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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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  • Mill Race Cottage

    Bakewell

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    Ref: CC412106
    Situated in a prime location just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the historic and picturesque market town of Bakewell, this fully renovated stone cottage offers a cosy, romantic retreat. It is perfect for anyone wanting to spend quality time in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Committed ramblers to fair weather walkers can enjoy walks around the streets, sampling homemade local delights and neighbouring villages such as Ashford-in-the-Water and Rowsley, or through the spectacular limestone dales of the Monsal Trail. Bakewell itself has the River Wye running through the centre, providing opportunities for relaxing by the beautiful waterside setting, or enjoying wonderful riverside walks. It is a popular base for tourists wanting to explore the area, and is home to a multitude of historic buildings, courtyards and independent shops and cafès. As a small market town, Bakewells market day is every Monday, with an additional farmers market held on the last Saturday of the month. Other key annual events include the popular Bakewell Show, Well Dressings, Carnival Week, Bakewell Arts Festival and the Bakewell Music Festival. The magnificent historic houses of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House can be reached within 15 minutes’. The major cities of Sheffield, Derby and Manchester can be reached in around an hour. Matlock, 15 minutes and Chesterfield and Buxton in half an hour. Shop 350 yards, pub 350 yards and restaurant 170 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living/dining room: Beamed with oak floor, electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD, radio and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: Beamed with tiled floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Beamed with super king size bed and en-suite shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request. Small courtyard with patio and furniture. Parking permit for 1 car.

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  • Jericho Farm - Speedwell Corner

    Earl Sterndale, near Buxton

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    Ref: 10849
    These 4 quality and characterful barn conversions are set in striking ’White Peak’ scenery and each enjoys one of the most breathtaking views in the Peak Park, across to the jagged and dramatic Chrome and Parkhouse hills. There are some lovely walks to be enjoyed in the area. The pretty market towns of Buxton, 4 miles, and Bakewell, 12 miles, and the village of Hartington, 5 miles, are an easy drive from the properties. Climbing at the Roaches and Froggatt, the caves at Castleton, Chatsworth House and Alton Towers theme park are all under a 30-minute drive away. Three of the properties (refs 10847, 10848 and 10849) are single-storey and suited to partially disabled guests. Harebell Hill (ref 10848) has its own garden with chairs and has 4 steps to the front door, with Poppies Court (ref 10847) having two steps. Their creative conversions have given the properties individual charm, with old stone arches, high vaulted ceilings and original beams. Jerusalem Cottage (ref 9603), 120 yards across the road from the other properties, is a 4 level conversion which features a galleried bedroom, split-level living room and kitchen, with its own washer/dryer and dishwasher. Jerusalem Cottage has its own garden with lawn, patio and bench. The other three properties have shared washing facilities, complete with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shop 2 miles, pub ½ mile.

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

    NSH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. Video. DVD. CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. Freezer. Wi-Fi. Shared utility room with w/machine and t/dryer. Small patio area and chairs. Ample parking.

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  • Coppice Farm

    Bradley, nr. Ashbourne

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    Ref: 967

    This delightful, characterful wing of an 18th-century farmhouse adjoins the owner’s home on a working dairy and stock farm, overlooking lawned gardens and meadows. Its beams, featured brickwork, fine woodwork and good quality furnishings will delight. Dovedale, Ilam and all the wooded Derbyshire dales are close by. Walking from the door and a small nature reserve on the farm. A perfect peaceful holiday retreat. Carsington Water 5 miles. Golf driving range 2 miles. Shop and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine by arrangement. Large shared garden and patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Silk Hill Stables

    Whaley Bridge near Buxton

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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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  • The Barn Cottage

    Wormhill near Buxton

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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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  • 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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  • Swallow Barn

    near Carsington

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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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  • The Savoy

    Buxton

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    Ref: E4379

    Perfect for a romantic, cultural or sightseeing break, this elegant, luxurious apartment sits in the very heart of Buxton, enjoying views to, and within 100 yards of, the Pavilion Gardens, opera house, Georgian crescent and famous spa water spring. Charmingly combining a traditional ambience with smart, contemporary style, The Savoy makes a wonderful base for enjoying all that this vibrant town has to offer, including antique and art fairs held throughout the year and the July music and arts festival. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park (NT) and beautiful Dovedale are all within 15 miles. Railway station 300 yards, shops 400 yards, hotel/wine bar 25 yards.

    Lift to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (6ft four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Parking 10 yards. No smoking.

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  • Chestnut Farm - The Dairy

    Uppertown, Bonsall

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    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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  • Cornstore Cottage

    Whatstandwell, nr. Matlock

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    Ref: E5204

    This detached barn conversion combines beams and character with contemporary furnishings to be a cosy and romantic hideaway set adjacent to sheep pasture and peaceful woodland yet only 300 yards from the licensed village tea room on the banks of the River Derwent. The Derwent Valley Heritage Site offers local history attractions and within 5 miles are the delights of the Heights of Abraham cable car and caverns, mining museum in Matlock Bath, Crich Tramway Museum, cycle hire on the High Peak Trail and lovely Lea Gardens, and within 10 miles Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Kedleston House (NT), Carsington Lake Watersports centre and the bustling market town of Bakewell. Alton Towers is a 45 minute drive. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams. Narrow, spiral stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Drops from patio.

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  • The Old Coach House

    Whitehough, nr. Chinley

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    Ref: E5618

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

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

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

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  • Calico Cottage

    Hope, nr. Castleton

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    Ref: E3657

    Enjoying panoramic views and superb quality furnishings this premium quality cottage is beautifully decorated throughout in smart contemporary style with a 32in TV in the living room and a DVD with cinema surround sound. The romantic double bedroom features a draped bed and a 24in TV. Two bicycles are also available to guests. Set on a peaceful, non working Peak District farm, adjacent to National Trust land, it is just 0.5 miles from a dining pub and 1 mile from village shops, three pubs and three café’s and restaurant. Castleton Caverns, and castle 2 miles. Chatsworth, Buxton and Bakewell within 12 miles. Fly fishing 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Open-sided stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Two patios and furniture. Chiminea. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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