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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

"Fine cottages and facilities – in a county of unspoilt landscapes, deep dales and winding rivers . . ."

This fine courtyard of old stone barns was part of a working farm, but has now been sensitively converted to offer sixteen beautifully furnished and well-equipped cottages, four of which are featured here. Boasting a wealth of original features, they enjoy shared use of a rich choice of leisure facilities, including a superb indoor heated swimming pool in an adjacent purpose-designed building. With a shallow area for children, the pool has its own changing rooms and a sauna, and there is a separate games room. Brackendale Spa offers luxurious treatments. There are two conference/dining rooms to accommodate large groups, and a separate laundry room with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Close to the cottages are patio and barbecue areas. All set in 3 acres of shared grounds, offering a children’s play area and plenty of space in which to relax.
This is an ideal setting for a Peak District holiday. Knockerdown Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Ashbourne and Matlock, within walking distance of beautiful Carsington Water, a superb windsurfing and sailing centre, which has an area devoted to wildlife and nature conservancy. Throughout the year they have special fun days for children of all ages. At the water sports centre guests can hire (with tuition) kayaks, windsurfers, Canadian canoes and bicycles. Professional fly fishing is available to enable guests to try their hand at fishing this popular, well-stocked reservoir. Fine walking country is virtually on the doorstep, and the renowned Tissington and Middleton cycle trails are both close by (with bikes available to hire). The principal centres of the Derbyshire Dales are nearby - Wirksworth, the market town of Ashbourne, attractive Bakewell (of pudding fame) and Matlock: all are fascinating ancient towns. Matlock Bath (6 miles) is popular as an inland resort, standing on the River Derwent amid lovely scenery, and offering boating, angling, bowls, tennis and cricket. The young (and the young at heart) will enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum - where visitors may enjoy the fun experience of trams from around the world! Magnificent Chatsworth House (16 miles) boasts a famous collection of art treasures as well as beautiful gardens. Haddon Hall (13 miles) is England’s most complete and authentic medieval house dating back to the 14th century. It is set in lovely countryside overlooking the River Wye, near Bakewell, which houses one of the National Park’s information centres. One of Britain’s premier theme parks, Alton Towers, within easy reach is amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton, offers a fun-packed day out for all the family. There are several country inns within walking distance. Shop 5 miles, pub 100 yards.

Living room with open fire. Spacious, open-plan, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area leading to dining room. Single bedroom (for +1). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with two additional beds (each for +1). Twin bedroom with zip and link beds. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel available locally
  • Full oil central heating included
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Walled garden

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included (cot linen not included)
  • Cots and high chairs on request (no high chair straps provided)
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Shared patio areas with garden furniture
  • Shared grounds of 3 acres with children’s play area
  • Shared barbecues
  • Parking
  • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool – open all year round, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (8.30am–6.30pm)
  • Shared sauna
  • Brackendale Spa
  • Shared pool table (coin-operated)
  • No smoking

SUPERB FACILITIES - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

  • Indoor heated swimming pool (34ft x 15ft, depth 3ft to 5ft 9in), with changing rooms and children’s shallow area – open all year round, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (8.30am to 6.30pm)
  • Sauna
  • Shared 3-acre grounds with children’s play area, patios and BBQ area
  • Spa
  • Brackendale function room and Carsington dining room for hire

WAS
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£708-£2195
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
The Old Angel Ref: RBB9

Situated in the pretty conservation village of Winster, The Old Angel is a former 17th-century coaching inn. Adjoining another cottage, it offers a wealth of exposed oak beams, floorboards and flagstone floors. It also enjoys access to the facilities at Harthill Hall, just 3 miles (5 minutes) away with private use (12.30pm – 2.00pm each day) of the indoor heated swimming pool and sauna.
Opposite is the famous Market Hall (NT) with the village shop almost next door, and local inn just up the road. It makes an ideal holiday base, and is conveniently placed to visit the spa town of Buxton with its opera house. The bustling market town of Bakewell, situated on the River Wye, and crossed by a 13th century five-arched bridge is a good place to visit - buildings of note there include the 13th and 14th-century All Saints Church, with Saxon and Norman stonework. Within easy reach are Matlock and Matlock Bath (complete with Heights of Abraham cable cars), the popular market town of Ashbourne, the plague village of Eyam, Carsington Water with waterspouts, cycling and bird-watching. NT and period properties abound, including Kedleston Hall, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall and Haddon Hall. Excellent walking in the Peak District and marked cycle trails. Shops 10 yards.

Large beamed living room with open fire. Sitting room with open fire. Large beamed kitchen with range cooker, 5 gas ring top, electric oven, tiled floor and dining area. First floor: Double bedroom with canopied bed, wooden floor and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional pull-out bed (on request prior to arrival, for +1 child under 8 years), and en-suite shower room with toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional bed (on request prior to arrival, for +1 child under 8 years). Victorian-style bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Separate toilet. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one with 5ft bed (zip & link on request at time of booking). Further double bedroom with 5ft bed (zip & link on request at time of booking). Shower room with toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Open fires - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Seven TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Range cooker included
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small courtyard with furniture
  • Shared grounds
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Roadside parking (additional secure parking at Harthill Hall, 3 miles)
  • Sole use (between 12.30pm and 2pm) of sauna and indoor heated swimming pool (23ft 6in x 11ft 6in, depth 4ft 6in) at Harthill Hall (3 miles away) with showers and changing facilities
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1183-£3488
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Pennine Cottage Ref: E1669

Only a 5-minute walk across meadows from the peaceful and sheltered farmstead setting of these two cottages leads to the shops and village inns of picturesque Edale (a mile by road) and the start of the Pennine Way and its trail over 30,000 acres of National Trust owned High Peak. Converted from an old stone barn and very comfortably fitted and equipped, these spacious cottages enjoy shared use of a paddock garden with a stream, and are adjacent to the owners’ farmhouse home. They are bookable as completely self contained cottages, or, as one very large property sleeping 22 and 2 children in 12 bedrooms. This is excellent walking country, with a glorious landscape of heather clad moors and wind sculptured stones. Pony trekking locally. Cycle hire available 2 miles. Good fly fishing is available at Ladybower Reservoir, 8 miles away. Within 4 miles are the village of Hope (with good shops and pubs) and Castleton, with its Blue John Caverns, Peveril Castle and bustling cafe’s, inns, restaurants and craft shops. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Bakewell and Buxton are all within 15 miles and Alton Towers is about 1 hour’s drive. The local railway station (0.5 miles) enables return rides from Hope Valley walking, or easy visits to Magna and Meadowhall in Sheffield, and the Science Museum in Manchester.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (one four poster), 1 twin. Two shower rooms (one without toilet). Separate toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

2 cots. Shared patio.

All properties: Elec by £1 meter. Oil CH, bed linen and hand towels inc. H/chair. DVD. M/wave. Laundry room with w/machine (foc). M/wave. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Barbecue. Parking. Shared games room with TV, satellite TV (full package) and pool table (sole use when booking both cottages together or Kinder Court). Dinner party catering (by arr).

WAS
NOW
£710-£1153
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
10
Pets
0

High in the hamlet of Riber in the shadow of the castle just outside Matlock and surrounded by tranquil rolling countryside, The Stables is situated in the grounds of the privately-owned Riber Hall. This destination is offered for adults and children over twelve years old, inclusive of a tennis court and beautiful garden with heated furnished terrace. There are ten en-suite bedrooms of 17 to 40 square metres, equipped with Sony LCD TVs, dining areas and micro kitchens with combination microwave oven, fridge, kettle/toaster and Wedgwood china. For days out there is plenty to do and see. In the neighbouring village of Holloway is the former home of Florence Nightingale whilst down in the Derwent Valley at Cromford, the World Heritage Site boasts the world’s first water-powered cotton-spinning factories, built by Sir Richard Arkwright and Jedediah Strutt. Just under four miles is the delightful town of Matlock Bath boasting smart riverside cafés and bars slotted in between more traditional pubs, restaurants, tea shops, ice-cream parlours and plenty of restaurants. Here visitors can also sample a ride to The Heights of Abraham by cable car and admire the views of ‘Little Switzerland’ as Byron once described this area. For the more inquisitive visit the Mining Museum for a fascinating look into the area’s past. Shop 2 miles, pub 11/2 miles.

External steep stone staircase (alternative access via sloping lawn) to communal area: Spacious conservatory/living area with wood-burning stove and flagstone floor. Kitchen/dining room with Brazilian granite tables and flagstone floors. Main accommodation: Three double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Double bedroom with four poster bed and en-suite shower room (monsoon shower) with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms with TV, combi m/wave, small f/freezer and dining area.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, bathrobes and towels included
  • Eleven TVs
  • Ten iPod docks
  • Ten combi microwave/oven/grills
  • Laundry by arrangement
  • Fridge/freezers
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed 1/2-acre garden with furniture
  • Natural unspoilt woodlands
  • Ample parking
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 12 yrs

WAS
NOW
£2563-£4077
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

This spacious former barn has been sympathetically converted to provide the ideal holiday accommodation for the larger family group. No longer a working farm, and attached to the owners’ own home, Whitehouse Farm enjoys beautiful views across the Dales. Heathcote is a quiet hamlet, just one and quarter miles from the popular village of Hartington with its pretty village pond and famed cheese shop, as well as walks along Wolfscote Dale and Beresford Dale alongside the River Dove. Tissington Cycle Trail is just 120 yards, and there is a wealth of fine scenery, historic houses such as Chatsworth, Haddon House and Hardwick Hall. Livelier is Matlock Bath with its cable cars, Gullivers Kingdom and Alton Towers, whilst the attractive spa town of Buxton and market town of Bakewell are all within a 25 minute drive. Whitehouse Farm is the ideal base to visit all the attractions the Peak District National Park has to offer for all ages. Groceries can be delivered on request. Shops 11/4 miles, pub 3/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 twin (two zip and link), second staircase to 1 double bedroom with 2 additional singles. 2 bathrooms, both with shower over bath and toilet. Some low beams and doors on first floor.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Wii. Electric Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Lawned garden with sitting-out area and picnic benches. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub (£50per week). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£810-£2353
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
28
Bedrooms
14
Pets
3
Park Hall Manor Ref: RVV2

This Grade II listed manor house is set within 14 acres of natural grounds, together with the occupied adjoining servants’ wing, and has been sympathetically converted, retaining many original features to provide comfortable accommodation for families wishing to meet up for that special family occasion, and wi-fi is available in the living room.
Perfectly situated just off the main road between Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith, the pretty hamlet of Little Hayfield provides an ideal base for walking or touring all the Peak District has to offer. In the village, Tony Warren created the television series Coronation Street and the village is now home to the annual Hayfield sheepdog trials and country show which takes place in September each year. Situated just 1 mile from the charming village of Hayfield in the narrow valley of the River Sett, it is surrounded by some of the wildest hills in the Dark Peak, a popular base for exploring the Sett Valley Trail and walking on Kinder Scout. For many years Kinder was barred to walkers, being preserved as a grouse moor until interrupted in 1932 by the famous Kinder Scout Mass Trespass! There are excellent walks literally from the door and a good variety of traditional pubs within walking distance. Close by and just a short drive away are the caverns around Castleton, the plague village of Eyam, the popular walking village of Edale and the attractive village of Hope.
For guests who enjoy visiting stately homes and gardens, there are several notable places to visit in the area. Just 3½ miles from Bakewell, the spectacular Chatsworth House is set in extensive parkland with a backdrop of wooded, rocky hills leading to heather moorland. The house itself contains a collection of paintings, furniture, old master drawings, neoclassical sculpture, books and other artefacts. It was built in the 17th century by the first duke of Devonshire and has been in the family ever since. Both the house and grounds (redesigned by Capability Brown) are open to the public and they make for a memorable day out. The small estate village of Edensor is also worth a visit; it was remodelled by the sixth duke for his employees.
Impressive Haddon Hall is another stately home to visit. Originally dating from the 12th century, it is a fortified medieval manor house which has featured in many films and TV programmes, including the BBC’s 2006 production of Jane Eyre and the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice. It has a fine collection of English, Flemish and French tapestries. A visit to the stately homes in the area would not be complete without seeing Lyme Hall in Disley - a fine, Italianate house which featured as the home of Mr D’Arcy in the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
The towns of Buxton, Bakewell, Glossop and Holmfirth (setting for Last of the Summer Wine) are all an easy drive, as is Manchester with its excellent shopping. Shops 1½ miles, pub ¼ mile.

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.

Large entrance hall. Spacious living room. Sitting room. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Six double bedrooms, four with en-suite shower room and toilet, two leading to twin bedroom (each for +2, one accessed via flight of stairs), one leading to double bedroom (for +2). Bathroom with toilet. Rear first floor: Two twin bedrooms, one with four steps up to en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with stairs to en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Additional gas/electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared use of owner’s 14-acre grounds
  • Ample parking
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£2861-£4415
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
The Manor House Ref: ROO3

Nestled in the Peak District National Park, this 16th-century manor house shares 14 acres of grounds with the owners’ other holiday homes and is furnished in a shabby chic style with antiques, wood panelling, beams, stained glass and mullion windows (low ceilings, low doors and uneven floors in some rooms). There is use of a range of facilities (1 hour per day private use), including a shared indoor pool, sauna, solarium and treatment room. Bakewell, 3½ miles, offers shops, bars, a bistro, restaurants, twice weekly market, antique country fairs and music festivals. Stroll alongside the River Wye or a circular 3½-mile walk on part of the Monsal Trail. Chatsworth House, 5 miles, is set in 1000 acres and visitors have the opportunity to see the wild deer grazing. Other places to visit include Carsington Water and Buxton Opera House, both a short drive. Golf and horse riding are within 5 miles. Shops 3½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Early beamed entrance/sitting room with open fire. Beamed living room with sofa bed (alternative sleeping for two adults) and open fire. Large beamed kitchen/dining room with dual fuel Range (for cooking), open fire and flagstone floor. Four steps to small beamed double bedroom with stained glass window and low ceiling. Steam shower room with toilet. First floor: Henry’s room: Double bedroom with four-poster bed, wood panelling, double mullion window and step up to en-suite shower room with toilet. Jemima’s room: Double bedroom with 6ft (zip & link) bed, two additional chair beds (for +2 children under 8 years) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Chelsie’s room: Double bedroom with four-poster bed, wooden floor and step up to en-suite shower room with toilet. Sam’s room: Split-level double bedroom with two day beds (each for +1 children under 8 years) and en-suite shower room with toilet, low headroom on one level and steep, narrow tread stairs to glazed sitting area with double bed. Mum and Dad’s pad: Beamed double bedroom with exposed trusses, 6ft four-poster bed, child bed (for +1 child under 5 years), Calvari rain bath, double basin and toilet. All bedrooms with LCD TV.

  • Three open fires - fuel available locally
  • electricity, full gas central heating included, bed linen and towels (included pool towels and bathrobes) included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • 6-ring dual fuel Italian range (halogen griddle) included
  • Eight TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • microwave
  • 24-hour laundry service available at cost
  • Two dishwashers
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Walled inner courtyard with furniture
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Games room in Victorian summerhouse with Wii games console, small billiards table, table tennis, flatscreen TV
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (1 hr per day private use) with shower, changing facilities (23ft 6in x 11ft 6in, depth 4ft 6in)
  • 4-person Jacuzzi
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1999-£3588
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
NOW
£1067-£3136
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

"Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting..."

Set in the Darwin Forest on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this group of holiday cottages enjoys an ideal location from which to enjoy the area’s great natural beauty. Built in traditional Derbyshire stone to blend effortlessly into their surroundings, they are set around the lake and surrounded by mixed woodland, an ideal habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. The cottages are modern and spacious, with comfortably furnished living rooms, several enjoying views over the lake. A central courtyard area creates a focal point, and each cottage has its own patio, as well as shared use of the nine acres of beautiful wooded grounds which include an enclosed, elevated woodland walk around the lake. An old stone building has been dismantled and then erected in the grounds and is used for conferences and also as a fitness/weight loss venue (these facilities can be booked in advance with the management).
This peaceful spot is the perfect stopping off point for walking and cycling amid superb countryside, and a trekking centre just around the corner provides plenty of opportunity to explore on horseback. For the more adventurous, a whole host of outdoor pursuits is available nearby, including sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing on Carsington Reservoir, 13 miles away, while Derbyshire’s gritstone edges and deep caverns attract rock climbing and pot-holing enthusiasts.
The popular Derbyshire Dales town of Matlock is only 4 miles away, with a good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops. Among the attractions here are the Peak Rail steam trains, the Heights of Abraham pleasure grounds, reached by a cable car across the gorge, dramatic show caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There is also a fascinating Lead Mining Museum and an excellent Tramway Museum at Crich, providing something of interest for everyone. A short drive away is the splendid Chatsworth House with its fine collections of paintings and furniture, and Haddon Hall in the beautiful Wye Valley. Village shop and local pub 2 miles.
Darwin Lake is the perfect place to get away from it all amid beautiful surroundings, and to enjoy the many attractions that make this region so popular. The attractive cottages at Darwin Lake are cosily heated, insulated and double glazed throughout. The countryside is especially beautiful in the quieter seasons, and this tranquil location is accessible from major routes – ideal for Short Breaks and for holidays at all times of the year. Shop 2 miles.

Open-plan living/dining room with laminate floor and kitchen area with laminate floor. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Small single bedroom. Second floor: Double bedroom (6ft zip & link beds) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • DVD
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, NSH and wall-mounted convector heaters (subject to reasonable usage), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair by arrangement (cot linen not provided)
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shared access to 9-acres of wooded grounds including the Darwin Trail – a 15 min circular stroll
  • Parking
  • NB: Lake in grounds

WAS
NOW
£691-£1666
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2

‘‘...imbued with noble history...set in a dramatic and varied landscape...’’

Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on an upland called Priest’s Hill with excellent walking available from the doorstep, the properties have the use of an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and treatment rooms. Noble names have woven the threads of the hall’s long history including Henry de Ferrers, the Cokaynes and the Harthills. Henry VIII is also believed to have stayed at the hall.
It was here in 1259 that Sir Richard de Hartle was issued a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander II, allowing him to appoint his own chaplain. The chapel ceased its functions as a place of worship in 1546 and now takes the form of The Chapel and Hartle Cottage. The eight cottages are furnished with antiques and surround a medieval cobbled courtyard. They all retain a wealth of original features including thick stone walls, large oak beams, mullion windows and flagstone floors. Derbyshire’s bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs. Boasting a varied and beautiful landscape, they offer a blend of heritage, history and family attractions. The beautiful market town of Bakewell (3½ miles) is situated on the River Wye, crossed by a 13th-century five-arched bridge which has coffee shops and restaurants. Within easy reach are Matlock, Hall Leys Park, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Buxton. National Trust properties and gardens nearby include Riley Graves, Longshaw, Mam Tor, South Peak, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. Close by are both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Games room with free wireless internet connection. Golf and horse riding are available within 5 miles. Shop 3½ miles, pub 1 mile.

A barn conversion with fantastic views over the countryside. Four double bedrooms, three with 5ft (zip & link) beds. Boot room. Open-tread, turning stairs to first floor: Open-plan living/dining room with exposed stonework, superb views and modern fitted kitchen area with TV. Games room. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and folding bunk-beds (each for +2 children under 8 yrs). All bedrooms with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Full central heating included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Eight TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Small enclosed patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Private games room with small billiards and table tennis tables, LCD TV and Wii games console

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels, pool towels and bathrobes included
  • Microwave
  • 24-hour laundry service available at cost
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • 14 acres of grounds with furniture
  • Children’s play area
  • Private use of shared indoor heated swimming pool with shower and changing facilities (23ft 6in x 11ft 6in, depth 4ft 6in) open 7.30am-8.30pm
  • Shared games room with small snooker table, air hockey, billiards and wi-fi
  • Ample parking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Small pond in grounds

Four night mid-week breaks include tickets to Chatsworth House. In some Winter months when Chatsworth House is closed, champagne and chocolates are included.
Note: Harthill Barn (RAA5) and Manners (RAA4) can be joined by interconnecting doors and may be booked together to sleep up to 16+4 children under 8 yrs. Four night mid-week breaks include tickets to Chatsworth House. In some Winter months when Chatsworth House is closed, champagne and chocolates are included. Not in conjunction with any special rate.

SUPERB ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
Each property at Harthill Hall has one hour of private use of the facilities per day booked on site

  • Indoor heated swimming pool with showers and changing facilities
  • Sauna (adults only) and solarium (coin-op, adults only)
  • Treatment rooms
  • 14 acres of landscaped grounds with children’s play area
  • Key collection 4pm
  • Shared games room with small snooker table, air hockey, billiards and wi-fi

WAS
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£1419-£3800
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Moorecroft Ref: RLL4

This large, detached, Scandinavian-style house is situated just 400m from the heart of the pretty spa town of Buxton. With its own large indoor heated swimming pool, cinema area with 7ft screen, games room, as well as open-plan style of living, Moorecroft offers the perfect family holiday base. The property is decorated and furnished to a high standard. Walk from the door into the hills or stroll into the delightful town with its spectacular pavilion gardens, opera house, shops and restaurants to cater for all tastes.
Beautiful scenery and places to visit are in abundance, from caverns to castles, and stately homes to cycling trails. The picturesque market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne are both within a half hour’s drive. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and many quaint villages are well within easy reach. The cave village of Castleton and the plague village of Eyam are both a short drive away. Carsington Water is a must for water lovers and birdwatchers alike, whilst Monsal Dale is spectacular. Shop 400m, pubs 400m and restaurant 100m.

Dining/sitting room with door to swimming pool and well-equipped kitchen area with Lacanche range (for cooking) and French doors to garden, tiled floor throughout. Study. Utility. Four steps up to games room with pool table and darts. Twin bedroom with two additional Z-beds (can be placed in any room). Nine open-tread steps up to twin bedroom with low beam on ceiling and floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors to decked balcony. Two double bedrooms, one with Velux window, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, toilet and bidet. Twin bedroom with Velux window. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and Velux window.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor, rads on first floor), bed linen and towels included
  • 42” plasma satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer with ice-maker and wine cooler
  • Large, terraced courtyard with patio
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (33ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 5ft)
  • Games room with pool table and darts
  • No smoking
  • Unsuitable for the infirm
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 5 steps and pond in garden

WAS
NOW
£3366-£3366
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
24
Bedrooms
12
Pets
2
Kinder Court Ref: E1671

Only a 5-minute walk across meadows from the peaceful and sheltered farmstead setting of these two cottages leads to the shops and village inns of picturesque Edale (a mile by road) and the start of the Pennine Way and its trail over 30,000 acres of National Trust owned High Peak. Converted from an old stone barn and very comfortably fitted and equipped, these spacious cottages enjoy shared use of a paddock garden with a stream, and are adjacent to the owners’ farmhouse home. They are bookable as completely self contained cottages, or, as one very large property sleeping 22 and 2 children in 12 bedrooms. This is excellent walking country, with a glorious landscape of heather clad moors and wind sculptured stones. Pony trekking locally. Cycle hire available 2 miles. Good fly fishing is available at Ladybower Reservoir, 8 miles away. Within 4 miles are the village of Hope (with good shops and pubs) and Castleton, with its Blue John Caverns, Peveril Castle and bustling cafe’s, inns, restaurants and craft shops. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Bakewell and Buxton are all within 15 miles and Alton Towers is about 1 hour’s drive. The local railway station (0.5 miles) enables return rides from Hope Valley walking, or easy visits to Magna and Meadowhall in Sheffield, and the Science Museum in Manchester.

Pennine Cottage and Jacob’s Cottage can be connected by the following additional rooms at both ground and first floor levels to accommodate up to 24 guests. Ground floor: Dining/games room (this is formed from the games room when booked as one property and situated next door to the kitchen of Jacob’s Cottage enabling catering for 24 people). Bar area. Two separate toilets. First floor: 3 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep staircase to second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

3 cots. Bar area – owner will arrange barrel delivery (request in advance). Patio.

All properties: Elec by £1 meter. Oil CH, bed linen and hand towels inc. H/chair. DVD. M/wave. Laundry room with w/machine (foc). M/wave. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Barbecue. Parking. Shared games room with TV, satellite TV (full package) and pool table (sole use when booking both cottages together or Kinder Court). Dinner party catering (by arr).

WAS
NOW
£1564-£3458
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