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Mam Tor in the Peak District, Derbyshire

Self catering holiday cottages in the Peak District

The Peak District is the oldest National Park in the British Isles and its location in Central and Northern England makes it one of the most frequently visited. Easily accessible, it provides a perfect environment for enjoying country living in the serene setting of the Derbyshire Dales. Five hundred and forty two miles of breathtaking scenery attract holiday makers and outdoor enthusiasts to explore the peaceful rolling hills of the White Peak and the Dark Peak's craggy rugged moorland. Its ancient tranquil landscape is a haven for wildlife and criss-crossed by dry stone walls that provide boundaries for the moorland sheep that abundantly graze the slopes. Read more

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53.240631, -1.762002

Albertine Barn has been converted into a lovely holiday cottage, accommodating up to eight guests. With exceptional views across the Peak District countryside, this is a perfect place to relax, enjoy excellent walks or visit the attractions of the area. Wi-Fi and off road parking for four cars.

Weekly guide price:
£1130 to £1470
Short breaks from £305 per night

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.240631, -1.762002

A single storey self-catering cottage in the heart of the picturesque Peak District within easy reach of Bakewell, providing an ideal base for visiting the many local attractions of the area. Maigold Cottage is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the peace, tranquility, lovely views and superb walking and cycling on the doorstep. Wi-Fi and off-road parking for two cars.

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £750
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.268262, -1.624493

Who wouldn't want a romantic break in the Peak District? These former stables have been transformed into a stylish, contemporary holiday home which is ideal for couples but which can accommodate up to four people. There is a friendly pub just a five-minute stroll from the door, and Curbar Edge is not much further. The Monsal Trail and favourite attractions like Chatsworth House, the Heights of Abraham, Gulliver's Kingdom, Bakewell and Buxton are all within easy reach to make The Stable convenient as well as comfortable.

Weekly guide price:
£360 to £699
Short breaks from £65 per night

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.085614, -1.568863

This comfortable holiday cottage is close to excellent footpaths, including the beautiful High Peak Trail, just a few minutes walk from the door. It's at the end of a quiet lane on the outskirts of Winkworth, within walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs. Baileycroft Mews sleeps three to four people in two bedrooms, welcomes children over the age of eight, and is dog-friendly. It's perfect for exploring the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park, including places like Bakewell, Buxton, Chatsworth House, and Matlock. There is lots to see and do whether you're visiting for a short break or a longer stay. 

Weekly guide price:
£595 to £685
Short breaks from £115 per night

3-4  |   2  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.216585, -1.515705

Wasp Nest Cottage is perfect for couples, friends or small families seeking to escape to the peace and beauty of the Peak District. The period holiday cottage is on the edge of Holymoorside, close to the national park and with stunning walks over the moors accessible from the door. There is an excellent village shop and two pubs within walking distance. Favourite Peak District attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, and the Heights of Abraham are all within a 15-20 minute drive. The two-bedroom self-catering cottage sleeps four people and features furniture, art and pottery from local artisans.

Weekly guide price:
£532 to £679
Short breaks from £97 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.311259542059375, -1.8014740716122055

Stable View is a fantastic Peak District holiday cottage that works as well for couples as it does for small families or friends. It's on a family-run farm near Tideswell and within easy reach of Buxton, Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Blue John Cavern. Tidewell has an excellent variety of shops and other amenities and is either on or close to favourite footpaths and cycling routes, including the Limestone Way. Stable View sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is available for bookings all year round, with short breaks possible outside of peak season. 

Weekly guide price:
£895 to £1300
Short breaks from £127 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.311234, -1.801517

Treat your family to a farm holiday in the Peak District. The Old Shippen is just outside Tideswell on the family-run Wheaton Farm, where the owners raise beef and dairy cows, sheep and pigs. The former stone barn has been beautifully converted into a fantastic holiday cottage with space for three people to sleep in three bedrooms and a layout that works well for families and multi-generational families. The village is well-equipped for your self-catering needs, but Buxton and Bakewell are both nearby if you want a further choice of places to eat, drink and shop. With beautiful footpaths and cycling routes from the door, exploration is a pleasure. 

Weekly guide price:
£995 to £1500

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Mixon View

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 25th Jul 2022 for 4 nights, £400Save £50"Peaceful five star summer break for 2 or 2 plus baby in a quieter part of the Peak District"
53.098574, -1.948775

Mixon View is a newly renovated barn with all the 5 Star luxuries couples look for in a romantic holiday cottage. It's within the courtyard of Lane Head Farm – one of the oldest farms in Onecote in the Peak District National Park. Leek, and the stunning sights and attractions that make the Peak District one of Britain's favourite holiday destinations, are all within easy reach. You'll love the views of fields and farmland from both the house and the garden and the gorgeous footpaths and bike routes from the door. The one-bedroom cottage has been finished and furnished to a very high standard. It's a stunning spot for your next holiday.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£390 to £595
Short breaks from £56 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 5 Star

53.155553, -1.643774

As long as you've got the legs for it, you won't need a car once you arrive at Barn Cottage. The pretty one-bedroom cottage is in the Peak District village of Birchover, within walking distance of two friendly pubs serving food and having direct access to footpaths and cycling routes from the door. Walking, bouldering, caving and climbing are all popular, as are mountain biking and road cycling. Bakewell and Chatsworth House are just over five miles away, with other local attractions, including the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Spa, Buxton, and Alton Towers. Barn Cottage is ideal for couples or individual visitors, offering comfortable accommodation in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£360 to £440
Short breaks from £70 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.060442, -1.817871

The Orchards' views are so beautiful that you will be mentally moving in before the end of the stay. This lovely holiday cottage is near the village of Ilam in the Peak District National Park, surrounded by fields and woodland on the owner's farm. There are no near neighbours (unless you count the horses and lambs in the meadow!) and no passing traffic to interrupt your peace and privacy. The opportunities for walking and cycling are plentiful, and The Orchards is within easy reach of favourite attractions like Chatsworth House and Alton Towers. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families and couples.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£472 to £850

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

53.029099, -1.693803

Brimming with character and charm, this exquisite five star holiday cottage sleeps up to sixteen guests (12+4) and is located in the Peak District National Park within the Derbyshire Dales. Ideal for large parties of friends or family who want to escape for a luxury break with five en-suite bedrooms (+ an additional one by arrangement), sauna and hot tub available to hire and extensive grounds with lovely rural views. The bustling market town of Ashbourne is just a mile away with good range of shops and eateries. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£2020 to £2870

12+4  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

53.225776, -1.704872

Enjoy the stunning Peak District from the comfort of this gorgeous first-floor apartment in a beautifully converted barn. Grange Barn is located at the owner's property in Ashford in the Water, within walking distance of two pubs and the village's famous 17th Century Sheepwash Bridge. It's less than two miles from Bakewell and close to the Monsal Trail and Chatsworth House. There are gorgeous walks from the door and lots of choice for road cycling and mountain biking. The Peak District is spectacular in every season, so book yourself a romantic escape in this wonderful holiday rental. 

Weekly guide price:
£665 to £685
Short breaks from £160 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.227960, -1.835415

The Peak District National Park is one of the nation's favourite holiday destinations not only for the stunning scenery but for the friendly towns and villages like Chelmorton, where James Cottage is located. This charming holiday home sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms, with a layout that is ideal for couples, families or friends. It's a short walk from the excellent local pub, five miles from Buxton and within easy reach of places like Bakewell and Chatsworth House. James Cottage is available for short breaks and longer stays all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£625 to £995

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.027400, -1.735002

Perfect for families and friends, this welcoming self catering cottage sits on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park and provides an ideal base for exploring both Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Excellent on-site facilities including play areas for the kids, a restaurant and a pool. Ashbourne is within walking distance and Alton Towers is a twenty minute drive.

Weekly guide price:
£460 to £720
Short breaks from £117 per night

2-5  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.019265, -1.593088

Discover the delights of the Derbyshire Dales from this charming cottage near Ashbourne. The Cottage is a self-catering holiday home for up to four adults, featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a private enclosed garden. It's ideal for walking and cycling holidays, being close to the southern Peak District and Carsington Water. The surrounding area has lots of charming market towns and picturesque villages, including Matlock and Bakewell. Other local attractions include Chatsworth House and Alton Towers. There are two pubs within walking distance, and the property is dog-friendly. 

Weekly guide price:
£385 to £525
Short breaks from £75 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Eight The Green

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 15th Jul 2022 for 7 nights, £473Save £52"Opening offer! 10% off any 2022 stay booked before the end of July. Short breaks also available: 3 nights (Fri-Mon) = £268, 4 nights (Mon-Fri) = £319"
53.102649, -1.589809

This pretty stone cottage sits opposite the village green in Middleton by Wirksworth, within walking distance of the pub. Eight The Green is a wonderful holiday cottage for couples or solo visitors who want great access to some of the best walks and beauty spots in the Peak District. Spend your days exploring Middleton Moor, Wirksworth, Cromford and the Derwent Valley, and your evenings stretched out by the log burner before sleeping soundly in your king-sized bed. The period charm of the 200-year old cottage is brought into the 21st Century with modern features that make it ideal for your self-catering stay. 

Weekly price:
£525 all year
Short breaks from £89 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.012314, -1.744553

The Peak District National Park and the beautiful Dovedale Valley are on the doorstep of this charming late-Victorian holiday cottage in Ashbourne. Aldergrove Cottage is half a mile from the centre of this historic market town, putting everything you need for a self-catering stay within a ten-minute walk. It's fantastic for walkers and cyclists who can access the Tissington Trail and Manifold Way, among other popular routes, and convenient for Chatsworth House, Alton Towers, Buxton, Bakewell, and Matlock Bath. Aldergrove Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and suits couples, families and friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £550
Short breaks from £50 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.366354, -1.756371

If you love the idea of tucking yourself away in a romantic retreat which is a little different, then Haddy's Hut is perfect for you. This romantic shepherd's hut has everything couple's need for comfort, including underfloor heating and a log burner. It is the heart of the Peak District, on a family-run farm just outside the village of Hope and within walking distance of the 16th-Century Cheshire Cheese Inn. Nearby, beautiful footpaths lead to stunning locations, allowing you to combine a glamping-style holiday with some of the best sights and attractions in the Peak District.

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £730
Short breaks from £133 per night

2  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.366354, -1.756371

Old Dairy Cottage is a fantastic country retreat for couples or individual travellers who want to immerse themselves in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The pretty stone cottage is on a family-run farm just outside the village of Hope and within walking distance of shops and a pub. Nearby attractions include Haddon Hall, Blue John Cavern, Peveril Castle, and Chatsworth House and Gardens. Buxton, Bakewell and Castleton are all only a short drive away, while Alton Towers, Manchester and Sheffield can be reached in around an hour. There are miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails in the area, including beautiful walks to Win Hill, Lose Hill and The Derwent Dams.

Weekly guide price:
£390 to £530
Short breaks from £56 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.366354, -1.756371

This peaceful cottage is on the outskirts of Hope village in the heart of the Peak District National Park, close to Blue John Showcaves, Chatsworth House, Eyam, Buxton and Bakewell. The charming property has space for up to four people to sleep in two bedrooms as well as a sitting room with a log burner for snuggling up on winter nights. The stone cottage is ideal for families and couples, who appreciate that it is not only convenient for some of the Peak District's best sights but also because it is less than an hour by train from both Manchester and Sheffield.

Weekly guide price:
£505 to £795
Short breaks from £72 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

The Peak District

This is nature's playground at its very best and a superb setting for enjoying outdoor activities including walking, climbing, cycling, horse-riding, pot-holing, fishing and canoeing to name just a few. Rich in flora and fauna, the area attracts wildlife enthusiasts and photographers, who want to capture its pure natural beauty and is a popular holiday destination with dog owners.

Rivalling the Lakes, the Peak District has its fair share of lakes and reservoirs which add to the charm of this tranquil setting. Carsington Water is the largest and offers a wide range of water-based activities for all levels.

Bustling market towns and pretty little villages nestle amongst beautiful countryside offering farmers markets, independent shops, country pubs and restaurants. Some of the most popular towns include Bakewell, the picturesque riverside market town; the spa town of Buxton, host to many festivals and events and Ashbourne, a fine old market town with interesting shops and antiques. The cosmopolitan city of Derby offers a buzzy nightlife and beautiful little villages such as Ashover and Matlock Bath offer a taste of country living in the Derbyshire Dales.

Rich in heritage, the Peak District has an abundance of fascinating historic sites to visit. Discover prehistoric rock art or visit the ruins of the Norman Fortress, Peveril Castle. Romantics will fall in love with Bolsover Castle and Chatsworth House and Gardens. Or be intrigued by the mysterious stone-circles at Arbor Low and captivated by the Peakland traditions and customs that are evident wherever you go.

Family attractions in the Peak District are plentiful (see our things to do in the Peak District guide for more info) – take a ride on a steam train or a cable car up to the Heights of Abraham where you can admire the view and explore the show caves. Spend a day in a country or wildlife park or learn about mining methods and discover the network of caverns that run under your feet at Temple Mine. Alternatively, enjoy a fun day at a theme park with Gulliver's Kingdom for the children and Alton Towers for the older children!

Not only does the Peak Districts central location make it ideal for a weekend break away but its vast array of attractions and pure natural beauty entice many to stay much longer!