Peak Pods

UK England East Midlands Derbyshire Bakewell

  • Campfires allowed
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 three 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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Facilities

Each pod has its own en-suite heated shower, toilet and washbasin, a comfy double bed and double sofa bed, a kitchen area with fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, 2-ring halogen hob, pots, pans, crockery and utensils. There are electrical points, lighting and a bluetooth speaker system and a dining table with 4 chairs. Gas central heating provides warmth. Outside each pod there is a picnic bench, chairs and a charcoal BBQ. There is a communal fire pit in the wood.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Groups by request only. Dogs are not permitted.

Nearby

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 (01246 565300; 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 (01629 812855; 5 mins), a Tudor mansion with it's own gardens vying for your attention. The Heights of Abraham (01629 582365; 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 & Drink

 Marshmallows and skewers are available to buy on site. There's a trio of decent pubs in nearby Youlgreave (1 mile away) which all serve food: The George (01629 636292), The Bulls Head (01629 636307) and The Farmyard Inn (01629 636221).

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Broadmeadow Farm is a 400 acres beef and sheep farm, run by Mark & Nicola. Both our families have farmed in the local area for hundreds of years. We have a commercial herd of around 400 beef cattle, who graze on the pastures for part of the year. We also have 500 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, if requested. 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 Club) on the farm.

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 on the trails.

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Accommodation

4 wooden en-suite glamping pods, each sleeping up to 4 people. Check Availability

Location

Contact Peak Pods, Broadmeadow Farm, Alport, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LH

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Getting There

From Bakewell: Take the A6 towards Matlock, after 2 miles turn right onto the B5056, signed Ashbourne & Youlgreave. After 2/3 mile turn left over the river – this is still the B5056. After 300m turn right, signed Harthill. Peak Pods is on the left after 400m.

The nearest train stations are Matlock (7 miles) and Chesterfield (13 miles). There is a bus service from Bakewell to Alport and Youlgreave, which stops approx. ½ mile from the site.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 18 reviews

★★★★★

Amazing stay!

Had an amazing stay at Peak pods. Highly recommend. Nicola made sure that we had everything we needed for our stay. The pods are very clean, spacious and really well equip - felt like our very own little space in the countryside. The location is stunning, amazing views from the pods and are also centrally located for beautiful walks. We will certainly be back.
Oct 21, 2019 by Jordana Clark
★★★★★

Great Experience

What a wonderful place no complaints the owner was very Pleasant , a great spot , and very well set up , we will defiantly be visiting again
Oct 7, 2019 by Dave Timmins
★★★★★

Beautiful location with breathing views

A wonderful setting with stunning views. Add to this a personal touch of magic from the owners. On arrival we was met by Nicola the owner with the keys and the local area was explained. Once in the spotlessly clean pod there was some essentials like team and coffee also a great guide to the local area and some maps for local walks. This is a stunning location ans so peaceful we will definitely be back to stay.
Sep 20, 2019 by Darren vidgen
★★★★★

Beautiful location well equipped to a high standard had a wonderful time will be returning 😍

The owners had thought of everything needed for the pods the location is picturesque and very quiet. Our daughter enjoyed the fire-pit in the woods and the farm animals near by.
Aug 20, 2019 by Karen
★★★★★

Cosy, welcoming & scenic.

Peak Pods is brilliantly positioned in the country side, a short drive from Bakewell although we had a lovely walk to the next village of Youlgreave our first night there. The local sunbeam ale was good! We had a fantastic stay, the pod had everything we needed for a family holiday & we were even able to buy logs at the farm to have a fire up in the small wooded area behind the pods. Our hosts were really welcoming and helpful, we will certainly be heading back.
Jul 30, 2019 by Michaela
★★★★★

Beautiful getaway

Thank you Peak Pods - we had a very relaxing stay, exploring the Peak District - finished each day with a BBQ overlooking the sunset from our Pod! I have already recommended this accommodation to friends. It is in a wonderful location to explore the Peak District - just outside Bakewell and near to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. The site was very peaceful, and the Pods included everything that we needed for four days away. We will be returning on our next trip up to the visit the Peaks!
Jul 22, 2019 by Ko Lane
★★★★★

Superb getaway in nature !

A lovely break for first time glampers. We loved everything about the pod. Clean and well equipped and the owners have thought of everything. BBQ outside was super and we certainly used it. We would definitely go back for longer next time. Thank you 🙏🏾
Jul 21, 2019 by Hardeep
★★★★★

Amazing, I want to go back

Gorgeous little place. Are first glamping experience and definitely not our last. Our 4 year old daughter loved it. Perfect size pods, well equipped and very comfortable. The owners were very nice and the booking/checking in was seamless.
Jun 11, 2019 by Ross
★★★★★

Fantastic location for relaxed break.

The well appointed Pods are laid out in a beautiful setting. There is plenty of space between Pods and ample parking area close to them. Room for the children to run around on the grassy area and a small wood adjacent makes the location an exciting exploring environment for younger children. The hosts are easy to get in touch with and Nicola was so helpful. We enjoyed our stay loads.
Jun 5, 2019 by Keith
★★★★★

Truely gorgeous pods

The pods were exceptional. Everything you could hoped. Blue tooth speaker was handy. Used both the fire pit and the bbq which made the glamping experience for the kids. Gorgeous walk into Youlgreave where the kids played pooh sticks. Loads of great activities and areas to visit. Perfect.
Apr 12, 2019 by Debs
★★★★★

Beautiful setting, Amazing Pod

Arrived and our Pod was lovely, spotless, warm and cosy. A pint of milk and various coffees and teas had been supplied. The location is overlooking a valley , very quiet and ideal for star gazing. The location is ideal for day trips to Buxton,Bakewell and Matlock. We very much enjoyed our stay and will be returning in the new year to explore further.
Dec 31, 2018 by Phil and Frances
★★★★★

Lovely stay

Having spent the weekend at Peak Pods we couldn’t recommend these pods enough. Nicola was extremely hospitable and made sure that we had everything we needed. The pods are extremely comfortable and spacious. The pods are well located as they are out the way but a short drive away from the three surrounding villages. The pods are also not far from Chatsworth house which is a must see and you can go on some beautiful walks. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Oct 8, 2018 by Karys Fereday
★★★★★

Fantastic Stay

We first stayed here last year, just the two of us, and immediately booked up all four pods for a family long weekend this year. We comfortably fitted 11 of us in, and could spread out around the site as we wanted without disturbing anyone else. The pods are very comfortable, really well equipped and so well maintained - they have thought of everything. Blue tooth speakers in the pods, a fridge, barbecues and the lovely fire pit in the little wood behind. The location is stunning, accessible by public transport if you don’t mind a short walk from the bus stop (we certainly didn’t) and the village of Youlgrave (a 30 minute walk) has some great pubs to eat if you want some time out. We had a brilliant time, despite a fairly wet bank holiday, and will certainly be back. Big thanks to Nicola for another memorable stay!!
Aug 27, 2018 by Lou Holloway
★★★★★

Perfect pods! Perfect place!

3 nights in these gorgeous pods was just not enough. Very comfortable...more spacious than we were expecting, and very well equipped. Really appreciated not having to bring all the little bits and bobs such as toilet paper, washing up liquid, pots and pans etc. Highly recommend and would definitely come back again. If there was just one thing to bring next time it would be a sharp knife. But everything else was in very good condition. Thanks Nicola!
Jun 29, 2018 by Gabriella
★★★★★

Secluded wonder

Located of the edge the peak district, theses pods are well placed to access the hills and national trust treasures. The pods are warm, well stocked with modern functional facilities. We were luck to have wonderful weather to enjoy the local food (pre stocked in our fridge) on our own bbq. The owners were very friendly and helpful with all our queries and questions. Brilliant experience will defiantly consider staying again. Thanx
Sep 30, 2017 by Graham
★★★★★

Brilliant pods

The pods where lovely. Everything you need in the pods had a great weekend away. Great base to explore from.
Aug 8, 2017 by Jenny
★★★★★

Fabulous!

The pods are the best that I have stayed in and all of the extras such as washing up items, toilet rolls and tea and coffee for your arrival were fab. The pod was spotless and the beds comfy. The setting was great and remote but not far from pubs and villages/towns. Would highly recommend this as a great place to stay! Thank you.
Apr 17, 2017 by Sarah
★★★★★

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

Stayed at Peak Pods in order to explore the Peak District with one of my teenage sons. Arrived to find absolutely everything we needed, and a pod that looked immaculate. Comfortable, cosy, modern and the perfect place to stay. Nicola has clearly gone to every length to ensure that the quality of finish in these pods is excellent (and I am pretty fussy). Pound for pound, one of the best places we have stayed in (UK or abroad).
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