microwave oven and fridge with ice box.
    Shower Room: With WC, wash basin, shower and shaver point.
    Spiral wooden staircase leads to.....

    First Floor: Studio Lounge/Bedroom Area: With futon/sofa bed, flat screen TV, DVD, wood burning stove, free view and radio/CD player

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. First bag of logs and sticks included, further available from owner at £5 per bag.Parking bay for 1 car. Use of balcony with table two chairs and barbecue.

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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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  • 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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  • Yew Tree Bothy

    Holymoorside, near Chesterfield

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    Ref: 26697
    Yew Tree Bothy, which forms part of the owners’ home, provides small but comfortable holiday accommodation which is ideally located on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Surrounded by 30 acres of land, the property has its own sitting-out area from which to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding area. The village of Holymoorside has 2 pubs, 3 churches and a small local shop; a wider range of amenities can be found in Chesterfield which is 3½ miles away. The Chatsworth House estate is just 7 miles away. Golf and horse riding within 5 miles. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 500 yards.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With tiled floor.
    Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Use of owners’ laundry facilities. Welcome pack.Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children. There are 5 steps in garden and a stream in grounds.

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  • Priestfield Grange - Willow Cottage

    Old Brampton, nr. Bakewell

    Grade
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    Ref: 13864

    National Accessibility Scheme Category 1

    Delightful adjoining holiday cottages with lattice French windows. Chestnut Cottage opening on to a south facing patio and ornamental garden, Willow Cottage to a patio and lawned garden. Situated close to owner’s country house and small estate on the rising hills of the Eastern Park between Chatsworth and Chesterfield. Easy access. Relax in tranquility or walk from the door over surrounding grassland to Linacre Reservoirs and Nature Trails. Moors, escarpments, panoramic views 3 minutes away. Short drive to Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick; historic market towns of Chesterfield and Bakewell; Matlock Bath. Riding, golf, fishing and modern sports centre - 3 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. External payphone. Separate garden and furniture. Patio. Open parkland. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Briars

    Oakerthorpe, nr. Alfreton

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    Ref: 30865


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

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

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

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