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.

Converted barns overlook a courtyard garden bordered by a low stone wall.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

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.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Truly embodying the rural surroundings, Garden Cottage is a semi-detached barn conversion near Buxton, just on the edge of the hamlet of Sparrowpit within the Peak District. Set on a working dairy farm, the one-bedroom countryside cottage offers a secluded, romantic getaway for couples amidst verdant fields.

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Exterior of stone-built, barn conversion in the Peak District.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Moor Cottage at Endmoor Farm is a luxury holiday cottage for couples of all ages seeking a romantic rural retreat within the Derbyshire Peak District. Endmoor is a working farm between Bakewell and Buxton, and Moor Cottage sleeps 2 in a high-quality barn conversion. Pets welcome.

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A stone-built barn conversion overlooks a lawned garden.
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
4

Nestled 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 Peak District holiday home in Derbyshire sleeps 15 and benefits from gorgeous rural views and a hot tub.

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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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Large stone-built rural cottage exterior with a spacious lawn.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

A beautiful hillside traditional stone-built end terraced house in the Peak District village of Bakewell, River Cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to a high standard and sleeps up to four people. Pets welcome.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

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. It is genuinely a well-presented cottage for couples and pets.

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2-storey exterior of a stone-built Peak District holiday cottage in a remote rural location.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

With breathtaking views of the Staffordshire Moorlands, this countryside holiday cottage in Buxton sleeps seven and features an open fire and a 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.

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Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
5

The Old Robin Hood is a Grade II listed rural cottage near Holmesfield that boasts beautiful Peak District views and Derbyshire Dales. The large, pet-friendly cottage possesses country charm and modern comforts and includes a spacious garden, a hot tub, a games room, exposed beams and an open fire.

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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.