Find self-catering accommodation to rent in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, near Chatsworth, the country seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The house stands regally in 105 acres of gardens. The house itself is full of art treasures, and classical paintings including works by Rembrandt and Gainsborough.
Christmas is a magical time at the house when it is illuminated by myriads of candles. A Santa's village appears and Santa himself is there to welcome the children. A short drive away, Castleton dresses up in its Christmas finery, with decorated trees and brightly coloured lights all around the village. Shops have wonderfully festive displays and the whole village turns into a winter wonderland. If you love Christmas then a trip to Derbyshire in December will really get you into that festive mood.
Book a short break near Chatsworth in the run up to Christmas
All cottages shown are available for short breaks during November, December and January, with the exception of the school holidays, when it's full weeks only.
Most people visit Chatsworth to tour the large stately home and gardens of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The extensive lawned gardens are a real treat, especially during the summer. A year round programme of events takes place and the house is dressed accordingly. There are restaurants, cafes and a gift shop that contribute to the pleasure of a day out.
Chatsworth stands in the Peak District National Park where acres of hillside farms and woodland are crisscrossed by holidaymakers following hundreds of trails and bridleways. Dry stone walls that divide up the land are a characteristic feature of the Derbyshire Dales.
There are plenty of cottages to rent for a short or long break near Chatsworth. There are the top notch 5 star cottages, also simple farm cottages that provide a roof over your head, hot water and a comfortable bed for the night. It all depends on the type of holiday and your budget. Some people reckon that there is little point in spending a fortune on accommodation when they plan to be out walking the national park from dawn to dusk. Whichever cottage you decide to book will be of a good self-catering quality. The nearest villages to Chatsworth are: Bakewell of pudding fame , 4.6 miles away and the hamlet of Pilsley at under 2 miles.