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Unwind in a Rustic Retreat: The Best Relaxing Holiday Cottages in the Peak District

Escape the daily grind with a Rustic Retreats holiday cottage in the Peak District. Our cosy and charming cottages offer a peaceful and relaxing getaway to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Derbyshire Dales. 

Ideal for a romantic weekend, family vacation or a reunion with friends, our cottages provide the perfect base for exploring the outdoors with plenty of walking, hiking and cycling trails right on your doorstep.

Jack’s cottage

This delightful Peak District holiday cottage can sleep up to four people, featuring a cosy lounge with a woodburner, a well-equipped kitchen and dining room, and two tranquil bedrooms. 

Enjoy beautiful views of Carsington Pastures from the stylish bistro set at the front, or relax in the charming patio garden at the back with a luxury hot tub. 

Brassington, a quiet conservation village with traditional limestone cottages and award-winning pubs, is just a short stroll away, making this cottage an ideal base for exploring the stunning area.

Owslow cottage

Nestled in Owslow Farm, our luxury Peak District cottage offers stunning views of Carsington Waters and can accommodate up to 5 people. 

This 400-year-old cottage seamlessly blends traditional features with modern amenities, including an enclosed courtyard with rattan furniture. Owslow Cottage is ideal for families seeking a relaxing retreat, with sheep and farm animals to feed and a range of activities available for children. 

Take a 15-20 minute walk to the Carsington Reservoir track or visit one of the three local pubs/restaurants just a 20-minute stroll away.

Local amenities

Our rural accommodation is the ideal base for a walking holiday, with easy access to the network of footpaths linking charming villages in the Peak District. 

Matlock (8 miles) and Ashbourne (5 miles) offer additional amenities, while Carsington Water’s Watersports Centre (reachable by car or foot) provides outdoor activities like sailing, boating, windsurfing, and cycling. 

Nearby attractions include Alton Towers, Matlock Farm Park, and historical houses like Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. Cyclists can explore the peaceful country roads and off-road routes, including the Tissington Trail leading to the High Peak Trail in Buxton.

Bring your furry friend

When you choose Rustic Retreats for your luxury holiday accommodation, you have the added benefit of being able to bring along your beloved pet (a small fee may apply). 

You and your furry friend can both enjoy a comfortable and relaxing break in the heart of the beautiful British countryside. Spend your days taking countless walks and exploring the surroundings, and in the evenings, unwind by a cosy firelit pub and let your worries melt away.

With our selection of rural retreats in Derbyshire, you can truly escape from it all and return from your holiday feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle anything.