Rich in grandeur and style, the spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire is surrounded by the exquisite Peak District National Park. It is a beautiful spa town dating back to Roman times full of architecturally impressive buildings. Book a self-catering holiday in a splendid town house or restored apartment with views over the moors above the town. This town, one of the highest in Britain, was developed as a spa town by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, in the eighteenth century, based around the spring waters, discovered (as usual) by the Romans. There are many Neo-Classical buildings - The Devonshire Royal Hospital (1790) and the Crescent, rivaling Bath, the iron and glass Pavilion, with its twenty three acre Gardens, the Opera House, (known as "The Theatre in the hills" for its beautiful setting) which stages a multi-cultural Music and Arts Festival in July. Buxton’s rich culture is symbolised by its 18th Century spa, The Devonshire Dome and its Edwardian Opera House, the latter now restored to its former glory and home to the prestigious Buxton Festival and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

7 cottages found 7 match all criteria.

With breathtaking views of the Staffordshire Moorlands, this countryside holiday cottage sleeps 7 and features an open fire and beautifully furnished living area. Downsdale Cottage is a cosy barn conversion on the edge of the pretty village of Flash, in the Peak District National Park.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

This large Peak District holiday cottage with an indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, tennis court, beautiful gardens and rural views lies on the edge of Buxton in Derbyshire. This pet friendly house has 6 bedrooms, sleeping 12, it is perfect for large family holidays or groups of friends.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 5

Overbrook Holiday Barn is a large holiday cottage in Derbyshire, part of a beautiful Grade II listed 18th century farm on the edge of the village of Flash, near Buxton, located in a quiet rural valley in the Peak District National Park. Pets welcome. 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8. Wi-Fi.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Family friendly Pippenwell Cottage at Farditch Farm is a luxury Park District holiday cottage amidst beautiful rural surroundings in Derbyshire. This dog friendly cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) in a high quality barn conversion.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Caxterway is a pet friendly, luxury holiday cottage in the Derbyshire Peak District in secluded rural surroundings at Farditch Farm in Chelmorton. This large holiday cottage near Bakewell is a beautifully furnished barn conversion that sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms - one on the ground floor.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

One of three brand new (2017) luxury barn conversions in a secluded rural location in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, Red Hurst is a 3-bedroom family friendly holiday cottage near the picturesque village of Chelmorton. The cottage stands on the Farditch Farm estate, and welcomes pets.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

£150.00 off

15th-20th Oct

Riverside House Cottage Listing
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Riverside House in Derbyshire is a large, detached, self-catering holiday cottage near Buxton, at Litton Mill in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Sleeps up to 12 guests (9 + 3) + cot. Games room. Pets welcome and located near traffic free Monsal Trail for walks and cycling.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Buxton is also quite rightly immensely proud of its architecture; perhaps this is why it is such a popular holiday destination, because, like other spa towns, you can quite easily spend days strolling around, gazing up and around at the tremendous walls and buildings absolutely everywhere you look.

The former town baths now house a shopping arcade and the tourist office (01298 25106), and it's here that a thermal spring spurts at the rate of 1,540 gallons an hour. Buy a bottle of it, or get it for free from a public fountain at St. Anne's Well opposite. The Slopes, very steep gardens, drop from the Crescent to the Museum and Art Gallery, which has won awards for its geological and archaeological displays. Practically every place name has the words "High" or "Peak" in it, an indication of its usual image. Visit the Poole's Cavern, a show-cave with the longest horizontal cave view in Britain, the Bookstore, Brierton Bar, on Ashbourne Road, to find 20,000 books in one of the largest discount bookshops in the country - and a kids' play area and coffee shop.

Drive further afield in Derbyshire to visit the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire - Chatsworth Park (01246 565300)and Haddon Hall, the Tudor home of the Duke of Rutland (01629 812855). Arrive in the future at Joddrell Bank Observatory, with one of the largest steerable radio telescopes in the world, a Planetarium, exhibits for the younger members of the family, and even an arboretum and birdwatching hide (01477 571339). This White Peak area of the Peak District National Park (the first in the country, 1951) has an age-old feeling of isolation and solitude while you walk and cycle through it, looking out for the fine Stone Age "henge" at Arbor Low. By the way, you might have noticed the "Peak" area, which is visited by 22 million people annually, has very few actual 'peaks', the word coming, as it does, from the Old English for mound or hill. And finally enjoy an original Bakewell Pudding (they're not called 'tarts' here) bought at the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop.

Despite being landlocked there’s an awful lot to be done and Buxton and surrounding villages offer a healthy choice of attractive holiday cottages from which to di it. ‘Go Ape’ - let loose for the day and swing like Tarzan through the wonderful forest surrounding Buxton. Go hiking across the Peak District and completely dive into the world-status surroundings that are incredibly highly acclaimed and unbeatable in terms of natural beauty. Indulge yourself in a cream tea at the end of a long day trekking through the best of the English countryside and relax and take in the great outdoors.

On top of all this, Buxton is greatly unappreciated in terms of its shopping, being host to an eclectic collection of shopping centres and a sophisticated line up of bars and restaurants. Although Buxton is perhaps most famous for its bottled spa water, it is clear that there is much more for visitors of the town to drink in when holidaying here.