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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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Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

Enjoying a peaceful, rural location with unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside, Annie’s Meadow Barn sits within 8 acres of its own meadows, offering complete seclusion and tranquillity. This detached stone barn, which dates back to the 18th century, has been converted into a spacious and comfortable holiday home, with the addition of a games room which features large glass doors opening onto the paved/barbecue area with spectacular views over the countryside. The lively old market town of Ashbourne is only 2½ miles away, offering antique shops, bars, restaurants and cafés. Carsington Water, 6 miles, is a superb windsurfing and sailing centre and has an area devoted to wildlife and nature conservancy. At the watersports 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 country walking is virtually on the doorstep, and the renowned Tissington and Middleton cycle trails are both close by. Wirksworth, the attractive market of Bakewell, famed for its pudding, and Matlock are all fascinating towns nearby. 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. Enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum, where visitors can 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. One of Britain’s premier theme parks, Alton Towers, is also within easy reach. Shops and pub 2 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove, French doors, exposed brickwork and wooden floor. Sitting/games room with doors to paved area. Spacious kitchen with dining area, TV and tiled floor. Twin bedroom with zip & link beds and en-suite wet room with bath. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with Velux window. Single bedroom with additional pull-out single bed (for +1). Shower room and toilet. Separate staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with TV, Velux window and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Large enclosed garden with paved area and furniture
  • 8 acres of natural unspoilt grounds with terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Stable block and tack room (£70per week)
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with table tennis and board games
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

WAS
NOW
£691-£1825
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.

WAS
NOW
£791-£1880
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
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 and en-suite wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Small single bedroom (shares en-suite facilities).

  • DVD
  • Fridge/freezer

  • 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
£558-£1299
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
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.

Living room/kitchen with tiled floor and beams. Spacious dining room with double sofa bed (for +2), chandelier, dining table (converts to ¾-size billiard table), tiled floor and beams. Two double bedrooms, each with Victorian brass beds. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom (single bed above double). Two bathrooms each with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Full electric central heating included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed patio, terrace and furniture
  • Hot tub
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steps at rear down to terrace

  • 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: Henry’s Haunt (RXX8) and Cokaynes (RXX9) are adjacent and may be booked as one to sleep 10+2.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
NOW
£794-£1945
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Orchard Cottage Ref: 30547


A wonderfully-presented detached stone built holiday property on a semi-working farm, on the outskirts of the lovely Peak District town of Matlock. Beautiful throughout and providing spacious accommodation, this Matlock accommodation is perfect for groups of friends or families wishing to explore this beautiful part of Derbyshire. Outside, enjoy a delightful sunny courtyard and lawned garden complete with furniture to enjoy that morning coffee or pre-dinner glass of wine. With the delights of the beautiful Peak District National Park on the doorstep, this cottage provides the perfect holiday base. The World Heritage Arkwright Mills to explore, Gulliver’s Kingdom, which is wonderful for small children, the Heights of Abraham and Carsington Water all close by, and the market town of Ashbourne and Bakewell are both within easy reach. Guests can also enjoy Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House and the historic spa town of Buxton, which are all well worth a visit. A lovely Matlock cottage, excellent for a holiday at any time of the year. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Snug. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 5 steps in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£1012-£2258
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
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 former coach house with large glazed views over open countryside. Large living room with views of countryside. Step down to farmhouse-style kitchen, flagstone floor and glazed door to outside seating area and enclosed garden. Jungle themed double bedroom with TV, antique oak four-poster bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft French bed. Two twin bedrooms, one with Coca-Cola theme and one with ship theme. Bathroom with toilet. Beamed throughout.

  • Full gas central heating included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Sofa-bed available (for +2)
  • Two TVs
  • CD
  • Large lawned garden with hot tub and furniture

  • 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. 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
NOW
£843-£1998
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

WAS
NOW
£2289-£2289
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Bailey Flatt Barn Ref: CC412093
This impressive 400 year old converted stone barn with its exposed oak beams and stonework offers a peaceful rural location yet is within easy reach of Buxton town centre. Situated down a country lane and with walks in every direction, it is an ideal location for walking/cycling or a peaceful countryside break, combined with the attractions of an historic market town. A hot tub adds a touch of special luxury.
The dining kitchen, complete with stone flagged floor and multi-fuel stove is next to a sitting area, which leads into the lounge and also boasts a stove and leather sofas. Upstairs the four bedrooms offer flexible accommodation ideal for a family or group of friends. All the rooms enjoy views across open farmland.

Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises;
Kitchen/Diner: With electric double oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, dining table, stepping up to..
Sitting Area: With comfy chairs and multi fuel stove
Lounge: With multi fuel stove, Freesat TV and sofas
Garage: With washing machine, freezer and secure storage for bikes.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite shower room with wash basin and WC
Bedroom 2: With double bed
Bedroom 3: With twin beds (linked as super king please request layout when booking) Note: this room has a sloping ceiling
Bedroom 4: With single bed
Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Starter pack provided for the fire. Travel cot and high chair available on request.Enclosed garden with decked area overlooking ponds (fenced off). Outdoor furniture. Hot tub and BBQ area. Off road parking for 3 cars.
Please note: Use of the hot tub is optional, however if used there is a £50 charge payable to the owner on arrival.

WAS
NOW
£430-£840
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
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.

Spacious living room with electric fire. Dining room. Large kitchen. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with additional bunk bed (for +2). Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity radiators
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • CD
  • Fridge/freezer

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included (cot linen not included)
  • Cots and high chairs on request (no high chair straps provided)
  • 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
NOW
£1837-£1852
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
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 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
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