Holiday Cottages in the Peak District

Holiday Cottages in the Peak District

Self-catering holidays in the Peak District

Home to rolling hills, historic market towns like Matlock Bath, picturesque villages and one of the UK's most visited national parks, the Peak District makes for a fantastic staycation and short break for friends, family and even couples. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there's plenty to see and do in Peak District National Park beyond its stunning views. Visit charming market towns and stately homes, visit a local pub for a warming meal, adventure along the Monsal Trail or get your heart racing by rock climbing or exploring Speedwell Cavern with our guide to Cave Exploration in the UK. But it's the Peak District's wonderful location that means you've got great access to Alton Towers, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House - all family friendly attractions ideal if you tire of the great outdoors and beautiful countryside (unlikely!)

If the Peak District national park is your main reason for visiting the area but you still want a relaxing stay, make sure to add the gentle rolling Hope Valley, the Heights of Abraham cable car or the White Peak area of the southern Peak District to your to do list. You'll still enjoy the stunning views the Peak District national park is famous for, but with much less effort! Or, for those looking for a wilder experience, head to the Dark Peak moorland of the northern Peak District. This area of heathland is characterised by its often desolate and exposed landscape, studded with fields of heather.

Our extensive range of Peak District holiday cottages includes holiday homes with modern features like underfloor heating, off road parking and unspoilt countryside views from the sitting room. We have contemporary houses with an indoor heated swimming pool and a games room, as well as cosy cottages ideal for a romantic retreat. If you're looking for family friendly self catering accommodation, a holiday home with enough room for large groups or somewhere dog friendly with an enclosed garden and unique features like a dog shower, you're in luck! Just set your requirements and you'll see just how extensive our range of Peak District cottages is.

Best locations for a self catering break in the Peak District

Whether you're looking for a relaxing holiday away from life's stresses or you want a trip that will invigorate the senses, the Peak District national park has something to offer you. There are plenty of towns and villages to take your pick from on a self catering holiday, but if you're in need of a little more inspiration, take a look at the Peak District holiday cottages in the following areas:

  • Self catering accommodation in Bakewell
  • Self catering holiday cottages in Castleton
  • Self catering holiday cottages in Buxton
  • Self catering holiday cottages in Ashbourne
  • Self catering holiday cottages in Leek

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Frequent questions

  • How many days are enough for the Peak District?

    For a general overview and to experience some of the highlights, a minimum of two to three days is recommended. This timeframe allows you to explore popular areas such as Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, and the charming villages like Castleton and Bakewell. However, if you want to delve deeper into the region's extensive network of trails, caves, and attractions, or if you wish to engage in activities such as rock climbing, cycling, or visiting more remote areas, you may want to allocate a longer stay of five days or more.

  • Where is a good base for the Peak District?

    Bakewell is often considered a good base for exploring the Peak District. This charming market town is centrally located within the national park and offers easy access to many of its attractions. Other towns such as Buxton, Matlock, and Castleton are also popular bases with their own unique charm and proximity to notable sites. Ultimately, the choice of a base depends on personal preferences and the specific areas of the Peak District you plan to explore.

  • What towns are worth visiting in the Peak District?

    There are several towns in the Peak District that are worth visiting due to their unique charm, history, and proximity to notable attractions. Bakewell is known for its medieval bridge, quaint streets, and the famous Bakewell Pudding, it is a delightful market town with a lively atmosphere. Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Buxton is a spa town that offers a blend of history and natural beauty. Castleton is nestled in a picturesque valley, and is known for its stunning scenery and rich history. Matlock is a Victorian spa town with lovely riverside gardens and parks. These towns, among others, offer a glimpse into the unique character and attractions of the Peak District, making them worthwhile destinations for visitors.

  • Do you need a car in the Peak District?

    While having a car in the Peak District can provide more flexibility and convenience, it is not strictly necessary. The region is well-served by public transportation, including buses and trains, which can take you to many popular destinations within the national park. Towns like Bakewell, Buxton, and Matlock have good transport links and offer easy access to nearby attractions. However, it's important to note that some of the more remote areas and hidden gems within the Peak District may have limited public transportation options.

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