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.
Derwent House in Matlock, Derbyshire is a luxury holiday cottage fully equipped to meet the needs of groups of up to 12 people. This large dog-friendly Peak District holiday home with WiFi is Grade II listed and ideal for a special occasion, family gathering or time with friends.
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.
- Sleeps 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
- Peak District
- Countryside Cottages
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!
- Sleeps 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
- Peak District
- Countryside Cottages
Sitting on the edge of the old market square in the heart of Tideswell, Stoneycroft is a 150-year-old large holiday cottage with a sun-drenched garden. The pet-friendly cottage features an upside-down design to best to capture the views of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.
- Sleeps 8
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathrooms 2
- Peak District
- Large Cottages
Riverside House in Derbyshire is a large, detached, self-catering holiday cottage near Buxton, at Litton Mill in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Sleeps up to 12 guests (9 + 3) + cot. Games room. Pets welcome and located near traffic free Monsal Trail for walks and cycling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Situated in the chocolate box village of Alstonefield is the delightful, two-bedroom, rural cottage of Clays View. The spacious, pet-free cottage is surrounded by mature gardens, rolling countryside and gorgeous views, and close to many attractions of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.
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.
This large Peak District holiday cottage with an indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, tennis court, beautiful gardens and rural views lies on the edge of Buxton in Derbyshire. This pet friendly house has 6 bedrooms, sleeping 12, it is perfect for large family holidays or groups of friends.
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.
Modernity blends with charm in this Grade II listed stone-built barn in Hulme End. The rural cottage houses three bedrooms plus timber beams and pitching hole windows as well as modern comforts. Surrounding West Cawlow Barn are gardens with play equipment and views of the Peak District.
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.