Peak District and Derbyshire Self Catering Accommodation
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 holiday. For holiday ideas, view this splendid choice of self-catering accommodation in quaint, cosy Peak District cottages. Some of these are in historic towns such as Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock, while, for a real rural escape, there are plenty of remote moorland cottages or farm cottages from which to choose.
Being in the Midlands, this is a great 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](http://peakcavern.co.uk/ (known locally as The Devils Arse! Alternatively, to ensure you don’t miss anything, try many of the Peak District Ranger-guided tours.
Smalldale is a charming stone-built cottage situated at the end of a small terrace in the village of Bradwell in the Peak District. The pet-free, rural cottage blends traditional character with modern comforts and offers an open fire as well as garden spaces with views of the surrounding region.
Large groups can find plenty to see and do from Honeystone, a charming 3-bedroom Peak District countryside cottage sleeping 7 on a former working 17th-century farm in Meerbrook, Staffordshire, with spectacular views of The Roaches and Tittesworth Reservoir.
With breathtaking views of the Staffordshire Moorlands, this countryside holiday cottage sleeps 7 and features an open fire and beautifully furnished living area. Downsdale Cottage is a cosy barn conversion on the edge of the pretty village of Flash, in the Peak District National Park.
Birch Cottage is a large stone-built Peak District Holiday Cottage with shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool in Derbyshire. The cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms with beautiful views over the Hope Valley and is well-placed for large families of groups of friends to explore the Peak District.
Spa House is a period townhouse nestled in the spa town of Buxton in the Derbyshire Peak District. Renovated to a luxury standard, this delightful terraced six-bedroom home that sleeps 12 boasts chic contemporary decor, state of the art amenities and ample character for guests. Pets welcome.
Overbrook Holiday Barn is a large holiday cottage in Derbyshire, part of a beautiful Grade II listed 18th century farm on the edge of the village of Flash, near Buxton, located in a quiet rural valley in the Peak District National Park. Pets welcome. 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8. Wi-Fi.
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 views of the countryside, comfortable accommodation, and easy access to the Pennine Way.
Family-friendly Pippenwell Cottage at Farditch Farm is a luxury Peak District holiday cottage amidst beautiful rural surroundings in Derbyshire. This dog-friendly cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) in a high-quality barn conversion.
Tour the Peak District with a stay at Two Tees, a child-friendly Peak District cottage near Matlock in the quaint hamlet of Swanwick, Derbyshire. Offering comfortable accommodation in the Amber Valley, it features three bedrooms, flame-effect electric fire and conservatory overlooking the garden.
13 Hope Road is a 3-storey terraced holiday cottage in Edale boasting a blend of traditional charm and modern refinement as well as stunning views over Edale and the Peak District Within easy reach of Derbyshire attractions such Blue John Cavern and Kinder Scout.
River Lodge served as the gatehouse to the National Trust’s Ilam Hall and the stone-built rural holiday cottage in the Peak District retains much of its original charm as well. A river runs by the spacious gardens of the pet-friendly cottage amidst green pastures and far-reaching rural views.
Rose Barn is an idyllic resting place for a family of four to lay their heads. With rural views of the stunning Derbyshire hills, this small country cottage with two bedrooms and one bathroom is a rural retreat for Peak District walking and cycling holidays in the hamlet of Sparrowpit near Buxton.
3 pet friendly cottages near Ashbourne grouped around patio garden. Sleeps 16-18. Separate large dining space for social gatherings. Suitable for disabled guests. Working farm. Pub walking distance. Good location for Derbyshire Peak District and Alton Towers. Short breaks.
Caxterway is a pet friendly, luxury holiday cottage in the Derbyshire Peak District in secluded rural surroundings at Farditch Farm in Chelmorton. This large holiday cottage near Bakewell is a beautifully furnished barn conversion that sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms - one on the ground floor.
Barn Croft Cottage is a paradise for walkers and couples seeking seclusion and relaxation. The stone-built cottage in a picturesque village near Winster lies in an elevated position affording beautiful rural views over the Peak District. Truly a well-presented cottage for couples and pets.
Milkens Cottage at Endamoor Farm is a luxury Peak District holiday cottage located in glorious rural surroundings near Bakewell. It in Derbyshire that sleeps 4 very comfortably in 2 bedroom. This pet friendly cottage is perfect for walking or cycling holidays on the Tissington and Manifold Trails.
9 Overton Cottage is a listed 18th century Quakers’ home in the Staffordshire town of Leek, a stroll from a cobbled marketplace, fine Victorian architecture and independent businesses. This cosy Peak District holiday cottage sleeps 5 and has wonderful countryside walks on its doorstep.
Rakes Cottage at Endamoor Farm near Buxton and Bakewell is a luxury Peak District holiday cottage in a beautiful, secluded rural location on a working farm. This stylish, comfortable Derbyshire barn renovation sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (both en-suite) and welcomes pets.
Nestling in the rural hamlet of Bottomhouse near Ipstones village, Bottomhouse Barn is a large and spacious 18th Century barn. It offers self-catering holidays to large families or groups of friends. This Derbyshire holiday home sleeps 15 and benefits from gorgeous rural views and a hot tub.
Set in a quiet residential area of Oakerthorpe Village, this cosy two-bedroom rural cottage is fully equipped, delightfully furnished, and perfectly located for holidays exploring the Peak District. You’re sure to love this cosy, quaint and modern Derbyshire cottage sleeping 3 in 2 bedrooms.
Lees Farm is a stone-built detached farmhouse surrounded by open countryside It captures stunning views to Priestcliffe and the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage features country charm as well as modern comforts and ample grounds, open fires and rare rural seclusion.
Winster Hall is a Peak District beauty: A one-time 17thC 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.
Enjoy a ramble with a Derbyshire Dales expert knowing you won’t get lost and have all your questions answered along the way. A Peak District cottage holiday doesn’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 a wide choice of 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 of the 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 the area 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. 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, in particular, 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 pretty shops. For those interested in architecture there’s the Devonshire Dome - it’s the largest unsupported dome in Britain. It is bigger than the one in St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
My Favourite Holiday Cottages has a beautiful collection of Derbyshire cottages scattered throughout The Peaks in such picturesque towns and villages as Hope Valley, Bakewell, Castletoun, Buxton, Matlock and Matlock Bath.