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Imposing Victorian Spa-Town Terraced House

Buxton, Derbyshire, UK
  • House2152 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

4 Bedroom townhouse in historic Buxton Spa town, Peak District

Spacious townhouse spread over four floors. The property has four en-suite bedrooms, a reception and separate dining room, an extended and refitted kitchen and an extra basement sitting room.

Situated in a Conservation area the property retains many of its original features, having once been a Victorian school.

The house is an imposing end of terrace townhouse that enjoys an elevated position over the front with stepped, split level gardens and views over the town and Derbyshire countryside. There is ground floor level access to the rear of the property with private off-road parking for two cars leading to a small enclosed south facing courtyard with backdoor entrance direct to the kitchen.

From the front entrance there is a stained glass porch and hallway which leads to the light and airy front living room. To the back of the hall is the dining room which leads to the kitchen and a separate door to the basement which houses a utility area complete with washing machine and dryer. The basement has a side entrance opening to a quiet pedestrian pathway, a shower room and an additional sitting room.

The bedrooms are split over the first and second floors with all four being good sized with en-suite bathrooms. A separate WC is located on the first floor landing.

The property has a well stocked, country style kitchen with wooden work surfaces set on a York stone floor with underfloor heating. It includes a breakfast bar, range cooker, integrated dishwasher, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and ample storage.

The adjoining dining room has its original black and red floor tiles with a farmhouse dining table. There is seating for up to eight.

The house is well insulated with modern central heating and the front living room has a wood burning stove, satellite and internet enabled TV along with a Sonos connected mini hifi player making this a comfortable room for evening relaxing. Broadband Wi-Fi is provided.

Three bedrooms are configured with king sized double beds and one bedroom has two single beds.

The house has a small sunny south facing rear court yard and is conveniently located only a short walk from Buxton town centre where amenities include the stunning Pavilion Gardens and the renowned Buxton Opera House, plus a variety of shopping in the Spring Gardens, Cavendish Arcade and Market Place in Upper Buxton. Buxton Train Station is only a 10 to 15 minute walk along the pedestrianised Broad walk in the Pavilion Gardens. From there you can catch an hourly service to Manchester Piccadilly Station. The local bus service goes from the Market Place to explore surrounding towns and attractions including Ashbourne, Bakewell and Chatsworth.

A Sainsbury's Local is located in the Market Place, only a 2 to 3 minute walk away. Waitrose and M&S are in the Spring Gardens shopping centre and there is a large Morrisons supermarket only 10 to 15 minutes walk along the West Road. In the market place is a great local butcher.

You can choose from plenty of local restaurants, pubs and takeaways all within walking distance. Buxton Opera House is at the other end of the Pavilion Gardens alongside the Buxton Leisure centre, which has a swimming pool and gym. There is a spa at the stunning Devonshire dome and soon to be one at the magnificent Crescent Hotel which is being renovated. There are numerous cashpoints at the various banks and nearby at the Post office and Sainsbury’s Local. Theatre and film goers are spoilt for choice at the Art's Centre and historic Opera House.



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About Angela

We are a family of 5 who live in London but try to get away to Derbyshire whenever possible. Our holiday home in Buxton is perfect for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life but still with all the convenience of a town, but with a feeling of the countryside. We love walking and cycling along the dedicated paths like the Monsai and Tissington trails and strolling along the canals and hiking in the breath taking surroundings of the National Park. We always make a point of booking tickets at the quaint and historic opera house and for a bit of culture Chatsworth House is a must see destination. We enjoy the quiz nights at the local Cheshire Cheese pub and are regulars at the great Nepalese Restaurant on the corner of the road.

Angela purchased this House in 2017

Why Angela chose Buxton

We fell in love at first sight with this beautiful house that had been fully renovated to a high-standard by the previous owners. It had been a Victorian school house and retains many of it's original features including two stunning Derbyshire stone fireplaces and cast iron surrounds in all the bedrooms. The dining room still has it's original Victorian red and black floor tiles and with the William Morris wallpaper it really has an authentic historic ambience. Via a footpath from behind the house you are in the beautiful Grinlow Woods and if you are feeling energetic, it's a steep but invigorating walk to Solomon's Temple with breathtaking views over the Derbyshire Peaks. With so many ensuite bathrooms and tastefully decorated rooms it always feels like being in our own hotel but with the added comforts of home. The house is predominantly intended as a family holiday home that we are happy to share. It is not intended to be a commercial venture.

What makes this House unique

Buxton is a lovely spa town where the famous water comes from. The town was designed by the Duke of Devonshire in the Victorian era when it was a fashionable and well-regarded go to destination. With it's many period properties Buxton still has the air of Victorian elegance, especially when you stroll through the Pavilion Gardens which are opposite the house. The gardens include a boating lake, a bandstand and a Victorian glass and steel hothouse complete with tropical plants and a fish pond. At the weekends there is a market in the Pavilion and on a warm day it is lovely to sit in the outdoor cafe and watch the world go by. Also for a bit of luxurious relaxation, I enjoy the Devonshire Dome Spa, again just five minutes walk from our house. Not having to use our car when we are in Buxton is very liberating. A few minutes walk takes you to the market place for buses to a wide range of destinations and the buzz of Manchester is an hour by train. A pleasant 10 minute walk takes you to the Buxton water spring and the pedestrianised shopping area of the Spring Gardens, where you can have cream teas in the Edwardian teashop or get modern conveniences at the shops, which include a Waitrose supermarket, Marks and Spencer's, Pizza Express and many outdoor equipment outlets. We have found the locals of Buxton to be very friendly and people have more time to stop and chat. The local pubs are very welcoming, only a couple of minutes walk away and serve tasty pub grub (Sun Inn and Cheshire Cheese).


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • First Floor - Rear
        2 twin/ single, En Suite Bathroom
      • Top Floor - Rear
        1 queen, En Suite Bathroom
      • Top Floor - Front
        1 queen, En Suite Bathroom
      • First Floor - Front
        1 queen, En Suite Bathroom


        • 5 Bathrooms
        • En Suite, First Floor - Front
          toilet, tub, shower, Good sized with underfloor electric heating
        • En Suite - Top Floor Front
          toilet, shower, Good sized with shower, sink and toilet. Underfloor heating.
        • En Suite - Top Floor Rear
          toilet, tub, shower, Bath and separate shower. Underfloor electric heating
        • En Suite - First Floor Rear
          toilet, shower, Good Sized. With underfloor electric heating.
        • Basement - Wet Room
          toilet, shower, Good sized shower room and toilet adjacent to media room

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Rural
            • Town


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Fireplace
                          Authentic Derbyshire stone surround Victorian fireplace with gas effect in dining room
                        • Heating
                          Nest thermostat controlled central heating. Kitchen and bathrooms with electric underfloor heating
                        • Internet
                          High speed wifi throughout
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Please strip beds on departure
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Parking
                          Private parking for two cars at the rear of property.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Tumble Dryer
                          Indesit condensing tumble dryer
                        • Washing Machine
                          Bosch washing machine
                        • Wood Stove
                          Newly installed wood burner in front lounge


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully stocked 12 pieces of all crockery and cutlery Coffee cups and cafetière Teapot, mugs and tea cups Kenwood food processor Baking trays, cooking pots and pans
                            • Dishwasher
                              Siemens 12 place settings built-in dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Oven
                              Britannia electric range oven with gas hob
                            • Pantry Items
                              Tea, coffee, flour, salt, pepper, herbs etc.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Samsung Fridge and Freezer
                            • Stove
                              6 ring gas hob
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  dining table to seat 8 Derbyshire stone fireplace
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                      Books, local maps and guides
                                    • Games
                                      Selection of puzzles and board games.
                                    • Music Library
                                      Sonos player. On downloading the Sonos app you can play music from your own computer or smartphone library.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Satellite and internet enabled
                                    • Stereo
                                      Denon midi hifi in living room. Sonos player connected.
                                    • Television
                                      Samsung 40" internet enabled TV in main living room room


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Front terraced garden and rear courtyard
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          Patio table and chairs


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              Not suitable for the infirm.


                                                • museums
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.


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                                                              Buxton, Derbyshire, UK

                                                              • Buxton Opera House which opened in 1903 • Buxton Raceway which is a Tarmac Oval for stock car racing • Devonshire Dome – The building was originally built as a stable for the fifth Duke of Devonshire's horses and has a dome bigger than St Paul’s in London • Go Ape - you’ll enjoy high ropes, a zip wire and much more. • Oaklands Manor outdoor activity centre provides a wide range of outdoor challenges and experiences • Walking - there are some fantastic landscapes to be seen in the Peak District, it really does have it all to offer when it comes to views. You have the Dark Peak with its bog, moorland and gritstone edges. The White Peak offers up some fantastic limestone gorges, lush green farmland and its tranquil rolling hills. • Peak Pursuits Adventure activities and fun in the Peak District • Poole's Cavern or Poole's Hole is a 2 million year old, natural limestone cave • Solomon's Temple, also known as Grinlow Tower, is a Victorian Fortified hill marker just a 20 minute brisk walk from Poole's Cavern • Wonder of the Peak Victorian Tram – a fantastic tram ride to discover Buxton


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