Photo credit: Derwent House in Matlock. Sleeps 12. Click on the title to View Chatsworth House - A Derbyshire Landscape

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The Peak District National Park will always be the major attraction in Derbyshire. Here, visitors will find a rich mix of large and small Derbyshire self-catering holiday accommodation to enjoy a holiday any time of the year. Most visitors opt to stay in a Derbyshire holiday cottage to enjoy the delights of the Peak District, whether on foot by bike or in a car. If walking this natural marvel is not enough, adventurous visitors can go potholing in limestone caves and climb down the Hope Valley. You might even try paint-balling at Wild Park Leisure in Ashbourne. If you fancy a swim, then why not book a luxury Derbyshire holiday cottage with a pool?

Culture lovers should head for the historic spa town of Buxton with its wonderful Opera House, Pavilion and grand Victorian architecture. Take time to visit Chatsworth House and Gardens near Bakewell with their beautiful lakes, cascading waterfall and views of rural Derbyshire. While Chatsworth is regarded as the best and most impressive of England's stately homes, the lesser-known but equally impressive Kedleston Hall, also located in Derbyshire near Quarndon, will give Chatsworth a good run for its money. Visit both and decide for yourselves!

Within the Peak District, walkers and cyclists will find some excellent trails, such as The High Peak Trail or the Tissington Trail, for exploring on foot or by bicycle. Some of these have been converted from railway lines closed by Dr. Beeching, now enjoying a new life as scenic trails through the Derbyshire Countryside.

Attached stone barns form an L-shape around a shrub and flower-filled courtyard garden.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Derby is a luxury holiday cottage for couples at Endmoor Farm in the Derbyshire Peak District near Bakewell. This beautifully furnished, pet-friendly cottage in secluded rural surroundings is a beautifully appointed romantic retreat in the countryside for two (+cot) at any time of the year.

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A stone-built barn conversion overlooks a lawned garden.
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
4

Nestled in the rural hamlet of Bottomhouse near Ipstones village, Bottomhouse Barn is a large and spacious 18th-century barn. It offers self-catering holidays to large families or groups of friends. This Peak District holiday home in Derbyshire sleeps 15 and benefits from gorgeous rural views and a hot tub.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Milkens Cottage at Endamoor Farm is a luxury Peak District holiday cottage located in glorious rural surroundings near Bakewell. It in Derbyshire that sleeps 4 very comfortably in 2 bedroom. This pet friendly cottage is perfect for walking or cycling holidays on the Tissington and Manifold Trails.

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Open plan living area in a Peak District barn conversion.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Overbrook Holiday Barn is a large holiday cottage in Derbyshire, part of a beautiful Grade II listed 18th-century farm on the edge of the village of Flash, near Buxton, located in a quiet rural valley in the Peak District National Park. Four bedrooms sleeping 8. Wi-Fi. Pets welcome.

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Exterior and front garden of a 3-storey Georgian town house.
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

A historic Georgian property offering self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 12, Derwent House provides six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a panelled dining room and a large, superbly equipped kitchen. It is an excellent holiday cottage in Derbyshire for special occasions and meeting with friends and families, ideally for exploring the Peak District.

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Exterior of a stone-built, 3-storey detached house  in front of a wood and overlooking a terraced garden
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9

Robertswood Country House is a large Victorian House offering child-friendly luxury Self-Catering Accommodation in Matlock, Derbyshire, within the Peak District. It is quiet, comfortable, and very affordable.

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16
Bedrooms
7

Winster Hall is a Peak District beauty: A former 17th-Century coaching inn, the large Grade II listed, pet-friendly holiday home now welcomes guests on a self-catering basis, sleeping 16 in 7 bedrooms in the rural conservation village of Winster in the Derbyshire Dales.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Family-friendly Pippenwell Cottage at Farditch Farm is a luxury Peak District holiday cottage amidst beautiful rural surroundings in Derbyshire. This dog-friendly cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) in a high-quality barn conversion.

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2
Bedrooms
1

Barn Croft Cottage is a paradise for walkers and couples seeking seclusion and relaxation. The stone-built cottage in a picturesque village near Winster lies in an elevated position, affording beautiful rural views over the Peak District. It is genuinely a well-presented cottage for couples and pets.

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Going up: If you’d prefer another form of travel, then head for the beautiful town of Matlock Bath at the foot of a steep valley and take a cable car up to the Heights of Abraham. Going down: You don’t have to be an expert pot-holer to go underground: just visit the inspiring Poole’s Cavern, often referred to as Derbyshire’s ‘hidden wonder’.

There’s plenty for children to do as well, even if joining the family for a walk or cycle ride through the stunning countryside is not enough. Gulliver’s Theme Park at Matlock Bath will entertain them (and the young at heart) for hours. Alternatively, treat them to a workout on the Go-Ape ropes course near Buxton.

Visitors in the latter part of June will be able to enjoy a very local tradition, that of well-dressing when villages in Derbyshire decorate ancient village wells. This is a charming and pleasant way to pass a couple of days, especially if combined with a lunch in the many pubs, restaurants and tea rooms to be found in the locality. Return to your holiday home for a relaxed evening, toasting crumpets by the fireside or eating al fresco on the terrace on a warm summer evening. Whether staying in the Peak District or elsewhere in this historic midland County, self-catering visitors will be delighted with the splendid choice of Derbyshire cottages to rent.