Cottage Holidays in Shottle, Derbyshire, England

Find a rural escape by renting a holiday let in the Derbyshire countryside. Stay in a converted farm cottage or barn, surrounded by nothing except green fields and hedges. All roads out of Shottle could be described as country lanes, narrow with good views over the farmland.  This is the place to come when you do not want to be disturbed by anything other than skylarks and the occasional cockerel.


What Shottle, Derbyshire offers for Self-Catering Holidays

Each cottage in and around Shottle is a real country treat. All of the properties are nicely furnished, clean and well maintained. Some of the holiday lettings are pet-friendly so that you can bring your dogs for walks in the countryside around Shottle.

Shottle is a hamlet located just a few miles from the southern end of the Peak District National Park. Situated in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, this area has an abundance of footpaths and attracts many walkers. It’s also known for its diverse wildlife. You will also notice an abundance of oak trees in this landscape, a legacy of a royal hunting forest called Duffield Frith, dating from medieval times. With plenty of greenery, fields and trees, this is an idyllic place for a country cottage holiday.

Shottle offers plenty of opportunities to just take it easy in a wonderfully rural location but if you want to get out and about you will find plenty to see and do for romantic breaks, holidays with friends and family holidays alike.

Shottle lies due south of Wirksworth

Shottle sits above the Ecclesbourne Valley where the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway welcomes train lovers, both young and young at heart. The railway runs what they describe as heritage diesel railcars between Wirksworth and Duffield and some steam services between Wirksworth and Ravenstor. Passengers can sit back and relax whilst taking in the scenic highlights of this lovely valley. There are also stations at Shottle and Idridgehay. Look out for special events, which are regularly scheduled.

Country holidays in Derbyshire

When taking a cottage holiday in Derbyshire, why not take a few day trips out and explore the nearby old market town of Wirksworth?  Shopping and eating outlets abound in this town. Also, there is a weekly market and a monthly farmers’ market. During the summer season, the Heritage Centre opens its doors. Wirksworth is also highly rated for its church of St. Mary. The village of Duffield is also worth a visit and has cafes, shops and pubs, plus it’s close to a small nature reserve and sports facilities at Eyes Meadow.

Shottle is also only around two and a half miles from the market town of Belper and well worth a visit whilst on a self-catering break. This small, attractive town offers more amenities and it has a rather special attraction. This part of Derbyshire has a fascinating industrial history, which comes alive when you visit the Derwent Valley Visitors Centre at Strutt’s North Mill. Exhibits tell the story of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, of which Belper is a part. Pioneering factory systems for the cotton industry put this area on the map in the 18th century.   

Whilst visiting the centre, why not make a day of it and explore the River Gardens? This tranquil oasis offers riverside gardens with views over the River Derwent. In addition to the floral displays, there is a bandstand (concerts take place during the summer), a duck pond, a poetry trail and children’s play area. Outdoor theatre productions and other events are held in the grounds and you can hire a rowing boat on the river. The Poetry Trail is a fun treasure hunt for verses by famous writers such as Philip Larkin, W.B. Yeats, Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Spike Milligan.

Attractions for children not far from Shottle

Families with children should also take note that one of the UK’s top family attractions, Alton Towers Theme Park is just 22 miles from Shottle. Boasting rides for children and adults of all ages plus a water park, there is plenty to do for a day or two at this famous theme park.

Staying in Shottle brings pursuits in the great outdoors, history and that special Peak District countryside to your door.  Discover some of the Peak District National Park’s best attractions on days out and take in the natural scenery or for good family fun why not take the kids to Alton Towers? There are plenty of choices when holidaying in this area of Derbyshire. Similarly when it comes to self-catering accommodation there are plenty of available choices to suit various budgets. From rural country cottages, log cabins, family cottages and romantic cottages, Country Cottages Online features an excellent collection of cottages. For savings and deals take a look at special offer cottages.

Book a Shottle 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, Shottle 3 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 11 July to 15 August 20
Late availability: from 11 July to 01 August 20

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

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Shottle 3 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, Shottle 3 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 25 July to 27 July 20 from 07 August to 08 August 20

Ebenezer Chapel, Milford, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

8 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Accommodation, Shottle 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 11 July to 04 September 20

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

2 bedroom Cottage, Shottle 5 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: £325


Special Offer: from 11 July to 12 July 20
Late availability: from 11 July to 31 July 20

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

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shottle 6 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 15 September to 30 September 20

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

6 bedroom Large Country House, Shottle 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 31 July to 18 August 20

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

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Shottle 7 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

Hillside Croft plus Billys Bothy large group accommodation, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Grade II Listed, Shottle 7 miles away

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
5 bedrooms
5
6 bathrooms
6
no dogs allowed
5 star

Two beautiful large holiday cottages within the Derbyshire Dales, 5 star rated and award winning, these big cottages are fine places to stay and conveniently located for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £1900
Next availability:
from 12 July to 16 July 20 from 20 July to 14 August 20

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

5 bedroom Cottage, Shottle 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 Retreat Barn Conversion, Hollington, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Sleeps 2 Barn Conversion, Shottle 8 miles away

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

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.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £278
Next availability:
from 11 August to 14 August 20 from 31 August to 03 September 20

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

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Shottle 8 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: £559
Next availability:
from 01 September to 05 September 20 from 19 September to 21 September 20