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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.

 

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very warm welcome from Chloe, made us feel at home immediately in this lovely little cottage. It is a home from home, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Even a dog bed, bowl and treats for Betty. Great location for the village and local eateries. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely post Chrsitmas week at Tom's Cottage

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely relaxing week after Christmas in Tom's cottage. The cottage is well maintained with lots of lovely touches to make it a home from home. The Bathrooms really were luxury and our daughter loved being able to sit at the low bedroom windows looking out at the views. The living room was snug and had a lovely electric stove to add ambiance. We found everything we needed other than a high chair, that had been on the list but we managed with a travel chair we had and we would benefited from some bedding for the pull out beds as our two kids weren't able to share the double bed in the second room, but again nothing to dampen how lovely the space was and comfy after our winter walks. Baslow is a lovely village with plenty of pubs and cafes though every where’s busy so booking a table to eat out in the area is a must. Baslow also has plenty of walking nearby so we didn’t need to use the car to much as well as local shops to browse. It was a great choice for the week.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Romantic retreat with amazing views, stunning location with access to private pool

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had an amazing time seeing the new year in at the Thorpe Cloud view cottage. The cottage itself is ideal for couples and is well equipped and in excellent condition. The private pool is an added bonus. The owners Ray and Julie are very responsive and knowledgeable of the local area and local walks. The cottage is walking distance to the dovedales and Thorpe Cloud, a perfect start to the new year! Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016