Derbyshire is a great place to spend your holidays. It is all about stunning landscapes, great walking, endless history and very friendly, welcoming towns and villages with some truly great pubs.
There are places like Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall, Ashbourne Old Manor, and Haddon Hall to explore along with a few unusual customs. Alternatively, you can wander through Dovedale in the footsteps of Elizabeth Bennett, find out what connects Hathersage and Robin Hood, or explore the underground world of the caverns around Castleton.
And as for places to stay? Holiday cottages in Derbyshire can be anything from a regency town house to a tiny stone cottage on a hillside. Come in a mood to enjoy and you won't be disappointed.
Here's a small selection of cottages for you to explore....
I hope my little selection gives you a starting point for your Derbyshire exploration. We have an abiding love for the place, ever since we lived in Sheffield for a few years and Ladybower Reservoir and Castleton were right on our doorstep. We've been back - especially now that we live a bit closer and we've stayed in the Malt Shovel a couple of years back and loved it. There are holiday cottages in Derbyshire to suit all tastes, ages and budgets, whether you hanker after an old farmhouse with beams and open fires or a modern, all mod cons groundfloor apartment. I particularly like that more and more of the old mill buildings and factories are being revamped and converted - with absolutely stunning results.
That said, my favourite find from the list above has to be the Porter's Lodge in Polesworth. That's got to go on the holiday list! Meanwhile, I hope you find the right holiday cottage for you!