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Make a holiday cottage in Buxton your home away from home

Surrounded by the Peak District, Buxton is a stunning market and spa town nested between Manchester and Sheffield. The town is perhaps most famous for its geothermal spring water, which is bottled and sold internationally. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy visiting Buxton because of its proximity to a variety of landscapes and geological features. HomeAway offers a wide range of holiday cottages in Buxton well suited for an adventurous getaway. Despite the rugged surroundings, Buxton holiday cottages are spacious and generously appointed. Larger cottages can sleep up to ten people, and offer direct access to hiking trails, streams, woodlands, and other natural attractions. Whilst the Peak District National Park is the biggest draw in the area, however, Buxton itself is home to lots of activities and attractions that appeal to visitors of all ages. Its centre has several notable real ale pubs as well as cafés, restaurants, shops, and spas, making Buxton as suitable for a relaxing retreat as it is for an outdoor adventure holiday.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: The Peak District National Park surrounds Buxton, lending the town its title as ‘the gateway to the Peak District National Park’. The park stretches over 202 square miles and has excellent trails for trekking, walking, cycling, and horse riding. Many trails run alongside former railway lines and cut right through the heart of The Peaks. The park is also very popular with climbers.

-Nature: Poole’s Cavern is a two-million-year-old limestone cave on the edge of town, within easy reach of Buxton holiday cottages. Located beneath a beautiful country park, the cave is open to visitors daily and offers tours every 20 minutes. The cavern is illuminated with LED lights, which reveal just how enormous the space is; thankfully there is a sturdy walkway that allows visitors to take in the scenery from a safe vantage point!

-Culture: The Buxton Opera House is the best theatre venue in town and hosts performances nearly every day. It is located very close to the centre of Buxton and can accommodate over 900 guests. Plays, musicals, dance reviews, concerts, and comedy shows regularly swing through Buxton, giving visitors an opportunity to enjoy live entertainment on their holiday.

-Museums: The Buxton Museum and Art Gallery combines archaeological, geological, historical, and art exhibits. Together these exhibits weave the story of Buxton and its surrounding area. Whether interested in science, art, or history, the museum is sure to appeal. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, and Sundays from Easter to September the 30th.

-Leisure: Spas are another main attraction in Buxton and there are several in town. The most notable spas in Buxton are at The Palace Hotel and The Dome, which are both easily reached from Buxton holiday homes. A lot of visitors come to Buxton for the spas alone, whilst others enjoy spa treatments following a day spent trekking through The Peak District.

 

Weather in Buxton

Buxton is 300 metres above sea level, making it the highest market town in the country. Its elevation means that temperatures in Buxton are relatively cool. The best time to visit is in the summertime when high temperatures can reach 20°C and rain is not as frequent. Chilly weather prevails over much of autumn and spring, but conditions are still well suited to hiking and exploring The Peaks. Winters can get quite cold and temperatures regularly dip below freezing.

Travel to Buxton

Manchester is the closest major city to Buxton at a mere 40 kilometres away, and a frequent rail service from Manchester to Buxton is available. The journey to holiday cottages in Buxton takes about an hour. Alternatively, Buxton is less than an hour’s drive by car or taxi from both Central Manchester and Manchester Airport.

 

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (21 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #8115949
    21
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      Very Good! 4/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 7
      House #8158494
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #8158894
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #8132911
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          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (19 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Apartment #8104300
            19
            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
              • 6 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 16
              House #1056268
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                House #1906590
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                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #1965075
                  1
                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Cottage #1967450
                      • 1 BR
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #1863818
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #6797941
                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 6 BR
                          • 5 BA
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Cottage #6811532
                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 7 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 16
                            House #6933014
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 9
                              Cottage #1969360
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Barn #8170347
                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • Separate Toilets
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #1861565
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    House #6880520
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • Separate Toilets
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #1862882
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #1862880
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #1861567
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #1861566
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1861929
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Cottage #6016805
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #6916189
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Cottage #6826675
                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #1862010
                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                        Cottage #1866460
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #6740314
                                                            • 6 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            Cottage #6872021
                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #6893577
                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Apartment #6797942
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Apartment #8129702
                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1967391
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #1967566
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Apartment #6797944
                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #6893448
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #6922986
                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                              (31 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Cottage #6570111
                                                                              31
                                                                              Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (34 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Bungalow #1944062
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                                                                                Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (28 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Cottage #6065995
                                                                                  28
                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (21 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Cottage #1845548
                                                                                    21
                                                                                    Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (17 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #8148892
                                                                                      17
                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (17 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Cottage #6856539
                                                                                        17
                                                                                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (28 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Barn #8079810
                                                                                          28
                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #8157155
                                                                                            15
                                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (21 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #87960
                                                                                              21
                                                                                              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (27 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8014339
                                                                                                27
                                                                                                Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (28 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #1015140
                                                                                                  28
                                                                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (48 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #1881279
                                                                                                    48
                                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      House #8161758
                                                                                                      23
                                                                                                      Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Gorgeous apartment, and ideally situated for the Opera House, town and railway station

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a gorgeous apartment, elegant and comfortable. Access is easy and the location is excellent. Will definitely stay again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful, clean, well equipped accommodation in a lovely quiet area.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed here for 4 nights in July. The accommodation was first class, very clean and very well equipped. Room outside to park car and we also enjoyed eating in the garden at the picnic table. The kitchen has everything you need and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was lovely and clean. Only about 20 minutes from Alton Towers. We also visited lovely gardens at Stoke on trent and Peak Wildlife Park. We have 2 girls aged 5 and 2 and they loved it. The only one thing we missed was not having Wi-Fi but everything else was wonderful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017