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
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

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
Next availability:
from 29 November to 10 December 21 from 17 January to 12 February 22

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: £354
Next availability:
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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: £363
Next availability:
from 02 November to 29 March 22 from 01 April to 25 June 22

Hillside Croft, Biggin, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Large Country House Rental, Shottle 4 miles away

sleeps 10 - 16 guests
10 - 16
5 bedrooms
5
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed

5 bedroom large holiday house with private hot tub, set on edge of Peak District National Park, close to both Ashbourne and Carsington Water.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2050

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, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
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
Next availability:
from 15 November to 26 November 21 from 13 December to 23 December 21

Billys Bothy, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shottle 5 miles away

sleeps 10 - 16 guests
10 - 16
5 bedrooms
5
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed
5 star

Billy's Bothy - sleeps up to 16 + 2 cots Billy's Bothy is a beautiful 5 star silver and gold award winning, luxury country cottage providing visitors with a quality self catering cottage in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales and close to the magnificent Peak District.

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

Weekly Price from: £2130

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: £380
Next availability:
from 24 November to 11 December 21 from 02 January to 30 March 22

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 08 November to 20 November 21

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: £401
Next availability:
from 01 November to 05 November 21 from 03 January to 07 January 22

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: £613
Next availability:
from 30 October to 05 November 21 from 08 November to 12 November 21

Brookside Retreat, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Shottle 8 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 29 October to 05 November 21 from 12 November to 03 January 22

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

5 bedroom Large Holiday House to rent, Shottle 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 01 November to 05 November 21 from 08 November to 11 November 21