Peak District Holiday Cottages

The Peak District is known all over the world as a place of outstanding natural beauty and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. With such an expansive blend of picturesque and sublime natural beauty, a homely base is essential so you are refreshed to face the rigours of the outdoors. Peak District holiday cottages are an ideal basecamp, and with destinations all over the Peak District, there is an ideal holiday cottage for you whatever your plans. You can explore one of the most beautiful areas of the country and return to your own personal space.

Self Catering Peak District

The Peak District is known for its outdoor activities and whatever you define as a holiday, a self catering peak district cottage is a great base to launch your adventure. From hiking to mountaineering, you can exert yourself, safe in the knowledge that you have a warm bed to revitalise you. The Peak District is well known for its fertile land, so there is a great deal of local produce to choose from at the market towns scattered through the rolling hills.

Peak District Accommodation

There are many types of accommodation available within the Peak District, self catering holiday cottages offer the best of both worlds, freedom to come and go as you please and all the creature comforts you would expect from a cosy home away from home. Whether you are a group of friends seeking to sample the great outdoors, or a couple looking for a romantic break in the hills, self catering accommodation can provide you with great value for money and the freedom to have your holiday the way you wish.

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Peak District

The Peak District’s spectacularly beautiful landscape has been the inspiration for writers and artists for centuries; as far back as the 17th Century, philosophers were penning poems eloquently recounting the area’s natural wonders. Today the Peak District continues to be the setting for books, TV and film, and we're certain you will find the area no less inspirational. The landscape is the backdrop for a huge variety of outdoor activities, while you’ll find its towns and villages are a treasure trove of unique antique shops, museums, and festivals. Outside the urban areas you’ll see some of Britain’s finest stately homes alongside important heritage sites such as the Derwent Valley Mills and ancient ruins.

Places to go in The Peak District

With tens of millions of visitors per year, the Peak District is thought to be the second most-visited national park in the world, helped by its accessibility from neighbouring metropolitan centres such as Manchester, Sheffield and Derby. A significant proportion of the tourists come to take part in outdoor activities, and there are many for you to get involved in. There is an extensive network of public trails and large open-access areas like the Pennine Way for hiking, biking and horse-riding, while Carsington Water and other reservoirs are centres for watersports including sailing, fishing, canoeing and windsurfing. In addition, Grit stone outcrops such as Stanage Edge and The Roaches are recognised as some of the finest rock climbing sites in the world, and below ground potholers can enjoy natural caves like Peak Cavern. You’ll find the area’s towns and villages just as much fun, offering cafes, restaurants, independent shops, markets, museums, galleries, theatres and more.

Our Top Picks in The Peak District

We want you to enjoy the best that the Peak District has to offer and so here's a small selection of our favourite things to see and do;

The Heights of Abraham

The popular Heights of Abraham tourist attraction consists of a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill from Matlock Bath. The slow journey from Matlock Bath up to the summit allows you to take in some incredible views of the surrounding landscape, and once you are at the top you can explore the cave and mine which form part of the park.

Chatsworth House and Gardens

One of Britain's best loved historic houses and estates, Chatsworth is a magnificent 16th Century mansion on the east bank of the River Derwent overlooking expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills. Inside is an impressive collection of art including paintings, furniture, sculptures and more. You’ll love its spectacular fountains and children's farm.

Poole's Cavern and Country Park

There is nowhere better to explore the Peak District’s renowned caves than Poole's Cavern. Expert guides will take you through the vast caves' system, whilst you have fun exploring the stalactites and stalagmites and learning how they were created and the cave’s importance to the area. Above ground is a beautiful country park with woodlands which you’ll find a joy to walk around with many ideal spots for a picnic.

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