Peak District

Peak DistrictThe Peak District is an area of stunning natural beauty, which contains moorland, rivers, woodland, caverns and various other natural features, as well as numerous visitor attractions. Although most of the region lies within the county of Derbyshire, the Peak District also extends out into parts of Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Yorkshire, and is easily accessible from several major cities, including Manchester and Sheffield.

It’s accessibility, aesthetic qualities and sites of interest have helped to make the area a major UK tourist hotspot, attracting in excess of 10 million visitors every year. This level of popularity has ensured that the region has an abundance of accommodation options to choose from, but there is no better way to experience its beautiful scenery than by staying in one of our luxury Peak District cottages.

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Luxury Cottages

We have a wide selection of luxury cottages in the Peak District, catering to just about all requirements, tastes and budgets. Whether you are planning a romantic break for two, a family holiday, a stag do or hen party, or just a private getaway by yourself, you are certain to find a suitable option.

A luxury cottage is the perfect accommodation to return back to after a long day of taking in the sights and exploring the local area. Moreover, many of the cottages we have to offer come complete with extra features, like hot tubs and jacuzzis, in order to make your stay extra special and truly memorable.

For dog owners, going away on holiday can sometimes be challenging, but our range of pet friendly cottages are the ideal solution, eliminating the need to pay for a boarding kennel. The Peak District has some excellent locations for dog walking, as well as dog friendly pubs, allowing your canine companion to stay by your side the whole time.

National Park

The Peak District National Park spans an area of 555 square miles and was the United Kingdon’s first national park, gaining that status in 1951. It can be roughly divided into two distinct sections: the Dark Peak and the White Peak.

The Dark Peak is the area to the north, and primarily lies in Derbyshire and Yorkshire. It is characterised by its remote nature, high ground and wild moorlands. The Peak District’s highest peak – Kinder Scout – can be found here and it is accessible through the villages of Hayfield and Edale. Kinder Scout is a popular destination for hikers and on a clear day, those standing at the top are able to see as far as the city of Manchester.

By contrast, the White Peak is the southern part of the Peak District and it is characterised by its limestone geology, rivers, valleys and caves. It is significantly more populated than the Dark Peak and includes a number of towns and villages. Furthermore, it contains a number of long-distance paths, which are used by hikers, cyclists and even for horse riding. Other popular activities in the White Peak include watersports and hang gliding.

Places to Visit

Although it lies just outside of the national park boundaries, the spa town of Buxton is often referred to as ‘the gateway to the Peak District’. It is home to Poole’s Cavern; a two million year old limestone cave, which is open to the public. Other notable sites of interest include the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, the Buxton Opera House and St Ann’s Well, which is served by a geothermal spring, providing mineral water.

The town of Bakewell is the largest settlement in the national park, in terms of population, and is the home of both the Bakewell Tart and Bakewell Pudding. Other towns and villages in the Peak District area include Tideswell, Matlock Bath, Ashbourne, Castleton and Matlock Town, which is the historic county town of Derbyshire.

Family Attractions

In addition to its outdoor activities and nature offerings, the Peak District also has a wide range of family-centred attractions, designed to keep people of all ages entertained.

Go Ape is a tree top adventure park, located near Buxton, which provides high ropes, zip wires, tunnels and crossings to navigate. It is suitable for children over the age of 10, although it contains a play area for younger children, and dogs are also welcome. For a more relaxed day out, the medieval Peveril Castle ruins overlook the town of Castleton and offer picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.

Gulliver’s Kingdom is a family theme park near Matlock Bath, which specialises in rides for younger children. The park houses more than 60 different rides, as well as a play area for toddlers, ensuring all kids can join the fun. And finally, staying in the Peak District can serve as the perfect base for a visit to Alton Towers, the most popular theme park in the country and home to world famous rides such as Oblivion and Nemesis.

1 bedroom luxury cottage in Barlow, near Chesterfield. (Barlow Brook Cottage)

2 1 1 Yes from £615,0 / per Week

1 bedroom luxury cottage in Bakewell, Derbyshire. (Winsmore Cottage, Over Haddon, near Bakewell)

2 1 1 Yes from £691,0 / per Week

1 bedroom luxury cottage in Ticknall, near Derby. (The Hideaway -UKC3844)

2 1 1 Yes from £785,0 / per Week
Denstone, Ramshorn Estate, near Alton Towers & Peak District

Denstone, Ramshorn Estate, near Alton Towers & Peak District

8 4 3 from £697 / per Week
The Loft, Ashover near Matlock, Peak District

The Loft, Ashover near Matlock, Peak District

2 1 1 1 from Price on request
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