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
This lovely mews cottage is close to the centre of Buxton, within walking distance of wine bars, restaurants, cafes and boutiques, and close to the beautiful Pavilion Gardens as well as the Opera House and Octagon Theatre. It's modern interior and open-plan living space are ideal for couples and families (children aged 3 and over are welcome) and 2 Brocklehurst Cottages affords its own secure private parking space - a rarity in Buxton! The Peak District National Park is on the doorstep with its plentiful opportunities for walking, cycling, climbing and caving. Nearby attractions include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Lyme Park and Poole's Cavern. The beauty of the landscape and the variety of sights and attractions make Buxton a fantastic choice for a holiday at any time of year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A welcoming holiday cottage sitting in the Cheshire village of North Rode just a five minute drive from the Peak District National Park and within easy reach of Alton Towers, Chatsworth House, the cities of Chester, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent and a host of other attractions. Lovely walks from the front door.
This pretty one-bedroom self-catering cottage has everything you need for a romantic holiday. Tucked away in quiet rural village close to the Peak District National Park and within easy reach of Stoke-on-Trent, Chester and Alton Towers, couples can plan a holiday that includes countryside walks and bike rides, spa days, shopping, history and culture.
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.
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.
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
Just perfect for those who enjoy being outdoors, this comfy welcoming holiday home is ideally placed overlooking The Roaches on the edge of the Peak District National Park on Blackshaw Moor in Staffordshire. Both the market town of Leek and the Spa town of Buxton are within easy driving distance and there are an abundance of attractions for day trips out. Dogs welcome! Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A welcoming 'bolt hole' just for two, this dog-friendly ground floor holiday cottage is an excellent base for exploring the many attractions of the Peak District and sits on Blackshaw Moor in Staffordshire. Spectacular views over The Roaches, dog-friendly and wonderful walks on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Perfect for couples and small families, this dog-friendly holiday home offers value self-catering in a wonderful position on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park on Blackshaw Moor overlooking the magnificent Roaches. Sitting in Staffordshire the cottage is within easy reach of Leek and Buxton as well as lots of attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Enjoying a wonderful rural position with fabulous countryside views from the patio, Foxglove Cottage is a true gem and a popular choice with couples (one or two) and families alike. Nestling amongst gorgeous countryside, the cottage is a good self-catering base for enjoying the many attractions of the Peak District National Park including its friendly towns and picturesque villages. Chatsworth House and Matlock Bath are both just fifteen minutes away by car and Ashover is less than a twenty minute walk offering a choice of pubs for a meal out. Open-fire for cosy winter breaks.
A few short miles from Ashbourne and close to the breathtaking Dovedale Valley, Oldfields Farm sits just outside the Peak District National Park and provides a welcome retreat for couples who want to disconnect from the noise and stress of their everyday life. The converted mews holiday cottage is close to fantastic walks and cycle paths, with the owners including thoughtful touches such as soft bathrobes and a welcome basket with fresh eggs and homemade scones and jam. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Alton Towers are just a few of the Peak District attractions nearby. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
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.
Aitken House has impressed guests for a century. The owners have given this stunning three-storey house a sympathetic facelift to provide a high standard of accommodation for up to 10 guests in five beautiful bedrooms, with extras including a games room and an outdoor six-seater hot tub. The house is in the pretty village of Millhouse Green, less than a mile from the village shop/cafe and pub, and only two miles from the Peak District National Park. The Trans Pennine Trail passes close by, and there are gorgeous walks and bike rides from the door.
This character property is within walking distance of Thurlstone and its award-winning pub. The owners have carefully retained original features, like the gorgeous weaver's windows that let in lots of natural light, in the transformation of this building from utilitarian to luxurious with features like underfloor heating, a games room and an outdoor hot tub. Four lovely bedrooms sleep up to eight people, and the layout is ideal for families and friends. Hurlstone, Penistone and the Peak District National Park are all close, and there is a wealth of beautiful walks and bike rides from the door.
This riverside holiday cottage is in a peaceful rural location only a mile (and a 15-minute walk) from shops, cafes and pubs in Stocksbridge. The Peak District National Park is only two miles away and, being in the Pennines means there are miles of gorgeous walks and cycling routes from the door of Unsliven Bridge Barn. This dog-friendly conversion sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms. It is ideal for families all year round, with thick stone walls and underfloor heating that keep it warm in winter, and a riverside garden for lazy summer barbecues.
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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!