Holiday cottages in Derbyshire

Dominated by the mighty Peak District National Park, Derbyshire has its fair share of spectacular landscapes. Running like a backbone through Northern England, the Pennine mountain range comes to halt in the county, giving way to undulating hills and dales, and otherworldly rocky outcrops.

The county’s industrial heritage is evident in the preserved monuments that dot the countryside. None more so than Arkwright's Cromford Mill, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But, travelling through Derbyshire’s more rural areas, you’ll stumble upon working villages that appear to have changed little in centuries.

The exterior of Rowthorne Lodge, Hardwick Hall, nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Rowthorne Lodge, nr Chesterfield 

Located on the fringes of the Hardwick Hall Estate, Rowthorne Lodge is a cosy one-bedroom cottage, perfect for a romantic getaway. As a guest of the lodge you’re invited to explore the extensive gardens after hours, and the Peak District, which is only a 30-minute drive away.

Exterior of Ticknall Lodge, Ticknall, Derbyshire

Ticknall Lodge, Ticknall 

This cosy two-bedroom house sits at the northern entrance to country estate, Calke Abbey. Built in 1806, it’s a Grade II listed building that retains its original features whilst providing a comfortable stay.

Exterior of White Edge Lodge, nr Sheffield, Derbyshire

White Edge Lodge, nr Sheffield 

Nestling amongst the colourful heather moorlands of the Peak District is White Edge Lodge. Originally a gamekeeper’s cottage, it has many quirks to provide an authentic stay. Dine in the former game cellar or lookout over the Derwent Valley from the Victorian roll-top bath.

The exterior of 4 Stable Yard Cottage, nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire

4 Stable Yard Cottage, nr Chesterfield  

You needn’t just gaze upon the history of the Hardwick Estate, you can actually live in it. This 16th-century, former stable yard sits within the estate's parklands, which guests are invited to explore for free. If you’re after more National Trust properties to visit, Clumber Park, Kedleston Hall and Chatsworth House are all nearby.

The exterior of Park House, Kedleston, Quarndon, Derbyshire

Park House, Quarndon 

This 19th-century house sits on the edge of Kedleston Park with a glimpse of the main hall across the parkland. Tucked within the trees and wrapped with its own private garden, this idyllic spot makes the perfect country retreat where guests can explore the surrounding park after hours.

The impressive exterior of 6 High Hazels, Hardwick Hall, nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire

6 High Hazels, nr Chesterfield 

Close to 4 Stable Yard Cottage, 16th-century High Hazels was a former brewhouse. Indulge in a little luxury in its spacious rooms, chic bathroom and enclosed garden before heading out to explore the beautiful Hardwick Estate.

Reception room at Norbury Manor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Norbury Manor 

Norbury Manor really lives up to its opulent name with its wood panelled rooms, stained glass windows and large open fireplaces. It looks out over the Peak District and sits within a Medieval knot garden, so you’ll really feel like Lord or Lady of the manor.