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Peak Pods

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· Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
1 acre hosted by Peak P.
4 glamping pitches
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Family-sized en suite glamping pods in the Peak District

The five-mile walk that starts just beyond the gate of Broadmeadow Farm and runs north through Lathkill Dale to Monyash has long been considered one of the most scenic routes in the entire Peak District National Park. Not only are the views spectacular, but the route also boasts one of the quaintest old English starting points imaginable – the tiny village of Alport on the banks of the river Lathkill. It’s here, edging the collection of limestone-rubble cottages, that Peak Pods is found – a year-round site with an unbeatable location.

The camping meadow in question is raised slightly above the rest of the village surrounded by sheep-grazed fields. It hosts just four wool-insulated glamping pods; crafted from larch wood on the outside with a light, pine interior. Inside there is a built in double bed, en suite shower room and toilet, plus a very well equipped kitchen area that has everything you’ll need, minus the food itself. Not that food’s a problem. There’s an excellent butchers five minutes away in Bakewell, plus the innovative Thornbridge Brewery, whose grains feed Broadmeadow's own herd of cattle.

A small splinter of woodland runs alongside the pods where children get lost each afternoon building their own pods out of branches. It’s a good reminder that, despite the luxuries inside each pod, they still offer a great outdoor experience. Campfires in particular add to the ambience, with wood available from farm owners Mark and Nicola. Both come from families that have farmed this area for centuries and they know it all like the backs of their hands. They’re more than happy to show people around the farm too – with their 400 cattle and 500 sheep, it's a proper working one. Time your stay for springtime and you're likely to see new born gambolling lambs!

Down the road, the village itself doesn’t have a pub but after you’ve pottered around the old bridges and admired the 18th century corn mill, you can continue on to Youlgreave where there are three to make up for it. Along the way you’ll pass through ‘artists corner’, a haunt of painters and poets who can sometimes be found contemplating the gurgling waters of the Lathkill as it flows down a scenic series of waterfalls to meet the River Bradford below. Proof, if ever needed, that there really is picture-perfect scenery on the doorstep of this campsite.

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36 Ratings · 45 reviews
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Jennie W.recommends
May 3, 2024
Willow pod
This place is awesome! There was everything we need!
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Lucy S.recommends
April 15, 2024
Chestnut pod
We had a great few days staying on the site, very quiet, and in a nice area surrounded by fields, with nice local walks. The facilities in the pod were perfect, and we were very comfortable.
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Antony N.recommends
October 23, 2023
Willow pod
Beautiful views and very restful
The pod and the setting was really beautiful. It is in a beautiful part of the country and the views and local experiences were well incorporated. The pod itself was super cosy and warm and roomy enough for two adults a child. All the amenities were there, including a great hot shower and bathroom. We went in Autumn but would love to go back in Spring and Summer to experience the BBQ, communal firepit and some walking.
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Hayley A.recommends
October 1, 2023
Hawthorn pod
Delightful glamping experience!
The pod was beautifully located, perfect for a romantic, secluded retreat with plenty of long walks available to access from the pod. The pod itself was spotless! Not a speck of dirt or dust in sight! The facilities were fantastic, specifically the powerful shower and integrated Bluetooth sound system (which was simple to use). The host was friendly and attentive enough to keep us informed of local happenings however, left us to our own devices and was not at all intrusive. There was the lovely addition of fresh milk, coffee and tea upon our arrival too. Genuinely a pleasure to have stayed at the peak pods and would highly recommend as well as returning ourselves in the future.
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James W.recommends
February 13, 2023
Chestnut pod
Cosy February stay in Chestnut Pod
Great weekend stay. Lucky to get space, as we booked quite last minute! We loved the Chestnut Pod, which was well heated when we arrived on Friday evening and had everything we needed. Everything was very practical: the shower was good and powerful, we had all the crockery and utensils we needed, and the boot box outside was handy. The location is great. It was 10 minutes into Bakewell for Saturday morning Parkrun, breakfast, and an explore, and then we had a great day walking in Lathkill Dale (recommend a pint with a view in the Lathkil pub in Over Haddon). I'd love to come back in summer to swim in the designated river swimming spot in Youlgrave, which looked dreamy! Nicola texted ahead of time to help us check in and the same before departure to let us know we could stay later if we wanted as there was nobody booked immidiately after us. All very easy and friendly. Thanks for having us!
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Kiri H.recommends
September 2, 2022
Willow pod
A lovely peaceful spot and a well-equipped and very comfortable pod.
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Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Peak P.Joined in July 2016
From the host
Broadmeadow Farm is a 460 acre beef and sheep farm, run by Mark and Nicola. Both our families have farmed in the local area for generations. We have a commercial herd of around 500 beef cattle, who graze on the pastures for part of the year. We also have 350 Mule sheep, which start lambing in mid-April. The sheep stay out in the fields for most of the year, just coming inside for a few weeks when they are lambing. There are many footpaths running through the farm, including the Limestone Way. We are happy to show people around the farm whenever possible. Broadmeadow Farm is a working farm, so please do not enter the farmyard without us (the pods are a field away from the farmyard and are not accessed through it). We also have a small 5-van Certified Location caravan site (Caravan & Motorhome Club) on the farm. There is a lawned area in front of the pods to play on, as well as a Willow Dome and an enclosed area of natural woodland to play in behind the pods. The Peak District National Park is famous for its peaks and dales. It offers beautiful countryside to walk and cycle though. There are footpaths leading directly from the site and it is less than half a mile to both Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale. The Peak District has some excellent family friendly traffic free cycle trails. The Monsal trail, Tissington trail and High Peak trails are all a short distance away. Either bring your own bike or hire one when you're there.
Nearby attractions

Footpaths lead directly from the site into the surrounding Peak District National Park and it is less than half a mile to both the beautiful Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale. There are also excellent family-friendly, traffic-free cycle trails: the Monsal trail, Tissington trail and High Peak trails a short distance away. Nearby attractions include Chatsworth House (15 mins by car) – a grand property with expansive gardens (save the whole day for exploring the place, it can't really be done justice in just a couple of hours) and Haddon Hall (five mins), a Tudor mansion with it's own gardens vying for your attention. The Heights of Abraham (20 mins) near Matlock is also worth a visit. The hilltop park is reached via cable car, with cave tours, walking trails, fossil exhibitions and a small café.

Food and drink

Logs, charcoal and marshmallows and skewers are available to buy on site. There's a trio of decent pubs in nearby Youlgreave (one mile away) which all serve food: The George, The Bulls Head and The Farmyard Inn. It's also where you'll find the nearest shops.

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