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Spacious stylish house for group stays in beautiful Buxton, pet friendly.

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 14 in 6 big bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, huge lounge and big square table!

Delighted to be awarded a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor for 2017 Wellwood Lodge is on the edge of glorious countryside yet just ten minutes walk to the bars, shops and stunning architecture and parks of Buxton!

Considerable recent updating gives visitors a superior self-catering experience in the beautiful spa town of Buxton and the stunning Peak District. A bespoke handcrafted oak staircase rises through the heart of the house to the six spacious bedrooms one of which is a stunning 4 poster room with en suite. There are 4 bath / shower rooms in total.

A huge (31 ft) 9.5 metres lounge offers a wonderful space for entertaining. Wi-fi is accessible throughout the property. This room had a considerable makeover in 2017 which cannot fail to wow you.

The fully-fitted and exceptionally well equipped kitchen leads to a Victorian-style conservatory and a dining room with an 8 foot square table that seats 12 to 14.

It is the perfect house and location for family and friends gatherings.

Countryside forms the backdrop and far reaching views are from the front windows. A short walk from the house takes you to heather moorlands, woods and wetlands.

Buxton's vibrant and cosmopolitan town centre is just 10 minutes on foot.

The house is on a hillside with a front and enclosed rear garden with a small lawn. For a small fee we allow owners to bring their well behaved dogs to enjoy their holiday too.

Plenty of space for walkies less than 5 minutes away.

Buxton's beauty is a popular choice for weddings, the house is in walking distance of the Palace Hotel, Old Hall Hotel, Devonshire Dome and Pavilion Gardens, all popular reception venues. We have had brides leave from our door for their big day, families delighted to have a venue where they can relax informally together without the constraints of a hotel.

I will personally welcome my visitors and endeavor to point you in the direction of essential things to do and see.

As a resident since childhood I am an enthusiast of my beautiful town, the specialist shops within the Cavendish arcade the former spa bathing area, the extensive choice of places to sample the local gastronomic delights, the wonderful Opera house and the stunning Pooles cavern which is rated as England's finest show cavern are just a few of the highlights. The beautifully kept 23 acre Pavilion gardens is a wonderful place for all ages to enjoy a fun filled time.

The Property Comprises:

• Ground Floor: Very spacious lounge, with coal effect gas fire, 42 inch TV, DVD player, iPod & iPhone compatible docking Speaker, CD and radio player, leather lounge seating for everyone to sit in comfort.

•Dining room, seating for 12 - 14 around a huge square table, graced with elegant white contemporary crockery. Additionally a 32 inch lazy Susan adds to the fun of reaching your condiments etc.

The well equipped kitchen has ample work surfaces and storage, an electric Neff oven, grill and microwave, a range style 6 burner gas hob and 2 electric ovens with grills, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There are pots, pans, a Kenwood chef, Kenwood commercial food processor and every utensil to make light work of food preparation.

The kitchen leads through to the Victorian style conservatory with sitting area and door to rear garden.

Shower room with toilet and washbasin.

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer

First Floor

• Bathroom with toilet, washbasin, and shower over bath.

• Shower room with toilet and washbasin.

• En suite bathroom with shower to king size 4 poster bedroom

• 1 twin bedroom

• 1 king size bedroom, can be zip link to create 2 x 2ft 6in beds

• 1 king size double bedroom 1 with additional single bed

• Second Floor

• 1 twin bedroom

• 1 triple with king size, bed, can be zip link to create 2 x 2ft 6 in beds, additional single bed.

• Basement

• Cellar rooms into which is placed a 6' x 3' Snooker table, table football, hoopla and dart board for your fun. Please note this is a cellar area, not an official games room, but it is much used and appreciated by the majority of our visitors.

• Garden

• The house is approached by an inclined path with hand rail. The double garage roof serves as a morning sun patio. The rear garden is fully enclosed, chipping base patio with 2 x 8 seater picnic tables. 3 steps to lawned area of approx 60 sq metres and shrub borders at a slightly elevated level.

Weekly stays must commence Fridays or Mondays

More Details

Susan Howarth
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Susan Howarth

I have a BA hons degree in International Tourism Management with French and have worked in tourism mainly as an Information Assistant since completing my degree in 2001, providing me with vast knowledge of the Peak District area. These days, I am a mum to Thomas born in 2010 and along with keeping the property in good shape I enjoy socialising and exercising through Zumba, Clubbercise and running.

Susan Howarth purchased this house in 2010

Why Susan Howarth chose Buxton

Formerly our family home which my parents left to do bed and breakfast in Buxton. For 24 years it has been let out to visitors, myself taking charge of the business in 2010.

Our 2017 guests write ...

Great house, warm and plenty of hot water, best equipped kitchen we have ever had, and it all works! Lovely decor, a high-spec house and great value for money. Will return! (New year visitors)

Wonderful family 60th celebration, fantastic warm accommodation very well equipped, amazing place.

A beautifully appointed house with everything you could want! We have enjoyed lovely weather, walks and stunning views. We are sure we will return!

Fantastic house, a perfect base for my hen weekend. Lots of fun had by all, loads of space, great accommodation and very well equipped kitchen. Loved it!

Fantastic house that surpassed all expectations.

What makes this house unique

Loads of space for groups to socialise, this factor is always mentioned by our visitors!

Great showers with lots of hot water.

Warm and cosy despite its size.

Superbly equipped with every preparation utensil you could need.

Great views!

Within walking distance of independent shops and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely accommodation and communal rooms, fabulous walks, trails and views close by. Loved the photos of local scenes in the house. A wonderful week!
May 2017
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Buxton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Usage, Double, twin or triple
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , King size can be 2 singles
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Usage, double, twin or triple, king size bed can be 2 single
  • Bedroom 1 en suite with dressed four poster bed Bedroom 2 with wash basin, can be used for 3 people Synthetic pillows and duvets
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • spelunking


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Spacious stylish house for group stays in beautiful Buxton, pet friendly.
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

great place for family break

  • 4 of 5

house is spacious and comfortable, and well equipped. Easy parking for 4 or more, and near to town, where there are lots of bars, cafes and restaurants. Owner left us fresh made bread and a couple of bottles of wine to greet us. lots of space for sitting outside and the conservatory is a nice touch. All said, a very nice place to stay

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Pleased that you had a great family get together. Hope I can host you again.
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a large group, perfect location

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for endorsing what I set out to achieve... perfection! I hope we can host you again in the future.
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house suitable for big party, just celebrated my 50th with all the family, lots of space for everyone, property is well equipped with all you need, we self catered and did not want for anything, nice games room in cellar that provided entertainement for the younger members of the party, Susan is a lovely owner and thought of all the special touches to make our stay special, would certainly recommend

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the trouble to review your stay. I am delighted that the house proved to be such a successful venue for your special birthday, I do try and pull out all the stops for my visitors, and when it’s back to back as yours was with my new year guests leaving your arrival day it can be quite a challenge to achieve perfection in the time frame, pleased we did it! I hope you will consider returning to give you more time to explore this beautiful area.
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One of the best family houses we have stayed in. Full marks!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious with immaculate decor. We loved the Peak District pictures on the walls. The bedrooms and bathrooms were beautiful.There were various arrangements of single and double beds to suit adults, teenagers and children.

The situation was ideal, with a walk up to the woods and moor directly behind, much appreciated by the small dog and owners, and easy access to the town, either walking or by car.

The games room in the cellar was well used by all, especially the boys.

We were blessed with good weather so walks were enjoyed in Lyme Park, the Monsal Trail and the Goyt valley.

An excellent meal for twelve was had at the St. Moritz to celebrate one grandson’s 18th, although all meals were thoroughly enjoyed in the house, due to excellent cooking facilities and a huge dining room.

We have booked holidays for the family for over ten years.

Due to grandchildren growing up and not having school holidays this could be our last weekly holiday altogether.

A very enjoyable fitting finale!

Grandma and Grandad Higgin and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review of your week spent at my property I am pleased it was such a success. You may perhaps consider a weekend return or a special anniversary even if amassing the troops for a half term break isn’t practical! All the best to you and many thanks for choosing Wellwood Lodge.
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Car: recommended


Built on the River Wye, and overlooked by Axe Edge Moor, Buxton has a history as a spa town due to its geothermal spring which rises at a constant temperature of 28 °C. The spring waters are piped to St Ann's Well on the historic Georgian Crescent where anyone can take the water

Buxton is the highest market town in England, holding markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year.

The beautiful Pavilion Gardens are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The combination of walks, lakes, water fowl, play areas and miniature train ensure that they remain a firm favourite with the whole family.

You may also like to consider indulging in spa treatment therapy at the nearby Devonshire Dome within the University buildings. It is one of the most dramatic spaces in Britain and the largest unsupported dome in Europe. Built in 1779 by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, this magnificent grade II* listed building has dominated the Buxton sky line ever since, open to the public at most times to gaze in awe at the internal dome and listen to the acoustics over a cup of coffee perhaps.

Indulge in a little retail therapy at the specialist shops within the Cavendish arcade, the former spa bathing area. There is an extensive choice of places to eat to suit all tastes and pockets.

The wonderful Opera house a salute to Frank Matcham's inspiration in 1903 delivers a varied programme of drama, concerts, stand up comedians and more throughout the year.

Pooles Cavern & Buxton Country Park.

This magnificent natural cavern features spectacular stalactites and crystal formations. Regular guided tours take you through spacious, well lit chambers where you will be introduced to Derbyshires largest stalactite and the unique poached egg stalagmites, it is rated as England's finest show cavern. The surrounding Country Park features woodland trails up to Solomon's temple, stunning 360 degree panoramic views are well worth the climb!

With the gathering fame and quality of its summer festival and the new development surrounding the re-opening of the pump rooms and Crescent these are exciting times for local and visitor alike.

From Buxton the A6 and A515 roads take you quickly and scenically to the pretty towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne, and to Chatsworth, the seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and Haddon Hall, a marvelous Elizabethan house. For those with a real love of country houses, you can reach the superb Hardwick Hall near Chesterfield in about an hour. Lovely Kedleston Hall near Derby is also well worth a visit and is reachable in just under an hour. For those with a passion for industrial history, the World Heritage town of Cromford, the birthplace of Britain’s industrial revolution is only a 40 minute drive away.

To the west is Lyme park famed for its filming of Pride and Prejudice, Little Moreton Hall, Tatton Park and Dunham Massey all splendid examples of National Trust properties in East Cheshire.

Peak district country side is ever changing, pretty river valleys give way to high crags and escarpments, beauty in every direction.

Walking costs nothing and this stunning area brings such delight with its very varied scenery within short distances where rugged moors and pretty dales offer an abundance of activities from rambling, hiking, cycling, climbing, caving and fishing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.89

Check in from 2.30 pm, check out by 10 am. 11am Sunday for 2 night stays, can be extended to 4 pm for additional £50
Refer to owners website for midweek break prices and discounts
Personal towels not supplied but can be hired at £2.50 pp.
Dogs £20 each advised at booking, 2 max
Travel cot plus extra mattress available on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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