Beautiful and diverse Derbyshire is a country renowned for its industrial heritage and outdoor playground status; being home to the Peak District National Park (the most visited National Park in Europe) and the edge of the Pennine hills. This is a region of rolling hills, deep forests, beautiful lakes, stone cottages and interesting towns packed with a rich industrial history. When you're looking for quality holiday cottages Derbyshire doesn't disappoint either, with a wide variety of accommodation that covers all needs.
You'll be spoilt for choice with plenty of picturesque small towns and villages, such as busy Buxton with its famous spa and the added distinction of being Britain's highest market town (at 1,000 feet no less). Enjoy a slice or two of Bakewell's most famous export in one of the town's many cafes, and experience the quirky Heights of Abraham cable car in Matlock. You'll find holiday cottages Derbyshire wide offering easy access to the county's most popular attractions, with accommodation that spans barn conversions to quaint stone cottages. It's just a short hop over the county border Staffordshire too if you fancy a day at Alton Towers!
Derbyshire is the perfect spot for outdoor pursuits and you'll find accommodation that welcomes dogs and has spaces for bikes - not to mention holiday cottages Derbyshire with luxurious hot tubs, wonderful views and high-end amenities. Access the National Cycle Network via the Pennine Bridleway National Trail, try your hand at abseiling at Miller's Dale Bridge and explore the expansive grounds of Chatsworth House. History fans will also love Eyam village, and Chesterfield's bustling market is great fun for all. After a busy day of sightseeing and outdoor pursuits, settle into your cosy accommodation and order food from one of the many gastropubs, restaurants and takeaways in the area - or head to the local for a pint of real ale and great conversation by the fire.