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Buxton

The lovely spa town of Buxton lies just outside, but is surrounded by, the Peak District National Park and is the highest market town in England. It’s easy access to the National Park and its fine Georgian architecture provides for a perfect cottage holiday in the Peak District.

The Romans first occupied Buxton in 70AD and named the town Aquae Arnemetiae because of the warm springs found there; its history as an important spa town continued until the early 20th century. Today Buxton has an excellent collection of independent shops, a shopping arcade and there are markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays; ideal for stocking up on your cottage provisions.

In town you’ll find the Pavilion Gardens, which extends for 23 acres of ornamental gardens, walking trails, lakes, children’s play area and a miniature railway. Buxton Opera House hosts the Buxton Festival, a prestigious opera and arts festival, each July as well as many other events throughout the year.

Poole Cavern is a popular destination for visitors to Buxton. This two million year old limestone cave is thought to be named after a 15th century outlaw called Poole, who used it as a hideout. Visitors can see various chambers extending over 310 metres, although the system is thought to extend further than this.

From the car park beside the cavern you can follow the woodland path and explore Buxton Country Park. There is plenty of wildlife to see here, and some uncommon wild flowers can be seen on the summit of Grin Low, at 437 metres above sea level. This is an ideal place for a picnic on summer days, although there is a cafe in the cavern’s visitor centre. At the summit of Grin Hill, Solomon’s Temple, a folly built in 1896, marks the site of an ancient burial ground.

To enjoy a break in the Peak district see our cottages in Buxton.
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  • Buxton, Derbyshire
    Buxton, Derbyshire ×

    Bailey Flatt Barn

    Buxton, Derbyshire

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    Ref: CC412093
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    400 year old stone barn close to Buxton with a hot tub in the grounds.
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    This impressive 400 year old converted stone barn with its exposed oak beams and stonework offers a peaceful rural location yet is within easy reach of Buxton town centre. Situated down a country lane and with walks in every direction, it is an ideal location for walking/cycling or a peaceful countryside break, combined with the attractions of an historic market town. A hot tub adds a touch of special luxury.
    The dining kitchen, complete with stone flagged floor and multi-fuel stove is...
  • Kettleshulme, near Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire
    Kettleshulme, near Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire ×

    Townfield Farm

    Kettleshulme, near Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire

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    Ref: 15887
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Spacious holiday accommodation with open fire and beams, Whaley Bridge is close by with walks to Bugsworth Basin.
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    Nestling in the stunning scenery of Goyt Valley this wing of the owner’s farmhouse retains many of its original features and beams. This spacious holiday accommodation, situated on a working farm, is in an ideal place to explore this lovely area, and is also in a conservation area, with walks from the doorstep. It is 1 mile from Whaley Bridge where you can stroll along the tow path to the Buxworth Basin or take a narrow boat trip. Whaley Bridge also has a train station to help explore...
  • Buxton, Derbyshire
    Buxton, Derbyshire ×

    Trinity Stables

    Buxton, Derbyshire

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    Ref: CC412128
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Trinity Stables is a fabulously unique detached period property, which has been converted to provide comfortable and stylish accommodation for larger groups.
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    Trinity Stables is a true hidden gem. It can be found tucked away on a quiet street just a couple of minutes’ walk from the 23-acres of award winning Pavilion Gardens, and the heart of one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Peak District. As the highest town in England, Buxton is famed for its natural spring water, superb Georgian architecture, Opera House and Devonshire Dome. Bursting with attractions it is home to a large selection of independent retailers, boutique...
  • Earl Sterndale, near Buxton, Derbyshire
    Earl Sterndale, near Buxton, Derbyshire ×
    Newly Listed
    Hall Barn

    Hall Barn

    Earl Sterndale, near Buxton, Derbyshire

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    Ref: UK4099
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This luxurious barn conversion is the perfect base from which to enjoy a relaxing holiday surrounded by stunning Peak District scenery.
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    This beautiful, semi-detached, stone-built barn conversion offers luxury, spacious accommodation surrounded by spectacular scenery in the rural Peak District village of Earl Sterndale. Full of character, with impressive beamed vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls, two separate staircases to the first floor and superb gardens which benefit from stunning, far reaching countryside views, the property is perfect for any group occasion. Popular with walkers and cyclists, the village is home to...
  • Buxton, Derbyshire
    Buxton, Derbyshire ×

    Moorecroft

    Buxton, Derbyshire

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    Ref: RLL4
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Scandinavian-style house with swimming pool, cinema, games room and a high quality finish to all rooms. Within walking distance of Buxton town centre.
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    Moorecroft is a spacious, open-plan, contemporary property with a large indoor swimming pool, a 7ft cinema screen with Sky Sports, and a games room. The property is decorated and furnished to a high standard with many quirky features. Cavendish Golf Club is 5 minutes’ walk from the house, and a walk from the front door into the hills or a stroll into the heart of Buxton takes less than 10 minutes. Buxton has much to offer including its spectacular Pavilion Gardens,...

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