Wren Cottage

Rudyard, Peak District (Ref. 25747)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Rudyard 3.5 miles. This delightful cottage, a former shippon thought to date from the 16th century, sits in the grounds of the owners’ livestock farm and is attached to the end of farm buildings. This charming cottage is set in the beautiful rural Staffordshire countryside, less than 4 miles from picturesque Rudyard Lake. Cosy and welcoming to provide a lovely retreat for couples, small families, and those wishing to enjoy a horse riding holiday, this cottage near Rudyard is a delight for those wanting to discover the rugged Staffordshire Peak District and beyond. Set all on the ground floor and overlooking the pretty garden, you will find plenty of character in this Rudyard cottage, including a lovely vaulted ceiling, open stonework, and beams in the cosy sitting room, which is the perfect spot to relax in after a day of exploration. Patio doors lead from this Rudyard cottage to a patio with garden furniture and barbecue area; surrounded by farmland and countryside, this is just the place to enjoy this beautiful part of Staffordshire. Stabling is available, and there are plenty of beautiful circular rides in the area. Rudyard Lake offers boating, sailing, fishing, a cafe and hotel with bar and restaurant. Further afield, guests at this Rudyard cottage can enjoy the town of Leek, with its many antique shops, pubs and restaurants surrounded by beautiful Moorland countryside, not forgetting Tittesworth Reservoir and Alton Towers, both within easy reach. The perfect cosy Rudyard cottage to enjoy at any time of the year!


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and electric woodburner-effect fire.


Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer in owners’ utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private patio garden with furniture and BBQ, leading to shared use of owners’ lawn. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 3 miles. Note: Stabling available at additional cost, contact the owners for details. Note: limited WiFi signal.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “The best holiday Cottage I've ever been in and I have recommended it to many friends.”

    Mrs Callear, Leek, July 2015

    • “The cottage is in a perfect setting and location. It is exceptionally well equipped with everything (and more) we could possibly have needed for a 'home away from home' stay in a warm and comfortable holiday home. The owners are only too happy to help with anything and made our stay a very happy one! We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to get away from their busy lives as you can completely unwind, get away from it all and enjoy the countryside experience.”

    Ms Newbery, Hitchin, May 2015

    • “Owner is an excellent host. Nothing is too much trouble.”

    Mr Lillie, Billericay, September 2014

    • “Welcoming hosts. Lovely location.”

    Mrs Darlington, Telford, September 2014

    • “Cosy, comfortable, well-equipped cottage which was far superior in every way to other properties we've previously rented. Beautiful location with lots of interesting places to visit locally without having to spend a lot of money. Friendly, welcoming owners who made sure we had everything we needed. We were allowed to watch lambing and there were lots of interesting birds which were attracted to the bird feeders near the patio. Weather was good too. We all had a great time.”

    Mr Crawford, Nottingham, April 2014

    • “The owners who live on the working farm were so welcoming. The real plus of this compact cottage is the access to the animals, we saw lambs being born and it's a dream for anyone wanting to see farming in action.”

    Mrs Rose-myers, Nottingham, April 2014

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About the location


Leek 4.5 miles.

Rudyard Lake lies in a thickly wooded hillside area of the Staffordshire Moorlands. The 2.5 mile-long lake, part of which is a conservation area, offers many activities including sailing, boating and fishing, as well as many lovely walks and cycle routes and is a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna. There is a small shop and cafe on the lake, as well as a steam railway, a sailing club which offers courses for all abilities, and a hotel with a friendly bar and restaurant. Just 3 miles away is the hillside market town of Leek, known as 'The Queen of the Moorlands'. Leek boasts numerous antique shops, real ale pubs, restaurants and a local park and leisure centre. The town’s cobbled market place has many examples of fine Victorian architecture influenced by William Morris, a reminder of when the town was a silk manufacturing centre. The Three Shire Head is close by, the meeting point of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, as is Tatton Park, a beautiful historic estate with manor house, landscaped gardens, parkland, shops and a restaurant. Styal County Park and Gawswirth Hall are also well worth a visit, and Alton Towers and the beautiful Peak District National Park are just a short drive away.

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