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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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  • Lace Cottage

    Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC411020
    Secretly tucked away in a courtyard, this delightful cottage is a restored lace runner’s cottage dating from the 1830s. As soon as you walk through the door, there is a wonderful calming ambience. Situated in the beautiful town of Ashbourne, there is everything you could need within walking distance.
    Ashbourne is a thriving, picturesque market town on the edge of the Peak District, and is rich in history. It comprises medieval streets and historic buildings with a wealth of independent shops. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and courtyards are a delight to explore, and the wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire. There is also a wide range of restaurants, coffee shops and family and dog friendly pubs.
    Ashbourne is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is an ideal base for a short break or longer holiday. If you enjoy stately homes, you are in for a treat with Chatsworth House, Sudbury Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Tissington Hall and Haddon Hall to name just a few, and are all within an easy drive.
    Ashbourne is known as the ’Gateway to the Peak District National Park’ and is an ideal base from which to visit many attractions, including Alton Towers Theme Park, eight miles, and the Heights of Abraham cable car rides at Matlock Bath. Beautiful Dovedale is within five miles and the Tissington Trail is within half a mile.
    This is the perfect destination for couples, families and groups of friends wishing to holiday together, and there is something for every budget and taste.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, Freesat TV, DVD player and patio doors.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to king size, please advise when booking).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Highchair and stairgate available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking permit (1 car). Additional car park permit available for guest to use in any Derbyshire Dales District Council car park. No smoking.

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  • May Cottage

    Bakewell

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 16334
    This attractive detached holiday cottage, part of which dates back to the 1700s sits high above the popular market town of Bakewell in heart of the Peak Park. Just 0.5 miles from the town centre, on the steep road to Monyash, the cottage boasts a split level garden. Just a short drive to beautiful Dovedale, Monsal Head, Lathkill Dale, Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. Wonderful walks and cycle paths abound. Bakewell Golf Course, 1 mile, and horse riding, 0.5 miles. Shops and pubs/restaurants 0.5 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Sun room.

    First Floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 double, both with wooden floors. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire and woodburner (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-Fi.Garden with patio. Barbecue. On road parking 100 yards. NB: The garden is split level.

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  • Barn End Cottage

    Blackwell in the Peak, near Buxton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 13838
    Set in a quiet hamlet this sympathetic end of barn conversion, adjoining the owner’s home, is an ideal holiday location for walking direct from the door. Alternatively both Bakewell and the spa town of Buxton are within 5 miles with numerous attractions. Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are within easy driving distance. Cycle hire on Monsal Trail, 1 mile. Golf and horse riding can both be found locally. Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wood burner, DVD player and beams.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Underfloor ground source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Use of tumble dryer.Enclosed garden and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Barn Owl Lodge

    near Carsington

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK4025
    This inviting, semi-detached cottage has been thoughtfully and lovingly decorated throughout with contemporary and comfortable furnishings. Located within the owner’s grounds you are only a short walk from Carsington Water. Each of the two bedrooms’ interior design and furnishings are exceptional, and the large open plan living area has an eyecatching wood burner which is ideal for cosying up to on cold winter nights. From the doorstep you can enjoy spectacular views over the Peak District National Park with its rolling hills and breathtaking scenes.
    Although not a working farm, Millfields Farm, where Barn Owl Lodge sits does have some friendly residents for you to meet, which include two pot bellied pigs, two Shetland ponies, geese, chickens and ducks. It 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. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    Barn Owl Lodge can be booked together with Swallow Barn (UK4023), Curlew Farm (UK4024) and Woodpecker Lodge (UK4022) to accommodate up to 23 guests.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With slate floor.
    Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack.Patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private 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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  • Field Lodge

    Netherseal

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E4380

    Commanding glorious country views across the Mease Valley from its tranquil setting on a 400-acre arable farm in the heart of the National Forest and within easy reach of the Peak District, this beautifully appointed pine lodge offers a truly peaceful retreat. A private dog kennel is also available by prior arrangement. Alton Towers and Shugborough hall (NT), Trentham Gardens Monkey Forest and Aerial Extreme and the museums and factory shops of the Potteries lie within easy reach, whilst Drayton Manor, Tamworth Snodrome, Snibston Discovery Centre and Calke Abbey are under 10 miles. NEC 30 miles. Fishing, riding and golf available locally. Shop and dining pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Shared freezer. Lawned garden. Verandah and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Knockerdown Cottages - Wisels Cottage

    Carsington, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: QUW

    "Fine cottages and facilities – in a county of unspoilt landscapes, deep dales and winding rivers . . ."

    This fine courtyard of old stone barns was part of a working farm, but has now been sensitively converted to offer sixteen beautifully furnished and well-equipped cottages. Boasting a wealth of original features, they enjoy shared use of a rich choice of leisure facilities, including a superb indoor heated swimming pool in an adjacent, purpose-designed building. With a shallow area for children, the pool has its own changing rooms and a sauna, and there is a separate games room within the pool building where wi-fi is available. Brackendale Spa is an independent facility offering luxurious treatments, which guests can book by contacting the spa directly. There are two conference/dining rooms to accommodate large groups, and a separate laundry room with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Close to the cottages are patio and barbecue areas. All set in 3 acres of shared grounds, offering a children’s play area and plenty of space in which to relax.

    This is an ideal setting for a Peak District holiday. Knockerdown Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Ashbourne and Matlock, within walking distance of beautiful Carsington Water, a superb windsurfing and sailing centre, which has an area devoted to wildlife and nature conservancy. Throughout the year they have special fun days for children of all ages. At the water sports centre guests can hire (with tuition) kayaks, windsurfers, Canadian canoes and bicycles. Professional fly fishing is available to enable guests to try their hand at fishing this popular, well-stocked reservoir. Fine walking country is virtually on the doorstep, and the renowned Tissington and Middleton cycle trails are both close by (with bikes available to hire). The principal centres of the Derbyshire Dales are nearby - Wirksworth, the market town of Ashbourne, attractive Bakewell (of pudding fame) and Matlock: all are fascinating ancient towns. Matlock Bath (6 miles) is popular as an inland resort, standing on the River Derwent amid lovely scenery, and offering boating, angling, bowls, tennis and cricket. The young (and the young at heart) will enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum - where visitors may enjoy the fun experience of trams from around the world! Magnificent Chatsworth House (16 miles) boasts a famous collection of art treasures as well as beautiful gardens. Haddon Hall (13 miles) is England’s most complete and authentic medieval house dating back to the 14th century. It is set in lovely countryside overlooking the River Wye, near Bakewell, which houses one of the National Park’s information centres. One of Britain’s premier theme parks, Alton Towers is within easy reach. It is set amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton and offers a fun-packed day out for all the family. There are several country inns within walking distance. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Entrance into beamed, open-plan sitting/dining room with kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wall mounted convector heating
    • Microwave
    • Fridge/freezer

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included (cot linen not included)
    • Cots and high chairs on request (no high chair straps provided)
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Shared patio areas with garden furniture
    • Shared grounds of 3 acres with children’s play area
    • Shared barbecues
    • Parking
    • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool – open all year round (8.30am–6.30pm), except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
    • Shared sauna
    • Brackendale Spa (bookings to be made directly with the spa)
    • Shared games room with wi-fi, table tennis and pool table (coin-operated)
    • No smoking

    SUPERB FACILITIES - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

    • Indoor heated swimming pool (34ft x 15ft, depth 3ft to 5ft 9in), with changing rooms and children’s shallow area – open all year round (8.30am to 6.30pm), except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

    • Sauna
    • Shared 3-acre grounds with children’s play area, patios and BBQ area
    • Spa
    • Brackendale function room and Carsington dining room for hire

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  • Clifton Cottages - Clifton Edge

    Clifton, Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: QBP

    Clifton Edge is well situated with the front aspect open to countryside and church views. At the rear it overlooks the garden of the main house and has beautiful country views.
    External stone stairs to entrance. Spacious, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and bay window. Kitchen. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Spiral staircase down to ground floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Door to courtyard.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
    • Garden with courtyard and furniture
    • Hot tub

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • TV
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking

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  • The Barn at Woodland View

    Barlow, nr. Chesterfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC145


    This beautiful detached barn conversion has been charmingly renovated, retaining and working with many original features where possible. Tastefully furnished to a very good standard throughout, the open-plan living and kitchen area with its stunning beamed vaulted ceiling creates a warm and cosy social environment. Located on the owners grounds, thoughtful additional extras can be provided at the owners discretion where possible making the full stay an extra special experience. These can include provision of a breakfast pack, special occasion pack, a cooked breakfast in the main house, or a cooked evening BBQ. Extra costs payable direct to the owner apply where food is provided, however the immaculately maintained gardens as shown to the public as part of Barlow Open Gardens can be dressed and lit at no extra cost.
    Conveniently located a stone’s throw away from the Hackney House café and gift shop, as well as The Old Pump (name change to The Peacock in August 2016) bar and restaurant, The Barn at Woodland View can be found in the small Derbyshire hamlet of Barlow. Most famous for its well dressings, the village uniquely has 3 wells, which the villagers decorate and round the occasion off with a carnival weekend.
    On the edge of the Peak District National Park, the area is home to excellent walking and with a host of attractions available in the vicinity. The large market town of Chesterfield famous for its crooked spire is just 15 minutes away, and the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall are around 20 minutes. The ever popular Bakewell and Hathersage in the heart of the Hope Valley are also around 20 minutes and the beautiful honeypot village of Castleton and wonderfully historic plague village of Eyam are around half an hour. Matlock, with its cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham is also around 30 minutes, Edale, home to the start/finish of the Pennine Way and the spa town of Buxton can be reached in 45 minutes. Shop 2¼ miles, pub ¼ mile and restaurant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and vaulted ceiling. 2 double bedrooms, one (accessed via 4 steps) with additional single (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Sound system with surround sound. Induction hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Shared use of washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in external utility room. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Use of shared landscaped garden by arrangement with owner. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 3 steps and pond in shared grounds.

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  • Rumblings Holiday Cottages - Number 2 The Rumblings

    Barlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27401

    Situated on the edge of The Peak District National Park these terraced stone barn conversions (refs 27400, 27401 and 27402) make an ideal holiday base. Furnished and equipped to a very good standard, they are ideally situated in a rural location, great for a get away from it all holiday. For the energetic there are many walks from the door, with cycle trails and pony trekking. The pretty village of Barlow with its old stone bridge across the River Derwent and its many restaurants is only 5 miles away, as is Chatsworth House and its 1000-acre estate, magnificent gardens, farm and craft shop, children’s farmyard, play area and restaurant. Medieval Haddon Hall and Bakewell are only 10 miles. Take an underground boat trip into the Castleton caves or visit the many other spectacular caves of this region including the famous Blue John Mine where the unique Blue John Stone is mined and fashioned into beautiful jewellery. Also worth a visit are the historical plague village of Eyam and visitor centre, the village of Edale, the market town of Chesterfield, Matlock and Matlock Bath with its cable car to take you to the top of the Heights of Abraham. Carsington Water with water sports is 10 miles away, as is Sheffield, for shops, museums and theatre, and the Magna Science Adventure Centre great for the children, is only 15 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Garden bench. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Crowdecote, nr. Buxton

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30809


    Rose Cottage is a 200 year old quaint, cosy, semi-detached holiday cottage in the hamlet of Crowdecote, overlooking the Dove Valley in the heart of the picturesque Peak District National Park. Adjacent to a 16th century country inn which serves real ale, fine wines and quality homemade food, the cottage has been tastefully decorated in a contemporary style, whilst maintaining many original features. The cosy living room has an open fire, perfect for the winter months, and stunning views over the Dove Valley which can also be enjoyed from the small terrace at the front of the cottage in the fine weather. Crowdecote itself is a small village just 6 miles south of the ever popular tourist town of Buxton, famous for its stunning Opera House, Pavilion Gardens and diverse architecture. In addition, the sizeable village of Longnor with its cobbled market place, general store and selection of pubs and dining out options is reached just one mile down the road. Perfect for families, friends or couples, many beautiful walks can be enjoyed direct from the door, and with both the Tissington and High Peak trails close by, the options for walkers and cyclists alike are plentiful. The magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall are easily reachable in 30 minutes, as are the famous caves of Blue John and Speedwell in the beautiful village of Castleton. In the summer months, Well Dressings can be seen in many surrounding villages such as the intriguing historic village of Eyam, Hartington, most famous for its Stilton, and Hayfield, as featured in BBC’s drama ‘The Village’. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 5 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single (for alternative sleeping).

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with terrace and sitting-out area. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Hard Hurst Barn

    Breamfield near Wirksworth

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC418026
    This recently renovated barn has a stunning elevated position in the heart of the small, quaint village of Breamfield close to Wirksworth. This ground floor accommodation is tastefully decorated to a high standard and offers quality appliances throughout. The barn has fabulous views all around and a large field in-front of the property for guest’s sole use. From the doorstep are many interesting walks and cycle routes and only a short drive away are the pleasant towns of Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell.
    This is truly a fabulous romantic retreat or a cosy family hideaway surrounded by rolling hills and idyllic scenery. 

    Ground Floor: The accommodation has gas under-floor central heating throughout and comprises:
    Lounge: With  flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player , two quality sofa beds and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen/diner: With flat screen TV, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, separate fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and table and four chairs.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and flat screen TV with Freeview.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle,, WC,, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    All fuel for the background heating, all power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available on request.Front garden with garden furniture and BBQ available. Use of large field. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Linden Cottage

    Matlock Green, Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E2549

    Commanding superb views across the valley to Riber Castle and Heights of Abraham, this lovely 18th century cottage offers cosy, very attractive and comfortably furnished accommodation. With its sheltered, south facing garden, it adjoins the owners’ home, just 200 yards from the village shop and pub and only a 0.5 mile walk from Matlock and its fine amenities. Matlock Bath, with cable car rides and Gulliver’s Kingdom, is 1 mile, whilst Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Crich Tramway Museum, watersports at Carsington Lake, High Peak Cycle Trail with cycle hire, riding and golf are all nearby.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Two pets welcome (must be kept on a lead).

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