The River Wye follows the Wye Valley, rising above Buxton flowing eastward through Bakewell before finally joining the Derwent at Rowsley. This is perhaps Derbyshire's prettiest rivers with its limestone uplands and superb dales.

At Monsal Dale the valley widens, the steep sided Monsal Head provides spectacular views over the valley before the river reaches Ashford-in-the-Water, passing beneath what was a medieval packhorse bridge and then again at Bakewell where there is a 13th century bridge with five gothic arches before reaching Haddon Hall.

The old market town of Buxton nestles in the Derbyshire hills and at a height of 1,000 feet above sea level it is one of England's highest towns. Its fame as a health spa dates back to Roman times.

Bakewell has an equally ancient past being mentioned in the Doomsday Book and probably also occupied by the Romans. This beautiful, small market town is situated on the River Wye and has many pleasant walks from the bridge to the town centre where there are many shops, pubs and restaurants and one of the oldest markets in the area, dating back to 1300. The renowned Bakewell Show takes place on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August, attracting both the farming community and visitors from all over the region and beyond.

Apart from the many charming Peak District villages that can be found throughout the Wye Valley other nearby places of interest includes Chatsworth House, home of the Dukes of Devonshire and the grandest stately house in the region and Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home to the Dukes of Rutland situated on the River Wye.

Bowling Green Loft ref: CC412049

Peak Forest near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£256-£301
3 star rating
Bowling Green Loft
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Cosy accommodation with access to some of Derbyshire’s interesting towns and villages.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SA

Manystones Barn ref: E4264

Brassington, near Matlock, Derbyshire, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£336-£870
3 star rating
This detached barn has a rural setting with original beams and a woodburner, making an ideal base for anytime of the year.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Dairy ref: UK4020

Biggin by Hartington, near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£364-£664
4 star rating
Perfect for a relaxing holiday in the Peak District National Park, relax in the sun room or enjoy the peace and quiet in the sunny courtyard.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Barn at Grislow Field ref: CC412116

Baslow near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£485-£1170
5 star rating
A rural barn conversion with a wood burner and stunning views over the countryside. Enjoy the company of horses in the 25 acres of shared grounds.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Ridge Farm Cottage ref: CC412088

Longnor near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£276-£564
3 star rating
A cosy rural cottage situated on a farm, completed with alpacas, with far reaching views of the surrounding moorland.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tub Cottage ref: CC412105

Litton near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£332-£788
5 star rating
Charming and beautifully refurbished cottage in a great location for exploring the Derbyshire Peak District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Cottage ref: QWX

Calver, near Bakewell, Derbyshire, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£337-£741
4 star rating
Relax within an alluring 180-year-old cottage which has been fully renovated. Centrally placed for visiting Bakewell, Buxton and Chatsworth House.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bookkeeper’s Place ref: UK4036

Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£258-£619
4 star rating
Bookkeeper’s Place occupies a central location within the market town of Bakewell - a convenient base for exploring the town and the surrounding Peak District National Park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Silk Hill Stables ref: CC412033

Whaley Bridge near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£276-£494
4 star rating
Converted stables with views out towards Kinder Scout
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Regency ref: CC412113

Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£563-£1621
5 star rating
This charming apartment is set right in the heart of Buxton which offers plenty of visitor attractions, or explore the Peak District National Park.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Dale End Cottage ref: UK4013

Brassington, near Matlock, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£325-£726
0 star rating
Featuring glorious, unbroken views over the countryside, this traditional stone and tile cottage provides quality holiday accommodation for families and groups of 4.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Manor Barn ref: 27751

Over Haddon, near Bakewell , Buxton & Bakewell and area

£449-£1134
4 star rating
The Monsal Trail for walking and cycling is close by, and the Blue John Caves are easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Granary ref: UK4021

Biggin by Hartington, near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£364-£664
4 star rating
This cosy cottage is perfect for a family holiday, with Alton Towers and Matlock Bath with cable car rides and show caves nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ash Tree Cottage ref: 29361

Tideswell, near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£280-£723
4 star rating
Terraced cottage in centre of Tideswell ’the Cathedral in the Peaks’, with excellent walks in the surrounding area and within walking distance of local pub.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Barns ref: UK4040

Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£2489-£2728
4 star rating
The vibrant town centre of Bakewell is just a short walk from this detached holiday property, which boasts an enclosed garden and floor to ceiling windows to maximise views.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI