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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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  • Silk Hill Stables

    Whaley Bridge near Buxton

    Grade
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    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. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub ¼ mile

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level
    Kitchen: With electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. Tumble dryer in walk in wardrobe/utility room.
    Living/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 and toilet.

    Electric heated radiators and multi fuel stove,electricity, 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. Enclosed courtyard. Free use of a large enclosed outdoor arena to exercise dogs. Dog sitting available by prior arrangement. 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.

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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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  • Boskin Cottage

    Birchover, nr. Matlock

    Grade
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    Ref: W7376

    In the heart of the Peak District National Park

    This single storey studio flat, which adjoins the owner’s home, was formerly a stable which has been carefully renovated to offer small and compact, yet cosy holiday accommodation. Situated in the village of Birchover, in the heart of the Peak District National Park with walking and hiking direct 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/bedroom area with double bed and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. Gas cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). NB: Pond near property.

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  • The Hay Loft

    Peak Forest near Buxton

    Grade
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    Ref: CC412095
    Traditional from the outside, stylish and modern on the inside, this converted farm building is perfect for a couple looking for something a little different. A modern well equipped dining kitchen and a comfortable lounge area occupy the ground floor. From here a central staircase divides the upper floor into a spacious bathroom on one side and a bedroom on the other. An open plan layout, glass balustrade, a double whirlpool bath and solid oak bedroom furniture all combine to create a sense of chic luxury.
    The property enjoys a grassy sitting out area looking across open fields and has access to several acres of land. Set on the edge of a small village it is within walking distance of a dining pub and close to a wide choice of footpaths, including the popular Limestone Way. Cyclists too can enjoy a network of quiet lanes and traffic free trails along former railway lines.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises;
    Kitchen/Diner Area: With gas oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, washing machine
    Lounge: With Freeview TV, DVD, radio/CD/ipod dock

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed
    Bathroom: With double whirlpool bath, wash basin, leads to separate WC

    All power, bed linen and towels includedGrassy sitting out area with outdoor furniture. Access to 8 acres of open farmland (includes private access to Limestone Way). Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • The Barn Cottage

    Wormhill near Buxton

    Grade
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    Ref: CC412045
    This beautiful studio accommodation has been tastefully renovated by the owner and was the original milking parlour for Wormhill Hall Farm. It has retained some original features and is set within the owner’s grounds with stunning views out across the surrounding countryside. The Cottage is on the ground floor and has a seating area outside and is situated just across the road from the footpath to River Wye in Cheedale. It has a fabulous location and is close to many interesting walks right on the doorstep including the increasingly popular Monsal Trail. Central to all that the fabulous Peak District has to offer, the spa town of Buxton can be reached in 15 minutes. Bakewell - home to not only the Bakewell Pudding, but the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall is just 20 minutes as is the beautiful village of Castleton, famous for its dramatic caves within the stunning Hope Valley.

    Ground Floor: The property is a ground floor studio with gas central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen area: With gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Lounge area: With seating, flatscreen Freesat TV, dining table and 2 chairs and DVD player.
    Bedroom area: With king size wooden sleigh bed.
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included.Parking for 2 cars. Garden area and small paved seating area with BBQ, table and 2 chairs. Bike store.

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  • Temperance Croft

    Wadshelf near Bakewell

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    Ref: CC412010
    This cosy ground floor accommodation is set on a working farm and has fabulous views on both sides of the property across open fields. This recently renovated property is surrounded by six and a half acres of grassland where the owner keep their pedigree Suffolk sheep.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/Diner: With fitted units, table and chairs, electric oven and hob, additional gas hob, full size fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine.
    Lounge: With coal effect fire, flat screen TV , DVD, 3/4 Sofa bed (available by prior arrangement with the owner, please advise at time of booking if required) and radio/CD player
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower room: With  WC, wash basin ans shaver point.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Outside: Paved area with table and chairs beside the Lounge, also an additional garden area with six steps up to it. Private parking off road for 2 cars. Bike store. Welcome pack including home made bread and cake.Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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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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  • Thorneycroft -Thorneycroft Apartment

    Buxton

    Grade
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    Ref: 30071

    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.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden and furniture. 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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  • The Secret Cottage

    Cromford, nr. Matlock

    Grade
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    Ref: E2794

    Secluded amidst peaceful landscaped gardens and glorious countryside, with lovely views from the terrace, this romantic, attractive detached cottage is a perfect place from which to explore the many attractions of the Derbyshire Dales. Set within the grounds of the owner’s home it is only 3 miles from Matlock Bath, with its Heights of Abraham cable car rides, the High Peak Cycle Trail and Cromford Mill. Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are both 7 miles. Alton Towers 20 miles. Cycle hire, golf and riding locally. Shops, café and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared landscaped garden. Terrace, decked verandah and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No children except babes in arms. NB: Drops in garden.

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  • Swallow Barn

    near Carsington

    Grade
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    Ref: UK4023
    Swallow Barn is a spacious, semi-detached stone cottage, which is located all on the ground floor within the grounds of the owner’s home a short walk from Carsington Water. The cottage has a stunning bedroom with a beautiful wooden bed and striking oak furnishings – in keeping with its architectural design with tall ceilings and gorgeous exposed beams. The large and airy open plan living/dining room has French doors leading out to an enclosed patio.
    Although not a working farm Millfields Farm, where Swallow Barn sits, does have some friendly residents for you to meet, which include two pot bellied pigs, two Shetland ponies, geese, chickens and ducks. The property is ideally situated at the southern tip of the Peak District near the picturesque market town of Ashbourne with its quaint cobbled market place and hidden alleys to explore. Carsington Water is a mere 3-minute walk away offering superb water sports, sailing and bike hire facilities with an area devoted to wildlife along with cycle and walking trails. 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. So after a busy day exploring the beautiful area, why not open the French doors and enjoy the views over the countryside whilst sitting on the patio enjoying a BBQ on a summer day? Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    Swallow Barn can be booked together with Woodpecker Lodge (UK4022), Curlew Farm (UK4024) and Barn Owl Lodge (UK4025) to accommodate up to 23 guests.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living/dining room:
    With Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and French doors leading to patio.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed and beams.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed patio with garden furniture. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is direct access to the unfenced lake through the owner’s garden, 500 yards.

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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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  • Annie’s Meadow - Woodside

    Offcote, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
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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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