Peak District self-catering holiday cottage accommodation

self-catering holiday cottages Peak District UK

Like Peak District CottagesBook a cottage in the Peak District, farmhouse, log cabin, country cottage or house for a fabulous holiday or short break out in the dales. The majority of holiday homes in the Peak District are built from local stone. Some are barn conversions with big picture windows, woodburners and ceiling beams that have a certain appeal.

Self-catering accommodation in the Peak District is found in the villages, on remote farms and in towns such as Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell. You may decide to stay closest to where you plan to spend the most time, especially if cycling one of the cycle trails such as Monsal, or you may prefer a town centre location to be close to pubs and amenities in the evenings.

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To most people, the Peak District means Derbyshire.  However, the hills and dales of the first of Britain's National Parks extends into the surrounding counties of Yorkshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire.  The Peak District is divided in to two areas, the southern White Peak and the northern Dark Peak.  Ask visitors what the Peak District looks like and they will describe rough hillsides with rocky outcrops where sheep wander at will, dry stone walls, tumbling brooks, lakes, reservoirs, waterfalls, and caves - some of which are large enough to sail a boat through.  Stone is the star performer in the Peak District - in white limestone, grit and shale. It graces the landscape and buildings.    

Book a holiday cottage somewhere in the Peak District and come to explore its beautiful small villages and dales. Allow your children to paddle in brooks and cross a river using stepping stones.

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Points of interest about the Peak District:

  • For walkers, the Tissinghurst and High Peak Trails run along the disused Cromford and High Peak railway line and the old L& NWR line 
  • Charlotte Bronte stayed at Hathersage Vicarage and wrote about it in Jane Eyre 
  • The plague village of Eyam.  Discover the church with memories of the plague.
  • The traditional Bakewell tart originated in the village of Bakewell.  Try to discover which village bakery it came from since all claim that it's theirs!

Tourist attractions and places to visit with families during your Peak District break

  • Alton Towers theme park which is a short drive away depending on where you stay in the Peak District
  • Waterworld at Stoke for flumes and fountains
  • Historic Ashbourne and Chatsworth House
  • Caves include Peak Cavern (and the devil's arse), Treak Cliff and Speedwell.
  • The National Tramway Museum at Crich, near Matlock
  • Gulliver's Kingdom Adventure park for children near Matlock
  • Take a cable car ride up the hillside in Matlock Bath
  • The Pennine Way, hiker's trail begins in the Edale Valley in the Peak District. Find cottages near the start of the Pennine Way.
  • Denby Pottery Visitor Centre

There is something for everyone in the Peak District. Nature, history, legend and commercialism combine to provide an ideal holiday destination for all ages, all you need to do to enjoy it is to find somewhere comfortable to stay in the Peak District. We have a wide selection of good quality cottages, houses and log cabins in the Peak District for you to choose from so that you can find that perfect self catering cottage in the Peak District for you.

Accommodation ranges in size from a cottage for 2 in the Peak District to larger houses for groups.

Dog owners may wish to take a look at our dogs welcome self catering in the Peak District pages or use the Cottage Search to enter special requirements and search for the best matching holiday cottage.

If you would like to do some cycling, you may wish to visit the Derwent Valley where there are safe cycle paths and bicycle hire. It's a pleasant way of seeing this part ofd the Peak District with children. The reservoir and sheet of water falling like an enormous curtain is worth seeing. You might be able to find self catering near the Derwent Valley.

Suggestions for a  self catering cottage in the Peak District:

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Cottage - sleeps 8 - 11,  5 stars


Hillside Croft, this cottage has achieved a 5 star award and is located in 6 acres of landscaped gardens and countryside.  Special features of this house include exposed oak beams, some stone walls and inglenook fireplaces with log burning stoves.  This country cottage enjoys a wonderful rural setting and is well placed for exploring the amazing Peak District and Derbyshire.  There are a number of interesting national trust houses to visit nearby including Chatsworth House.  Alton Towers is also within reasonable travelling distance from this luxurious self catering accommodation.

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This cottage is set in beautiful grounds of an Edwardian country house, has a luxury 5 * ETB status and sleeps 6 -7 people very comfortably. There is also a tennis court and croquet for guests to enjoy as well as the glorious setting in quiet countryside. Well equipped, guests want for nothing, with host on hand to advise or help. Limited disabled facilities, and well behaved pets welcomed.

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There are several more cottages for disabled guests in the Peak District for your consideration.

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Sleeps up to 18,  luxurious Peak District house in own grounds

The Green - Large country house sleeps up to 18 with a private indoor heated pool.

This large self catering house is located on the edge of Hope village in a quiet position which is not overlooked. This large cottage is considered by many to be the ultimate party palace, hen parties are welcome!

Large houses like this are most suitable for big family gathering when people look for a big cottage in the Peak District for Christmas or New Year. Please click on the image for more information and photographs about self catering for large groups in the Peak District.


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4 bedroom cottage near Matlock, Peak District


Luxury Lodges near the Peak District Cottage

There are various size 5 star log cabins in a forest setting near Matlock.  This 5 star self catering accommodation shares the excellent facility of the swimming pool on site.  For a small charge it is also possible to use the gym, spa, sauna and steam room.  For the ultimate relaxing break speak  as pampering treatments can be arranged upon request (additional charges apply).  It is of note that these log cabins have for a number of years won the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for their work in this field.


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