Our selection of Peak District cottages is one of the finest on the web.Peak District cottage holidays are an incredibly popular holiday choice and with good reason! The Peak District was the UK’s first region designated as a national park and is one of the most visited national parks in the world.
The region gives the visitor a wonderfully assorted vista of moorland and limestone caves, in addition to splendid towns and communities, and multiple medieval country homes.The Peak District provides the perfect backdrop for your self catering cottage holiday.
Why Rent a Holiday Cottage in Peak District?
In the south of the region lies the White Peak, a limestone plateau cut by verdant river-basins and dales scattered with typical Peak District self catering properties and crisscrossed by drystone walls.Heading north will bring you to the Edges, the start of high gritstone moorland, which sits in an arc across the top of the limestone. This is the Dark Peak, a wild and barren panorama punctuated by weathered tors towering over heather moorland.
It is an area which changes dramatically during the seasons with proximal weather and light conditions, but one which has a powerful, stark beauty and is a brilliant place for ambling and bike riding.Our Peak District holiday homes offer a perfect base for those wanting to get away for a walking or biking weekend.
Short breaks in holiday cottages of the Peak District are always in demand. The area is easily reached by a number of large towns and cities. However, stretching to include parts of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, and south and west Yorkshire, most of the locality known as the Peak District falls in the region of Derbyshire under the auspices of the Peak District National Park.
Visitors can admire the impressive idyllic backdrop of sloping tors of varying hues of green, from lime squares to dark verdant fields separated by long-standing hand-constructed natural stone walls, streams, and rows of historic trees.
Secluded forest, wild moorlands, and limestone dales have always captured guests’ imagination to the Peak District. A considerably magnificent place, you’ll also find charming market towns, magnificent communities, and farming hamlets.The Peak District can offer the weary traveller some unbeatable open-air pursuits, hillwalking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and canoeing at the forefront of an abundance of itineraries.
Peak District rock climbing courses are among the best in the whole of the UK, catering for all levels of ability.Other more unusual and extreme sporting tastes are additionally catered for – hang gliding, paragliding, or navigational training.Alternatively take a more sedate approach to leisure, with craft courses and guided cultural tours. No matter how many times you visit the area, it will always continue to inspire and thrill.
In addition to the wonders of the Peak District National Park, there is an extensive choice of places to visit. Places such as the amazing stately estate at Chatsworth, the medieval homes at Haddon and Hardwick Halls, the Zoos at Blackbrook and Twycross, sporting places of interest at the celebrated Uttoxeter Racecourse and Doveridge Clay Sports, not to mention theme park and other family places of interest at Alton Towers.
The Peak District can be admired at any time of the year as every season enjoys its sights. In winter, the area becomes a winter wonderland with snow covering much of the region, while the summer brings out the best of flora and fauna in the lush forests.
The meadows and endless pastures of the region in autumn, transform into rustic shades of red, gold and yellow adorning the trees, which is equally enthralling.The Peak Forest Lead Mines hikes, Deepdale paths, and Upper Dovedale trails are some of the more in demand hikes in the Peak District.
If you’re looking for a more flexible vacation, Derbyshire and the Peak District has a wide range of self catering accommodation on offer that’s certain to meet your requirements. You can book one anytime, whether you’re planning a quixotic vacation with your partner, fun-filled downtime with the kids, or an adventure vacation with friends.
Holiday homes in the peak district can be found in a wealth of hamlets and off the beaten track nooks and crannies. In the past months, rental properties in the Peak District have been the popular choice.Whilst enjoying the beauty of the area, a rental property will also provide the ease of home living. With neighbours which range from historic ruins to grand estates that have been immortalised in literature and film, making it a vastly mesmerising area every month of the year.
Luxury cabins will not suit everyone’s taste and after a long day of extensive hiking and cycling, relaxing in front of an age-old fire in a historic peak cottage may better suit the needs.When it comes to Peak District self catering cottages, a variety of holidaymakers conjure up the vision of a tiny pleasant 17th or 18th century dwelling.
Many of our holiday cottages and rental properties in the Peak District are medieval, with some dating back to the Doomsday book. In fact, with the diversity of break accommodation on hand, an increasingly well-admired place to vacation for larger groups is the Peak District break barns and magnificent log cabins.
The Peak District really does have something to suit everyone’s needs no matter the taste and budget. All the listed vacation properties are decorated and equipped to an extremely high standard and are all immaculately presented with lots of ‘thoughtful extras,’ providing high-class self catering break accommodation all year round.With many of the listed self catering properties being pet friendly, so you need not leave anyone behind.
So whether you are looking for a comforting cultural weekend getaway, a dreamy trip in wild vista, or an adrenaline-fueled adventure break, staying in a self catering Peak District cottage is an excellent solution.Web Cottages has the largest selection of Peak District cottages on the web, so we’re sure you’ll be able to find something that matches exactly what you’re after.
Exploring Peak District’s Attractions During your Holiday Stay
When staying in a Peak District holiday cottage, you will see that it was made for magnificent days out in the fresh air. It attracts walkers, cyclists, cavers, climbers, open-air enthusiasts and history lovers from all over the world.
They are drawn to the area by the grandeur of the panorama and its history of citadels, abbeys, brilliant homes and industry.With a stay in one of our Peak District holiday rentals you can chill out and enjoy the festivals, excellent food, some of the top theme parks and splendid days out. You can also spend relaxing evenings in your home away from home or in the quiet taverns and teahouses to be found in this area.
For the walkers and cyclists there are hundreds of miles of way marked paths to make the most of such as the traffic-free Tissington Trail, taking you through inspiring landscape and past tons of magnificent public houses serving seasonal grub for hungry explorers.Cycle charter shops are abundant with routes that take you along miles of abandoned railway lines for safe off-road fun.
With a variety of walks on offer no matter your age or fitness, there will be something to please from Froggatt Edge and Curbar Edge for those after something a little more ‘on the edge’ to Chatsworth Estate offering something a little more civilised and relaxing.
Another suggestion for those after some breathtaking views would be a visit to Dovedale, where you can take in the amazing Limestone Cliffs or the distinctive rock formations Kinder Scout.For those who love the ‘grand outdoors,’ a real paradise really can be found on your cottage’s doorstep. Down the road from any Peak District holiday home landscapes ripe for rambling, rock climbing, and mountain biking can be found.
The varied setting of the District has made it a fashionable location for those looking for stimulating wonders such as canoeing, paragliding and tor climbing. Climbers who tour the region also call at the well-admired routes of Stanage Edge near Sheffield and Roaches in the Staffordshire Moorlands.Self-catering holiday lets in the Peak District afford the excellent location for open-air activity enthusiasts. Float across the skies by hot air balloon and soak up the scenery from higher ground.
And if you really want to get away from it all, you can even take to the skies in a hang glider from Bradwell, or outing a cable car to the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath.If you like thrilling rides, they don’t come much more exhilarating than at Alton Towers in the Peak District’s simple reach, plus, for younger thrill-seekers, check out Gulliver’s Kingdom near Matlock.
If the heights don’t take your fancy, then go underground and take pleasure from the thrills of potholing among dark, spooky caves. They are a breathtaking feature of the Peaks and there are grand ones to enjoy comprising Poole’s Cavern and the interestingly named Devil’s Arse which has the largest cave entrance in the British Isles.
A small known secret is the good trout angling to be found in the region, check out Derwent Reservoir at Ladybower for a day’s angling to remember!
For those seeking a bit more culture, why not head for charming 18th century Baroque Calke Abbey, Chatsworth House home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and perhaps our first-class and best-loved stately home; not forgetting grandious Tudor Haddon Hall and dreamy Bolsover Castle.
Find some of the pre-medieval sites such as Arbor Low and exquisite stately homes such as Haddon Hall, which set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Wye, is in all likelihood the best example of a historic manor house in existence in England or Chatsworth House well known as being Jane Austen’s inspiration in her much-loved novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
The house has also featured in multiple films and TV shows such as The Duchess, which tells the story of Duchess Georgina of Devonshire.Whilst a trip to Hardwick Hall shows one of Britain’s top-notch and most unchanged Elizabethan buildings if history is what your after then step back in time at Crich Tramway Village, with its aged trams and reconstructed Victorian streets.
Alternatively, Cromford Mill is regarded by some as the birthplace of the state-of-the-art factory system and is at the heart of a World Heritage Site stretching fifteen miles down the Derwent Valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, encorporating an exciting series of medieval mill complexes.
Explore the streets, sights, and shops of towns such as Ashbourne, Matlock Bath, and don’t miss a stop in Bakewell to indulge in a slice of that legendary pudding!One of the most well-visited places to visit in the Peak District is Buxton’s very old spa town. The well known hot springs of the vicinity have made it a well-admired environment for tourists for thousands of years.
The water from them can still be drunk for free at the well of St Anne. Whilst there, why not attend the well known Opera House or the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery where more can be learnt about the fascinating history of the community.
Another prominent place that is not to be missed is Castleton. Known as the ‘Gem of the Peaks due to its excellent landscape, it is based right in the heart of the National Park midway between the Dark and the White Peak areas making it an ideal base to explore both.
Where else in the world would you find such a brilliant mix of attractions? Add to this a thriving cultural scene and an amazing history and you’ll never be at a loss for what to do with your day out from your Peak District cottage base.
Places To Rent A Holiday Cottage in Peak District
With so much variety to choose from within the Peak District for a holiday home, everyone has a destination. Some of the top destinations can be found below.Why not stay in the splendid spa district of Buxton, or if you would prefer somewhere a bit smaller, make the most of the inviting market day bustle of Bakewell.
Which is still well known as the home of the sweet pudding and tart, Ashbourne or Matlock, which is on the southeastern edge of the District and sits on the River Derwent.All are well found for you to make the most of everything the Peak District has to offer.
This bygone mill district of Glossop lies barely outside the National Park boundaries and is known to have been settled in the Bronze Age for those who would like to stay somewhere with more historical roots.Alternatively, if you are looking for somewhere a bit more lively than Chesterfield, Derbyshire’s largest vicinity, it is the site of one of the largest open-air markets in the country. The area was best known for the ‘crooked spire’ of St Mary and All Saints church, the community was once at the heart of the coal mining industry.