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.

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

One of three luxury barn conversions in a secluded rural location in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, Red Hurst is a 3-bedroom family-friendly holiday cottage near the picturesque village of Chelmorton. The cottage stands on the Farditch Farm estate and welcomes pets.

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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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Double-fronted exterior of a stone-built holiday cottage in Buxton
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Exchange Cottage lies outside of Winster, amid the beauty of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. The family-friendly holiday cottage is also within easy reach of Bakewell, Matlock, Ashbourne, and Alton Towers.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

South Lodge is a luxurious rural cottage with a hot tub surrounded by the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. Sitting on spacious grounds, this detached holiday cottage in Longford sleeps 4 and possesses immaculate gardens with beautiful views, a hot tub and fresh air, plus an interior boasting beam and a cosy log fire.

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Derwent House, a classical Georgian property
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

An historic Georgian property offering accommodation for groups up to 12. Derwent House provides 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, oak panelled dining room and large superbly equipped kitchen. Great venue for special occasions and meeting with friends and families. Ideally for exploring the Peak District.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Visitors coming to discover the delights of the Derbyshire Peak District can do so in style at Tagg Cottage at Endmoor Farm, a family-friendly luxury holiday cottage on a working farm near Bakewell that sleeps 4 in a superb and secluded rural location. Pets welcome.

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Exterior of a Peak District holiday cottage overlooking a large lawn.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

The authentic stone exterior of this Cumbrian holiday cottage encases a luxury cottage with vaulted ceilings and timber beams. It is immaculately decorated with refined finishes, state-of-the-art appliances, and sumptuous views of The Lake District. Pets welcome.

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Large, stone-built, 3-storey, waterside Peak District holiday cottage.
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9

The Malthouse is a large, 9-bedroom self-catering Derbyshire apartment in Arkwright's historic Cromford Mill near Matlock Bath. This luxuriously furnished Peak District apartment in Cromford sleeps 18 guests and is ideally suited for large families or groups of friends.

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4
Bedrooms
2

For a family-friendly self-catering holiday in the Derbyshire Peak District countryside, the 2-bedroom Clematis Cottage in Baslow will sleep 4 guests in comfort after days out in the great outdoors. With a village shop next door and a pub nearby - what more could you want?

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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.