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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.

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  • Earl Sterndale, near Buxton×

    Jericho Farm - Speedwell Corner

    Earl Sterndale, near Buxton

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    These 4 quality and characterful barn conversions are set in striking ’White Peak’ scenery and each enjoys one...
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  • Wildboarclough, Buxton×

    Pegg Inn Cottage

    Wildboarclough, Buxton

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    On the edge of the Peak District National Park, this comfortable 17th-century property is surrounded by rugged...

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  • Buxton×
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    Ref: CC412098
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    This first floor apartment, with its own balcony is adjoining part of the owners large detached house on the edge of...
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  • Peak Forest, near Buxton×

    Forest View

    Peak Forest, near Buxton

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    This former village school house built in 1857 and now converted into this semi-detached holiday cottage, is located on...
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  • Chapel-en-le-Frith×

    The Coach House

    Chapel-en-le-Frith

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    This fascinating, detached 18th-century stone coach house conversion, with polished pine floors, rugs, fine oak and...
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  • Hayfield near Buxton×

    Barn Cottage

    Hayfield near Buxton

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    This rustic cottage in Hayfield is set at the foot of the Kinder plateau. The detached cottage is situated between...
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  • Buxton×
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    Swallows Rest is a beautifully presented, mid-terraced holiday property, located in a prime position for everything,...
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  • Earl Sterndale, near Buxton×

    Jerusalem Cottage

    Earl Sterndale, near Buxton

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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed
    These 4 quality and characterful barn conversions are set in striking ’White Peak’ scenery and each enjoys one...
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  • Crowdecote, near Buxton×

    Rose Cottage

    Crowdecote, near Buxton

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    Rose Cottage is a 200 year old quaint, cosy, semi-detached holiday cottage in the hamlet of Crowdecote,...

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  • Whaley Bridge near Buxton×

    Shepherd’s Cottage

    Whaley Bridge near Buxton

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location
    This beautiful renovated stable is situated on a working farm close to the small Derbyshire town of Whaley Bridge. It...
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  • Buxton×
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    This lovely three storey house is situated in a quiet residential street, within easy walking distance of all the...
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  • Langley near Buxton×

    Holly Cottage

    Langley near Buxton

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    This authenticly restored nineteenth century mill workers cottage is situated at the foot of Teggs Nose hill in the...
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