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.

Dryfesdale ref: 30570

Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£358-£962
4 star rating
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This holiday property is close to the centre of Buxton and also conveniently located for exploring the Peak District.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Monsal Cottage ref: CC412122

Over Haddon near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£428-£650
4 star rating
A pretty cottage for two situated on a working farm with fine views of the Peak District National Park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Wolfscote Grange Farm - Wolfscote Cottage ref: CC412054

Hartington near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£318-£654
4 star rating
Situated on Wolfscote Grange Farm, with a farm trail, wildlife pond and cycle trail all within the grounds. Only 4 miles from the Tissington Trail.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Haddon Cottage ref: CC412120

Over Haddon near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£501-£793
4 star rating
A single storey cottage situated on a working farm with fine views of the Peak District National Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Starry Cottage ref: CC412117

Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£346-£744
4 star rating
This cosy Grade II listed cottage with wood burning stove is just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Bakewell, a thriving town in the heart of the Peak District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

The Old Mill Annexe ref: CC412127

near Hartington, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£342-£626
4 star rating
This detached annexe for couples sits by the River Dove close to Hartington, an ideal location for exploring the National Park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Tub Cottage ref: CC412105

Litton near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£388-£782
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
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Jericho Farm - Harebell Hill ref: 10848

Earl Sterndale, near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£302-£817
3 star rating
This characterful barn conversion set in striking ’White Peak’ scenery and enjoying one of the most breathtaking views in the Peak Park.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

The Old School House ref: 25194

Tideswell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£319-£615
4 star rating
The Old School House is Grade ll listed, with Gothic features, in the pretty village of Tideswell.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Corner Cottage ref: RL4

Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£410-£695
4 star rating
Tucked away behind the main thoroughfare with an outlook over the church Corner Cottage is perfectly situated for exploring all of the Derbyshire Dales.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Coach House ref: E5618

Whitehough, near Chinley, Derbyshire, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£363-£662
5 star rating
Relax in this 400 year old converted coach house which enjoys off road parking. Leave the car behind and wander amongst the beauty of the Peak District.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dovedale ref: CC412015

Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£352-£809
3 star rating
Quietly situated in a rural position, Dovedale is a delightful holiday home in a truly idyllic location.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

The Cottage ref: RCHP121

Barlow, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£312-£660
4 star rating
Access to nearly 20 acres of open countryside on the edge of the National Park with French doors from both the lounge and bedroom giving way to beautiful views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Lees Moor Cottage ref: 19839

Rowsley, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£364-£780
4 star rating
Former rail workers cottage, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall within 2 miles, Crich Tramway Village and Castleton slightly further.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Savoy ref: E4379

Buxton, Derbyshire, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£286-£662
3 star rating
For that romantic break, look no further! Elegant apartment overlooking the Pavilion Gardens, opera house and famous spa water spring.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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