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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Bolsover, Derbyshire your home away from home

Nestled amidst the pretty Derbyshire countryside, a holiday home in Bolsover makes the ideal base for exploring the area. Chesterfield is just 7 miles away and Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall and many other attractions are close by. Bolsover actually dates back over 1000 years as it was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 as the property of William Peverel, a knight who fought at the Battle of Hastings. The Peverel family built Bolsover Castle in the 12th century, more as an impressive home than a defensive structure. Bolsover was once a thriving mining town and many of the homes were built for mining families. It has plenty of local shops, pubs and cafés along the pedestrianised High Street along with the local Church of St Mary.

Things to Do in Bolsover, Derbyshire Walking and Hiking

Bolsover is on the edge of the Peak District, known for its excellent walking opportunites and scenic beauty. Hiking, hill walking and mountain biking can all be enjoyed in the area and the small picturesque villages such as Bakewell make great stopping places for refreshments along the way.

Explore the Town

Bolsover town is worth exploring on foot. At the end of the High Street, with its bustling local trade, is St Mary's church which has interesting monuments of the Cavendish family who later owned and rebuilt the castle. The tomb of Charles Cavendish and his wife are worth particular attention. The town also has a memorial cross and the Hudson Bay pub has an interesting history.

Places to Visit Near Bolsover, Derbyshire Cresswell Crags

Cresswell Crags are set in a limestone gorge which is honeycombed with caves and crevices dating back to the Ice Age. This unique site is the only known example of Palaeolithic cave art in Britain and the caves are world-famous.

Bolsover Castle

The 12th century superbly maintained Bolsover Castle offers an interesting visit with elaborate fireplaces, panelled rooms and ornate wall paintings. An audio guide is available telling the life of the owners and the history of the castle itself. The Venus Garden has a restored fountain with 23 statues and the original Riding School can also be seen.

Chatsworth House and Gardens

Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the grand stately home of Chatsworth is one of the wonders of the Peak District. Built in 1688, a tour of the house will reveal a Great Staircase, magnificent painted ceilings, fine furnishings, sculptures and artworks. The gardens were planted by Capability Brown and there is also a farmyard, garden centre, deer park and an adventure playground.

Weather in Bolsover, Derbyshire

The Bolsover area has mild winters rarely dropping below freezing, and warm summers. Temperatures in August average 21°C (70°F) and the area has moderate rainfall and some cloudy days throughout the year.

Travel to Bolsover, Derbyshire

The nearest airport to your holiday home in Bolsover is the East Midlands (EMA) Airport which is 36 miles (56km) away. Manchester Airport and the Leeds Bradford Airport are also less than 50 miles (80km) drive away. Trains frequently run to the nearby cities of Derby and Nottingham. Alternatively, consider driving to your Derbyshire holiday home which is just a few miles from the M1.

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                                                                                                      Relaxing countryside break with friends

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                                                                                                      Really easy to get to location with great links to the area. Bedrooms were a bit on the small side and as a group of all adults a bit tight for space. Beds were very comfy indeed and we were all comfy and had excellent nights sleep. It was warm and cosy and the hot tub was fantastic. Owners we attentative when we had some quieries they sorted it out the same day which was appreciated. A few more home touches would be nice- more information in the handbook would be good- and about things to see and do there were a few leaflets but they were out of date. Would be nice for books on walks and maps of the local area and Yorkshire attractions would be nice. Thank-you
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely homey quirky cottage

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                                                                                                      I would of rated this a 5 star but there are a few faults currently which the owner is due to fix. The owner was really friendly and the property is very well equipped with all the essentials. We found it to be a home away from home. The villages itself is very picturesque and we've thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much for having us
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017