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.
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.
This charming Derbyshire holiday property is a beautifully restored stone terraced cottage, just a few minutes from the centre of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District sleeping up to four guests. Pets welcome
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
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.
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.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
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.
Sitting on the edge of the old market square in the heart of Tideswell, Stoneycroft is a 150-year-old large holiday cottage with a sun-drenched garden. The pet-friendly cottage features an upside-down design to best to capture the views of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.
- Sleeps 8
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathrooms 2
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Large Derbyshire cottage in a lovely conservation village near the traffic free Monsal Trail for walks and cycling. This detached cottage has a games room and is dog friendly. Lovely river views and walks in all directions. Sleeps up to 12 guests (9 + 3) + cot. Log burner with unlimited free logs.
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 an beautifully appointed romantic retreat in the countryside for two (+cot) at any time of the year.
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.
The Old Robin Hood is a Grade II listed rural cottage near Holmesfield boasting beautiful views of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage possesses country charm and modern comforts and includes a spacious garden, a hot tub, a games room, exposed beams and open fire.
The Malthouse is a luxury 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 perfectly suited for large families of groups of friends.
Smalldale is a charming stone-built cottage situated at the end of a small terrace in the village of Bradwell in the Peak District. The pet-free, rural cottage blends traditional character with modern comforts and offers an open fire as well as garden spaces with views of the surrounding region.
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.