Where to stay around Derby?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 259 holiday lettings near Derby. From 189 cottages to 25 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Derby for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Derby?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Derby. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Derbyshire County Cricket Club: 636 holiday lettings
  • Elvaston Castle: 473 holiday lettings
  • Spondon Station: 561 holiday lettings
  • Wyvern Business Park: 577 holiday lettings
  • Royal Derby Hospital: 669 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Derby listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Derby?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 189 cottages in Derby. Our other popular types of Derby holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 24 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Derby?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10 holiday homes with pool available in Derby. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Derby, the heart of England your home away from home

    Derby is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a fascinating history and heritage. The heart of the city offers excellent shopping, restaurants and cultural entertainment which is ideal for those considering a holiday rental in Derbyshire. In contrast, just ten minutes drive from the city you can enjoy glorious countryside amidst green rolling hills. The Peak District is a delightful area to explore with tiny market towns and villages such as Castleon and Bakewell where time has stood still for centuries.

    Things to Do in Derby, DerbyshireHill Walking and Mountain Biking

    The area around Derby and the beautiful Peak District offer unspoilt natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. Walk, cycle or drive along the narrow lanes and enjoy the fresh air, stunning scenery and wildlife which these activities afford. The nearby National Forest is also a great place for walking, horse-riding and biking. Go Racing

    Donington Park Racing Circuit is an excellent venue for racing events as well as concerts, fairs and markets. It is just 10 miles from your Derby holiday home and is the new venue for the British Formula One Grand Prix and the home of the British Motorcycle Grand Prix. There is also a museum with the largest collection of Grand Prix Racing Cars in the world. Shopping

    The new Westfield centre in Derby is a great place for shopping and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. The Cathedral Quarter is a popular area of the city with specialist shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.

    Places to Visit Near Derby, Derbyshire Alton Towers

    This fantastic theme park has a host of thrilling rides and plenty of action-packed fun for all the family. It also includes the Shark Bait Sea Life Centre and Water Park, near Peak District cottages. Chatsworth

    One of Derbyshire’s best-loved attractions is the country estate of Chatsworth. The house is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and is open to the public by guided tour. The extensive formal gardens and parkland, farmyard, garden centre and gift shops all add to the excellent amenities. There are also several restaurants and cafés including the cobbled Courtyard Café.

    Derby Museum and Art Gallery

    The Derby Museum and Art Gallery has a wonderful collection of art by the 18th century local artist, Joseph Wright. Derby porcelain, paintings, archaeology, military exhibits and wildlife are all on display, along with a sarcophagus and two Egyptian mummies.

    Weather in Derbyshire

    Derbyshire has warm, cloudy but fairly dry summers and mild winters with occasional snow. Expect summer temperatures to average 70°F (21°C) during the day.

    Travel to Derby, Derbyshire

    The closest major airport to Derby is the East Midlands Airport which is 10 miles from the centre of Derby. Birmingham International Airport is a little further afield, about 35 miles away.

    A car is essential to explore this scenic area. A hire car can be picked up from the airport, or consider driving to this beautiful area via the M1 from the north or from London.

    Sightseeing in and around Derby

    Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Derby a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Denby Pottery (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
    • Donington Park Racing Circuit (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
    • Crich Tramway Village (11.8 mi / 19 km)
    • Ashbourne Golf Club (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
    • Rushcliffe Golf Club (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
    • Bulwell Forest Golf Club (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Derby

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Derby is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Carsington Water (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
    • Lea Gardens (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
    • Heights of Abraham (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
    • Dovedale National Nature Reserve (16.2 mi / 26 km)
    • National Memorial Arboretum (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
    • Victoria Park (25.7 mi / 41.3 km)