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This 17th century holiday cottage provides a comfortable place to stay in the historic Market Town of Buxton with many varied events taking place throughout the year including the Buxton Festival and many others. Smithy's Cottage is situated on an 'Access only' street just off the High Street. It is a quiet back water just a few metres from the 'Town Trail'. Only a short walk to the Market Place, Museum Art Gallery, Pavilion Gardens, Opera House and main shopping area where there are plenty of restaurants, pubs and takeaways to choose from. Close by is Poole's Cavern and Solomon's Temple situated in Grin Low Country Park. The whole area is surrounded by the beautiful Peak District countryside with Bakewell, Castleton, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park all within a short car or bus jour...This 17th century holiday cottage provides a comfortable place to stay in the historic Market Town of Buxton with many varied events taking place throughout the year including the Buxton Festival and many others. Smithy's Cottage is situated on an 'Access only' street just off the High Street. It is a quiet back water just a few metres from the 'Town Trail'. Only a short walk to the Market Place, Museum Art Gallery, Pavilion Gardens, Opera House and main shopping area where there are plenty of restaurants, pubs and takeaways to choose from. Close by is Poole's Cavern and Solomon's Temple situated in Grin Low Country Park. The whole area is surrounded by the beautiful Peak District countryside with Bakewell, Castleton, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park all within a short car or bus journey. Buxton has its own railway station and is well served by buses to Manchester Airport and out into the countryside. The cottage has private parking for at least 2 cars and outdoor seating to enjoy a BBQ or relaxed drink. Inside the cottage there is an open fire for cosy nights in on cooler evenings.
Until the early 1900s Smithys Cottage had been the home of the local blacksmith for several hundred years - though now refurbished into comfortable accommodation it still retains much of its old period charm:
- a large oak beam fireplace with a cast iron open fire.
- thick limestone walls with deep recessed windows
- walls that slope outwards downstairs and inwards upstairs
- hardly a 'right angle' in the house to be found!More
I travelled on a budget and alone, Smithy's Cottage is the best cottage I've found at this price point so far and I felt very safe and secure there. The cottage is snug, warm and comfy. It was spotless, the parking/courtyard a plus, a lot...More
Date of stay: February 2020
Daydream398963, VR Owner at Smithys Cottage - Buxton, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2020
The location is central to the town but not noisy. Clean and well stocked, we have stayed numerous times and hope to visit again. A walk around the Pavilion Gardens is a must and if you are into rambling, there are some brilliant walks from...More
Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Maria G
Daydream398963, VR Owner at Smithys Cottage - Buxton, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019
Thank you for leaving a review. As you say Buxton is well served with its own railway station and numerous buses that go to so many areas of interest. There is no need to have a car. If you get a train to Macclesfield you...More
The cottage is a few minutes walk from the centre of Buxton. It has excellent parking and all the amenities, entertainment venues and pubs and restaurants are within a short walking distance, yet the cottage itself is in a quiet area. Buxton is a wonderful...More
Date of stay: July 2019
Daydream398963, VR Owner at Smithys Cottage - Buxton, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019
It was your 7th year staying with us. Thank you for your review. Hoping you will be back for many more years to come.
The location is excellent for buxton and the peak district. You have your own parking space which is nice. cottage stayed nice and cool in the hot weather. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed.
Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Mike K
Management response:Responded 10 July 2018
Thank you for your review. The thick stone walls keeps the cottage nice and cool during hot summer days but also retains the heat in colder weather keeping the cottage nice and cosy during the winter months. We hope you will consider staying again in...More
We found ‘Smithy’s Cottage’ to be a perfect holiday let.
Unlike so may other lets we have stayed in it was very well equipped, spotlessly clean and with no sign of the damp mustiness we have so often encounter. The accommodation is more like someone’s...More
Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Brian N
Management response:Responded 25 May 2018
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you stay with us again in the future. As you say we are very close to all Buxton has to offer without the need to use a car.
Second time I've stayed here. Really close to the market square which has a few convenience stores on it, and a short walk from Buxton Park, Opera house etc.
It's a nice home away from home.
Date of stay: May 2018
Management response:Responded 13 May 2018
Thanks for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay. You never run out of food or drink in Buxton. We are within easy walking to all you need whether it be eating in or eating out. The choice is wide and to suit all pockets.
What a beautiful cottage, so much character, very central and providing all we could need for our stay. There wasn't anything we found that could have improved this property, the owners had thought of everything. We had unseasonably cold weather for the end of April...More
Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Pauline C
Management response:Responded 10 May 2018
Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Buxton does have plenty to keep you busy.and lots of walks from the cottage without using a car and convenient buses to take you out further afield.
Arrived here the week when heavy snow was forecast and came here hoping for the best, but eventually had to give in to the weather and went home after four days. But this was no slight on the cottage which was wonderful and will definitely...More
Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Ray O
Management response:Responded 14 March 2018
Thank you for your review. We hope that next time you visit Buxton the weather will be better. You certainly got the worst weather we have had in many years. This area is so lovely and so much attractive scenery to see so close by....More
An unspoilt cottage with some history in a secluded street with no through-traffic. Cosy inside with plenty of character. All conveniences provided and ready on arrival, good clear communication in advance from owner. Excellent in every respect.
Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Anthony A
Management response:Responded 5 January 2018
Thank you very much for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay over Christmas and New Year. We hope you will consider staying again in the future.
Buxton is well served by public transport links from Manchester, Derby, Sheffield and Nottingham for those who do not want to use their car.
By Bus:- The main bus stops only 250m from the cottage which apart using to get to Buxton also gives easy access to explore all parts of the Peak District - check out the links on the left hand column for local and national bus services.
By Train:- The railway station is about a half mile from the cottage - a taxi to the cottage from the station costs around £5 - just ask for 'Smithys Cottage on Church Street'.
By Car:- If you do use your own car or one hired from an airport we have easy and private off-road parking next to the cottage.
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