Holmesfield is located in the county of Derbyshire, in Northern England. It is an ancient village with Norse, Anglo-Saxon and Viking origins. Set amid rugged hills and moorland southwest of the city of Sheffield, it an idyllic base for walking and other outdoor pursuits. With a population of less than 1,000, Holmesfield is perfect for visitors who want to experience life in a rural community which is typical of the region, with beautiful walks and historic sites nearby, in the Peak District. Thanks to its hillside location, spectacular views can be enjoyed from the village. There are far-reaching views southward across fields and hedgerows toward the Cordwell Valley, and west to the moors of the eastern Peak District. On a clear day, you can even make out the twisting spire of Chesterfield and the castle at Bolsover.
Take a wander from your holiday cottage in Holmesfield and you will notice several landmarks, including St Swithins Parish Church, where a stone cross dating back to 641AD is located. Holmesfield has been a popular place to build grand country homes for centuries, and there are 43 listed buildings in and around the village, including Cartledge Hall, Unthank Hall and Holmesfield Hall. A Victorian school stands on a hilltop overlooking the village and countryside beyond.
On the doorstep of your Holmesfield holiday cottage, you will find three pubs where local ales and good food can be enjoyed – The Rutland Arms, The George and the Dragon, and the Angel Inn. Fresh, local produce is sold at the farmers’ market which is regularly held in the village. A scenic eight-mile drive northward into Yorkshire, the city of Sheffield is well worth a visit on self-catering holidays in Holmesfield. It has a fascinating industrial heritage and a lively centre, where thriving food and music scenes can be discovered.