A resident on Newbury Drive in Nuthall found a man with his head pressed to her front door looking down her hallway as she same down the stairs.
He fled the scene as soon as he saw her.
The incident happened on December 6 at 1.15pm.
He was described as about 5ft 9, stocky, between 30 and 35 and dressed in black. He had a trimmed beard and was bald.