Self catering holiday cottages to rent in Cromford, Derbyshire, England

The village of Cromford is at the edge of the Peak District National Park in the Derbyshire Dales. Famous for its contribution to the industrial revolution, the village is within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. This area is also known as an excellent place to enjoy fly-fishing and rock climbing. With stone-built houses and tree lined streets, Cromford is an attractive place for a self-catering break in a holiday cottage or log cabin.

This area benefits from a fascinating history which gives the village extra interest for cottage holidays. One of the main points of interest in the village is the unique building of Cromford Mill. Built way back in 1771 by Richard Arkwright, this water powered cotton mill was the very first of its kind. Today, it has a visitor centre plus a restaurant and shops on site. Guided tours around the restored historic buildings can be booked in advance. St. Mary’s Church, built in 1797, is located near the mill and Arkwright is buried in the crypt there.

If you love learning about history then you should really enjoy a cottage break in this part of the country. There are plenty of historical buildings to visit plus lots of historical information to glean. Richard Arkwright built a number of historical buildings in the area and perhaps one of the best examples of his work is Massom Mills in nearby Matlock Bath which was built in 1783. This mill still operates today, but shops have now filled up most of the building. Its textile museum contains textile machinery from the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s. Five floors of shops in the shopping village will delight shopaholics and a restaurant overlooks the River Derwent.

The best attraction of this part of Derbyshire though is undoubtedly the great outdoors. When visiting Matlock don’t miss the Heights of Abraham which are located just outside of Matlock Bath. Here a cable car takes you up the heights of Masson Hill where you can enjoy fantastic views over the Derwent Valley. The Peak District National Park too is also easily accessible nearby and is an excellent place for keen walkers, cyclers and hikers. Discover pretty villages and attractive market towns as well as some stunning natural scenery.

When taking a self-catering holiday in or near Cromford you may catch ‘Celebrating Cromford’, an annual weekend festival to celebrate life in the village and the talents of its residents. In 2012, the festival featured morris men, a traction engine pull, fell race, live music, storytelling, a mini zoo and work from local artists and writers.

Another annual event is the Cromford Steam Rally which takes place at Highacres Farm at nearby Brackenfield. Also held over a weekend, it features steam engines, commercial lorries, military vehicles, classic cars, buses, coaches and motorcycles plus tractors and fairground organs. In addition, there are trade stalls, antiques and crafts. As well as entertaining the crowds, the rally’s organisers donate money to local charities.

For more things to do on a cottage break, at nearby Wirksworth, the National Stone Centre “tells the story of stone”, local geology and ecology, with many displays relating once again to local industrial history. Located in 50 acres of countryside, it’s a fascinating labyrinth of quarries and mine shafts. The centre hosts courses, so if you’ve ever wanted to try dry stone walling or other traditional skills, this is the perfect opportunity to learn direct from the specialists. The museum’s Discovery Centre has a permanent exhition called the Story of Stone and a shop that sells rocks and minerals. The Millennium Wall is the name given to an outdoors trail displaying various kinds of dry stone wall construction.

If industrial history is an interest, this area can’t be beaten, but outdoor pursuits and gorgeous countryside are also in the mix for a fascinating holiday. Cottages on offer in this part of the country include romantic cottages and family cottages. For somewhere really special with a cosy feel why not find a cottage with an open fire or woodstove?


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Price from: £1265
Next available: 7th Feb to 11th Feb 22
4 star
sleeps 6 - 12 guests 6 - 12
6 bedrooms 6
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed

6 bedroom Manor House, Cromford 15 miles away

6 bedroom, sleeps 12 manor house near Ashbourne and Uttoxeter.

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, Cromford 13 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: £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, Cromford 6 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: £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, Cromford 13 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: £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, Cromford 4 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: £420
Next available: 4th Feb to 11th Feb 22
4 star
sleeps 3 - 6 guests 3 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

3 bedroom Cottage, Cromford 8 miles away

Field House in Swanwick, Derbyshire is a remarkable, detached holiday home in attractive surroundings.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £311
Next available: 29th Jan to 2nd Feb 22
4 star
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

1 bedroom Cottage, Cromford 8 miles away

Romantic barn conversion in Peak District National Park, close to Ashbourne, the Tissington Trail and Dovedale.

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, Cromford 1 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: £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, Cromford 15 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, Cromford 3 miles away

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

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, Cromford 6 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: £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, Cromford 20 miles away

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

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi