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Victorian elegance captured in this stunning property in pleasant gardens

House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Our house sleeps 12 guests over 3 years old and 2 infants cots in addition, we will consider 1 extra child up to 10 years (small supplementary charge). We welcome family groups celebrating a special anniversary or looking for a comfortable and spacious property to spend time together.

Wellwood lodge is the perfect location for exploring this unique and attractive area of England's Peak district.

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 beauty is a popular choice for weddings, the house is in walking distance of the Palace Hotel, Old Hall Hotel, Devonshire Dome and Pavillion 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 (and prices) of a hotel.

Buxton's town centre is just 10 minutes on foot. Here you can visit specialist shops, many choices of restaurants. theatres, parks,swimming pool, and the spectacular Pooles cavern.

The house is on a hillside with front and enclosed rear garden with a small lawn. We allow owners to bring their well behaved dogs to enjoy their holiday too, however they must not be left alone!

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 40 km, 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house is on 3 floors, 2 bedrooms on the second floor and 4 on the first. All bedrooms are of a good size with wardrobes and drawer chests.

The lounge is exceptionally large with very comfortable leather seating, 42 inch TV, occasional tables and lamp.

Dining table is spacious and a 32 inch lazy susan is a popular addition. (A revolving platter surface).

The kitchen with its 3 ovens and 6 gas burners is comprehensively equipped to make easy work of food preparation. A conservatory with seating is a popular area for enjoying company away from the TV!

Further details outdoors

Double garage at roadside for 2 cars, bicycles etc. 2 parking spaces outside these doors. Path with handrail ascends to front door. The garage roof doubles as a private patio area to catch the morning sun.

The enclosed rear garden has a small lawn, patio area with tables and chairs and space for your own BBQ outside the conservatory.

Further details

The owners live locally and personal welcome and hospitality plays a key part in helping you to enjoy the house and area to its fullest extent. A comprehensive folder lists places of interest.

We offer a weekend price, stay for 2 nights and get a 3rd free, and a midweek price, stay 3 nights and get a 4th free. The Pricing table on this site asks for price per night, so for convenience of users the total 2 night price and get a 3rd free has been divided into 3 parts, and is the multiple by 3 for a weekend visit of 2 or 3 nights.

2 well-behaved dogs are allowed but sorry, no cats.Charged at £15 per pet per visit

Designated smoking area in cellar games room.

20% of rental fee due to secure booking balance payable 8 weeks before holiday

Start days Fridays and Mondays. In low season other days would be considered, please enquire and if we can oblige we will.

The Heart of England/Peak District

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 nr 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.

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


The wonderful Buxton is one of our great historical Spa towns. It is also the highest market town in England. With the gathering fame and quality of its summer festivals and the new development surrounding the re-opening of the pump rooms, these are exciting times for local and visitor alike. Though still a place of enduring elegance and peacefulness, modern Buxton pulses with modern cultural activity.

The Buxton Festival has become one of Britain’s best. Held annually through two weeks in July it draws many famous national and international names from the worlds of literature and music (of the opera, chamber and classical variety). A flourishing fringe runs parallel with the festival proper and is now the biggest in England. It includes a fascinating range of events: music; theatre; poetry; comedy; fine arts and much more.

The Gilbert and Sullivan festival has also won huge acclaim since its inception in 1994 and is now of world importance. It follows the Buxton festival at the end of July and runs into mid-August.

Poole's 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 Derbyshire's largest stalactite and the unique 'poached egg' stalagmites. The Country Park features woodland trails to stunning panoramic views.

Buxton makes a great base for a Derbyshire holiday ideally located within half an hour of a large number of attractions for all age groups and interests. Walking costs nothing and this stunning area brings such delight with its very varied scenery within short distances.

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5 Sep 2014


"A lovely house with a positive aspect."

We booked this house for a family get together, since the youngest family members with a young child and another on the way lived close by. As soon as entered the house we became aware that it had a p… More

30 Jun 2014



We have just returned from a week's stay at Wellwood Lodge - we were attending a trade show in the area and found the property to be well maintained with large spacious rooms. The location is ver… More

7 Mar 2014


"Fantastic property - can't wait to stay again!"

Wellwood Lodge is a lovely, spacious, well maintained and very well appointed property. It is conveniently located just a few minutes walk from the centre of Buxton for access to restaurants etc, and… More

17 Feb 2014


"Loads of space and at a great rate price, could happily accommodate 12 people"

We were meant to be 11 but in the end only 9 of us could make it. It was extremely spacious and would have been plenty had we been 12 people. With so many bedrooms I expected there to be at least one … More

12 Nov 2013


"Large family celebration"

I just wanted to say what a wonderful weekend we spent at Wellwood Lodge this weekend. The house was absolutely perfect for our needs - the kitchen was incredibly well equipped, the fantastic dining … More

12 Nov 2013


"Comfortable Home"

This large family home was easy to find and with plenty of space for 4 cars - 2 of which could be in a garage. The location was good with easy walking distance to Buxton as well as lovely walks for t… More

Thank you for reviewing our property. Pleased that you found it 'perfect' for your groups needs.
In our opinion there is nothing worse than a too hard mattress so to overcome this we supply toppers for our firmer mattresses, easily removed by the end user. We take guest comfort seriously!

24 Sep 2013


"This provides the perfect venue for a family get together"

Having been invited to a wedding in Buxton we needed to find some weekend accommodation which would provide for three generations including two toddlers and a four month old baby, travelling from diff… More

10 Jul 2013


"Perfect property and location for a large group"

We've just come back from a 3 night break at Wellwood Lodge. The house was perfect for our large family gathering, especially the huge dining table that we could all sit round together. It had ev… More

5 Jul 2013


"Good for a family re union"

Just returned ( 2nd trip ) from a week's family holiday in this house, which my sister booked,- 3 generations of extended family from different parts of UK - Buxton spa town in the Peak district… More

22 Nov 2012


"Great place to stay for a big family group"

This is a well equipped spacious house. There were 12 of us and we felt that we had plenty of room. Good access to the centre of Buxton and some nice walks from the house without the need to get in a car.

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