The village of Repton lies on the edge of the River Trent floodplain, in the county of Derbyshire. A former capital of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia, it is close to the Staffordshire border, and seven miles northeast of the market town of Burton upon Trent. Not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Repton, St Wystan’s Church is renowned for its Anglo-Saxon crypt, where two Mercian kings are buried. To the church’s east, you will discover the remains of Repton Priory, an Augustinian house founded in 1172. The main road through the village is lined with fine Georgian houses and cottages. A pint of local ale at the Bull’s Head or the Red Lion is a must, just a short stroll from your holiday cottage in Repton. There is also a cricket pitch and a small grocery in the village centre. A walk in Willington Wetlands Nature Reserve is highly recommended, west of the village. Look out for sand martins, terns, dragonflies and damselflies, as you explore this former gravel pit.

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Take a wonderful family holiday to South Derbyshire and enjoy your stay at Mill Farm – The Farmhouse, a pretty child-friendly cottage perfect for up to 10 guests seeking a countryside escape, set amidst extensive gardens with five bedrooms, snooker room, hot tub, and two sitting areas.

Recommended Places to Visit

 

Whatton House and Gardens

Explore 15 acres of wooded trails and formal gardens before stopping for a coffee in the old motor house.

 

National Forest Adventure Farm

Meet chickens, goats and donkeys, have a go at 'Farmula One' Go-Karting, and explore the Maize Maze at this family attraction.

 

Melbourne Hall Gardens

Take a wander through one of the country’s finest examples of a garden in the style of the famous designer, Le Notre.

 

Conkers

Have a family day out at this 120-acre woodland centre with loads of indoor and outdoor activities.

 

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Get a unique glimpse into the area’s past with a tour of this restored pumping station near Burton upon Trent.