Best Large Holiday Homes in Derbyshire

On this page, I’m going to show you the best large holiday cottages in Derbyshire, along with things to do nearby.

All the properties are of an excellent or exceptional standard throughout.

13 Best Large Houses to Rent in Derbyshire

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The Mews

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub

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A barn conversion located in the village of Hollington.

Things to do: Alton Towers is a 25-minute drive away.

Holly Dale

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Sauna | Open fire

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This barn conversion is very charming with its exposed beams and cosy wood-burning stoves. The interior is stylish and contemporary, spacious and welcoming.

Things to do: Ashbourne is but a short drive away. The property also has easy access to Peak District National Park including Dovedale Nature Reserve.

A must-visit is the Roaches, a rocky outcrop carved by wind over the centuries.

Tittsworth Reservoir lies just 10 minutes away, offering various water sports including kayaking, fishing, and sailing, as well as an excellent local produce café.

Alton Towers is a 15-minute drive from the cottages and provides a thrilling family day out.

Weaver’s Cottage

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Games Room

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Weaver’s Cottage is a superb detached, stone-built, Grade II listed, three-storey property in the village of Thurlstone, close to Holmfirth.

Things to do: Walks and cycling can be enjoyed along the Trans-Pennine Trail, which is just a five minute walk, and the stunning Peak District National Park

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Highcroft

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire

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This house rests on fields full of deer, amidst the countryside of Derbyshire and within easy reach of the Peak District National Park.

Things to do: Visit Carsington Water for water sports or explore the Peak District National Park.

Clouds Hill

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Swimming pool | Open fire | Near a pub

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A luxurious holiday home set in the village of Almondbury with a well-equipped gym and indoor swimming pool.

Things to do: A great location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Parks.

Aitken House

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Near a pub

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This grand property is situated in Thurlstone.

Things to do: Go to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Check out York’s National Railway Museum, Bradford’s National Media Museum and Halifax’s Eureka Children’s Museum.

Old Barn Bowden Head

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Open fire

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 Old Barn Bowden Head offers beautifully furnished rooms and luxurious facilities. It even has a cinema room, and the open fireplace is a perfect place to be snug.

Things to do: There’s a game room where you can play pool.

A heated swimming pool and patio terrace along with great barbecue will make any holiday break super enjoyable.

Nearby, there’s the Chapel-en-le-Frith where you can visit quaint shops and local businesses.

Carr House Farm

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire

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Carr House Farm Cottages provides a comfortable and modern feel.

There’s sometimes a welcome surprise consisting of prosecco, chocolates, milk, and juice upon arrival.

Things to do: Explore the wonders of both Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park.

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The Old Robin Hood

Sleeps 15 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Games room | Open fields

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17th century Grade II listed detached house with a hot tub in Holmesfield, within driving distance of the Spa town of Buxton.

Things to do: Visit Chatsworth House, Bakewell or Sheffield with its shops, pubs and nightlife.

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Bottomhouse Barn

Sleeps 15 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Open fire

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A beautiful 18th century stone barn conversion with spacious open plan living area, spiral staircase, solid oak flooring, and old beams and a cozy woodburner area.

There’s a complimentary bottle of wine, while there are cakes and crackers for the children.

Things to do: Enjoy the hot tub while doing barbecue.

The property is ideally placed for exploring the Peak District National Park, the Churnet Valley, and Alton Towers.

Unsliven Bridge Farm

Sleeps 15 | Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 7 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Games Room

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This barn originally dated back to the 1600s but has been transformed to luxurious, spacious and comfortable holiday homes.

Porcelanosa tiles, oak & glass staircases, and underfloor heating throughout the property makes the property more magnificent.

Things to do: Stocksbridge itself has a number of shops and pubs, and from these delightful houses you can access the Peak District National Park for long rambles across breathtaking open countryside.

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House on the Hill

Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 6 | Pets No | WiFi | Swimming pool | Open fire | Near a pub | Games room

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Detached holiday home, set in two acres of private grounds, located on the edge of the pretty village of Woodhouse Eaves.

With an outdoor heated swimming pool.

Things to do: Explore Beacon Hill 330-acre country park with picnic areas, walks and cycle trails.

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Moscar Lodge

Sleeps 20 | Bedrooms 10 | Bathrooms 10 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Swimming Pool | Open fire

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Moscar Lodge is a unique palatial Victorian house, nestling idyllically amidst the undulating countryside of the Peak District National Park.

It exudes uniqueness, class, and elegance.

Things to do:  There’s a full-stoked bar, snooker room, and cinema room that everyone can enjoy.

There’s also a swimming pool, tennis court, sauna, and hot tub.

Breath-taking walking and cycling routes are available right from the doorstep.

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