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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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  • Toll Barn Cottage

    Fernilee, Goyt Valley

    Grade
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    Ref: CC412035
    This cosy renovated barn has been furnished to a good standard and offers a great base to explore the Goyt Valley and Buxton on foot, cycle or by car. It has a galleried landing over the lounge leading to a good sized bedroom and bathroom. The cottage is only a short drive from the small town of Whaley Bridge and a stone’s throw away from many walks within the Peak District National Park. Fernilee is within walking distance of both Fernilee and Erwood reservoirs and the walks start from the front door. There is also a cosy country pub within a few minutes walk offering home cooked food and a warm welcome. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles

    Ground Floor: Kitchen/Diner: With electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge and freezer.
    Lounge: With woodburning stove, flat screen TV, free sat, DVD player and CD/radio player.
    Additional cupboard for storage of boots and coats.
    Stairs to first floor with galleried landing

    First Floor: Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower, toilet, heated towel rail and shaver point.

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

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  • The Dairy

    Uppertown, Bonsall

    Grade
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    Ref: 23741
    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.

    Ground Floor: 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. Gas central heating, underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher.Courtyard with sitting-out area. Shared playing field. Parking (1 car). One pet welcome at £25pw (to be kept on a lead at all times). No smoking.

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  • Flat 3, The Coachouse

    Wirksworth

    Grade
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    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.

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  • Goose Green Cottage

    Baslow, near Bakewell

    Grade
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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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  • Dale Cottage

    Hartington near Bakewell

    Grade
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    Ref: CC412079
    This original Quarry workers cottage dates back to 1860 and offers cosy, comfortable accommodation. The property is located on the B5054 just 200 yards from the village centre where there are a number of shops, pubs, gift and coffee shops. There is a popular cheese shop, previously selling the famous Hartington stilton cheese, but now sells many different cheeses from the surrounding counties. Within a short walk from the cottage is Beresford Dale, Biggin and Wolfscote Dale. A short drive will take you to Dovedale, Mill Dale and Lathkill Dale all truly spectaular locations within the Peak, and there are both cycle routes and bridle paths to explore, including the Tissington and High Peak Trails.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge:With flat screen TV with built in DVD player and free view, electric coal effect fire and table and three chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine.
    Bathroom: With shower bath, WC, wash basin, heated  towel rail and shaver point.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed accessed from one side.
    Day Room: With day bed and door leading to patio area with table and two chairs.

    All background heating, power, towels and bed linen included. Off road parking for 1 car.Parking space is located on the opposite side of the road to the cottage (If you need to turn car round when locating the car park, either follow road to village or the junction going out of the village to turn round. Please do not use neighbours drive ways)

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  • School Farm Cottage

    Chelmorton, near Buxton

    Grade
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    Ref: 16404
    This pretty 18th-century cottage adjoining the owner’s home is situated in the quiet village of Chelmorton, one of the attractive Derbyshire’s White Peak hamlets, deep in the National Park between Buxton and Bakewell. With its own small garden, it provides the ideal holiday base for a couple to visit and tour all the Peak District attractions and areas of beautiful scenery, with excellent walks from the village. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are both an easy drive. Golf and horse riding can both be found within 5 miles of the property. Shop 5 miles, pub 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With DVD player and beams.
    Dining room/kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed, beams and sloping ceiling.
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Small enclosed garden with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. Smoking permitted. Please note: No babies.

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  • Annie’s Meadow - Woodside

    Offcote, near 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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  • Sweet Knoll Cottage

    Peak Forest, Buxton

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    Ref: REE3


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

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

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

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  • The Old Vicarage

    Curbar, near Bakewell

    Grade
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    Ref: UK4029
    What were once the servants quarters of the adjoining Victorian Vicarage, has now been fully transformed into this wonderful holiday cottage complete with own private garden. The utility room is conveniently located on the lower ground floor which is accessed via an oak staircase. It is located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, in the peaceful village of Curbar. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fine walking along the top of Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge and Baslow Edge, from which fabulous far reaching views are the reward. Just 2 minutes’ walk from the property is the convenience of a fine local pub serving food, with Eyam and the slightly larger village of Baslow, which is home to a good selection of local amenities, both just 5 minutes by car. The hugely popular market town of Bakewell is around a 15-minute drive, as is the magnificent Chatsworth House, which the energetic can also access by foot from Baslow. The wonderful gothic Haddon Hall can be reached in around a 20-minute drive, and a whole host of other Peak District towns and villages including Buxton, Castleton, Hathersage and Matlock are available within half an hour. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: 22 steps to entrance.
    Living/dining room: With gas fire, Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Small lawned garden with raised decked area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Coachmans Cottage

    Fernilee, near Whaley Bridge

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    Ref: UK4014
    Set over three floors and next to a trickling stream, this beautifully unique, detached property boasts spectacular views over the countryside, and is in a truly private location with a stunning outside space complete with canopied hot tub. Approached by its own private drive, it has a sweeping run of stone steps leading to a spacious decked area with seating, from where sightings of wild deer can often be seen in the early hours. The owners live close by, and direct access from the top floor of the property takes you to the contemporary bedroom, and the middle floor offers cosy living space that’s enhanced by a wood burner.


    Nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Fernilee within the Peak District National Park, the small town of Whaley Bridge is just 5 minutes away, with its wonderful array of local pubs, restaurants and cafes. In the other direction, the spa town of Buxton is home to the fabulous opera house, a number of festivals and the Pavilion, all of which can be reached in around 10 minutes by car. The ever popular market town of Bakewell, home to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, is around a 30-minute drive, as are the beautiful village of Edale and Castleton. A perfect, romantic retreat, this cottage provides a magnificent base from which you can do as much or as little as you like. Shop and restaurant 2¼ miles, pub ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: 18 wide steps to entrance.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer and French doors to decking area.
    Separate toilet. Narrow stairs to...

    First Floor: Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Narrow stairs to...

    Second Floor: Bedroom: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.Enclosed, decked area with terraces, garden furniture, BBQ and private hot tub. ½-acre natural grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced stream, 2 yards away. No children.

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  • 2 Victoria Cottages

    Bakewell

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    Ref: CC412063
    This beautiful, original Grade II listed cottage is situated adjacent to Bakewell’s Victoria Mill. It has a prime location only a few minutes from the centre of Bakewell and close to the town’s fascinating shops, bars and restaurants. This romantic retreat offers cosy accommodation and fabulous views out across the surrounding hillside from the patio area at the top of the garden. It is close to a number of interesting attractions and many popular towns and villages. Ideal for walkers, cyclists or anyone wanting to spend time in the heart of the beautiful Peak District. 
    Situated in a convenient location on the main route into Bakewell just moments walk from the town centre.

    Ground Floor: Kitchen: With electric oven and electric hob, microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer.
    Living Room: With flat screen TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, table and 2 chairs and coal effect gas fire (which is for display only).

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Bathroom: With free standing slipper bath, shower cubicle, toilet, bidet and shaver point.

    Gas central heating,fuel, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.  Off road parking for one medium sized car. Rear enclosed courtyard with wrought iron chairs and further patio area with furniture. Additional storage available in shed for bikes. NB: This property is not suitable for people with mobility problems or young children.

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  • Silk Cottage

    Eyam

    Grade
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    Ref: CC412111
    This cosy, detached, stone holiday cottage dates back to 1785 and was once part of a former silk mill. Located on the edge of Eyam village, it has been beautifully converted retaining stunning beams and designed with first floor living space to make the most of the stunning countryside views over Eyam Edge, the dividing line between White and Dark Peak.

    One of the Peak District’s most historic and best preserved villages, Eyam is best known as the intriguing Plague village and makes a simply fascinating base. The village itself is home to quaint local and independently run shops, tea rooms and a village pub which is reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Derbyshire.

    The surrounding area offers plentiful walking and cycling in the stunning Hope Valley countryside, and other local villages just 10 minutes away include Tideswell, with its remarkable church known as the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’, and Hathersage, home to one of the few remaining open air swimming pools. The magnificent historic houses of Eyam Hall, Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall can all be reached in under 20 minutes, and Hardwick Hall and Bolsover Castle in around 40 minutes. The bustling market town of Bakewell, famous for its tarts and puddings is just 15 minutes away and Buxton with its opera house or Matlock Bath with its cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham is just half an hour away. For the ultimate adrenalin rush, Alton Towers can be reached within an hour. For those wanting to give their cars a rest, Grindleford, five minutes, and Hathersage, both have train links to Sheffield and Manchester city centre, and Eyam is well served with regular bus services from Sheffield, Buxton and Chesterfield.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, gas cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer.
    Bathroom:
    With shower over spa bath, WC, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

    First Floor: Lounge/bedroom 1: Beamed with gas wood burner, 28" Freeview TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, CD player and king size bed.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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