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The Old Coach House

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


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "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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The property

The Old Coach House is a beautiful old coach house, renovated to a high standard.

Lying at the heart of the spa town of Buxton, the house was 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 which is still maintained to its original splendour.

With an open-plan living space boasting high ceilings and contemporary furnishings, this spacious property provides a great escape for large families or groups of friends, wanting to make the most of precious time together.

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

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

Make yourself at home as you lounge on the sofas, maybe watch a film on the large TV, and unwind after the long-awaited journey.

Take a seat at the dining table and plan out your activities for the duration of the holiday, whilst the chef of the group takes to the kitted out kitchen and prepares an exquisite group meal with the impressive range cooker.

Pour drinks at the central kitchen island and toast to a fabulous holiday with great company, before tucking in to a delicious dinner.

No need to worry about the washing up, simply load up the dishwasher and continue with your fun-filled evening with friends.

As the night grows darker and you begin to tire, wander into the ground-floor twin bedroom and cosy up under the duvet, and watch TV on the sofa, or climb the staircase to the first floor and discover a further four bedrooms; a spacious double bedroom features an abundance of storage and a chic en-suite featuring a double walk-in shower, basin and WC, whilst a nicely decorated twin and a further double bedroom can be found across the way, along with an adult bunk room and a delightful cloakroom where guests can hang extra clothes/coats and leave luggage.

Soak up the suds in the roll top bath, as you while away the afternoon in the family bathroom and enjoy some time to yourself.

Head outside into the enclosed garden for a breath of fresh air or BBQ and admire the high stone walls and imposing trees of Corbar Woods.

When ready to venture out, try a walk up through the meandering 200 year old protected ancient woodland behind the property leading to Corbar Cross with magnificent views across the valley and hills, or pop down into the town of Buxton a 10 minutes walk away, taking in the magnificent Victorian villas and Devonshire Dome en route.

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.

Wander the impressive galleries of Buxton Museum and be captivated by the wonderful works of art that decorate the walls, 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.

If you don't fancy dining indoors, head into the centre of town and grab a table at one of the many local restaurants or drink at local cocktail bars and pubs.

Hop in the car and head for the Peak District National Park to surround yourself with outstanding landscapes on a memorable walk.

Spend quality time with the ones you love at the Old Coach House, The Old Coach House.


  • 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

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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