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The Stables

Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 936324)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely sizeable cottage for an extended family to stay in."

    Kitchen nicely equipped, plenty of seating for us all. Loved that there were different areas for us to relax in - lounge, garden Room, large kitchen/diner. Owners responsive to our queries, check in straightforward. Garden was sweet, complete with stream. Location convenient for Buxton as well as walks from the cottage. Would recommend!

    Thank you for your kind feedback and recommendation. Best regards. Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by AbbieApr 2022

  • "There was a real homely feel to the property as soon as you walked through the door."

    It was very well equipped and could accommodate our party of 8 without feeling hemmed in.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, Martin. We hope to welcome you to The Stables again soon. Kind regards, Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinFeb 2022

  • "Amazingly well stocked and comfortable home."

    I say home as it is more than a house. The summer room is a great place to sit and read or watch the birds or the autumn colours in the garden. Very comfortable beds. The property is in a fantastic location for the town and all it has to offer . Superb communication from Heather though we didn’t need to contact her as there were no issues.

    Thanks so much for your lovely feedback, Carol. We hope to welcome you again to The Stables next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2021

  • "The owners were very helpful, and swift to communicate."

    Thanks for your great feedback, Elizabeth. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean, spacious and comfortable."

    The kitchen in particular was very well equipped. It was great to have loads of parking space, and the playpark at the back was much appreciated by the toddler in our party.

    Thank you for your kind review, Wilson. We have a wonderful team of housekeepers who do a fantastic job :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilsonSep 2021

  • "It was a peaceful cottage with everything we as a family needed and a bit more to explore."

    A place to relax and laugh, to stretch out and unwind. The location was just right, a short walk to the centre of Buxton, near to rail and road links to travel out for a day and come to our home from home. Lovely facilities, comfortable beds and kitchen and lounge well thought out by the owners, games , films, activities and equipment were all there where we needed it. Wonderful place , highly recommended..

    Thank you for this kind and thoughtful review, Deborah, much appreciated. The Stables really is a hidden gem for visiting Buxton and making the most of all the pubs and restaurants in walking distance. We hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2021

  • "I would thoroughly recommend the stables."

    It’s a lovely house with everything you need. The house is in a quiet location but only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Buxton.

    Thank you for this great review and your recommendation Andrea, much appreciated :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2021

  • "Great cottage, spacious and well-equipped, in a fantastic location."

    We particularly enjoyed the garden.

    Thank you for this lovely review, Carin. Glad you enjoyed the cottage, garden and the location - it is indeed a hidden gem when visiting Buxton and the beautiful Peak District. We hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarinJul 2021

  • "Could do with replacing the sofa's and chair"

    Thank you for your feedback, June, sorry if the sofa was not to your taste. We have replaced the bean bags and footstools since your visit, as well as new linen, bed throws, towels and other equipment this year. The suite in the lounge is of a high quality but designed to look homely and "lived in", which perhaps does not suit everyone. We always replace furnishings and equipment when needed but most people seem to find the house very comfortable, so I was sad to read that this was your only review on our cottage. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuneJun 2021

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Very cute and clean!! Thank you so much.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback, Shawn. Glad you enjoyed your stay at The Stables and we hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShawnApr 2021

  • "This gorgeous property was everything we expected and more."

    The accomodation was superb and the garden was a delight. Very quiet and peaceful and a joy to sit in and relax.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage which suited our needs well."

    The only drawback for us were the steps down to the garden which our elderly dog could not manage, however for someone with a more mobile pet the property would be ideal as there is a gate from the garden onto a path leading to an area where the dog can be exercised. There were only 5 in our party so the shower situation wasn’t an issue - this might be more of a problem if 10 people stayed, but I’m sure can be managed! Overall this is a lovely property and we would stay again.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "Good base for a visit to the Peak District."

    Great house in a quiet setting. The children loved the play park outside from the back gate.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2020

  • "We all enjoyed our family get together in this beautiful and beautifully maintained holiday cottage,the photos do not do it justice,looking forward to a second,longer stay."

    Reviewed by VickyMar 2020

  • "Beautiful house on the edge of Buxton."

    Easy to walk from the door but a short drive to other walks, too. Plenty of parking and lots of equipment.

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2020

  • "Heating was tricky to get right and use."

    We had a great time. Thank you

    Reviewed by BrandonDec 2019

  • "My family and I spent Christmas here at the Stables and had an absolutely wonderful time."

    The property is very clean and well equipped. There were between 6 and 10 of us over the Christmas week as people were arriving and leaving the whole time we were there. We had 2 dogs with us as well. There was plenty of room for everyone. The garden area with the little stream was beautiful - there’s a garden gate that takes you to a nearby park and field. Lots of parking at the property. It was all simply perfect. (Bigger or more dustbins might be an idea)

    Reviewed by BevDec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful family get together in this very comfortable cottage, celebrating my 70th birthday."

    Great location close to the town centre, but also with the moorland countryside nearby. The cottage is furnished to a high standard, clean and well looked after, with all the facilities and equipment you need for a home away from home. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by MarilynDec 2019

  • "The house was very well equipped and clean."

    All rooms were decorated to a high standard and the house was in a central situation for exploring the area. The only negative point was when the dishwasher failed to work. I contacted the housekeeper on the mobile number and left a message. I was happy to be contacted on my mobile phone to accommodate a repair before the next guests were due but was disappointed to not even receive an acknowledgment of my phone call.

    Reviewed by MarionOct 2019

  • "Location House was fantastic"

    Reviewed by SharleenJun 2019

  • "A super property with excellent facilities."

    Great for a family holiday. Everything you could want and need to make home from home.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2019

  • "Buxton is an excellent centre for exploring the Peak District."

    Much to see in the town and easy access to the numerous walks in the surrounding hills and valleys with pretty villages and welcoming pubs for much needed refreshment. We have stayed in many holiday cottages around the UK and Europe and The Stables is probably the best and most well equipped that we have found. We even managed to deal with the limited shower availability by organising a rota, otherwise perfect.

    Reviewed by IvanMay 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was super for a group, large and very comfortable. Plenty of equipment in kitchen, and great sitting areas both inside and out. Having some Sky channels was a bonus for some of the group! Let down slightly by immediate surrounding area. Garden was good but had expected some grass!

    Reviewed by CathyMay 2019

  • "Although The Stables is within walking distance of Buxton centre, it is a little peaceful haven where relaxing comes easy."

    The brook running through the sloped garden is lovely, though I wouldn't want to stick my toes in it I suspect it is very cold. No views as such, but simple a lovely place to gather the family for a weekend, which we did. The Peak District is so close and easy to reach, so trips out into the country side for walks or to visit the sites, it's easy to have a wonderful time at The Stables.

    Reviewed by KarinApr 2019

  • "We booked this house for a family get-together and were a bit apprehensive about how it would turn out."

    We were delighted with it from the moment we arrived. It was large, spotless, warm, welcoming and exceptionally well equipped. The garden was beautiful and unusual and had the bonus of a back gate opening onto a pleasant (public) green space with a small playground. There are lots of shops a short walk away in town and plenty of walks for any fitness level. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by SheenaMar 2019

  • "The house was ideal for myself and my group of friends."

    It was nice that as a group of 10 we could all be together in the big lounge, it was lovely to sit in the conservatory in the morning with a cup of tea and look out over the garden and the stream which ran through it. There was everything you could need in respect of the kitchen facilities and dining area to have a sit down meal in the evening. The position of the house was ideal for the short walk into the town centre and shops and the local pubs We all agreed that we would come back for a second visit in the future

    Reviewed by GillianFeb 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    It had everything we needed for 10 people. All rooms are very well proportioned, I can imagine the garden being lovely to sit out in, in the summer as it's beautiful. I'd definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2018

  • "We stayed here for a long weekend and wished we could stay for a week."

    The house had a lovely homely feel and had everything you could possibly need. The dogs loved the heated floor in the garden room and we loved that it was only a 5 minute walk into Buxton with all its shops and pubs. This is a real gem of a holiday let.

    Reviewed by EileenNov 2018

  • "The Stables was a great property - 5 min walk into the centre of Buxton and was very comfortable and spacious for the 9 adults we had staying."

    Loads of info provided in a folder for how everything worked and the cottage was really well equipped - it even had birthday candles! I would definitely recommend and revisit. Would highly recommend the French restaurant in town and a visit to Poole Cavern is a must.

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2018

  • "The Stables was a lovely place for our family of 10 and plenty of space for us not to be on top of each other."

    Very well equipped and also close to town centre, pubs, restaurants and amenities. Everything you could want close at hand, including a playing field/playground for children and dogs. The only draw back were the showers. The shower head in main bathroom kept swivelling round as you washed and the one in bedroom 1 did not maintain temperature or pressure. Otherwise we had a wonderful week and would certainly recommend this property.

    Thank you for your feedback. The shower issues have since been addressed and fixed. A new boiler has been installed in November 2018 which has fixed any prior issues as had no further complaints. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2018

  • "The cottage is well located and very well equipped."

    The garden is beautiful. All in all a great choice for a family get together.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2018

  • "Our second visit to The Stables."

    Great holiday home. We love staying here for our annual art trip. Lots of space. The kitchen is well equipped and it really feels like home. We had beautiful weather so we're able to enjoy sitting out in the evening and dining al fresco. Thank you, we hope to return and thoroughly recommend The Stables and beautiful Buxton.

    Reviewed by EileenJun 2018

  • "The only downfall was the 'good old British weather'."

    ....the property and surrounding area were perfect. A beautiful, tastefully furnished, clean and comfortable property. Absolutely no shortage of utensils, crockery, cutlery etc., the owners have catered for every eventuality. Beautiful soft white towels adorned every bed, which were all made up with crisp white Egyptian cotton bedding. The garden is such an added bonus. So beautifully landscaped as it stretches above the gentle brook.. You can lose yourself in thought as you sit on the terraced decking or within the garden with only the gentle sound of the brook and bird song. So tranquil. We truly found a hidden gem when we booked The Stables. Highly recommend, and hope one day to return.

    Reviewed by AnnaJun 2018

  • "The Stables is a character building fitted out superbly."

    The garden is amazing and the place is maintained well. A truly great place to stay.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

  • "Amazing place with gorgeous garden."

    ..photos do not show how wonderful this place is. We will be sure to return. Easy access to range of supermarkets on foot. Quiet. Private. Lots of space. Well equipped. Large entrance hall for coats and boots and bags. Just be prepared for showers which do not always give consistent temperatures or pressure. But they do work well, on the whole, and would not put us off returning. Edale and Castleton just 20 mins away and easy route out of Buxton.

    Thank you for your feedback. The shower issues have since been addressed and fixed. A new boiler has been installed in November 2018 which has fixed any prior issues as had no further complaints. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MollieMay 2018

  • "I simply had an amazing time for my 40th."

    Great place with great people

    Reviewed by CraigApr 2018

  • "Our American friends were ecstatic - the only description that really fits"

    Reviewed by GlynMar 2018

  • "If anything we said that the photographs advertising this property didn’t do it justice!"

    I guess that meant we were all pleasantly surprised. From the photos it looks a bit small and shabby. Totally the opposite. Will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by RozJan 2018

  • "The Stables was the perfect cottage for our family celebration weekend and all three generations were delighted with the cottage and all it provided."

    Reviewed by LynnJan 2018

  • "Just spent the best Christmas ever in this amazing cottage ."

    Did not want to leave .

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2017

  • "The Stables is a well loved home and this is obvious."

    Its beautiful,tasteful and welcoming. There is EVERTHING you could need in a holiday cottage.We were only there 3 nights and it felt like home.

    Reviewed by BrendaNov 2017

  • "Beautiful property in very quiet area but very handy for pub and town."

    High quality property and very well equipped, particularly in the kitchen where there is plenty of everything you would usually expect and some things you wouldn't.

    Reviewed by GlenSep 2017

  • "The space and layout of the house is ideal for large groups and children."

    The garden is delightful.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2017

  • "A lovely property ideal for all the family, very comfortable and close to amenities."

    An enjoyable home from home

    Reviewed by PenelopeMay 2017

  • "This is a great house and our party of ten had a excellent time."


    Reviewed by MalcolmApr 2017

  • "Very comfortable house for a large group with a delightful garden."

    Kitchen/Dining area one of the best we've had in a holiday rental.

    Reviewed by RosieApr 2017

  • "It was nice not to have to fuss about a bond which seems to be usual with larger properties."

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2017

  • "The Stables is perfect for a large get together - great facilities and social space, lovely garden - Buxton shops around the corner but gateway to Peak District and fantastic walks."


    Reviewed by HelenOct 2016

  • "The Stables were excellent."

    Very clean, excellent facilities, beautiful house and gardens. We were 5 adults and 2 children and all fitted in very comfortably. Would highly recommend this house to others

    Reviewed by IanOct 2016

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped cottage, ideally situated for town centre facilities and walking/sightseeing on Derbyshire Dales."

    Family loved it.

    Reviewed by JoannaOct 2016

  • "A wonderful property that exceeded all our expectations."

    We were a family party of 9 celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. The house easily accommodated 9 people with a huge kitchen /dining room and very spacious lounge. The bedrooms are all very comfy and with the numbered doors it gives a very nice feel to the house. The garden is a hidden gem, it would be marvellous on a summers evening. Thank you. Tim and Lynne Crawford, Long Eaton

    Reviewed by TimOct 2016

  • "A beautiful place in an excellent location."

    We couldn't have wished for more. The beds were comfy and the whole house looked recently refurbished to a high standard. We had a great family holiday and plenty of room for our large group. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin (one zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Utility room with sink
  • Kitchen with dining area and breakfast island with 4 bar stools and a large dining table that seats 10
  • Hall with table and 4 chairs
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Garden room with gas fire
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Double gas cooker with 2 ovens and 7 rings
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Machine
  • Freezer
  • Two Fridges
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • TV, Dvd Player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 1 highchair, travel cot, 2 x stairgates and 2 x fire guard
  • Off road parking for up to 5 cars
  • Private rear garden with stream
  • Enclosed upper graveled area with decking, built in BBQ and garden furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Within walking distance of many restaurants, pubs, shops and supermarkets
  • Please NOTE: No Stag/Hen parties, happy to accept family celebration bookings

The property

A fantastic five bedroom, semi-detached stable conversion within walking distance of many independent shops and restaurants in Buxton, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

This delightful cottage has lots of sociable space making it ideal for a large family get together or group of ten friends.

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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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