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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely apartment, well located, very well equipped, we are already planning a return next spring."

    Shame about the weather, but that doesn't spoil it for us

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2023

  • "Sykes calls this just "Belvedere", 65 West Rd."

    It's Flat 2, 65 West Road; there's no "Belvedere" on the door. However, it also seems to be known as 4 Belvedere Terrace - hence perhaps Sykes's confusion. Also, Sykes's directions are gibberish - like satnav instructions from somewhere in Tideswell. The designated car space - below the big "4" on the door post - is a major plus: for many town centre lets, you have to fight it out on the street. The flat is well located: there's an easy 10 minute walk along the Broad Walk to the lower town, and a short climb to the upper. Buxton is a great base for walking and has pretty good public transport; we didn't move the car for five days. The flat is spacious, with sizeable rooms, high ceilings, some original features, and plenty of storage. The heating and hot water are very generous: it's always warm when you come in. We were here in early November, with night external temperatures in higher single digits. There are two uninsulated outside walls with single glazed windows, so there might be chilly patches in frosty weather, but it should still be fine. Contrary to Sykes's description, the open fire in the living room is out of order. An open fire is available in the bedroom, but presumably it's rarely lit. There's a great heated towel rail arrangement in the bathroom, the shower is good, and the towels are nice - but Sykes's description of the bathroom as "contemporary" is stretching it. The kitchen is well appointed, with quite new appliances. (Two people on a week's holiday don't really need a dishwasher, or even a washing machine - but they're here.) In the sitting room, the sofa is ok, the dining chairs rather hard. A few basics were missing, e.g. air freshener in the bathroom, surface wiping cloths in the kitchen. The waste and recycling requirements were not very clear. There were just two issues. One is the bed. When you get in or move, the mattress rolls about on the slats; when you're settled, the mattress is hard and uncomfortable. The feather pillows don't help. The other problem is the TV. Only about a quarter of the available Freeview channels are found by the tuner, with several of the main ones missing. And reception frequently drops out on the channels that are available. If there isn't already a signal booster somewhere in the aerial line, that might cure most of these problems. Also, the TV wi-fi seemed to connect to the router ok but sometimes wasn't able to secure the router's IP address, so the apps would not work. The router seems to be elsewhere in the building. Maybe something is happening to the router intermittently (e.g. other devices in use), or it needs a reset, or the TV needs a reset. Overall, we'd book again - especially if the bed was changed.

    Reviewed by B4.1Oct 2023

  • "Great location for exploring Buxton."

    Apartment was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed. We would recommend!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2023

  • "Great stay at Belvedere."

    Owner friendly and helpful. Apartment well equipped and easy walk into Buxton.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "A spacious first floor apartment close to the centre of Buxton with parking Ideal base to explore Buxton itself and the many towns and villages of the Peak District."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice apartment, with reserved parking space and within walking distance to Buxton Town centre and many amenities."

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely Flat in an excellent location"

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2023

  • "The property is ideally situated to take advantage of the local attractions in Buxton."

    The main park is literally across the road, with most things within an 10mins walk. Access to all major routes is good for activities further away. Communications with the owner were great, very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely week."

    Flat was great, comfortable and warm. It's in the perfect spot, close to everything, theres so much to do. Personally i would change the living room and bedroom around. Currently the bedroom is facing a busy road and can be noisy. Other than that fab.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Apr 2023

  • "Extremely comfortable and well equipped apartment."

    Fiona was helpful and informative and we thought the location excellent. Very good value for money

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Apr 2023

  • "An ideal comfortable apartment , close to all the amenities of Buxton whilst also within easy reach of all Derbyshire's beautiful dales and craggy tops ."

    Reviewed by A5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect centrally located property within easy reach of local shops and bars."

    Apartment was clean, warm and well equipped . The bottle of fizz and milk was a nice touch. We will definitely stay again. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, ideally situated close to town and nicely furnished - even down to the very tasteful Christmas decorations."

    Well equipped kitchen and spacious bathroom and lovely big bedroom and living room. Traffic noise (mentioned in other reviews) was not an issue at all. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Dec 2022

  • "I very much enjoyed my stay at Belvedere."

    The flat is spacious and tastefully furnished, with impressive period fireplaces and a beautiful bay window in the bedroom. Heating was easy to manage and all appliances were in working order. Immediate hot water. Fiona had thought of everything in the well-equipped kitchen. Just a couple of minutes takes you to the High Street and, in the other direction, the Pavilion Gardens. I would recommend the food at The Old Sun Inn and I had a fabulous take away from Sushi Kaji, a short stroll away. What's not to like?

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property is tired and tarted up cheaply."

    Entrance steps a trip hazard. Too many pots and pans/bakeware. Not enough crockery and cutlery. Ideal position for Central Buxton

    Reviewed by Vivian3.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely clean property."

    Everything was provided. Handy for local shops. Great location for touring.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2022

  • "This was a lovely spacious flat."

    It was really well equipped and very comfy. Almost perfect, except I found it a bit cold and was unable to adjust the heating as had been explained in the info and, as a single female, my fire lighting skills are zero, so I could not warm up the bedroom. I realise that bit is my fault. Other than that I couldn’t ask for more.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2022

  • "The flat was just as advertised and we had a great time in and around the Buxton area."

    It is a great base and is very close to the park and centre of the town meaning that we could easily walk and enjoy the local restaurants cafes shops and the opera house . The flat was comfortable to return to especially on the one day when it was cold and rainy.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely stay."

    Fantastic location. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "We stayed during the October half term and found the flat to be very warm, comfortable and in a great location."

    The bedding, bedlinen, towels and cushions are all of high quality and I award bonus points for the lovely matching wooden coathangers in the wardrobe - we felt pampered. The bathroom is spacious and the shower is good - the wobbly tap noted by a previous reviewer has been fixed and although the sink plug doesn't function as it should do and that's annoying, it does work. We didn't find the lack of window covering impacted on our privacy at all as the window is on the first floor, not overlooked and glazed with privacy glass. The kitchen is well-equipped for two people although the oven is smaller than standard and we were unable to fit in a chicken and a tray of vegetables at the same time. Our big disappointment was with the fireplaces: the one in the sitting room isn't usable at all and even if it were, the grate is tiny, only 10cm deep. If we had known this, we would not have booked the property as a fire is a priority for us at this time of year. The fireplace in the bedroom is usable but only with care as the grate isn't really in the right place to allow all the smoke to go up the chimney. The other misleading statement in the property listing is the television which is NOT a smart tv, it's a digital tv with Freeview Light. This gives access to fewer than twenty channels, far fewer than we are used to with the full Freeview service we have at home. We had taken an Amazon Firestick with us so we were able to plug it into the television to access the internet and streaming services using our own accounts. We did enjoy our stay and were not at all troubled by the traffic as other reviewers were, the bedroom has blackout curtains and the bed is comfortable for us and one afternoon we lit the fire,read and listened to music in there - we were just disappointed that we couldn't do that in the sitting room.

    Reviewed by A4.4Oct 2021

  • "Very nice flat and very well equipped."

    Also really good location for exploring Buxton and the surrounding area. Our only complaint was that the mattress needs replacing as you could feel the inner framework which made it really uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Jo3.8Oct 2021

  • "Why not swap the bedroom and living room around as it was noisy when we were trying to go to sleep and was woken early morning because of traffic but we soon got use to it."

    And a blind up at bathroom window even though the windows are frosted would help. These are not complaints just suggestions It was the ideal spot for us and enjoyed it very much.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lets get the negatives out of the way, the basin in the bathroom has a tap that is flopping around all over the place and a pop up waste that does not lift to let the water out as it has been bodged with a woodscrew."

    The bathroom could do with a blind over the window as there is only the obscured glass but the kitchen is worse. Having the lovely full height windows, you feel a bit exposed when making the early morning cupper in the dark!! Some have commented on the traffic noise, yes you expect that on what is quite main road through Buxton especially when the quarry lorries get going at 6am. An easy fix is to swap the bedroom which is at the front with the lounge at the rear, they are similar sized rooms and would have the advantage of making those night time visits to the loo easier. A couple of minor items, the TV which is detailed as Smart is only Freeview, I understood that a Smart TV was connected to the internet with more choice, the Freeview only has limited choice due to Buxton's location. Also the people in the flat above sound like they are wearing divers boots!! On a positive vibe, the apartment is well decorated, good clean carpet, comfortable furniture, well equipped kitchen and was presented very cleanly. Swap the bedroom/lounge over and it would be a great holiday rental as apposed to a fair/good one.

    Reviewed by Bob4.4Sep 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean and perfect for walking into buxton."

    Off street parking a bonus.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2021

  • "The flat was as described, Fiona was on hand and happy to to sort out any issues and very flexible on arrival time."

    Everything we needed was there. The location is handy being near to the town centre and very close to a nice extensive park. Pooles cavern and Buxton Country park (same parking) is about a mile away so an easy outing. The Roaches are about 20 minutes by car and Chrome Hill is about 15 minutes, these are nice walks but do contain steep gradients but the views are amazing. The flat itself itself is in a period property, with high ceilings and many original features and lots of storage and the kitchen is well equipped including larger freezer and dish washer, although could do with a blind and or net curtains. The bed was very comfortable and thick curtains keep out the light. Both the bedroom and dining room are very large and overall the flat is spacious. Wifi was adequate but mobile signal could not be relied upon. Nice touches, some books available and comprehensive welcome pack and thick soft towels.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2021

  • "Great location for exploring Buxton, and apartment is fitted out well."

    Traffic noise can be quite loud if you are a light sleeper as lorries do go past from the early hours. Dedicated parking space is a good plus. I would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Jul 2021

  • "The flat is really lovely: in a Victorian stone-built house, beautifully decorated and furnished."

    Large comfortable rooms, ideal for relaxing. The only downside was finding it! The numbering in the street and in the terrace is eccentric to say the least! We would have had great difficulty finding it if the owner had not been on the other end of her phone! Buxton is an excellent centre for a holiday, the town itself is really attractive and with good facilities, and it's in the heart of gorgeous countryside. Really couldn't be better.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2021

  • "Easy to find, flat as described in listing, owner readily available if needed (we didn`t!"


    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Jul 2021

  • "Property was exactly as described."

    Buxton is an excellent centre for exploring many aspects of the area, with good selection of pubs and restaurants in walking distance of the Belvedere.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7May 2021

  • "The positives - it's a great base to explore Buxton and the Peak District: -Loved how close it was to the Pavillion -Nice restaurants just a short walk away, with lots of options -Nice neighbourhood, very close to beautiful Buxton landmarks -Easy drives from here to Peak District points of interest -Designated parking right in front of the property -Fiona is very nice and is there if you need anything Where it did not meet our expectations - it's not a quiet cottage retreat: -The fireplace in the living room did not work properly - this really ruined one of our nights."

    -Bed is not very comfortable - too soft and moves too much if the other person turns. -Noise from cars on street in front pretty much constant from early hours -As with any building that is this old, you can hear every step upstairs

    Reviewed by Melanie3.8May 2021

  • "Lovely warm and comfortable flat, centrally located for all of Buxton’s attractions"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was our first opportunity since lockdown to enjoy a welcome and relaxing break."

    The holiday was successful, in no small measure thanks to our friendly and helpful host Fiona, who lived in the flat below. The accommodation was of a high standard, both in cleanliness and comfort, in a convenient location close to the attractions of Buxton. The kitchen and laundry facilities were comprehensive, with the white goods chosen for their ease of use. The bed was comfortable, with a good quality mattress and down duvet. Also included was reliable WiFi, and safe and secure off road parking. The town has responded well to the current regulations, with most attractions open, and the pubs, cafes and eateries all taking sensible precautions. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment, and Buxton as a whole, to any like minded people, who are looking for a pleasant, safe and relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2020

  • "Top notch kitchen and very comfortable spacious rooms."

    One suggestion would be to upgrade the quality of the mattress. Though just adequate for me I felt it wasn’t up to par with the standards in the rest of the apartment and may not be comfortable for some one with more serious back issues than myself

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2020

  • "Very convenient for Buxton town centre and surrounding area."

    Nice spacious apartment with good facilities, washing machine, dishwasher, cooking utensils. Decor is a bit tired in places and not always a professional finish but looks lovely if you don't look too closely. Good curtains in the bedroom allowed for a lie in as it was nice and dark but be aware of single glazed victorian windows as there is quite a bit of traffic noise. Easy off road parking for one car.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2020

  • "The only thing that would improve this apartment is a small coffee table in the living room."

    Reviewed by Sam4.4Sep 2020

  • "The location of the apartment was very good, near the main Park and walking distance from centre of Buxton."

    Car park space just outside the front door. Key collection very efficient. The owner was very helpful in answering queries, and the apartment was clean, comfortable, and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jim4.7Sep 2020

  • "Enjoyed our stay here."

    The location is excellent, right by the Pavilion Gardens, easy walk to the town centre or Higher Buxton. Great to have an off road parking space right outside the flat. It's a period property, refurbished to a reasonable standard, nothing luxurious but spacious and comfortable. Kitchen well equipped ( sharp knives and a great garlic press ! ) and there is a microwave which isn't in the property description or kitchen photo. Bed very comfortable and hair dryer supplied, again not in the Sykes listing. Plenty of hot water and good shower over the bath. As stated in another review, the TV is limited to internet only channels which we managed to get working, but would have preferred Freeview for standard TV and radio channels, but not a big deal for a short stay. And unless I just couldn't find it, a non-stick frying pan rather than just a saute pan would have been good, my eggs ended up slightly scrambled :-) Would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Aug 2020

  • "We enjoyed our holiday break and the flat was on the whole fine, clean and comfortable."

    However we did have problems with some of the facilities: Oven wasn’t working. This was repaired during our stay Kitchen sink was blocked, again repaired during our stay. Although the TV worked, it should be made clear that it uses a WIFi dongle only and hence is internet TV, Tenants need to have accounts already set up for I player, etc. before they can use the TV. We were also told on arrival that the front bedroom bay windows would be painted throughout the time we were staying there by a painter using ladders from the outside. We found this frustrating when this should have been carried out when the flat was not let to tenants, and to be given no prior notice. In summary, the flat is in a great location convenient for the town, has its own parking and is clean and cosy. However we feel that all of the issues we experienced should have been addressed prior to letting the property out rather than us finding ourselves in the unfortunate position of being the first tenants in the property (as the landlord informed us) and hence were having to endure painters and problems with the kitchen. Whoever decides to stay here after us should hopefully have a more comfortable stay!

    Reviewed by Tim3.4Aug 2020

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  • First-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom with open fire
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner with open fire
  • Gas central heating with 2 x open fires
  • Electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, washing machine, hairdryer Smart TV, Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One designated parking space
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: The property is accessed via a communal front door, up a flight of stairs leading to the apartment's own private door

The property

Belvedere is a beautifully-presented and spacious first-floor apartment, located in the heart of the Peak District, just a short walk from the centre Buxton.

This Roman spa town is bursting with interesting attractions, beautiful architecture, and lies within easy reach of the incredible Peak District landscape, making this Derbyshire apartment a perfect pick for a romantic escape.

Find your way up to the apartment front door by entering the communal door and up a set of stairs, then be welcomed into this stylish abode.

A good deal of restaurants and eateries await you in Buxton, but when you want to rustle up something home-cooked, enjoy cooking in the galley kitchen, with a sleek grey and black colour scheme and all the appliances you need.

Enter the living room/diner and be charmed by the open fire set in the original fireplace, with a Smart TV to entertain and a plush sofa to sink into, you can truly relax in here amongst the calm, muted tones of the decor.

A washing machine can be found tucked in the hallway as you head to the bathroom, a handy feature, with the bathroom being spacious and contemporary, home to a shower over bath.

When you're ready to hit the hay, delight in settling into the king-size bed, with a functioning open fire echoing the property's past, it adds to the elegance of the room, alongside the large bay window.

Begin exploring by taking a stroll to The Pavilion Gardens, where an amazing botanical conservatory sits amidst the restored gardens; you can now catch events and fairs here, as well as live bands and an arts centre.

The River Wye runs straight through Buxton Park, making it a scenic spot to enjoy a picnic or a walk along the banks.

Head to the Victorian Pump Room to take the thermal mineral waters, just as the Victorians did, with the waters rising from 5,000 feet below ground, and at a constant 28 degrees.

The Pump Room adjoins the marvellous Crescent, a huge semi-circular building, while The Opera House is nearby and stages music, theatre and ballet shows, as well as being a stylish and ornate Edwardian building.

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park lies outside the centre, visit here to see the natural limestone caves underground, as well as being home to Go Ape Buxton which has a treetop adventure trail.

Keen walkers are within easy reach of the Peak District walks and trails, with lots of routes for cycling too.

Enjoy a couple's getaway in this wonderful historic spa town of Buxton at Belvedere.

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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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