A large Victorian stone bulit traditional family house, set in the heart of the Peak District in the highest market town in England, Buxton.
House: downstairs large kitchen breakfast room, dishwasher, washing machine tumble drier, with conservatory and victoian style day bed. This leads to a decked area overlooking a large garden and wood which leads to a stream. also downstairs is a large dining rooom with refectory table that sits 10 people, and comfortable drawing room, both have open fires. To the first floor is well stocked large library, and two bedrooms. On 2nd floor are 3 further bedrooms. x1 is has a bunk bed, futon and a sofa area set up for x-box 360, all bedrooms have TVs and SKY recieved in main bedroom and drawing room. Bathrooms on first and second floor. x 4 cellars, include freezer and storage areas.
Use of small family car, adult and child mountain bike. Gardener and cleaner paid to support the maintanence of the house visit x 1 per week.
We are in a victorian spa town situated near the beautiful Goyt valley, (10 mins walk away.) it is with in easy reach of Manchester (by train) and Sheffield. Excellent for mountain biking, rock climbing hill walking, horse riding. London is 2 hrs away by high speed train from neighbouring town, Maccelsfield.
Buxton has many arts, music and drama festivals during the summer. We have many friends in the road where we live, and there are sure to be invites for a visiting family to local bb ques! The opera house is 5 mins walk away and hosts many plays, comedy acts and mucicians of all generes an throughtout the year. There is a spa and beauty center that is run by students attached to Derbyshire university, and a private health club attached to a large hotel 5 mins away. The municipal swimming baths and liesure facilities are also nearby. There is an electic mix of resturants ranging from thai, indian and italian and swiss, all withwalking distance of the house. The shops are 10 mins walk away and include supermarkets and Marks and Spencer.- the shopping center is small, but has all the essentials. Buxton Carnival takes palce in June with all the Community taking part in shape or form, tro raise money for local causes. We feel that Buxton has the best of both worlds, a tranquill country setting with quick access to a rich cultural historical town.
Jonathan and Lesley
We are in our late 40's, Lesley is a Heallth service manager having worked previously as a midwife and health visitor. Lesley enjoys painting and etching (the house walls being a trestiment to this!) Jonathan a policeman, was brought up in The lake District, here he developed an interest in rock climbing, and has been involved in expeditions in the world including more recently the Yukon. We have been married for 16 yrs, having met in London, we both love Africa (Lesley as a midwife in Ghana) We jhave both travelled in Southern Africa in our 20's and 30's. We decided to move to Derbyshire for a better quality of life. Our uncle lives in Somerste West nr Cape town. Our son Tom is 11 in October 09. He is into football, x box games, squash, and climbing, he is a lively and funny lad with a well developed sennse of humour (a bit like his parents)