Selection of country cottages and holiday cottages in the Peak District, Derbyshire
Discover holiday homes in the Peak District
Compare the best Derbyshire and Peak District cottages and you can easily find the holiday cottage for the ultimate trip to the central county of England, which is home to one of the most prized national parks in the UK. Find the perfect holiday lodges in the Peak District in just one click. We take the time to compare holiday cottages in Derbyshire from hundreds of different sites so that you don’t have to worry about the stress of searching one by one. Home to the rolling hills of the Peak District which is famous for the likes of Dovedale, the Pennine Way and limestone dales, these are the southern hills of the Pennines and are the perfect setting for a self-catering cottage getaway. Derbyshire comprises a range of settlements in which you are sure to find your perfect cottage in the Derbyshire Dales. The rolling valleys of this region are iconic, but so are the deep brown moors, and it is precisely these natural landscapes that draw all those that are passionate for the outdoors. Whether you need a country cottage to rent to go cycling, climbing, caving or hiking - we have it all, or log cabins in the Peak District, we have it all. All you have to do is let us know how many people you’re travelling with, and how long for, and we’ll take care of the rest for you. Visit the stunning Chatsworth House, or take one of the many National Trail hikes through the sumptuous valleys. This is one of the most picturesque counties in the country, and a Derbyshire country cottage is the perfect place for your trip. If you’re visiting for New Year, you might want a party house in Derbyshire, or if you’re looking for something a bit more tranquil, we recommend a Peak District cottage.
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Places to stay in Derbyshire
The countryside of this county is the ultimate destination for rural holiday accommodation in Derbyshire. There is a range of different types of letting that many choose to rent. The most popular option is a cottage to rent in the Peak District, of which it is mostly made up. Other options include Peak District cabins, which are a popular option. Many people choose lodges in Derbyshire to fully relax and unwind, or maybe even a holiday barn. The most luxurious option has got to be a Peak District cabin with a hot tub, which many also enjoy. Take a look at the various destinations in Derbyshire that we have available:
- Buxton: This is a spa town with the highest elevation above sea level of any market town in England. It is raised approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. It is a picturesque place to live and is described as the gateway to the Peak District National Park.
- Derby: Settled by the Romans, this is the city at the centre of the British rail industry. Discover holiday rentals in Derby now.
- Chesterfield: Traced back to a Roman fort in the 1st century AD, it was originally an Anglo-Saxon village and has a street market. Find holiday rentals in Chesterfield here. Find more holiday rentals in Chesterfield here.
- Ashbourne: This is a market town in the Derbyshire Dales and is famous for the annual Shrovetide football match played on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. There are a large number of independent shops, and is known as the ‘Gateway to Dovedale’.
- Bakewell: This town is probably best known for its famous tart of the same name. It has many shopping facilities and is a beautiful place to stroll around. It is built on the banks of the river Wye, and is a great example of the fantastic stone buildings of the region. The five-arched stone bridge invokes much artistic inspiration, alongside its beautiful courtyards.
- Glossop: About 15 miles east of Manchester and located in High Peak of Derbyshire, this beautiful village is a great place for a holiday rental thanks to its enviable location.
- Matlock: Situated at the south eastern edge of the Peak District, this beautiful town is the county town of Derbyshire.
Chatsworth House and other points of interest in Derbyshire
- Chatsworth House: This stately home is located in the Derbyshire Dales and has been home to the Cavendish family at the seat of Devonshire since 1549.
- Pennine Way: A National Trail with 268 miles of walking through England. It can be traced from Edale in Derbyshire, to Kirk Yetholm in Northumberland.
- Dovedale: This National Nature Reserve is an important ash woodland area and has a beautiful river with plenty of wildlife. You can cross the River Dove via the Stepping Stones.
- Kinder Scout: This is the highest point of the Peak District, and also in Derbyshire. It is located in the Dark Peak and forms a moorland plateau.
- Monsal Trail: This is a popular traffic free route for walkers, cyclists through the limestone dales of the Peak District.