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Holiday cottages in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Dominated by the mighty Peak District National Park, Derbyshire is a haven for walking and outdoor adventures. If you’re looking for places to stay, we have lots of self-catering holiday cottages in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Derbyshire has lots to offer families and outdoor lovers alike. The Pennine mountain range is ideal walking territory, with its undulating hills, dales and rocky outcrops. Down in the valleys, you’ll find bustling market towns, pretty villages, historic houses and a wealth of shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs.

Whether you’re searching for Derbyshire country cottages or somewhere in the heart of the national park, take a look at our cottages and see if they inspire your next break.

Derbyshire cottages

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

Rowthorne Lodge, Chesterfield 

Located on the fringes of Hardwick Hall Estate, this Derbyshire holiday cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway. As a guest of the lodge you're invited to explore Hardwick's extensive gardens when the day visitors have gone home. For adventurous days out, head to the Peak District, only a 30-minute drive away. Sleeps 2.

The exterior of Ticknall Lodge, Derbyshire

Ticknall Lodge, Ticknall 

If you're looking for unique cottages in Derbyshire, this pentagonal house ticks all the boxes. Built in 1806, the Grade II listed gate house has a warm and welcoming interior, with antique wood furnishings and a cosy, open fire. The cottage sits at the entrance to Calke Abbey Estate, with its 600 acres of parkland just on your doorstep. Sleeps 3.

The exterior of Kedleston Park House, Derbyshire

Kedleston Park House, Quarndon 

For Derbyshire country cottages, you'd be hard pressed to find a more idyllic location than Kedleston Park House. The 19th-century house us tucked in a quiet spot on Kedleston Park Estate, surrounded by tranquil parkland. It has a large private garden with seating area - the perfect place to relax and take in the view. Sleeps 6.

The exterior of Norbury Manor, Derbyshire

Norbury Manor, Ashbourne 

One of our largest Derbyshire cottages, Norbury Manor is ideal for big groups looking for places to stay near the Peak District. Sleeping 12 people and two dogs, Norbury has a luxurious interior with wood-panelled rooms, stained glass windows and large open fireplaces. Sleeps 12.

Group getaways in Derbyshire

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

Hardwick Hall Stable Yard, Chesterfield

You can stay in one of two cottages in the heart of the Hardwick estate in a restored stable yard building. The two individual cottages sleep a total of 18 guests, perfect for friends and family holidaying together. The two large holiday homes have a private walled garden.

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

6 High Hazels 

This self-catering cottage in Derbyshire was once a brewhouse, but is now a spacious six bedroom holiday home. The cottage has a luxurious interior with high ceilings, chic furnishings and a roll top bath. During your stay, make sure you visit Hardwick Hall to explore the former home of Elizabethan courtier, Bless of Hardwick. Sleeps 11.

4 Stable Yard Cottage, Derbyshire

4 Stable Yard Cottage 

Stay at this Derbyshire holiday cottage at the heart of Hardwick Estate. The 16th-century former stable yard has been restored into a comfortable cottage for six. If you don't want to leave your favourite four-legged friend at home, the cottage and parklands are dog-friendly. Sleeps 6.

The area surrounding the Greenwood Farm cottages, Derbyshire

Greenwood Farm, Hope Valley

There are three neighbouring cottages in a landscape of fields, ancient woodland and heather moorland at Greenwood Farm, sleeping a total of 16 guests. Each one has great spaces to relax and spend time together, and a private garden as well as a shared courtyard. Trails leads to the Longshaw estate, a mile away, and climber will love the challenge of the Gritstone Edges.

The outdoor seating and garden at Wilson Farmhouse, Derbyshire

Wilson Farmhouse 

This grade II-listed farmhouse from the late 1700s is a lovely mix of old and new. with inglenook fireplaces and log-burning stoves in the sitting room and the snug. Sleeps 6.

The sitting room at Gorsey Bank Barn, Derbyshire

Gorsey Bank Barn 

This fresh and bright converted barn has three en-suite bedrooms, with one bedroom and wet room on the ground floor, and an owl box with a camera livestream. Sleeps 6.

The exterior of Millstone Barn, Derbyshire

Millstone Barn 

This newly-converted barn has exposed stone walls and beams, a double bedroom and one twin. Sleeps 4.

Peak District cottages

The family dining area at Redhurst, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Redhurst, Ashbourn 

On the banks of the River Manifold, this pretty cottage in the Peak District oozes rustic charm. Set off from your front door to explore highlights of the Peak District, including Thor's Cave and its sweeping valleys. After a day in the great outdoors, the cosy living room is the perfect space to relax and revive. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of White Edge Lodge, Derbyshire

White Edge Lodge, Sheffield 

Standing alone on a vast expanse of heather moorland, with all-encompassing views of the Peak District, White Edge Lodge is sure to excite. A former gamekeeper's cottage, much of its original features remain, such as exposed brick walls and wooden beams. Its highlight though, is the upstairs roll-top bath which looks out over 20-miles of countryside. Sleeps 5.