10 top dog-friendly cottages in the Peak District

Posted by Kate W on 3rd August 2020

Buried among magnificent mountains and hidden in the heart of characterful towns, we have a wealth of dog-friendly cottages in the Peak District for you and your canine companion to discover. 

Get to know this spectacular region with a stay in a pet-friendly holiday cottage with comforts for happy hounds and their owners. You could stay in a big property and celebrate a special occasion with loved ones, escape to a family-friendly holiday let the whole pack will love or spend a few days hiding out in a romantic retreat with your partner and your four-pawed third wheel – keep reading to see a few of our favourites!

If you would like more holiday inspiration, browse our full collection of dog-friendly cottages in the Peak District and book your perfect pet-friendly escape today.

1. Peak Garden Cottage, Baslow | sleeps 4 and 2 dogs

Best for grown-up families 

This stone-built pet-friendly cottage is full of character and set in a peaceful village location, where you and your family can relax on a Peak District holiday with the dogs. As you’re in the east of the national park, you have delightful attractions including Chatsworth House, bustling Bakewell and the Linacre Reservoirs within 6 miles of the cottage, while the bubbling hot tub is the perfect place to unwind at the end of fun-filled days.

Why we love it:

  • Chocolate-box interior with a warming wood burner for toasty evenings
  • A private hot tub in the beautiful lawned garden
  • A rustic dining table for family meals in a stylish farmhouse kitchen

Peak Garden Cottage

2. The View, Flash | sleeps 2 and 3 dogs

Best for keen birdwatchers

Sit out on the enclosed porch with the dogs at your feet and take in the air and serene view while sipping on your morning coffee. Watch birds swoop overhead at the cottage before heading out to visit Tittesworth Reservoir where you and your canine companion can sniff out more birdlife – over 200 species have been recorded at this site. Back at the cottage, the light and bright interior with beautiful furnishings creates a welcoming dog-friendly holiday home in the Peak District in which to retire.

Why we love it:

  • An entrance with outdoor seating and a stunning view
  • Light and bright kitchen with big windows and skylights
  • Hidden away on a scenic smallholding with a range of animals to meet

The View

3. Millside Cottage, Matlock | sleeps 6 and 1 dog

Best for a cycling adventure

Flashes of colour and pretty lighting put you in mind of 1920s décor at this delightful dog-friendly cottage in the Peak District. Set in popular Matlock, where there are lots of attractions to explore and adventure to be had, cyclists will be pleased to note the traffic-free Matlock to Rowsley trail which stretches for 5 miles, winding past the River Derwent and providing excellent valley and peak views along the way – there are hilly road routes locally too for cyclists who are looking for a challenge! With bike storage at this holiday let, and a sumptuous corner sofa to collapse into, you will be well placed to relax after discovering the landscape on two wheels.

Why we love it:

  • The sounds of the babbling brook best enjoyed from the decked balcony
  • Storage space for bikes when you’re not following the traffic-free route from Matlock to Rowsley
  • It is less than a mile into Matlock or Tansley Knoll which both offer shops and pubs

Millside Cottage

4. Roman Farm, Buxton | sleeps 18 and 2 dogs

Best for a big celebration 

Gather together all your favourite people at Roman Farm in Buxton to celebrate a big birthday, anniversary, or another special occasion in style. A beautiful kitchen/diner provides a wonderful space for the group, including the four-pawed members, to socialise, with more entertaining space in the grand dining room and the games room. Outside, a playhouse and footgolf course ensure children will have a great stay, while there’s plenty of room for playful doggos to race around, and a soothing hot tub and outdoor seating for the adults.

Why we love it:

  • A hot tub with far-reaching views across idyllic fields
  • A 3-acre footgolf course for a unique holiday activity!
  • An impressive kitchen/diner perfect for entertaining guests

Roman Farm

5. Lily's Cottage, Hartington | sleeps 4 and 5 dogs

Best for multiple dogs 

A pretty-as-a-picture retreat in tranquil Hartington, Lily’s Cottage has an olde-worlde charm that contrasts with contemporary amenities for a comfortable getaway for the entire pack! Bring up to five dogs with you on your holiday to this quaint bolthole in the heart of the Peak District with the Tissington Trail passing nearby, ideal for dog walks. The snug sitting room has a wood burner where the dogs can rest weary paws as the fire crackles away, while their human companions relax on the sofa. Outside, the garden provides seating for al fresco dining while the dogs play on the grass – there’s even a doggy welcome basket on arrival.

Why we love it:

  • Up to five dogs are welcome so you can bring the whole pack!
  • It hides a magical cottage garden with outdoor furniture and overflowing with foliage
  • The village duck pond, village green and The Old Cheese Shop is just a stroll away

Lily's Cottage

6. Thors View Cottage, Warslow | sleeps 2 and 2 dogs

Best for a romantic getaway 

Escape with your loved one and your four-pawed third wheel to this beautiful dog-friendly cottage in the sleepy village of Warslow. On arrival at Thor’s View Cottage, the first thing to admire is the panorama from the private courtyard where comfy seating and a BBQ set the scene for romantic evenings under the stars. Inside, charm abounds with exposed stone walls and a feature fireplace boasting a wood burner for atmospheric nights in. Local things to do include the Peak Wildlife Park, The Manifold Way, and Blackshawmoor Reservoirs, all within 10 miles.

Why we love it:

  • A stunning courtyard garden with BBQ and far-reaching views across the valley
  • Delightful touches including a slipper bath and a wood burner
  • Bursting with olde-worlde charm yet with contemporary features including Smart TV and Blu-ray with soundbar

Thors View Cottage

7. Fox House, Bakewell | sleeps 10 and 2 dogs

Best for a friends’ reunion

This fantastic Bakewell retreat exudes style and is the perfect place to meet up with your mates for a Peak District adventure. It is a pet-friendly cottage with multiple social spaces including a delightful dining room, kitchen/diner, and sliding doors leading out onto the patio with outdoor seating. Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House are a couple of the more popular attractions, while the Monsal Trail passes close by, and there are lots of cafes and pubs where you can eat out with the whole group - including the playful pups - in charming Bakewell.

Why we love it:

  • A stylish kitchen/diner which provides the perfect entertaining space
  • An enclosed split-level garden with outdoor furniture that both guests and dogs will enjoy
  • It is set in the heart of the Peak District, in one of the region’s top foodie towns

Fox House

8. Old Dairy Farm Cottage, Matlock | sleeps 4 and 2 dogs

Best for young families

Enjoy a trip to this enchanting stone cottage close to a range of wonderful family-friendly attractions. Take the cable car up to the Heights of Abraham, ride the Peak Railway Heritage Steam Train or take a dog walk to magical Lumsdale Falls – all great places for canine companions to join you for days out! Share a big breakfast at the farmhouse table each morning before days of adventure, and if the kids have still got energy to burn when you get back, let them clamber all over the climbing frame in the garden while the grown-ups chill out on the outdoor chairs.

Why we love it:

  • A climbing frame ensures youngsters will have great fun at this Peak District holiday cottage
  • Within 5 miles of one of the area’s top dog-friendly and family-friendly attractions: Heights of Abraham
  • Cosy farmhouse-style furnishings provide a warm and welcoming space for holiday relaxation

Old Dairy Farm Cottage

9. The Trap House, Eyam | sleeps 2 and 2 dogs

Best for history buffs   

This characterful old stone retreat in a quiet Peak District hamlet is a wonderful dog-friendly cottage in Derbyshire for history buffs looking to get to know this exquisite part of the UK. It is right on the outskirts of ancient Eyam, a village originally settled by Anglo Saxons but better known for quarantining itself in 1665 during the Great Plague. Explore the village’s historic sites before cosying up around the fire back at The Trap House, whose warm and welcoming atmosphere offers a serene escape from city living.

Why we love it:

  • It is full of character and history with wooden beams, exposed stone walls and an old fireplace
  • You are 1 mile from the historic Mompesson's Well, Riley Graves and Eyam Museum
  • Beautiful local walks to explore through traditional Peak District villages  

The Trap House

10. Millbrook House, Bakewell | sleeps 8 and 1 dog

Best for a foodie holiday 

Sit out to dine alfresco beside the winding river at this pet-friendly Peak District cottage, or head into the heart of Bakewell for tasty treats and delicious meals out, this is a great choice for foodies to enjoy a holiday with their dog. If you need to work up an appetite, make the most of the Monsal Trail which is a walking, horse riding and cycle route from Bakewell to Chee Dale and explore the region. The Woodyard is a rustic dog-friendly restaurant where you may like to dine out, otherwise Bakewell Fish & Chips offers you the option of a takeaway, before picking up pudding at The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop.

Why we love it:

  • It is less than 500 metres from The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop – the perfect place for a traditional Bakewell pudding!
  • Waterside views and riverside walks along the River Wye
  • A games room with table football, giant Jenga and more

Millbrook House

Peak District holidays

Once you’ve found the perfect pet-friendly cottage, it’s time to discover all the best things to do and places to go during your trip to the Peak District. Read through our other blogs and guides for holiday ideas.

Escape to the Peak District and make memories in one of the UK’s most remarkable national parks with your dog by your side. From historic sites to cycling adventures, there’s a host of excellent days out awaiting you in Derbyshire, start browsing our dog-friendly holiday cottages in the Peak District to find your perfect getaway.

Peak District cottages

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