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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in the Derbyshire Dales your home away from home

Lying between the Amber Valley and the High Peak of Derbyshire, the Derbyshire Dales are one of the loveliest unspoilt areas in England to stay. The area offers a host of things to do and the small villages and market towns close by are a hive of activity. The best known towns are Matlock, Bakewell and Hathersage, home to Charlotte Bronte. The attractive villages of Tissington, Osmaston and Hartington are delightfully unspoilt to visit.

Things to Do in the Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire Outdoor Pursuits

With so much scenic countryside right outside your door, there are host of activities to enjoy from your Derbyshire Dales holiday home. Walking, hill walking, climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, caving, fishing, kayaking and can all be enjoyed in this unspoilt area.

Shopping

As well as a host of gift shops in each local village, the Derbyshire Dales have many factory shops. John Smedley is known for its fine knitwear and bargains can be found at the factory shop in Matlock. Denby Pottery is another great place to pick up "seconds" or head for the Peak Village shopping centre in Matlock which has 20 discounted retailers.

Ride a Historic Tram

The Crich National Tramway Museum offers endless trams rides (included in the price of admission) on the fleet of historic electric trams. The museum is set in a quaint village with a pub, old fashioned sweet shop and a tram depot. It also offers spectacular views across the Derbyshire countryside.

Places to Visit Near the Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire Matlock Bath

The spa town of Matlock Bath lies on the River Derwent, close to the busier centre of Matlock. Shopping and dining can be enjoyed in the area or visit the Heights of Abraham, with its underground caves and cable cars which give great views from the top of Masson Hill.

Bolsover Castle

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

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 Paleolithic cave art in Britain.  

Weather in the Derbyshire Dales Derbyshire

The Derbyshire Dales enjoy warm summers and fairly mild winters with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing. Snow is common on the higher ground. Temperatures in August average 21°C (70°F) and the area has moderate rainfall throughout the year and can be cloudy.

Travel to the Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire

The nearest airport to the Derbyshire Dales is the East Midlands (EMA) Airport. A car will then be required to reach your holiday home in the Derbyshire Dales. Trains frequently run to Derby from all over the country and offer a convenient way to reach the area. For those who want to drive, the Derbyshire Dales are easily reached via the M1 to the east or the M6 to the west.

    Excellent! 4.4/5
    (20 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Cottage #6570111
    20
    Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
      • 6 BR
      • 7 BA
      • Sleeps 20
      Barn #6787368
      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (20 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 5
        Cottage #6065995
        20
        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (30 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Bungalow #1944062
          30
          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (13 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 8
            Cottage #6856539
            13
            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (18 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Cottage #1845548
              18
              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (19 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #87960
                19
                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (25 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Cottage #1015140
                  25
                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (15 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Cottage #6735582
                    15
                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                      (5 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #8077099
                      5
                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (7 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8139214
                        7
                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (47 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #1881279
                          47
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (12 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            House #1873320
                            12
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (5 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 1 BR
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Cottage #6503329
                              5
                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (49 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Barn #1887803
                                49
                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (27 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  Cottage #1860724
                                  27
                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Multiple rentals Barn #8139214
                                    9
                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (14 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #1872128
                                      14
                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (7 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Barn #6007285
                                        7
                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (6 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #8158011
                                          6
                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (17 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            House #8166293
                                            17
                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (14 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Bungalow #8158012
                                              14
                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (24 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #1774769
                                                24
                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (22 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Cottage #8085606
                                                  22
                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                    (4 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                                                    4
                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (27 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #8128098
                                                      27
                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (28 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #8093007
                                                        28
                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (21 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
                                                          21
                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (15 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #8143330
                                                            15
                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (10 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                                                              10
                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (35 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Cottage #8117637
                                                                35
                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8121071
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6924840
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #1635490
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (31 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 6 BR
                                                                        • 6 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 16
                                                                        House #8130794
                                                                        31
                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Barn #847711
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8124371
                                                                            8
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8124371
                                                                              4
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #8124371
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Cottage #8148892
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (26 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #8014339
                                                                                    26
                                                                                    Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (14 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8157155
                                                                                      14
                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (11 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Cottage #6507124
                                                                                        11
                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (10 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 11
                                                                                          Cottage #6507122
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (19 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #6550924
                                                                                            19
                                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (13 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #8143122
                                                                                              13
                                                                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (32 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8170344
                                                                                                32
                                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #8075059
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #6831282
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                      Good! 3.9/5
                                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #8075768
                                                                                                      11
                                                                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Cute barn conversion

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay at the Barn. The weather was not the best so it was great to come back and light the log burner. Lots of recycled wood and upcycled stuff. I particularly liked the milk churn side tables. The Old Gate Inn is a traditional pub just a short walk away. Friendly welcome (dogs too) and excellent pies.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Very nice, exactly as per pictures and description.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Kitchen could do with an update but really for the price it was very reasonable and perfectly functional. Recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017