Holiday Cottages by Area

If you know the area in which you would like to stay, but need to find the right accommodation, then to help you with your selection we now have sections for Cottages by Village! Click on Cottages in Bakewell to stay in the ‘Capital of the Peak’. Bakewell is a market town packed with exclusive shops, restaurants and tea rooms, situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park and on the doorstep of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth. Cottages in Castleton will take you north and onto the fringes of the Dark Peak, to a quaint little village steeped in history, shrouded in customs and traditions and oozing with chocolate box cottages.

The old spa town of Buxton retains its Victorian grandeur and prides itself on being the Cultural Capital of the Peak District. Surrounded by hills and moors, the Cottages in Buxton are a rich and varied source of holiday accommodation.

Ashbourne lies in the south-west corner of the Peak District and is convenient for Alton Towers and Carsington Water.

Dove Dale and the Manifold Valley are close by, as is the Tissington Trail.

Cottages in Ashbourne happily cater for walkers and cyclists with comfortable beds after a day packed with outdoor activities. Hathersage is at the hub of the Hope Valley surrounded by moorland and overlooked by glacial Edges for which the eastern flank of the Peak District is famed. Being an ideal base for walkers, Cottages in Hathersage welcome muddy boots, whilst the pubs and tea rooms cater for healthy appetites.

The Cathedral of the Peak is at Tideswell – St John the Baptist Church is a must to visit! Tideswell is a hotchpotch village of quaint cottages divided by narrow lanes and ginnels, with some Cottages in Tideswell having a view of the wonderful church tower and amazing architectural features. In the 17th century the dreaded plague came to Derbyshire, transported from London by a parcel of cloth infested with fleas.

The Eyam Story is widely recognised and has put this lovely little village well and truly on the map. Cottages in Eyam in the 21st century are comfortable, clean and guaranteed to be plague free! There are many parts to Matlock including Old Matlock Town and Matlock Bank.

In the mid 19th century Matlock was a thriving spa town on a par with Bath and Harrogate, and offered hydro accommodation. Your stay in one of the Cottages in Matlock may well be luxurious but it will not be thermal spring water that fills your bath!

Parwich is a sleepy little village accessed by quiet country lanes. With a village green, duck pond and local pub, it is the quintessential Derbyshire village. Cottages in Parwich offer peace, serenity and a taste of country living.

Straddling the river Derwent and nestling beneath the moors is the village of Grindleford at the base of the Hope Valley. Cottages in Grindleford offer easy access to the Peak District but nip over the moors and you can pay a visit to the cosmopolitan city of Sheffield.

In the heart of the countryside is Monyash, surrounded by painstakingly constructed dry stone walls. Many of the Cottages in Monyash are built using the same locally sourced limestone which makes this a typical example of a White Peak Village.

Edale lies in a secluded valley at the top end of the Peak District but at the bottom end of the Pennine Way with Kinder Plateau as a backdrop. This is hill-walking country, with Lose Hill, Win Hill and Mam Tor just a footpath away. Therefore, all the Peak District holiday cottages in Edale look out to the hills.

One of Derbyshire’s most popular and picturesque Nature Reserves is Lathkill Dale, which is overlooked by the hilltop village of Over Haddon. Cottages in Over Haddon offer a peaceful stay only a couple of miles from the facilities of Bakewell.

Hartington lies on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, at the start of the most interesting stretches of Dove Dale. With quaint little cottages and numerous tea rooms set around the village green, Hartington is popular with tourists yet has managed to retain its traditional community spirit. Peak District holiday cottages in Hartington are true ‘roses around the door’ little homes.

The Peak District is famed for its hill farms and rich pasture. Cottages in Elton are surrounded by farmland and quiet country lanes, but with mysterious stone circles and natural rock formations such as Robin Hood’s Stride close by.

Just over the border into Staffordshire, Alstonefield is a pretty little village with many paths and tracks leading down into the most dramatic stretches of Dove Dale. Peak District holiday cottages in Alstonefield embrace hikers and provide comfortable accommodation for weary walkers.

Brassington lies close to Carsington Water which transformed the area with its construction around 1990. All manner of water sports are available as well as walking, cycling, horse riding and bird watching. Peak District holiday cottages in Brassington offer a wealth of wildlife and water sports just a short drive away.

Cottages in Winster are often ‘olde worlde’ and full of beams, as this is a village full of character and charm and narrow little alleyways, with a tiny Market Hall which was one of the first acquisitions of the National Trust. Hope is the capital of the Hope Valley and a central location for touring and walking. Cottages in Hope often have spectacular views of neighbouring Win Hill and Lose Hill, named after a bloody battle fought centuries ago. Down in a verdant green valley runs the river Wye, which flows from Buxton through some of the Peak District’s most picturesque scenery. Nestling beside the river is Millers Dale which is noted for its wonderful collection of wild flowers. Cottages in Millers Dale are therefore close to riverside paths as well as the famous Monsal Trail.

Ashover is steeped in history with a long ago association of battles and gunpowder plots. At the head of the river Amber, it is surrounded by the remains of numerous gritstone quarries which have long since closed and have become conservation areas of outstanding beauty. Staying at one of the Peak District holiday cottages in Ashover will put you close to some wonderful country inns. Derbyshire was famous for its mills, an enterprise expanded upon by Sir Richard Arkwright at Cromford some 300 years ago. A Heritage Trail walk takes you past a series of mills heading north from Derby. If you choose one of the Cottages in Belper you will have easy access to the Trail as well as being not too far from the amenities and shops of the County City.

Wormhill is a quiet little village with the claim to fame of being the birthplace of James Brindley, Derbyshire’s 18th century canal pioneer. The Peak District holiday cottages in Wormhill vary from farm conversions to luxury hall apartments and offer a maze of wonderful footpaths close by. The cotton mill capital of the Peak District must surely be Cromford, as it is steeped in history and packed with interesting features and places to see including the Mill Complex and Canal. Staying at one of the Cottages in Cromford will enrich your historical knowledge as well as provide you with plenty to do. In the north of the Peak District are a series of dams and reservoirs which provide a valuable water source to the Midland counties. Here wooded slopes glisten and reflect onto tranquil stretches of water surrounded by miles of nature trails.

The comfortable Cottages in Bamford will put you close to the reservoirs and all that they offer. There is a long time dispute over the spelling of Youlgrave or Youlgreave, depending upon it seems whether you live there or not. However, the residents of Youlgrave are a friendly lot with a strong community spirit and welcome visitors to their village who tend to stay in one of the pretty little Cottages in Youlgrave. High on the hilltops, not far from the High Peak Trail and National Stone Centre is the market town of Wirksworth which has a fabulous church surrounded by stone flagged paths and an old market place edged with high Georgian shops and houses. The Cottages in Wirksworth are often very old and steeped in history just like the town. Deep in the depths of Monsal Dale below the much loved and admired beauty spot of Monsal Head lies Cressbrook. Peak District holiday cottages in Cressbrook climb up the side of the wooded slopes from the fabulously restored mill complex in the bottom. Looking out through the trees, this is a tranquil place for a holiday with wonderful walks on your doorstep. Whatever type of Peak District holiday cottage you prefer, by clicking on the links, you will shortcut your search to the perfect choice.