The trendy Peak District areas where house prices will go up in 2021 according to estate agents

The Peak District is renowned for its beautiful countryside and characterful villages – but even a National Park has property hotspots where homes are more sought-after.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 12:30 pm
House prices are predicted to rise in Baslow. Picture: Anne Shelley.

Some areas are likelier to attract bigger price rises than others in 2021, as their streets become increasingly attractive and demand pushes up the value of houses.

We spoke to independent estate agency ELR – which has a Peak District branch in Hathersage – to find out which locations buyers are likely to focus on in the months to come.

Tideswell has 'seen good growth over recent years', says Tim Venn, ELR director and valuer. "It has, dare I say, a bit of a café culture scene - lots of eateries and delis. It's the second-biggest settlement in the Peak District, but is still a village. I think it will only get better in Tideswell."
"It's so well-served for a village of its size," says Tim Venn of Tideswell, home to St John the Baptist Church, known as the 'Cathedral of the Peak'. "People do commute there from Manchester and to Sheffield. You've got the Wye Valley on your doorstep and places like Chee Dale and the Monsal Trail."
"It's a Hope Valley village, it's got the train line and it's very close to Sheffield," says Tim Venn, explaining Grindleford's appeal.
Tim Venn adds about Grindleford: "You've got the Longshaw Estate, beautiful National Trust woodland and the River Derwent that meanders through."
"Baslow has got the Chatsworth Estate as its playground, with the Farm Shop," says Tim Venn.
Baslow's 'excellent, highly-regarded village school' is a further selling point, says Tim Venn. "And there are some wonderful walks from the doorstep," he adds.
"It's on the train line, it's near Stanage Edge and it's very accessible from Sheffield," says Tim Venn of Hathersage.
"Hathersage has also got really good facilities like an outdoor pool, lots of shops and a good mix of eateries to cater for all," adds Tim Venn.
"Hope has very good facilities," says Tim Venn. "All the villages along the Hope Valley are always popular."
The Hope Valley railway line linking Sheffield and Manchester keeps property values healthy in places on the route, Tim Venn says. "There aren't many places that tick the National Park box that are between two conurbations."