Top 6 Fishing Lodges In Derbyshire, England - Updated 2023


Home to Peak District National Park, Derbyshire is all about swathes of dense woodlands, picturesque scenery, and an abundance of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, caving, and lots more. Add to that, a dollop of culture and history that can be explored in the several tourist landmarks here. While planning an itinerary can get tricky at a destination as rich as Derbyshire, this article makes it a tad easier for fishing enthusiasts. With stillwaters, canals, rivers, and commercial spots aplenty, those who enjoy fishing will be spoilt for choice in this English county. However, first off, get that accommodation sorted. Here’s a rundown of the top fishing lodges in Derbyshire, UK – book the one that suit your needs and budget.

1. Charming cottage amidst lush gardens and orchards (from USD 181)

Some 3.2 km (2 mi) away from Ashbourne is this charming, two-bedroom cottage for four guests. The property is kitted out with a full kitchen, entertainment options like books, games, DVDs, etc., and some baby-friendly amenities like travel cot, high chair, etc., along with other standard amenities. There is also a private patio, from where you can take in the stunning views of the surrounding, complete with gardens and orchards. Else, relax at the swimming pool on-site, which is shared with the rental’s host. Guests interested in fishing can head to the nearby Bentley Brook. However, note that guests need to bring their own gear. Else, head out for hikes to Tissington towards the rental’s rear side.

Luxury Peak District Cottage in 5 acres, Private Pool, 2 miles from Ashbourne
55 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was very comfortable and well equipped
the vast gardens are a joy and we even managed a dip in the pool despite the weather
bedrooms incredibly comfy outdoor area was excellent and communal rooms well maintained
pool was so warm meaning on a colder day it was still used
the cottage itself was lovely - we didn't spend much time inside though as the pool was fantastic
plenty of white clean and fresh towels provided in bedroom and bathroom
the pool was kept clean and warm and was a welcomed activity for our family
the cottage was gorgeous clean and beautifully decorated
very well equipped perfectly clean and wonderful hosts
the owners could not have been more helpful
izzy is a wonderful host making us very welcome
excellent property and very well looked after by hosts
owners on site but very discrete and welcoming
the swimming pool was amazing and use of barbeque was really helpful too
ideal location for exploring the area and we particularly recommend visiting nearby dovedale - just stunning
fab walks from the doorstep in a perfect location couldnt have wished for more thank you
the location of the cottage was perfect for trips to dovedale the tissington trail chatsworth house and carsington water
what a wonderful place to stay
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2. Lakeside cabin with an outdoor seating area (from USD 156)

Ideal to house up to four guests is this quaint lakeside log cabin. It is amply provisioned with amenities, plus boasts an outdoor seating area with a barbecue, private hot tub, and offers exclusive access to the lake, where guests can enjoy fishing. A boat, canoe, swimming gear, and fishing essentials have been made available at the cabin for guests’ use. The rental also enjoys an excellent location, at a convenient distance from Peak District National Park. Additionally, Chesterfield is an easy 10-minute drive away.

The Derbyshire Boathouse , a secluded lakeside log cabin private fly fishing
middle handley sheffield, England, United Kingdom
25 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
nigel the owner is very friendly and informative
we were greeted by nigel the owner who was such a lovely guy
we have had the best week here brilliant facilities want for nothing and the perfect host
couldn't fault the building or its location
walking distance to local pub great food
had an enjoyable stay and used location to sightsee local area
it was in great location too a lovely pub up the road 2 mins walk away too
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3. Family-friendly home with scenic views (from USD 281)

This spacious home can sleep up to eight guests. It was refurbished in June 2020, so boasts latest conveniences and top-notch amenities. Some baby-friendly resources like high chair, cot, toys, etc. have also been made available here, which makes the rental a top choice for family travellers. A ready-to-use hot tub can also be made available on-site at an additional price, so let the host know if you’d like to hire one. Guests can enjoy the gorgeous views of the lake from the terrace, or simply relax in the private garden. Those looking to indulge in outdoor pursuits can head to the nearby Carsington Water, which is famous for quad biking, fishing, sailing, wind surfing, and several other activities. Location-wise, the market town of Wirksworth is a 2-minute drive away from the property, while Ashbourne, River Derwent, and Dove are also less than 15 minutes away.

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Hopton, Matlock, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
61 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the master bedroom has amazing view and en suite bathroom
the beds are really comfortable with luxurious white linen bedding
the property was clean and the grounds well maintained
the property was kept in good condition and bedding and towels provided were clean and comfortable
everything was of a very high standard and exceptionally clean
property mostly clean and in good decorative order
clean beautiful decor comfortable cottage with 3 good and great sized double bedrooms
the owners were lovely and friendly
host was so welcoming and communicated well
pamela very helpful and responsive host
communication with the owner was excellent when needed
pamela was very helpful and nothing we asked for was too much for her to sort out
it was a lovely location too
ideal location for lots of days out and the garden was ideal for running off energy
good location for other popular villages
loved it great location with easy access to ashbourne and rest of derbyshire dales
great location and gorgeous cottage
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4. Cosy cottage near River Derwent (from USD 114)

Located in the village of Bamford is this well-appointed cottage for two. It offers easy access to River Derwent, which is famous for fly fishing. Several types of fish, including salmon, perch, chub, and more can be found here. Guests can get in touch with the host for the gear or bring their own. Else, just sit by the river and soak in the quaint atmosphere. The cottage itself has been furnished with standard amenities, including a compact yet well-appointed kitchen.

Kingfisher Cottage
Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
340 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is comfortable
the table and chairs by the river is a nice touch
thoughtful touches everywhere - torch / sewing kit / usb chargers etc
the bed was super comfy and the cottage came with everything you need
a very comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings and an excellent base for walking in the peaks
spotlessly clean and well equipped
spotlessly clean and very comfortable
the cottage itself is clean cozy and sweetly decorated
the space itself is sparkling clean cozy and very comfortable
a beautifully presented and sparkling clean place to stay
fabulous accommodation & hosts
great hosts really friendly and helpful
jane & alan were amazing hosts who have great attention to detail
jane was a thoughtful host
jane and alan are great hosts
close to great walks
the riverside location is wonderful
superb location next to the river
jane’s place is ideal in so many respects
perfect place to relax and explore fantastic scenery close by
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5. Fully equipped home for four (from USD 120)

Nestled along Five Pits Trail — popular for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding route — is this newly renovated, two-bedroom home for four guests. Along with standard amenities and facilities, the house also features a private hot tub and sprawling open areas. There’s another fully equipped, six-person rental on-site that can be booked, so get in touch with the host for more information on that. Location-wise, there is a fishing pond, about 500 m (1,640 ft) away from the house. Guests need to bring their own gear. Plus, there are several local eateries nearby.

Hunters Cottage. Wheatsheaf Mews
Tibshelf, England, United Kingdom
220 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful cottage great facilities lovely walks closeby
we had a lovely weekend staying in wheatsheaf mews the cottage was very clean comfortable and well equipped
great little cottage comfy beds warm floors log fire netflix everything you need so cute
lovely cottage clean and welcoming
cottage was beautifully clean and tidy
accommodation is nicely decorated and very clean
well proportioned and very clean
lovely clean cottage and jennie was a great host
our host jennie was brilliant
jennie was an amazing host
jennie was an amazing host
jennie was a lovely host and very helpful
jennie is also a great host would definitely stay here again
good location for local walks
great location and a beautiful space
great location and magnificent walks around and nearby
great hosting and great location
great cottage with good location for walks and v close to supermarket
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6. Pet-friendly cottage for six (from USD 188)

This fishing lodge in Barlow is spacious and can comfortably accommodate up to six guests, plus pets are welcome too. The cottage is located towards the east side of Peak District National Park, at Barlow Country Club, so is a convenient distance from several carp fishing, fly fishing, and coarse fishing spots. Central Barlow is also about 15 minutes’ walking distance away.

Barlow Country Club - Mill Farm Cottage
Barlow, England, United Kingdom
36 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Explore the beautiful county of Derbyshire

Offering a hearty dose of historic homes, market towns, sweeping views, and a booming culinary scene, Derbyshire is an ideal destination for all sorts of travellers. You may be travelling solo, with your partner, or as a family, the place will not disappoint! However, the weather is notoriously unpredictable here, so it’s best to pack smart and carry weather-resistant outfits and most of all, waterproof footwear. Rest assured, you are in for a treat at Derbyshire, UK.

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