It’s not hard to see why the Peak District is one of the most popular staycation destinations in the country – even if it isn’t quite in Yorkshire. Its vast landscapes and stunning sunsets are the stuff that dreams are made of, and there’s some wonderfully quaint places to stay to make a trip of it. If you’re on the look out for the ultimate retreat this winter, check out our guide to the loveliest lodges in the Peak District.
1. Darwin Forest
Tucked away by the gorgeous Derbyshire Peak District, Darwin Forest is just on the outskirts of Matlock within a stunning woodland – with a number of lodges to choose from to suit everyone. From dog friendly stays to those fully kitted out with hot tubs, gorgeous decking, as well as room enough for up to 8 people. The country park is ideally located nearby to the Chatsworth Estate, with a number of walks to explore nearby. Check it out here.
2. Boulder Field Cabin
An absolutely stunning bolt hole on the edge of the Peak District, Boulder Field Cabin boasts seriously impressive views – with unique architecture which includes a floor-to-ceiling window right at the front, framing the surrounding landscape. The cosy cabin includes a hot tub on the decking that’s perfect for a romantic evening, with a woodburner, outdoor BBQ area and beautiful scenery from the bedroom, too. Find out more here.
3. Hoe Grange
Another beautiful spot by Matlock, Hoe Grange offers four cosy cabins that make for the perfect, relaxing getaway. Situated in a peaceful setting, each lodge has its own decking for you to enjoy the sunset on, with cosy interiors, and some lodges even equipped with hot tubs. BBQs are available, as well as a number of essential things such as games, biscuits, bread, eggs and an on-site farm shop for extras. Check it out here.
4. Hazelhurst Lodges
Situated in a gorgeous spot between Matlock and Chesterfield (which overlooks the Peak District), guests of Hazelhurst Lodges are treated to sights of the rolling hills – as well as three local pubs to enjoy during your mini retreat. Lodges come complete with little pamper packs stocked with prosecco and chocolates, with hot tubs and all the cosy finishing touches you’ll need for a comfy stay. Find out more and book here.
5. Rudyard Lake
Nestled on the water’s edge on Rudyard Lake, down by the Staffordshire-side of the Peak District, guests can enjoy water-side ambience during their stay at the Cool Cabin – with a nautical themed deck overlooking the lake. Enjoy an open-plan layout with modern decor, an outdoor wooden sleep pod, as well as equipment such as kayaks, fishing equipment and even a pool table to use. The cabin has its own hot tub and sauna, too, so you’re sure to be entertained during your stay. Check it out here.
6. Charlesworth Lodges
Right on the edge of the Cheshire Peak District, Charlesworth Lodges all include a relaxing hot tub to enjoy during your stay – with comfy king size beds, decking overlooking the surrounding nature and a peaceful woodland to stroll through. There’s some fantastic sights close by, too, including a number of water spots and glorious countryside. Find out more here.
Playing home to 53 luxury lodges, Sandybrook is a perfectly preened escape – with gorgeous parkland, surrounding woodland and views of the stunning Peak District. Take a relaxing weekend away with your dog, kick back in the hot tub or stroll by the stunning River Dove. The park is close to a numer of brilliant Peak District sights – with plenty of walking routes to enjoy. Find out more here.