The View From Lees Farm, Priestcliffe in Derbyshire.

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The Peak District National Park straddles Staffordshire and Derbyshire and offers a wealth of outdoor activities for the intrepid (and more sedate) explorer. Known as ‘The Peak District or ‘The Derbyshire Dales this is a beautiful region in which to take a short break or longer self-catering holidays. View this splendid choice of rural holiday cottages in the Peak District in quaint, cosy stone-built homes for holiday ideas. Some of these are in historic towns such as BuxtonBakewell and Matlock, while, for a real rural escape, there are plenty of remote moorland and farm cottages from which to choose.

Being in the Midlands, this is an excellent location for large family gatherings or reunions. Unsurprisingly, therefore, the region is nicely blessed with a wide choice of large holiday cottages. If you like walking or cycling, there are miles of stunning hills, valleys and trails. There are plenty of cycle paths, such as The Monsall Trail, to explore on your own or with friends, family or just the dog (you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly cottages within this Midland walkers paradise). Go underground and explore the Peak Cavern (known locally as The Devil’s Arse! Alternatively, try many Peak District Ranger-guided tours to ensure you don’t miss anything of its history and habitat.

Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6

If your large family is looking for a place in the Peak District for a cottage holiday, look no further than The Rindle! This large rural holiday cottage near Leek comfortably houses up to 14 people and serves as the perfect rural base for countryside holidays for families and friends.

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A large cottage with a ground floor extension is surrounded by open fields and moorland.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Enjoy a romantic rural retreat in the Derbyshire Peak District at Hathaway Cottage, a stone-built cottage for couples on a working hill farm in the hamlet of Oilerbrook near Castleton. Enjoy majestic countryside views, comfortable accommodation, and easy access to the Pennine Way.

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Exterior of a large tone-built barn conversion overlooking a driveway and lawn in Ipstones
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4

The delightful Meadow Place is a Grade II listed stone-built property outside Ipstones in the Peak District. The beautiful views of the Derbyshire countryside dictate the upside-down design of the pet-friendly property, which boasts cathedral ceilings, exposed stone and timber and an open fire.

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Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7

Winster Hall is a Peak District beauty: A former 17th-Century coaching inn, the large Grade II listed, pet-friendly holiday home now welcomes guests on a self-catering basis, sleeping 16 in 7 bedrooms in the rural conservation village of Winster in the Derbyshire Dales.

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A 2-storey barn conversion with a courtyard and far-reaching rural views
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3

The Loft is a gorgeous Grade-II listed detached Peak District holiday cottage set in the open countryside near Millthorpe. Oozing tradition and charm, the pet-friendly cottage boasts stonework and original beams, a billiard table and hot tub, and style and serenity.

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a double-fronted, stone-built terraced cottage on an empty street.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

This charming holiday cottage in Derbyshire is a beautifully restored stone terraced cottage, just a few minutes from the centre of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District, sleeping up to four guests. Pets welcome

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Exterior of a stone-built barn conversion with floor-to-ceiling windows behind a low stone wall.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

One of three luxury barn conversions in a secluded rural location in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, Red Hurst is a 3-bedroom family-friendly holiday cottage near the picturesque village of Chelmorton. The cottage stands on the Farditch Farm estate and welcomes pets.

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Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4

Lees Farm is a large stone-built detached farmhouse surrounded by open countryside It captures stunning views of Priestcliffe and the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage features country charm, modern comforts, ample grounds, open fires, and rare rural seclusion.

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Exterior of a Peak District holiday cottage overlooking a large lawn.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

The authentic stone exterior of this Cumbrian holiday cottage encases a luxury cottage with vaulted ceilings and timber beams. It is immaculately decorated with refined finishes, state-of-the-art appliances, and sumptuous views of The Lake District. Pets welcome.

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Enjoy a ramble with a Derbyshire Dales expert, knowing you won’t get lost and have all your questions answered along the way. Peak District cottage holidays don’t have to be about walking the hills. From Chatsworth House and Alton Towers to the Blue John Caverns and the Heights of Abraham, the Derbyshire Dales offer many adventurous and relaxing days out.

For other active holiday options, consider booking a luxury Peak District holiday cottage with a hot tub, swimming pool or games room. Trips to some beautiful Peak District villages, such as Ashford in the Water (known as the Peak District’s Little Venice), Whaley Bridge and Fritchley, are a must and a great way to enjoy all this National Park has to offer.

Take a trip to the market town of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District. Like many of the market towns of the Derbyshire Dales, the variety of pubs, shops, and restaurants makes this charming town a great place to visit. But, of course, you can always try some of the famous Bakewell Pudding while you’re there. While Bakewell is known for its pudding (or tart), the little village of Winster is known for its pancakes, particularly its Pancake Race, which runs the length of its main street every February on Shrove Tuesday.

Nearby Bakewell is the famous Spa town of Buxton, which is most famous for water but is also well worth a visit to enjoy the old streets and cute shops. For those interested in architecture, the Devonshire Dome, the largest unsupported dome in Britain, is more significant than St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

  1. Mam Tor: Mam Tor is a 517m hill in the heart of the Peak District that offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The circular walk from Castleton to Mam Tor is one of the most popular walks in the area, with stunning views of the Hope Valley.

  2. Kinder Scout: Kinder Scout is the highest point in the Peak District at 636m and offers some of the area’s most challenging and rewarding walking routes. The circular walk from Edale to Kinder Scout is a classic Peak District walk, taking in the Kinder plateau and the famous Kinder Downfall waterfall.

  3. Stanage Edge: Stanage Edge is a dramatic gritstone escarpment located in the eastern part of the Peak District. It offers some of the best views in the area and is popular with walkers, climbers and mountain bikers. The circular walk from Hathersage to Stanage Edge has stunning views and interesting rock formations.

  4. Monsal Trail: The Monsal Trail is a former railway line converted into a walking and cycling path. It runs for 8.5 miles through some of the most picturesque parts of the Peak District, including the Monsal Viaduct and the Wye Valley.

  5. Dovedale: Dovedale is a beautiful limestone valley in the southern part of the Peak District, with stunning views of the River Dove and its famous stepping stones. The circular walk from Ilam to Dovedale is a popular route, taking in the beautiful countryside and historic villages.

My Favourite Holiday Cottages offers a beautiful collection of Peak District cottages scattered throughout The Peaks in picturesque towns and villages like Hope Valley, Bakewell, Castletoun, Buxton, Matlock and Matlock Bath.