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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Agricola House, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

7 bedroom Big Holiday House, Ambergate 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 14 guests
1 - 14
7 bedrooms
7
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed

Award winning, stylish 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom holiday house with cinema room, games console for fun times and relaxing wellness sauna, set in Wirksworth, close to the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £2675


Special Offer: from 10 July to 29 August 20
Late availability: from 10 July to 01 August 20

Ebenezer Chapel, Milford, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

8 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Accommodation, Ambergate 4 miles away

sleeps 2 - 22 guests
2 - 22
8 bedrooms
8
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage
3 star

With a riverside location and river views, this unique chapel conversion in Milford could be the ideal place to holiday with friends or family close to the Peak District, and the on site sauna suite helps to make it a great place to relax and unwind too.

Special features: free internet access, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £1345


Late availability: from 10 July to 04 September 20

Little Larsas Retreat, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Ambergate 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Dog-friendly holiday cottage for 4 in Matlock close to the attractions of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £326


Special Offer: from 07 July to 07 July 20
Late availability: from 07 July to 31 July 20

Brookley Farmstay near the Peak District, Windley, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Ambergate 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with 2 bedrooms, sleeping up to 4, this characterful holiday barn is close to both Belper and Ashbourne and is well placed for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £330
Next availability:
from 27 July to 31 July 20 from 07 August to 14 August 20

Garden Cottage, Peak District, Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Stone-Built Cottage, Ambergate 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Delightful one bedroom rural retreat featuring neutral calming tones and a very comfortable interior, ideal for a couple looking to enjoy a tranquil romantic break nestled by the beautiful Derbyshire rolling countryside and within the Peak District National Park.

Weekly Price from: £310
Next availability:
from 10 July to 11 July 20 from 25 July to 27 July 20

Big self-catering house at Thornleigh, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Ambergate 6 miles away

sleeps 1 - 13 guests
1 - 13
6 bedrooms
6
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed
5 star

Lovely six bedroom self-catering house with a fantastic location in the heart of Matlock with the added benefit of a games room and a relaxing private hot tub in the garden, ideal for large groups or special celebrations.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £2675


Special Offer: from 28 August to 09 August 20
Late availability: from 21 August to 24 August 20

Dragon Hill Barn, Near the Peak District National Park, Brassington, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Ambergate 7 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £363
Next availability:
from 28 July to 05 August 20 from 18 August to 02 September 20

Rotherwood Family Cottage, Matlock, Peak District , Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Ambergate 7 miles away

sleeps 1 - 10 guests
1 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Large family-friendly stone-built holiday cottage with a private walled garden located in the village of Darley Dale, just one mile from Matlock on the edge of the Peak District National Park, on days out discover the National Trust's historic Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall's Elizabeth Knot Garden and a little further afield Grassmoor Country Park.

Weekly Price from: £599
Next availability:
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The Escape, Two Dales, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Large Holiday House to rent, Ambergate 8 miles away

sleeps 2 - 10 guests
2 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

Sleeps 10 holiday house with warm bubbly outdoor private hot tub and games room, just outside of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1700
Next availability:
from 12 July to 24 July 20 from 31 July to 06 August 20

Brookside Retreat, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Ambergate 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Beautiful romantic retreat for 2, in the heart of Two Dales, just a short drive from the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £290
Next availability:
from 10 July to 07 August 20 from 14 August to 28 August 20

Old Coach House, Aldwark, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Ambergate 8 miles away

sleeps 4 - 6 guests
4 - 6
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

Searching for a family cottage in the Peak District National Park? This charming pet-friendly cottage is ideal for family holidays, enjoys an idyllic setting next to fields and should be a hit with the kids with a garden with swings and sandpit where the children can play.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £180
Next availability:
from 18 August to 12 September 20 from 19 September to 10 October 20

Two Owls Lodge, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Ambergate 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 3 guests
1 - 3
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed

Idyllic sleeps 3 rural retreat in a superb country location and with beautiful views over the Derwent Valley, situated just outside of the Peak District National Park and close to Matlock.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £460
Next availability:
from 08 July to 10 July 20 from 07 August to 10 August 20