As was previously stated the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark is awarded to organisations who contribute in a number of different ways to the Peak District. Among these organisations is accommodation providers which include those who run both campsites and B & B’s is a sustainable manner that follows the criteria set out by the park authority. Those who plan on visiting the Peak District are strongly encouraged to opt for accommodation which holds the quality market, in order to limit the impact of their stay, and ensure the park stays beautiful in the future. A number of accommodation providers which hold the mark are provided below.
One of the most luxurious accommodation options on offer, perfect for a group or family is the Candlelight Cottage. The Candlelight Cottage is a 5-star self-catering cottage, found in the Middle of the national park. The cottage itself sleeps four and is close to the villages of Buxton and Bakewell. The cottage itself overlooks the village of Litton and has been recently renovated to a high standard. The cottage boasts leather sofas, WI-FI interest, an Aga cooker, as well as a luxury bathroom. The location is perfect for those that are intent on pursuing a wide range of outdoor activities from walking and cycling, to climbing and caving. Guests receive a personal welcome upon arrival and are presented with a range of locally sourced products and flowers as part of a welcome pack.
Church Farm cottages are the perfect choice for those who are in search of beautifully located self-catering accommodation. The cottages themselves consist of two immaculately presented cottages, found alongside a Norman church in the quaint village of Alsop-en-le-Dale. The cottages themselves have also been awarded four stars by the English Tourism Council. The ever-popular attraction of Chatsworth House is also close by, and certainly worth a visit. Those in search of more high octane based entertainment may wish to head to Alton Towers which is just a 30-minute drive away. The surrounding area also boasts numerous country pubs as well as farm shops selling locally sourced products. Weekly accommodation prices vary from £300 per week for the Pinster cottage in low season, to £495 per week for the Winnets cottage in the second half of July. Each cottage sleeps between 4 and 5 people, with accommodation for up to 9 being available for those who book both cottages. Those looking to save a bit of money may wish to camp for the duration of their stay in the Peak District. One of the best campsites is Beech Croft Farm, which has been recently refurbished and has a wide range of facilities. Facilities available include toilers, a shower block with under the floor heating, as well as an onsite shop which sells both Calor and Camping Gaz. There is a choice between three different camping areas, and a series of different electrical hookups are available.