Destination guide

Frolic in the forest in South Derbyshire

Pack your walking boots and get ready to explore the great outdoors! Bang in the middle of England, South Derbyshire District vacation rentals have more than their fair share of green and pleasant land, from the walking and cycling trails of the National Forest to the Derbyshire hills that roll towards the mighty Peak District. The area is home to quaint villages, market towns, and historic houses, as well as the creative city of Derby—once a center of the Industrial Revolution. Come the summer season there are quirky local festivals aplenty—if you're lucky, you might even get to meet one of the local town criers.

Things to do

Descend through the mists of time

Historians young and old can pretend they're in a period drama while wandering around the area's stately houses and gardens. Sudbury Hall has lavish interiors, manicured gardens, and a Museum of Childhood to keep the kids happy. Meanwhile, Calke Abbey embraces the unusual with its maze of corridors, tunnels, and rooms crammed full of stuffed creatures and antique furniture. Elvaston Castle Country Park's 321 acres of parkland, woodland, and formal gardens are great for blowing off steam, and Melbourne Hall and Gardens looks as if it's been plucked straight from the pages of a Jane Austen novel.


South Derbyshire District—get your blood pumping

A paradise for walkers and cyclists, you'll want to make sure you take full advantage of South Derbyshire's biggest-and top-billed-attraction, the National Forest. Work up a sweat on the walking and biking trails, thunder through the trees on horseback, go for a spot of sailing on one of the local reservoirs, or make like Robin Hood and learn some ancient woodland crafts. If that all seems like a bit too much action, a traditional tea or pub lunch in one of the many watering holes is a great way to cool down. And let's not forget that South Derbyshire District vacation rentals offers plenty of attractions for history buffs, too.


Seasonal thrills in South Derbyshire District

June to August is the high season in South Derbyshire District, when the weather is warm, but rates are at their highest. It also gets pretty busy, particularly in late July and August, when schools are out. Prices drop from mid-September onwards, and the weather is still decent until you hit November, when the weather turns cold and wet (and sometimes snowy), well into February. From March and April, spring brings an array of life and color. Prices aren't yet at their peak, but the mild weather means it's a great time to hit the local hills.

Natural features

It's all about the greenery

With South Derbyshire District vacation rentals, you'll be within easy access of one of the country's top outdoor playgrounds. Squeezed between the Peak District and the National Forest, this walking hotspot has a healthy dose of rolling hills, woodland, farmland, and forest, as well as some lively market towns and the cultural city hub of Derby. For watery frolics, there are a number of lakes and reservoirs, as well as the Trent and Mersey Canal, from which visitors can explore the sights and sounds from the comfort of narrow boats and barges.

Where to stay around South Derbyshire District?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 485 vacation rentals near South Derbyshire District. From 164 Houses to 112 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the South Derbyshire District area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South Derbyshire District?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Derbyshire District:

  • Birmingham City Centre: 251 vacation rentals
  • Leicester City Centre: 51 vacation rentals
  • Business District: 130 vacation rentals
  • Jewellery Quarter: 126 vacation rentals
  • The Park: 27 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to South Derbyshire District?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Derbyshire District. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tutbury & Hatton Station: 732 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne Parish Church: 498 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne Hall: 497 vacation rentals
  • Willington Station: 706 vacation rentals
  • Foremark Reservoir: 531 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Derbyshire District listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Derbyshire District?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 164 Houses in South Derbyshire District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Derbyshire District include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 112 rentals available
  • Cabins: 175 rentals available
  • Cottages: 175 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Derbyshire District?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 31 vacation rentals with pool available in South Derbyshire District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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