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
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 equippedthe vast gardens are a joy and we even managed a dip in the pool despite the weatherbedrooms incredibly comfy outdoor area was excellent and communal rooms well maintainedpool was so warm meaning on a colder day it was still usedthe cottage itself was lovely - we didn't spend much time inside though as the pool was fantastic
Cleanliness:plenty of white clean and fresh towels provided in bedroom and bathroomthe pool was kept clean and warm and was a welcomed activity for our familythe cottage was gorgeous clean and beautifully decoratedvery well equipped perfectly clean and wonderful hosts
Host:the owners could not have been more helpfulizzy is a wonderful host making us very welcomeexcellent property and very well looked after by hostsowners on site but very discrete and welcomingthe swimming pool was amazing and use of barbeque was really helpful tooRead more reviews
Location:ideal location for exploring the area and we particularly recommend visiting nearby dovedale - just stunningfab walks from the doorstep in a perfect location couldnt have wished for more thank youthe location of the cottage was perfect for trips to dovedale the tissington trail chatsworth house and carsington waterwhat a wonderful place to stay
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 fishingmiddle handley sheffield, England, United KingdomPremier Host
Top guest reviews
Host:nigel the owner is very friendly and informativewe were greeted by nigel the owner who was such a lovely guywe have had the best week here brilliant facilities want for nothing and the perfect hostRead more reviews
Location:couldn't fault the building or its locationwalking distance to local pub great foodhad an enjoyable stay and used location to sightsee local areait was in great location too a lovely pub up the road 2 mins walk away too
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.
PeakDistrict,Derbyshire,LuxuryBoutiqueCottage,Stunning Lake views-superfastWiFiHopton, Matlock, Derbyshire, United KingdomPremier Host
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:the master bedroom has amazing view and en suite bathroomthe beds are really comfortable with luxurious white linen bedding
Cleanliness:the property was clean and the grounds well maintainedthe property was kept in good condition and bedding and towels provided were clean and comfortableeverything was of a very high standard and exceptionally cleanproperty mostly clean and in good decorative orderclean beautiful decor comfortable cottage with 3 good and great sized double bedrooms
Host:the owners were lovely and friendlyhost was so welcoming and communicated wellpamela very helpful and responsive hostcommunication with the owner was excellent when neededpamela was very helpful and nothing we asked for was too much for her to sort outRead more reviews
Location:it was a lovely location tooideal location for lots of days out and the garden was ideal for running off energygood location for other popular villagesloved it great location with easy access to ashbourne and rest of derbyshire dalesgreat location and gorgeous cottage
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 CottageDerbyshire, England, United KingdomSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:the cottage is comfortablethe table and chairs by the river is a nice touchthoughtful touches everywhere - torch / sewing kit / usb chargers etcthe bed was super comfy and the cottage came with everything you needa very comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings and an excellent base for walking in the peaks
Cleanliness:spotlessly clean and well equippedspotlessly clean and very comfortablethe cottage itself is clean cozy and sweetly decoratedthe space itself is sparkling clean cozy and very comfortablea beautifully presented and sparkling clean place to stay
Host:fabulous accommodation & hostsgreat hosts really friendly and helpfuljane & alan were amazing hosts who have great attention to detailjane was a thoughtful hostjane and alan are great hostsRead more reviews
Location:close to great walksthe riverside location is wonderfulsuperb location next to the riverjane’s place is ideal in so many respectsperfect place to relax and explore fantastic scenery close by
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 MewsTibshelf, England, United KingdomSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:beautiful cottage great facilities lovely walks closebywe had a lovely weekend staying in wheatsheaf mews the cottage was very clean comfortable and well equippedgreat little cottage comfy beds warm floors log fire netflix everything you need so cute
Cleanliness:lovely cottage clean and welcomingcottage was beautifully clean and tidyaccommodation is nicely decorated and very cleanwell proportioned and very cleanlovely clean cottage and jennie was a great host
Host:our host jennie was brilliantjennie was an amazing hostjennie was an amazing hostjennie was a lovely host and very helpfuljennie is also a great host would definitely stay here againRead more reviews
Location:good location for local walksgreat location and a beautiful spacegreat location and magnificent walks around and nearbygreat hosting and great locationgreat cottage with good location for walks and v close to supermarket
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 CottageBarlow, England, United KingdomSuperhost
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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