Meerbrook near Leek, Peak District (Ref. 3564)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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Alderlee Cottages

Three delightful barn conversions with fabulous countryside views, on a peaceful former working 17th century farm in Meerbrook, 4 miles from the market town of Leek. A skilful conversion of traditional honeystone buildings, these fantastic cottages seamlessly blend original character and contemporary styling with exposed beams, underfloor heating, open fires and en-suite facilities, offering comfortable, spacious living. Enjoy fantastic walking on the nearby Roaches and the greater peak area. The wildlife reserve of Tittesworth Reservoir with visitor centre is nearby, and the area offers excellent walking and cycling, plus Alton Towers is only a short drive away. Three superb Peak District cottages, a magnificent holiday retreat.

The property

A superb detached stone barn conversion, on a former working farm near Leek, with underfloor heating, open fire and impressive full-length window with wonderful countryside views. One of three cottages, this property is next to Refs. 3563 and 3565, together they sleep 33.


Over three floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with single sofa bed, TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV, en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor family room with 1 double and 1 single. Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room with French windows. Spacious sitting room with open fire.


  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and open fire
  • Electric range cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio/CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games, and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to rural location, WiFi can be intermittent.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Excellent.”
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    • “Superb location for walking, visiting Alton Towers, Buxton, Ashbourne, Potteries and Chatsworth (about 1 hr drive). Wonderful local scenery from Goldcrest and from the Roaches. Good pub within 5 min walk and walks round Tittersworth reservoir as well as children's playground and visitors cafe all in walking distance. Cycling too at the Manifold Valley track was enjoyed by the children and adults as it was safe and flat. Owner very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Some minor improvements perhaps - blackout blinds and curtains in bedrooms and more mirrors. A wonderful time was had by all the family despite the wide age range.”

    Carole G, August 2014

    • “Best Holiday Cottage Ever”
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    • “Lovely Cottage suited our big family (2 adults 9 children). Each cottage has its own Garden plus adjacent meadow for the kids to run around in. Great position for access to attractions and also so isolated. Great value for money. If you are lucky you will meet the chickens!!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bedford, October 2013

    • “Ideal family country cottage”
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    • “Perfect location for exploring the surrounding area, within sight of The Roaches; Reservoir, Adventure Playground and good food served at the Lazy Trout Pub, all within walking distance. The cottage was ideal for our family of 12 ranging from 18mths to over 60! A warm welcome was given by the owners, nothing was too much trouble, everything we needed was availble. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend, celebrating a 40th Birthday, even the weather was on our side!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Altrincham, January 2013

    • “The best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in!”
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    • “Goldcrest was, without doubt, the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in - and we've stayed in many! Our hostess was delightful and welcoming, the cottage spotless in every respect, well equipped and maintained to a very high standard. Beautiful location, close to a marvellous pub, The Lazy Trout, which served fabulous food and a beautiful reservoir with great amenities. Nothing at all to dislike - unless you count the weather, which was pretty grim!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Folkestone, October 2012

    • “A lovely cottage, very helpful owners and a beautiful spot.”
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    • “We received a lovely friendly welcome on arrival from the owners. The cottage was well appointed and very clean, with lots of amenities and in a beautiful location. Plentiful parking space. We were able to walk to several local attractions including the village pub for some meals and Titesworh Water for walks etc. The views were magnificent. The facilities wre brilliant so we could cook our own meals and in this cold weather the house was so warm. .”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Colwyn Bay, January 2011

    • “A clear view of the Roaches every morning !!”
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    • “Goldcrest Cottage was ideal for us - 6 adults, 2 children at school and a toddler. Plenty of space in the cottage as well as plenty of space in the garden area. Local pubs were good for food and beer and we made the trip up to the Roaches on 3 separate occasions - including a 10 mile walk from the cottage. The shops in Leek were easily found and we made good use of the Co-op. All of us - from Essex, Suffolk and Northumbria had good journeys to and from - so a great family holiday was had by all.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Billericay, November 2010

    • “Family Birthday Celebrations at Meerbrook”
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    • “We found the accomodation excellent with the owner ver welcoming and helpful.The facilities for our party which included two young children were ideal. The only critiscm we had that it was difficult to find in the dark and there should be a sign at the end of the lane leading to the property.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Halifax West Yorkshire, December 2009

    • “Rural Retreat. - nice family accommodation”
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    • “Lovely rural retreat, beautiful views, nice accommodation but lacking a few basic essentials. Great for groups or families , great base for walking the peaks etc.”

    L-taylo, February 2014

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    • “Everything about the cottage was perfect - excellent set up and very well equipped. Thank you for a lovely family holiday.”

    Mrs Nienaltowski, Waterlooville, May 2015

    • “We had a wonderful break in a lovely property situated in stunning surroundings. What's not to like? Also, the owner of this property is kind, courteous and thoughtful. Thanks for a great holiday.”

    Mr Bagnall, Stourbridge, April 2015

    • “The location was excellent and the views of the Roaches were beautiful. There was walking from the door and plenty of opportunities for cycling, there were also several National Trust properties in the area, so overall something for everyone. The standard of the barn was also excellent and the owner was very kind and helpful. The area is spectacular but seems to be relatively unknown with beautiful lakes, hills and valleys. The stunning weather - every day a clear blue sky, just completed the whole experience perfectly.”

    Mrs Reading, Newport, April 2015

    • “Fantastic cottage. We stayed here for a family get together and there was plenty of room for the 9 adults and 2 children. In a fantastic area and the cottage was the best we had stayed in. Can't wait to return.”

    Miss Skelhorne, Liverpool, March 2015

    • “We had a lovely stay, the location was great and the cottage was lovely and a really good size for the 7 of us.”

    Mrs Hill, Milton Keynes, February 2015

    • “We had a great holiday. The fire and underfloor heating were amazing on those cold November nights. We went for a walk up to The Roaches and enjoyed the views as the sun set.”

    Miss Juniper, Bristol, November 2014

    • “Excellent location. Excellent facilities in barn for all our family. Friendly and helpful owner.”

    Mrs Gibbs, Shipston-on-Stour, August 2014

    • “Lovely stone barn in a beautiful setting, away from it all. Was easy to walk from Goldcrest to The Roaches. Great property, superb location, peace and quiet. What more could you want?”

    Mrs Plater, Guildford, June 2014

    • “We had a great time at Alderlee farm. It was safe for the 6 two year olds we took with us and the garden was perfect for them. It was only a short drive to Leek town centre, Rudyard Lake & Blackbrook bird zoo, all of which we visited. A short walk took you to the reservoir & childrens play area. The location of the barn was perfect for us. The owner was most friendly & helpful and even left us flowers, wine and chocolates for our arrival. We all loved it here.”

    Miss Clarke, Manchester, May 2014

    • “A wonderful place that was just perfect for our needs. Nice standard of accommodation, very comfortable and in a beautiful setting. Hopeful we will return!”

    Mrs Bradford, Bridgnorth, April 2014

    • “We stayed here with our friends and family before and after our wedding! It was an amazing place! The owner was really friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The standard of the accommodation was amazing, very peaceful location surrounded by spectacular views. We can't recommend the place enough and will definitely be returning!”

    Mr Svikis, Chesterfield, March 2014

    • “I had to contact the owner prior to our break so we were made to feel very welcome before we had even arrived. The location and standard of accommodation were excellent. Within walking distance of Tittesworth Water and the start of some great walks. There are also a couple of good pubs and an award winning tearoom within easy reach of the barn. We were a group of eight friends, the barn is well equipped to accommodate families and children. We look forward to returning at some point in the future.”

    Mr Rawson, Leicester, January 2014

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About the location


Leek 4 miles; Buxton 12 miles.

The quaint rural village of Meerbrook is peacefully situated on the edge of the fabulous walking area known as The Roaches, just 4 miles from the moorland market town of Leek. A short walk away is Tittesworth Reservoir, with its visitor centre and many water based activities. The spa town of Buxton, famous for its warm springs, offers a host of fine eateries, good shops and a fascinating museum; and do take advantage of the Buxton Opera House, with varied and often ‘big name’ entertainment. Enjoy a thrilling day at Alton Towers with its rides, water park, spa and gardens. Follow the High Peak Cycle Trail, visit the lovely market town of Bakewell or enjoy elegant Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Plenty to see and do in this wonderful location.

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