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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Derbyshire

Derbyshire sits conveniently right in the heart of the UK, in the East Midlands area of England. This magical county is home to a great countryside landscape including the woodlands of The National Forest and the famous Peak District National Park – a vast playground for enjoying a host of outdoor activities. Derbyshire holidays have much to offer history lovers, with magnificent stately homes dotted across the countryside, along with ancient sites of intrigue. Whether you are looking at staying within the boundaries of the national park or searching for accommodation near major attractions, we have a great selection of holiday rentals in Derbyshire to suit all budgets. Read more

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53.104512, -1.525168

A new build on a historic site in a gorgeous location is a recipe we all want to try! Cotton House is in Lea Mills in the Derwent Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site near Matlock and the Peak District. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms with accommodation over three floors, a garden and off-street parking. The layout suits families and friends, including those with dogs, with holiday bookings available all year round. Local attractions include Chatsworth House, Gulliver's Kingdom, Alton Towers, and Poole's Cavern. 

Weekly guide price:
£830 to £1120
Short breaks from £119 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.019265, -1.593088

Discover the delights of the Derbyshire Dales from this charming cottage near Ashbourne. The Cottage is a self-catering holiday home for up to four adults, featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a private enclosed garden. It's ideal for walking and cycling holidays, being close to the southern Peak District and Carsington Water. The surrounding area has lots of charming market towns and picturesque villages, including Matlock and Bakewell. Other local attractions include Chatsworth House and Alton Towers. There are two pubs within walking distance, and the property is dog-friendly. 

Weekly guide price:
£385 to £490
Short breaks from £75 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.454625, -1.950054

A relaxing holiday in the Peak District is just what you need. This one-bedroom holiday apartment is a short walk from the centre of Glossop on the edge of the national park, with excellent access to bars, shops and cafes. It's a fantastic area for walking and cycling as there are so many beautiful paths and cycling routes nearby, including the long-distance Trans Pennine Trail. Bakewell, Buxton and Eyam are within easy reach, while Manchester is less than an hour by car or train. Local activities include fishing, mountain biking and sailing. There is a small gym and a swimming pool on site. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £850
Short breaks from £75 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.138618, -1.395916

The Old School comfortably sleeps 4 guests in a charming setting in the Derbyshire village of Morton with a good choice of amenities on the doorstep including 2 pubs and good walking opportunities. Sitting in a conservation area, the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park's many attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£630 to £840
Short breaks from £90 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.756302, -1.505466

Tuck yourself away in the countryside in this little slice of heaven. The Whimsy is a stylish modern cottage in a fantastic location in The National Forest. It is opposite fields and has a gorgeous outlook, especially as it is on a quiet lane with no through traffic. There's a pub just a short walk from the door, with an excellent choice of places to eat, drink and shop in Ashby de la Zouch, only three miles away. The self-catering cottage sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and boasts stylish decor and a high standard of finishing throughout. It's perfect for couples, families or friends in the area on holiday, to attend a wedding, or who want a home-away-from-home rather than an impersonal hotel while visiting for business.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £595
Short breaks from £60 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.002127, -1.463143

Peak Manor is a stunning late-Victorian Grade II listed manor house in a quiet location just south of the Peak District. It's perfect for gathering your favourite people together to celebrate a special occasion like a milestone birthday or a wedding. There is space for 36 people to sleep in 13 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, with multiple reception spaces, a kitchen to delight any chef, and three private acres of grounds. It's within easy reach of Chatsworth House, the Stoke Potteries, and Alton Towers, so organising day trips is easy. 

Weekly guide price:
£4500 to £7800
Short breaks from £1350 per night

36  |   13  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.060442, -1.817871

The Orchards' views are so beautiful that you will be mentally moving in before the end of the stay. This lovely holiday cottage is near the village of Ilam in the Peak District National Park, surrounded by fields and woodland on the owner's farm. There are no near neighbours (unless you count the horses and lambs in the meadow!) and no passing traffic to interrupt your peace and privacy. The opportunities for walking and cycling are plentiful, and The Orchards is within easy reach of favourite attractions like Chatsworth House and Alton Towers. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families and couples.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£472 to £795

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

53.012314, -1.744553

The Peak District National Park and the beautiful Dovedale Valley are on the doorstep of this charming late-Victorian holiday cottage in Ashbourne. Aldergrove Cottage is half a mile from the centre of this historic market town, putting everything you need for a self-catering stay within a ten-minute walk. It's fantastic for walkers and cyclists who can access the Tissington Trail and Manifold Way, among other popular routes, and convenient for Chatsworth House, Alton Towers, Buxton, Bakewell, and Matlock Bath. Aldergrove Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and suits couples, families and friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £550
Short breaks from £50 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.356642, 0.362906

Surround yourself with the beauty of the Dovedale Valley at Colshaw Farmhouse. It is only five miles from Buxton and a mile from the Knights Table pub in Flash. All of the best Peak District National Park attractions are within easy reach including Chatsworth House, the Manifold Trail, the Heights of Abraham and Matlock, as well as charming villages and towns like Eyam and Bakewell. The cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, and is perfect for couples and small families, with the option of further accommodation for larger groups in the owner's luxurious glamping yurts.

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £650
Short breaks from £95 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.983263, -1.804779

A few short miles from Ashbourne and close to the breathtaking Dovedale Valley, Oldfields Farm sits just outside the Peak District National Park and provides a welcome retreat for couples who want to disconnect from the noise and stress of their everyday life. The converted mews holiday cottage is close to fantastic walks and cycle paths, with the owners including thoughtful touches such as soft bathrobes and a welcome basket with fresh eggs and homemade scones and jam. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Alton Towers are just a few of the Peak District attractions nearby. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £530
Short breaks from £97 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star Gold

The Stable

Last Minute Offer:Sun, 22nd May 2022 for 6 nights, £410"2 nights £130; 3 nights £195; 4 nights £260; 5 nights £325; arrive any day"
53.268262, -1.624493

Who wouldn't want a romantic break in the Peak District? These former stables have been transformed into a stylish, contemporary holiday home which is ideal for couples but which can accommodate up to four people. There is a friendly pub just a five-minute stroll from the door, and Curbar Edge is not much further. The Monsal Trail and favourite attractions like Chatsworth House, the Heights of Abraham, Gulliver's Kingdom, Bakewell and Buxton are all within easy reach to make The Stable convenient as well as comfortable.

Weekly guide price:
£360 to £699
Short breaks from £65 per night

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.205560, -1.668315

Ideally placed in a quiet area close to Bakewell town centre, this single level holiday home provides comfortable self-catering accommodation that is both child and pet friendly. A good base for exploring the Peak District National Park and the many attractions of Derbyshire.

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £580
Short breaks from £65 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.155553, -1.643774

As long as you've got the legs for it, you won't need a car once you arrive at Barn Cottage. The pretty one-bedroom cottage is in the Peak District village of Birchover, within walking distance of two friendly pubs serving food and having direct access to footpaths and cycling routes from the door. Walking, bouldering, caving and climbing are all popular, as are mountain biking and road cycling. Bakewell and Chatsworth House are just over five miles away, with other local attractions, including the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Spa, Buxton, and Alton Towers. Barn Cottage is ideal for couples or individual visitors, offering comfortable accommodation in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£280 to £440
Short breaks from £65 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.240631, -1.762002

A single storey self-catering cottage in the heart of the picturesque Peak District within easy reach of Bakewell, providing an ideal base for visiting the many local attractions of the area. Maigold Cottage is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the peace, tranquility, lovely views and superb walking and cycling on the doorstep. Wi-Fi and off-road parking for two cars.

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £750
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.240631, -1.762002

Albertine Barn has been converted into a lovely holiday cottage, accommodating up to eight guests. With exceptional views across the Peak District countryside, this is a perfect place to relax, enjoy excellent walks or visit the attractions of the area. Wi-Fi and off road parking for four cars.

Weekly guide price:
£1130 to £1470
Short breaks from £305 per night

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

2 Lumford House

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 6th Jun 2022 for 4 nights, £795"*NEWLY RENOVATED LUXURY HOLIDAY COTTAGE JUST A 5 MINUTE WALK FROM THE TOWN CENTRE OF BAKEWELL SLEEPING UPTO 6 GUESTS SITUATED ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER WYE*"
53.218246, -1.680607

This luxury self-catering cottage in Bakewell provides all you can want and need for your staycation in the Peak District. 2 Lumford House sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms (one ensuite) with a gorgeous country decor inspired by the age of the house and the surrounding countryside. 2 Lumford House offers peace and tranquillity overlooking the River Wye and is only a ten-minute stroll from Bakewell's shops, cafes, restaurants and market. It's convenient for Chatsworth House, the Monsal Trail, Buxton, Hardwick Hall and other favourite sights and attractions in the Peak District. Holiday bookings are available all year round with short breaks (minimum of three nights) possible depending on availability. 

Weekly guide price:
£1215 to £1325
Short breaks from £174 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.254881, -1.913189

Stay in the heart of fashionable Buxton in this boutique holiday home. Dolly Cottage is a short walk from bars, restaurants, shops, and other amenities you need for a self-catering holiday in the Peak District. It is perfect for a short break with spa treatments, golf, and great meals, but also ideal for a more extended holiday exploring the footpaths, sights and attractions that make this region a year-round favourite. Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Haddon Hall and Poole's Cavern are all within easy reach. The layout suits couples and small families. 

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £550
Short breaks from £95 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.216585, -1.515705

Wasp Nest Cottage is perfect for couples, friends or small families seeking to escape to the peace and beauty of the Peak District. The period holiday cottage is on the edge of Holymoorside, close to the national park and with stunning walks over the moors accessible from the door. There is an excellent village shop and two pubs within walking distance. Favourite Peak District attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, and the Heights of Abraham are all within a 15-20 minute drive. The two-bedroom self-catering cottage sleeps four people and features furniture, art and pottery from local artisans.

Weekly guide price:
£532 to £679
Short breaks from £97 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.366354, -1.756371

If you love the idea of tucking yourself away in a romantic retreat which is a little different, then Haddy's Hut is perfect for you. This romantic shepherd's hut has everything couple's need for comfort, including underfloor heating and a log burner. It is the heart of the Peak District, on a family-run farm just outside the village of Hope and within walking distance of the 16th-Century Cheshire Cheese Inn. Nearby, beautiful footpaths lead to stunning locations, allowing you to combine a glamping-style holiday with some of the best sights and attractions in the Peak District.

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £730
Short breaks from £133 per night

2  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.366354, -1.756371

Old Dairy Cottage is a fantastic country retreat for couples or individual travellers who want to immerse themselves in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The pretty stone cottage is on a family-run farm just outside the village of Hope and within walking distance of shops and a pub. Nearby attractions include Haddon Hall, Blue John Cavern, Peveril Castle, and Chatsworth House and Gardens. Buxton, Bakewell and Castleton are all only a short drive away, while Alton Towers, Manchester and Sheffield can be reached in around an hour. There are miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails in the area, including beautiful walks to Win Hill, Lose Hill and The Derwent Dams.

Weekly guide price:
£390 to £530
Short breaks from £56 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Discover Derbyshire

The Peak District lies in the north of Derbyshire. Forming the southern part of The Pennines, the landscape is a wonderful mix of hills and moors. Popular with walkers, hikers, climbers and cyclists, the area offers a vast range of outdoor activities for visitors and a great selection of Derbyshire holiday cottages to relax in at the end of an action packed day. Whether you are getting away as a couple or a large group of friends, the central location of this magical county makes it a popular choice at any time of the year.

For those seeking thrilling adventures, opportunities for rock-climbing, abseiling and caving are all plentiful in Derbyshire with the rocky, grit stone faces within the district. If you want to experience The Peak District from the air, why not jump into a cable car at the Heights of Abraham or try a relaxing hot-air balloon ride around the area? To experience the landscape head-on, there are all sorts of gliding adventures, from the traditional to paragliding and hang gliding - ideal for daredevils!

The National Forest is another of Derbyshire’s enchanting places to visit for nature lovers. It combines ancient woodlands with new planting sites and is an on-going environmental project. At the heart of the forest is Conkers, a visitor centre which is suitable for the whole family, offering tree top adventures, nature trails and great ways to explore the area. There is also a Fairy Labyrinth for the little ones to get lost in and if you visit on a rainy day and prefer to stay indoors, there are a range of pubs, restaurants and cafés which are full of amazing local produce.

Historical sites can be found all over Derbyshire. Derwent Valley Mills, a World Heritage Site, commemorates the rise of industrialism in the county. It runs from Masson Mill in Cromford, to the Silk Mill in Derby. A great venture for fans of history and the rise of industry in Northern England. Wingfield Manor, in Alfreton, boasts of late-Gothic architecture. Its Great Hall and High Tower are wonderful sights, striking against the beautiful backdrop of the countryside. For lovers of stately homes, Lyme Park with its grand gardens is a popular attraction made famous by Pride and Prejudice and Chatsworth House is unmissable. For those looking for more ancient history, the Arbor Low Stone Circle is a great stop. The site of the stones is a magical and mysterious place which offers panoramic views of the county.

From nature to history and stately, opulent homes, Derbyshire offers a unique experience. The National Forest and The Peak District National Park offer a great choice of Derbyshire cottages for those wanting to embrace the natural environment and beautiful landscapes of the county. Alternatively, we have cottages near the city of Derby for those seeking the buzz of a city break.