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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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    • 1 BA
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    Bungalow #1944062
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      • 7 BA
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      Barn #6787368
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        • 2 BA
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        House #1881279
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 1 BA
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          Barn #1887803
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Bungalow #8158012
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 1 BR
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              Cottage #8117637
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 3
                Cottage #1860724
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                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Cottage #1845548
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                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (21 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #8093007
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                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #1015140
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 10
                        Cottage #8085606
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                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #1873320
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                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            Apartment #1872128
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #8088401
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Cottage #6735582
                                7
                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
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                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8164256
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                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #87960
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Barn #6007285
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
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                                          House #8113023
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8077099
                                            3
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (16 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
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                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #8104300
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                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8139214
                                                  4
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #8158011
                                                    5
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                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Barn #847711
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                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                        • Sleeps 11
                                                        Multiple rentals House #8127150
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          #8107716
                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8124371
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                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8124371
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #8124371
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                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6557426
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6557426
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #6557426
                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #6557426
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          House #8158494
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #6557429
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                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #8164942
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                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Barn #8137619
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                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #1635490
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                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Bungalow #8171467
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                      Cottage #1793440
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Cottage #1678481
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #8134068
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                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            House #8166293
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #6570111
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                                                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  House #1614307
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Fantastic Cottage

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  beautiful cottage, central for lots of places to visit would highly recommend it. The Cottage is decorated to a high standard and has everything you need - home from home lovely welcome cake and drinks thankyou
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                  Excellent

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Excellent little cottage. Very clean. A short drive away from Bakewell, Buxton, Chatsworth, Matlock. Ashford village is lovely. Would definitely return.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                  Great village retreat

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Lovely, cosy, and a perfect cottage, as well as spacious and light-filled - the kitchen, with large stone fire-place, aga stove and dining table, was the perfectly social hub for our stay. Fire in lounge also perfect for a winter trip. Everything was in great condition and very well-equipped, everything solid and good quality. Thanks hugely also for the welcome hamper - it was a great way to start!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016