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2A Gaunt Buildings

Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1040613)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property and location, I would defiantly stay again."

    Only note I have is the shower is very small and there ideally needs to be more cutlery and cooking trays but they are only small issues.

    Reviewed by SebApr 2022

  • "This is a lovely apartment in Leek, very central for all restaurants and bars."

    Plenty of space for 4 people with parking just by the entrance which is very handy. Very clean and comfortable, the owner is easy to contact if you need to know anything during your stay.

    Reviewed by SallyannMar 2022

  • "An excellent holiday let."

    Clean, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped with ten tons of character. Damian the host is friendly and helpful without being invasive. Town centre location and private parking both added bonuses. Thank you very much for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2021

  • "Delightful place but tone down the hype!"

    The “games room” was a closet with barely room for two on an uncomfortable seat. The TV was impossible- we gave up after one night! Take your I-pad!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and appreciate overall you found Gaunt Buildings delightful. Following your comment regarding the TV not working we have tried the TV and the reason it wasn’t working was that the batteries in the remote had expired. Apologies this had affected your stay, and rather you had called us at the time so it could have been easily been resolved. We did confirm prior to your arrival that we live only my 5 minutes away and if you needed anything then not to hesitate to call. >> With regards the games room there are photos on the listing which show this room and the seating. The seat is a antique pew which is in character with the rest of the building and there are plenty of cushions to be used as required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "Convenient for the town."

    Beautiful building. Very comfortable and well equipped. We are Senior Citizens and luckily were able to cope with the beautiful staircase.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "On the whole a fantastic, clean and comfortable apartment in a wonderful building and Leek is well situated for the Peak district and restaurants."

    However, a few minor points to be aware of - lots of internal steps and quite steep, no freezer or ice box, oven doesn’t really work and complicated to use, being in town centre it can be noisy at night and early morning. We filtered on accommodation with outdoor space - the entrance area/driveway in a car park was not particularly pleasant as an area to sit. It was not private.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "The owner, Damian, quickly rectified any problems we experienced with the kitchen appliances."

    The door into the jack and Jill bathroom from the landing does not shut properly and has no working lock.

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2021

  • "We contacted the owner as the weather was particularly cold for May and we needed some heating."

    He was very friendly, helpful (and patient!) describing how to put the heating on. The welcome pack was gratefully received and enjoyed too. We would stay there again if going to that area. Would highly recommend Primo Piano and Leek Bar and Grill restaurants in Leek

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "The building is magnificent and the rooms are grand."

    Very easy secure parking for two cars which is unusual for Leek centre. The heating is very efficient and the house, given its age and size is not cold and draughty. We stayed for few weeks between house moves, and it felt like home. Very good communication with the owner. If I had to give some recommendations for improvement it would be more written instructions for the appliances for the less technically minded, and a better catch on the bathroom door!

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

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  • First-floor duplex apartment
  • Two bedrooms: king-size with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room, 1 x twin (zip/link can be king-size on request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Games room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of DVD's, games and books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio with barbecue and seating
  • Sorry, no pets, no infants and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Feature fireplaces are not in use

The property

Be wowed by this exceptional property, 2A Gaunt Buildings, a Grade II listed duplex apartment boasting intriguing character situated right in the centre of Leek, ideal for a group of four friends looking for a fun trip in the jewel of the Moorlands.

On the entrance to the property is your very own private patio, benefiting from outdoor seating and a barbecue which you can enjoy on a warm summer's day of alfresco dining.

Discover striking star quality as you enter this fantastic dwelling; the ground floor entrance takes you up a regal, spiral staircase with a cast iron balustrade, to the elegant first-floor living space, boasting incredible high ceilings with historic plasterwork and bright tall windows.

Spend an afternoon preparing a delicious home-cooked meal in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, a trendy space in keeping with the character of the property, with contemporary amenities and high hanging lights over a gorgeous dining table, perfect for an evening dinner catch-up or a quick breakfast before a day of adventure.

Unwind for the night in the homely sitting room, with imposing moldings throughout the architecture of the ceiling and historic plasterwork, rest on two stylish leather sofas as you enjoy a film with the group.

From here, access a fantastic games room where you and your guests can enjoy evening drinks, or head here to relish a moment of peace with a book and views out to the exciting market town.

Head up to the second floor to find two outstanding bedrooms, both accented with chic décor and period character within deep architraves, you'll find a twin room which can be changed to a king-size for your convenience and a master king-size room with access to the shared Jack-and-Jill-style shower room, fitted with a lovely shower, basin and WC.

Stride down the original stone spiral staircase and out of this amazing apartment right onto Leek high street where you're surrounded by a wealth of lively amenities including local shops, supermarkets, tasty takeaways, restaurants, and fantastic welcoming pubs for you to spend an evening catching up with friends.

Explore this bustling hillside market town as you meander through cobbled streets admiring the William Morris inspired Victorian architecture before browsing antique emporiums and enjoying a picnic at the park.

Pack your walking essentials and head over to the Peak District where you can explore a stunning corner of the UK, venturing up high peaks, winding walking trails, enchanting forests, and spotting plenty of wildlife.

Treat yourself to a day out in the spa town of Buxton, filled with immense culture and art, you can watch a breath-taking performance at the Opera House or appreciate unique exhibitions at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Get your blood pumping and travel over to Alton Towers theme park, boasting thrilling rollercoaster rides, a lively waterpark, relaxing spa and mini golf!

Other adventurous attractions in this area include the marvelous Rudyard Lake with a choice of watersports activities, or strenuous rambles at Tittesworth Reservoir, both hosting exceptional views that you'll never forget.

Spend a memorable weekend getaway with friends at 2A Gaunt Buildings, accessing wonderful corners of the three Shires.

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About the location


Buxton 12 miles; Ashbourne 15 miles.

The hillside market town of Leek, known as “The Queen of the Moorlands” is situated on the western side of The Peaks and is surrounded by lovely Moorland countryside. The town has a charming cobbled market place and there are many examples of fine Victorian architecture influenced by William Morris - a reminder of the town’s prosperity when it was renowned as a silk manufacturing centre. Today Leek offers a wide selection of shops including vast antique emporiums, a good selection of restaurants, a local park and leisure facilities and real ale pubs. Situated close to Three Shires Head, the meeting point of the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, Leek is near to Chatsworth House, Buxton Opera House and Gawsworth Hall, plus Alton Towers is within driving distance.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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