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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
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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
Apr 24, 2019
Spotlight on Derbyshire and the Peak District
Let us inspire you by giving you a glimpse of what you can expect when staying in this beautiful part of the country. Here we will be putting the spotlight on some of the best places to stay and visit when booking a luxury cottage in Derbyshire and the Peak District
Of course, this area is famed throughout the world for its natural beauty. Dales and moors, rivers and streams, stunning views are all part of the attraction but if you are only staying for a few days or so here are a few pointers as to what we think you should not miss.
Southern Peak District
The Southern part of the Peak District has a multitude of activities for all ages. Perfect for a family getaway or a romantic retreat. Visiting towns such as Castleton or Chatsworth gives one a flavour of English History. Whether walking, cycling or horse riding; the Tissington trail offers the perfect setting.
Delightfully located on the Wye, Bakewell is one of the oldest towns in the UK. So much to see and do in a day this picture box town is a great place to stay and the perfect base from which to explore The Peak District. Find out more about Bakewell
Hartington is what most people would think of when it comes to an idyllic village in the Peak District. Hartington just oozes charm and character and even has a village pond. Vintage adventure trails, walking the Monsal Trail or a visit to Thornbridge Hall Garden; Hartington has a wide selection of activities from which to choose. Where to stay near Hartington
Beautiful walking in one of England's loveliest locations.
Situated in the heart of the Peak District, Edale is at the beginning/end of the most famous walking trek in the UK; The Pennine Way. A small and quaint village - Edale is extremely picturesque, surrounded by mountaintops. Nevertheless, the town is very well placed. On the railway line from Manchester to Sheffield, the town is extremely accessible, perfect for that day getaway. Booking luxury cottages near Edale is an extremely good way to see the Peak District.
‘The Old Nags Head’ - the beginning of the Pennine way is the perfect start to one of the most beautiful walks in England. 268 miles long, the trail runs along the spine of England, starting in The Peak District, stretching up to Yetholm, at the Scottish border. A quarter of a million people go day-walking along the Trail, whilst 12,000 people a year complete the whole trail.
Walk from Edale to Crowden or vice versa to do the first leg of the trail. After which, retreating to luxury cottages near Edale will make for the perfect day out. If you don’t want to walk 16.7 miles, Mam Tor is a very popular walking destination or even Blue John Cavern for a mining tour.
At the tip of Hope Valley, Hathersage has many literary and historical connections. Little John’s resting place, the suspected setting of some of Charlotte Bronte’s novels and North Lees Hall is thought to have been the model for Thornfield Hall in Jane Eyre.
Booking luxury cottages near Hathersage is a great way of seeing some of the fantastic histories the North of England has to offer. Furthermore, the local swimming pool, multiple pubs and cafes provide excellent respite from a day on the moor.
A Beautiful Town with a hidden Past.
Whilst today Eyam is a thriving and beautiful village in the Peak District, centuries ago, it was the location of the first bubonic plague victim in the UK. Borne from rats hidden in the bowels of ships from the Continent; the bubonic plague wiped out a third of the population globally. Fortunately, those days are long gone. Book luxury cottages near Eyam to discover some fascinating history.
Known as ‘Plague Village’, Eyam selflessly shut itself off from the rest of the Uk to prevent the spread of the plague to neighbouring villages. Nowadays, the village is a great tourist destination. Eyam museum, Eyam Hall and a plethora of shops and pubs offer a great day out for anyone in the Peak District.
Centuries-Old; Edensor is a Hidden Treasure in the Heart of the Peak District.
Pronounced ‘Ensor’, the small estate village of Edensor, is set in one of the most beautiful locations in the country in parkland built by the Devonshire family, whose stately home at Chatsworth House is only five minutes away. Booking luxury cottages near Edensor provides amazing access to one of the country’s best AONB.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the village has been re-sited since then. Originally it lay between the river and the road through the Park, when the houses were set out in a straggling line down to the Derwent. Chatsworth House, The Church of St Peter or Edensor Tea Cottage, there is a lot to see and do.
A brisk walk from Edensor leads you to Chatsworth, one of Britain's top ten country houses, with its landscaped gardens and lawns, water features, adventure playground and farmyard, shops, restaurants, cafés and much more.
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