A warmPeak District welcome

Wayfarers, a traditional stone cottage some 150 years old, is set in the village of Buxworth within a conservation area adjacent to the Bugsworth Canal Basin. The Basin is the only inland port on Britain's narrow canal system to have survived intact, and therefore remains an important local landmark.

Buxworth is an ideal jump off point for experiencing the breathtaking beauty of both the Dark and White Peaks. The village is surrounded by the Peak District National Park and on a National Cycle Network route, making the cottage the perfect hub from which to enjoy all kinds of walking, riding and cycling activities.

So why not come and spend some time soaking up the beauty of the Peak District.
Be our guests at Wayfarers.

George and Ann

Sleeps 4/5

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

Pet Friendly

Log Fire

Wi-Fi

Bike Shed

Cosy Pub

Smoke Free

Dog Friendly

Wayfarers is well-equipped throughout and has all the home comforts one would expect. The lounge has wooden beams and a log fire. The front bedroom boasts a super kingsize bed which can also be set up as two singles. The second bedroom is a double. There is a walk-in shower with hand basin and a separate WC also with hand basin. In addition to the shed for bikes and outside water hose, the rear courtyard has a sheltered sitting area which catches the sun mornings and into the afternoon. The cottage affords lovely views over the hills with the picturesque Navigation Inn, at the heart of the canal basin, a mere 100 yard stroll away.

Other amenities

  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave oven
  • Fridge and small freezer
  • Dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV with Freeview
  • DVD player
  • Bed linen and towels *
  • Roadside parking
  • Starter pack for fire *
  • Rear patio w/furniture
  • Shops/Post Office 1 mile

*(included in the rental)

Important Notices

The cottage has steep stairs but with handrails on both sides.

The courtyard is accessed via six stone steps with a handrail; caution is required in wet or icy conditions.

Charge the Spirit

Feast the Eyes

Three Shires Bridge, Goyt Valley
Goyt Valley (Three Shires Bridge)

Wayfarers & beyond

Walk the peaks

a group walking in the peak district
Walking The Goyt Valley

The Peak District offers hundreds of miles of walking set in stunning countryside that invites you to explore and discover; from a gentle stroll to a demanding hike.

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Cycle the peaks

a family cycling in the peak district
Cycling around Derwent

Why not get out and explore the area on two wheels? Again, all levels are catered for; from a relaxed and easy pedal to a white knuckle, full-on rocky trailblaze.

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Ride the peaks

horse riders in the peak district
Peak trekking

Or how about four legs? With sixty five miles of trails to explore, riding, hacking and trekking are all possible. Once again, all abilities are most welcome.

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Visit Buxton

interior shot of buxton opera house
The Opera House

This lovely spa town sits highest of all market towns in England. Described as 'The Gateway to the Peak District National Park', Buxton offers many outstanding attractions to the casual visitor; Poole's Cavern, The Opera House and the world renowned water spring to name but three.

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Visit Lyme Park

exterior shot of lyme hall mansion house
Lyme Hall

Take a day to explore this impressive mansion house and estate. Managed by The National Trust, it attracts countless visitors each year. In recent years it has also become the location for many film productions including The BBC's Pride and Prejudice and Red Dwarf.

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Other activities

sailing boats on erwood reservoir, peak district
Sailing on Errwood

There are three local sailing clubs, Toddbrook, Combs and Errwood and numerous fishing locations. Other local interests include the Blue John mines at Castleton, the beautiful Goyt valley, canoeing, caving and rock climbing, all within easy reach of Wayfarers.

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Timeless Grandeur

Year round Beauty

Kinder Plateau in winter
Kinder Plateau in winter

Getting here

Wayfarers

2 Brookside

Buxworth

High Peak

SK23 7NE

From Sheffield

Head for Castleton (21 miles). Take the Chapel-on-le-Frith road (8 miles) up the delightful (in summer) Winnats Pass, turning right at the T junction at the top. Approaching Chapel turn right immediately under the bridge onto the A6. In 0.5 of a mile turn left at the roundabout and then right at the next roundabout (200yds) onto the A624 for Chinley. After a mile the A624 is signposted right under a bridge; ignore this and carry straight on to Chinley (1.5 miles). Follow the winding road through Chinley village and a further mile to Buxworth. After two speed bumps bear left down the hill onto Brookside. Wayfarers is 40yds on the left.

From Buxton

Follow the A6 for 6 miles to the Chapel-en-le-Frith roundabout, turning left and then right at the next roundabout (200yds) onto the A624 for Chinley. After a mile the A624 is signposted right under a bridge; ignore this and carry straight on to Chinley (1.5 miles). Follow the winding road through Chinley village and a further mile to Buxworth. After two speed bumps bear left down the hill onto Brookside. Wayfarers is 40yds on the left.

From Stockport

Follow the A6 for 9 miles to the roundabout at Whaley Bridge (A5004). Go around the roundabout doubling back on yourself and in 200yds turn right immediately before the bridge. In 2 miles enter Buxworth and after two speed bumps turn right down the hill onto Brookside. Wayfarers is 40yds on the left.

From Glossop

Follow the A624 for 8 miles through Hayfield and onto Chinley. At the T junction under the bridge turn right for Chinley (1.5 miles). Follow the winding road through Chinley village and a further mile to Buxworth. After two speed bumps bear left down the hill onto Brookside. Wayfarers is 40yds on the left.

From M6

Leave the motorway at junction 17 taking the Congleton road (A534), then the A536 for Macclesfield and B5470 for Whaley Bridge. Turn left at the traffic lights and go through Whaley Bridge. At the roundabout turn left and in 200yds turn right immediately before the bridge. After 2 miles enter Buxworth and after two speed bumps turn right down the hill onto Brookside. Wayfarers is 40yds on the left.


The two adjacent villages have rail links; Chinley (1 mile), on the Manchester to Sheffield line, and Whaley Bridge (2 miles), on the Manchester to Buxton line. Taxis can be pre-booked.