Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales
This is a fabulous cosy Leek cottage, which is full of history and charm, set in a quiet cobbled side street of Leek, Staffordshire. Exuding history, this Leek cottage is just perfect for exploring the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District beyond. Set over three floors and overlooking the church, this historic cottage in Leek was built in the 1540s, and boasts the original bread oven, original oak beams, low doorways and the exposed timber framework from the 16th century. The contrast between old and new works perfectly together in this Leek cottage, with a fully fitted kitchen and woodburner-effect gas fire in the sitting room, making this a tranquil retreat for all. Outside, this Leek cottage has an enclosed courtyard overlooking the mews houses and the park beyond. Leek offers a wide selection of shops, including vast antiques emporiums, bookshops and galleries, along with a number of restaurants and real ale pubs. A little further on is the fantastic Roaches, which is ideal for walking, climbing and mountain biking, or just a place where you can admire and take in outstanding views and scenery. Tittesworth Reservoir and visitor centre is just two miles away, the Churnet Valley Railway is 15 minutes' drive and popular Alton Towers is also within driving distance. This historical Leek cottage is an excellent base for exploring all that this area has to offer.
Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with stable door to courtyard. Sitting room with gas fire and dining area.
Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Gas range oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking on a first come, first served basis. Additional parking is available in local pay and display car parks. Rear enclosed courtyard with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 1 min walk. Note: Due to age and character of this property it does have steep stairs and low doorways, care must be taken.
Note: Due to essential repair work to the church opposite Cloud Cottage, the off road parking will not be available from December 2013 to the end of February 2014. Guests will need to use the local pay and display car parks during this period. Access to the cottage may also be restricted at certain times.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
About the location
Buxton 12 miles; Ashbourne 15 miles.
The hillside market town of Leek, known as “The Queen of the Moorlands” is situated on the western side of The Peaks and is surrounded by lovely Moorland countryside. The town has a charming cobbled market place and there are many examples of fine Victorian architecture influenced by William Morris - a reminder of the town’s prosperity when it was renowned as a silk manufacturing centre. Today Leek offers a wide selection of shops including vast antique emporiums, a good selection of restaurants, a local park and leisure facilities and real ale pubs. Situated close to Three Shires Head, the meeting point of the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, Leek is near to Tatton Park, Styal County Park and Gawsworth Hall, plus Alton Towers is approximately 30 minutes’ drive away.