Places to stay

Self-catering

Self-catering holidays offer freedom and choice, allowing you to eat what you want, when you want and explore places at your own pace.

50 Mill Street, Coton-in-the-Elms

This three-bedroomed self-catering accommodation with WiFi is suitable for six people. Coton-in-the-Elms is a quiet village with good road links. It was one of the first areas of The National Forest to be planted so the woodlands, walks and bridleways are maturing well.

www.50millstreet.co.uk

Aqua Narrowboats at Mercia Marina, Willington

Luxury five star self-catering narrowboat hire and holidays. Start from Mercia Marina on the Trent and Mersey Canal, which offers routes such as the Four Counties Ring, Leicester Ring and Black Country Ring. Once you have unpacked (and have started on your complimentary cake) you will have a demonstration of the boat facilities and the skipper will be given boating tuition until fully confident.

www.aquanarrowboats.co.uk

Bumble Cottage, Overseal

Bumble Cottage is a self-catering holiday cottage in Overseal, at the heart of the National Forest. Country life literally starts on your doorstep with views across rural South Derbyshire. The cottage is just a few steps from a footpath that will take you across open countryside to Cadborough Hill and a short walk to Conkers. Overseal is a short drive from other local attractions including the National Memorial Arboretum, Twycross Zoo and the site of the battle of Bosworth.

www.bumblecot.co.uk

Calke Abbey Holiday Cottages, Ticknall

Three star accommodation perfectly situated for walks around the Calke Estate, Staunton Harold and the nearby Dimminsdale Nature Reserve. The five cottages sleep between two and 14 people in historic houses with stunning views. You can also enjoy free admission to Calke during your stay.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Forest Lodges at Rosliston Forestry Centre, Rosliston

Three and four star holiday lodges set in the grounds of Rosliston Forestry Centre. The lodges each have their own secluded spot and offer a relaxing woodland stay surrounded by birds and wildlife at any time of the year. The lodges are nestled in a 154-acre young woodland site, complete with abundantly stocked fishing lake, ponds, meadows and play areas.

www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk

Mercia Marina Lodges, Willington

Four star holiday park with a David Bellamy Conservation Award Gold. Overlooking tranquil waters, the lodges can't fail to offer a perfect relaxing break. Wine and dine at the bar and restaurant, explore the large farm shop, browse the boutique retailers or hire a boat for the day.

www.merciamarina.co.uk

Oaklands Country Lodges, Church Broughton

Four and five star beautifully styled and smartly furnished timber lodges offering a truly relaxing holiday experience. The three lodges are surrounded by an acre of peaceful landscaped grounds with a wildlife pond, boasting fine country views and their own individual verandas and jacuzzi hot tubs.

www.oaklandscountrylodges.co.uk

Pine Lodge Hoseasons, Netherseal

Four star lodges set adjacent to the owner’s arable farm, amidst beautiful countryside in the heart of The National Forest. Pine Lodge offers very comfortable holiday accommodation with stunning views, a friendly welcome and extensive local walking. A host of visitor attractions are within easy reach. 

www.hoseasons.co.uk

Sealwood Cottage Vineyard, Linton

This Grade II listed building, built in the mid 1700s, has been lovingly restored with original features and fully furnished ready for your stay. It makes an ideal base for exploring The National Forest and local area, or simply relaxing and enjoying the tranquillity and quietude of the Derbyshire countryside. Whilst staying why not enjoy a vineyard tour and wine tasting?

www.sealwoodcottage.co.uk

Spinney View Barn, Botany Bay

Four star accommodation in a blissfully peaceful setting. The contemporary converted 17th century single storey pig barn boasts a hot tub in a private patio. Spinney View Barn pride themselves in providing a relaxing and romantic atmosphere for the duration of your stay.

www.spinneyviewbarn.co.uk

Swainswood Luxury Lodges and Spa, Overseal

Five star exclusive development, which is open all year round and offers ultimate tranquillity in the heart of The National Forest.

www.swainswoodleisurepark.co.uk

Windlehill Farm Cottages, Sutton on the Hill

Set amidst tranquil countryside south of Ashbourne, The Chop House and Hayloft are two beamed cottages offering cosy, well equipped accommodation on a small organic farm. They are an ideal base for exploring South Derbyshire and the Potteries.

www.windlehill.co.uk

Woodland Hills Court Holiday Cottages, Stanton-by-Bridge

Four star holiday cottages in the quiet hamlet of Stanton-by-Bridge, situated near to Melbourne and Ticknall. The latter is the location of Derbyshire's second largest stately home - Calke Abbey.

www.cottageholidaysderbyshire.co.uk