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.
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!
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.
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.
The Old Robin Hood is a Grade II listed rural cottage near Holmesfield boasting beautiful views of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage possesses country charm and modern comforts and includes a spacious garden, a hot tub, a games room, exposed beams and open fire.
The Malthouse is a luxury 9-bedroom self-catering Derbyshire apartment in Arkwright's historic Cromford Mill near Matlock Bath. This luxuriously furnished Peak District apartment in Cromford sleeps 18 guests and is perfectly suited for large families of groups of friends.
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.
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.
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.
A Grade II listed semi-detached farmhouse, full of charm and character in peaceful surroundings, this spacious property sleeps up to nine people.
8 Tawney House apartment occupies the first floor of the stone-built traditional house in Matlock. The rural apartment offers access to the village of Matlock and the wonders of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales, plus furnished grounds and light and airy modern rooms with mullioned windows.
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.
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.