Derbyshire is located right in the heart of England making it an ideal cottage holiday location for visitors from across the country. Covering more than 200 square miles it encompasses the southern end of the Pennine Chain known by the name of 'the backbone of England' and is surrounded by the regions of Yorkshire and Lancashire as well as Leicestershire and Staffordshire. The area has a number of national parks each with stunning scenery and old, inspiring woodlands. The best known and loved of these national parks is the Peak District which was the first national park in Britain dating back to 1951 and sitting between Manchester and Sheffield. Many of our cottages in Derbyshire are well located to take advantage of the Peak District National Park and all it has to offer. The Peak District actually falls across a number of counties the vast majority of its features such as caves, rivers, tors and waterfalls lie within Derbyshire, so it has the greatest claim to this stunning and popular holiday area.
Derbyshire is a varied region with from gently sloping rural landscapes to busy cities and active market towns. The number of green spaces makes the area a hit with open air enthusiasts whilst shoppers will flock to the area due to its popular stores and cafes in the cities. Some of our Derbyshire cottages are situated in these bustling cities whilst other Derbyshire holiday cottages are set in peaceful rural villages.
The region also offers an array of flora and fauna which will thrill any nature lover. The variety and depth in the striking landscapes of Derbyshire has encouraged artists, photographers, naturalists and geologists to visit, making it an area loved by all and at any time of year. And with Derbyshire being one of the driest places in the country, you're sure to find the weather to be able to get out and explore what the region has to offer. Our Derbyshire holiday cottages are certainly a safe bet for a family holiday where kids and adults can enjoy the outdoors.
So, whether you are looking for a short weekend city break or a longer holiday in one of our Derbyshire country cottages, this region can offer something for everyone. Our holiday rentals in the area are never far from the stunning scenery and outdoors. Each rental property has its own characteristics and facilities such as satellite TV, gardens, saunas and sometimes even hot tubs or swimming pools, for those of you looking for that something a bit more special. So whether you'd like an intimate romantic Derbyshire cottage for 2 or a large barn suitable for groups we have something for everyone.
Additionally we also have a range of pet friendly Derbyshire properties which means the whole family can enjoy a Derbyshire holiday. Your four legged friend will enjoy their stay as much as you will, as they explore the ever changing panorama as the woodlands and forests grow and develop in the area. With our holiday properties covering the whole of the Derbyshire area, you can choose how to make the most of your stay, whether it is in one of the many towns, hamlets or places of interest that the region has to offer.
The rental properties in Derbyshire are often very typical of the area with rustic, timeless character which will offer you the chance to experience an authentic experience of life in this lovely part of England. Rent one of our holiday cottages in Derbyshire and you'll be right at the center of some of the most outstanding outdoors in the country and providing you with a well earned opportunity to get away and relax from your usual busy life and routine. A holiday in Derbyshire really could become your home away from home.
When staying in Derbyshire there are plenty of things to see and do. Whether you're a family, a couple or a group of friends you will always find something to entertain everyone. From the colourful towns and cities offering shopping and sightseeing to the vast outdoors offering climbing, caving or mountain biking, there's plenty to fill get involved in.
There are miles upon miles of footpaths for those looking for an active holiday. If you're taking a holiday in one of our dog friendly Derbyshire cottages, then you can enjoy walking the dog in some truly fantastic surroundings. There are some excellent places to take your pet with the Peak District covering much of the region with trails such as Tissington Trail and Dovedale both welcoming pets. The National Forest is a huge conservation project and is a great place to go on a pet friendly holiday, with miles of tracks heading through both new and old woodland alike. There are also excellent opportunities to do some bird and plant spotting along the way! Alternatively why not enjoy a trip to Shipley Country Park with its many miles of footpaths meandering through scenery such as meadows, lakes and forests.
In order to enjoy views across the region why not climb to the top of Win Hill? Or if climbing to catch a glimpse of the views doesn't sound appealing then book a trip in a hot-air balloon and see what the birds can see from the stark moorland of the Dark Peak to the pleasant dales and limestone panorama of the White Peak. With exciting activities like this on offer Derbyshire really is a holiday destination not to be missed!
For those interested in golf, the many great open spaces across Derbyshire mean that there are huge numbers of golf courses, with many of them being open to the public. However if your purpose for visiting the region is for a golf break, it may be worth finding out in advance if the nearby course is open to the public, before booking specific holiday accommodation.
The Peak District is steeped in culture and history and one (of the many places) to visit if you are looking to find out more about the history of the region is Cromford. Made famous by Sir Richard Arkwright, a pioneer in industrial engineering, his Cromford Mill is well known for being the birthplace of manufacturing on a large scale. You can still see this fantastic cotton mill today by visiting Cromford Mill, which is now a World Heritage Site.
Derby has a mix of both traditional historic buildings and fantastic opportunities for shopping. There are nearly two hundred outlets in Westfield Derby which also features a Victorian market hall. Combine shopping and sightseeing by strolling through the cities three free museums, The Silk Mill, Pickford's House and the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
Another of Derbyshire's large towns worth investigating is Chesterfield where you can visit the church of St Mary. The All Saints church or 'Crooked Spire Church' is also worth a visit and there are various myths and legends about why its spire has such a strange shape.
Derbyshire is possibly most famous for its large amount of stately homes. One of the most noted of these is the hugely popular Chatsworth House. Whilst at the house there's plenty to keep everyone entertained, with its huge outdoor area and a playground for kids. Stately homes such as Haddon Hall are also well worth a visit and offer an opportunity to explore fantastic grounds and immaculate interiors.
If you're looking for a day of thrills and excitement then look no further than Alton Towers theme park, where adrenaline filled rides make for a fun day for all the family. For those seeking to enjoy the outdoors, try Carsington Water where kayaking and windsurfing can provide a full day of activities.
Our holiday properties in Derbyshire are located throughout the region, so you're sure to find a cottage in your desired location. There's also an immense variety between different parts of Derbyshire so no matter what kind of holiday you are looking for, there will be a part of Derbyshire to cater to you.
If you are looking for a livelier holiday why not try out one of the cities within Derbyshire. You can choose from locations such as Chesterfield or Derby with their shops, restaurants and pubs where there's always somewhere to relax and something to enjoy.
Alternatively Derbyshire has plenty of rural communities on offer for those who wish to enjoy a more relaxing break away. You can stay in holiday properties in locations such as the spa town of Buxton, the famous Bakewell with its pudding or even quieter villages like Castleton, Eyam, Ashford-in-the-Water or Winster where you can enjoy traditions such as Morris dancing.
Getting to your holiday rental property in Derbyshire couldn't be easier with its location right in the centre of the country. No matter where you are travelling from there is an easy way to reach the property. For those travelling to the area from overseas, the East Midlands Airport is perfectly located and offers to connections to many major destinations.
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