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.

Woodside Cottages - The Roundhouse ref: QWQ

Rowsley, nr. Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£759-£1792
4 star rating
Woodside Cottages - The Roundhouse
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Characterful ‘Roundhouse’ providing unique holiday accommodation for five. Swimming pool and golf course onsite and Bakewell just four miles.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Cart-Shed ref: QPR

Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£366-£630
3 star rating
Set in fields adjacent to the Bakewell Showground this cottage enjoys a semi rural position and is within walking distance of amenities.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    WED

Black Spout Cottage ref: CC412108

Taddington near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£327-£752
4 star rating
This semi-detached cottage in the quiet village of Taddington is perfect for a family of four looking to explore the whole of the Peak District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Lathkill Cottage ref: 4504

Stanton-in-Peak, nr. Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£328-£714
4 star rating
A gorgeous holiday cottage with lots of character. Beautiful views over the Wye Valley and a pub within walking distance.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Pegg Inn Cottage ref: RCH

Wildboarclough, Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£300-£583
4 star rating
Perched at the foot of the National Park in unspoilt countryside this property is ideal for a rural getaway.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Graces Cottage ref: CC412002

Hartington near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£377-£787
4 star rating
200 year old cottage with many original features and living area on the first floor to enjoy the beautiful views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Gratton Grange Farm Holiday Cottage ref: CC412125

Gratton near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£717-£1016
4 star rating
A true rural location, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, with panoramic views over the stunning Peak District countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Knockerdown Cottages - Middleton Cottage ref: QUX

Carsington, nr. Ashbourne, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£497-£777
3 star rating
Beautifully furnished cottage between Ashbourne and Matlock with fantastic onsite leisure facilities and three acres of grounds.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Clematis Cottage ref: CC418040

Grangemill near Matlock, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£318-£718
4 star rating
A pretty barn conversion situated on a small, family run campsite with excellent on site facilities, pet goats, pigs and ponies, and surrounded by a myriad of country walks.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Monsal Cottage ref: CC412122

Over Haddon near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£426-£658
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

The Barn Cottage ref: CC412045

Wormhill near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£312-£492
4 star rating
A renovated milking parlour set in beautiful grounds in a fabulous location.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Farmhouse Cottage ref: CC412102

North Rode, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£392-£572
4 star rating
In a good central location, this cosy cottage nestles in beautiful countryside just a short drive from Macclesfield Forest and Teggs Nose Country Park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Thorneycroft -Thorneycroft Apartment ref: 30071

Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£472-£658
4 star rating
A ground floor apartment furnished with antique pieces and set within easy reach of stately homes and gardens.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Poppy’s Barn ref: E3067

Over Haddon, nr. Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£371-£870
4 star rating
This comfortable cottage is ideally located close to Bakewell, with a patio and furniture for the summer evenings.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover

Old School House ref: CC418046

Kirk Ireton near Matlock, Buxton & Bakewell and area

£371-£739
4 star rating
A good base to explore the Peak District, and within driving distance of Alton Towers and Gullivers Theme Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI