Luxury Cottages in The Peak District

Adventure awaits in the Peak District where stunning countryside meets idyllic towns and villages. This glorious expanse of natural beauty stretches across more than 1,400 square kilometres and features steep limestone valleys, dramatic ridges, and meandering rivers. Whether your idea of excitement is a long hike through the hills or something a little more adrenaline-fueled, you’re sure to find something fun to do here.

The Peak District nestles between some of England’s busiest and most vibrant cities, including Manchester and Sheffield, meaning there are lots of attractions and things to do, both within the park and on the outskirts. It’s no surprise then that this hot spot attracts millions of visitors every year. From staycationers to overseas travellers, couples seeking romantic retreats to group getaways and family breaks.

Luxury self-catering Peak District properties are our speciality. That’s why we offer a selection of quaint holiday cottages by the coast, sprawling mansions with hot tubs and games rooms, as well as pet-friendly pads that welcome the whole family (two-legged or four!). Whether you’re planning a family-friendly summer holiday or an autumnal dog-friendly escape, we can help you find the perfect home away from home in the best location, so you can concentrate on how you’re getting to fit all of the fun in!


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Luxury Peak District Cottages

  • Cottage in Derbyshire

    Derbyshire

    From: £798

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Dale View Farm

    Derbyshire

    From: £557

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 6VIEW PROPERTY
  • Ash Cottage

    Derbyshire

    From: £507

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • New Harborough Bungalow

    Derbyshire

    From: £541

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • 1 Town Head

    Derbyshire

    From: £385

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Castle Hill

    Derbyshire

    From: £1264

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 8VIEW PROPERTY
  • Middle Cottage

    Derbyshire

    From: £359

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Apartment 1, The Old Post Office

    Derbyshire

    From: £946

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Pearson's But and Ben

    Derbyshire

    From: £917

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY

Best locations for a luxury cottage in the Peak District

We offer luxury holiday homes and beautiful self-catering cottages of all shapes and sizes across the Peak District. In the heart of charming market towns, in quiet, pretty villages, and out in rural spots with beautiful countryside views.

Bakewell

Best for: Sweet treats

Famed for its delicious tart, Bakewell is a beautiful market town nestled in the heart of the Peak District. The picturesque town stands on the banks of the River Wye and offers lots of pretty spots from its medieval five-arched stone bridge to The Old House Museum.

Matlock

Best for: History

Matlock is the historic county town of Derbyshire and lies just east of the national park. It’s a popular base for exploring the local landscapes and evolved, in the 19th century, as a fashionable spa market town.

Ashbourne

Best for: Football fun

Nestled in the Derbyshire Dales, Ashbourne is a quaint market town with historic buildings, charming eateries and independent shops. It’s known for its annual Royal Shrovetide Football match and is home to more than 200 listed buildings!

Castleton

Best for: Landscapes

Castleton is a gorgeous village in the White Peak. Here visitors can explore historic castle ruins, scale the peaks or venture underground.

Buxton

Best for: Water!

Buxton is a thermal spa town well-known for its most famous export: Buxton Water. It’s a hub of culture with music, theatre and festivals, as well as independent shops, bars and eateries.

Best walks in the Peak District

Getting out and about under your own steam is one of the best ways of exploring the Peak District; and we’ve got routes to suit all abilities.

Monsal Trail

Location: Bakewell

Difficulty: Easy

Walk length: 8 and a half miles

The Monsal Trail is an accessible route that runs along the former Midland Railway Line between Chee Dale and Bakewell, through some of the area’s most spectacular limestone dales.

Lovers’ Walk

Location: Matlock Bath

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk length: One mile

The Lovers’ Walk takes you along the River Derwent and through the woodland before climbing the cliffs for wonderful views. For a longer trail, climb up High Tor for a further mile.

Tissington Trail

Location: Ashbourne

Difficulty: Easy

Walk length: 13 miles

Tissington Trail is a 13 mile-long route connecting Ashbourne and Parsley Hay. The trail, formerly a railway line, welcomes walkers, cyclists and horse riders all year round.

Mam Tor

Location: Castleton

Difficulty: Moderate

Walk length: Eight miles

Start in Castleton and follow this route up to Mam Tor - or ‘Shivering Mountain’ - for stunning views across the Peak District.

Buxton Coal Mining Heritage Trail

Location: Buxton

Difficulty: Difficult

Walk length: One mile

Find out more about Buxton’s little-known coal mining past on this interesting Buxton Coal Mining Heritage Trail. Battle through overgrown footpaths to explore pretty stone bridges, trickling streams, and an old coke oven.

Things to do in the Peak District

Ladybower Reservoir

Escape to the picturesque Ladybower Reservoir for a peaceful retreat amidst stunning natural beauty. Surrounded by the scenic Peak District, it offers idyllic walks, cycling trails, and breathtaking views. Discover the rich history, abundant wildlife, and enjoy activities like fishing and boating.

Address: Ladybower Reservoir, Ashopton Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0AQ

Treak Cliff Cavern

Explore the enchanting Treak Cliff Cavern and marvel at its unique underground wonders. Admire the rare Blue John stone formations, learn about its fascinating mining history, and witness breathtaking natural formations. With guided tours and educational exhibits, it's a captivating experience for all.

Address: Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WP

Chatsworth House

Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House has been in the Cavendish family for 16 generations. The stunning home, grounds and farmyard are open to visitors, and the estate is renowned for its enviable collection of art spanning 4,000 years.

Address: Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

Carsington Water

Just eight miles south of Matlock, Carsington Water is a large reservoir that offers visitors the chance to cycle, fish or get out on the water. Try your hand at paddleboarding, kayaking or take the whole family out in a rowing boat.

Address: Big Lane,
Ashbourne,
Derbyshire,
DE6 1ST

Alton Towers

Just 10 miles from Ashbourne is one of the UK’s most exhilarating family-friendly attractions, Alton Towers. Set in more than 500 acres it offers three hotels and over 40 world-renowned white-knuckle rides.

Address: Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

Buxton Opera House

Beautiful Edwardian Buxton Opera House first opened in 1903 and hosts around 450 performances every year including comedy, drama, music and opera. It’s home to the prestigious Buxton International Festival and the Pavilion Arts Centre.

Address: Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN

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