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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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  • Flat 3, The Coachouse

    Wirksworth

    Grade
    2
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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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  • Harthill Hall - Henry’s Haunt

    Alport, nr. Bakewell

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: RXX8

    ‘‘...imbued with noble history...set in a dramatic and varied landscape...’’

    Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on an upland called Priest’s Hill with excellent walking available from the doorstep, the properties have the use of an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and treatment rooms. Noble names have woven the threads of the hall’s long history including Henry de Ferrers, the Cokaynes and the Harthills. Henry VIII is also believed to have stayed at the hall.
    It was here in 1259 that Sir Richard de Hartle was issued a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander II, allowing him to appoint his own chaplain. The chapel ceased its functions as a place of worship in 1546 and now takes the form of The Chapel and Hartle Cottage. The eight cottages are furnished with antiques and surround a medieval cobbled courtyard. They all retain a wealth of original features including thick stone walls, large oak beams, mullion windows and flagstone floors. Derbyshire’s bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs. Boasting a varied and beautiful landscape, they offer a blend of heritage, history and family attractions. The beautiful market town of Bakewell (3½ miles) is situated on the River Wye, crossed by a 13th-century five-arched bridge which has coffee shops and restaurants. Within easy reach are Matlock, Hall Leys Park, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Buxton. National Trust properties and gardens nearby include Riley Graves, Longshaw, Mam Tor, South Peak, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. Close by are both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Games room with free wireless internet connection (1gb per day per device). Golf and horse riding are available within 5 miles. Shop 3½ miles, pub 1 mile.

    Living/dining room with slate floor, beams and galley-style kitchen with slate floor. Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Full LPG central heating included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed patio, terrace and furniture
    • Private hot tub
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps at rear down to terrace

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels, pool towels and bathrobes included
    • Microwave
    • 24-hour laundry service available at cost
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • 14 acres of grounds with furniture
    • Children’s play area
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool with shower and changing facilities (23ft 6in x 11ft 6in, depth 4ft 6in) open 7.30am-8.30pm, 1 hour private use per day available via booking system
    • Shared games room with small snooker table, billiards and wi-fi
    • Ample parking
    • NB: Small pond in grounds

    Note: Henry’s Haunt (RXX7) and Cokaynes (RXX9) are adjacent and may be booked as one to sleep 10+2.

    SUPERB ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
    Each property at Harthill Hall has one hour of private use of the facilities per day booked on site

    • Indoor heated swimming pool with showers and changing facilities
    • Sauna (adults only) and solarium (coin-op, adults only)
    • Treatment rooms
    • 14 acres of landscaped grounds with children’s play area
    • Key collection 4pm
    • Shared games room with small snooker table, billiards and wi-fi

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  • Jumble Cottage

    Hayfield near Buxton

    Grade
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    Ref: CC412021
    This cosy, traditional cottage has views out across the surrounding countryside and only a short walk to the popular pretty village of Hayfield. The cottage has been tastefully decorated and has a beautiful fitted kitchen which looks onto the distinctive Twenty Trees local landmark.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Front door leads to...
    Lounge: With open fire, dining area and TV, DVD and CD player.
    Kitchen: With fitted units and Belfast sink, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer dryer.

    First Floor: Master Bedroom: With king size bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and shaver point.

    All fuel for the background heating, all power, bed linen and towels included. One small well behaved dog welcome. Stair gate available. Wi-fi access availableProperty is on the road, but it is not a busy one there is nothing opposite the property apart from a view of the park and cricket field. At the back of the property there are views of open fields, you can park opposite the property. Open garden at rear with furniture.

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  • Chestnut Farm - The Dairy

    Uppertown, Bonsall

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 23741

    Scenic location

    Chestnut Farm, a 17th century Derbyshire farm, longbarn and dairy have been sympathetically converted into five individual properties that combine modern comfort with the distinctive construction methods of the era. Set within 1¼ acres of courtyard and grounds, the farm looks out over the undisputed beauty of the Peak District National Park, and yet is less than 15 minutes to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Retaining many original features including beams and exposed stone walls, each cottage offers individual holiday accommodation, welcoming couples or large family parties who may wish to book several cottages together. Situated in Uppertown, just above the village of Bonsall, high above the wooded ’Via Gellia’ gorge, it is ideal for walkers with the Limestone Way passing immediately alongside the farm. Matlock is 10 minutes away with supermarket, bus and rail, and a steam train up the Derwent Valley. The lively town of Matlock Bath, approximately 2½ miles by car or walk through woodland, has a mining museum, Abraham Cable Cars and Gullivers Kingdom. All the scenic delights of the Peak District are a short drive including Carsington Water, High Peak Trail, Dovedale and the Manifold Valley. The market towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne are all within a half hour drive along with Chatsworth House, Haddon Halla and the Crich Tramway Village all a similar drive. Alton Towers and the Potteries are well worth the drive. Shop 100 yards, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Beams and tiled floor throughout.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Courtyard with sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). One pet welcome (to be kept on a lead at all times).

    All properties: Gas central heating, underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Shared playing field. No smoking.

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  • The Barn

    Mellor, nr. Marple Bridge

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    2
    Ref: 29321


    Located in the foothills of the Pennines, this cleverly designed, detached conversion of a hayloft and stables, with its own private garden, has a first floor living room offering stunning countryside views. Set within the owners’ grounds, The Barn is ideally located close to some of Cheshire and Derbyshire’s finest countryside with a range of walks through fields, woods and wild moorland direct from the door, and makes an ideal base from which to explore the lovely Peak District National Park. The local village of Marple Bridge and the nearby small town of Marple offer a wide selection of shops, restaurants and recreational facilities, together with a regular direct train service to Manchester city centre. Cycle trails such as the Middlewood Way and Sett Valley are both within 3 miles, Lyme Park, 5 miles, and popular tourist attractions such as Buxton, Edale and Castleton can be easily reached within a ½-hour drive. Golf and horse riding nearby. Shop 2 miles, pub/restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (6ft, can be twin on request) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Washer/dryer and freezer (in adjoining barn). Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet to be kept on a lead at all times - farmland. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • Sweet Knoll Cottage

    Peak Forest, Buxton

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    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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  • Swallow Barn

    near Carsington

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    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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  • Grooms Cottage

    Ashford-in-the-Water

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: QDX

    Situated in a particularly beautiful part of the Peak District between the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water and Monsal Dale, one of the most picturesque dales in the country, with Bakewell 2 miles and Buxton and Matlock 8 miles. This cosy, charming, detached holiday cottage is the converted groom’s quarters of the old stable block behind the owner’s own home. It is quite secluded facing away from the house onto its own enclosed garden and open fields. Superb walking, climbing, rambling country. Stately homes, Chatsworth, Hardwick Hall, Haddon Hall, well-dressing ceremonies, riding and good golf courses in the area. Horse riding is also available within 5 miles. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Fitted kitchen/dining room. Snug sitting-room with original old range fireplace. First floor: Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Velux windows. Small double bedroom. Separate dressing room.

    • Range fire - logs and coal included
    • Electricity, electricity rads throughout, bed linen and towels included
    • Electricity blanket
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Garden furniture
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Pinfold Cottage

    West End, Elton

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC418032
    This detached stone built cottage is located towards the edge of the village, being close to many local attractions such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the pretty market town of Bakewell. The owners, to create a very welcoming and warm cottage atmosphere throughout, have tastefully and sympathetically restored and extended accommodation. You enter the property into the very light and airy well equipped vaulted kitchen/dining area which has all the equipment you will require for your stay - it further benefits from taking in the late afternoon and early evening sun. Off this room is a ground floor cloakroom with hand basin and toilet. The kitchen leads through into the very good sized lounge with imposing gritstone fireplace, housing wood burning stove. The original stone steps (be careful as you go up and down) from the lounge go to the bedroom area, with a vaulted ceiling and original king post truss giving the room plenty of character and charm and a king size - the bedroom has its own en suite shower room, with hand basin and toilet. The bedroom window takes in the early morning sun and a glazed door from the bedroom takes you out onto the decked veranda which enjoys views across fields and open countryside, along with the sun through to the late afternoon and early evening.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, TV with Freeview HD, DVD, radio accessed via TV.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Dining Room: With table and chairs for two.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With king size bed.
    En suite: with shower, WC, wash basin and shaver point.

    All bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi access available. Use of shared fridge/freezer.Enclosed front garden, rear decked terrace and wooden bench. On street parking.
    Original stone steps to first floor (slightly uneven due to age).

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  • The Briars

    Oakerthorpe, nr. Alfreton

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30865


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

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

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

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  • School Farm Cottage

    Chelmorton, nr. Buxton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    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, 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 beams. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Small, enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No babies.

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  • The Cow Shed

    Wormhill, nr. Buxton

    Grade
    2
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    2
    1
    Ref: 19520

    This pretty detached barn conversion has been sympathetically converted and furnished to a very good standard. There is also a fruit and vegetable garden for guests’ use (in season). Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home in this small hamlet, just a mile from Millers Dale and 3 miles from the popular villages of Tideswell and Peak Forest. The spa town of Buxton is less than 5 miles with other numerous places of interest within 10 miles including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Eyam and Castleton, famous for its dramatic caves and Peveril Castle. A perfect holiday retreat with horse riding and golf within 5 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub 11/2 miles.

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

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

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