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 in which to enjoy a holiday at 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. And, if walking this natural marvel is not enough, adventurous visitors can go potholing in limestone caves, 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.
A beautiful hillside traditional stone built end terraced house in the Peak District village of Bakewell, River Cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to a high standard and sleeps up to four people. Pets welcome.
Enjoy the rustic beauty of Bay Tree, a cosy barn conversion in remote Turnditch, Derbyshire, that provides the perfect romantic retreat for a self-catering holiday in the Peak District. Pets welcome.
The Old Baptist Chapel houses a truly rural cottage in Belper in Derbyshire. The converted chapel offers high ceilings and exposed beams as well as spacious living areas which guarantee relaxation. A lovely garden, a sauna and an open fire complete the picture of a property dating back to 1817.
In the heart of the Peak District near Matlock lies Stubben Barn, a beautiful gem of a small holiday cottage with rural views. Two bedrooms, one bathroom and a beautiful garden ensure a family of four has the perfect place to return to rest and relax after a day of exploring the Peak District.
Spout Holiday Cottage near Winster in the Peak District is a large holiday cottage with a pool that sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms. This pet friendly cottage lies in a tranquil, remote location with panoramic rural views. Guests have use of an outdoor pool, spacious gardens and a wood.
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?
Embrace the peace and tranquillity with your loved one in this cosy country cottage for couples in Cowdale near Buxton The Shavings which sits on the edge of The Peak District renowned for walking and cycle paths. Sink back into yesteryear in this comfortable, well-equipped stone barn. Pets welcome.
Derwent House in Matlock, Derbyshire is a luxury holiday cottage fully equipped to meet the needs of groups of up to 12 people. This large dog-friendly Peak District holiday home with WiFi is Grade II listed and ideal for a special occasion, family gathering or time with friends.
Moor Cottage at Endmoor Farm is a luxury holiday cottage for couples of all ages seeking a romantic rural retreat within the Derbyshire Peak District. Endmoor is a working farm between Bakewell and Buxton and Moor Cottage sleeps 2 in a high quality barn conversion. Pets welcome.
Stenson Hill Farm is surrounded by farmland and the grand rural cottage enjoys beautiful views from its extensive grounds and spacious interior. Situated in Stenson, Derbyshire, the pet-friendly cottage boasts a tennis court, open fire, games room, conservatory, and is ideal for a special occasion.
The Nest promises a cosy romantic stay for couples in a studio apartment set in the rural hamlet of Cowdale, near Buxton in the Peak District National Park. The pet-friendly old stone-barn offers a relaxing getaway and a superb base for exploring the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.
Large Derbyshire self catering accommodation with Wi-Fi in the heart of Dovedale in the Peak District. Valley View sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms, Sky Sports and Films in two lounges. Ideal for family group holidays and large groups. Dog and pet friendly.
One of three brand new (2017) 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.
Elderbank is a Peak District cottage for couples. The romantic Derbyshire holiday cottage lies in a quiet rural backwater in the pretty Derbyshire village of Bradwell among many Peak District walks and attractions. It features traditional exposed beams, a spacious bedroom with feature fireplace.
Whitton Lodge, a large countryside cottage on the grounds of historic Hardwick Estate in the tiny hamlet of Hardstoft near Chesterfield, makes an ideal gathering spot for special occasions, with nine en-suite bedrooms, two fully fitted kitchens, pool table, and a large garden with hot tub.
Robertswood Country House is a large Victorian House offering child friendly luxury Self Catering Accommodation in Matlock, Derbyshire within the Peak District. Quiet, comfortable and very affordable.
Take your family gathering on an adventure to picturesque Derbyshire with a stay at The Stables, set high above the spectacular gorge of Matlock Bath in the charming hamlet of Riber, a large countryside cottage with enclosed garden and 10 bedrooms each featuring an en-suite shower and Sony LCD TVs.
Bluebird Cottage is a charming, Derbyshire farm cottage near Ashbourne where you might just make some animal friends on the farm before venturing out into the beautiful Peak District countryside. With 2 bedrooms, this remote country cottage is perfect for a small family self-catering holiday.
With breathtaking views over Buxton, Sparrows North is a perfect cottage for the exploration of the Derbyshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage sits in an elevated position and enjoys views from its spacious sitting room and other spaces in the luxurious cottage, which boasts charm and open fires.
A visit to The Mews, a large Peak District cottage in the medieval village of Hollington, offers groups of up to eight spacious accommodation in a barn conversion near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, This child-friendly cottage features beamed ceilings and rear garden with deck, hot tub and barbecue.
Perfectly located for exploring the Peak District, Church Barn is a beautifully presented countryside cottage with beamed ceilings, flagged floors, an open fire and a mature garden. This cosy holiday cottage for couples lies in the pretty village of Fenny Bentley, surrounded by glorious countryside.
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 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.