From glamping pods to cosy cottages with epic views, the Peak District & Derbyshire boasts plenty of places to enjoy time off the beaten track. Relax, unwind and reconnect with the great outdoors at these off-the-beaten path accommodation choices, and enjoy the ultimate rural getaway.

Please note: Overnight stays for holiday purposes aren't permitted until 12 April (restricted to one household only). 


1. Dovestone Holiday Park, Greenfield


Nestled at the northern end of the Peak District National Park, Dovestone is a true rural retreat. Just three miles from the Pennine Way long-distance walking route, and at the foot of the picturesque Dovestone Reservoir, it's the perfect place to get back to nature. Relax in luxury in the 2 bedroom lodges, soak up the stunning moorland scenery and spend your day walking, cycling, sailing, fishing and bird watching; with the bright lights of Manchester just 30 minutes away by train.


2. Scaldersitch Farm Boutique Camping, near Hartington


Ever wanted to stay in a boutique tipi complete with hot tub, log burner and cosy sheepskin rugs? Of course! In a peaceful spot just outside the idyllic village of Hartington, surrounded by stunning countryside, Scaldersitch Farm boasts footpaths from the gate into some of the most glorious parts of the Peak District. Spend the night in quirky accommodation designed to work in harmony with the landscape, offering a choice of yurts and tipi accommodation all with wood burning stoves to keep you cosy whatever the weather.


3. Peak View Shepherd Huts, Glossop


Up in the northern reaches of the Peak District, where wild moors and dramatic ridges abound, these gorgeous shepherds huts offer the ultimate chance to unwind. A mile north of Glossop, in a pretty paddock area, Peak View Shepherd Huts combines four generously sized huts with far-reaching hills-and-reservoir views. Better still, your next-door neighbours are a herd of alpacas!


4. Mulino Pods, Ashbourne


Escape to the peace and quiet of a rural farm at these secluded glamping pods which boast amazing views over the valley towards Carsington Water. With plenty of walking and cycle routes on the doorstep, pods include The Bluebell and Damson Pods which are perfect for couples, whilst the larger Lavender Pod has a double bed and bunk beds that are great for familities. Two pods are dog-friendly and all include electric sockets, a fridge, kettle, toaster, crockery and even tea, coffee and sugar for a brew with a view! At night, relax under the stars whilst toasting marshmallows on the fire pit.



5. The Byre and Hayloft, Flagg


Midway between the charming market towns of Buxton and Bakewell, the location of these charming cottages is perfect for a quiet break "away from it all". Each cottage - converted from original farm buildings - sleeps four people and has  own unique features topped off by magnificent views. Little luxuries include eco-friendly under floor heating, high speed WiFi and log burners providing the perfect cosy surroundings for your holiday.


6. Bolehill Farm Cottages, near Bakewell


This former farm feels beautifully isolated, with green fields and drystone walls stretching for miles in all directions, but Bakewell is less than 10 minutes’ drive away. Bolehill Farm Cottages has eight child- and dog-friendly properties set around a central courtyard. Each stone-built cottage sleeps two, four or five people, and all share communal facilities including a laundry, barbecue area and games room.


7. Stainsborough Hall Holiday Cottages, Carsington


Stainsborough Hall and its five independent holiday cottages provide a beautiful base for an idyllic, pet-friendly, country getaway for the whole family. Located on the shores of Carsington Water, with direct access to the traffic-free trail around the reservoir, the cottages are set in a stunning rural and remote location, yet local attractions such as the Heights of Abraham, Matlock and Ashbourne are all within a 10 minute drive. There are 5 idyllic independent cottages to choose from with 2 or 3 bedrooms, whilst we main house is set apart from the cottages and is available for reservations of up to 20 people.


8. Haddon Grove Farm Cottages, Over Haddon


Beautifully restored and surrounding tree-lit courtyards, these characterful cottages can sleep up to a total of 51 guests. You can enjoy use of an indoor heated pool, games room, play park and sports field and BBQ facilities, making it a great place to stay for group or family reunions and special celebrations. 


9. Hoe Grange Holidays, near Brassington


Fancy a back-to-nature escape? This working farm in between Matlock and Ashbourne is hot on all things eco-friendly and accessible. Hoe Grange Holiday's log cabins are fully adapted for wheelchair users and their glamping pods have heating and light powered by their own renewable energy source, plus water from an on-site borehole. They're also in a prime spot for walking and cycling, with electric off-road wheelchairs for hire and on-site stabling so you can take your horse on holiday too!

Looking for more accommodation? View places to stay in the Peak District & Derbyshire.

Know Before You GoAlways plan your trip in advance. Park only in designated areas and if an area is busy when you arrive, consider an alternative, quiter destination. Ensure your visit is in line with the latest Goverment guidelines and always Respect, Protect and Enjoy the area by following our visitor charter and staying #PeakDistrictProud

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