What a wonderful find! After a difficult few months we really needed a quiet, peaceful Christmas break, and this was perfect.
The Garden Flat is delightful. It is spacious, comfortable, beautifully and stylishly furnished and equipped. Clearly a lot of care and thought has gone into this!
The kitchen is the best we have had in nearly 40 years of self-catering holidays - it has everything! Including proper, sharp kitchen knives, good scales, kitchen scissors, a good range of china and glassware including champagne flutes... There's a fridge freezer, dishwasher, and a separate laundry room with washing machine and heated airer.
The living room has two big, comfy leather sofas, the beds are extremely comfortable, there's loads of storage.
We arrived to some charming Christmas extras - a card and gift, a bottle of prosecco and dish of home-made mice pies; extremely classy lights and decorations; essential provisions supplied in the kitchen. We really could not have asked for better.
The property is on a quiet, very attractive road, just above the Derbyshire Dome and Opera House, only a few minutes walk from the town centre, Pavilion Gardens, cafes and restaurants. M&S, Waitrose and Aldi are all just minutes away.
We have been visiting Buxton for years but had never stayed there. Local recommendations - the Pavilion Gardens cafe was closed for Christmas, but Hargreaves olde worlde cafe always seems to be open!
A bit further afield, Wheatcroft Wharf cafe makes a good stopping-off point on the Cromford Canal walk (just round the corner from Cromford Mill and way better than the cafe there). Hassop Station cafe is also good, close to the start (or finish) of the Monsal Trail.
One warning - this could be difficult for anyone in a wheelchair, there are steps down to the entrance, and also a couple of steps within the flat.
We are already checking out dates for a return!