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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Manifold Cottage is an above average sized two person pet-free non-smoking cottage, graded in the top half of four star by the country official grading organsiatioon 'EnjoyEngland', and given an almost unheard of 100% for standards of housekeeping in the grading proces …see more

from $44 / night

$333 - $570 / week

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Vacation home rental

Peak District National Park / Hayfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
A beautifully-presented, bright and spacious stone-built terraced cottage suitable for 4 people at the foot of Kinder Scout in the pretty Peak District village of Hayfield. Well appointed throughout to provide cosy yet contemporary living, Peak Cottage is the perfect pl …see more

from $102 / night

$648 - $661 / week

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Vacation cottage in Castleton

Hope Valley / Castleton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A romantic home from home with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break. Originally a bakery, Oatcake Cottage was built in 1690 of limestone and nestles below Peveril Castle in a quiet, rural backwater in the popular Peak District village of Castleton. It …see more

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from $90 / night

$378 - $685 / week

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Vacation cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This cosy 200-year old cottage overlooks the peaceful limestone village of Parwich in the Peak District National Park. Croft Cottage has been comfortably refurbished, whilst retaining many of its old features: a small wood-burning stove, beamed ceilings, mullioned windo …see more

from $82 / night

$331 - $585 / week

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Biggin holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
Luxury, peaceful cottage, restored and converted to a very high standard, set within 130 acres of private grounds. Spacious open plan, beamed excellently equipped kitchen with fireplace and large seating area, leads out onto south facing private patio area, with tables, …see more

from $94 / night

$466 - $628 / week

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Vacation barn in Ford

Peak District National Park / Ford

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
5* LUXURIOUS PEAK DISTRICT - BEAUTIFUL CONVERTED BARN - STUNNING SECLUDED PEACEFUL LOCATION - ALL BEDROOMS EN-SUITE - LOG BURNING STOVE RURAL LOCATION SURROUNDED BY FARMERS FEILDS - WATERFALLS - STREAMS - SHEEP IN THE FIELDS EXCELLENT 5* TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS - RECENT …see more

from $127 / night

$704 - $1600 / week

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Barn rental in Birchover

Peak District National Park / Birchover

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Byre is a tastefully converted detached barn with accommodation on one level for 4 - 6 people. It has its own large private garden with panoramic views of the countryside. There are 2 double bedrooms, each with en suite facilities, and a separate area with 2 adult-s …see more

from $105 / night

$448 - $736 / week

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Ashford-in-the-Water Vacation cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottages can seat 12 guests for dining together and …see more

from $417 / night

$2112 - $2765 / week

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Millers Dale Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Millers Dale

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This is a very special place for you to get together with friends or family and have a wonderful holiday or short break in the heart of the Peak District. This beautiful quirky house recently completley rebuilt caters for up to 9 people plus infants in 4 bedrooms, 3 …see more

from $127 / night

$762 - $1650 / week

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Vacation cottage in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
Dove Cottage is an above average sized two person pet-free non-smoking cottage, graded in the top half of four star, and given an almost unheard of 100% for standards of housekeeping in the grading process. It has a modern tasteful ambience but plenty of charachter feat …see more

from $46 / night

$331 - $559 / week

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Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Get away from it all to a delightful holiday cottage in the beautifully quiet village of Biggin-by-Hartington. Within a short stroll of the local pub, the stone built former shepherds cottage has been fully refurbished in 2015. There are open view from the back yard ov …see more

from $64 / night

$448 - $1031 / week

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Baslow Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Baslow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
Very proud to have won a Certificate of Excellence 2017 celebrating an inviting quiet and snuggly secret hideaway within the beautiful village of Baslow in the heart of the Peak District and only a casual walk away from the historic Chatsworth House and Gardens. Cosy …see more

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from $64 / night

$288 - $544 / week

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Vacation cottage rental

Bakewell / Youlgreave

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
The Area: Youlgrave is an attractive village at the junction of the rivers Bradford and Lathkill. It is an excellent base for exploring the White Peak area by foot, cycle or car and, for those simply wishing to relax, offers the peace and quiet of the unspoilt English c …see more

from $64 / night

$448 - $807 / week

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Cottage rental in Longnor

Peak District National Park / Longnor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Book a romantic getaway at Bleak House Cottage. 2016 TripAdvisor Excellence Award and award winning Holiday Property of the Year', Bleak House Cottage is recognised as one of the best! Within easy reach of all major cities, Bleak House Cottage is at the heart of the u …see more

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from $89 / night

$496 - $629 / week

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Vacation cottage rental

Bakewell / Over Haddon

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Daleside - a perfect Peak District retreat with stunning views. Perched on the brow of Lathkil Dale, with a sunny south facing terrace to relax with a glass of wine after exploring the peaks by bike or on foot with four legged friends. Tucked away in Over Haddon, a beau …see more

from $90 / night

$634 - $890 / week

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Vacation cottage in Baslow

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Thatch End Cottage is a lovingly restored cottage which has been in the same family for over 50 years. Located in the pretty village of Baslow, on the path which leads directly to Chatsworth park, it is ideal for groups of all ages and interests. Whether walking in the …see more

from $186 / night

$762 - $1517 / week

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Vacation cottage in Biggin-by-Hartington

Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
1 Club Cottages is a traditional Derbyshire stone cottage, built in the 19th century. Some parts may go back to the previous century. The name of the cottage derives from a Shepherds Club that bought the cottage and then built the neighbouring two houses for members. …see more

Certificate of Excellence

from $71 / night

$487 - $640 / week

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Vacation home in Chelmorton

Peak District National Park / Chelmorton

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
An ideal location for exploring the rugged landscape of the Peak District, guests at Meadow Cottage can enjoy long walks through the countryside, taking in the field patterns which this area is renowned for. The historical spa town of Buxton is just four miles from th …see more

from $92 / night

$639 - $1085 / week

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Vacation barn in Stoney Middleton

Hope Valley / Stoney Middleton

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
Chestnut Barn is a delightful one bedroom stone built barn conversion which is self contained with its own separate entrance, and is located just behind Chestnut Cottage in the lovely village of Stoney Middleton. It is tastefully decorated and furnished with care. We in …see more

from $102 / night

$578 / week

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(71) Excellent 

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Ashford-in-the-Water Vacation cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
The Old Bakery is warm and cosy self-catering cottage which has been newly renovated to the highest standard, keeping many of its original features, creating a charming home from home. It is ideally located in the beautiful village of Ashford-in-the-Water, with Monsal D …see more

from $112 / night

$500 - $788 / week

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Tideswell Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Tideswell

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
A traditional, stone-built cottage, which has been fully modernized and refurbished to a high standard, with good central heating throughout. It has been furnished to be a family holiday cottage, and we hope it has everything you need for a restful holiday.Ground floor …see more

from $62 / night

$429 - $621 / week

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Alstonefield Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Alstonefield

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Situated on the edge of the beautiful village of Alstonefield within the Peak District National Park, The Old Shippon lies behind the owners' property, with extensive views in all directions and footpaths that begin as you step out of the front gate. In its earlier life …see more

from $90 / night

$608 / week

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Vacation cottage in Youlgreave

Bakewell / Youlgreave

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Apple Tree Cottage is in a lovely position close to the centre of Youlgrave and conveniently located for the village amenities. This beautiful cottage has been completely renovated to an exceptionally high standard with all accommodation arranged at ground level. The …see more

from $64 / night

$340 - $717 / week

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Hayfield Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Hayfield

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This delightful end-of-terrace cottage is located in Little Hayfield on the edge of the Peak District National Park with stunning views of Lantern Pike Hill and is close to the renowned Lantern Pike Inn. It is perfect for families or groups of friends who want to explor …see more

Certificate of Excellence

from $111 / night

$628 - $1096 / week

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Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Tideswell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Cross View is an attractive, comfortably modernised cottage, which accommodates up to 6 people. It comprises a spacious lounge-dining room, well-equipped kitchen-breakfast room, two large bedrooms, bathroom, conservatory and garden. The lounge has exposed beams and an …see more

Certificate of Excellence

from $86 / night

$423 - $615 / week

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Vacation home rental

Peak District National Park / Chelmorton

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Jolly Field Farm is the perfect getaway! Ideally suited to family gatherings, larger groups wanting to enjoy the stunning Peak District. Large farmhouse kitchen with cosy Aga, polished wooden floors, beamed ceilings, and log burner. There's a games room downstairs for w …see more

from $13 / night

$1344 - $3200 / week

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Vacation cottage in Tideswell

Peak District National Park / Tideswell

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
New for March 2016, Bowler's Cottage is a brand new pet friendly property, a stone's throw away from the many village amenites that the village of Tideswell has to offer, only a short level walk to local shops, pubs and restaurants. Open fields and countryside walking a …see more

Certificate of Excellence

from $172 / night

$889 - $1524 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Millers Dale

Peak District National Park / Millers Dale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
In an elevated farm location where Monks Dale meets Millers Dale within a consevation area of outstanding natural beauty, on a hillside overlooking the River Wye in the heart of the National Park, this lovingly restored limestone cottage is a spacious ground level haven …see more

from $116 / night

$365 - $551 / week

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Cottage rental in Winster

Peak District National Park / Winster

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A beautiful spacious stone built detached house dating back to the early 1800's that sleeps 2 to a max of 7 people. The cottage is situated at the edge of the picturesque Peak District village of Winster close to Bakewell and Matlock. Ivy Cottage is a award winning ho …see more

from $95 / night

$442 - $1530 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Bamford

Hope Valley / Bamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Luxury apartment in the former Pump House of Ladybower Reservoir, Upper Derwent Valley. Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, one ensuite with a further bathroom. Both bedrooms can be arranged as superking or twin. Travel cot and high chair available on request, Towels, bed linen an …see more

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from $121 / night

$540 - $1004 / week

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Cottage accommodation in Alstonefield

Peak District National Park / Alstonefield

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Hay Barn dates from 1870 and is located just outside the picturesque village of Alstonefield, within the beautiful Peak District National Park and provides a peaceful country retreat enabling walking and cycling from the doorstep. The property is tastefully furnish …see more

from $128 / night

$544 - $890 / week

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Vacation home in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
**Weekend and mid week breaks available ** **Taking bookings for summer breaks - treat yourself to a summer retreat in the glorious Peak District ** Jonas house a cosy spot of luxury in the picturesque Peak District village of Eyam. Originally built in the 16th centur …see more

from $96 / night

$667 - $953 / week

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Vacation cottage in Hathersage

Hope Valley / Hathersage

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Car not necessary
Luxurious renovated detached barn in a fantastic location -quiet hamlet called Leadmill in Hathersage with secure off road parking. Old Country Inn just 2 minutes walk away. Pond View Cottage has its own unique pond side location. It is situated next to a working trout …see more

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from $63 / night

$448 - $602 / week

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Ashford-in-the-Water Vacation cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, previously part of the Chatsworth estate. Townend Cottage overlooks the peaceful,unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from …see more

from $58 / night

$417 - $608 / week

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Alstonefield Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Alstonefield

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Bankside Cottage is a unique, quaint cottage set in the hamlet of Milldale, in the heart of Dovedale. This detached idyllic stone cottage provides accommodation for up to four adults and two children (six guests altogether) the cottage is tastefully decorated well equip …see more

from $83 / night

$699 - $1328 / week

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Hartington Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Hartington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
The Hay Store is one of seven non-smoking and pet free holiday lets at Cotterill Farm. This letting is situated on the first floor of a converted barn,above the milking parlour, From the outside stone steps leading to the entrance door , there are some wonderful vi …see more

from $64 / night

$384 - $679 / week

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Vacation cottage in Ashford-in-the-Water

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Keepers Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century former barn previously part of the Chatsworth Estate. Keepers Cottage overlooks the peaceful, unspoilt Peak District ; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from the bustling market town of Bakewell, the …see more

from $58 / night

$417 - $608 / week

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Vacation cottage in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beech Cottage and Birch Cottage are self catering holiday cottages, centrally located in the heart of the picturesque village of Hartington, which is an ideal base from which to explore the Peak District National Park. The self catering holiday cottages are approximate …see more

from $58 / night

$398 - $764 / week

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Vacation home in Castleton

Hope Valley / Castleton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Dale Cottage is a self catering cottage nestling in the picturesque Peak District village of Castleton. This former miners cottage boasts views of the market place and surrounding countryside. The perfect location for walking, climbing, caving, mountain biking or simply …see more

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from $84 / night

$512 - $960 / week

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Longnor Vacation apartment rental

Peak District National Park / Longnor

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
Spacious, airy apartment for 2 in a Grade II listed building in the Peak District village of Longnor. Situated on the top floor of a 3 storey building overlooking the cobbled market place of Longnor village, the apartment comprises of spacious double bedroom, bathroom …see more

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from $58 / night

$320 / week

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Log cabins and self catering accommodation in Peak District National Park

Why the Peak District?

Rolling hills rise into striking fells as you enter the hiker's paradise that is the Peak District. Grab your boots, your rucksack and your camera - you'll need them to capture the full beauty of the UK's original national park. Surrounded by Derbyshire countryside, historic villages and stately homes, you'll find it easy to unwind and forget about the outside world.

Accommodation in rural Derbyshire ranges from idyllic stone cottages hidden in the fells to small town apartments and even a whole village pub. Whether you're going back to basics or want all the home comforts, holiday rentals in the Peak District will provide.

National treasures

On the eastern fringes of the Peak District sits the magnificent Chatsworth House, home to the Cavendish family since 1549. Luckily, the doors to this stately home - the set for Pride & Prejudice and Death Comes to Pemberley - are open to the public. In addition to lavish classical architecture, Chatsworth contains a collection of sculpture and artwork spanning some 4,000 years. The maze in the grounds is always a hit with children unimpressed by Rembrandt.

Stepping further back in time, Haddon Hall, seat of the Duke of Rutland, dates from the 11th century. As at Chatsworth House, filmmakers have scrambled to capitalise on its beauty: alongside numerous period dramas, Haddon became Prince Humperdinck's castle for The Princess Bride. It's a fortified manor rather than a true castle, but it's a great day out by any definition.

Take a hike

The Peak District lies at the southern tip of the Pennine Hills, famed for their outstanding beauty and accessible trails. There's nothing to stop you getting out there and enjoying nature. The ridge walk from Mam Tor to Losehill is a favourite among hikers, taking the highest route through the northern Peak District. There is no better view to be found.

A more gentle, but equally pretty, route takes the explorer through Dovedale National Nature Reserve and along the River Dove (and its infamous stepping stones). There's a small car parking charge, and it's best to arrive early, but it's one of the finest valley walks in the country.
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