In Cottages

Upon hearing the words ‘cottage in the Peak District’, a certain mental image springs to mind. This daydream often involves cosy evenings inside rustic stone exteriors, wooden beams and dinners in a country kitchen. Within this dream-world you’ll naturally place yourself on a sofa by the fire, glass of wine in hand, soaking up the peacefulness of the countryside, having had a great hike earlier that day - We’ve all been there...

Below you can find our tempting list of the top ten self-catering cottages in Derbyshire and the Peak District, so you can start to plan your next relaxing holiday:


1 – Croft View Cottage

Hidden in the quiet Derbyshire Peak District village of Foolow, Croft View Cottage is as cosy as your countryside cottage dreams could be. There’s character in every nook and cranny, and the log burning stove and beautiful stone fireplaces make it the perfect place for a family holiday, a break with friends or simply a relaxed couples’ retreat!


2 – Church Farm Holiday Cottages

These two wonderful and freshly refurbished cottages are brimming with four star luxury and character. Located in Alsop-en-le-dale, near the Derbyshire Market Town of Ashbourne, a great location to explore the Peak District by foot or by bike. Even better still, these cottages are both certified walker and cyclist welcome. The quaint cobbled farm yard is perfect to for relaxing in the warm Summer evenings, too! 


3 – The Byre & Hayloft

 Nestled between the famous market towns of Buxton and Bakewell, these converted farm buildings are perfect for a countryside retreat - some of the best bits of The Byre & Hayloft include a log-burning fire and the fact that you can even bring well-behaved pets along too!


4 – Weathericks & Bradstone

This place has it all, cosy fires, wooden beams, cosy sofas and big country kitchens. It’s the perfect cottage to soak up all the peacefulness of Derbyshire. These cottages come with a great outdoor space, perfect for al-fresco dining, and there’s even a games room too – something for all the seasons!


5 – Oaker Farm Cottages

Converted from farm buildings and a dairy, these fantastic cottages are located in some of the best landscape in the Peak District - right at the foot of Lose Hill, in the picturesque Hope Valley.

If your ideal holiday includes enjoying a Peak District hike straight from your doorstep and coming home to a cosy cottage complete with wood-burning stove, Oaker Farm Cottages is surely the place for you…


6 – Old Granary & Shepherd’s Huts

This cottage encapsulates countryside living perfectly. This Grade II listed building was once a grain store, and comes with the most wonderful rustic-chic kitchen, exposed beams and stylish bedrooms. Couple this charming flair with and an outdoor hot-tub overlooking amazing Derbyshire countryside, and you’ve got yourself a self-catering holiday in the Peak District that everyone’ll be jealous of.


7 – Church Farm & Ancestral Barn

Dovedale is one of those parts of the Peak District that you can’t help but completely fall in love with, so staying in a Grade II gold award-winning cottage located on a tranquil Dovedale farm sounds pretty enamouring, right?

Church Farm & Ancestral Barn comes with wonderful views, an open fire and a roll-top bath – heaven!


8 – Greenhouse Farm Cottage

Located in the Staffordshire Peak District, Greenhouse Farm is the perfect Peak District cottage place for a relaxing countryside break. This 18th century cottage, once cart shed to the farm, is bursting with original charm, boasting everything from stone walls to beamed ceilings.

There’re some wonderful walks straight from your doorstep too, including the climbing heaven that are The Roaches.


9-Roaches Holiday Cottages

This cottage sits beneath Hen Cloud, part of the Staffordshire Peak District’s gem, The Roaches. This means it's 300 metres above sea-level so you’ll get the freshest of fresh air!

The famous spa town of Buxton is just nine miles away, so a great spot for dinner or cocktails after a day spent exploring the countryside.

This was written as an advertorial for Croft View Cottage – stars ratings are awarded by Visit England.

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