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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in South Derbyshire, Heart of England your home away from home

South Derbyshire is a delightful place for renting a holiday home, especially for those who enjoy walking, cycling, hill-walking and visiting historic villages. Melbourne, Ticknell and Repton are just some of the small towns in this charming area, each with their own historic market place, church and traditional pub. Derbyshire has a number of stately homes which are open to the public. The National Forest and the Trent River Valley are just two areas to enjoy, just a short drive from your South Derbyshire vacation rental.

Things to Do in South Derbyshire Walking and Cycling

The area of South Derbyshire and the beautiful Peak District offer unspoilt natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. Walk, cycle or drive along the narrow lanes and enjoy the fresh air, stunning scenery and wildlife in this unspoilt area. The nearby National Forest covers 200 square miles and is a great place for walking, horse-riding and biking. Fishing

Fishing is a popular attraction in the south Derbyshire area. The River Trent has perch, dace, roach and barbell fish. The scenic River Dove and the River Derwent to the north of St Mary’s Bridge also offer good fishing opportunities. Licences are required from the local Post Office. Shopping

The new Westfield Centre in Derby is a great place for shopping and it draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. The Cathedral Quarter is also a popular area of the city with specialist shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.

Places to Visit Near South Derbyshire Calke Abbey

The National Trust’s Calke Abbey is near Ticknall village and is a spectacular Baroque mansion built in 1704. The house has many unusual furnishings and treasures and the gardens feature underground tunnels and a secret garden.

Repton Village

One of the most charming villages close to your South Derbyshire vacation home is the Anglo-Saxon village of Repton. Once the capital of Mercia, its history dates back to 653AD. Visit historic St Wystan’s Church to see the crypt of the Mercian Royal Family. The village also has a number of excellent pubs and coaching inns which serve local pub food. Chatsworth

One of Derbyshire’s best-loved attractions is the country estate of Chatsworth. The stately home belongs to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and is open to the public by guided tour. There are extensive formal gardens and parkland, a farmyard, garden centre, cafés and a gift shop.  

Weather in South Derbyshire

South Derbyshire has warm, cloudy but fairly dry summers and mild winters with occasional snow, especially on the hills. Expect summer temperatures to average a pleasant 70°F (21°C) during the day.

Travel to South Derbyshire

The closest major airport to your holiday rental in South Derbyshire is the East Midlands Airport which is 10 miles from the centre of Derby. Birmingham International Airport is a little further away.

A car is essential to explore this scenic area. A hire car can be picked up from the airport, or consider driving to this beautiful area via the M1 from the north or from London.

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    Excellent! 4.7/5
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    Cottage #8121958
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        Cottage #470888
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                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8139214
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                                        Cottage #1863910
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                                          Cottage #1967330
                                            • 1 BR
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                                            Cottage #1858581
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Cottage #1969973
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                                                Cottage #1863836
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                                                  Cottage #1967209
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                                                    Cottage #1966793
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                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                      Cottage #1864049
                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Cottage #1857006
                                                          • 9 BR
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                                                          Cottage #1857270
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Cottage #1863709
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                                                              Cottage #1863760
                                                                • 6 BR
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                                                                Cottage #1858070
                                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                                  Cottage #6496871
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #6871392
                                                                      • 9 BR
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
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                                                                      Cottage #1856991
                                                                        • 8 BR
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                                                                        Cottage #1857282
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #6845272
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                                                                            Apartment #1963837
                                                                              • 5 BR
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                                                                              Cottage #1866512
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                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Cottage #1860724
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                      Cottage #1769753
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1077018
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                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8014339
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                                                                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    Cottage #6581460
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                                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous getaway

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived in a bit of a rush as there were a few parties arriving separately but Lesley and her husband were very good and easy going about it. The house was immaculate and all the little things you would need were ready and waiting. I will never underestimate the importance of tin foil and all of those things were avaliable! The beds were comfy and warm and the house was beautiful. I would recommend this property to anyone (just don't do what we did and neglect to look in the draws for the oven gloves and have to ask, you may seem a bit silly). Many thanks Lesley! Laura and party
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      wonderful country cottage with modern facilities

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      we've stayed twice and loved it both times. 6 adults and and 4 young children and we all fit perfectly. homely warm house with spacious rooms. Lots of cottage charm without the rickety elements. bathrooms are very clean and modern.Beds are comfy and you are guaranteed a peaceful nights sleep in Hognaston. The local pub The Red Lion serves delicious food and are very welcoming. This is a perfect retreat. Ashbourne,Bakewell and Wirksworth are all close by and worth a visit. Carsington water is great with the kids. Can't wait to stay again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      5 Star Stay, Great Value, Clean, Relaxing A+++

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What an amazing place! As far as I understand there is a small B&B on site and also 2 cottages that could be rented. We stayed in the smallest which was 'The Duck House.' This was a lovely, well decorated one bedroom property with an open plan kitchen/diner and living room. Everything was finished to a high standard and truly felt no that expense had been spared. Upon arrival we had a lovely welcoming committee of ducks and hens greet us. I'm not sure if they were trained to do so but it was a nice surprise all the same and a reminder that you are on a working farm. The host had left us 6 gorgeous chicken eggs, a pint of milk in the fridge, a packet of luxury biscuits and two very tasty caramel slices. These are all small touches which did not have to be made but really did make the difference to us and made us feel welcomed and looked after. You have all you will ever need inside the cottage however a stones throw away in either direction you have a number of village pubs and restaurants. There is a supermarket not too far away and it is about a 20 minute drive into Burton if you want to wander around the shops. Sally who hosted us was really friendly, polite and we felt could not do enough to help us. All of this together made for a truly relaxing stay. We would really recommend to anyone who is after a nice relaxing break. Thank you for having us!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016