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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.

 

    Very Good! 4.2/5
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
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    House #8158494
    5
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Apartment #8158894
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Apartment #8115949
        16
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #8104300
          18
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            House #1906590
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Apartment #8132911
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Apartment #1965075
                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 6 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 16
                  House #1056268
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Cottage #1967450
                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #1863818
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #6797941
                          • 6 BR
                          • 5 BA
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Cottage #6811532
                            • 7 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 16
                            House #6933014
                              • 4 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 10
                              Barn #8170347
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                                • 2 BR
                                • Separate Toilets
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #1861565
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 9
                                  Cottage #1969360
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    House #6880520
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #1862880
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #1861567
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #1861566
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #1861929
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #6778175
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Cottage #6016805
                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Cottage #6826675
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #1862882
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                      Cottage #1866460
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #6740314
                                                          • 6 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                          Cottage #6872021
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #1862010
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #6893577
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Cottage #1967566
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Apartment #8129702
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Apartment #6797942
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Apartment #6797944
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #1967391
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #6893448
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #6922986
                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                              (20 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Cottage #6570111
                                                                              20
                                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #6065995
                                                                                20
                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Bungalow #1944062
                                                                                  30
                                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Cottage #8148892
                                                                                    12
                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Barn #6534783
                                                                                      16
                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Cottage #6856539
                                                                                        13
                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Cottage #1845548
                                                                                          18
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (26 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #8014339
                                                                                            26
                                                                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #87960
                                                                                              19
                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (25 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #1015140
                                                                                                25
                                                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #6735582
                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #8157155
                                                                                                    14
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #8077099
                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Friendly cottage

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely little secluded cottage. Friendly and accomodation owners who made us feel very welcome. Dogs and all.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Very nice, exactly as per pictures and description.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Kitchen could do with an update but really for the price it was very reasonable and perfectly functional. Recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017