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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in the High Peak District, Derbyshire your home away from home

The High Peak District is in the far northwest of Derbyshire, bordered by the Derbyshire Dales, Cheshire and South Yorkshire. It is an area of superb natural beauty and is ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday whilst enjoying walking and outdoor pursuits. The lovely town of Buxton is the main town in the High Peak. The plateau of Kinder Scout and impressive Winnatt's Pass are just some of the natural highlights close to your High Peak District holiday home.

Things to Do in the High Peak District, Derbyshire Hill Walking and Outdoor Activities

Bleaklow and the Eastern Moors are ideal for solitary moorland walks on top of the world with just grouse and sheep for company. The wild and rugged landscape is also popular for mountain biking and caving. The many reservoirs and rivers offer water sports such as sailing, kayaking and white water rafting as well as fishing. Golf

During the summer Buxton's two golf clubs draw many keen golfers to play in the fresh air and beautiful countryside. The Cavendish Golf Club and the Buxton and High Peak Golf Club offer challenging golf courses and are open to visitors.

Explore the Caves

The area around Castleton is one of the few places where the rare Blue John stone can be found. Several caves offer guided tours to see the highlights of the caverns including underground lakes, stalactites and stalagmites.

Places to Visit Near the High Peak District, Derbyshire

Castleton

The charming town of Castleton straddles the main street beneath the shadow of a ruined castle. There are many craft and gift shops along with tea rooms in this delightful village and the famous Blue John caverns are close by. Buxton

Buxton is the highest market town in England and is the ""Gateway to the Peak District"". The town has plenty of shops, cafés and banks along its traffic-free shopping. Buxton is a spa town and the famous Buxton Mineral Waters can be tasted at the spring of St Ann's Well opposite the Crescent. The town has some grand buildings including the domed Devonshire Royal Hospital, now part of the University of Derby, the Opera House and the Railway Station designed by Joseph Paxton.

Weather in the High Peak District, Derbyshire

The High Peak District has cold winters due to its altitude and snow can be experienced for several months of the year. Temperatures in August average 20°C (68°F) and the area has moderate rainfall particularly in the autumn.

Travel to the High Peak District, Derbyshire

The nearest airport to the High Peak District is Manchester Airport which is just 17 miles (28km) from the centre of Buxton. A hire car will be required to explore the High Peak District or use the excellent bus system which is available around the High Peak area. Trains frequently run to Buxton from all over the country and offer an easy way to reach the High Peak.

The High Peak District is easily reached by car via the M1 to the east or the M6 to the west and then follow the local roads through beautiful hilltop scenery to your High Peak district holiday home.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (8 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Barn #6865410
    8
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (5 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 2
      Cottage #6503329
      5
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (18 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #6745508
        18
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
          (13 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #1872128
          13
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            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (17 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 7
            House #464102
            17
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              Exceptional! 5/5
              (31 reviews)
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              • 6 BR
              • 6 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 16
              House #8130794
              31
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (15 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #8085504
                15
                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (18 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1853612
                  18
                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (4 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Farmhouse #884523
                    4
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #8158894
                      8
                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (7 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Barn #6847296
                        7
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #6831279
                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (17 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #8104300
                            17
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                              Very Good! 4.2/5
                              (5 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              House #8158494
                              5
                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8164256
                                7
                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  Bungalow #6879634
                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (6 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #884518
                                    6
                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (14 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #8115949
                                      14
                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (6 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8164256
                                        6
                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1965936
                                            Very Good! 4/5
                                            (2 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #6831275
                                            2
                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Cottage #1968819
                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #1906590
                                                1
                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8133248
                                                  1
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    House #6513282
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Cottage #6796903
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Cottage #8142055
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #6831284
                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Cottage #6719922
                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Apartment #8132911
                                                              1
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Cottage #1967663
                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Cottage #1964429
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #1858203
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #6500400
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #6831297
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Barn #6829620
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Apartment #1965075
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #1862653
                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                                                House #1056268
                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Cottage #6772204
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #1969443
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #1980672
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #1966322
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #1964329
                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #1967450
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cottage #1963664
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Cottage #1969945
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #1969726
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #1963604
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #1963771
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Clean and well situated with friendly owners. Very welcoming to dogs

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely clean accomodation and well provisioned. Friendly owners who were there if needed but didn't intrude. Ideal for dogs with a doggy welcome pack on arrival and a lovely park nearby. Great walks and take a quick trip into New Mills to discover the Torr. We really enjoyed our time here
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just spent a week at the cottage. It was cozy and well kitted out with everything we could want. Great walks right from cottage and the village of Hayfield was lovely.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017