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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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53.315146, -1.819693

Spacious and stylish, The Cow Shed is an excellent choice for getting together with friends and family and centrally located close to Buxton in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Sleeping up to ten guests in five bedrooms, this welcoming holiday home is beautifully presented, has stunning views in every direction and a hot tub on the patio for relaxing at the end of the day. Perfectly placed, The Cow Shed is a mile from the Derbyshire village of Peak Forest with a pub for a pint or meal out.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £700 per night

10  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (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 £60 per night

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.199045, -1.868456

Families love this luxurious Peak District Cottage, which mixes 17th Century rustic charm with 21st Century style to create a relaxing space that sleeps five people in three bedrooms with beautiful views. Hilldale cottage is in Earl Sterndale, a two-minute walk from The Church Inn pub and within easy reach of Buxton, Chatsworth House, and other favourite Peak District attractions. There are gorgeous walks from the door, and the cottage has secure bike storage so you can bring your bicycle to ride the Monsal Trail, Tissington Trail, and other fantastic routes. 

Weekly guide price:
£980 to £1375
Short breaks from £145 per night

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

53.240631, -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

53.019265, -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:
£350 to £490
Short breaks from £70 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.208243, -1.677818

Hartshill is a modern stone holiday home located ten minutes walking distance from the centre of popular Bakewell. This small bustling market town is situated in the Peak District National Park and is perfect for visiting the many attractions of the area or enjoying outdoor activities.

Weekly guide price:
£410 to £735

5+2  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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:
£280 to £440
Short breaks from £55 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Emily Barn

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 1st Nov 2021 for 3 nights, £270Save £30"2Adults Double Bedroom + extra bedrooms @ £80 pn for2 Adults Sharing - Reductions for Children Self Contained"
53.077635, -1.625719

A delightful character converted barn providing holiday accommodation for large groups of up to sixteen in the pretty Derbyshire village of Carsington in a highly desirable Peak District location with excellent walking/cycling, water sports and a local pub. Emily Barn is perfect for families or friends who want to holiday together or celebrate a special occasion. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£3300 to £6750
Short breaks from £600 per night

16+2  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

Mixon View

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 5th Nov 2021 for 7 nights, £352Save £40"Romantic autumn break for 2, or 2 plus baby. Short 3/4 night break reduced to £280."
53.098574, -1.948775

Mixon View is a newly renovated barn with all the 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. 

Weekly guide price:
£390 to £590
Short breaks from £104 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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:
£498 to £850
Short breaks from £116 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

3 Riverside Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 1st Nov 2021 for 7 nights, £1295"5% OFF NOVEMBER STAYS - USE CODE 'NOV5' WHEN BOOKING DIRECT ON OUR WEBSITE!"
53.218246, -1.680607

You don't have to decide between town and country when you stay at 3 Riverside Cottage. The pretty period cottage is only a short walk from the centre of Bakewell, yet close to the beautiful countryside that attracts countless visitors to the Peak District National Park every year. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Buxton and Alton Towers are all within easy reach of this pretty period cottage which comfortably accommodates up to six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for couples and families.

Weekly guide price:
£995 to £1350
Short breaks from £195 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

2 Riverside Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 1st Nov 2021 for 4 nights, £895"5% OFF NOVEMBER STAYS - USE CODE 'NOV5' WHEN BOOKING DIRECT ON OUR WEBSITE!"
53.218246, -1.680607

This charming stone cottage is in a quiet location and only a five-minute stroll along the river from the centre of Bakewell. It can accommodate up to six people in two lovely bedrooms, with a layout that makes it ideal for couples as well as families. Everything you need for a relaxing self-catering cottage holiday in the Peak District National Park is included; and with the historic Bakewell market on the doorstep together with an array of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, eating well is not a problem. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Buxton and Tideswell are just a few of the many places to visit during your stay, and there are fantastic footpaths and cycling routes from the door.

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1295
Short breaks from £165 per night

4-6  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

1 Riverside Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 8th Nov 2021 for 4 nights, £995"5% OFF NOVEMBER STAYS - USE CODE 'NOV5' WHEN BOOKING DIRECT ON OUR WEBSITE!"
53.218246, -1.680607

Whatever the season, whatever the reason, escape to the beauty of Bakewell and the Peak District National Park. 1 Riverside Cottage is the ideal place for visitors who appreciate top quality delivered without fuss. The cottage, which is one of three holiday homes to rent, sits beside the River Wye and is only a few minutes' walk to the centre of Bakewell. Dating from the 18th Century, the cottage has been carefully and exquisitely restored and updated for today's modern guests. If you are looking for a place to stay that is convenient to Peak District sights like Buxton and Chatsworth House, 1 Riverside Cottage is perfect at any time of the year.

Weekly guide price:
£995 to £1350
Short breaks from £195 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Grange Barn

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 25th Oct 2021 for 7 nights, £805"*ROMANTIC GETAWAY* ONE WEEK IN THE PEAK DISTRICT* REFURBISHED BARN CONVERSION* BOOK DIRECT*"
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

53.092794, -1.562460

Couples, families and friends love this charming holiday cottage. 17 The Lanes is in Bolehill, about a mile from Wirksworth and close to the Peak District. It's in the heart of some of the best walking and cycling territory in the entire Derbyshire Dales. The High Peak Trail passes next to the cottage, and another local trail leads to Black Rocks. Matlock, Matlock Bath and Buxton are all within easy reach, as are favourite attractions that include Carsington Water, Chatsworth House, Gulliver's Kingdom, Alton Towers, and The Heights of Abraham. The former miner's cottage is dog-friendly and has recently been refurbished to offer accommodation for four people in two bedrooms. 

Weekly guide price:
£454 to £625
Short breaks from £75 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.256682, -1.789869

The perfect marriage of traditional charm and stylish comfort, the Wriggly Tin is a unique holiday home providing large groups with plenty of space, peace and tranquility in a simply stuning position within the Peak District National Park. Nestling between Buxton and Bakewell in the Derbyshire village of Miller's Dale, there is a village pub a short walk away and super opportunities for walking and cycling.

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £1400

9  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.526995, -1.651074

Leapings Cottage has been extensively refurbished to provide luxurious holiday accommodation for large groups of up to twelve guests. Sitting in Yorkshire, close to the Peak District, guests can enjoy superb opportunities for outdoor adventures and attractions for day trips, alongside a high standard of self-catering that is perfect for large families, groups of friends wanting to catch-up or those looking to celebrate a special occasion. 

Weekly guide price:
£3280 to £5000
Short breaks from £893 per night

12  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.489068, -1.617418

Dating back to the 1600's, Unsliven Bridge Granary provides a warm welcome and a luxurious retreat for up to six people. Just a mile from Stocksbridge in the Peak District National Park, this fabulous retreat with hot tub is close to pubs, shops and cafes, along with miles of footpaths and cycle routes for exploring both the national park and Pennines. Perfect whether you are just looking to get away for some rest and relaxation or you want a holiday packed with outdoor adventure.

Weekly guide price:
£1375 to £3220
Short breaks from £386 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.489068, -1.617418

Perfectly placed for exploring the Peak District and the Pennines, Unsliven Bridge House is a great self-catering choice for anyone looking to get away, relax and enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer. Sleeping seven guests, this fabulous holiday home offers modern day luxuries with features including a hot tub, perfectly mixed with character and style to provide a winning combination. A mile from Stocksbridge, this stylish holiday home is close to the Peak District National Park and its many attractions and visitors have easy access to shops, cafes, pubs and miles of fabulous footpaths and cycling routes.

Weekly guide price:
£1375 to £3220
Short breaks from £435 per night

7  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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!