Cottage Holidays in Ambergate, Derbyshire, England

Ambergate for Heritage and Fun during a cottage holiday

Ambergate is a Derbyshire village, situated where the River Amber joins up with the River Derwent just a few miles outside of the Peak District National Park. This settlement was born following the arrival of the railway. Today, it offers the holidaymaker the chance to explore some of the best of the Peak District and to soak up some history too.  With tree lined streets and surrounded by woodlands and fields, this is an ideal location for a country cottage holiday.


About Self-Catering Holidays in Ambergate

 Book a cottage break to see the carnival. Ambergate has its very own annual carnival, usually held on the village recreation ground in July. As a warm up to the festivities, events are held in the week prior to the carnival itself, including a family sports day and annual dog show. Carnival entertainment includes live music plus costumes and floats that reflect each carnival’s theme.

If you want to combine walking with industrial heritage whilst on a cottage holiday, a popular walk takes you on the towpath along the Cromford Canal between Ambergate and Cromford. Last used as a working route in 1944, the canal is within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Between Ambergate and Whatstandwell Bridge, there is a local nature reserve, which is an important habitat for the threatened water vole.  A visit to the nature reserve comes highly recommended for keen wildlife watchers.

The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site covers part of the Derwent Valley, from Matlock Bath to Derby and is an interesting place to visit whilst enjoying a self-catering break. Aside from Cromford and its canal, it also includes the market town of Belper, the High Peak Railway and Darley Abbey. Families staying in Ambergate often visit the nearby town of Belper, which is the only East Midlands town to be awarded World Heritage Site status. A mill, constructed in 1804, now hosts the Strutt’s North Mill Museum and the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, where you can join guided tours.

Of course, this county offers much more than its interesting industrial past and the area around Ambergate has great countryside, family attractions and outdoor pursuits. It’s only around six miles from Matlock, which is close to Matlock Bath, a very popular, naturally beautiful tourist attraction. One of the most popular attractions at Matlock Bath is the Heights of Abraham. You can get an aerial view from a cable car and go underground on tours of the Masson and Rutland caverns.

If taking a cottage holiday with your family and kids, there is plenty on offer in this part of Derbyshire. Just outside Matlock Bath, Gulliver’s Kingdom is a theme park that includes rides for the very young and more than half of the rides are under cover. Families also enjoy Matlock Farm Park, a working farm where the kids can feed the animals and run around in the playground. The animal residents include sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys, poultry, alpacas and llamas.

So, staying in Ambergate offers a diverse range of activities for quiet reflection or noisy, family fun. With the outstanding and inspirational landscape of the Peak District National Park, this area is a natural choice for romantic breaks as well as family self-catering holidays.  Country Cottages Online features a great choice of accommodation from log cabins and rural country cottages to pet-friendly cottages.

Book a Ambergate cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Derbyshire on holiday.

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Price from: £494
Next available: 8th Feb to 11th Feb 22
4 star
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Cottage, Ambergate 20 miles away

A delightful, detached barn conversion, Little Gem is nestled on the outskirts of Marchington, Staffordshire.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £395
Next available: 4th Feb to 7th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

1 bedroom Cottage, Ambergate 2 miles away

Settled amongst glorious countryside in the charming village of Heage, Derbyshire, and based on a working farm, rests this beautiful barn conversion, Bear Cottage.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £591
Next available: 7th Feb to 12th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 4 - 9 guests 4 - 9
4 bedrooms 4
3 bathrooms 3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Ambergate 10 miles away

Idyllic 4 bedroom English country cottage with exposed wooden beams, wood-burning stove and a very comfortable interior and a pet-friendly policy, also features a romantic four poster bed in one of the bedrooms, as well as a superb location within the Peak District National Park and a Wendy House for keeping younger visitors entertained.

Facilities & Features: TVGames room
Price from: £650
Next available: 10th Mar to 13th Mar 22
4 star
sleeps 4 - 8 guests 4 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
3 bathrooms 3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

4 bedroom Cottage, Ambergate 19 miles away

Leek 5.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £429
Next available: 22nd Feb to 25th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

2 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, Ambergate 3 miles away

Charming 2 bedroom pet-friendly chapel conversion near Carsington Water.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £276
Next available: 29th Jan to 4th Feb 22
4 star
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Ambergate 18 miles away

Good quality one bedroom barn conversion nestled in a rural hamlet within the Peak District National Park, this is a charming pet-friendly holiday home which is located just 7 miles from Bakewell.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from: £289
Next available: 7th Feb to 19th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 1 - 4 guests 1 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ambergate 14 miles away

Two bedroom rural retreat with ample rustic charm and countryside views with a great location just outside of the Peak District National Park close to Dovedale National Nature Reserve and Alton Towers Theme Park, ideal for couples or small families.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £792
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

1 bedroom Sleeps 2 Barn Conversion, Ambergate 10 miles away

A lovely barn conversion for couples near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, nicely situated to explore the Peak District National Park; a king-size bed for comfort, WiFi Broadband and your own charming garden with a patio.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £387
Next available: 6th Mar to 11th Mar 22
5 star
sleeps 1 - 4 guests 1 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Ambergate 7 miles away

Lovely 2 bedroom stone-built barn conversion with a good quality interior and a location in a pretty little village close to Matlock and the Peak District National Park.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from: £1589
Next available: 22nd Apr to 29th Apr 22
3 star
sleeps 6 - 12 guests 6 - 12
6 bedrooms 6
6 bathrooms 6
no dogs allowed

6 bedroom Cottage, Ambergate 5 miles away

A former Bed & Breakfast, the fantastic detached house of Pig-Of-Lead rests at the foot of the village of Bonsall in Derbyshire.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £715
Next available: 6th Feb to 11th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 4 - 8 guests 4 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Ambergate 11 miles away

This beautiful high quality 4 bedroom barn conversion lies within the gorgeous Peak District National Park and boasts a high quality interior and wonderful views over the surrounding Derbyshire countryside.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £588
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
4 star
sleeps 4 - 7 guests 4 - 7
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

3 bedroom Farmstay, Ambergate 15 miles away

Family-friendly and pet-friendly holiday barn set next to stunning open countryside within the Peak District National Park and close to the town of Bakewell, this is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay which offers private use of both a hot tub and a sauna.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames roomIndoor Hot TubSauna