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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.

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                                                                                                      Delightful, warm, welcoming and homely with everything you could possibly need.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A beautifully prepared warm and welcoming fully equipped cottage in delightful surroundings. You will want for nothing and the audio visual equipment is impressive too. Wifi is excellent but don't expect a good mobile signal, however EE mobile was available most of the time in the rear garden! The incredibly detailed information pack was most welcome. I arrived armed with logs but although the weather was cold, the superb easily controllable central heating kept me very warm and cosy and there was no need for the log burner. The friendly Waterloo Inn keeps excellent beer and provides very good food. I can't wait to return and recommend the cottage very highly. Thank you John and Vanessa - well done!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely property

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a very comfortable stay in this clean stylish 'shed'. The location is ideal for feeling away from it all but it isn't a huge trek to Matlock or Bakewell. We enjoyed the entertainment provided by the alpacas and chickens out of our window. Lovely and quiet. Very comfortable patio furniture. Would perhaps screen off the caravan. Grateful to be able to have our dog there. Warm and cosy (had frosts), reliable hot water. We were four people and would say six would have been very tight, simply because of no storage for personal belongings for the two on the sofa bed. If it had also been wet and we had coats and boots to dry, it would have been tricky. Cooking for four with three small saucepans was interesting too; one or two large pans would have been ideal. Otherwise the kitchen is well appointed with good appliances. Thank goodness for the freezer. Would have liked an info pack like every other self catering we have stayed at, to tell us how to deal with rubbish, recycling (found that on the last day), disposal of dog poo bags, local eateries, how to work the storage heaters, local useful numbers, wifi code, what to do if wifi stops working (did a number of times), what the extractor system is all about. Although the owners were across the yard, getting hold of somebody to ask was not easy.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      What a amazing place !

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This cottage is filled with love.... had a 3 day family break and it was perfect! Location is ' stunning ' great for walking and a amazing pub serving fabalous food - dog friendly ! Cottage has everything you need and owners have thought of everything!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017