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Derbyshire provides for the most perfect cottage holiday break, with a contrasting landscape that includes the rugged open moorland found in the High Peak to the picture postcard villages set amongst the pretty vales and winding rivers to the south.

The region is dominated by the magnificent Peak District National Park; a playground for walkers, cyclists, naturalists and those seeking the simple pleasures of an outstandingly beautiful part of the UK. In fact Derbyshire has been attracting visitors for decades, with its convenient location, bordering no less than five adjacent counties and of course its abundance of natural assets.

Derbyshire's varied landscape is perhaps its most notable feature, so it stands to reason that it's perfect for all sorts of different breaks. If you're after an active holiday you'll be spoilt for choice, with fantastic cycling trails, country walks and climbing spots. Pets and their owners will be in heaven too with all that open countryside and unspoilt scenery to explore. Despite its proximity to the urban conurbations a cottage holiday in the Peak District will transport you to rural bliss!

The county has a large collection of excellent visitor attractions and a rich cultural and historical pedigree, including the renowned Chatsworth House home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The House is set amongst 100 acres of magnificent grounds, with miles of walks and floral displays. Inside you'll find a wonderful collection of rare treasures, antiques and paintings.

If you'd like to further explore historic Derbyshire then visit Bolsover Castle and Sudbury Hall; both combine wonderful architecture, great locations and stunning views to make for a great way for visitors to pass the time.

Families will love scaling the Heights of Abraham and is one of the best ways to gain an appreciation of the region's beauty from its cable cars! Drop by Buxton with its unique charm and wonderful Opera House and don't miss Solomon's Temple and Poole's Cavern.

If you're ready to begin your exploration then take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Derbyshire.

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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Lamp Cottage Ref: RDDA

Lamp Cottage is an immaculate stone detached holiday property set in parkland where sheep and deer roam and is located in the grounds of the historic Leahurst Estate, the former summer residence of Florence Nightingale and her family. It is approached down a private driveway through a meadow and a gate leading to a gravelled parking area. A large oak porch leads into this delightful accommodation where furnishings and fittings are of the a highest quality and spectacular unspoiled south west facing views across the Amber Valley make this the most unique of properties. The property is entered into via a large entrance hall, off which are the main reception rooms. To the rear of the hall, through double glazed doors, is the fully equipped kitchen which is open to the south facing conservatory style dining area that has some occasional seating and fold back glazed doors opening onto a large wrap around patio. A large teak table and chairs, a custom steel barbecue and a well-stocked herb garden cater for any alfresco dining requirements, in addition to sun loungers, spacious lawns and stunning views. The living room, situated at the rear with comfy seating and doors opening onto patio and lawn, features a wall-mounted wood-burning stove creating a truly relaxing atmosphere. There is a further study/TV room with board games and seating and a cloakroom. The stairs lead to the open gallery landing giving access to the bedrooms. Gardens and meadowland surround the property and there are also footpaths from the doorstep. Within a mile of the property is the World Heritage site that houses the world’s first water-powered cotton spinning factories and just under 4 miles is the delightful town of Matlock Bath boasting smart riverside cafés and bars. Slotted in between are more traditional pubs, restaurants, tea shops and ice cream parlours. Here visitors can experience a cable car ride up the dramatic face of the gorge The Heights of Abraham and admire the views of ‘Little Switzerland’ as Byron once described this area. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove, double doors and tiled floor. Spacious, well-equipped, modern kitchen with granite work-tops, tiled floors and double doors to conservatory dining area with glazed doors. Study/TV room. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Gallery landing area. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with steam shower, bidet and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (can be twin) and en-suite wet room with toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with oval bath, double shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freesat TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Double oven
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Large ¼-acre enclosed, lawned garden, patio, furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking

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£704-£2108
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
West Barn Ref: RDDV

This stone barn conversion nestles in the tranquil surroundings of the countryside, with a stream running alongside. Tastefully converted, this holiday property offers spacious and bright accommodation in a great location close to the Peak District National Park. It is 4 miles from the old market town of Chesterfield, famous for its crooked spire and offering a large range of facilities; shops, restaurants, cafés, cinema, bowling, swimming and gyms. Walton Golf Club (private – 2 miles) accepts visitors. It provides a great holiday base for discovering the many attractions and activities available in the Peak District. Within 10 miles are: Chatsworth House, Gardens, children’s farm with adventure playground, the town of Bakewell famous for its puddings and livestock market, Bolsover Castle, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Renishaw’s Italianate gardens, Matlock Bath with cable car to the heights of Abraham, Darley Dale steam railway and the Crich tramway museum. A little further, picturesque villages include Ashford-in-the-Water, Eyam plague village, Winster and Castleton with its caverns and castle and Buxton spa town. In addition to the many walking and cycling trails in the peaks, countryside walks are available from the doorstep over the local hills and moors. Shop and pubs 1/2 mile.

Spacious, beamed living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and door to garden. Kitchen/dining room with flagstone floor and door to garden. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room (double cubicle) and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and Velux. Twin bedroom with TV (for DVD use). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview HD TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Electricity double oven included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone-incoming calls only
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Natural unspoilt grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome tray
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream, slopes and steps in grounds

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£704-£2258
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Tythe Barn Ref: RHH8

Lovingly furnished and equipped, this beautiful, detached barn has been built ‘upside down’ to take advantage of the stunning countryside views. This holiday home is situated in the grounds of the owners’ home in the pretty village of Grindleford - just a stone’s throw from the local pub and just a short stroll into the countryside, which offers plenty of walks from the door. Within a few miles is the popular village of Hathersage with its open-air swimming pool, cafés, shops, bars and restaurants. Also from here, visitors can take the train to Manchester or Sheffield for museums, galleries and shows, or stop off in Edale and walk the Pennine Way. Visit Castleton to enjoy a guided tour by boat through its caves, where the beautiful Blue John Stone is mined. The old market town of Bakewell is a must, as well as a day visit to Chatsworth House and its 1,000-acre estate, made famous by ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ or Haddon Hall. The famous of village of Eyam is steeped in history and this cosy property was once the home of the village baker during the plague of 1665. There are many references to this era in the village; plaques, gravestones, relics and also a museum. Also visit the Jacobean mansion, which is now a craft centre. Shop/P.O. 200 yards, pub 100 yards.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

Entrance with flagstone floor. Double bedroom (5ft bed) with access to twin bedroom (also accessed via separate external door) with shared interconnecting en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Two steps down to second double bedroom (5ft bed). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Large living room with gas woodburner. Large dining room/family room with French doors to patio, open-plan with large well-equipped kitchen. Most rooms with wooden floor.

  • Gas woodburner included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed courtyard-style garden with furniture and views (first floor)
  • Parking (4 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Garage/boot room with table tennis
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 6 external stone steps to the garden or from the kitchen.

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£791-£1880
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Spinney Cottage Ref: RBBX

This luxurious holiday cottage is spacious, yet intimate, and commands beautiful views of the countryside surrounding the peaceful village of Sheldon, only 3 miles from the market town of Bakewell. The oldest part of the cottage dates from 1800 and has been converted skilfully into a living room with tasteful furnishings, original beams, exposed stone walls and a large fireplace with a multi-fuel burner. There is a large dining area adjacent to the living room and a kitchen which leads into a south-facing conservatory, ideal for breakfast and relaxing. There is a downstairs toilet and utility area. Upstairs has three large double bedrooms (two with en-suite showers) and a bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a 6ft zip and link bed which can be used as a double bed or two single beds. The cottage has Sky TV and wi-fi internet access. Only a few steps from the main cottage is a games room and studio apartment. The large, heated games room has a pool table and table tennis table as well as a drying room for wet clothes and boots. Above the games room is the studio with sitting room and a double bedroom with en-suite. The sitting room has a sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) and a TV. The cottage stands in an enclosed garden which has driveway parking for four vehicles, flower beds and two lawns. The larger lawn overlooks the nearby fields and hills, and is ideal for ball games. It adjoins a stone-flagged patio area with a built-in barbecue and outside table and chairs. Sheldon has a pub close to the cottage which is friendly and provides good food. The village is within easy reach of Bakewell and Ashford-on-the-Water, and is an excellent starting point for walking, exploring the countryside and visiting Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, the caves around Castleton and many other attractions in the Peak District. Shop 1 mile, pub 100 yards.

Beamed living room with multi-fuel burner, beams, exposed stone walls and laminate floor. Dining room with laminate floor. Large well-equipped kitchen with TV and tiled floor. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be 2 single beds), two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor studio: Sitting room with TV and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Multi-fuel burner – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three satellite TVs (sports package)
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD
  • Rangemaster
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned gardens, patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Games room with table tennis and pool table
  • No smoking

WAS
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£884-£2823
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
The Old Barn Ref: RTT6

Set in 2 acres of land, this unique 300-year-old stone barn has been converted into very stylish and spacious living accommodation. The furnishings are of the highest standard and its position above Chapel-en-le-Frith in the Peak Park means that the Old Barn commands some spectacular views. This property offers open-plan holiday accommodation over five levels and is well equipped for a relaxing, 5 star stay. Included amongst its features are a covered, outdoor heated swimming pool, outside ‘English-styled pub’ with integral W.C. and changing facilities, cinema room, full-sized pool table and the use of musical instruments as well as broadband internet, desktop computer stations plus lots more. Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, near to Castleton and Hope Valley, there are footpaths and bridleways for walking direct from the door, or guests can simply relax in the garden and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Castleton is a popular village, only 10 minutes away, with the Blue John Caverns and various other caverns to discover. The Old Barn is ideally situated for exploring Whaley Bridge, the spa town of Buxton and Matlock, as well as Chatsworth House which is a beautiful country mansion and popular with visitors. Local attractions include paintballing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, golf and much more. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Entrance hall with large dining area. Well-equipped kitchen with oil Aga, electric cookers, breakfast bar, TV, slate floor and two steps up to dining-room. Utility. Shower room with toilet. Lower ground floor: Sitting room leading to games room/study with wood-burning stove, TV, pool table, keyboard, guitar and projector cinema room. Upper ground floor: Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with additional double sofa bed (alternative sleeping only). Further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. There are four steps to two of the double bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Most bedrooms with TV. There is an extremely wide, large, central staircase giving access to all floors (as well as a featured spiral staircase).

  • Wood-burning stoves - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, oil, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV (in cinema room)
  • Four Freeview TVs
  • Video
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD (small library)
  • Internet access
  • Oil Aga included
  • Combination microwave oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Two dishwashers
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large 2-acre enclosed garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • External bar with darts
  • Covered outdoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 15ft, depth 6ft), heated overnight (£20 per day for additional day heating if required) with changing facilities and toilet
  • Games room with slate pool table and projector cinema
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 4 steps in the garden

WAS
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£1067-£3136
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
10
Pets
2
Lea Hall Ref: RSS7

Lea Hall is a Grade II* listed 17th and 18th-century manor house sleeping 20 guests in 10 en-suite bedrooms. The holiday property has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is set in the heart of rural Derbyshire. Located within the village of Lea, it has been sympathetically and stylishly refurbished by the owner, and extras such as fine toiletries and bathrobes are also provided. The drawing room with crystal chandelier, open fire, flatscreen TV and soft furnishings is the perfect setting in which to relax. The dining-room is set in the older part of the hall, which dates back to the 1600s, and has a wood-burning stove and seating for 20.
The parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway is steeped in history and Lea is recorded in the Domesday Book as Lede; the notorious Babington Plot of 1586 was planned at Dethick and Florence Nightingale spent much of her early life at Lea Hurst (and almost certainly lived at Lea Hall while that house was being built). The peaceful village of Lea offers visitors friendly pubs, tea rooms, restaurants and the famous John Smedley factory. Rural Derbyshire is a real treasure trove offering everything for the visitor including country houses, historic halls, medieval ruins, heritage railways, cycleways, beautiful unspoilt countryside and pretty villages. One of the closest attractions to Lea Hall is the Heights of Abraham. Built on the site of historic lead mining, the hilltop park is approached by cable car which rises up and offers some spectacular views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District. Visitors can tour the network of caverns and passageways left behind and explore the 60 acres of woodland hillside and buy souvenirs at the gift shop. Alternatively, for those who appreciate stately homes and gardens, magnificent Chatsworth House (3½ miles from Bakewell) is highly recommended, as well as Haddon Hall and Lyme Park, all of which have been film or TV locations over the years. Shop 1 mile.

Entrance hall with flagstone floor. Sitting room with wood-burning stove, original shutters and wooden floor. Three steps up to large, beamed, chandelier-lit dining room with inglenook, open fire and wooden floor. Beamed kitchen with tiled floor and dual fuel range (for cooking). Two steps down to beamed library with open fire. Separate toilet. Stone steps to vaulted cellar games room with small table tennis and billiard tables. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom (ball & claw bath) with toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft canopied bed and en-suite bathroom (ball & claw bath) with toilet. Second separate staircase to: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two double bedrooms with 5ft bed, each with en-suite shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet (own staircase access). Low doorway to double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet (can interconnect with double bedroom which has its own staircase access by prior request). Low doorway to beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. 8 steps up to two bedrooms: one four poster double with 5ft bed and slipper bath and toilet (low headroom), one double with 6ft bed and sitting area, sofa bed, slipper bath and toilet. All bedrooms have LCD TVs with iPod dock; nine beds are zip & link (can be twin by prior request). Some staircases have no handrail due to age of property.

  • Open fires and wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Twelve TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Ten iPod docks
  • Dual fuel range included
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Huge flagstone terrace to front with lawn and mini-croquet lawn
  • Extensive 4-acre garden to rear with small, trout pond - experienced anglers welcome to fish on strict catch and put back policy
  • Ample parking
  • Games room with small table tennis and billiard tables
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Waterfall in the garden and very deep trout pond in grounds

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£3500-£5200
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Sunshine Cottage Ref: RTT7

This large, detached barn has been sympathetically converted to provide a high standard of holiday accommodation with a modern feel. The ground floor has an open-plan design (with underfloor heating) which is ideal for get togethers. Each bedroom is perfect for couples, whilst the bathrooms boast either two-person baths or large showers complete with anti-mist mirrors! The lawned garden comes complete with its own morning south-facing patio and hot tub. Situated on Nether Burrows, a non-working farm, Sunshine Cottage provides a lovely secluded rural setting ideal for a long overdue reunion, to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary...or just to get family or friends together and enjoy a relaxing holiday. Nether Burrows Farm is set at the end of a 1-mile rural track within 4 acres of land complete with a large natural pond nurtured to provide a beautiful relaxing setting in which to sit and meditate or partake in a spot of fishing; it is also home to three other holiday cottages. Whilst Nether Burrows offers enough to keep everyone entertained, it is ideally positioned to explore all the Peak District has to offer. The bustling city of Derby is just 4 miles and within easy driving distance are Chatsworth House (which boasts a famous collection of art treasures as well as beautiful gardens) and Haddon Hall (England’s most complete and authentic medieval house dating back to the 14th century). Carsington Water offers nature trails, a wildlife sanctuary, riding, water sports, cycle hire and a restaurant. There are many excellent pubs in the surrounding villages. Dovedale, Markeaton Park and the market towns of Ashbourne and Bakewell are also worth a visit. Shops 3½ miles.

Large, beamed, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, exposed brick work, tiled/wooden floor and large, well-equipped kitchen area with electric range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft (zip & link) bed, additional single bed (alternative sleeping only) and pull-out bed (for child, alternative sleeping) and en-suite bathroom with two-person bath and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip & link) and en-suite shower room with large shower cubicle and toilet. Further double bedroom (restricted access to bed) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip & link). Bathroom with two-person bath and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and full oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor and first floor bathrooms) by meter reading (first 200 units included)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with south-facing patio and furniture
  • Shared grounds
  • Ample parking
  • Hot tub
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced lake in the grounds

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£2289-£2289
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