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Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
Aug 15, 2018
The Peaks and Peaks of a glorious National Park
There’s so much to see and do in The Peak District, you’ll need to plan your trip carefully. Here’s our quick guide to just a few things you might like to consider for your luxury cottage holiday in this glorious part of the UK.
Undoubtedly one of the main reasons for visiting the Peak District with some of the best walks in the country. From a peaceful stroll in the countryside to hiking Kinder Scout, the highest peak in the National Park, the Peak District has suitable routes for every ability.
With views that really must be seen to be believed, dramatic landscapes, deep valleys and serene lakes, walking here is an adventure filled with fresh air and nature perfect for recharging those batteries.
The Peak District is an area steeped in history. Whether you choose to visit estates such as the infamous Chatsworth, one of the many National Trust properties such as Eyam Hall or Hardwick Hall, or perhaps the English Heritage castles like Bolsover and Peveril, you’ll be guaranteed a fascinating day out.
Derbyshire is the well-known birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Visit Arkwright's Cromford Mill, part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, where you can to see the world’s first water powered cotton mill.
Food & Drink
All of that walking and sight-seeing can build up a healthy appetite and sampling local produce and food is a must when visiting the Peak District. You’ll be spoilt for choice of where to go with a fantastic range of traditional tea rooms, gastropubs, cosy inns, and first-class restaurants.
Nothing beats a local market for the freshest of produce. Don’t forget to sample the famous Bakewell Pudding, local cheese made in the village of Hartington, or local oatcakes - and see if you can taste the difference between those made in Derbyshire or Staffordshire.
With more and more micro-breweries popping up all over the Peak District you’ll never be too far away from a local ale – or two!
5 Star Cottages in The Peak District
We hope this has whetted your appetite for the area. The next thing on the list is to choose your perfect cottage; luckily, we’re on hand to help!
We have a range of 5 Star Cottages in the Peak District for you to browse through. Check your dates and send our owners an enquiry, who’ll be only too pleased to help with your booking.
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