Peak District: Self catering accommodation in bunkhouses, camping barns & hostels

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels
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There are some great hostels and bunkhouses in the Peak District National Park. Near to the popular Derbyshire villages of Matlock, Castleton and Bakewell, and close to Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Bunkhouses provide the perfect base for those walking the Pennine Way from Edale, mountain biking on Kinder Scout or climbing on the edges around Grindlow, Stanage, Froggatt Edge and The Roaches. Ex YHA camping barns and hostels provide great self catering accommodation close to the popular Monsal Trail, Manifold Valley Trail, High Peak Trail and Tissington Trial. All great trail for walking, family cycling and horse riding. Watersports are available at Carsington Water and Derwent Reservoir both with bunkhouses close by. Try the Peak Districts hostels and bunkhouses, ideal for holidays in the great outdoors.

Peak District bunkhouses & hostels
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  • Profile picture of Ollerbrook Farm Bunkhouses

    Ollerbrook Farm Bunkhouses

    Close to the start of the Pennine Way with easy access to Kinder Scout and the village of Edale via a network of footpaths from the doorstep. Castleton, Buxton, Bakewell and Chatsworth House are all within 40 minutes’ drive. There are 2 bunkhouses each with a fully equipped kitchen and available for sole use by groups. Bring your own sleeping bags.

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    Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses

    Close to Hathersage and 2miles west of Stanage Edge, the bunkhouses are on a family-run dairy farm. Popular areas for climbing, walking from meadows to moorland with fantastic views & mountain biking. Each bunkhouse is heated and has a living room, kitchen, bathrooms with two toilets,showers and washbasins. Sleep in dorms with bunks or the Hayloft has mattresses on the gallery floor. Camping is available, secure bike storage and free parking.

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    Bushey Heath Farm

    Bushey Heath Farm is a family run smallholding in the heart of the Peak District offering summer campsite and bunkbarns for groups of up to 28 in three self contained units. The farm has been developed with ground source heating, a wind turbine, and rainwater harvesting, so visitors can experience practical sustainable ideas. Sleeping bags/duvets/sheet required.

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    Taddington Camping Barn

    Taddington Camping Barn is in the village of Taddington, between the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell. Surrounded by limestone hills and dales, there are excellent walks and fine views in all directions. You will have easy access to the High Peak, Tissington Train and the Monsal cycle/walking trails. Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are a short distance away and the Queens Arms, for pub food, is 50m away! The Barn has simple facilities, BYO your own stove, utensils, mat & sleeping bag. The shower, heaters, fridge and an electric socket are metered, so bring £1 coins.

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    Roaches Bunkhouse

    The Roaches Bunkhouse is at the foot of The Roaches gritstone edge in the Peak District. The area has some of the best climbing in the country and walks and cycling in stunning scenery. An ideal base for climbers, walkers and cyclists. It has a drying room, secure bike storage and rooms sleeping 2 or 4 in bunks. The communal area has tables and chairs, log fire, TV and board games. Self Catering facilities are available in a small kitchen. Parking available on site. Close to Ye Old Rock Inn and 3 miles from shopping in the market town of Leek.

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    Upper Booth Camping Barn

    Next to a small campsite alongside Crowden Clough. Hire the barn and additional pitches on the campsite if required. There is space for cooking (BYO equipment) and tables for eating. Toilets, sinks & showers are shared with the campsite. On a working hill-farm, the Pennine Way passes through the farmyard and there is great mountain biking locally.

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    Glenorchy Centre

    The Glenorchy Centre is found on the edge of the Peak District National Park in the historic market town of Wirksworth. The High Peak Trail for walking, pony trekking and cycling and Black Rocks for bouldering and climbing are within a couple of miles. Nearby Cromford has Arkwright’s mills, a World Heritage Site, and Cromford Canal. Suitable for self-catering groups, the accommodation is well appointed and boasts a spacious multi-purpose room with a large stage.

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    Dalehead Bunkhouse

    Dalehead Bunkhouse is on a working hill farm at the remote head of Edale Valley. Providing basic but comfortable accommodation heated by log burner & infrared radiant heat. There is a kitchen with fridge/freezer, a lounge, dining room and plenty of parking. Please bring sleeping bags, pillows and towels. Edale is a very popular destination for walkers, climbers, mountain bikers, hang-gliders or for enjoying the magnificent scenery.

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  • Profile picture of Ilam Bunkhouse

    Ilam Bunkhouse

    The former 18th century stable block of Ilam Hall in the Peak District National Park close to Dove Dale. Now managed by the National Trust and providing high quality group accommodation. Each bunk has a locker, night light and plug socket. The sociable main living area has a large dining table with benches, an open plan kitchen and large comfortable sofas. Explore the limestone hills, dales, rivers woodland of the White Peak.

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  • Profile picture of Homestead and Cheesehouse

    Homestead and Cheesehouse

    In the heat of Bamford these two bunkhouses are on a small farm just 3 miles from Stanage Edge. The Derwent Dams are close by. Perfectly located for visiting Castleton, Chatsworth House and Hathersage. Both bunkhouses are centrally heated have hot showers and have their own well equipped kitchens. Sheets and pillows are provided (BYO sleeping bags) Book separately or together. Sorry, no dogs.

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  • Profile picture of Moorside Farm Bunkhouse

    Moorside Farm Bunkhouse

    A 300-year-old farmhouse set 1300 feet up in the beautiful Derbyshire/Staffordshire Peak District National Park. Five miles from historic Buxton and a perfect base for all the Peak District has to offer. The 2 sleeping areas sleep 14 and 6 - perfect for a small group or family. A 3 course breakfast, packed lunch and a substantial evening meal are provided, vegetarians catered for. Hot drinks can be made in the small kitchen. Ample parking space is provided.

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  • Profile picture of Shining Cliff Hostel

    Shining Cliff Hostel

    With its own crags, streams, lakes and over 100-acres of mature woodland, the hidden Shining Cliff Hostel has nature on its doorstep. The hostel offers a full range of activities; on-site there’s bushcraft, abseiling, ecology and environmental art, or travel a little further afield for climbing, caving & canoeing. Access is a ten minute walk, down a very rough track, from the nearest parking area. Paths lead through the woods to the A6 at Ambergate (20 mins’ walk) which has a food shop, pubs, buses and trains to Derby. Sole use only.

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  • Profile picture of Underbank Camping Barn

    Underbank Camping Barn

    Blaze Farm dairy and sheep farm is in Wildbourclough valley on the Western edge of the Peak District National Park with stunning views of Shuttlingsloe. A “stone tent” the barn provides a simple base for family escapes and for walking, climbing, fell-running and mountain biking. Bring equipment as if camping. There is a fridge, and a fire pit in the enclosed patio. Blaze Farm ice-cream parlour and café serves snacks and light meals, there are good pubs nearby.

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    Butterton Camping Barns Waterslacks and Wills Barns

    Waterslacks Camping Barn is perched on the edge of the Manifold Valley with breath-taking views of the surrounding hills. BYO all camping gear including stove and sleep mats. Wills Barn is a fully equipped bunkhouse with stunning views of this unspoiled and quiet area of the Peak District National Park. A rustic log-burning stove provides heating and cooking facilities. Fenns Barn 4* self-catering holiday let and camping are also available

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  • Profile picture of Royal Oak Bunkbarn

    Royal Oak Bunkbarn

    A refurbished stone barn next to an award winning Peak District country pub, The Royal Oak Bunkbarn, is perfectly situated with direct access onto the High Peak and Tissington Trails (disused railways for easy off road cycling). The area is also very popular with climbers and walkers with limestone gorges and stone circles to explore. The bunkbarn offers comfortable, clean bunk bed style rooms. The five separate bunk rooms are all heated and lockable. Campsite and holiday cottages also available.

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  • Profile picture of Hagg Farm Outdoor Centre

    Hagg Farm Outdoor Centre

    Situated in the Peak District’s Woodlands Valley Hagg Farm offers comfortable accommodation for up to 44 people with an additional 18 beds in the John Hunt Base next door. Part of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Environmental and Outdoor Education Service Haggs Farm is available for private hire by groups of friends, families, clubs and charitable organisations and can be booked on a self-catering or catered basis.

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  • Profile picture of Thornbridge Outdoors

    Thornbridge Outdoors

    Thornbridge Outdoors offers excellent flexible group accommodation. With its superb location in the heart of the Peak District you have access to wonderful countryside, interesting places and the traffic free Monsal Trail, so popular with walkers and cyclists. The 3 buildings can be booked separately or together.

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  • Profile picture of Alstonefield Camping Barn

    Alstonefield Camping Barn

    Close to Dovedale, the Manifold Valley Cycle Trail, Carsington Water, AltonTowers and the Roaches Rocks (great for climbers). Ideal for quiet group get togethers, families, cyclists, walkers, D of E, Scouts, school groups and team building. This is camping in the comfort of a remote cosy barn, with log burning stove. Having no electric and no distractions it is the perfect place to switch off from the hassles of a hectic life. BYO all camping equipment.

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    John Hunt Base

    The John Hunt Base situated in the High Peak offers comfortable, family friendly accommodation. Well situated as a base for sightseeing, hillwalking, mountain and road biking, trail running as well as quieter pursuits such as photography. In the grounds are a picnic area, wildlife garden with large fire pit and a playing field with climbing boulder. Adventure activities can be arranged including rock climbing, stream scrambling, caving and on-site high ropes.

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  • Profile picture of Edale Camping Barn Cotefield Farm

    Edale Camping Barn Cotefield Farm

    Overlooking Mam Tor and at the start of the Pennine Way - great for walking holidays, Edale Barn is a traditional camping barn or “stone tent” with a basic sleeping platform and a small communal living area. Within easy reach of the high moorland of Kinder and the wooded Derwent Valley. Adjoining the barn, but with external access, is a cooking area and separate toilet. There is no hot water or electricity. BYO sleeping &cooking equipment and torches. The Old Nags Head pub at Edale serves hot food within walking distance. 4 self-catering holiday cottages also available.

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  • Profile picture of Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre

    Pindale Farm Outdoor Centre

    A mile from Castleton in the heart of the Peak District, Pindale Farm offers a range of accommodation. There’s B&B in the farmhouse. The Barn has 6 self-catering units. The Engine House is a self-catering unit and The Powder House is a small camping barn. There is also a campsite. The ideal base for many outdoor activities. Instruction is available.

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  • Profile picture of Peak District Holiday Barn

    Peak District Holiday Barn

    This beautifully converted, impressive holiday barn is situated in the heart of the Peak District, perfectly for large groups for celebrations, holidays or residential courses. Close to Chatsworth, Hathersage, Bakewell and Tideswell. With new games room plus lawned garden with BBQ, fire pit, hot tub & pizza oven. A 2 bed cottage is also available.

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  • Profile picture of The Reckoning House

    The Reckoning House

    Renovated to a high standard including double glazing and insulation. The Reckoning House is situated 3 miles from Bakewell. It is on the edge of the Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve, full of interesting flora and fauna as well as outstanding geological features. Horse riding, fishing, golf and cycle hire are available locally. Local walks include the Limestone Way. Facilities include: cooking area, 4 calor gas rings (gas supplied), hot water for washing up & showers, storage heaters in all rooms.

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  • Profile picture of Sheen Bunkhouse

    Sheen Bunkhouse

    Sheen Bunkhouse is in a quiet corner of the Peak District, close to the beautiful Dove and Manifold valleys. It offers a large TV lounge, well equipped self-catering facilities and two bunkrooms with wash basins. The Manifold Track, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail give easy access to beautiful countryside, ideal for families and cyclists. Dovedale, the Upper Dove Valley and the remote moors around Flash and Longnor offer stunning walking. Buxton (8mi), Leek (10 mi) and Bakewell (12 mi) & Alton Towers (20 mins by car) are all easily accessed

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    St Michaels Centre

    At the heart of Hathersage in the Hope Valley, close to Stanage and the other gritstone edges, the Derwent Valley Reservoirs, Chatsworth, Castleton and Hathersage outdoor pool. With limitless walking from the door. High quality accommodation for groups, with a well equipped self-catering kitchen, dining room, lounge & classroom. Outdoor activities available on request.

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  • Profile picture of Foundry Adventure Centre

    Foundry Adventure Centre

    With the Peak Park easily accessible, the centre is an ideal location for outdoor activities and it welcomes a wide range of groups. The 2 units, Kinder & Howden can be booked together or separately. The spacious centre includes; comfy lounges with library, TV and wood burning stove, well equipped kitchens & dining areas, An extensive network of paths give access to the countryside. Adventure activities available great for team building & courses.

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  • Profile picture of Barn Farm Barns and Campsite

    Barn Farm Barns and Campsite

    Situated in the village of Birchover with great views. Barn Farm has four 5* camping barns - Sabine Hay sleeps 15 in triple bunk beds, Hill Carr and Warren Carr sleep 12 in single beds, Stables sleeps 6 in bunk beds. Each barn has fully fitted kitchens, TV, heating and some have private bathrooms and showers. Plus the Gatehouse is a self contained double bed unit.

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Peak District hostels and bunkhouses are ideal for holidays enjoying the outdoors.

They often have boot rooms and drying rooms for wet boot and coats and wash down areas for mountain bikes. Self catering is great for a warm cup of tea at the end of a walk and makes a good value holiday. The stately homes of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are in the heart of the Peak District whilst other sites such as Hardwick Hall, Keddleston Hall, Sudbury Hall and Lyme Park, Cheshire are just outside the boundaries.

Nature lover’s delight in the stunning scenery and unique biodiversity of Dove Dale, Lathkill Dale and Cressbrook Dale National Nature Reserves. Whilst walkers love the challenge of Thorpe Cloud, Mam Tor and Chrome Hill. The Pennine Way long distance footpath starts in Edale whilst the Pennine Bridleway starts at Middleton Top. Other long walks include the Limestone Way and Sabrina Way Bridleway. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way takes walker through the Derwent Valley World Heritage site heart of the beginning of the industrial revolution.