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Discover a Derbyshire Dales District holiday cottage

Derbyshire Dales District: Derbyshire cottages in the Derbyshire Dales District put you in the heart of the beautiful Peak District and its stunning countryside. The area has plenty of exciting attractions to see, such as the Heights of Abraham, Haddon Hall and Stanage Edge, as well as endless natural areas for hiking and biking.


Heritage sites near Derbyshire Dales District holiday homes

The rich history of the Derbyshire Dales District is showcased in numerous museums, heritage sites and landmarks throughout the area. Holiday homes are available near unique sites like Cromford Mills, a former water-powered cotton mill that’s now a vibrant shopping district, and Masson Mills, an 18th-century cotton mill with a working textile museum and shopping village. History buffs will also enjoy the Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow, a prehistoric monument and burial site with a limestone block circle, and Peak Rail, a preserved railway with steam and heritage diesel service.

Things to do

Activities near Derbyshire Dales District holiday homes

The rich historic sites and vast natural spaces are among Derbyshire Dales District’s biggest draws. Holiday homes are available near such premier locations as the Chatsworth House, a family-friendly mansion and garden with an extensive art collection and a fun playground, and Dovedale, a nature reserve with dramatic rock formations, a wooded ravine and scenic valleys. You could also visit Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house with a grand Tudor hall and lush Elizabethan gardens, and the Heights of Abraham, a hilltop park with cavern tours, fossil exhibitions and a cable-car ride.

How to get around

Transport to Derbyshire Dales District holiday homes

Situated in the heart of England, the Derbyshire Dales District is easily accessible by road, rail, coach and air. Several rail lines, coaches and nearby airports offer services into the Derbyshire Dales District from all over. Upon arrival, coaches, local buses and hire cars are options for transport around the district and to your holiday rental. Many of the attractions in the district are close to the holiday homes, so you may be able to walk or bike to explore on your own schedule and sightsee along the way.

Food & drink 

Sample delicacies in Derbyshire Dales District

Regarded as the gateway to gastronomy culture in the Peak District, the Derbyshire Dales District has an abundance of traditional dishes that are influenced by the area’s agricultural history. The rolling hills and flat, fertile lands provide different culinary delights throughout the area, such as the Bakewell Tart, Thorcake, Derbyshire Savoury and Battered Puddings. Oatcakes, a modern, healthy diet staple, also originates from Derbyshire Dales District. Try out the distinctive flavours and rich food culture of the Derbyshire Dales District in local restaurants and eateries near your holiday rental.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun in Derbyshire Dales District holiday homes

Kids of all ages will enjoy the fun attractions and educational centres in the Derbyshire Dales District. Holiday homes are available near such kid-friendly attractions as Alton Towers, a massive theme park with roller coasters, thrill rides and kiddie rides, and Gulliver’s Kingdom, a family theme park with rides and a dinosaur area for younger children. The Eyam Hall Craft Centre, a stately Jacobean home with large gardens and a craft centre, and Peak District Mining Museum, a local heritage museum with a limestone gorge, climbing shafts and interactive mining exhibits, are also fun places for kids to explore.

How many holiday rentals are available around Derbyshire Dales District?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,653 holiday lettings around Derbyshire Dales District. From 1,254 cottages to 1,254 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Derbyshire Dales District?

If you are after a quiet escape from the concrete jungle, you're in luck! Leave all that noisy traffic behind and surround yourself with the soothing sounds of the countryside. HomeAway has 583 countryside rental properties in this destination. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has plenty of other options to have a look at, including:

  • 396 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 134 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 111 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Derbyshire Dales District in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tough finding the time to spend with your relatives and friends. A group trip is the perfect way to reunite and unwind. If you were hoping to kick back together, HomeAway has options to suit. Currently, cottage holiday rentals are all the rage for large groups of travellers here, and you'll find 169 available on our database. Properties in this area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 652 holiday rentals ideal for that size. Spend a night for as little as £35.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be pleased to learn that there are 239 holiday rentals that are suitable. The starting price is £60 per night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 5? We have 157 rental accommodation that will be ideal. Prices start from £52 a night.

You and all your besties will be more than satisfied when you plan your Derbyshire Dales District travels with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Derbyshire Dales District?

Reduce those pesky accommodation expenses with a little help from HomeAway. You'll discover plenty of awesome holiday rentals and save heaps of cash! You always know there's an irresistible deal awaiting you in or around Belle Vue. With 23 holiday rentals available at an average price of £99 a night, staying in this well-known area is sure to get your getaway off to a terrific start!