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Kipling Lodge

(Ref. 970198)

Rudyard, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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92 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners were very helpful, everything what you would need is provided, pots, pans, plates, dishes, glasses, fully functional kitchen, even washing up liquid and the dishwasher was a great bonus."

    Really good seating and dining area, 2 bedrooms with double beds, 1 with on suite bathroom, another room with bunk beds. Literally the only thing you need to take is food and toiletries. Theres an Asds a 10 minuye drive away in Leek, petrol station on the way and Rudyard Lake is less than a 5 minuye Drive away.Hot tub is always on and at temperature and was checked daily by Matt. Own private garden at the back with a shared field, even the dog loved it. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Kipling lodge."

    The lodge was super clean and well presented, very comfy with lots of little extras and amenities which were appreciated, simple things like hand soap at every sink, washing up liquid, salt and oil being very handy on the first night. The lodge is in a lovely location, quiet and rural, positioned near Rudyard lake which is a lovely walk to take. The hot tub was great and thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. The garden was a good size for our 2 big dogs and felt safe and secure. The open garden next to the lodge, was also handy to allow our dogs the freedom to run and chase a ball. Matthew the host was very helpful and friendly and was great at communication leading up to and during the stay. Thankyou for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Although the property was clean,the cooking utensills were very basic and rusty although the owner did replace the frying pan which we complained aboutThe sofas were very uncomfortable and need updating."

    The beds were very hard.will not go back again.

    Reviewed by Andrew2.5Mar 2024

  • "Brilliant property and location."

    We would love to visit again

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "We have just been to Kipling Lodge to spend Christmas and it’s been fantastic."

    The lodge had Christmas tree, decorations etc and we manage to cook a full Christmas dinner with everything in the kitchen. The lodge is comfy and clean and we loved our walks around Rudyard Lake. We have now booked for NY next year as we loved it so much.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely week stay at Kipling Lodge with our 2 dogs."

    Enclosed garden for the dogs, who loved being on squirrel patrol

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2023

  • "Kipling lodge was clean, tidy and comfortable."

    The hot tub was huge and well maintained. The beds were comfy. No expense was spared on the heating of the lodge, it’s a nest system so I suppose you could let Matt know if it’s too hot or cold. Smashing walks straight from the lodge door. Our dogs enjoyed themselves in the enclosed garden and exercise field not to mention the lake circular walk. This was our second time in the lodges here, 1st at Kipling lodge. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Oct 2023

  • "The lodge was perfect for us."

    It had everything one would need to enjoy a lovely holiday.We will be going back.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week thank you."

    Thanks for booking the sunshine. The enclosed garden in addition to the extra grassed area was great for the dog. Beautiful shaded walks in the area including round Rudyard Lake which has rowing boats for hire or pay a launch fee for your own craft or SUP. Lovely big hot tub and despite a previous review, there was an oven glove. The washing machine meant little washing to take home. The BBQ was great to use as a stand for our disposable tray. Things we missed from past cottage experience was a hairdryer (we would have taken our own but assumed there would be one), a pint of milk (but we could have taken some if it had been noted that there was no welcome pack). Mark & Matthew were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous lodge with everything you need and lots of parking which is great when family arrive separately from different directions."

    Secure garden area for our dog was a real bonus. Great location with easy access to the Lake and the water sports but also for exploring the Peak District. Matt, our host, was really lovely and made us very welcome. We had such a wonderful holiday here and will definitely be back! Thank you

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful lodge, best we have stayed in, had everything you need for a self catering break."

    Stunning location and the enclosed garden was great for our whippet, although the squirrels tormented him daily. Hot tub was much appreciated after a stressful few weeks at work, very relaxing. Loved the easily accessible walks and views from the lake walk are incredible. Highly recommend Primo Piano in Leek for a meal out - something for everyone on the menu and one of the best Italian restaurants I’ve eaten at. Must give a mention to the bar staff at the Rudyard hotel who are very welcoming. All in all a great location, great lodge and I wish i were still there! We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is our second visit."

    A lovely lodge with such a nice view.Very comfortable and great hot tub

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fabulous family break for new year great location close to the rudyard hotel and lake for the walks."

    The lodges hot tub was fab and the covered outdoor area was great for dining outside . The kitchen was very well stocked .Matt the host was a really nice guy going on the telephone conversation we had. We would definitely recommend a stay here. June

    Reviewed by June5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent lodge, very cozy, the underfloor heating was brilliant, didn’t need the radiators even though the outside temperature plummeted drastically."

    The hot tub was fantastic. The beds were comfy, tv perfect. The only issue that we had was the fact that the parking area for the cars froze and we couldn’t move the cars as it is on an incline, maybe have a bag of salt stored somewhere for customers to use as everyone seemed to know this would happen except us of course, However, minor detail. We had a great time

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Kipling Lodge,."

    It is a beautiful lodge with great attention to detail. It is in such a lovely place with lots of nice walks. We enjoyed it so much so we have already re booked.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wow - Beautiful Lodge with everything you could need provided, even a cocktail shaker."

    Wifi excellent so able to share our experience immediately with friends & family. Beds/mattresses perfect, a good night's sleep had by all. Location stunning. Having taken 2 dogs the private garden was great but also the huge communal area was excellent. Easy walk to the local Hotel for a meal and a few beverages. On the hotel... a bit of a refurb needed, especially in gents toilets. All in all a fantastic weekend had. Will be our 1st choice for a mini break next time we feel the urge. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time in the kipling Lodge."

    The facilities were very good. The host Matt was friendly and helpful. Where was plenty to do around the area. The dogs also loved it. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent facility, met all expectations."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was a perfect property for us, we'll situated, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Only 2 minor negatives saucepans and frying pans not the best and also there is no bread knife and unable to recycle due to bin being full.Would this stop us going again or giving kipping lodge 10/10 absolutely not. Fantastic place to stay great hot tub well looked after And the owners were productive and contactable. All round great place.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very well equipped lodge."

    Very pleasant stay. Bedroom with bunk beds small .

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely and clean Excellent position next to the lake Children loved the hot tub"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent. Will definitely be coming back!"


    Reviewed by Matthew5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this beautiful dog friendly lodge."

    It is important for us to know that the garden is secure and it was. There are lovely walks nearby especially around the lake and the hotel is a five minute walk. We would love to come back sometime soon

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "A really lovely, clean, dog-friendly lodge."

    Excellent covered enclosed balcony with hot tub and table/chairs. Garden area really good for our dog (7 month old border collie) and field beyond even better! There is a stile at the bottom of the field that leads straight to the path round Rudyard Lake. Really good, dog-friendly pub within easy walking distance and lovely walks/miniature train ride for us and the dog. We will definitely be back. Sykes Cottages state there is a shop on site, which there isn't and check out is 9am, not 10am, which slightly caught us out. Other than that, a perfect mini break for our family.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will definitely be back. We are sorry to hear that there has been confusion over check out time. Check out is 10:00am not 9:00am. Not sure how this confusion has arisen. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Apr 2022

  • "The property was lovely, we very much enjoyed our stay."

    The location was perfect with plenty of dog walks nearby and the local pub for afternoon drinks.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Mar 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay here, only difficulty was finding the location originally sat nav does not take you there."

    Could do eith better signage.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent stay at Kipling Lodge; will certainly be recommending this listing."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge and hot tub just amazing."

    Lovely little walks nearby and great food at Rudyard Hotel and dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Seeta4.7Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful lodge, clean comfortable and well equipped."

    Beautiful walks, especially around the lake and a welcoming hot tub after a long days walk .

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation very well equipped in a beautiful quiet location with ..."

    Lovely accommodation very well equipped in a beautiful quiet location with amazing wild life around you qe had squirrels eating from our balcony & many birds coming to eat the bread Would definitely recommend & no doubt in the Sumner it be stunning

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cabin was one of the best we have stayed in!"

    It was a lovely set up, the hot tub covering is great for rainy days and lovely and clean and spacious and actually maintains heat! The cabin was well equopped and evwn had your basic necessities such as handwash, washing up liquid, kitchen roll, spare toilet rolls and more. The fridge freezer and good size. Albeit the wifi wasnt the best which after speaking to the lovely owners who were attending to the hot tub, is due to location and the phone company but it was still usable. The tv had access to netfix, prime, sky and disney plus so we xould access these with our accounts anyway. Overall, it was one of the nicest cabins to stay in and would certainly return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Francessca5.0Dec 2021

  • "Without doubt the most well equipped self catering accommodation we have ever stayed at."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the cabin is wonderful, you’ve thought of everything! Thank you

    Reviewed by Carina4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely lodge, comfortable beds and very clean throughout."

    Hot tub was ready and hot for our arrival and the fairy lights around the outside area are a really lovely touch. Knives need a little sharpen but everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2021

  • "The photos didn’t do justice to how lovely this lodge was."

    The lodge had everything we needed for a pleasant stay and was very comfortable. It’s a great location off Rudyard Lake, and is very private with huge, well maintained hot tub and veranda with underfloor heating. High recommended.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "Amazing stay at Kipling Lodge, the lodge itself was clean, fresh and beautiful views."

    All the appliances in the lodge were very high standard and the hot tub was fantastic. The only little issue is if you have little children like ours (3 years old) they can easily unlock the doors and escape. A bolt or something similar at the top of the door would have made us worry less.

    Reviewed by Toni4.1Jul 2021

  • "On balance, it was a fantastic holiday, the lodge was amazing and Matt and Mark were very helpful."

    The lodge is very near to the lake but at the same time far enough away to be private. The hot tub and giant Connect 4 were very popular with our grandson! The welcome bottle of wine waiting in the fridge was a lovely touch too. The only words of caution we have are that the lodge does get very warm at night, there is a big portable fan but we could probably have done with another one. Plus, please be aware that this is a remote spot, there is no local shop, the one advertised as being on the adjoining caravan park closed over a year ago! This did not spoil our stay but would have been good to know in advance.

    Reviewed by Kimberley4.4Jul 2021

  • "A true home from home in super relaxed surroundings - hot tub is fantastic."

    Useful to know - there are no shops in the local town, nearest supermarkets is approx. 10 minute drive. You do need to seek out activities/places to go and visit. Perhaps one small suggestion would be an information pack with activities/places to visit/ supermarkets/ takeaways etc. as you find in many holiday homes. Peaceful, relaxed and chilled time had by all. Garden and decked area are both gated and were ideal and dog friendly for our beagle. Thanks for a lovely stay x

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous relaxing location tucked away amongst the trees in a very quiet and private spot just a short stroll away from Rudyard Lake and minutes away from Leek and various towns and landmarks around the area We loved watching the squirrels playing and pinching the nuts from the feeder next door and listening to all the birds The lodge itself was very spacious very clean and very comfortable hot tub was amazing we took our two dogs with us so having a gate on the deck and an enclosed garden meant we could have peace of mind when we let them out."

    One of the owners Matt was around cutting hedges and looking after the grounds so any problems he would be there to help you out Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing time at the lodge, so clean and the hot tub was just what we needed, the lake was wonderful will definitely return."

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2021

  • "Kipling Lodge was absolutely lovely, so peaceful, quiet and like home from home really well equipped, everything you needed was provided."

    The owners were very helpful, Matt regularly serviced the hot tub and was on hand for anything. We would definitely recommend this lodge and will be rebooking soon.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great holiday ."

    Lodge was lovely and so were the owners .everything was exactly as it looked on pictures .wud highly recommend

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2021

  • "Superb accommodation, lovely setting, 2 mins walk to great pub."

    Reviewed by Grahame5.0May 2021

  • "Location, hot tub, the lake and the owners were all great!"

    Reviewed by Will5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge."

    Fantastic area great walks, the lodge was stunning and Matt and Mark really friendly and helpful leaving us a nice bottle of wine to share in the huge hot tub. The lodge had everything and more super clean and warm gorgeous surroundings. We will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything in this lodge was fantastic."

    the owners pride themselves in the cleanliness of the lodge. their commitment to sanitising everything is to be commended. They change the water in the pool for new guests and service it daily. a very comfortable lodge in a very convenient place fir Rudyard Lake and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2020

  • "The lodge was beutuiful and in very serene settings."

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Oct 2020

  • "What a beautiful lodge."

    Exceeded all expectations, would love to go back there some day.

    Reviewed by Calum5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent place to stay very good base for walks."

    . pubs etc..would definitely go back, owners very polite and helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location for a very relaxing week away."

    Very comfortable and the hot tub was lovely after going on a long walk. We will certainly be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2020

  • "Lovely lodge."

    Plenty of room. Best thing......HOT TUB. Owners came every morning to check water safety. Hot tub saved our holiday with 3 grandchildren because weather was a ‘washout’ even though it was August. Garden Great for our 2 puppies. Loved Rudyard Lake. Fishermen get a few pounds of the daily rate if resident at the lodge. Nothing to moan about we had a lovely week despite the weather.

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2020

  • "Situated in a great location, easy access to Rudyard lake and The Rudyard hotel from the lodge, 2 miles from Leek town."

    The lodge has a small garden that was well fenced in for our two small dogs. Great for a base for good walks. Lodge itself was very comfortable with great undercover terrace with dining and hot tub privately positioned to the side of the property. Owners Matt and Mark serviced the hot tub everyday and were available for any issues. Thanks for a great stay, see you soon.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2020

  • "We spent a week at the end of July 2020 as a family of 5 with 3 grown up children and a dog."

    The cottage was very comfortable, nicely set and very well equipped. We felt particularly like at home as the interior was arranged similarly to our own house, even the cutlery and crockery was the same! We had great expectations so I've marked 'Met Expectations', but everything was really good. The hot tub was working and clean, floor heating was on at the veranda so even on a cooler day we were very comfortable. All cleaning equipment and materials were supplied, we were only short on bin bags. The arrival and leaving date on a Friday was not most convenient either.Other that that highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Krzysztof4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cabin in beautiful area."

    Perfectly situated with amazing view and access to boating / fishing lake. Very relaxing. Hot tub amazing. Had lovely relaxing holiday ,just as planned. Lovely walk around the lake. Easy access to fishing . Also walked to nearby leek. Would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jul 2020

  • "It was beautiful we had a lovely time the lodge was so nice it was so peaceful ."

    We couldn't of picked a better place would recommend a stay the hot tub amazing. Rudyard lake is beautiful fantastic views .will be going back . Rudyard hotel made to feel welcome food is lovely and dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2020

  • "The accommodation was better than we could have hoped for, it really was perfectly presented."

    Warm, comfortable, clean and well equiped.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2020

  • "Amazing lodge and hot tub beautifully clean and cosy great for dogs with lots of walks close by !"

    Also went to see the new lodge that Mark and Matt have Watersview due to their renovations would definitely look at booking this new lodge next time . Thanks again for another wonderful stay ! Third stay in this lodge this year

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2019

  • "Kipling Lodge is a wonderful place to relax in, all equipment provided is first class."

    Being surrounded by trees does reduce the amount of sun you get, and it might be a little too remote for some, but it is a tough place to better for all that is provided.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.1Sep 2019

  • "The hot tub is checked every day by the owners & the garden isn't enclosed."

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4Sep 2019

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay at Kipling Lodge."

    The owners Matt and Mark were very welcoming, and we were impressed by the quality of the lodge.The Hot Tub was excellent as were the other facilities with the property spotless and furnished to a very high standard. The lodge was also very well located, close to Rudyard lake and with plenty to do and see in that area. It was by far the best lodge we have stayed in and we would highly recommend to others considering holidaying in the Peak district. We will be looking to return to Kipling Lodge in the future. Julie and Richard Easton 24/8/2019

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2019

  • "Enjoyed our time at Kipling Lodge (apart from the rainy weather!"

    !), excellent furnishings and kitchen equipment. Lovely hot tub, underfloor heating on veranda was luxury.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful setting, wonderful lodge with everything you could need - extremely well appointed ."

    The hot tub was very well maintained and was very welcoming after a day exploring. Wonderfully located for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely lodge with great hosts."

    Good contact from Mark and Mat, nothing being a problem. Lodge spotlessly clean and a great hot tub secluded on the veranda. Short walk to the lake which was stunning and lovely cafe within walking distance. Great base to explore the area. Great week, even the rain couldn’t spoil it!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2019

  • "Kipling Lodge is well equipped, very well presented and Ideally located literally within a stone’s throw of Rudyard Lake."

    Lots to do without having to resort to driving: Boat hire. A five mile scenic walk around the lake. A flat cycle/footpath route beside the narrow gauge railway leading to Leek in one direction, and a lovely dog friendly pub (the Knot Inn) in the other direction. The Rudyard Hotel is a very short, safe walk, serving good value pub-grub and is also dog friendly. Thank you Matthew for providing us with the ideal location for our summer break. We will highly recommend Kipling Lodge to anyone seeking a relaxing break or a more active holiday. An easy 5 stars across the board from us.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2019

  • "Had a great stay at Kipling Lodge."

    We were three adults, two children and a dog and it accommodated us all well. The kitchen is pretty well equipped for a holiday home, lots of towels and other comforts and newly decorated. The kids loved the hot tub and the dog loved the adjacent field. The lake is two minutes walk away and the nearby hotel has a great beer garden. We also took bikes and a kayak. I only marked the cleaning down one as the floor wasn’t entirely clean when we arrived, but everything else was totally spotless. Suited us well and would def recommend.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2019

  • "The lodge was clean , spacious, high quality contents."

    Lovely hot tub. Pretty outlook. Owner could not do more to ensure the stay was as pleasant as possible. The bottle of wine and waters on arrival was a welcome touch. Would definitely recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0May 2019

  • "Wow! What a great place to stay if you want to relax and explore the Peak District."

    This Lodge is kitted out to a high specification, including a large Jacuzzi. It is set in a beautifully enclosed area where the birds and squirrels wake you up in the morning. The owner Matt was so helpful and ensured all our needs were met during our stay. We were a party of husband and wife and two children in their 20's, plus Digby the dog. 100 yards away behind a body of trees is the Rudyard Lake and small steam railway. The town of Leek is 5 minutes in the car for all your culinary needs, although there is a small shop on sit for any necessities. This place is so nice I actually didn't want to write a review so that we could go again without too much competition.Great WiFi reception, great TV, great Fridge Freezer, great underfloor heating etc.etc.. I could go on and on, but do yourself a favour and spent sometime here before it's booked out forever. Perfect place to return to each night after walks like The Roaches or Dovedale which were fabulous. Even found 'The Lazy Trout' Pub which was excellent! We are definitely going back soon for more of the same.John, Jeanette Harry, Maria and Digby....rated 5 'woofs'.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Needs to be reviewed as was not suitable for a dog no enclosed garden Sykes should have advertised correctly, owners were clear on arrival they didn't advise as dog friendly garden."

    property was lovely. hot tub was fantastic. quick internet we took our own Now TV stick for evenings and streaming only dropped 2-3times in the week. it's lovely location. Owners do come most days to sort the hottub for around 45mins

    Reviewed by Kate4.7May 2019

  • "Had a wonderful relaxing break at Kipling lodge."

    Everything you need is provided and is of a high standard. Absolutely loved the jacuzzi and was in it everyday. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Very high standard accommodation and spotlessly clean."

    Perfect location.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2019

  • "Matt and Mark go the extra mile in ensuring your comfort and that your holiday is the ultimate experience!"

    The lodge has been fitted out with only the best and to a very high spec. My family and I would have no hesitation in recommending Kipling Lodge to anyone and everyone. We have been staying in cottages for the past 19+ years and this is by far the best. 5 stars all the way!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2019

  • "Perfect!!!"

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely quiet surroundings."

    Hearing the birds tweeting was so relaxing.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "From the very friendly booking staff to the beautiful lodge and surroundings everything was exceptional"

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2019

  • "The lodge went far past our expectations having everything that you would require for a weeks break."

    All the fittings were of top quality and Matt and Mark were fantastic hosts and obliging. Having the hot tub and outside dining area under cover was extremely enjoyable. Although we had a little snow we still managed to have a couple of BBQs We simply could not fault anything and found they have another property at Fulford which we looked at and booked for later this year. Cheers MATT & MARK will be seeing you soon...…………..Cant wait...……...

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a wonderful lodge in a beautiful location!"

    Myself and my husband spent three nights with our two dogs. The lodge is very well equipped with all modern facilities including under floor heating. It is decorated to a very high spec. Perfect after long walks around the lovely nearby lake. It’s a great place to unwind, set in superb location. And has the bonus of a hot tub! Would highly recommend this lodge to anyone. Matt is a lovely chap, very welcoming and takes great care in maintaining this little gem of a getaway. We will definitely be back for a visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2019

  • "The location was beautiful, hot tub perfect and facilities in the lodge excellent."

    Will be returning.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2019

  • "Was a lovely cabin and will be coming back in years to come."

    Lovely surroundings and facilities. A little hard to find but all the good places are !! Excellent Cabin !!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2019

  • "We were absolutely delighted on arrival at Kipling Lodge."

    It was even more beautiful than the photos on the website! The whole place was spotless from top to bottom and well equipped with everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and aided a perfect night's sleep. The underfloor heating made for lovely cosy evenings! We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub (which was also very clean and well kept). The outside space is beautiful and nicely hidden away. We'll definitely be booking again and have already recommended to our friends and families. Fantastic place!

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Feb 2019

  • "Great location."

    Very clean. The big plus was the comfort. (The beds, fab). I will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jan 2019

  • "The owners are very approachable & helpful."

    The log cabin is set in a beautiful location & the lake is easily accessible from the garden. There is everything you need in the kitchen and little items like soap, washing up liquid, cleaning materials & soap are provided which is an added bonus. There is also complimentary wine & water in the fridge on arrival. The hot tub is the icing on the cake. It’s very well thought out accommodation & I cannot imagine anyone wanting for anything. We were able to enjoy are Christmas festivities in a warm, comfortable, relaxing environment. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2018

  • "The lodge was brilliant, you have to do a lot to beat that one."

    After this break I'm now looking for the same or better if you can get better for the money we paid.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic super clean and comfy."

    everything you needed was there. great view over the garden. brilliant hot tub. highly recommend

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely lodge in a beautiful location."

    Immaculately clean and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Nov 2018

  • "For the five of us (2 adults, 3 children aged 13,6,4) Kipling Lodge has been a fantastic, peaceful and tranquil holiday."

    I usually always take cleaning products with me when I go on holiday but no need because the lodge was spotless. The attention to detail and the little extra's going that extra mile are what I feel make a holiday that little bit extra special. Soap, cleaning products,cloths, dish washer tablets,T.towels were all provided. It doesn't state that there is an iron and ironing board provided but there is. This lodge is beautifully refurbished to a very high spec. The beds and pillows are pure luxury are extremely comfortable, the best weeks sleep I've ever had. The kitchen goes beyond being fully equipped as there is an extensive range of crockery and utensils. We loved the heated hot tub, especially after long walks and despite the colder November weather, it was heaven to relax in the secluded hot tub. My two youngest children didn't like water on their faces but after a day in the hot tub, they both had the confidence to dunk their heads under water. The children particularly enjoyed playing with the giant Jenga game and the giant connect four. Set in a stunning, tranquil location along Rudyard Lake. Sainsbury's superstore is 7-10 mins by car for everything you need and Leek is 3 miles. Mathew (Matt) was the perfect host and he and Mark's hospitality was great! A lovely welcome gift of a bottle of wine on arrival was very much appreciated. Almost don't want to write a good review because I want to keep this little gem of a place secret! We will definitely stay at Kipling Lodge again in the future. Michelle, James and family

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2018

  • "The lodge was warm, clean and welcoming."

    The hot tub was amazing. Everything had been thought of from having plenty of towels to wash facilities. We had an amazing holiday. The area is quiet and peaceful with lots to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely lodge spacious and warm."

    Beds so comfortable we took the make of mattresses. Spotlessly clean with lovely crockery and glasses.Hot tub brilliant and under cover . Lovely walk to the lake.Hotel Rudyard a few minutes walk with a good menu and carvery, very unstuffy the children loved it .We are very likely to return.Special thanks to Matt.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful lodge, gorgeous setting, high spec refurbishment, all mod cons, dog friendly accommodation."


    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Sep 2018

  • "For the three of us, all over 60, admittedly, Kipling Lodge is now the benchmark other lodges will have to live up to and it is clear that the owners have not stinted in its refurbishment."

    The lodge is incredibly high-end in terms of the quality of the fixtures and fittings. The kitchen is superb. The dinner service and matching oven to tableware is just beautiful and encourages the user to make the table presentation for meals more like a five-star hotel than a holiday lodge. The saucepans etc are also good quality as is the range of cooking utensils. The main bathroom is excellent and the shower is big enough for anyone to get in easily. The showers themselves in the main bathroom and in the ensuite are identical, but the cubicle in the ensuite is more challenging for those who are less flexible. Two bedrooms have 5’ beds and the third is two bunk beds. The underfloor heating can be zoned, so that the bedrooms remain cool whilst the main room is warm underfoot. The furniture in the main sitting area is also good quality and comfortable with a pleasant view over the well-maintained garden and grassy area beyond. The outside eating area is secluded and next to the hot-tub. We found the adjacent lakeside excellent and the Rudyard Light Steam Railway, which runs alongside the lake is an enjoyable resource, although we found it fabulous for walking the dog early in the morning before anyone else was up. Within easy reach is Leek, a charming market town which has a substantial Sainsburys and a big Lidl will opening soon. 30 minutes away is Buxton and Chester is about an hour and twenty minutes drive. We loved it and we will be back

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday the lodge was beyond our expectations and location was beautiful"

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lodge amazing, amazing location lovely relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful lodge in beautiful location."

    I would certainly recommend it and will be returning myself in the future. The owners were extremely helpful too, an amazing break.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jun 2018

  • "Stayed at Kipling Lodge for 4 nights w/c 4th June & having stayed there previously we were pleasantly surprised at the improvements that had been made."

    The lodge has been taken over by new owners & as such has undergone extensive improvements, including new bathrooms, kitchen & furniture throughout, even the hot tub was new !! All this made for a fabulous stay & we would happily return in the future.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jun 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x adults bunks. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area.
  • Gas central heating and underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher,TV with Freesat, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • EV car charger
  • Decked area's to front, rear and side
  • Side decked area has patio seating for 6 and six person hot tub
  • Enclosed lawned garden leading through a gate to a larger shared grass area with additional access to Rudyard Lake
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 minutes walk (onsite)
  • Pub 3 minute walk (Rudyard Hotel)
  • Shop is on caravan park and sells most essentials. No stag, hen or similar and no group/couple bookings under the age of 25

The property

This wooden cabin is situated amidst a complex of lodges, within lovely grounds of Rudyard, on the western edge of the Peak District.

Perfect for friends or couples, Kipling Lodge is filled with charm both inside and out, even featuring its very own sheltered hot tub, where you can relax all-year-round.

Upon entering the property, kick off your shoes to take full advantage of the warmth from the underfloor heated wood-effect flooring throughout.

The hallway leads to a fabulous open-plan living set up, consisting of a country cottage kitchen with oak units and marble effect counter tops.

There is a dining table that seats up to six people, ideal for a home-cooked meal together, adjacent to a lounge with two comfortable sofas and a TV.

Large French windows lie ahead of the room, well-situated for an outlook over the peaceful enclosed garden, here you can enjoy the location from the comfort of the cottage.

The three bedrooms boast a characterful finish, each complete with ample storage.

The master room features a contemporary en-suite, whilst the bunk room is suited for children or adults, and another shower room is available for guests.

Outside, why not make the most of the private garden and shared communal space?

Decked areas are located to the front, rear and side, with a selection of furniture included, ideal for a sunny afternoon.

Rudyard Lake is one of the most romantic places in Britain; a family favourite for picnics, boating, walking and fishing, also home to the steam railway.

Nearby Leek is an impressive town with pubs, restaurants and a series of antique shops.

Nearby the beautiful Manifold Valley leans through excellent scenery and is promising for both walkers and cyclists.

A refreshing holiday destination.

Note: The owner also owns Manor Barn, property reference - 933020; this property is 15 miles away located in Fulford near Stone.

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About the location


Leek 3 miles; Asbourne 17 miles; Bakewell 24 miles.

The village of Rudyard enjoys a delightful countryside location. A certain Lockwood Kipling and his fiancée Alice Macdonald met on the shores of the lake and named their first-born son after the place. Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936), poet, novelist and short story writer has made this Staffordshire village world famous. The lake, a beauty spot and one of the most romantic places in Britain, is a family centre for picnics, boating, walking and fishing as well as the steam railway. Nearby Leek is a thriving town with good pubs and restaurants and many antique shops. Nearby the beautiful Manifold Valley cuts a course through superb scenery and is a delight for both walkers and cyclists with the "Manifold Trail".

No stag, hen or similar and no group/couple bookings under the age of 25

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas