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The Old Coach House

Buxton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1037142)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Great Property."

    Right next to Buxton.

    Reviewed by RaheelJun 2022

  • "Excellent place for friends, and family, reunions with plenty of space for different activities taking place."

    Well stocked kitchen - plates, mugs, pans etc - for catering for a large group.

    Reviewed by LizJun 2022

  • "The Old Coach House was an ideal choice for our family get-together."

    Three generations together for a week. The open plan living room and kitchen gave us lots of space. The kitchen was very well equipped for preparing family meals. We liked the fact that we could walk into town without having to look for parking. Curbar woods were on our doorstep. The enclosed garden gave the children a safe place to play. An excellent family house. Comfortable and warm.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "Great space in a wonderful location."

    Downsides: 1) Mould on some walls and flaking paint - problem with damp. 2) Only useable shower doesn’t drain well - we had to clear out many guests’ worth of hair from the drain just to make it useable but you still shower in a lot of standing water. 3) Window still broken in master bedroom. 4) Drainage problem outside - a very large puddle encroaching on the house entrance builds up when it rains. We also had to clear out the outside drains to alleviate this problem. 5) Some of the baking trays are completely unusable - flaking teflon surfaces for example. 6) General house maintenance is poor combined with desperate need for a deep clean. Dust and old cobwebs in lots of places. Lots of the DIY is poor e.g. bad / no sealant in kitchen and bathrooms. 7) Washing machine doesn’t function properly even following provided instructions (a full load). Just needs fixing. Property has great potential but really needs some TLC.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you had some disappointments. We were unaware of many of the issues you point out and always address any problems raised by guests straight away. There are two showers and the one referred to has been unblocked and works well. The baking trays have been replaced with high quality products. The window is in the process of being replaced. Unfortunately a very lengthy planning permission process is delaying this. However the window is safe, not unsightly and there is another opening window in the bedroom. The property is a characterful Victorian coach house situated at the bottom of a wood in Buxton. It rains a lot in winter and some water does accumulate in the driveway. This is normal for the area and the house position. It drains off entirely as the sun comes out in spring. The house is cleaned thoroughly with professional cleaners after every guest. Occasionally high level cobwebs do accumulate in the very high crevices 4 meters up near the ceiling. We erect high level ladders to brush these off regularly. This guest contacted us on the Saturday after arriving with concerns about faults with the washing machine. A repair man addressed the problem within 2 hours. However, since then, we have bought and installed a brand new washing machine to ensure no problems for future guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was a nice cottage but could be an amazing place with some money spent on it."

    Skirting boards falling off all over the place, window was broken and bad draft coming in (broken by previous guest) , dials broken on radiators, mould on walls. In a great location and a good house for large groups. Just disappointed with the finish.

    "Sorry you were disappointed with the property. In response to your comments the skirting boards are solid, recently installed, and noone has ever mentioned them before. Regarding the window, we were notified by the guest staying immediately prior to your stay, that they had accidentally broken the window. We arranged for an expert to assess it and ensure it was safe before your stay and left a note to explain this. A new window will be installed ASAP in the new year. On 23rd Dec on your arrival you notified us of your concern regarding a potential draft from this window and we offered to come over on Christmas eve with insulating material should this be necessary. You responded, the following morning, to our request about whether everything was okay by stating that the room was not drafty nor cold but too hot! It seems you had the heating full on throughout the night. We have checked the valves on the radiator and all work. All information and guidance you would need in relation to the newly installed hive heating system is available in the guest information pack". Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnaDec 2021

  • "Great house in a lovely location - right next to the woods on the edge of town and yet less than 10 minutes to walk down into the very centre of town for shops, eating out and the beautiful park."

    The large connected living/dining/kitchen area was great for our family get-together and space for the 2 small children to run around in.

    Reviewed by NeilDec 2021

  • "Three generations of our family had a fabulous few days at The Old Coach House."

    The property was very well equipped, and really spacious. We were able to organise a massive treasure hunt for our 5 year old granddaughter, which took in most of the rooms in the house. We found it handily positioned for some decent outdoor walks, and everyone in our party of nine loved the place. Well impressed!!

    Reviewed by GaleOct 2021

  • "Wifi super fast"

    Reviewed by SesehangJun 2021

  • "Was a fantastic house, a great location to Buxton, off-street parking was great and the Kitchen-living room was exceptional for a large group to stay."

    Would recommend it for anyone doing a road trip around the Peaks or just for a lazy weekend.

    Reviewed by TheoApr 2021

  • "A lovely and very spacious home from home."

    Well equipped and lovely and clean. Excellent location too. We had a great stay, thank you

    Reviewed by AmySep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at the old coach house!"

    Our arrival was very smooth, with clear instructions, and we found the place clean and well equipped. The large kitchen, dining area and lounge was perfect for a group! Not only is the house lovely, but it’s located in a stunning area, with a woods right on its doorstep. The walk down to Buxton is also very easy, and other nearby attractions such as Bakewell, Youlegrave, the Monsal Trail and Dovedale are all easy to get to. Our stay was lovely, and we would love to come to the Old Coach House again.

    Reviewed by AmeliaSep 2020

  • "This is a fabulously spacious and well kitted-out property."

    It held 6 adults and 4 children easily and we never felt cramped or like we were tripping over each other. The Old Coach House was really well equipped and clean with a beautiful safe garden. It was so handy to be able to walk into Buxton and up into the hills directly from the property. We loved it.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week at the Old Coach House."

    The woods at the back of the house leading to Corbar's Cross are lovely and Buxton is only a short walk away. The property is well set up for catering and lots of lovely bedrooms and space. The walled garden is also a very nice place to relax after a long hike. We found the house very convenient for all things Peak District.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

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  • Across two floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x adult bunk
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, central island with bar stools, dining area and sitting area with electric fire and part roof high ceiling
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and large sink
  • Dressing room
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed garden to the rear of property with artificial turf area, outdoor dining table and chairs, charcoal BBQ and shed with extra outdoor seating
  • Bistro seating at the front of the property
  • Travel cot, stairgate and table booster seat available in the property, located in upstairs dressing room
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.4 miles, restaurant 0.4 miles

The property

The property is an old coach house, full of character, situated at the bottom of ancient woodland and within walking distance of the beautiful spa town of Buxton.

The house is particularly suitable for large groups of friends or several generations of families wanting to spend time together and enjoy outdoor pursuits.

The ground floor has a large light private twin bedroom with sofa and TV.

This room is easily accessed with no stairs or steps.

There is an enclosed garden which is a very safe place for children to play.

The main open plan living/dining/kitchen area is a very large and great space for everyone to get together.

The high ceilings here, dating from the storage of coaches in the 1800s, really gives a sense of the history of the property.

The Old Coach House is in a perfect location.

It nestles under a 200-year-old protected wood, great for strolling through directly from the property and heading up to Corbar Cross with magnificent views across the valley.

Yet you are just a short stroll away from the centre of the town for shops, the beautiful park and an abundance of restaurants and bars.

You pass by magnificent Victorian villas and the Devonshire Dome en-route.

There is off-street parking for up to 3 cars, but you can leave your cars behind.

Scenic walking and bike riding around the Goyt Valley are on your doorstep.

Yet, within a short drive, you have all the attractions of the Peak District with towns and famous hikes, such as Bakewell, the Monsal Trail, Dovedale and Edale.

The property is steeped in history.

It is a renovated old Coach House, built in the mid 1800's within the Duke of Devonshire's estate.

A conveyance of the land between the most Noble William Duke of Devonshire and Marmaduke Walter Vavasour, dated 1874, decreed that the property be developed as a coach house (with stable and outbuilding) to the neighbouring Wye House, a beautiful stately home.

Inside the Old Coach House, you can feel this history, with many features of the original building left intact.

Step inside the bright main hallway with its neutral tones and charming fireplace.

Head for the large open-plan living space, with its impressive high ceiling and two modern ceiling fans for heating/cooling purposes.

Family members or friends can lounge on the sofas, play games, or maybe watch TV, whilst the chef of the group watches on whilst preparing a meal in the well-equipped kitchen area.

Take a seat at the dining table and plan out your activities for the duration of the holiday, whilst others pour drinks at the central kitchen island.

There is a ground-floor twin bedroom with sofa and TV and you climb the staircase to the first floor and discover a further four bedrooms; a spacious double bedroom with fireplace, views over the hills of Buxton and an en-suite bathroom featuring a double walk-in shower, whilst a nicely decorated large twin and a further double bedroom can be found across the way, along with an adult bunk room and a cloakroom where guests can hang extra clothes/coats and leave luggage.

There is a family bathroom with a roll-top bath and overhead shower.

Head outside into the enclosed garden, eat outside or have a BBQ and admire the high stone walls and imposing yew trees of Corbar Woods.

Buxton has a lot to offer beyond great eateries.

Take a stroll through the Victorian Pavilion Gardens to the River Wye, before hitting the historical sites of Turner's Memorial and The Pump Room.

Gaze at the recently renovated Buxton Crescent, an iconic, Grade I-listed, Georgian building, one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country or book a show at the elegant Victorian Buxton Opera House.

Wander the impressive galleries of Buxton Museum or take in a massage or treatment at one of the many spas in the town, hosted in hotels or within the magnificent Grade II listed Georgian Devonshire dome which boasts the largest unsupported dome in Europe.

Stop by Poole's Cavern and Buxton Country Park to see the mesmerising limestone caves or spend the day swinging from the treetops with a Go Ape experience.

The Old Coach House offers a great space for large groups who want to come together, are looking for access to stunning countryside, yet want to be within walking distance of a beautiful Georgian town.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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