Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Cromford

Cromford is a historic village located in the Derbyshire Peak District. It was a key location in the Industrial Revolution. Holiday cottages in Cromford village are located on the River Derwent in an idyllic gorge surrounded by wooded hills and is now a popular visitor destination just outside Matlock Bath.  St. Mary's Church dates back to the 18th century and is known for its beautiful stained glass windows. The village pub, The Bear Inn dates back to the 16th century and is said to be the oldest pub in Cromford. It's a popular spot for a drink or a meal and has a cosy atmosphere.

A 3-storey Georgian house with sash windows.

The Mill Manager’s House is an elegant Grade I-listed holiday cottage in the Cromford Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cromford. Surrounded by the Peak District & Derbyshire Dales, the stunning rural property boasts wooden floors, an open fire, original windows and shutters, modernity & an ample garden.

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Large, stone-built, 3-storey, waterside Peak District holiday cottage.

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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Here are some suggestions for things to do when staying in Cromford holiday cottages:


1. Explore Cromford Mills

The mills were built by Sir Richard Arkwright, who invented the spinning frame, and were key to the growth of the cotton industry. Today, Cromford Mills is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visitors can take a tour to learn about the history of the mills and the impact they had on the area.


2. Arkwright's Cromford

This is a museum that tells the story of Sir Richard Arkwright and his family. The museum is located in the house that Arkwright built for himself and his family, and visitors can explore the house and gardens.


2. Go hiking in the Peak District

Cromford is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, which offers some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. There are many hiking trails to explore, including the Limestone Way and the High Peak Trail.


3. Visit Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House is one of the most beautiful stately homes in the UK, and it's located just a short drive from Cromford. The house is set in stunning gardens and parkland, and visitors can explore the house and learn about its history.


4. East and drink like a local

The Derbyshire countryside is famous for its local produce, such as cheese, beer, and pork pies. Visit one of the local pubs or restaurants to sample these delicious treats, or take a tour of a local farm to learn more about how the food is produced.


5. Book a canal boat trip

The Cromford Canal runs through the village. The canal was once used to transport goods to and from Cromford Mills, and now it's a popular spot for walking and cycling. Visitors can take a boat trip along the canal to see the local wildlife and countryside from a different perspective.


6. Explore Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath is a popular tourist destination, located just a few miles from Cromford. The village is known for its scenic beauty, and there are plenty of attractions to explore, including the Heights of Abraham, reached by cable car and Gulliver's Kingdom, a fabulous theme park for younger children.


7. Discover more Peak District market towns and villages

There are several beautiful villages in the area, including Ashbourne, Bakewell, and Wirksworth. Take a stroll around these picturesque destinations, admiring the local architecture and enjoying their peaceful surroundings.


8. Scarthin Books

This independent bookshop is a must-visit for book lovers. It's located in an old cotton mill and has a wide range of books, as well as a cafe.


9. Black Rock

This is a popular spot for walking and rock climbing. It's located just outside Cromford and offers beautiful views over the Derwent Valley.


10, The Arkwright Society

This society is dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the area and runs a number of events and activities throughout the year, including guided walks, talks, and workshops.