Holiday cottages in the White Peak, Derbyshire
Holiday cottages in White Peak Derbyshire
Find a good quality, professionally managed holiday cottage to rent in the White Peak southern section of the Peak District National Park. This part of the Peak District is extremely pretty, with gentle hills, a few attractive small villages and plenty of places to go for walks.
We all want attractive and comfortable accommodation and you will be able to obtain that with Country Cottages Online. There is no random accommodation, just good, clean and reputable self-catering cottage companies. When you arrive at your neat and tidy holiday home, beds are made up with high quality bed linen and fluffy towels are provided. The properties are all fully equipped with appliances, crockery, cutlery and utensils to allow you to live as you would at home during your holiday.
Dogs welcome holiday lettings in the White Peak
A number of the holiday lettings available also allow guests to bring their dog with them. Most people will bring their own dog bed and accessories for hygiene reasons. There are few more attractive parts of Britain to visit for a dog-friendly self-catering holiday. You will also find pubs that welcome dogs and provide an essential bowl of cool water at the entrance.
A popular holiday cottage destination just south of White Peak
Ashbourne is sometimes referred to as the southern gateway to the Peak District. It might suit dog owners who like to have the amenities of a town when not out walking the hills and dales in the Peak District. The A515 road from Ashbourne leads directly into the White Peak area of the national park. A stay here would suit people who prefer to have the best of town and country during their holiday.
Walks and trails in the White Peak
There are numerous footpaths and bridle ways in the immediate vicinity, offering unrivalled walking in the best part of the White Peak. The highly popular Tissington Trail, which runs for 17 miles, is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Come to enjoy the wild flowers and views.
Two further trails, the High Peak Trail and the Manifold Valley Trail (both of similar distance), are within 2 miles. These three tracks are ideal for family cycling as is the network of quiet minor roads, which can be accessed at numerous points along the trails. These former railway lines have much else to offer, not least quality views, but also interesting viaducts, steam beam engines and other remnants of the past. Lovely towns and villages to explore including our own village, Hartington with its famous creamery and cheese shop and duck pond, Youlgreave which has England's smallest house at Thimble Hall, The lovely Ashford-in-the-Water with a gorgeously photographic 'sheepwash' bridge spanning the River Wye and the beautiful classic Haddon Hall near Bakewell, which probably surpasses even Chatsworth for its beauty.
For Antique lovers, the market town of Ashbourne has numerous shops to keep an enthusiast lingering for hours. There are numerous footpaths and bridle ways in the immediate vicinity, offering unrivalled walking in the best part of the White Peak.
The village of Hartington
Hartington, one mile down the road, is one of the most highly regarded villages in the Peak District, partly because of its superb location next to the River Dove but it is also famous for its Cheese Shop attached to a creamery selling genuine local Stilton cheese amongst many varieties, and also much admired for its goose pond, church, gorgeous Jacobean hall and stone cottages. In fact, in the surrounding 6 miles there are numerous villages, all have something to offer for a visitor.
Other visitor attractions within reach are: Alton Towers, Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, National Tramway Museum and National Stone Centre, (both suprisingly interesting even to those not interested in stone or trams!), the famous Blue John Mines and outlets at Castleton, the cable cars at Height of Abraham (Matlock Bath), the market towns of Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne; the estate village of Tissington; Carsington Water, where all types of water sport are enjoyed.
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