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Holiday cottages in Derbyshire

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The Perfect Romantic Bolthole
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Entire residential home · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1 bathroom

The Perfect Romantic BoltholeTown Street Barn is a 300 year old traditional limestone barn that has been converted into a luxury holiday cottage. Situated in the picturesque Peak District village of Brassington, it is the perfect retreat for honeymooners, walkers, or anyone looking for a relaxing country break.

Cosy Cottage
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Entire residential home · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bathroom

Cosy CottageHope Cottage is a traditional Derbyshire Gritstone cottage with original features, located in the tiny village of Sparrowpit. Set in an outstanding location with dramatic countryside views & overlooking Mam Tour, the cottage is a cosy ebode complete with log burner. Whether you are coming to see a show in the famous Buxton Opera House or to simply enjoy the countryside & fresh air then Hope Cottage is in a great location for it all, located half way between Buxton & The Hope Valley

Riverbank Cottage
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bathroom

Riverbank CottageStay in this traditional 17th Century cottage, listen to the relaxing stream from your bedroom window before you enjoy all the jaw dropping scenery when you step out of the front door. Situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Castleton, right next to the stream and enjoying a superb location near the 6 local pubs and numerous cafes. Your double room, with en-suite shower room, lounge and kitchenette are self contained. Walk out of the door and be on a footpath within minutes.

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Popular house amenities in Derbyshire

  • Wifi
  • Free parking on premises
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • Kitchen

Cottages in Derbyshire

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Netherhurst Cottage, stunningly beautiful location
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  2. Cheadle
Entire 2 Bedroom house situated near Alton Towers.
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  2. Middleton
Cosy 2 Bedroom Cottage with Garden
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  2. Biggin by Hartington/ Buxton
Courtyard Creamery - stunning views over the hills
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  2. Tideswell
17th century spacious limestone character cottage
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Sweet cottage with glorious views.
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  2. Hollington
Rural one bedroom annexe, near Peak District
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  2. Wetton
The Gate House, Wetton. Great base for exploring.
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  2. Derbyshire
Beautiful, private 2 bedroom Annex
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Kingfisher Cottage
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  2. Cromford
* Romantic And Luxurious Village Escape*
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  2. Thorpe
Stunning contemporary barn conversion

Pet-friendly houses

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  2. Castleton
Springbank Cottage, New luxury Cottage Castleton .
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Chert Cottage, Great Longstone, Bakewell Peak Dist
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Compact Cosy Dog Friendly Leek Home
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  2. Hathersage
4-bedroom home in the heart of the Peak District
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Runner Duck Cottage
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  2. Staffordshire
The barn
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  2. Derby
Modern and Spacious 2 Bed City Centre House, Derby
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Chapter Two - Melbourne
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The Garden Cottage
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  2. Doveridge
Stylish self contained home close to Alton Towers
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  2. Matlock
Peak District base in a world heritage site
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  2. Alvaston
Entire 1 Bed House & South Facing Patio Garden

Houses with WiFi

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  2. Leek
Delightful Cottage in Picturesque Village Setting
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  2. Tibshelf
Hunters Cottage. Wheatsheaf Mews
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  1. Private room
  2. Etwall
The Lion Suite
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Peak District - 3 miles from Chatsworth
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Cosy house with spectacular views in Matlock
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  2. Eckington
Pear Tree Lodge @ Henrys Orchard
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  2. Hulland Ward
Beautiful Barn
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  2. Tideswell
Claines Cottage, Tideswell
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  2. Derbyshire
3-Storey Original Mill House in Belper
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  2. Sheffield
Todwick House
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  1. Private room
  2. Cressbrook
Private annex at Peak District riverside location
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  2. Denstone
The Willow at Willow Bank Denstone near Alton

Your guide to Derbyshire

Welcome to Derbyshire

Derbyshire sits right in the heart of England, in every sense. Here are green and pleasant lands in all their glory: sloping hills and rolling dales with picturesque villages and market towns nestling in their folds. The north of the county is dominated by the Peak District National Park, where the southern ridge of the low Pennines erupts in craggy peaks and rocky plateaus covered in moorland, while natural spring waters have carved vast caves and gorges into the limestone.

England’s history, ancient and modern, is omnipresent, from Bronze Age stone circles to the Norman castles of Peveril and Bolsover, and from Tudor mansions and landscaped gardens to the vast and magnificent estate of Chatsworth, one of England’s finest stately homes. The industrial era has left its mark, too, in the UNESCO-protected cotton mills on the River Derwent and the steam railways that puff their way through the valleys, while Derby offers bustling small-city life, where you can still have a drink in 400-year-old pubs.


How do I get around Derbyshire?

East Midlands Airport (EMA) is the nearest airport to Derby, with flights to and from Europe and connecting bus and rail services into the city. More international routes are available from Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN) airports, with good rail links to Derbyshire from both cities. There’s a reliable public transport service within Derbyshire featuring a number of train lines connecting even the smaller towns; local buses serve the wider surrounding areas, and can take you to most parts of the Peak District and popular attractions such as the historic homes. Car rental is useful if you want to get right off the beaten track, but not strictly necessary, and most towns and villages are small enough for easy walking or cycling.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Derbyshire?

With its outdoorsy appeal, spring, summer, and autumn are all good times to explore Derbyshire, with the driest weather and best chances of sunshine reserved for June to August. People are hardy in this part of the country, and so long as you pack layered clothing and good waterproofs, you can enjoy the landscape any time of year — although if you’re walking in the Peak District in winter you should always check the forecast and take sensible precautions, as it’s possible to get lost in the fog. Stately homes open seasonally — most houses allow visitors from March to October — and some decorate their halls for special Christmas openings. There are numerous county fairs as well as food and music festivals throughout summer and the Buxton International Festival, which celebrates opera and the arts.


What are the top things to do in Derbyshire?

Dovedale

Part of the White Peak — a limestone plateau that forms the lower half of the Peak District — this nature reserve is a beautiful spot between two villages and overlooked by the steep chalky hill of Thorpe Cloud. The River Dove flows around its base, carving out a dramatic ravine, which you can cross via a series of stepping stones, and hike the surrounding mix of woodland and grassland.

Derby

A former Roman settlement, the compact streets of Derby’s centre are a pretty jumble of buildings that span hundreds of years and offer a mix of independent shops and businesses, artsy cafés, and excellent restaurants. Its cathedral combines a medieval tower and some of the oldest church bells in the world, with an 18th-century main building and a host of fascinating tombs.

Ashford-in-the-Water

The River Wye is one of Derbyshire’s prettiest rivers, and this lovely village of old limestone houses, beautifully tended gardens, and cosy inns sits right on it. There’s a 13th-century church, half a dozen wells decorated with flowers in summer in the “well dressing” tradition, and the famous Sheepwash Bridge, from which you’re encouraged to drop and race sticks.