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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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A lovely little bungalow in a quiet cul de sac.

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Tracey was there to meet us and showed us around. There were fresh flowers and yummy chocolates along with chocolate buttons for the children. We had milk on the fridge for tea, a packet of coffee and wine for later. The beds had been made up with duvets but the weather was very hot so Tracey left extra top sheets and we just slept under them. It was very thoughtful. The place was spotlessly clean with plenty of towels. It may not be an ultra modern property but it was comfortable and we felt very relaxed. Also provided are a mountain of leaflets for local attractions and we were well placed to visit many of them. We could have spent another week exploring as there are so many things to do. We would certainly recommend to others. We've had a lovely break.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 09, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

Great stay!

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Love this cottage. Was great for our family visiting from Australia. Look forward to next time...
  • Review Submitted: Jul 09, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018