Enjoy the Summer Holidays

Peak Holidays Summer DealWe have a few dates left now for the school holidays, so why not enjoy your summer holidays in the Peak District?

Whatever your tastes and interests, Peak Holidays have a selection of holiday cottages which provide easy access to all of the Peak District. Choose a relaxing break or explore the numerous local attractions with family or friends, or for the thrill-seekers enjoy an activity holiday – walking, cycling, sailing, water-sports, horse riding, climbing – the options are endless.

And, why not get a last minute deal at the same time – get 20% off selected cottages for holidays taken before 31st August 2023. To claim your discount, book online and put the code for your chosen cottage in the booking page, and 20% will automatically be taken off the total, for any of the cottages listed below.

Rock Lodge Farm, Priestcliffe in the Peak DistrictRock Lodge Farm:  Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms.  Rock Lodge Farm is located in the rural hamlet of Priestcliffe,  and is the ideal holiday location for larger families or groups meeting up ……. Code: RLFP23


Brew House, Bakewell - OutsideBrew House Bakewell:  Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Located a short walk from the centre of Bakewell, this spacious ‘upside down’ family cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and private parking …… Code: BHB23


Candle House, Winster: Sleeps 6 in  3 bedrooms. This spacious cottage located in a quiet lane the village of Winster, surrounded by beautiful countryside, with a local pub a short walk ….. … Code: CHW23


Church Corner Cottage, Youlgrave, Peak District HolidayChurch Corner Cottage, Youlgrave: Sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms. This 17th century Grade II listed cottage located in the heart of the thriving village of Youlgrave, surrounded by beautiful countryside, near Bakewell………Code: CC23


Bridge Cottage, Castleton, Peak District HolidayBridge Cottage Castleton: Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Located in the heart of the thriving village of Castleton and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Bridge Cottage, has been lovingly renovated to maintain the character ……….  Code: BCC23



Anne Cottage, Bakewell: Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. This cosy family cottage is located near the centre of Bakewell, retains lots of character, exposed beams and modern home comforts ……..Code: ACB23


Cherry Cottage, Youlgrave, Peak District HolidayCherry Cottage, Youlgrave: Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. This cosy cottage is full of character and located in a quiet lane near the River Bradford in the thriving village of Youlgrave,  with shops and local pubs nearby and just a few miles from Bakewell ……..Code: CCY23

Sandy’s Barn, Foolow: Sleeps 2 in  1 bedroom. This cosy & compact cottage located in the heart of the village of Foolow, surrounded by beautiful countryside, with a local pub a short walk from the cottage …..Code: SBF23


Joiners Cottage, Ashford in the Water, Peak District HolidayJoiners Cottage, Ashford in the Water:  Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom. This 300 year-old stone cottage is full of character and extremely well-furnished throughout, is just a short stroll from the famous  Sheepwash bridge in the village of Ashford in the Water ……Code: JC23



Staycations are advertised everywhere – are they a new thing?

Peak District Staycation with Peak Holidays

A staycation, in fact, isn’t a new thing. The word can be traced back to 1944, when an advert for beer encouraged readers to help the war effort by tending to their victory gardens, writing to soldiers on the front and: “Take a Stay-cation instead of a Va-cation, this year. Trains and buses are crowded. Gasoline and tyres must still be conserved.”

Since the pandemic, in which foreign travel has ranged from discouraged to impossible, ‘staycation’ has become a buzzword that’s used to promote any holiday that isn’t abroad. But call it what you like – staycation, holiday, vacation, break, leave, respite, honeymoon, time off  –  now is the time to think about visiting the Derbyshire Peak District…… you could say, take a Peak Staycation. Or how about #PeakStaycation ?

Travelling to a destination in the UK means you’re only a few hours away – 50m people live within 4 hours of the Peak District – you can just pack up the car and head off on an adventure. There’s no waiting around for hours to check in and board that plane.

Whatever your tastes and interests, Peak Holidays have a selection of holiday cottages which provide easy access to all of the Peak District. Choose a relaxing break or explore the numerous local attractions with family or friends, or for the thrill-seekers enjoy an activity holiday – walking, cycling, sailing, water-sports, horse riding, climbing – the options are endless.

Discover our Peak District Holiday Cottages  >>>>

Peak Holidays are local – based in Bakewell & Sheffield, truly independent – we have no affiliations with any of the national providers, and experienced – we have been in business for 25 years.

Our Twelve Days of Christmas

You do know it’s nearly Christmas? And you’re heading to the wonderful Peak District  for a cosy cottage holiday?

Well then, it’s time to turn that frown upside down and get into the Christmas spirit with a little help from Peak Holidays. It’s all jingle bells and Ho-ho-hos from here on in with our Twelve Days of Christmas.

Twelve days of Christmas

Day One: Turn up those classic Christmas tunes. Whether Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ or ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ by Slade, get those Christmas songs playing in the car on your way to the Peak District.

Day Two: It’s time to decorate!  If you’re spending Christmas Day in one of our cosy cottages, you can check with us to see if there will be a tree and decorations provided, but if not, why not get creative and head out outside, gather up some of nature’s finest and ‘deck the halls with boughs of holly’.

Day Three: Get baking! Dig out the Christmas recipes and start making your very own selection of treats. When you book a self-catering holiday cottage with Peak Holidays, you’ll be able to explore the local farmers’ markets and artisan stores for local ingredients.

Day Four: Gather in the logs and kindling and get the home fire roaring. When it’s cold outside there’s nothing more inviting than the warm glow of a real fire. The majority of our holiday cottages have a real fire or log burner and we include a pack of logs to get you started.

Day Five: It’s time to rekindle those old family rivalries. With the nights drawn in and the weather wet and wild, why not round off the evening with a board game, a jigsaw or a good old fashioned game of charades. Our cottages have good sized living areas, so you can all gather together comfortably.

Day Six: Join the locals and pop along to the village carol singing service or local pantomime. Many of our cottages are in small villages where the gentle pace of life often revolves around the friendly local pub and the seasonal celebrations at the parish church.

Day Seven: Enjoy a festive tipple to get you into the Christmas spirit. Whether you fancy a hot ladle-full of spiced mulled wine or one of our locally brewed beers, a little Yuletide libation is sure to sweeten the mood and have you puckering up under the mistletoe in one of the village locals.

Day Eight: How about a cheery Christmas film to fill you with those warm, fuzzy, festive feelings.  Most of our cottages have a DVD player or a smart TV so you can log into your favourite streaming service.

Day Nine: Embrace the great outdoors with a revitalising winter stroll. When you book a stay with Peak Holidays, you’ll be surrounded by some of the UK’s most celebrated countryside walks. It’s time to round up the family, wrap up warm, and follow the tracks and trails.

Day Ten: Christmas is a time for giving. If you’re racking your brains for gift ideas, look at the many special Christmas markets across the Peak District. Picking out that special something for that special someone is sure to capture the Christmas mood.Santa Paws

Day Eleven: Don’t forget Santa Paws. Most of our cottages are dog friendly but remember to bring everything you need to keep your furry friend safe and comfortable this Christmas.

Day Twelve: Any finally, nothing will put a smile on your face than catching up with old friends and spending precious time with your loved ones. For many of us, this is what Christmas is all about, especially after all the recent COVID restrictions. The Peak District’s central location makes getting together that bit easier for everyone to spend quality time with family and friends.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas from Peak Holidays!


We’re Good to Go!

VisitEngland in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has today launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening.

The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses can demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and checked that they have the required processes in place……and Peak Holidays now have a certificate to prove it!


Special Offer – 4 nights for the price of 3

Great deals from Peak HolidaysIs 3 nights ever enough to explore the wonderful Peak District?

Well, our Peak Holidays special offer may help a little bit – though we do still have longer holidays available – take a look at our cottages.

If you take a 3 night stay with us during June or July 2017, you can stay an extra night free. Quote 443@2017 when booking.

All our cottages are available throughout the year and we will always be flexible wherever we can to accommodate the start date and length of holiday you prefer.  Pets are welcome at all our cottages at no extra cost. There are no additional charges – the price you see advertised is the price you pay.