Things To Do

Where You Can Visit

There’s loads to do around the vicinity of our B&B.

We have listed a select few below but please note, there is so much more to do.
That’s why we leave a number of different activity leaflets within the dining area of our B&B.
Places such as a walk on the Monsal trail, Hardwick Hall and of course, Chatsworth are all places we highly recommend visiting.

Please check for any amended hours or restrictions with each individual attraction as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic

Chatsworth House - DE45 1PP

Chatsworth is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1500s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.

Carsington Water - DE6 1ST

Carsington Water has everything you need for a great day – and best of all most facilities are free! On site shops cater for everybody, these include outdoor clothes shop ‘Water Rail’. The Gallery Café and Main Sail Restaurant.

Dovedale, Derbyshire - DE6 2AY

Dovedale is a renowned beauty spot, around 2 – 3 miles along the river Dove, with stunning scenery and many walks. A dramatic limestone ravine, busy with wildlife and rare wild flowers. Impressive rock outcrops, tranquil woodlands and of course the much-loved stepping stones which cross the River Dove.

Haddon Hall – DE45 1LA

Haddon Hall is one of the finest examples of a fortified manor house. Haddon dates from the 12th to 17th Centuries, when it then lay dormant for 200 years. Little has changed here since the 17th century.

Crich Tramway Village – DE4 5DP

The National Tramway Museum, situated in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside is a world from a bygone age, where vintage trams transport visitors along cobbled streets, past enchanting buildings, and into breathtaking scenery.

Ladybower Reservoir - S33 0AX

Ladybower Reservoir is a large ‘Y’ shaped reservoir, the lower of the three in the Upper Derwent Valley. It was built between 1935 – 1943 and then took a further two years to fill. The villages of Derwent and Ashopton had to be flooded to create this reservoir and the inhabitants were relocated to Yorkshire Bridge estate, just downstream of Ladybower Dam.

Monsal Trail – DE45 1GE

Cycle Route. After a £2m restoration scheme the Monsal Trail, the stretch of railway line between Bakewell and Buxton (currently only as far as Blackwell Mill at present), is now open again after 40 years. Cycle hire available at Hassop Station.

National Trust Longshaw Estate - S11 7TZ

Explore the unusual sites of Longshaw’s past, from millstone quarries to packhorse routes. The visitor centre, housed in the Shooting Lodge, is the ideal starting point for Longshaw and the Peak District

Peak Mountain Biking, Hope Valley - S33 0AQ

Peak Mountain Biking is based in the beautiful Dark Park area of the Peak District National Park around Derwent Valley and Ladybower Reservoir. They provide Skills Courses, Guided Rides and One to One Skills Training aimed at introducing new riders to off-road mountain biking and developing the skills, confidence and techniques of less experienced riders wanting to improve their off-road riding technique.


Chatsworth House, our main attraction, is only a stones throw from the cottage. There’s plenty to do and see, so it is well worth a visit!

We have more information on Chatsworth here:

Chatsworth House

Pilsley Village

Pilsley is a lovely little village full of character and history. It was featured in an article in Derbyshire Life which you can read here:

Read article


There’s Loads to do in the nearby village of Bakewell, which is situated only three miles away from Holly Cottage and is easily accessible by public transport or by a relaxed walk through quiet lanes if you would prefer.

Find out more about Bakewell

Peak District

At Holly Cottage, you can also try out many of the wonderful things in the video below, produced by our friends at Visit Peak District.

Holly Cottage B&B

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