The Peak District is the perfect place to come for a holiday! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing escape to the countryside, an adrenalin-fuelled adventure on the rocky edges, or simply a week wandering in the charming villages, there’s something here for everyone. And the great news for visitors is that Peak District holiday accommodation is some of the most beautiful in England, whether you want the luxury of a large spa hotel for some well-deserved indulgence, or a cosy cottage for two to recharge your batteries.
Our hand-picked collection of Peak District holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation is the perfect way for you to choose the right Peak District holiday cottages. We have Peak District holiday cottages in the heart of pretty towns and villages, and Peak District holiday cottages in the middle of the hills, where your only neighbours will be the local sheep! Here you’ll find charming, cosy cottages just for two, to stunning larger properties ideal for groups of friends and family.
At Let’s Go Peak District we know that when you go away on a much-needed holiday, you want your Peak District self-catering accommodation to be perfect. We know that the little details matter, from things like welcome hampers of local produce to helpful details of family-friendly pubs nearby. We know that you want the kitchens to be well-equipped and the beds to be super comfortable. We know that you want the bathrooms to be spotless and the lounges to be cosy for relaxing in after a day exploring in the Peak District countryside.
We know that location is all-important too; you want to wake up to fabulous views from your Peak District holiday cottage window, or walk out of the front door and feel like you’re part of the village community.
That’s why we choose only the very best Peak District holiday cottages for you to select from, and we know you’ll love whichever one you pick! Have a look through our selection here, or VIEW THE PEAK DISTRICT HOLIDAY COTTAGES COLLECTION ON A MAP if you’d prefer. Happy holidays!
Holidays in the Beautiful Peak District
The Peak District National Park covers 555 square miles of the most beautiful areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Yorkshire and even parts of Greater Manchester. The Peak District was the first National Park ever created in the UK, back in 1951. It now receives more than 10 million visitors every year, who come for the stunning landscape, charming towns and villages, and the freedom to escape from the crowds on our miles of footpaths, bridleways and cycle trails.
The Peak District National Park is renowned for its idyllic chocolate-box villages, with pretty stone cottages on twisty lanes, beautiful old churches and cosy country pubs. They make a perfect base for your holiday! Make sure you visit Castleton, on the border of the White Peak and the Dark Peak, with its lovely shops, stunning show caverns, and towering limestone crags. Or the historic plague village of Eyam, famed for its inspiring tale of bravery and sacrifice in the 17th Century. And for quintessential Peak District charm, it’s hard to beat Ashford-in-the-Water, with its idyllic riverside setting, complete with a medieval bridge, pretty limestone cottages, narrow lanes, a tearoom and cosy country pubs.
Or choose Peak District holiday cottages in one of the bustling, historic market towns in the region. Be sure to sample some of the famous Bakewell Pudding when visiting Bakewell, or take in a show at the magnificent Opera House in Buxton, designed by world-renowned theatre designer, Frank Matcham. And if you’re lucky enough to visit Ashbourne in February, you shouldn’t miss the annual Royal Shrovetide Football match, a unique and ancient tradition that takes 16 hours, involves hundreds of players and requires a large ball to be passed between goals that are 3 miles apart!
The Peak District National Park has no shortage of grand stately properties for visitors to enjoy. Many consider the Jewel in the Crown to be Chatsworth House, the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Devonshire. The House itself is awe-inspiring, with lavish interiors and important collections of art, but its expansive gardens, parkland and location within the landscape is just as impressive. Or visit the superbly romantic Haddon Hall, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful medieval manor houses in England, and looking like something straight out of a fairytale.
But the real draw for so many visitors to the Peak District is its stunning landscape, and the chance to breathe the fresh countryside air. Despite its well-deserved popularity, it’s still very easy to escape the crowds in the Peak District, with more than 1,800 miles of footpaths and bridleways. Many visitors come to hike and run in the hills and dales, and that famous long distance footpath The Pennine Way starts in the very pretty Peak District village of Edale. Others come to climb on the dramatic edges; Stanage Edge in Hathersage has almost 1,500 routes up its gritstone faces and is known in climbing circles as God’s Own Rock.
Whatever your reasons for visiting and wherever you choose to stay in one of our beautiful Peak District holiday cottages, you’re sure to find everything you need in the country’s original and favourite national park!
Luxury cottages in the Peak District from Let’s Go Peak District