Self catering holiday cottages in Hope, Derbyshire, England

The wonderfully named Hope lies in Hope Valley, nestled within the greenery of the Peak District National Park. This ancient village in Derbyshire’s Peak District is perfect for an active self-catering break or just relaxing in terrific scenery. Hope Valley attracts walkers and climbers plus mountain bikers who take advantage of the designated biking routes. Although a small village, locals and visitors have a choice of shops, cafes and pubs. With trees, hills and pastures surrounding the village, Hope could be an excellent choice for a country cottage holiday or rural retreat break.


What Hope, Derbyshire offers for Self-Catering Holidays

For anyone wanting to let the train take the strain when holidaying in Hope, the village has a railway station on the Hope Valley line, which runs from Sheffield to Manchester.

Visitors may want to time their cottage holiday so that they get the chance to see the summer well dressings, a Derbyshire tradition involving decorating old wells with natural materials that depict a pleasing picture.  Hope residents carry on this tradition on the nearest Saturday to St. Peter’s Day, at the end of June. This also marks the beginning of Hope Wakes Week. The 2012 festivities for this special week included a fancy dress competition, children’s entertainer, fell race, football competition, live music, a quiz and a river race. During this period every year, pubs, shops and homes, in addition to the wells, are decorated according to a theme.

Hope itself is a charming village in which to enjoy a cottage break, whatever the time of year. The present parish church of St. Peter is worth a visit and originated in the 1200s. It is noteworthy because of two ancient crosses located in the churchyard and also because of the carved pulpit made of oak, going back to 1652. Opposite the church, there is the Market Place, where between January and July, a market takes place every other Friday. From July to Christmas, Market Days are Wednesdays and Fridays.

The annual Hope Valley Agricultural Show and Sheep Dog Trials take place on the August Bank Holiday and offer visitors a chance to immerse themselves in local traditions. Animals, including sheep, cattle, alpacas and poultry, are judged plus there are vintage tractors and other vehicles, horticulture displays, stalls and show jumping. It’s a top day out for all the family, with plenty of food and drink available.

Lovers of history holidaying in the village will be interested to know that many peoples settled in Hope Valley in ancient times. Britons, Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Danes all took up residence here. In addition, there is evidence of Roman settlements and the remains of a fort can still be seen at nearby Brough.

For more ideas and inspiration of things to do and see in the Peak District National Park on a cottage holiday we recommend that you visit one of the Tourist Information Offices in the Hope Valley, the nearest of which is at Castleton just up the road. At the Tourist Information Office you can pick up free leaflets and get helpful expert advice from local staff.

Local traditions and culture make staying in Hope on a cottage break a special experience and getting out and about in the Derbyshire countryside brings many rewards. We offer a great choice of rural country cottage retreats and log cabins in Derbyshire and trust that you’ll enjoy browsing through the available choices.

Book a Hope cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Derbyshire on holiday.

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The Loft Country Cottage, Peak District, Millthorpe, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

3 bedroom Farmstay, Hope 5 miles away

sleeps 4 - 7 guests
4 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage
4 star

Family-friendly and pet-friendly holiday barn set next to stunning open countryside within the Peak District National Park and close to the town of Bakewell, this is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay which offers private use of both a hot tub and a sauna.

Special features: free internet access, games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £494
Next availability:
from 21 February to 22 February 21 from 25 February to 05 March 21

Courtyard Barn, Tideswell (near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield), Tideswell, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

8 bedroom Large Barn Convertion with lots of character, Hope 6 miles away

sleeps 16 - 20 guests
16 - 20
8 bedrooms
8
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 5 dog(s) welcome
5

Fantastic holiday barn conversion located within the Peak District National Park, featuring a games room with table tennis, table football and dance floor, making this an excellent party house for large groups of friends or family (well behaved groups of hens and stags welcome).

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1400
Next availability:
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Vicarage Farm Cottages, Tideswell, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex, Hope 7 miles away

sleeps 2 - 15 guests
2 - 15
7 bedrooms
7
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

A small collection of three delightful country cottages with lovely countryside views nestled in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands within the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £325
Next availability:
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Cornbrook House, Peak District, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Hope 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

3 bedroom holiday cottage in the Peak District National Park, situated close to the heart of Ashford in the Water, sorry no pets.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £355
Next availability:
from 21 February to 27 March 21 from 03 April to 04 September 21

Swallow Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, Peak District, Priestcliffe Near Bakewell, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Hope 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Good quality one bedroom barn conversion nestled in a rural hamlet within the Peak District National Park, this is a charming pet-friendly holiday home which is located just 7 miles from Bakewell.

Weekly Price from: £223
Next availability:
from 21 February to 05 March 21 from 08 March to 12 March 21

Cow Barn, Peak District National Park, Alport, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Hope 11 miles away

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

This beautiful high quality 4 bedroom barn conversion lies within the gorgeous Peak District National Park and boasts a high quality interior and wonderful views over the surrounding Derbyshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £743
Next availability:
from 21 February to 05 March 21 from 09 April to 14 May 21

The Loft Dogs-welcome Cottage, Peak District, Buxton, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Self-Catering Apartment, Hope 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

The Loft is a rural retreat holiday apartment close to the outstanding countryside of the Peak District National Park which is both suitable for families and pet friendly.

Weekly Price from: £236

Two Owls Lodge, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Hope 12 miles away

sleeps 1 - 3 guests
1 - 3
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed

Idyllic sleeps 3 rural retreat in a superb country location and with beautiful views over the Derwent Valley, situated just outside of the Peak District National Park and close to Matlock.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £460
Next availability:
from 26 January to 05 March 21 from 12 March to 26 March 21

The Escape, Two Dales, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Large Holiday House to rent, Hope 12 miles away

sleeps 2 - 10 guests
2 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

Sleeps 10 holiday house with warm bubbly outdoor private hot tub and games room, just outside of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1700
Next availability:
from 15 February to 26 March 21 from 29 March to 02 April 21

Brookside Retreat, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Hope 12 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Beautiful romantic retreat for 2, in the heart of Two Dales, just a short drive from the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £290

Rotherwood Family Cottage, Matlock, Peak District , Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Hope 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 10 guests
1 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Large family-friendly stone-built holiday cottage with a private walled garden located in the village of Darley Dale, just one mile from Matlock on the edge of the Peak District National Park, on days out discover the National Trust's historic Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall's Elizabeth Knot Garden and a little further afield Grassmoor Country Park.

Weekly Price from: £622
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Big self-catering house at Thornleigh, Matlock, Derbyshire, Peak District, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Hope 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 13 guests
1 - 13
6 bedrooms
6
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

Lovely six bedroom self-catering house with a fantastic location in the heart of Matlock with the added benefit of a games room and a relaxing private hot tub in the garden, ideal for large groups or special celebrations.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £2675
Next availability:
from 26 January to 05 March 21 from 08 March to 26 March 21