There are lot's of nice small villages around the Dark and White Peaks, e.g. Edale, Castleton, Millers Dale... The problem is they are often not large enough have reasonable size Hotel's. Plenty of B&B's and camping. A couple of links which may be useful...

http://www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/...ategoryId=2949

http://www.cressbrook.co.uk/accommodation/

ideally you need a 'scout' to check some out.

Barry