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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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  • The Old Coach House

    Whitehough, nr. Chinley

    Grade
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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.

  • Silk Cottage

    Eyam

    Grade
    2
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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.

  • The Secret Cottage

    Cromford, nr. Matlock

    Grade
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    Ref: E2794

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

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

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

  • Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Elm Cottage

    Alstonefield, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
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    Ref: 27055

    Wonderful rural setting
    Walkers paradise

    Situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park with stunning views of the open countryside and located just inside Staffordshire, with the Derbyshire border being immediately to the east of the village, following the course of the River Dove and its splendid dramatic scenery this area has to offer with its crags, caves and spires, the the gentle rolling hills with its wild flowers and woodland gorge. Enjoy the 3-mile walk and tread the Victorian stepping stones across the River Dove and explore this unique and wonderful valley at Dovedale. The charming village of Hartington is a popular tourist area with good pubs and tea rooms offering cream tea and scones. 4 miles away is the village of Tissington with its Jacobean hall. The 13-mile long Tissington Trail is where cycles can be hired or perhaps a walk for the more energetic! Carsington Water is 14 miles away, where sailing and watersports are available. Enjoy Alton Towers for a fun day for the kids, or for the adults with the lovely gardens. Spend a day at Chatsworth House and its stunning 1000-acre estate along with medieval Haddon Hall, both near the lovely old market town of Bakewell. Spend an evening at the Buxton Opera House or stroll the pavilion gardens and river and listen to the music that is often playing from underneath the Victorian bandstand. Golf can be found at Ashbourne or Buxton. All properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 25 guests. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Cycle store. Welcome pack.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room (at cost) with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer (basic provisions). Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at £5per week. Shared lawned garden with patio. Shared 5-acre grounds and picnic tables. Barbecue. Outdoor children’s play area with swings, playhouse, slide and a large area for ball games. Stabling by arrangement. Ample parking. Two pets welcome ( to be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking. NB: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

  • Cornstore Cottage

    Whatstandwell, nr. Matlock

    Grade
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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.

  • Jericho Farm - Speedwell Corner

    Earl Sterndale, nr. Buxton

    Grade
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    Ref: 10849

    Superb views

    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. Jersuslaem 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.

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

    Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Freezer. Small patio area and chairs.

    All properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared barbecue. Ample parking.

  • Flag Cottage

    Middleton

    Grade
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    Ref: 28032

    This terraced holiday cottage is on the outskirts of Wirksworth and Middleton villages, and also conveniently located for the local pub, which offers food. Wirksworth is a thriving market town with shops, restaurants, art and antique shops, and the farmers market. Matlock and Matlock Bath are just 3 miles away. Here you can walk the river path or take the cable car to Abraham Heights. Flag Cottage is a great base as the Peak Trail is on the doorstep. Cycle hire is close by as is Carsington Water. Shop ½ mile, pub 200 yards and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet. External laundry room with toilet.

    Electricity fire in living room included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine (in external laundry room). Freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children. NB: Shared access through garden to neighbouring property.

  • The Wee House on the Hill

    Wirksworth, nr. Matlock

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    Ref: RHHA


    The Wee House on the Hill is a gorgeous detached cottage set in the lovely location of Wirksworth. It is an 18th-century cottage with stunning views across the rooftops, surrounding countryside and historic buildings of the bustling cosmopolitan market town. The cottage has been lovingly restored to the very highest standards to include all the modern day facilities to make a stay one to never forget. It has been thoughtfully renovated by the owners, who have put love and attention to detail into making The Wee House a real gem. With a warm inviting feel the open-plan kitchen and living area enjoys a wood-burning stove to snuggle up in front of after a day exploring, whilst the upstairs has a luxurious feel with its open, light and calming bedroom and bathroom. The area around The Wee House has the feel of a Cornish fishing village – a random patchwork of houses and gardens removed from traffic and noise. The Wee House is peaceful, quiet and has an ‘away from it all’ feel, yet it is only a short amble down the hill to the quirky boutique shops and independent eateries below. It is great for a relaxing break away or an ideal place from which to set off on adventures in the surrounding peaks; you can walk and cycle from the door.

    Wirksworth offers visitors a funky independent cinema, a weekly market and a monthly farmers’ market. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient ’jitties’ and courtyards of the Puzzle Gardens, along with the heritage centre and the delightful surrounding countryside including nearby Carsington Water, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is great walking all around. Well dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival, and the annual September arts festival attracts international performers of every kind. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car, the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver’s Kingdom. Only two miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Open plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned courtyard with furniture
    • Roadside parking

  • Thorneycroft -Thorneycroft Cottage

    Buxton

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    Ref: 30070

    Set in the heart of Buxton.


    Positioned in a highly sought after location in the heart of Buxton directly opposite The Pavilion Gardens, with its 23 acres of award winning beautifully maintained land, these two Victorian holiday cottages (ref 30069 and 30070) and lower ground floor holiday apartment (ref 30071), adjacent to the owner’s home, have been immaculately presented to a very good standard throughout. Parking is located directly next to the entrance to the properties and is suitable for more than 1 car. Adorned with fine fixtures and fittings, period features and beautiful antique furniture, they are an ideal base from which to explore for those looking for either a break outdoors in stunning countryside or to soak up an abundance of cultural and artistic interest. Famous for its opera house which has a spectacular auditorium, and its diverse and varied architecture, Buxton itself has a large selection of boutique and independent shops, craft and gift emporiums. There are cafés and coffee shops, pubs, bars, artisan markets, festivals and street food - and, of course, you are surrounded on three sides by the Peak District National Park. Beautiful walks can be enjoyed at Rushup Moor, and cyclists can take advantage of the Tissington Trail. Bakewell is home to the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall, Castleton has its caverns, and the National Trust’s Lyme Park, the Roaches, the Monsal Trail and even Alton Towers are all just a short distance away. Golf can be found nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with wooden floor and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard garden with patio and furniture. Shared use of part of owner’s garden and furniture. Barbecue and shared barbecue. Parking (1 car).

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. MP3 connection. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 16 years.

  • Grooms Cottage

    Ashford-in-the-Water

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    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

  • The Croft

    Little Bolehill near Wirksworth

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC418017
    This rural retreat for two is down a quiet country lane and offers an architect - designed barn conversion with stunning views from the balcony onto the quaint town of Wirksworth in the Ecclesbourne Valley. A cosy studio , this conversion has a wood burning stove and under floor heating. Twenty minutes walk takes you into Wirksworth for shops, restaurants and take away’s. Five minutes walk up the hill offers a friendly local pub serving home cooked food.
    The Croft is a 300 year old former cow house and barn, now saved from collapse by the present owner and renewed as a comfy holiday home. The property is on two floors; downstairs a dining kitchen and well appointed shower room, and upstairs a living area with a wood burning stove and double futon bed/ sofa. Perhaps its most interesting feature is the galvanised steel quadrant- shaped balcony, where guests can sit and have an alfresco drink whilst watching the sun go down, sitting at the bistro style table and chairs. The Croft is situated along a secluded, quiet country lane cul de sac. It has its own private parking space and is totally separate from the owner’s house which is nearby. There is a wonderful variety of wildlife here and at dusk tawny owls are often seen, along with badgers and foxes.

    Ground Floor: Property has under floor and oil filled radiators and comprises:
    Kitchen/Diner: With table and chairs, electric halogen rings, combination microwave oven and fridge with ice box.
    Shower Room: With WC, wash basin, shower and shaver point.
    Spiral wooden staircase leads to.....

    First Floor: Studio Lounge/Bedroom Area: With futon/sofa bed, flat screen TV, DVD, wood burning stove, free view and radio/CD player

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. One well behaved dog welcome. First bag of logs and sticks included further available direct with owner at £5 per bag.Parking bay for 1 car.  Balcony with table and chairs and use of small garden with bench.

  • The Old Cobblers Cottage

    Bakewell

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC412092
    Tucked away in quiet corner of Bakewell, yet within a minutes walk of all the town’s facilities, this little cottage has been styled by its interior designer owner in a luxury vintage style. Combining traditional comforts such as a cosy log burning stove with sumptuous furnishings, pretty touches and a modern well equipped kitchen, this offers the perfect mix of old and new. Stay here for a short break throughout the year or a longer holiday to explore the surrounding Peak District countryside.

    Ground Floor: Property has an electric central heating system (easy thermostatic control) and comprises;
    Kitchen/Lounge/Diner: With wood burner, electric hob and cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge with ice box. Lounge area with Freeview TV, DVD player, comfy seating and dining table.
     

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.On road parking with supplied permit. Cycle store.

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