There is something about “England’s mountains green” that simply capture the imagination. The phrase is, of course, featured in the hymn “Jerusalem” and the William Blake poem from which it is taken. Few other areas embody that mythologised ideal of those idyllic English countrysides with their beautiful pastures and immaculate mountains and hills of grassy green. There is a sense of elegance and eternity in that area with a rich literary and cultural history.
In short, it’s a fantastic place to vacation and every year people from within and outside of the UK choose to go on holiday in one of the lovely cottages that dot the region. Here, then, are just a few reasons to look into securing a Derbyshire vacation cottage.
Derbyshire is emblematic of life in the Midlands, a region which itself borrows somewhat from many of its neighbours in terms of its overall ecological look. Many species of plants and flowers that are found in the other areas of England converge here, making it the perfect place to see much of England’s natural beauty all in one place. Heather, crowberry, bilberry, and hare’s-tail grass are just some of the flora that are naturally occurring here. The region is also home to the famed Peak District, wherein the Peak District National Park serves as one of the best-maintained examples of the eternal idyllic English countryside, rolling pastures of green and all. The Pennies mountain range also touches on the edge of the region.
A Lasting Literary Legacy
It isn’t just natural beauty that is to be found in the Derbyshire area; some of the most beautiful works of English poetry and prose were written, set, or otherwise inspired by the region. The lush green that populates the world of Jane Austen and her many country estates are to be found here. Pemberley, from Pride and Prejudice itself, is based in part on the Midlands area. The real-life Chatsworth House is referenced by Lizzy Bennet in the novel and remains a popular destination for tourists and Austen aficionados alike. D.H. Lawrence likewise sets part of Sons and Lovers in the area. George Eliot, who made her name with several novels exploring provincial life of those living in England’s pastoral counties, sets a great deal of Adam Bede in this region as well. As noted, there is something eternal and Arcadian about this region, a fact not lost on playwright Tom Stoppard, who set part of his acclaimed play Arcadia – set partially in the Romantic era and touching on both Lord Byron and Ada Lovelace – in a Derbyshire country house.
Beautiful Derbyshire Holiday Cottages
When you choose to book your stay in the area, you’ll naturally want to stay somewhere that is at once comfortable and characteristic of Derbyshire’s rich pastoral history. As such, the best Derbyshire Country Cottages feature a blend between modern comforts and a classically rustic aesthetic feel. You’ll thus be able to experience the area in a cottage that looks and feels authentic to the world about which Austen, Eliot, and Lawrence wrote over the years while still being able to take advantage of free Wi-Fi, pathways for pets, modern appliances and conveniences, and a sense of luxury becoming of the region’s natural beauty.
Experience the ageless beauty of England in with a lovely cottage in the Derbyshire region today.