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Buttercup Cottage

(Ref. 1067455)

Smalldale near Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Buttercup Cottage was a cosy, warm cottage in a good location for visiting the Peak District."

    The facilities are basic but sufficient. Only downside for us was the garden not being accessible straight from the cottage but we did know this before we booked. As previous reviews have mentioned the third step up to the cottage is very loose and therefore dangerous and we couldn't understand why this has not been rectified as it is a real health and safety concern.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.4Feb 2024

  • "On a positive note the area is beautiful, with lots of nice walks uphill and down dale."

    On a negative note, one of the steps up to the property is loose (a previous renter reported it in Sept and it still hasn't been fixed) and extremely dangerous. If you step on it at the wrong angle, you risk doing yourself serious injury. Inside the property it is adequate. The television has only the five terrestrial channels The washing machine doesn't work (again it has been previously reported but not repaired) It fills with water but doesn't wash. We had to waste 1/2 a day going into Buxton with wet, dirty clothes to find a launderette and pay £11 for something that we shouldn't have had to do. Had we known it didn't work we would have taken our dirty clothes home with us. There is no iron or ironing board in the property. The electric fire in the living room only worked for a few seconds before turning itself off. You need a degree in electrical engineering to understand how to work the electric hob Overall we had an enjoyable week in the area but I wouldn't recommend this property until the step has been repaired and the washing machine repaired/replaced

    Reviewed by Andrew2.8Nov 2023

  • "Cleanliness was not good at all , property downstairs is run down , not cleaned ..."

    Cleanliness was not good at all , property downstairs is run down , not cleaned properly , Stains and hair on the duvet covers , no wardrobe in twin room , there is a hole in the corner of the room we're floorboards are broken , windows were filthy , front step is a hazard it tips up when you stand on it , our stay was awful and will not be returning or recommend

    Reviewed by Tylean1.3Sep 2023

  • "The property was really nice and cosy, we had a really lovely and enjoyable stay in a beautiful part of the country."

    The cottage has two bedrooms, and the one with the double bed is very spacious. Wifi works great, downstairs very comfortable, parking is easy round the back by the garages, and only 10 minutes from Buxton. All in all would recommend.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2023

  • "Pleasantly surprised that the cottage is very large."

    Bedrooms are beautiful, new comfy, very clean beds. The downstairs could do with an update but we had our little dog so it didn’t bother us. The cottage takes dogs so it is understandable the flooring takes it’s toll. Very friendly neighbour helped us to open the back door, difficult to open, could do with a check. Downstairs could have done with a deep clean, tacky kitchen surfaces, dirty dishes in the cupboard, etc but after we bought cleaner and quickly made it home we didn’t want to leave after our week. Very close to Buxton. Plenty parking. Would return and have recommended to my brother. Apparently, he tells us that the little train station down the road is famous for trainspotters, we saw them looking over the railway bridge every day with their cameras at the ready

    Reviewed by Morag3.8Jul 2023

  • "Parking near garages not possible on any day we were there."

    Wardrobe knobs missing in both bedrooms leaving exposed screws. Needs corkscrew!!!!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage well placed for all areas of the Peak District."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a amazing 8 night stay in this cottage."

    It was the perfect base to start all our hikes, clean, comfortable, very well maintained and welcoming. Parking wasnt an issue either, we parked outside the garage. We didn't get to meet the owner but all the instructions she had left was very helpful and neighbour Ken was very friendly and helpful. The only issue we had was the washer/dryer. We just couldn't get it to work properly and I'd maybe recommend getting a new toaster, as this ones a little tiny. Couldn't fault this beautiful little cottage in any other way. We would 100% stay at this cottage again and thank you for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Mar 2023

  • "The property was clean and tidy but lacked a few basic kitchen equipment."

    Very dog friendly neighbours even offered to look after our dog while we had a meal out ( we didn't take the offer up ) The cottage is situated in a perfect location for sightseeing, very good local pubs serving home cooked meals just right after day exploring !!

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Mar 2023

  • "Nice cottage in a quiet location."

    Good facilities and close to Buxton.

    Reviewed by Jon3.8Oct 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Buttercup Cottage."

    Very clean and tidy with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Great location for lovely towns to visit. The owner Sally is very friendly and accommodating. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Could do with a bigger frying pan,and a stair to stop dogs going upstairs,but lovely place and very nice people."

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, clean with no clutter."

    A couple of suggestions nothing major but it would be nice to have a 4 slice toaster and some pint glasses. Overall stay great.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a beautiful stay as a family."

    Lovely location and in the middle of where we wanted to visit so not much traveling

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.1Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage set in a great location which was a perfect base for exploring the Peak District."

    Owners were very helpful on arrival. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is located only a few minutes drive from Buxton, which make things very easy."

    The front door was a little difficult to find at first but once you get it it’s actually very easy. We had a bit of problem with beddings for the first night but Sally responded very quickly the next day which was super helpful given it was a Sunday. I will definitely recommend this cottage for people visiting the peak district.

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7Apr 2022

  • "Location of property was excellent."

    Tiny village a very short drive from the peaks. I hadnt realised garden was split by an access road but it was peaceful, equipped and practical for our short stay. Only 5 mins drive from Buxton and the pioles cavern and Go Ape. Many options for parking which were needed as parking out the front is at a premium but owners have this covered.

    Reviewed by Ellie4.1Apr 2022

  • "Just come back from 4 nights at Buttercup Cottage, the cottage is so lovely and cosy."

    The owner was really helpful on arrival giving lots of information. The area is perfect for exploring the Peak District, the cottage it self is on a quite road with a handful of other cottages, highly recommend a walk up to see the Quarry it’s a nice peaceful walk. The cottage has everything you need we definitely over packed

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and ideally suited to having the dog with us."

    The walk up alongside the quarry was very picturesque and an easy uphill climb. Visited Buxton and Castleton which have many good eateries and pubs. Overall was a good base from which to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Oct 2021

  • "A very nicely presented cottage, well located for Buxton and the Peaks, and very comfortable."

    The owner also left some dog treats, bowls, and towels. Very thoughtful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "The owner put milk and bread in the fridge, toilet rolls in the shower room, kitchen roll, cling film, tin foil, washing up liquid etc in the kitchen."

    We were very well provided for in the cottage. It was very clean as well.. the cottage is well situated for many places. Nothing is too far away - Buxton is about 3 miles away, and the other towns in the Peak District are about half an hour away.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2021

  • "Pet friendly."

    Lovely bedrooms. Expensive for 2 night stay. Nice that milk bread and chocolates were left thank you. Nice location with cows in the field. Neighbours were noisy late at night unfortunately. Owner very helpful. Overall would recommend.

    Reviewed by Jemma3.8Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was comfortable and more than met our needs."

    Neighbours were friendly and very helpful. Though we did not meet the owners, they were most helpful when we had cause to call them.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2021

  • "Sally met us and explained everything."

    The cottage was clean and well appointed. The setting was very peaceful and provided a base for what activities we cared to do.The neighbours were lovely and very helpful. We had reason to call a local vet who gave some advice over the phone and unexpectedly called us back the next morning to see if the advice worked. There is a sky system in the cottage with all terrestrial (Freeview) channels it would have been useful to have taken our sky card for the full range of sky channels. All in all a good week away.

    Reviewed by Wally5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with good facilities and central heating."

    Good central location for exploring the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great stay in a nice cottage which has everything you need."

    Really helpful owners who even offer up their drive just a few doors down for easier and safe parking, nothing was too much trouble for them. Good location to explore the peak district from.

    Reviewed by Joe4.7Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • There is a space opposite property for unloading/loading ,additional space on owner's driveway opposite the property and also a garage for use
  • Small gravelled front garden
  • Enclosed rear lawn with patio area, seating and a summerhouse
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: The rear garden is opposite the property, accessed via a short lane and up three steps
  • Note: The property is accessed via a couple of steps to the front, but flat access at the rear
  • Please note: This property has a lockable garage which can take a large car or push bikes.

The property

Buxton 4 miles.

Resting in the quiet hamlet of Smalldale near Buxton on the fringes of the Peak District National Park is 16 Smalldale Cottages, a charming mid-terrace cottage, ideal for a small family or couple wanting to enjoy a peaceful countryside getaway within easy reach of the rugged peaks and rolling countryside of the Peak District National Park.

The property provides parking on the driveway just up the road or in the garage, and once you have parked up, make your way up a small set of steps to the front entrance, where you can hang up your coats in the porch, before making your way into the main living area.

The sitting room boasts an inviting leather sofa with matching armchairs, the ideal place to relax and unwind during an evening in front of the fire, with a great book from the bookcase or with a film on the TV.

The kitchen/diner is well-equipped with all the appliances you could wish for during your self-catered stay, with a dishwasher to take care of any washing up and a washer/dryer, should you need to clean clothes after a day exploring the national park.

Head upstairs to catch up on rest in one of two spacious bedrooms; a master double and a twin both offer plenty of storage space for your belongings and share use of the ground-floor shower room, where you can prepare for each day with a refreshing rinse.

Make your way to the rear of the property and along a short lane to the enclosed rear garden, accessed up three steps and through a gate, where your children and four-legged friends can run freely as you sit out on the patio with a glass of wine and enjoy the best of the late afternoon sun, while the summerhouse offers additional seating and an electric fire, making it an ideal cosy spot on a cooler evening.

Venture into the spa town of Buxton to pick up any essentials from the shops, as well as perusing the galleries and enjoying a coffee and cake break at one of its many cafés.

Buxton boasts many attractions that make it a wonderful day out, from the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, the Edwardian opera house, which hosts theatre and musical performances year-round, and for those seeking adventure, be sure to discover the limestone cave network of Poole's Cavern and try the treetop zip wire course at Go Ape Buxton.

Pay a visit to St Anne’s Well and sample Buxton's well-known water, take an afternoon stroll around The Pavilion Gardens and admire an array of fine Georgian architecture that lines the town.

Take advantage of your proximity to the Peak District National Park, enjoying walking and cycling trails through spectacular countryside, encompassing attractions like the limestone show caves at Blue John Cavern and the peak of Mam Tor, where hikers are rewarded with panoramic valley views from its peak.

The charming villages of Castleton and Matlock Bath are in easy reach, along with the town of Bakewell, known for its iconic pudding, and the stunning estates of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

With so much adventure available from your doorstep, make 16 Smalldale Cottages the base for your next Derbyshire getaway.

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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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