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Windsor Terrace

(Ref. 964049)

Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

33 Customer Reviews

  • "Good value, clean, well appointed and welcoming."

    Very close - a few minutes' walk - to the centre, and particularly public transport links. Free street parking, with no problems finding somewhere nearby. A stairgate helpfully kept Phoebe (labrador) away from the temptations of the furniture overnight. Be warned that the staircase is very steep and shallow, so not for some children or the unsteady on their feet. The back yard could do with some TLC but isn't really an amenity. In all, recommended!

    Reviewed by Mike3.8Aug 2023

  • "Well-appointed, close to all amenities."

    Special attention to detail such as baby gates and appliances. Stairs a bit daunting, but we soon got used to them. Lovely neighbours.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Jul 2023

  • "A lovely bolt hole for us we would happily stay again if we could pay the fee."

    Situated on a short high hill up steps with steep narrow staircases. Not for feint hearted or mobility challenged. Locally quiet neighborhood with terraced streets around. Little traffic on the street itself but heavy below at the main road. We left the car parked up mostly and wandered around the town. Shopping easy and varied. Local green area a few minutes walk with doggo next to Wetherspoons pub. Lol. 'I'm taking the dog out'. The house is well equipped and everything seems to work as it needed to. Soft low chairs great for teens slouching but not so easy for me! Really good clean place without a ton of unwanted items. Beds and linen all of fresh and new quality. Upper bedroom has single beds and boys felt they were not as suited for adults being less of a substantial frame. Everyone rested, ate well and enjoyed the time here. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2023

  • "Generally a pleasant property, conveniently located, and the owner was very helpful when there was an issue with the hot water."

    However, the extreme steepness of the stairs and the narrowness of the steps is not given sufficient emphasis in the listing - this is a safety issue and makes the property unsuitable for older people. The installation of robust modern handrails on both sides of the stairs should be a priority to mitigate this.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Apr 2023

  • "Holiday let that feels more like a home."

    We were in between houses, so needed a good base to work from and this house was perfect for us. Initially only letting one week, we quickly booked another as it was spacious and comfortable. Wifi is good, shower great, back bedroom bed, super comfortable, heating was great, especially when it got -6 during the snow storm. The neighbourhood is quiet, yet only a couple of minutes from town centre and lovely parks. The only negatives were that some of the dishes and cups were dirty and the oven wasn't clean. We would definitely stay again though.

    Reviewed by Scott4.7Mar 2023

  • "Everything we needed for our first stay in Buxton."

    Thank you for the wine and the milk and tea coffee etc. It was a bonus to find Netflix available Enough toilet rolls, hand gel and handwash for our stay. Clean and comfortable large front room and nice big bath for my long-legged husband. We slept in the front bedroom, the bed was very comfortable with nice linen. The house is well located and easy to walk into Buxton 5 minutes to ten minutes away. We walked to Poole cavern and Soloman's temple easy to walk instead of driving. Buxton is lovely we would like to come back. When I looked out of the front room window at nighttime I could see the lights go on at the opera house I enjoyed the view. no problems parking outside the property. Good location for other areas within the peak district. thank you for our stay

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Sep 2022

  • "Overall a comfortable stay."

    Clean and well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, very clean bathroom. Good location too but bedroom at front is facing a very busy road so quite noisy early on morning. Unfortunately, the windows and blinds in the property were very dirty. The floors in the larger bedroom are needing attention. The floor was scruffy rather than 'original'. The back yard was a fairly unpleasant space and the part of the garden looked like a tip. That bit was blocked off but not a nice view. We left a couple of days early.

    Hello Emma, I am so sorry you felt you had to leave early. I'm especially sorry you found it noisy, we have had double glazing put in through out the property as an attempt to address this. As I hope you could see we take cleanliness very seriously so thankyou for letting me know about the windows & blinds I have now put those on the cleaning schedule. The property is over 150 years old & the floors are original so do have some ware, unfortunately there is a limit to how often you can sand them down & I would hate to have to replace such a lovely feature. As I hope you could see we are addressing the rear yard. I am happy you found Windsor Terrace comfortable, clean & well equipped. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma2.8Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house, lovely surroundings and a lovely landlady ."

    We have enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "Nice, quirky cottage."

    Well situated near the centre of Buxton on a very steep hill. That hill and the narrow street sometimes made parking a bit of a challenge! Comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed our stay! Kichten feels a bit cramped around the table. The stairs, especially to the top floor, are pretty steep. The toilet is on the first floor! All in all we had a pleasant stay and would recommend!

    Reviewed by Erik4.4Apr 2022

  • "The location was perfect with restaurants shops and lovely walks on the doorstep."

    The property was characterful. We found the stairs very steep and quite difficult to negotiate. The shower leaked through the lounge ceiling however it was pointed out to the contact who made efforts to rectify immediately. All in all we were satisfied with the accommodation. It provided a good comfortable base for our walking holiday.

    Reviewed by Andy4.1Mar 2022

  • "Was an excellent base from which we visited family."

    It was warm and comfortable, well equipped. The welcome pack was lovely so thank you. We would have liked some cereal bowls.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is a great cottage in a perfect location."

    Near enough to the centre of Buxton to walk into town, but not located on a main road. The local park (Ashwood Park) is perfect to give an active Border Collie a good run around and then there's the whole of the Peak District for longer walks. After reading some of the reviews, we were pleasantly surprised by the general welcome of cottage and its cleanliness. It was a nice touch to find a pint of milk and a bottle of bubbly in the fridge, but there were also tea towels, oven gloves, washing-up liquid, soap, sufficient toilet roll, etc. Parking close to, or even directly outside the property, wasn't a problem. On the less-good bits, the staircase is steep (but that's noted in the description) and the 'starter pack' for the fire appeared to be just some fire-lighters and newspapers. The bed is creaky (but comfortable enough) and the bedroom furniture is a little scruffy. Pretty minor gripes, really.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2021

  • "Property was as expected from the brochure description."

    Well-placed for town and for leaving town on excursions. Buxton is a good location for the Derbyshire Dales and the 'Dark Peak' with good roads in most directions.

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday accommodation."

    Bedding and beds were great, clean crisp and comfortable. Kitchen had everything you could need on a holiday and the milk and fizz in the fridge was a lovely surprise! I was initially worried about the availability of on road parking but as it turned it it wasn’t a problem at all and we found a space every time.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2021

  • "We would tend to agree with the Sykes rating of 3 stars/ticks for this property with some positives and negatives."

    The property is mostly as described but Sykes have been careful and generous about the wording. For example, the rear courtyard is a four walled yard with not much going for it and the cooker range isn't an AGA. Besides that, to move this up a star there are a couple of areas that need addressing. Firstly, all the rooms requires an overall tidy up and refresh as they look tired and worn and some of the furniture needs addressing, for example the bed in the front room is wobbly and creaky and the door handle still comes off. Secondly, is a greater attention to cleanliness. On the surface the property looks clean but as you spend a little time there it becomes clear that it needs some attention. We did contact the owner regards this latter point and she was very apologetic and helpful in addressing some of the issues. The main things, like bedding and towels, were all very clean. (To put this into perspective we stayed in another Sykes property the week after, also 3 ticks, and I'm afraid to say that the differences were clear on these two points.) On the plus side, the location for the town centre and surrounding area is good and we had no issues with parking. The bathroom is a good size and once you've mastered the controls the shower was great. If you're staying we can definitely recommend St Moritz, Lonestar and 53 Degrees North to eat and Eyam and Bakewell as places to visit. Of course there are plenty of great walks too.

    Reviewed by Stuart2.8Aug 2021

  • "Lovely house."

    Everything perfect. Very clean. Really need to have a clothes Airer as we had children with us it was nice to be able to wash Clothes but was unable to peg outside as it was raining so went and brought an Airer. Thank you lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owner of the property couldn't do enough for us to make our stay comfortable band enjoyable."

    The view from the property was spectacular.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Jul 2021

  • "Very dirty house we spent 10 hours of our time cleaning no help from sykes will never use skyes again"

    We are sorry you did not find everything to your satisfaction when you arrived. A full steam re clean was done which even involved pulling out a range cooker from an alcove and all the hard floors were also steamed. Monetary recompense was offered if the guest wanted to leave, but guest stayed the full week Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry2.5Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was as described however the bed in the front first floor room was very creaky and gave us some disturbed sleep!"

    Maybe needs changing ! Also the garden/patio area was very dirty and not at all appealing to sit out in also 2 chairs for a 6 bedded property? Apart from that we had a lovely break and the views from the cottage were smashing.Buxton is a very interesting town with plenty to do.

    Thank you for your feedback. I do apologise for the issues you had at the property, this is not what we expect when welcoming our guests. The bed has been repaired and is now in fully working order. The patio area has been fully refurbished and we also now have 4 new folding garden chairs which are stored in the outhouse. I do hope you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lena3.8Aug 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage within 10 minutes walk of the town centre."

    Lovely place to come back to after a days walking, warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2019

  • "We were impressed by the cleanliness of the cottage."

    The bedding and towels, especially, smelled beautifully fresh. Because we were so lucky with the weather we didn’t spend much time in the cottage, but it had everything we needed for a pleasant stay. Other feedback had said the stairs were steep, but there are also steps up to the cottage, which is itself on a hill. If any of this is daunting, then maybe a walking holiday in the High Peaks isn’t for you. Climbing Mam Tor and The Roaches was far harder than 14 regular, carpeted stairs. The cottage is so convenient for walking into town and for trips to Bakewell, Matlock, Leek and surrounding towns, all of which were interesting and worth visiting. The only downside of the holiday was that on returning home I was mortified to find I had accidentally packed a flannel from the cottage, which I immediately posted back. My apologies to the owners.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2019

  • "We enjoyed our holiday and the accommodation was good."

    However there were a few concerns; the stairs are very steep, not suitable for elderly or young children. The shower was a bit erratic.

    Reviewed by William3.8Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location close to the town centre."

    It was clean and tidy on arrival. Often, you could not find a space to park directly outside the property but overall this was not a significant issue as we could park nearby. The stairs are very steep but that was mentioned in the description before booking and again wasn't a problem for us - please be aware though. We had a very enjoyable week at this property and I felt it offered good value for money.

    Reviewed by Glenn4.4Aug 2019

  • "We really loved the house and it’s location which is perfect for exploring the Peak District National sites."

    The stairs weren’t an issue at whole for our 2 little ones since the owner kindly provided us with a stairs gate which we fitted at the top of the stairs. The house is situated on top of a hill and there is a stunning view from both living room and 2nd bedroom’s windows. In the evening the sun lights up the panorama view which we really enjoyed from the living room’s sofas. The house is very close (5 mins walk ) to the town center (and a tasty fish and chips shop) and its beautiful gardens which we spend the last day of our stay exploring (as well as eating at The Cafe At Green Pavilion which is so child friendly and cosy). It’s also 2 mins drive to a big Morrison petrol station to refuel for the next trip. We really recommend this property!

    Reviewed by Paolo5.0Jun 2019

  • "The stairs in the property were very steep this should be noted in the details of the property."

    Reviewed by Richard and lynn3.1May 2019

  • "Perfect location in Buxton, 2 min walk to town."

    Reviewed by Debra4.4Sep 2018

  • "Bathroom Extracter a bit noisy but everything else about the house was very good."

    We did not use the back but it would be more presentable if tidied up. On the whole very pleased with the accommodation, especially the location although parking a bit tricky on very slopping ground.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We have purchased a new bathroom extractor on the back of your feedback and will be fitted shortly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018

  • "The owner of the cottage needs to tidy up the front garden and re-landscape with particular attention to re-laying the steps from the pavement to the front door."

    The rear yard also needs attention.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will take a look at the garden and landscapes and see if there is anywhere that we can make improvements. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy4.1Aug 2018

  • "Well equipped, nice central location."

    Nice homely touches. The stairs are VERY steep, but it does mention that. Only real gripe is the 2 extremely cheap , uncomfortable mattresses on 2nd floor. Springs were poking into my sons that much that one of them resorted to the sofa. Other beds comfy though. Would recommend if you didn't need to use 2nd floor beds.

    Thank you for your email. I am sorry you found the beds uncomfortable, this is very much a preference thing, however I have purchased some memory foam mattress toppers which I have put on the beds. With regards to the steps I do advertise this on the website. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley3.8Aug 2018

  • "Very steep stairs,messy wiring on the tv, one of the blinds was broken and door handle came off one of the bedroom doors."

    I think some maintenance needs to be carried out during the season. Luckily we have teenage kids but wouldn’t be happy to take young children or anyone with mobility issues or the elderly there. Wouldn’t book again.

    Thank you for your email. I do advertise the property as having steep steps which may not be suitable for young children or people with mobility issues. I am in the process of purchasing new blinds. I can confirm the door handles have been re-fitted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Myra3.1Aug 2018

  • "Cottage for 6 - seating for 3 Should have been warned of very steep stairs."

    Approach to front door difficult

    Reviewed by John3.1Jul 2018

  • "Good location."

    Comfortable cottage. Lovely bedding and comfy beds.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Apr 2018

  • "The stairs in the cottage are extremely steep which was a concern for small children."

    A number of items in the cottage were badly worn - the handle on the cutlery drawer was not attached for example. There is no blind in the top bedroom. The drains in the sinks appear to be blocked. It is certainly not all bad but, as a result, we did not stay for the whole week and can not recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Zoe2.7Feb 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor double, 1 x twin (can be connected together to be king-size double on request)
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • AGA range cooker, microwave, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free roadside parking in front of property
  • Rear courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note Very steep steps, may not be suitable for young children or those with mobility issues
  • Approach to front door may be limited.

The property

A quaint three-storey mid-terrace cottage in the town of Buxton in Derbyshire.

The flexible sleeping arrangements and with Buxton being surrounded by the Peak District National Park, make this the perfect cottage for a family to come and enjoy this wonderful area.

This property comes along a stunning terrace, step up through the front door and enter into the charming, quirky sitting room set with ample comfortable seating, a Smart TV, open fire and many interesting features to give the place some real character.

The kitchen diner is rather traditional with rustic flooring, a big wooden dining table and a tremendous AGA range cooker as well as having all of the equipment you could need.

The first floor boasts a spacious family bathroom and two calming, cosy bedrooms with plenty of storage in oak fittings, as well as charming views towards the delightful buildings of Buxton.

Windsor Terrace also comes with a unique second floor bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and a fresh velux windows offering prime views of the surrounding scenery and town below.

To finish the property off there is a delightful little courtyard to the rear with a table and chairs to make the ideal chilling spot on the warmer days.

The town of Buxton is ancient and beautiful, it comes nestled in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Buxton has beautiful buildings, gardens and a good range of quaint shops and cafés.

The popular Peak District towns of Bakewell and Matlock are within easy reach and are both must-visits while you are so close.

Windsor Terrace is a unique cottage in a simply stunning location.

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About the location


Tideswell 7 miles; Bakewell 12 miles; Matlock 21 miles.

It was the constant 28 degrees centigrade of the bubbling blue waters of Buxton's eight thermal springs that originally attracted the Romans to the town. However it was during the 18th and 19th centuries, under the patronage of successive Dukes of Devonshire, that the Palladian splendour of the Buxton of today was designed and built - including the magnificent semi-circular Crescent, The Great Stable, Hall Bank, The Square, The Pavilion Gardens and The Opera House. Today visitors continue to enjoy these magnificent buildings and gardens, as well as the Opera House's full programme and annual festivals of music and arts. There is good walking close by with rugged peaks to the north and gentle hills and dales to the south and a number of pretty towns and villages are dotted throughout including Bakewell, Ashford-in-the-Water, Castleton and Edale. The stunning properties of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy driving distance and must be seen while visiting this area. A great base for exploring the Peak District.

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