Visit Us: Your Autumn Guide to The Peak District & Derbyshire

Offcote Grange Cottage Holidays specialise in luxury holiday cottages in the Peak District and Derbyshire. Our cottages are the perfect location from which to explore and enjoy everything that the Peak District has to offer, and there is always plenty to see and do.

Even though summer is over, there are still plenty of events and activities taking place throughout autumn. In fact, we think that it’s the perfect time to visit this beautiful part of the country.

If you’re planning a visit and looking for something to do, or if you’re not sure if there is enough going on to warrant a trip, we thought we would make things clearer for you. We have put together a guide to things going on throughout the next couple of months – your ultimate autumn guide to the area! Enjoy.

Melbourne Festival (19th Sept – 20th Sept)

The Melbourne Festival is one that celebrates the creative and performing arts and has firmly cemented itself in the cultural calendar of Derbyshire. Taking place over the last 10 years, the festival has been happening in this small village in the heart of South Derbyshire.

There is always an Art & Architecture trail and a showcase for lots of beautiful art. It’s your opportunity to witness over 100 of the midlands most talented artists in around 60 different locations.

It’s a brilliant weekend for those who love art and those who just want to be somewhere with a lot of buzz and energy!

Derby Feste at Derby (25th Sept – 26th Sept)

For the ninth year running, Derby City Centre will again be the main location for the Derby Feste 2015. There will be parade on the Friday evening, which will see fantastic prehistoric beasts line the streets – be careful they don’t bite you! Other events on the Friday include; a brilliant animation projected onto the Silk Mill that gives the story of people who have shaped the modern world, a captivating contemporary fire and dance spectacular, and a live outdoor Ceilidh.

If that wasn’t fun enough, the celebrations carry on all day Saturday. There are theatre and music performances, fire shows, fireworks and a breathtaking fireworks and drumming show to finish the festival on the Saturday evening.

It’s something you have never experienced before and will definitely be worth checking out!

Join a Ghost Tour at Bolsover Castle (28th October – 29th November)

This event is for the over 16s only, as it’s guaranteed to be pretty creepy! Taking place twice a day for a whole month, you will be given the experience to explore Bolsover Castle after dark. You will hear dastardly tales of dark deeds, ghostly appearances and other scary happenings that have happened within the castle.

It’s an opportunity to terrify yourself as you listen to these creepy stories whilst being taken around the location.

We suggest that you book for Halloween – the scariest day of the year!

If you can’t wait to visit, take part in or explore any of the events we have mentioned above, you shouldn’t be looking anywhere else for high quality accommodation. Our cottages are perfect for those looking to relax away from everyday life, as well as those who are ready to explore the area for a new adventure.

For more information or to enquire about booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 01335 344795 and a member of the team will be happy to help.

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Top 3 Must Visit Sights in Derby

So, you’ve taken a look at our selection of beautiful luxury holiday cottages in Derbyshire and have decided to take a trip to our fair land.

We’re somewhat experts when it comes to knowing what to see while you visit Derby, so we’ve compiled a list of 3  must-see sights that can’t be missed. These are especially apt to visit during those cooler autumn days which are drawing in, as they are all indoors!

So let’s get started!

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5 Things to do on a Rainy Holiday


You may have chosen the best detached holiday cottage in Derbyshire, you may have secured your favourite holiday home, you may have even planned out your holiday with military precision; but what can you do if the weather doesn’t hold up as you expected? Continue reading

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What’s On: Upcoming Events Taking Place in Derbyshire and The Peak District

Offcote Grange Cottage Holidays specialise in providing luxury 5* holiday cottages in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Both are brilliant places to visit, and there is always something to see and do.

If you’re hesitating whether to come spend time down here this summer, let us tempt you with some of the exciting upcoming events that are taking place in the next few months! Continue reading

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A Cyclist’s Guide to Derby

Some say that Derbyshire is one of the most beautiful areas in the UK, especially us! Like most great places, Derbyshire can be explored by on foot, car or bike. In one of our previous blogs we looked at some of the stunning walking routes that are on offer, and now it’s time to look at some of the amazing cycle routes that can be completed. So pack your rucksack, pump up your tyres and let’s explore some of the county’s best cycle routes. Continue reading

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Derbyshire: A Summer Guide

Derbyshire is a beautiful place with plenty to do and see. We find that you can always find something to do, no matter what time of the year it is.  In fact, at the end of last year, we wrote a post informing you of all our favourite things that can be done in the winter months. Continue reading

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Derbyshire on Film

The beautiful county of Derbyshire is a filmmaker’s dream.

Its stunning natural beauty makes it a natural choice for film locations. And it’s far from surprising that this charming county has earned itself a reputation as one of the best movie locations around. Continue reading

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15 Things to Do in the Peak District in 2015

The Peak District is a spectacular place to visit, and, whatever your interests, there’s plenty to see and do for everyone.

To celebrate the imminent arrival of the spring season, here we give a guide to 15 things to do in the Peak District in 2015, to really inspire you. Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Getaway in the Peak District

February is now upon us and Valentine’s Day is only a week and a half away. If you are looking to go away this Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Peak District. Featuring stunning scenery and plenty of things to see and do, the Peak District is the perfect place for a romantic weekend away. Here, we take you through your magical getaway for just the two of you from start to finish, hoping to give you inspiration and get you excited for when the 14th of February rolls around. Continue reading

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Family Days Out in the Peak District

The Peak District National Park is famed for its breathtaking natural beauty and wealth of exciting attractions. The region is a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year and there really is something to see and do for everyone, making it the ideal destination for a family adventure. Continue reading

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