Cottage Holidays in Hathersage, Derbyshire, England

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Facts about Cottage Breaks in Hathersage


Stay in comfortable holiday properties near Hathersage that offer the best value. Feel at home and relaxed as a couple on a one bedroomed apartment or as a family in a bigger house with a garden. All types of holiday accommodation is catered for including rentals with a hot tub, swimming pool, wood burner, WiFi, freezer, dogs welcome and more.

 Hathersage is one of the top places to stay in the Peak District

With fine stone-buildings and an attractive setting on the banks of the River Derwent within the Peak District National Park, Hathersage is understandably one of the top places to visit in the Peak District. This large village benefits from a relatively central location within the National Park, close to the Hope Valley and only around 10 miles from Sheffield. The scenic countryside in Derwent Valley and Hope Valley draws people in and the area in particularly attracts keen walkers and climbers for self-catering breaks.

Those with a love of history will want to visit the historical buildings in the village whilst on a cottage holiday here. The village church, which dates back to the late 1300s and early 1400s, is of interest to those fascinated by the historic background of the folk hero, Robin Hood. One of his robber gang, namely Little John, is said to be buried in the churchyard! Readers of the Bronte sisters also have a connection to explore. Charlotte stayed at the vicarage in 1845 when visiting a friend and wrote part of Jane Eyre whilst there. It’s interesting to see actual local landmarks that the novelist used for fictional locations in the story. These include the real location behind Thornfield Hall, which most experts agree was based on North Lees Hall on the edge of the village.

However, Hathersage is more than scenery and literary heroes. Many families enjoy a day at the open-air swimming pool. You can buy family tickets when you visit this heated pool and there is a covered veranda at one side. Local residents are proud of their facility, which has served the community since 1936. Some ‘night swim’ sessions also run. In addition to swimming, you can kick a ball around or have a picnic on the adjacent playing field or play in the hard play area. A café (which is open all through the year) serves hot and cold food and drinks. With excellent facilities such as these, Hathersage is an obvious choice for a family cottage break.

Being so near to Sheffield, it’s not surprising to find a connection with the cutlery industry. Just outside the village, visitors can see cutlery being made (on weekdays) and a fine collection in a building that has won architectural awards. Why not visit when taking a cottage holiday in Hathersage? Built for the celebrated designer, David Mellor, the Round Building, as it is known, was constructed on the site of a gasworks. The David Mellor Cutlery Factory contains a Design Museum, where examples of his designs, including handmade silver, can be seen. Families can enjoy a day out at the site, which also provides a café. You can also browse for gifts at the Country Shop. As well as David Mellor designed cutlery, the shop stocks handmade pottery and other craft items and local produce.

We trust that you’ve found our information on Hathersage helpful and hope that some of it has inspired you to take a short break or longer stay in this charming village. The village doesn’t have its own tourist information centre but there is one nearby in the Hope Valley where you can visit for free leaflets and more helpful hints, tips and advice on local attractions.

Hathersage offers the best in Peak District hospitality and pursuits against a wonderful backdrop and some surprises too, making it an excellent place for a country cottage break.

Featured Holiday cottage rentals near Hathersage near the Derbyshire Peak District:

'The Green' - near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield, Hope, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Mansion, Peak District National Park.

sleeps 14 - 18 guests
14 - 18
7 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
dog-friendly cottage, 5 dog(s) welcome

Fabulous big cottage boasting an indoor heated swimming pool with Wavejet machine, ideal for large groups such as hen parties, stag parties and big families.

Special features: free internet access, pool (indoors).

Weekly Price from: £1400

Late availability: from 08 November 2019 to 11 November 2019;

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

8 bedroom Large Barn Convertion with lots of character, Peak District National Park.

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

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

Late availability: from 16 October 2019 to 02 December 2019;

Swiers Farm House, Carsington, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Peak District.

sleeps 12 - 17 guests
12 - 17
7 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
no dogs allowed
4 star

Sleeping up to 17 people, this is a fantastic large holiday house with charm and character close to Carsington Water, ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether in the Peak District.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1500
Next availability:
from 17 October 2019 to 18 October 2019; from 27 October 2019 to 01 November 2019; from 03 November 2019 to 08 November 2019;

The Escape, Two Dales, Derbyshire, England

5 bedroom Large Holiday House to rent, Derbyshire Dales .

sleeps 2 - 10 guests
2 - 10
5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
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 17 October 2019 to 18 October 2019; from 21 October 2019 to 26 October 2019; from 29 October 2019 to 30 October 2019;

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

1 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Peak District.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
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 17 October 2019 to 21 October 2019;

We have no cottages within Hathersage itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Hathersage. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England