Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Eyam, Derbyshire, England

We highly recommend a country cottage holiday in Eyam or close by. Eyam is a small Derbyshire village set in the heart of the Peak District National Park in the Hope Valley, which is very well preserved. This village has a fascinating history, which visitors like to explore amongst the various artefacts to be found today. There are many fine, grand stone buildings in the village along with tree lined streets, making it a pleasant place for a country cottage holiday. A stay here could also be an excellent choice for keen walkers, hikers and cyclists with the beauty and ample countryside of the Peak District National Park available from the doorstep.

Visitors to this village may well want to learn about the history of the area whilst on a cottage break. The village’s place in history was secured when the Great Plague came to the village in 1665 and villagers took the unusual decision to quarantine the village until the plague subsided. Although there were many deaths, this decision probably saved many more. Several poems, operas, plays and songs have been written over the years about this remarkable chapter in the story of this village.


Advice on Cottage Holidays in Eyam

If you love history and atmospheric places you will not want to miss Eyam Moor when holidaying here. Eyam Moor has three stone circles and is popular with walkers, who enjoy the views over the Derwent Valley. St. Lawrence is the village parish church and is well known for its 8th century Celtic cross in the churchyard. An unusual sundial is to be found at the south wall, which dates back to 1775. Time is displayed in half hours and indicates the time in other locations across the world. The church has relics from the time of the plague and there is an exhibition on the plague and its effect on the village.

One of Eyam’s best attractions is perhaps the museum which tells the history of the village from prehistory onwards. Of course, several displays relate to the plague story and you can see examples of early medical instruments and learn about how medicine was practised in the 17th century. In addition, exhibits explain the various industries and mining activities associated with Eyam plus collections of coins, clay pipes, Derbyshire postcards, photographs, documents and pottery.

Another recommended day out whilst on a cottage break in this part of the country, is to visit Eyam Hall. Eyam Hall is currently a family home but is open to the public. There has been recent talk about this property soon to become leased to the National Trust but at the time of writing this had not been confirmed. This Jacobean manor house is very impressive. Highlights include a stone-flagged hall and a tapestry room plus a collection of costumes and toys from 1860 to the present. 17th century designed gardens include a rose walk, kitchen garden and a knot garden. A Craft Centre where you can buy artwork and craft items also hosts workshops with various courses teaching artistic skills. Beware, as this estate is said to be haunted!

In August every year, Eyam plays its part in the old Derbyshire custom of well dressing. This involves decorating wells with natural materials into a pleasing image, often relating to local culture.

Eyam is also well located for discovering some of the Peak District’s top sights. The popular market towns of Buxton and Bakewell are located close by. Buxton is just 15 miles away whereas Bakewell is 8 miles away.

Eyam offers history but so much more and visitors go home with memories of scenic views and tales of modern hospitality. Staying in self-catering accommodation can often work out to be the best option when it comes to staying on budget and the idea of renting a comfortable home from home with ample space, privacy and maybe even a garden can be appealing. There are plenty of available options when it comes to accommodation. Choose from rural retreats, romantic cottages, pet-friendly cottages and family cottages.

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

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Courtyard Barn, Tideswell (near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield), Tideswell, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

8 bedroom Large Barn Convertion with lots of character, Eyam 4 miles away

sleeps 16 - 20 guests
16 - 20
8 bedrooms
8
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 5 dog(s) welcome
5

Fantastic holiday barn conversion located within the Peak District National Park, featuring a games room with table tennis, table football and dance floor, making this an excellent party house for large groups of friends or family (well behaved groups of hens and stags welcome).

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1400
Next availability:
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The Loft Country Cottage, Peak District, Millthorpe, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, Eyam 5 miles away

sleeps 4 - 7 guests
4 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage
4 star

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.

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

Weekly Price from: £615
Next availability:
from 07 December to 10 December 21 from 27 December to 30 December 21

Swallow Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, Peak District, Priestcliffe Near Bakewell, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Eyam 6 miles away

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

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.

Weekly Price from: £278
Next availability:
from 08 December to 22 December 21 from 03 January to 22 April 22

Cow Barn, Peak District National Park, Alport, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Eyam 8 miles away

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

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.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £695
Next availability:
from 12 December to 22 December 21 from 09 January to 21 January 22

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

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Eyam 9 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: £580
Next availability:
from 11 December to 30 December 21 from 06 April to 13 May 22

Brookside Retreat, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Eyam 9 miles away

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

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: £350
Next availability:
from 07 December to 03 January 22

The Escape, Two Dales, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Large Holiday House to rent, Eyam 9 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 07 December to 23 December 21 from 06 April to 15 April 22

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

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Eyam 12 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 29 December to 09 January 22 from 16 January to 12 February 22

Orchard View Dogs-Welcome Cottage, Peak District National Park, Parwich, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Eyam 14 miles away

sleeps 4 - 9 guests
4 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

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.

Special features: games room.

Weekly Price from: £574
Next availability:
from 12 December to 15 December 21 from 02 January to 14 January 22

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

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Eyam 14 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: £380
Next availability:
from 02 January to 30 March 22 from 09 April to 16 April 22

Porter Bridge Farm, Stocksbridge, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Eyam 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 15 guests
1 - 15
7 bedrooms
7
8 bathrooms
8
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

7 bedroom pet-friendly farmhouse (up to 4 pet pooches welcome), complete with games room with pool table and table tennis, plus 2 warm bubbly outdoor hot tubs, just 5 minutes’ drive from the Peak District National Park.

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

Weekly Price from: £2376
Next availability:
from 13 December to 17 December 21 from 13 March to 25 March 22

Porter Bridge Barn, Stocksbridge, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, Eyam 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 7 guests
1 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Riverside sleeps 7 holiday home, close to the Peak District National Park and pet-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £951
Next availability:
from 07 December to 10 December 21 from 17 December to 23 December 21