If you're looking for a holiday in the picturesque English countryside with rolling green hills, delightful dales and tiny riverside villages, Derbyshire would make the ideal destination. Instead of being confined to a cramped hotel room in a town, why not rent a holiday cottage in the heart of the countryside? Self-catering accommodation gives you the space to store your hiking gear as well as the freedom to cook the food that your family enjoys best, whenever it suits you. Renting a cottage or apartment in a village brings you closer to the Derbyshire dales and attractions of the countryside.
The county of Derbyshire is the perfect destination for lovers of the countryside. The hills and dales of the Peak District are a delight for walkers and hikers as well as birdwatchers. Why not visit the caverns at Castleton, the only place where the colourful Blue John stone is found? Admirers of stately homes and art will certainly be impressed by Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Interested in ancient history? Don't miss the Arbor Low stone circle that dates from the Bronze Age and then there's the tradition of well dressings, which can only be seen in Derbyshire.
Derbyshire has plenty to offer families with children. Consider renting a holiday apartment in the town of Matlock, where youngsters will love the model village of Gulliver's Kingdom, and there is the opportunity to visit Riber Wildlife Park in the grounds of John Smedley's mock medieval castle. The whole family will enjoy a ride in a cable-car up to the Heights of Abraham where there is a maze, a nature trail and water gardens, not to mention a wonderful view down the gorge. In the grounds of Chatsworth House, children can have fun at the farm as well as enjoy themselves in the adventure playground.
Self-catering accommodation can be an ideal low-cost option for families holidaying in Derbyshire. How about renting a converted barn, or rooms in a farmhouse? As it will be on your doorstep, you will save not only on the cost of a hotel but also on travelling to and from the countryside. Whether you choose a luxury pine lodge or a stone holiday cottage, you will be assured of getting good value for your family holiday when you book through us.