3 (all year)
2 Brocklehurst Cottages is in a fantastic location in the heart of fashionable Buxton. Within a few minutes stroll, you can be drinking cocktails, enjoying a performance in the Buxton Opera House or Octagon Theatre, shopping in the charming boutiques, or enjoying a luxurious treatment for which the spa town is famed. The mews-style cottage is furnished to a very high standard and sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms with a flexible layout that suits couples, friends and families (children aged 3 and over are welcome). It also benefits from having a free secure parking space just around the corner - a real bonus in Buxton!
Buxton's elegance equals that of other great spa towns such as Bath, Cheltenham and Royal Tunbridge Wells. Well dressed Georgians flocked there to see and be seen, and it was also a favourite with wealthy Victorians who escaped the smog of the cities, supposedly to "take the waters" but also to show-off their middle-class money. The architecture reflects Buxton's prosperity, and no more so than in the Cultural Quarter, which is only a stone's throw from the cottage. Promenade through The Pavilion Gardens, take photos of Grade-I listed Buxton Crescent and the Grade-II listed Pump Room, and admire the collections in Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
The attractions don't stop at Buxton's borders. Being surrounded by the Peak District National Park makes it a fantastic holiday destination at any time of the year. There are miles of footpaths to suit every ability, including around Buxton Country Park, to Mam Tor, Kinder Scout, Shining Tor, Tegs Nose, and The Roaches. The Pennine Way and Pennine Bridleway both pass close to Buxton, while the Peak District Boundary Walk starts and ends at Buxton Market Square.
The Peak District is renowned for the quality of its rock climbing and caving. Poole's Cavern is just over a mile from the cottage, and Cavern and Titan's Cave are 10 miles north near Castleton. There is also an excellent variety of places to go climbing, bouldering and abseiling.
Day trips can include shopping in Bakewell, where there's a massive market with over 100 stallholders every Monday. Chatsworth House is spectacular inside and out and is only half an hour from Buxton. Other local attractions include the Peak Wildlife Park, Peveril Castle, Crich Tramway Village, Lyme, and Alton Towers. There is something to appeal to everyone at any time of the year, making it simple to create your perfect holiday.
Tim & Sandra Barlow joined Independent Cottages in September 2020
2 Brocklehurst Cottages is a traditional mews-style cottage with accommodation over two levels. The light, modern decor appeals to guests of all ages.
Parking: Free parking is a boon in Buxton and guests staying at the cottage are fortunate enough to have a private secure car parking space available during their stay (just around the corner). This is accessed via electronically controlled gates and guests will be given a fob to open the gates (£50 charge applies should the fob be lost or need replacing). Guests can pull-up outside to off-load, then park the car. A second vehicle can be parked free of charge on the road outside.
Outside: The cottage has a patio with a table and four chairs so you can enjoy eating outdoors in fine weather.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are all provided. Smoking and pets are not permitted. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. Only children aged 3 and over can be accepted.
We now provide luxurious duck feather and down duvets and pillows. To confirm in addition to the main bathroom we have a ground floor WC.
| Sun, 5 Jun 2022 for 4 nights, £399