A stroll from one of the prettiest villages in the High Peaks is a stunning stone house with sensational views. Step in to find beams, flagstones, fireplaces and leaded windows dating from 1620, and an extremely comfortable country-house décor. Rugs adorn floors, sofas are squishy, there are oils on the walls and the dining room is a stunner, with an oak Welsh dresser against dark red walls and a candelabra above a long antique table. Cooks will love the country-cosy kitchen, but if they fancy a night off, there are pubs, restaurants and cafés in Castleton; Jenny, charming meeter and greeter, tells you all you need to know. Then it’s upstairs to three bedrooms, carpeted, peaceful and with fabulous views from those wonderful old windows. Extra guests can spill over into lovely Mushroom Cottage (no irritating WiFi), snug next door. In summer you’ll want to admire the cottage garden, or the view from the fabulous decked terrace. Skip down the lane to craft shops, galleries and village store, or up to Peveril Castle for breathtaking views; drive to historic Chatsworth House or quaint Bakewell; set off on a glorious walk straight from the door.