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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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Recent Reviews

Absolutely beautiful countryside, quiet, rural, and so relaxing.....

4 of 5
The property was immaculate. Modern contemporary furniture top notch quality, and fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher fridge, microwave, etc. and the facilities were all there....TV, games room, with CD's to borrow, books and info on surrounding attractions. The week we stayed it was the very hot weather, and it was so relaxing to come back to the spacious light & cool converted barn. the ideal place to get away from it all. The hosts were friendly and helpful, and invited all visitors to a wine tasting and food one evening, in their beautiful garden.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Beautiful cottage perfectly located

5 of 5
Our recent stay from 9/6 to 16/6/2017 was delightful. Comfortable and with all possible needs catered for. We felt 'at home' immediately and in addition we were welcomed by Lindsay who couldn't have been more helpful. It is in the lovely quiet village of Biggin and is properly a perfect getaway without being at all isolated - in fact, quite the opposite. We would be more than happy to go back at any time of year and would thoroughly recommend it!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017