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.
Manicured gardens & open countryside surround Ardsley Cottage, a stylish rural cottage at Longford Hall Farm in Hollington. The elegant cottage sits among the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales & features spacious grounds with lovely views, contemporary comforts, seclusion, serenity and a hot tub.
Stone-built Slade Cottage boasts an interior replete with exposed beams, an open fire, a country-style kitchen and the comforts of home, and offers guests and their pet’s expansive gardens, wonderful views and a peaceful rural escape in any season among the hills of Ilam in the Peak District.
Robertswood Country House is a large Victorian House offering child friendly luxury Self Catering Accommodation in Matlock, Derbyshire within the Peak District. Quiet, comfortable and very affordable.
If your large family is looking for a place in the countryside for a cottage holiday, then look no further than The Rindle! This large, Peak District holiday cottage near Leek comfortably houses up to 14 people and serves as the perfect rural base for countryside holidays for families and friends.
Treat that special person to a relaxing break at Cobbled Corner in Elton. The delightful stone-built property offers one cosy bedroom, blissful tranquillity and a vibrant, pretty garden in a peaceful village in the heart of the Peak District National Park. A gift for walkers and nature lovers.
Dovedale Lodge offers comfortable accommodation for up to four guests in the quiet Peak District hamlet of Blore, Derbyshire, a charming countryside cottage on the grounds of the Old Rectory featuring French furnishings, modern well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and fabulous views.
The Shearing Shed is a sleek rural cottage with beautiful rural views over the Peak District. The pet-friendly cottage sits on an alpaca farm near Flash, the highest village in Britain. It boasts a log burner, an open-plan design, a spacious patio, various farm animals and lots of fresh country air.
Nuffies Cottage is a gorgeous converted barn with panoramic views of rolling green hills. The rural cottage boasts stone walls and is situated on a working farm near Winster in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. Exposed beams and country charm combine with modern comforts to ensure relaxation.
Memorial Cottage lies a short walk from the centre of the Peak District village of Eyam, Derbyshire, a stone-built romantic cottage perfect for couples seeking a holiday retreat amidst marvellous moors, featuring a handcrafted oak kitchen, wood-burner stove & two bedrooms with elegant features.
Bluebird Cottage is a charming, Derbyshire farm cottage near Ashbourne where you might just make some animal friends on the farm before venturing out into the beautiful Peak District countryside. With 2 bedrooms, this remote country cottage is perfect for a small family self-catering holiday.
A visit to The Mews, a large Peak District cottage in the medieval village of Hollington, offers groups of up to eight spacious accommodation in a barn conversion near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, This child-friendly cottage features beamed ceilings and rear garden with deck, hot tub and barbecue.
Perfectly located for exploring the Peak District, Church Barn is a beautifully presented countryside cottage with beamed ceilings, flagged floors, an open fire and a mature garden. This cosy holiday cottage for couples lies in the pretty village of Fenny Bentley, surrounded by glorious countryside.
The one-bedroom stone-built village cottage near Leek on the edge of the Peak District provides a rural retreat to the Staffordshire countryside for couples, surrounded by breathtaking views of endless green hills. For thrill seekers, Alton Towers theme park is a just short drive away!
Large Derbyshire cottage in a lovely conservation village near the traffic free Monsal Trail for walks and cycling. This detached cottage has a games room and is dog friendly. Lovely river views and walks in all directions. Sleeps up to 12 guests (9 + 3) + cot. Log burner with unlimited free logs.
Derby is a luxury holiday cottage for couples at Endmoor Farm in the Derbyshire Peak District near Bakewell. This beautifully furnished, pet friendly cottage in secluded rural surroundings is an beautifully appointed romantic retreat in the countryside for two (+cot) at any time of the year.
Take a wonderful family holiday to South Derbyshire and enjoy your stay at Mill Farm – The Farmhouse, a pretty child-friendly cottage perfect for up to 10 guests seeking a countryside escape, set amidst extensive gardens with five bedrooms, snooker room, hot tub, and two sitting areas.
Visitors coming to discover the delights of the Derbyshire Peak District can do so in style at Tagg Cottage at Endmoor Farm, a family friendly luxury holiday cottage on a working farm near Bakewell that sleeps 4 in a superb and secluded rural location. Pets welcome.
It may look Victorian, but Hartcliffe View is a large, sumptuously furnished, modern house in a rural location, standing in moorland on the edge of the Peak District near Penistone in South Yorkshire. This dog friendly holiday cottage sleeps 15. It has a games room and football pitch in the garden.
Aunt Jane’s is a delightful semi-detached rural cottage resting on a working farm in Winster. The stone-built cottage offers beautiful views of the surrounding Peak District and Derbyshire Dales and boasts old cruck beams and reminders of yesteryear, plus spacious outdoor areas and modern comforts.
Pastures Barn is a beautiful stone-built conversion sitting on lush grounds in Leek, Staffordshire. The pet-friendly cottage offers an escape, as well as a hot tub, a wood burner, a sauna, spacious gardens, a games room, contemporary comforts and proximity to the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.
Within the quiet hamlet of Moneystone, Barks Cottage is nestled within the boundless greenery of the Peak District. This single-story countryside cottage is a lovingly maintained spacious holiday home amidst peaceful Staffordshire scenery - an idyllic rural getaway. Pets welcome.
Gun End Cottage, located on a quiet country lane near Ruston Spencer in Staffordshire, is a large and comfortable Peak District countryside cottage sleeping 8 in a secluded rural location amidst the splendour of the Staffordshire Moorlands.
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.