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The UK’s Peak District National Park stretches from the town of Macclesfield in the east to the borders of Sheffield in the west, and it’s nearly 1,500 square kilometres of pure, unadulterated beauty. The choice of holiday rentals is outstanding. Look at the town of Buxton for historical interest and the mineral waters which are sent all over the world. The quintessentially English village of Hartington is an architectural delight, or wake to the sound of the countryside in pretty Edale.The best of English holiday homes in the Peak District
Seek out old farmhouses which have now been converted to appealing holiday rentals, built from the traditional Peak District stone and surrounded by a riot of colourful flowers. Peak District holiday lettings overlook incredible countryside, in this protected area of natural beauty. Relax in outdoor spaces and attractive gardens to enjoy a family meal while soaking in the sights, sounds and floral scents of your beautiful surroundings. Whichever Peak District holiday letting you choose, you’re in for a real treat!
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The area and getting around
Located between the major UK cities of Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, the Peak District is easily reached from all areas of the UK. Packed with dramatic moorland, soaring hills, exquisite country estates and traditional British villages, it is the perfect location for those who are looking for a break in the peace and tranquillity of nature whilst also looking to have fun and adventurous days out.Adventure or relaxation? The choice is yours!
For those looking for fun and challenging adrenaline-fuelled days, look no further than the Peak District! Go rock climbing in some of the UK’s most stunning surroundings, and atop a high cliff, survey all that is below. Or take the route into the cliff and explore Pooles Cavern with its crystal stalactites created over millions of years. For a more relaxing day, stroll through the house and gardens of Renishaw Hall, a grand residence overlooking an impressive lake with a spectacular fountain. If you love the outdoors, the Peak District is the ideal holiday destination for you!
Travellers and activities
The hiking routes in the Peak District are nothing short of spectacular. Look for local free maps available in the town or village that you’re staying in. Expect walks alongside bubbling streams, across wild moorland, down historic towpaths and near striking cliffs. See some of the UK’s wild and exciting countryside and get close to our fauna and flora. Stop at a welcoming pub en route and enjoy a pie and a pint – or whatever your tipple of choice is – typical Peak District fayre that is both nourishing and delicious!The Peak District for adrenaline seekers
The natural landscape of the Peak District makes it the perfect location for a wide range of outdoor adrenaline sports. Take hang gliding and paragliding, for instance. Peak Hang Gliding near Leek will meet you at a variety of amazing locations in the area, and get you flying over the landscape in no time, and Parapente Paragliding School will get you floating under canvas – bliss! If you want to keep your feet on some ground – if not the ground, maybe rock climbing is your sport and climbing in the Peak District is challenging and invigorating!
The Peak District is famous for its beautiful caves, which were used as homes by people until 1910!
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Soar high above the peaks in the cable car from the village of Matlock Bath, then explore the attractions at the top, from a tour of a cavern and mine to the historic park and gardens.2. Explore the delights of Chatsworth House
This important stately home now gives us an insight into how the British upper classes lived with its extraordinary house and delightful gardens, fountains and sculptures.3. Step back in time at the Crich Tramway Village
Ride the trams all day long and be transported back in time in the period village. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant and watch the WW2 reenactments of the Home Front service.4. Taste the original Bakewell Pudding in Bakewell
Available nowhere else in the world, freshly baked Bakewell Puddings are unique to the town of Bakewell. Different to the better-known Bakewell Tart, they are a delicacy that must not be missed!5. Laugh and scream on the incredible roller coasters at Alton Towers
Featuring some of the world’s most extreme coasters, the Alton Towers theme park and resort is a must-visit for those who like a good coaster! There’s plenty here for the whole family though, with CBeebies Land for the tiny ones, and the beautiful Alton Towers gardens for those seeking more tranquil environs.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Peak District
The Peak District is one of the most expensive destinations in the United Kingdom! The price of a holiday rental is around £146.92 per night.
Those who want to save as much as possible should travel to the Peak District in March, January, and February the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £122.35, £128.91, and £130.49 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in the Peak District, the most expensive months are, in descending order, October, November and December with average prices per night of £196, £161.69, and £158.22, respectively.
In order to not have problems finding accommodation in the Peak District, we recommend you to think ahead, as 76% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
In 2019, the months with the largest number of available properties in the Peak District were May, April, and January with average availabilities of 50.6%, 45.25% and 38.5%, respectively.
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in the Peak District are, in order, August (with 2.8% of available rentals), September (3%), and October (11.6%).
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