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Alma Cottage

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Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely home."

    Probably the cleanest place we've stayed in We didn't like the instruction manual telling us to put out the "trash" etc. It felt quite patronising and shouty We also didn't appreciate the email from Sykes with a £40 discount code that didn't actually work when we tried to use it!

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Oct 2023

  • "My daughter and I stayed at Alma Cottage for 3 nights, the house itself was lovely I have some great positives and a few could do better."

    We were on a hiking holiday so didn't use kitchen or dining room hardly but did notice everything was there you needed my only upgrade would be to add another cupboard as there was only 1 small cupboard for kitchen storage luckily we just used worktop for bread and snacks. Living room we didn't use but was nice to see it had what you needed. Bathroom excellent, beds were so comfy, only 2 points I love to watch half hour of TV in bed but neither bedroom had tvs only a small niggle and the large first floor bed had a ridge in the middle due to being 2 singles but got a lovely night's sleep. Thank you to the hosts I would love to stop again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2023

  • "The light on the stairs goes on when going to the toilet which disturbs the person sleeping in the attic ."

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect place to use as a base to explore the area."

    Very homely with everything u would need. Although it is 2 bedroom I think if 4 adults stayed it would b a bit tight on space. Shame it doesn’t have an outdoors space. That said I would stay again.

    Reviewed by Steven4.1Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, however I did have a couple of niggles."

    ....the light on stairs that comes on whenever anyone goes to the bathroom was very annoying, it kept waking me up. I wish there was a way to turn it off. Secondly, being 5 foot 1.5 inches tall, I couldn't reach the shelf with the glasses on and had real difficulty reaching the small plates on lower shelf. I hate having to wait for my husband to help me.....perhaps a little fold up step would be good for the more vertically challenged! I would have been in trouble if my husband wasn't there! I did appreciate the little touches such as shower gel, washing up liquid etc! On the whole a lovely cottage, much better than our usual stays in travelodge!

    Reviewed by Moira4.7May 2023

  • "The property was comfortable and clean."

    Close proximity to other attractions and owners were very quick to respond when the boiler stopped working. The only thing I would say is that it's not really a cottage. It's a house on a crowded street but we still had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Neelum4.1Dec 2022

  • "Brilliant little cottage pretty central to Buxton itself, we found it a really relaxing space with pretty much everything you could need to be able to enjoy your stay."

    The little touches like a welcome basket with some snacks and a bottle of Cava were a nice touch. ( This could be a Christmas thing so hopefully ive not sold the owners down the river on that one

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Dec 2022

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  • Over three floors: Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, slimline dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Roadside parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The internal steps are quite steep and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility - Please take care

The property

Perched near the centre of the popular town of Buxton, Derbyshire, is this beautiful three-storey Victorian house, Alma Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location surrounded by the stunning Peak District National Park and the local amenities right on your doorstep, Alma Cottage is a fantastic family-friendly choice for couples or a family of four.

Step into your new home from home, where you will find an inviting sitting room, with feature fireplace, a corner sofa, and a Smart TV, ideal for enjoying relaxing film nights with loved ones.

Continue through to the kitchen/diner, where you can conjure up delicious meals for your loved ones, ready to enjoy at the breakfast bar over a bottle of wine.

Head upstairs, where you will find a stylish bathroom, complete with bath and walk-in shower, along with a tastefully decorated super-king-size bedroom with zip/ink.

Follow the stairs up to the second floor, where you’ll find the second bedroom, a well-presented king-size with en-suite cloakroom.

Explore the town, where you can delve into history at the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, picnic in Buxton Park, catch a live performance at the Buxton Opera House, stock up on essentials at the convenience stores and supermarkets, treat your loved ones to a meal out at The Arches Artisan Market & Bar, Ithaca Greek Taverna, and Michelangelos, hike up to Solomon’s Temple, or explore the fascinating Poole’s Cavern.

Venture into the Peak District National Park, where you can enjoy a plethora of scenic hikes and bike rides, here you’ll find Bakewell, home to the Thornbridge Brewery, The Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, the esteemed Chatsworth House, and nearby Haddon Hall.

Further afield, you will find Matlock, where you can enjoy leisurely strolls through Hall Leys Park, hop aboard the Peak Rail, soak up the views from atop Pic Tor War Memorial, or head to neighbouring Matlock Bath, where you can dine on fresh seafood at The Seafood Cave & Grill, explore The Great Rutland Cavern and tour The Peak District Mining Museum.

All this and more awaits at Alma Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Tideswell 7 miles; Bakewell 12 miles; Matlock 21 miles.

It was the constant 28 degrees centigrade of the bubbling blue waters of Buxton's eight thermal springs that originally attracted the Romans to the town. However it was during the 18th and 19th centuries, under the patronage of successive Dukes of Devonshire, that the Palladian splendour of the Buxton of today was designed and built - including the magnificent semi-circular Crescent, The Great Stable, Hall Bank, The Square, The Pavilion Gardens and The Opera House. Today visitors continue to enjoy these magnificent buildings and gardens, as well as the Opera House's full programme and annual festivals of music and arts. There is good walking close by with rugged peaks to the north and gentle hills and dales to the south and a number of pretty towns and villages are dotted throughout including Bakewell, Ashford-in-the-Water, Castleton and Edale. The stunning properties of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy driving distance and must be seen while visiting this area. A great base for exploring the Peak District.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas