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Leek 5 miles; Macclesfield 8 miles.
Swythamley, in the Peak District, is a farming community close to the River Dane, lying on the Staffordshire side of the river. Swythamley Hall stands in a fine park and was originally a medieval hunting lodge belonging to the Abbey of Dieulacres. Close to Swythamley is Gun Hill where Cromwell is believed to have located his canon aimed at the town of Leek. On the edge above Swythamley there is a famous landmark - the Hanging Stone, with a fine view over the surrounding countryside. Within easy reach are the Roaches for excellent walking and climbing, cycling trails and country houses. Alton Towers is 40 minutes away. The market towns of Leek and Ashbourne are a short drive away with their unusual antique shops, and the Spa town of Buxton is also an easy distance.
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This charming Peak District cottage, featured on 'Homes Under The Hammer', is located on a quiet lane in the hamlet of Swythamley, 5 miles from Leek. Constructed in 1904, this wonderful Peak District cottage offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a lovely open fire. Expertly renovated, the cottage retains some of the original features including leaded windows and tiled floors. There is a sun room and a large garden with lovely views of the Staffordshire countryside. The full extent of the cottage's transformation was featured in the popular TV series 'Homes Under The Hammer'. This Peak District cottage is an easy drive from the market towns of Leek and Ashbourne, while Alton Towers is 40 minutes away. An excellent base for making the most of the area, and a welcoming Peak District cottage to return to time and again.
Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor king-size double (zip & link, can be made up as twin by prior arrangement), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin, WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area. Cosy sitting room with open fire. Additional sun room with countryside views.
Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric cooker & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, LCD TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player, small library of books/games/DVDs. Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair & stairgate available. Enclosed lawned area, second lawned garden with patio, furniture & BBQ. Off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: The owners require a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100 prior to arrival.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Gun End Cottage:
There was also a playground immediately opposite at the village hall which was perfect!
Mrs Allen, Wallingford, April 2013
Great location for many attractions and local walks. Very friendly locals and wonderful views of countryside. Lovely homely cottage which spaciously fitted 8 of us and was very well equipped.
Mrs Dashwood-ball, Wellingborough, March 2013
A well appointed house, that is comfortable and tastefully presented with an open fire.
Mrs Groves, Clitheroe, March 2013
A well stocked kitchen, very warm house/hot water and comfortable rooms with the extras like children's toys and games.
Mr Garcier, Sheffield, February 2013