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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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          Cottage #470888
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8139214
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                                            Cottage #1967330
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                                              Cottage #1863836
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                                                Cottage #1857006
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                                                    Cottage #1967209
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                                                      Cottage #1864049
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                                                        Cottage #1863709
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                                                          Cottage #1863760
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                                                            Cottage #1858581
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                                                              Cottage #6496871
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                                                                Cottage #1966793
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                                                                  Cottage #1858579
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                                                                    Cottage #1857282
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                                                                      Cottage #1856991
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                                                                        Cottage #1866512
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                Bungalow #8158012
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      One of the best cottages we've stayed in.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It's obvious that a great deal of effort has gone into the cottage. The rooms are very nicely decorated and impeccably clean. The kitchen is modern and very well equipped. What also impressed us was the preparation of the cottage before we arrived. We were there with my parents and children for Christmas and were expecting to have to pop out and get a tree and decorations. However, everything had been done for us - the whole place had been decorated. We just had to drop our bags and start to relax. John and Liz were just next door and were very friendly and were very happy to help, organising some logs for us. We really couldn't have wished it to be any better. I would certainly consider coming back but this time in the warmer months as there are great opportunities to go out walking and cycling in the area. Thanks for making it such a lovely Christmas.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely family Christmas

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very well presented comfortable house, friendly and helpful hosts. Great location, quiet ideal for country walks and family gatherings. Would recommend without hesitation. Peter Maries
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Gorgeous twixmas break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful time here between Christmas and New Year. We stayed in the main house, and so were able to use the sitting room with the fire. The place was immaculate, and Sally was very friendly but also gave us our own space. Breakfast was delicious every morning! We would absolutely come back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016