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The Nightingale Centre, Buxton, Derbyshire

Big catered outdoor centre sleeping 78 in the Peak District for large groups for activities and conferences
Dining for
Weekly price from £ 217
3 night weekend price from £ 93
2 night weekend price from £ 62
Midweek per night price from £ 36
Guide prices only. Please see Prices and Availability tab, below, for more details, or contact owner.
Twin bedroomHibbert Room - our smaller activity roomRelaxing on the terraceconservatoryPart of Children's  playground area
Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Nightingale Centre, Buxton, Derbyshire, sleeps 78 in 30 bedrooms.

The Nightingale Centre provides four star, year-round, cosy, catered and licensed accommodation - refurbished in 2016 for up to 78 guests (with smaller groups also catered for) with central heating throughout and an open fire in the comfortable lounge. There are two well-equipped conference/activity rooms (one max 80 dividable, one max 40) with other break-out areas available, children's play facilities, cycle lock-ups and football pitch There is ample room for a marquee in the grounds if required. Small groups may share. Large groups of 35 or more may arrange exclusive use of the main house.

The centre is surrounded by peaceful countryside yet lies central to the conurbations of Yorkshire, the Midlands and the North West & close to prime tourist spots like Chatsworth, Buxton, Bakewell and Castleton with its interesting shops, Peverill castle and Blue John caves. At Great Hucklow itself there are llama rides and on the ridge above there is a gliding school.

Great Hucklow village is tiny, just a few houses yet it has its village school, old Unitarian chapel and local pub, with several other good hostelries within a five mile radius. It also has its own regular bus service.

The centre is suitable for lots of different types of groups and is regularly booked by schools, businesses, ramblers, families, religious and voluntary organisations, wedding parties, universities, colleges and training organisations. Recently we have installed secure cycle storage and cleaning facilities and cycles can be hired.

For ramblers there are walks from the door, plentiful hot showers after a day out, packed lunches if needed and a really effective drying room.

The centre is a charity, with strong connections to Unitarianism a movement which has no creed and believes people should be free to find their own spiritual understanding. It follows we want to be as inclusive as we can. For example we seek to do what we can to enable people with disabilities to get the best visiting experience at the centre. We encourage prospective visitors to discuss their particular needs in advance so we can provide an honest assessment of what we can offer and respond helpfully.

Group Accommodation Details

Kitchen Details
With well trained staff, our kitchen recently upgraded & inspected regularly provides healthy food & meets the highest health and safety requirements.
Dining Room
Recently extended to seat up to 78. Sometimes small groups share. Licensed. Coffee available from machine throughout.
Sitting Room
Our attractive refurbished lounge, conservatory and sunroom have comfy chairs with windows looking out on the garden and countryside beyond.
TV and Music Facilities
The centre has a dedicated TV room. There is a DVD/CD player and 3 good (digital) pianos on site.
Telecom Facilities
Free wi-fi on site.
Games Room
There is no specially dedicated games room but some rooms can be used by groups for appropriate games (eg table tennis) by prior arrangement.
Heating / Open Fires
Fully centrally heated - warm all the year so very suitable for winter stays. Open fire in winter months. For walkers an effective drying room.
30 bedrooms with flexible configurations. 1 dormitory. All have wash basin, 18 are en-suite inc the dorm. Ample showers/WC. Coffee/tea facilities.
All linen and towels are provided.
There are plentiful shower and WC facilities close by for those without en-suite facilities.
Disabled Facilities
General-use areas & some bedrooms are suitable for people with mobility problems and we can usually cater for special diet needs on request.
Children's Facilities
Football pitch, upgraded playground. We regularly welcome schools & other young people. We can discuss curricular opportunities, special menus etc.
Outdoor Facilities
Attractive and very extensive grounds, herb & veg garden, butterfly-attracting plants, children's playground, football pitch, places to sit out.
Swimming Pool
Although there's no pool on site, parties can - and often do - travel the short distance to public pools in the area around.
There is plentiful on-site parking at the rear of the centre.
The centre is No Smoking
Well-behaved dogs are welcomed by arrangement

Large Group Property Location

Located just off the B6049 north of the A623 nr Tideswell. From Chesterfield take the A619. From Manchester & Stockport take the A6. Satnav SK17 8RH
Nearest Station
On the main Manchester-Sheffield line Hope is just 4 miles away (prebook a taxi). Or travel via Buxton (12m) Chesterfiled (16m) or Sheffield (18 m)
Nearest Bus
A bus service (TM Travel no 65) operates throughout the year between Sheffield and Buxton.
Nearest Airport
Manchester - from which there are good rail connections to Hope station (see below)
Nearest Town
Tideswell, larger than Great Hucklow with cafe and a few shops, inc a Coop & Post Office, is just 5-10 minutes away. Buxton or Bakewell can be reached within half an hour.
Nearest Shop
Tideswell, 5-10 mins away has a Coop, several small shops and a cafe.
Nearest Pub / Eatery
The cosy Queen Anne is a few houses down the road with other good pubs close by. The centre itself is licensed with a good reasonably priced range of beers & wines etc.

Booking Information

Prices shown are for B&B. People generally choose our superb full board offers - please contact Stella on 01298 871218 to discuss. Eg Fri evening to Sunday lunch full board from £132, Mon to Fri full board, from £264, Daily full board from £67. Ask about winter discounts.


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Stella Burney

The Nightingale Centre, Buxton, Derbyshire
Sleeps 78, Bedrooms 30, Dining 78
+44 (0)1298 871 218
, Great Hucklow, Buxton, SK17 8RH

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