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Peak District Holiday Cottages

The exterior of Rowthorne Lodge, Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire  © Mike Henton

The exterior of Rowthorne Lodge, Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire © Mike Henton

Peak District holiday cottages bring you one step closer to miraculous freedom, vast open spaces and phenomenal craggy terrain that is awaiting exploration. National Trust cottages present a perfect opportunity to get outdoors and stomp around the Peak District. 

Our holiday cottages in the Peak District are an idyllic escape for any family holiday or weekend getaway, with plenty to do in the Peak District National Park and the diverse British landscape and scenery is some of the finest in the UK.

The Peak District was named the first official National Park in Britain in 1951 and we are delighted to offer holiday cottages in one of the most beautiful parts of mainland England. The Park covers a total of 555 square miles, extending through many county boundaries including Derbyshire, Cheshire, and South and West Yorkshire. The Peak District National Park is the fifth largest in the United Kingdom and 12% of the Park is owned by the Trust.

The Peak District has been popular with some of the Nation’s most famed literature influencers. Key scenes from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice were set here, along with the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the White Edge Moor has been prominent in Jane Eyre adaptations.

The Trust have a special selection of holiday cottages in the Peak District, with havens of vivid greens, fantastic verges and sterling stretches of rivers, which attract millions of visitors a year to one of the country’s most beloved getaway spots. 

With plenty of idyllic holiday cottages in the Peak District ready to be enjoyed, Trust cottages allow you to escape the city and relax in peaceful, rural England. An abundance of wildlife and nature surrounds the Peak District and the artistic landscape goes unrivaled.

Become immersed in tranquillity with White Edge Lodge, the former gamekeeper’s cottage, where many of the original interior features still intact. This location offers some sublime walks, and within close proximity of the Derwent Valley and the Dark Peak. You best bring your hiking boots!

The Grade I listed property, Norbury Manor, is an elegant abode that boasts a charming character and comes complete with a medieval knot garden, and space for 10 makes this holiday cottage perfect for a large family trip. This historic house has bellowing views of the Peak District and is a popular choice for walking the White Peak nearby.

The Peak District is also a heavenly destination for a romantic getaway. Perfect for two, the cute Rowthorne Lodge is cosy and this cottage is sweetly secluded on the edge of Hardwick Hall Estate. The former gatehouse is a walker’s dream holiday cottage and there are plenty of grand houses in the grounds waiting to be viewed.

Perfect for both couples and families, Darfar is neatly located on the banks of the River Manifold. The novelty feature to this holiday cottage is the special wood burner, making those cooler evenings something to look forward to after a leisurely day of exploring the National Park.

There is a hard-surface cycle way on your doorstep and the Peak District has many a cycle route, ranging from easy to daredevil, including Duke’s Drive, Win Hill, White Edge Loop and Dark Peak Edale Valley. Continuing down the adventure route, the picturesque Peak District cottage Rowthorne Lodge is not far from the thrills of Alton Towers and is surrounded by an abundance of peaceful environments thriving with wildlife.

Located in the heart of the grounds of Hardwick Hall is the former brewhouse 6 High Hazels and this luxury house is ever so spacious. Calling out for family and friends to fill its grand rooms, the abode caters for 12. You will even have out of access hours to the Estate’s gardens so you explore them at your leisure.

The Peak District is famous for some of the country’s finest walks. The National Park is home to plenty of exquisite walking trails, so you can spend all day exploring the rugged terrain, experiencing adventure and discovering some of the hidden gems in the heart of the valleys.

Forming the southern segment of the Pennines, the Peak District features one of the country’s oldest walks, Pennine Way, totalling 267 miles. The Derwent Valley walk runs alongside the Ladybower Reservoir, across an endless supply of fields and through densely populated woodlands before emerging atop the moors rewarding you with impressive spanning views over the valley and Dark Peak.

On the southern side of the Dark Peak sits Mam Tor, which translates into ‘Mother Hill’ and reaches over 1,600 feet. The panoramic views will not disappoint, with incredible scenes over the Edale Valley, Kinder Scout and Derwent Moors.

Why choose a holiday cottage in the Peak District?

Holiday cottages from the Trust are ideal for couples, families or friends and you can enjoy a trip to some truly unbelievable locations where you can explore the exciting terrain and rugged landscapes of the Peak District for some much needed time away.

Our Peak District holiday cottages are on land owned or managed by the National Trust. Every time you stay with the Trust, the proceeds go directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes, so you can continue to enjoy our holiday cottages over and over again.

Your contribution is invaluable in helping the Trust continue to protect these areas, grow these special places and bring to you more holiday cottages.

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  • The exterior of Heath End Lodge, Ticknall, Derbyshire. © Mike Henton

    Heath End Lodge

    Ashby de la Zouch , Leicestershire

    A former gatehouse to Calke Abbey this cottage now stands in a peaceful backwater.

  • The exterior of White Edge Lodge, nr Sheffield, Derbyshire © Mike Henton

    White Edge Lodge

    nr Sheffield , Derbyshire

    A wonderful location for an interesting and historic cottage with open views.

  • The exterior of 6 High Hazels, nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire © National Trust

    6 High Hazels

    nr Chesterfield , Derbyshire

    One of two holiday cottages standing at the heart of Hardwick Hall Estate.

  • Front side exterior of East Lodge, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire © Mike Williams

    East Lodge

    Disley, Stockport , Cheshire

    Nestling on the edge of Lyme Park, with views of the Peak District and the medieval red deer herd.

  • The exterior of Norbury Manor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire © Chris Lacey

    Norbury Manor

    Ashbourne , Derbyshire

    Grade I listed manor house overlooking a historical garden.

  • The exterior of Rowthorne Lodge, Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire  © Mike Henton

    Rowthorne Lodge

    nr Chesterfield , Derbyshire

    A romantic gate lodge on the Hardwick Hall Estate.