Stone cottage, Peak DistrictThe pretty village of Castleton is pure Christmas-card material – stone houses overlooking trickling streams backed by craggy hills, with white-knuckle roads carving through the surrounding valleys. On summer weekends, it's a honeypot for local walkers; in winter, the cosy pubs squeezed between leaning rows of farm shops and tea rooms are more of a calling card than the hiking trails. The kitchen is more than big enough to cook a proper Christmas lunch, followed by a waddle down to The George or Ye Olde Nags Head for a locally brewed pint. All listings on Condé Nast Traveller are independently selected by our editors. If you book something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.