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Book self-catering holidays in Buxton in a beautiful townhouse or restored apartment with views over the moors above the town. 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 and full of architecturally impressive buildings. The 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, rivalling 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) stages a multicultural 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.

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

One of three 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.

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Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

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.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

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. Four bedrooms sleeping 8. Wi-Fi. Pets welcome.

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Double-fronted exterior of a stone-built holiday cottage in Buxton
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Exchange Cottage lies outside of Winster, amid the beauty of the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. The family-friendly holiday cottage is also within easy reach of Bakewell, Matlock, Ashbourne, and Alton Towers.

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2-storey exterior of a stone-built Peak District holiday cottage in a remote rural location.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

With breathtaking views of the Staffordshire Moorlands, this countryside holiday cottage in Buxton sleeps seven and features an open fire and a 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.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Truly embodying the rural surroundings, Garden Cottage is a semi-detached barn conversion near Buxton, just on the edge of the hamlet of Sparrowpit within the Peak District. Set on a working dairy farm, the one-bedroom countryside cottage offers a secluded, romantic getaway for couples amidst verdant fields.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Family-friendly Pippenwell Cottage at Farditch Farm is a luxury Peak 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.

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6
Bedrooms
3

The Shearing Shed is a sleek rural cottage with beautiful rural views over the Peak District. The pet-friendly cottage sits on an alpaca farm near Flash, the highest village in Britain. It boasts a log burner, an open-plan design, a spacious patio, various farm animals and lots of fresh country air.

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Buxton is also immensely proud of its architecture; perhaps this is why it is such a popular holiday destination: that and its location in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Visit the former town baths now house a shopping arcade and the tourist office (01298 25106). Here, a thermal spring spurts at 1,540 gallons an hour. Buy a bottle, 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.

Visit the Poole's Cavern, a show cave, the longest horizontal cave view in Britain, or pop into the Bookstore, Brierton Bar, on Ashbourne Road, to find 20,000 books. It is one of the largest discount bookshops in the country - and has a kids' play area and coffee shop.

Drive further afield from your Buxton holiday cottage to visit the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire - Chatsworth Park and Haddon Hall, the Tudor home of the Duke Next, arriveland. Arrive in the future at Jodrell Bank Observatory, with one of the largest steerable radio telescopes in the world. Its attractions include a Planetarium, exhibits for the family's younger members, an arboretum and birdwatching hide.

The White Peak area of the Peak District National Park (the first in the country, created in 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. 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 a lot for visitors to enjoy in Buxton and its surrounding villages, in addition to a healthy choice of attractive holiday cottages to act as a comfortable base. Attractions include Go Ape' - let loose for the day and swing like Tarzan through the beautiful forest surrounding Buxton.

Go hiking across the Peak District, admiring the world-status. Indulge yourself in a cream tea at the end of a long day trekking through the beautiful Derbyshire countryside around Buxton, 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 lineup 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 to the town to imbibe when holidaying here.