Where to stay around Derbyshire?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,147 holiday lettings near Derbyshire. From 924 cottages to 78 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Derbyshire is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Derbyshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Derbyshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Derbyshire Dales District: 1,573 holiday homes
  • Bakewell: 1,114 holiday homes
  • Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve: 698 holiday homes
  • Buxton: 616 holiday homes
  • Matlock: 717 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Derbyshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Derbyshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Derbyshire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Bakewell: 1,114 holiday lettings
  • Buxton: 616 holiday lettings
  • Matlock: 717 holiday lettings
  • Chesterfield: 522 holiday lettings
  • Peak Forest: 571 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Derbyshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Derbyshire are:

  • Birmingham Airport (BHX): 474 self catering accommodations
  • Nottingham East Midlands Airport (EMA): 233 self catering accommodations
  • Manchester Airport (MAN): 564 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Derbyshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Derbyshire. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Peak District National Park Authority: 1,404 holiday rentals
  • Chatsworth House: 1,346 holiday rentals
  • Derbyshire County Cricket Club: 636 holiday rentals
  • Peak District National Park: 982 holiday rentals
  • Denby Pottery: 858 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Derbyshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make holiday rental accommodation or a holiday cottage in Derbyshire your home away from home

Derbyshire is a wonderfully varied county right in the heart of England. The countryside is littered with magnificent national parks, encompassing some of the most spectacular scenery of the English mainland. From the vibrant towns and cities to the open countryside and numerous golf courses, Derbyshire is a magnificent place to take a holiday cottage, disappear for a week and really relax, fill yourself with hearty food in a range of Derbyshire public houses and just enjoy the best of the English countryside.

Things to do on holiday in Derbyshire

Although there are a huge number of national parks in Derbyshire, the most loved is actually England’s oldest; the Peak District National Park which can be found between Manchester and Sheffield. There is extensive country in which to relax, whether you decide to enjoy the land on foot, bicycle or horse back. The Peak District National Park actually lies across a handful of counties, but the lion’s share of its caves, rivers, hills and valleys fall within the boundaries of Derbyshire. There are many miles of footpaths, and enough Derbyshire public houses to refresh walkers to continue on their way! Birdwatchers will already know much about the Derbyshire Dales, as they are a hugely important asset for European bird life.

Those taking a Derbyshire holiday cottage for walking, cycling, fishing or bird watching holidays cannot fail to be delighted. There is so much countryside of such variety that Derbyshire accommodation in one village can be completely different to Derbyshire accommodation just a few miles down the road. There are some fantastic restaurants in Derbyshire, but if you really want to eat well, try catching your supper in one of the fish rich rivers which transverse the county and cooking them in your own kitchen in a Derbyshire cottage.

Across Derbyshire, golf courses appear in numbers, many of which are open to the public to just turn up and play. If you are heading to Derbyshire for a golf holiday, it may be worth finding out if the local courses are all open to the public before taking a specific Derbyshire holiday cottage.

Places to visit on holiday in Derbyshire

The city of Derby is England’s youngest city, being awarded its status as a city as late as 1977. Derby, the starting point of the Industrial Revolution, is a historical gem, yet is a hugely contemporary city. There are a huge range of chops, restaurants and performances, in locations ranging from the Derby Arboretum to the Derby Playhouse.

Weather in Derbyshire

Due to its central location, Derbyshire is one of the driest places in England. Temperatures are similar to the rest of the country, with winter weather being fairly unpredictable and summer temperatures averaging around 19°C.

Cheap flights to Derbyshire

Reaching a Derbyshire holiday cottage could not be any easier. Located right in the centre of the country, it doesn’t matter where home is, there will be a quick and easy route from home to your Derbyshire accommodation. The East Midlands Airport (EMA) is located within the county, and there are a number of Derbyshire car hire firms working from the airport.

Outdoor activities in Derbyshire

Because so much of the Derbyshire countryside is given over to farm fields and the vast reserves of the Peak District National Park, the county remains a real favourite for outdoors adventurers. You can discover rural, rustic Derbyshire holiday cottages that sit close to hiking paths and long-distance cycling routes. Popular walks include the Peak District section of the Pennine Way, which starts here and wriggles right through England to the Scottish borderlands. The landscapes of Derbyshire are also pockmarked with caves. That draws adventurers underground, to navigate the stalactite-splintered tunnels of Speedwell Cavern and the glittering Blue John Cavern, to name just 2.

Exploring the natural features in Derbyshire

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Derbyshire is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Peace Gardens (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
  • Heights of Abraham (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Lea Gardens (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Carsington Water (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Dovedale National Nature Reserve (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)