Oakerthorpe is a small village in the county of Derbyshire. Situated on the banks of a gentle brook, near the spectacular scenery of the Peak District, it is an idyllic base from which to explore this rugged region. Directly to the village’s west, a short drive from Oakerthorpe holiday cottages, the hills, valleys, plateaus and limestone gorges of the Peak District National Park are a paradise for walking and wildlife-watching. Oakerthorpe is perfectly suited to visitors who want to experience life in a rural community which remains largely untouched by tourism. Take a wander from your holiday cottage in Oakerthorpe and you will discover quiet, country lanes surrounded by farmland and woods, and lined with historic, stone-built homes.
Set in a quiet residential area of Oakerthorpe Village, this cosy two-bedroom rural cottage is fully equipped, delightfully furnished, and perfectly located for holidays exploring the Peak District. You’re sure to love this cosy, quaint and modern Derbyshire cottage sleeping 3 in 2 bedrooms.
There are a number of landmarks to look out for in the village, including All Saints Church and the atmospheric ruins of Ufton Manor. Several cosy, old pubs can be found in and around the village, including the the Anchor and the Butcher’s Arm. Close to the village centre, the Peacock Inn is believed to be the oldest pub in the county. Oakerthorpe Nature Reserve is a lovely spot for a stroll. A trail circles the reserve’s ponds and woods, with the chance to spot toads and grass snakes. Just to the village’s west, the ruins of Wingfield Manor are not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Oakerthorpe. Crich Tramway Village is another popular local attraction, with historical facades and a remarkable collection of vehicles to explore.
In the neigbouring town of Alfreton, Parkside Stables offer horse-rides through the Derbyshire countryside. There are a variety of shops in the town centre, and a handful of places to eat and drink. Oakerthorpe lies 36 miles south of the city of Sheffield, and 44 miles north of Leicester.