Short Breaks

Perfect places to stay for couples and lovers of culture, in our iconic landscapes.  Our cottages are the perfect shortbreak location to explore the Derwent Valley and the Peak District. Click below to see how you could fill your time with amazing things to do.

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"A lovely place to stay, a gorgeous little town surrounded by  the beauty of the Peak, with the majesty of the mills and all the benefit of great value." - A Guest

Welcome to Derwent Mills Cottages, quirky little holiday lets situated in the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Our 200 year old cottages are located in a beautiful Conservation Area, on a quiet side street in the town of Belper, idyllically situated opposite a 13th century Medieval Foresters chapel and its delightful leafy grounds, with glimpsed views through the trees  across the sweeping Derwent Valley.

Enjoy all that the town has to offer with great restaurants, cafes and pubs and a lively high street, which was voted Britain's Best in 2014. It's a town rightly famous for its foodie offer.

Frith Cottage and Strutt Cottage are beautiful retreats for couples and lovers of culture, which offer great value for money. With vintage touches, stylish interiors and lovely gardens, these cottages are the perfect holiday getaway.  Why not look at booking both cottages for a perfect extended family getaway?

You can book a minimum  of 3 nights and up to 2 weeks with ease via our website.  Longer stays by arrangement.


Located close to the Peak District, our family run cottages are also perfect for exploring all that Derbyshire has to offer.

Week Stays

Why not stay for a week? You get great value by booking for a week or more! You can book up to two weeks at great rates.  There are endless options to fill your time here, from walking, to days out in the Peak or exploring the Derwent Valley and further afield. Click below to explore the places to visit.

Vineyard Breaks

For something completely different, how about a vineyard break?  Come and enjoy a wine filled weekend being chauffeured about and visiting our family run vineyards, enjoying fabulous English wines and local food and a great location to stay and unwind. Click below to find out more.


Our cottages are thoroughly cleaned and all touch points and contact surfaces are given close cleaning attention, with disinfectant.  Condiments and coffee jars and similar have been removed from our cottages for the time being.  As have any any books, leaflets and other similar items for the time being - this is to reduce the potential spread of Covid-19.  

All rubbish most be double bagged and close attention paid to local waste/recycling collection days on the local authority website.  Please see the link here:

Amber Borough Council Waste Collection.

Please do not travel to us if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.  You will endager us and the local community if you ignore the symptoms.