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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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  • Annie’s Meadow - Lakeside

    Offcote, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    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

  • The Stable

    Birchover, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W7290

    Village location

    This single storey cottage adjoins the owner’s home and was formerly a stable which has been carefully renovated to offer compact, yet cosy accommodation. Situated in the village of Birchover in the heart of the Peak District National Park, on a non-working farm, there is walking and hiking from the door making it a perfect base. Birchover is equi-distant from the popular market towns of Bakewell and Matlock, both having an array of shops plus leisure facilities to include swimming and golf. Chatsworth House complete with visitors’ centre and its acres of unspoilt parkland are close by for your enjoyment. Shop on campsite 150 yards (open Apr-Sep). Shop 1 mile, pub (sells basic groceries) and restaurant 30 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Shared enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Pond near property.

  • Flat 3, The Coachouse

    Wirksworth

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44139

    This characterful upstairs apartment is set in a converted vintage property, in the famous Peak District village of Wirksworth. The exposed brickwork throughout the property gives the apartment a cosy feeling, along with the exposed oak beams that frame the ceiling. The Coachouse has a quirky mezzanine floor, along with a beautifully kept enclosed courtyard garden, which is found behind the French doors in the thoughtfully coordinated and decorated bedroom.
    Wirksworth is an attractive and lively town, with an award-winning restaurant and old fashioned pubs. Come and explore its winding streets, its unique mixture of architectural styles and well established walks. In addition to the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park, there is an annual arts festival in September, community owned swimming pool and Ecclesbourne Valley Railway which is close to the property. Cromford Mill, Carsington Water, the National Stone Centre and excellent antique shops can be found in both Wirksworth itself and further afield in Ashbourne. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car. Only two miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. Wirksworth is a great location for a varied holiday and The Coachouse offers a cosy retreat in a delightful destination. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    All on first floor: Living room with beams/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with French doors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • The Old Coach House

    Whitehough, nr. Chinley

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: E5618

    Sitting snugly in a deep, cosy hollow at the foot of Eccles Pike in the hamlet of Whitehough, this 400-year-old, beautifully converted coach house offers superb holiday accommodation on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Complete with its own off road parking, well equipped and furnished to a very good standard throughout, solid oak and slate flooring, beamed ceilings, a vintage bath with rain shower and an oversized 6ft double bed (6ft 6in length) adorned with 100% cotton sheets, this cottage makes a perfect, romantic retreat for a couple. There is a range of walks available from the door and along the local canal, and Whitehough itself has two pubs offering real ales, traditional, locally sourced food and an annual 3-day beer festival attended by thousands. Outside Whitehough, Chinley, as its neighbouring village, contains a good range of shops including a newsagents, deli and an Indian restaurant. Popular tourist destinations include Lyme Park, Castleton and Buxton, which can all be easily reached in under 20 minutes. The magnificent, historic houses of Chatsworth Estate, Haddon Hall and Eyam Hall can all be reached in around half an hour, and the Midshires Way, Pennine Way and Sett Valley Trail are nearby for further walking and cycling. Golf nearby. Shop 1 mile, pub/restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with oak floor. Dining room/kitchen with oak floor. First floor: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Small book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Rear sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Hayfield View

    Hayfield near Buxton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    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. One well behaved dog welcome. Rear garden with furniture/BBQ. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars off road.

  • The Stables

    Ashford in the Water

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC412014
    This stunning stable conversion has been restored to a very high standard in the pretty village of Ashford in the Water, situated on the River Wye, one and a half miles north west of Bakewell. Its main attraction is the sheep wash bridge which is both picturesque and ancient. A short distance away from Ashford is Thornbridge Hall, a Georgian T shaped house, extensively altered in 1871. Chatsworth House and Farm are a  short drive away with fabulous views and walks, and Haddon Hall is just on the outskirts of Bakewell which is famous for its pudding. The property is in a conservation area and has lovely views across the stunning area, and has the benefit of an excellent location close to many other beautiful Derbyshire villages and towns. Monsal Head, which has great walking is a mere 1 1/2 miles away and Buxton, the famous spa town only 10 miles. The property is attached to the owners cottage and has a central location close to all the local amenities.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on one level, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance leads to...
    Open Plan Lounge/Diner: With log burning fire (initial supply of logs provided) TV, satellite and radio/CD player, table with 2 chairs.
    Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
    From the lounge leads to a beautiful..
    Bathroom: With  bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, shaver point and heated towel rail. 
    Bedroom: With double bed.

    All fuel (initial supply of logs provided), electric, bed linen and towels. Parking for 1 car off road. Enclosed patio area with furniture.

  • Merrydellside

    Blackbrook, nr. Belper

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    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. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Yew Tree Bothy

    Holymoorside, nr. Chesterfield

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    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.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owners’ laundry facilities. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children due to stream. NB: 5 steps in garden and stream in grounds.

  • The Pigsty

    Stanton, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    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.

  • Barlow Brook Cottage

    Barlow, nr. Chesterfield

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: RHHC


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

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

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

  • Silk Hill Stables

    Whaley Bridge near Buxton

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: CC412033
    Originally a much loved home rather than a holiday let Silk Hill Stables still retains its homely ambiance with many original features and great attention to detail. This spacious one bedroom stable conversion is on a working livery and offers comfortable accommodation in scenic surroundings. From the owner’s gate the famous Kinder Scout can be seen and there are many picturesque walks from the doorstep. The cottage has a pleasant covered patio area with seating and BBQ which is great for sitting outside in the long summer nights. The property has the benefit of offering livery stabling for up to 2 horses or ponies and this can be arranged direct with the owner. The cottage is very quaint with lots of characterful touches and it is only a short walk into the small town of Whaley Bridge where there are 3 dog friendly pubs which serve food.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, with electric heated radiators and multi fuel stove and comprises:
    Kitchen: With electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. Tumble dryer in walk in wardrobe/utility room.
    Lounge/Dining Area: With table and four chairs, multi-fuel stove, TV with Freeview, DVD and CD/radio player.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower over whirlpool bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Additional bag of logs and sticks available direct with owner, logs are priced at £4 per bag, coal is £8 per bag. Free Wi-fi available Parking to the side of the property for 2 cars. Fully enclosed private courtyard with 6ft fence which is 100% dog secure. Any number of well behaved dogs on leads allowed. Free use of a large outdoor arena to exercise dogs which also has a 6ft fence. Owners are able to offer a dog sitting service to guests whereby if guests wish to go out without their dogs they will supervise the dogs in the cottage, 48 hours notice is required. Transport can be arranged to pick up guests arriving via public transport, 48 hours notice is required. Storage space for bikes etc. Livery service for two horses.
    A bottle of wine and box of chocolates is supplied by the owner for each booking.

  • Thorneycroft -Thorneycroft Cottage

    Buxton

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30070

    Set in the heart of Buxton.


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

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

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

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

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