Self Drive Classic Mini Hire in the Peak District National Park

Introducing Matilda!

The Mini Cooper is the ‘MUST- DRIVE’ British motor of all time and you’ll soon see why!

Buckle up, adventure-seekers, you’re about to have a FUN FILLED road trip like no other with the ultimate iconic classic car, the rockstar of the road!

Retro Mini Hire will make your dreams come true with the quirkiest, coolest, and downright grooviest self-drive tours in Matilda the Mini! Their much loved sassy 1275cc Classic Mini Cooper is the ultimate way to take in the winding country roads, stunning views, and with you behind the wheel of the most iconic cars in British motoring history… Now that’s what we call a road trip!

Strap in, rev up, and let Matilda the Mini show you how to turn a road trip into a REAL adventure!

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Which Peak District Mini Road Trip Suits Your Fancy?

Retro Mini Hire welcomes you by handing over the Cooper keys to Matilda the Mini for a self-drive road trip like no other.

You can begin your road trip from the picturesque Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire or the charming village of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, both right on the doorstep of The Peak District.

Retro Mini Hire road trips are:

  • 1 hour driving experiences
  • Half day road trips
  • Full day road trips
  • 2 day road trip
  • Classic Mini wedding hire

Go free-style and drive wherever you like or follow one of their popular road trip routes. Each road trip comes with a retro music playlist and retro map to follow highlighting the best places to stop for something to eat en route as well as the top spots for photographs to take in all the views. For the ultimate ‘cherry on the cake’, Retro Mini Hire prepares handmade hampers for the journey also.

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Classic Mini Hire in the Peak District

Where Would You Like To Drive?

Buxton Hydrates

Wind your way through country roads, through the market town of Leek, onto the highest market town in England, Buxton. The fabulous Spa Town of Buxton is full of independent shops, eateries, cafes and bars, not to mention an abundance of history, architecture, arts, and beautiful gardens. A great place to be spotted in a cool classic Mini Cooper. 

Classic Mini Hire in the Peak District

Chatsworth Heights

A visit to the Peak District National Park isn’t complete without a trip to the magnificent stately home of Chatsworth House! This amazing house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland with an abundance of wildlife and grazing deer. All of this makes this trip the perfect romantic outing. Laze out in the sunshine with a picnic a Retro Mini Hire cream tea hamper and watch the world go by with someone special! This tour can be made as long or as short as you like.

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Classic Mini Hire in the Peak District

Mellors and More

This wonderful circular trip takes you through some of the best towns and prettiest villages in the Peak District. Stop off at the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell, and explore the pretty villages of Monyash, Baslow and Hathersage. Whilst in Hathersage you’ll discover the fabulous David Mellor Museum, famous for his stylish cutlery and other inventions, including the traffic light! There are plenty of places to stop off for food en route, or just pull out your picnic blanket and hamper and take in all the beauty that this fabulous area has to offer.

Make the trip back along the charming country lanes, or enjoy a circular trip with an overnight stay, stopping off at Matlock to spend time enjoying the depths of the caves, or Ashbourne Heights with jaw-dropping views.

Classic Mini Hire in the Peak District

Peak Paradise

This breath-taking route takes you through more wonderful villages such as Monyash and towns such as fun-filled Matlock which has a great seaside feel so plenty of memories to be made, and some good old fashioned fish and chips. You’ll also have the opportunity to stop off at the market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne as you explore the twists and turns and splendid views, making it the ideal route for this classic little mini.

Peaks and Passes

Taking in the ultimate roads and hillside passes, this circular route really is something special! Here you will pass through many of the Peak District favourite destinations including the chocolate box Ashford-in-the-Water where you can spend time lazing by the river, Tissington where you can admire the pretty cottages, and Monsal Head with outstanding views over the valley – and that’s just to mention a few! This truly picturesque route will give you endless photo opportunities of your wonderful adventures with Matilda! A trip you will never forget!

For more detailed information about any of these trips, please visit Retro Mini Hire’s Website, or use the Contact Us button at the top of the listing to find out more!

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Classic Mini Hire in the Peak District

Picnic Hampers

Make your Retro Mini Adventure even more special with a Retro Mini Hire hamper which are hand prepared with some of our all time favourite treats to make you smile.

  • Retro Hamper
  • Cream Tea Hamper
  • Vegan Hamper
  • Antipasti Hamper
  • Luxury Artisan Hamper
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Classic Mini Hire Gift Voucher

If you would like to treat a loved one to an iconic driving experience they’ll never forget, Retro Mini Hire handcraft their gift vouchers for that extra special surprise. As you can see from their 5 star Google Reviews, m\ny people choose to gift a Retro Mini Hire experience. The gift box will arrive in the post with an invitation, welcoming the gift receiver on their very own Retro Mini road trip.

Whether you wish to treat someone to an hour’s driving experience, a half day road trip, a full day road trip or an overnight vacation, this is a present that will take them to the past, on an adventure they’ll never forget!

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Weddings & Corporate Gatherings

Arriving at your wedding reception as Mr & Mrs couldn’t be cooler than arriving in style in a gorgeous Classic 1275cc Mini Cooper! Not only does Retro Mini Hire allow for the Groom or another wedding party member to drive the classic, it is also the most romantic and fun car for amazing photographs!

If you’re looking to hold a corporate or marketing event, then Retro Mini Hire can arrange various packages to keep your colleagues and clients entertained in style!

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Further Afield & Bespoke Road Trips

For those who wish to travel further afield, check out Retro Mini Hire’s Website for more cherry-picked self-drive tours, such as a swinging 60s trip to the Liverpool Docklands for the ultimate Beatles experience. Don’t just think the adventures end there – you could be heading off to Europe for the holiday of a lifetime in this fabulous little mini full of charisma, nostalgia and fun!

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If you have a particular route in mind, somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, or somewhere you used to go and would love to return to in style, then Retro Mini Hire will go out of their way to accommodate your route wherever possible. Again, please contact Retro Mini Hire to find out more.

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Contact Retro Mini Hire

For more information about each of the routes, or to create your own epic adventure, contact Retro Mini Hire who will be delighted to help.