Of the National Parks in England, the Peak District is the first and thus the oldest.
The Peak District National Park is the second most visited natural area in the world (second only to Mount Fuji) and among the top-recommended locations by Visit England. This makes it the perfect place for some of the UK's best luxury lodges.
Peak District lodges span the spectrum of style, luxury, and amenities. Most have a private hot tub; some are pet-friendly, others are perfect for the entire family, while others are best as a romantic hot tub experience for two.
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Peak District luxury and location are what Hazelhurst Lodges in Ashover is all about.
The grounds are immaculate and include a large, fantastic lake and a view of a few fishing lakes off in the distance. You can enjoy the wonderful countryside views from your hot tub after returning from the scenic walks you will take daily.
The lodges are easily accessible and close to villages for shopping, eating, and drinking.
Hazelhurst Lodges are modern and stylish and are found among the untouched beauty of nature. The lodges sleep 4 to 6 guests, and each differs slightly in decor and styling.
Each lodge has a kitchen and its own private hot tub making them a perfect setting for every family holiday. Be advised, Hazelhurst Lodges are not pet friendly.
Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park in Derbyshire, Peak District, is a perfect, fully-equipped family getaway. Offering both glamping and luxury lodges, you can choose how you want to enjoy the stunning views and relaxing holiday experience.
As with most holiday parks, you won't need to go anywhere else to have all you need. There is an indoor heated swimming pool, mini-marts and shops, dog walking areas, an adventure play area, and much more.
However, if you and your family want more, the fun rides of Alton Towers and Gulliver's Kingdom are less than half an hour away.
For an exciting activity holiday, Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park is the place. And one more thing that makes Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park both unique and special. You can actually buy one of the cottages to have as your own, with prices beginning at £59,995.
The Waterside Lodge is your second home near the small hamlet of Mount Pleasant in Church Broughton of the Peak District.
This self-catering accommodation is planted in the middle of a working farm, offering a fully equipped kitchen and two bedrooms with two bathrooms. It includes its own private hot tub, and there is a lake on the property too.
In the category of luxury log cabins in the Peak District National Park, the Waterside Lodge has been recognised with the Gold Award.
The city life of shopping, restaurants, and pubs is only a couple of miles away but be advised that the property only accepts arrivals on Mondays or Fridays and is not pet friendly.
Kipling Lodge holidays are where luxury and rustic living come together.
Another self-catering option among the Peak District lodges! These have a full kitchen, three spacious bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and a shower room for the entire house to use. There is also a private hot tub.
The nearby town of Leek is packed full of shopping, eating, and pubs and is especially enjoyable for those who love to shop for antiques. Also, the beautiful Manifold Valley is very close and is an amazing location for walking, hiking, and cycling through the countryside.
It's conveniently located near Rudyard Lake for a truly relaxing holiday experience. The lake is a favourite for families as it is perfect for picnics, boating, walking and fishing. There is also a steam railway.
And Kipling Lodge welcomes up to two "well behaved" dogs. Be advised, this is not a lodge for a girls' getaway, as the lodge does not permit "stag, hen or similar and no group/couple bookings under the age of 25".
Landal Sandybrook is a holiday lodge set on the former grounds of a 19th-century manor house in the picturesque market town of Ashbourne.
This is one of the most beautifully styled holiday parks in the southern Peak District and is perfect for the whole family.
There is an indoor heated swimming pool and spa with hot tubs, and it has its own garden area for a relaxing break from life. In addition, the area is full of cycling trails with breathtaking views of the Derbyshire countryside.
A mile away, in the heart of the historic market town, there is fine dining, and everything is within walking distance in the town's centre.
Or, simply come for a romantic break and spend quality time with your significant other among the fine country views of the Derbyshire Dales for a short break from the rest of the world.
Darwin Forest Lodge Holiday is one of the UK's top holiday parks, a Visit England favourite, and among the best luxury self-catering accommodations, you will find. This is a three-time award-winning holiday park:
- In the Visit England Awards for Excellence, it won Gold
- 'Best in Britain' at the Hoseasons Awards
- In the Derbyshire & Peak District Awards, it won Gold
Stay near the high peak of the National Park and its mountains and turn any weekend into a special occasion that you will remember forever.
It's perfect for the entire family or simply some 'you' time. The holiday park offers the Evolution Health and Fitness Centre with an incredible spa and beauty rooms, an indoor swimming pool, as well as a restaurant, bar, and play area.
The holiday park is also an easy drive away from Gulliver's Kingdom, Crich Tramway Village and Chatsworth House.
Darwin Forest is pet friendly, welcoming one dog. However, with prior approval, two small dogs may be acceptable. Dogs have a fee of £30 per short break and £45 per week.
There are three luxury lodges with private hot tubs at the Oaklands Country Lodges on Sutton Road in Church Broughton, close to the Peak District.
These 4-star self-catering holiday cottages accommodate up to 8 guests in each of the lodges, making them perfect for a family.
Everything is of extremely high quality and standard, from the flat-screen TV to the entire kitchen. The luxury begins with a warm welcome, and you will feel spoiled throughout the entirety of your stay.
All have a private hot tub, log burners, and BBQ, and 2 have ramp accessibility. Attractions such as Gulliver's Kingdom and Chatsworth House are only 20 miles away.
Of the three lodges, only the three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a hot tub Hideaway Lodge option are pet friendly. Oaklands Country Lodges welcomes up to 2 dogs, but be advised that dogs must be kept on leads when they are on the grounds.
For a unique family getaway among the rolling hills of Matlock and Derbyshire Dales, Hoe Grange Holidays offers dog-friendly luxury log cabin holidays or glamping pod holidays to choose from.
In fact, this is not one of those 'bring your dog' type holiday parks; this is also a 'bring your horse' holiday park. Don't worry if you don't have any furry friends to bring, though.
Hoe Grange Holidays is located on a working farm, and the owners have their own animals. There are two dogs, a horse, and several pigmy goats roaming around. Then, of course, there is the Peak District's natural wildlife, including owls, buzzards, foxes, and hares.
This may be one of the most amazing getaways you can find in the Peak District. Even if you never leave the holiday park, you will have the entire Peak District National Park as your setting.
The best way to describe Saddlers in Hilderstone of the Peak District is to call it contemporary rustic. The lodge and hot tub itself are one of the stunning views to be seen.
Situated in an idyllic setting, there are two pubs within walking distance; however, you will also have easy access to other attractions, including:
- Alton Towers
- Chatsworth House
Saddlers in Derbyshire Dales is a luxury accommodation with two spacious bedrooms and one large bathroom, and it is happy to welcome one dog.
Be advised that Saddlers do not welcome hen parties or similar such groups.
Hen House View is a quaint, luxurious, fully-equipped lodge with a private hot tub that sits along with the Staffordshire Way footpath network.
You will have absolutely everything you will need, including privacy and a warm wood-burning stove to cuddle near or simply watch the SmartTV. Shops and pubs are only a few miles away, but the beauty of the surrounding rolling hills is at your doorstep.
The Hen House View is one bedroom with one bathroom and welcomes 1 "well behaved" dog.
What can you expect in a "luxury" log cabin?
Luxury is luxury regardless of whether it's a hotel, villa, or log cabin. So, your expectations of luxury can be relatively the same. Luxury log cabins will include amenities very similar to other luxury accommodations, such as hot tubs, swimming pools, high-end finishes, etc. The difference is typically in the style or décor.
Which areas of the Peak District are the best to stay in?
Most people consider Buxton to be the best part of the Peak District to stay in, especially if shopping is on the agenda. However, Beely, Baslow, Rowsley & Pilsley are good for foodies and exploring quaint villages. Tissington is excellent for water sports, and Dovedale is a great family spot.
Are log cabins usually dog-friendly?
Whether any accommodation is pet-friendly is solely a matter of ownership and policy and not whether it's a log cabin or not. In today's hospitality industry, the concept of being pet-friendly is moving more into being standard procedure than the luxury amenity was once considered. With that said, never assume anywhere is pet-friendly; always ask to be sure.
We've highlighted some of the pet-friendly accommodations above but always call before booking to avoid disappointment.
The Peak District is a wonderful place to take your dog, with endless miles of walking paths to enjoy together.
How large is the Peak District National Park?
To say it simply, it's very large. In total, the Peak District National Park is 268 sq miles or 1,437 sq km and covers a significant area between Manchester and Sheffield.
What more can be said about the Peak District?
It is nature, luxury, and amazing, all wrapped up into a holiday that is unmatched anywhere else. Nestled between Sheffield, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the Peak District is captivating.
It is not only a Visit England award-winning region but one of the UK's best examples of a National Park. Once you experience it, you will return at least once a year because it is instantly love at first sight, and you simply won't be able to find a replacement for everything it is.
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