The Nightingale Centre, Buxton, Derbyshire for Business Groups

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Outdoor Centres
Large catered venue sleeping 78 for corporate activities and team building events in the heart of the Peak District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Nightingale Centre, Buxton, Derbyshire, sleeps 15-78 in 30 bedrooms.

This is a four star venue with a difference, a welcome change from the typical conference hotel, yet with excellent recently refurbished conference facilities for up to 80, excellent food, and accommodation where needed for up to 78. 18 rooms now have en-suite. Our users have included commercial businesses (eg for planning or staff development), education institutions (from primary to University), public and volntary organisations, a wide range of religious groups inc use for retreats. Larger groups can arrange exclusive use.

For extra space - eg for commercial displays - there is ample marquee space in the extensive grounds.

Our two conference rooms can be set up in different configurations to provide formal or informal settings. The Peach room can accommodate up to 80. The Hibbert Room can accommodate up to 40. Smaller groups can be accommodated in the lounge and/or sun room and there are break out areas beyond that. We can provide all the usual equipment added to which we have digital keyboards in three of our rooms. The centre has wifi availability. Our refurbished lounge and sun room offer excellent space for small groups, informal discussion, break-out groups - or just relaxing, looking out onto the centre's garden area. Although there are interesting village pubs close by the centre itself is licensed, offering very reasonably priced wines and other drinks.


With well trained staff, our kitchen recently upgraded & inspected regularly provides healthy food & meets the highest health and safety requirements.
Recently extended to seat up to 78. Sometimes small groups share. Licensed. Coffee available from machine throughout.
Our attractive refurbished lounge, conservatory and sunroom have comfy chairs with windows looking out on the garden and countryside beyond.
The centre has a dedicated TV room. There is a DVD/CD player and 3 good (digital) pianos on site.
Free wi-fi on site.
There is no specially dedicated games room but some rooms can be used by groups for appropriate games (eg table tennis) by prior arrangement.
Fully centrally heated - warm all the year so very suitable for winter stays. Open fire in winter months. For walkers good drying facilities.
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.
General-use areas & some bedrooms are suitable for people with mobility problems and we can usually cater for special diet needs on request.
Football pitch, upgraded playground. We regularly welcome schools & other young people. We can discuss curricular opportunities, special menus etc.
Attractive and very extensive grounds, herb & veg garden, butterfly-attracting plants, children's playground, football pitch, places to sit out.
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


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
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.
Tideswell, 5-10 mins away has a Coop, several small shops and a cafe.
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 £159, Mon to Fri full board, from £318, Daily full board from £82. Ask about winter discounts.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Breakout Areas
IT Facilities
Outdoor Areas
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Great Hucklow
SK17 8RH
United Kingdom
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)
A bus service (TM Travel no 65) operates throughout the year between Sheffield and Buxton.
Manchester - from which there are good rail connections to Hope station (see below)

Rental Rates

Please ring to discuss. Indicatively: £20/hr (£100/day) for Hibbert Rm to £25/hr (£200/day) for Peach Rm. Full board rate including room hire - £82 pp day, £159 pp w/e, £318 pp Mon Ev - Fri.

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The Nightingale Centre, Buxton, Derbyshire

Stella Burney

Joined us: 2011
+44 (0)1298 871 218
Great Hucklow
SK17 8RH
United Kingdom