Stylish and elegant 19th century townhouse

Stylish and elegant 19th century townhouse

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Built in 1874, our elegant 19th century townhouse is in a Conservation Area is on the edge of the beautiful Pavilion Gardens park in the centre of Buxton, an 18th century Derbyshire spa town.

Over the past two years, we have refurbished the whole house to enhance its lovely original features. These include stunning bay and arched windows, ceiling cornices and picture rails, deep skirting boards and door architraves. We've decorated in tasteful colour schemes of greeny-greys and blue-greys, with traditional/antique furniture and soft furnishings that suit the style and history of the house.

The house has a very small but ( or so we like to think!) chic and carefully designed formal front garden with iron railings. There's also a back yard which, given that it's just a back yard, is full of plants. There's an off-road parking space by the back gate. Although there's not an outside seating area, the beautiful Pavilion Gardens are across the road, with a boating lake, formal lawns, seating areas, flower beds and the really lovely pedestrianised Broad Walk. The latter provides an uplifting 10 minute walk into the historic Georgian centre of Buxton, with the Opera House, Old Hall Hotel (reputedly one of the oldest hotels in Britain and where Mary Queen of Scots was made to stay on her route from Scotland as prisoner of Elizabeth 1st) and the soon-to-be-re-opened Crescent.

We have one super-king bedroom with Vi-Spring bed and a king-size room, also with Vi_Spring mattress. The house is on 3 floors; the sitting room and main bathroom with shower and bath are on the first floor, main bedroom and dressing room (with toilet and washbasin) on the second floor.

It's a cosy and comfortable house within walking distance from the train station (regular services to Manchester), shops, bars, restaurants and cafes and the extensively restored, soon-to-be opened (December 2019) 18th century Crescent as a luxury spa and hotel in the centre of town. Access to the Georgian part of Buxton is along the Broad Walk, opposite our front door, which borders Pavilion Gardens. Just up the road from our house is the Market Place with a good selection of traditional pubs and bars, shops and a weekly market. Buxton has a fascinating history, some stunning Georgian buildings, an international literary and music festival every July, and a good range of cultural and leisure activities and amenities..

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More about us

  1. We're both retired and have lived here since 2018

  2. Before we retired, we worked in education- John in the secondary school sector and Kathryn in universities.

  3. We both love Derbyshire and the Peak District so the house is in a perfect location for our enjoyment of walking and cycling and John’s passion for rock climbing.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The house is at the end of the elegant and beautiful Broad Walk and a 5 minute walk to the Opera House, Old Hall Hotel, lots of bars, cafes and restaurants and the soon-to-be-opened Crescent, built in the 18th century, and currently undergoing a huge restoration to become a luxury spa and hotel, with shops and resturants.

Buzzy restaurants
We like the bistro at the back of the Crescent, Columbine on Hall Bank, the Taj Mahal on London Road and Abode on South Street
Cool bars
The Sun and The Swan pubs on the Market Place are full of character, while the Bank is stylish and the Clubhouse lively
Cozy cafés
The vinyl cafe on South Street near the Market Place is our favourite cafe but we're also fond of No.6, an elegant 18th century townhouse cafe opposite the Opera House and the Buxton Pudding Shop cafe, also in an 18th century townhouse just round the corner from No.6
Retail therapy
Independent shops in the beautifully restored Cavendish Arcade next to the Crescent
Bit of culture
Buxton hosts its well-known international music, literary and culture festival every July. There is a cinema, a monthly comedy club and numerous pubs and bars with live music
Walks in the park
In addition to the formal and elegant Pavilion Gardens, Pooles Cavern and Grindlow Woods have walks above the town. There are also bus services to the beautiful Peak District and stunning cycle trails just outside Buxton to Ashbourne and Bakewell
Spot of exercise
Cycling, walking, rock climbing at various places near Buxton
Day tripping
The Peak District, Manchester and Sheffield, Macclesfield and Leek are in striking distance

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