5 Church Street is ideal for those who want to spend the day in open country but seek the facilities of a town centre location in the evenings, within an easy stroll of a quiet night’s rest!
Buxton is a festival town and 5 Church Street’s central location puts you at the heart of its summer carnivals, well dressing celebrations and many musical and theatrical events. The house is within very easy walking distance of all the Buxton International Festival and Fringe venues, and is just 15 minutes’ walk from Buxton Opera House with its varied year-round programme. At 5 Church Street you’ll be able to enjoy Buxton’s vibrant atmosphere, whether your interest is as a casual observer of all the Fringe festival street theatre or as an avid opera fan.
Buxton is a great town in which to browse, with its elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture and a wide range of shops and cafes. (Scriveners, Derbyshire’s largest second-hand bookshop, is just 30 yards from 5 Church Street’s front door). Buxton’s famous Crescent is on the verge of reopening as an international spa hotel, after a lengthy, multi-million pound restoration, whilst the former Devonshire Royal Hospital with its magnificent dome now forms part of the University of Derby and is open to visitors. It has an excellent restaurant and award-winning day spa . The Pavilion Gardens offer 23 acres of magnificently landscaped park, with a bandstand, lakes, a beautiful conservatory, restaurants and a swimming pool, all less than ten minutes’ walk from the cottage. Also within a short distance of 5 Church Street is Grin Low Country Park , with the spectacular Poole’s Cavern, breath-taking views from Solomon’s Temple and a Go-Ape high wire tree-swinging centre.
Buxton is surrounded by the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and lies less than a mile from the Peak National Park. This is splendid walking country and the cottage is well provided with walks books and maps. The more adventurous can enjoy cycling, rock climbing and gliding. If you wish to bring your own bikes, we have a secure store for up to four cycles, with a charging point for electric bikes. Stately homes abound, including Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, and the National Trust’s Hardwick Hall , all of which have starred in recent BBC period dramas and historical films. And if ever you do get a yearning for the big city, there’s always Manchester, just an hour away on the train, a truly European centre with art galleries, museums and very high quality shops.