Winter Breaks in Derbyshire

Christmas is coming and the goose and some of us will be getting fat, with all that lovely Christmas fayre we all love. Why not plan to visit Derbyshire for a winter break after Christmas  to blow away all those cobwebs and unwanted calories with some serious exploring of the myriad of footpaths that are available for walking and cycling in this beautiful county.

From the  Peak District National park with pastureland covered with ancient limestone walls in the north to the rolling agricultural countryside in the south there is something to offer everyone.

Winter in Derbyshire

Try some winter fun on the quad bikes or paint balling at Wildpark Leisure, afterwards return to a cosy luxury cottage with a warming meal prepared for you.

We offer some excellent mid week winter holidays for  groups  able to take advantage of a mid week break in our large luxury Derbyshire cottages.

We have storage for your cycles and for those without Derbyshire has excellent cycle hire centres on the many trails  within the county, Ashbourne and Carsington Water being the closest to our cottages .

Explore the many historical stately homes , such as Chatsworth House private home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire , Kedleston, Sudbury and Hardwick Halls which are all National Trust,  Bolsover Castle and Wingfield Manor which are English Heritage and my favourite the beautiful  and magnificent Haddon Hall . Wonderful places, beautiful settings and great to visit on wet weather days.  All but a short drive from our cottages.

We can offer you the option to have caterers and pampering at the cottages to make your stay special.

A  visit to the Wedgewood museum just outside of Stoke is a great day out, try one of their wonderful afternoon teas on some of the most beautiful pottery you are every likely to eat off- a wonderful place for a wet weather day.

Wrap up warm and come and enjoy the many delights this county and neighbouring Staffordshire have to offer.

Whatever your tastes  summer or winter  Derbyshire has it all.

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Top Things to See and Do in the Peak District this Spring

Whether you’re a keen walker or you’re planning a stylish spring wedding, the Peak District with its Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is the perfect place to visit in spring. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Britain’s original country park.

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Great Value Walking Breaks In The Peak District

The Peak District is truly one of the UK’s greatest treasures. It is proud to be one of the most visited National Parks in the world and continues to grow and evolve as a holiday destination. It’s conveniently located in basically the centre of England and has good road and rail connections with the rest of the country, both North and South. It’s not just for walkers – recent efforts have been made to encourage cycling and horse-riding – but it is decades of holidaying walkers that have made the area their second home

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A Winter Escape To The Peak District

The days are getting shorter and the nights colder and these are signs that winter is creeping upon us. This means it’s the perfect time to organise a winter break to the Peak District. Filled with beautiful walking routes, breathtaking scenery and a peaceful atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to just relax and soak up the surroundings. Below we’ve listed some of the top things to do during the winter season. Pull on your boots, wrap up warm and get moving!

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Great Peak District Walks for Autumn

Autumn is a wonderful time of year: crisp weather, beautiful brown, red and orange foliage and an excuse to start drinking hot chocolate. Autumn is also a wonderful time to put on your best walking shoes and explore the beauty of the Peak District. To help give you a little inspiration, we’ve rounded up the top walks around the Peak District that are perfect for the autumn season.

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5 Things to Look for When Choosing Accommodation

When you are looking for great accommodation for your holiday, you may feel overwhelmed and spoiled for choice, but how do you make that final decision? The last thing you want is to go on a much-needed break, only to find that you are let down by your accommodation, so it is important to take your time and make the right decision. These are some factors to take into account when choosing the right accommodation.

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June Events To Enjoy In Derbyshire

The summer is finally upon us and it is a great time for family and friends to enjoy the outdoors. Are you ready for an eventful short break away? Well, within the month of June, there are plenty of events within Derbyshire for you to enjoy. Here are some of the events that are waiting for you. Continue reading

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Poetry in the Garden , Offcote Grange 24th June 2017 2.30 pm

The next event here at Offcote Grange  will be Poetry in the Garden ,

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Poetry in The Garden Ashbourne Festival

enjoy a lovely afternoon sitting in our beautiful gardens enjoying the poetry of Matt Bryden. The event kicks off at 2.30 pm on Saturday the 24th June 2017. Come along and enjoy an afternoon of culture with refreshments served mid way. A chance to meet old friends and new with the same interests. We have plenty of safe off road car parking. Tickets £7.50 per person.

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Self Catering Special Offers in Derbyshire at Offcote Grange Cottage Holidays


Take advantage of a wonderful opportunity of mid week special offers throughout the year, to stay in a luxury cottage in the centre of Derbyshire and edging the beautiful Peak District. Perfect for families, hen parties, large groups,walking groups and those special celebrations. There are many walks from the doorstep and lots of others following the myriad of pathways across this most beautiful countryside. Lots to see and do for all ages.

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We have availability for full weeks , mid weeks or weekends during January 2020. We are offering 10% off either Hillside Croft or Billys Bothy for January only . Don’t miss out on this offer, sleeping up to 14 at either cottage and an option of 16.

Contact us for details and quote offer  from Offcote     Telephone. 01335 344795    mobile  0780 8899493           


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Celebrating Your Wedding Anniversary

When celebrating your wedding anniversary in the countryside, you can also take in the relaxing views and enjoy the fresh air. Whether you’re celebrating alongside your children or just as a couple, Derbyshire has a wide range of stunning locations to visit and activities to do within less than half an hour distance from Offcote Grange. 

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