Derbyshire Dales Lodges
About the Resort
The ideal location for a rural retreat, the Derbyshire Dales Lodges offer comfortable rustic accommodation on a working farm. Lying on the edge of the scenic Peak District National Park, you’ll find no better place to take a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It’s perfect for walking, cycling or riding holidays, as well as making a superb secluded getaway from which to visit attractions in the local area.
Despite the idyllic countryside surroundings, these log cabins don’t lack for modern conveniences, with everything you’ll need for a self-catering holiday, as well as TVs, DVD players, stereos, and complimentary Wi-Fi. If you want to bring your pets along, this accommodation is very welcoming to dogs, as well as cats and other pets. You can even bring your own horse, with fully equipped stables available to rent on site. If you’re looking for extra luxury, check out the hot tub, sauna and fire pit.
Things to Try
Carsington Sports & Leisure is located on the bank of the Carsington Water reservoir. Here you can try out a range of watersports, including dinghy sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. You can also go fly fishing at the reservoir, which is stocked with brown and rainbow trout. Cycle hire is available too.
Situated in the White Peak area of the Peak District, Acclimbatize provides a range of outdoor adventure activities including rock climbing, canoeing, and caving. It’s a great place for an active day out, with qualified instructors on hand to show you the ropes and keep you safe.
Heights of Abraham
The Heights of Abraham is a unique attraction in the Peak District, consisting of a country park and two show caverns set upon a 60-acre woodland hilltop and reached through a journey by cable car across a limestone gorge. This quirky landmark makes for a fantastic family day out.
Adventure activity organisers Peak Pursuits have a number of locations nearby, including indoor climbing experiences at the Audley Climbing Centre, a variety of paddle sports and sail sports at the Astbury Water Sports Centre, and all kind of outdoor pursuits at the Underbank Activity Centre.
For Food & Drink
For proper pub food, check out Ye Olde Gate Inn in Brassington or the Barley Mow in Bonsall. Nearby Matlock also has a range of food options to suit every taste, including delicious Indian meals from the Shalimar and tasty home-made vegetarian dishes from the family-run Green Way Café.
If you’re looking for a day of family fun, Alton Towers is just a half-hour drive away. Even closer to home is the Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park in Matlock, aimed at children aged 3 to 13. For a taste of history, head to Crich Tramway Village to ride vintage trams and visit the tram museum.
This accommodation is ideally placed for outdoor excursions such as walks and cycling trips, with a range of recommended routes nearby, including the High Peak Trail. There are a couple of mountain bikes and a tandem bike available for rent from the Derbyshire Dales Lodges.