Peak District Holiday Cottages
These companies offer a wide array of Peak District self catering cottages, ranging from simple wooden lodges to luxurious period cottages. Bookings start at £120 in certain cases although prices rise during high-season. Visit the sites for more information.
Cottages 4 You
- More than 200 Peak District holiday cottages
, located in picturesque locations such as Matlock, Holmfirth and Bakewell. All of their properties are individually inspected and graded with prices starting at £300. Virtual tours are also available in some cases.
Over 180 Peak District cottages
that are situated throughout the region. Bookings start at around £120 for weekly bookings with many allowing for pets. A good range of special offers are also available for selected cottages.
- Around 180 Peak District cottage properties from Holiday Lettings from £175 for week-long breaks. They're situated throughout the region with many located in the majestic Peak District National Park. Some of the properties can accommodate up to 20 people.
100 cottages in the Peak District, ranging from field lodges to converted mills. The vast majority of their self catering properties are traditional in style and feature an array of well-renovated farm buildings. They fall within the £250 - £1500 price bracket for week-long breaks.
The Peak District
The Peak District is located in North Derbyshire and is a landscape of moorland and green valleys. Rocky crags rise up from heather moors, punctuated by wooded dales and pastures.
The Peak District National Park
covers a large swathe of the region and is over 500 square miles. This is where the Pennine Way begins - a 250 mile track that runs along the Pennine Chain towards the Scottish Border. It is also known as 'adventure country' and is perfect for walking, hiking and climbing. The Castleton and Hope Valleys also provide the opportunity for pot holing with a large network of underground caves and tunnels in the area.
Towns worth seeing include Glossop, Matlock
The latter, a spa town is considered by many to rival Bath with its beautiful Crescent and hot spring. Its history dates back to Roman times and the mineral water company Buxton was founded here.
One can also find a plethora of hamlets dotted around. Baslow
is a good example, with its stone bridge, as well as the neighbouring village of Bubnell. The nearby Abney is typical of Derbyshire, surrounded by wild, rugged moorland country. For more details of Peak District visitor attactions, activities and entertainment, see the guide below.
Peak District visitor attractions
See below for a more information about local attractions, outdoor activities and entertainment in the Peak District region of the United Kingdom. Also included is details of notable historical attractions.
delivers hire cycles to any venue in the Peak district and offers friendly guidance and advice. Other outdoor centres include the Derbyshire Angling Club
in Alfreton and the popular sailing club at Ogston Reservoir. There’s also the Wild Park Leisure Centre that caters for Paintballing enthusiasts – it’s about ten minutes from Derby City centre.
Food and drink
Notable restaurants include Siam Corner Thai
in Derby and the 4star, award winning Batemans Mill
in Chesterfield. Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield is also worth visiting and dates back to the 14th century – it offers a fine selection of whiskies and brandies. See The Crown
in Ashbourne for a friendly, countryside ambience.
History and Culture
Historical attractions include Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire, Sudbury Hall and Tutbury Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Bakewell’s neolithic stone circle and neolithic monuments are also important sites.
The Peak District
The Peak District Holiday Resources