Article published: June 19th, 2012
The Peak District features over 500 known attractions, from quaint towns and villages, to mesmerising beauty spots, caverns and caves, right through to some of the countries most amazing stately homes and awesome theme parks. In addition, the region is awash with a vast variation and selection of Peak District Accommodation, with everything from Log Cabins, Derbyshire Holiday Cottages, right through to converted barns and chapels. The Peak District has a fantastic choice of accommodation!
Wherever your Peak District Accommodation, the attractions are quite literally all around you, and as summer heats up, the best ones can be found in the open air! For instance, Stanage Edge is the longest and most impressive escarpment in the area. Measuring some three and a half miles in length, it boasts fabulous footpaths through access land beneath it and a path along its edge.
With a huge selection of Peak District Accommodation close by, stretching 15 miles down the River Derwent from Matlock Bath, right through to Derbyshire’s capitol city, Derby, you will find Derwent Valley Mills, a world heritage site in fact. This historic series of mill complexes dot the river bank, detailing how local mill owners implemented ingenious ways of harnessing the river to power machines that made them some of the richest people in the country and pioneers of the industrial revolution!
Close to and with great views of the River Derwent in Milton, roughly half way down the river from Matlock to Derby, sits Peak District Accommodation like nothing else. A converted Methodist Chapel and Schoolroom built in 1846, Ebenezer Chapel is a unique stone building with majestic exposed beams, original pews, marble plaques and the original pulpit now featuring in the balconied lower lounge. Skilfully converted and retaining a great deal of the Chapel’s original character and charm, this property is more than likely one of the most characterful holiday homes in the area.
Ebenezer Chapel features a raised lawned garden with picnic tables and BBQ and in addition, there are a two whole acres of woodland accessible by a very steep path from the garden.