Find the best place to stay — Derbyshire

Where to stay around Derbyshire?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,154 vacation rentals near Derbyshire. From 889 cottages to 96 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Derbyshire for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Derbyshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Derbyshire. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Buxton: 610 vacation rentals
  • Bakewell: 1,114 vacation rentals
  • Matlock: 723 vacation rentals
  • Derby: 271 vacation rentals
  • Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve: 694 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Derbyshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Derbyshire?

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

  • Buxton: 610 rentals
  • Bakewell: 1,114 rentals
  • Matlock: 723 rentals
  • Derby: 271 rentals
  • Chesterfield: 523 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Derbyshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Derbyshire are:

  • Birmingham Airport (BHX): 509 vacation rentals
  • Manchester Airport (MAN): 527 vacation rentals
  • Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA): 124 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Derbyshire?

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

  • Peak District National Park Authority: 1,406 rentals
  • All Saints Church: 1,410 rentals
  • Chatsworth House: 1,344 rentals
  • Millennium Walkway: 1,102 rentals
  • Haddon Hall Manor: 1,401 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Derbyshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore Derbyshire's dramatic Peak District

Without a doubt, the biggest draw to Derbyshire is its impressive Peak District, a national park characterized by the craggy hilltops of the Pennines and the wild moorland. It's best visited in the summer, when the walking trails and equestrian bridleways get bathed in glorious sunshine. Further south, the landscape might not be as evocative, but its rolling green meadows are scenic nonetheless. If you stay in a Derbyshire vacation rental here, you can peel back the layers of Britain's past at the elegant Elizabethan estates, complete with manicured English gardens and ancient castles. So, sold on a vacation to Derbyshire?

Great hiking in Derbyshire

If you're coming for the great outdoors, it doesn't get any better than the Peak District. The pretty Derbyshire vacation rentals around the craggy hills and moors in this national park ideally place you for rambling the footpaths or mountain biking. Horseback riders can let loose on the scenic bridleways, while extreme sports nuts can go climbing up challenging cliff faces or bouldering along Stanage Edge. If you don't mind the hit to your bank balance, a pleasure flight is one of the most exciting ways to take in the Derbyshire countryside and Peak District.

Delve into Britain's past in Derbyshire

Derbyshire is bursting at the seams with attractions, many of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Most notable is the 19th-century Arkwright's Mill, which was the first place to spin cotton using water power and the start of what would become the Industrial Revolution. The county is littered with stately homes, like Chatsworth House which has been in the Cavendish family since the 16th century, or the elegant Elizabethan Hardwick Hall. Even older buildings dot the Derbyshire countryside, like Peveril Castle which was built almost 1,000 years ago.

Experience all 4 seasons in 1 day in Derbyshire

The weather is Britain is famously changeable and Derbyshire is no exception. You can easily experience all 4 seasons whatever time of year you stay in a Derbyshire vacation rental. That said, the summertime sees your best chances of fine climes and you'll often get days between July and August that reach the high 70s. It's the busy season, so if you're looking to save a few dollars, you could pick up a rental in late spring or early fall, when the temperature can still be warm and the prices drop off considerably.

Look out for British wildlife in Derbyshire

You can experience some Britain's most rugged landscapes of sweeping dales and woodland when you stay in a Derbyshire vacation rental. On the face of it, there doesn't look to be much in the way of wildlife, but if you dig around a little there's plenty to be found, like deer up on the moorland. A pair of binoculars comes in handy when you're looking out for birds of prey. The rivers also teem with life like otters, which scamper around in the waters and contend with kingfishers to catch fish, or herons which wade around in the shallows.