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Watersview Lodge

(Ref. 1024823)

Rudyard near Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 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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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely superb location and spotlessly clean accommodation with all the accessories required for a short or long term stay."

    The hosts were easily contacted and provided a simple and hassle free check in/out. And let's not forget the well maintained and amazing hot tub! Only one criticism is the small sofas for relaxing in the evenings, as there was only room for 4 people even though the lodge sleeps 6.

    Reviewed by Joe4.7Feb 2024

  • "Just returned from a short break as our usual lodge place was booked out - always hard to get something last min that takes 2 dogs and has a hot tub - I was able to find this lodge and we were not disappointed."

    Lovely comfortable and clean lodge, secluded location fantastic hot tub and walks on doorstep - everything we wanted. Kids (13/19) felt the bunk beds were a little on the small side but thats a minor point. All in all a huge thumbs up - Matt was only a phone call away if needed

    Reviewed by Mandip4.4Jan 2024

  • "Lovely property, had everything you need to have have a great holiday."

    the large hot tub was brilliant and under cover from the elements. We had a heavy fall of snow and with the owner decorating the property with a Christmas tree and other decorations it was even more magical. Each morning I took a two minute stroll down to the lake to feed the ducks and watch the anglers. Would book this property again without a doubt. Good quality furniture and big comfortable beds and good showers. Great layout and feeling of space and room to move about.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.7Dec 2023

  • "We rent here often."

    Great location, all the amenities you need, very clean and great hosts. Hot tub makes it all perfect. I would like to book more short stays there during off season.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lodge was excellent everything 5*."

    We all had a relaxing and enjoyable stay will visit again

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2023

  • "Only negative comment is that its advertised as king size beds but they are only normal double beds pillows were a bit hard."

    Everything thing else was great had a fantastic few day's relaxing

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had an excellent holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. The beds are king size and the pillows are of a high standard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2023

  • "Excellent vacation, except for a couple of rainy days this did not stop us from going out."

    Brilliant location for touring the area and quiet and peaceful. Having our dog with us was a bonus with a closed in garden but plenty of walks close by. The lodge was spotlessly clean and most comfortable, with the added bonus of a hot tub which we had no worries about using. The hosts are very welcoming and friendly and we highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "We arrived on 25 August to be greeted by the cleaning lady who was finishing off her duties."

    She took time to show us around and was very welcoming. The lodge itself was fantastic with everything you needed for a comfortable stay. We had some issues with the hot tub that we caused by pressing some wrong buttons but the owner resolved this immediately even though he was in France on holiday! We really felt at home in the lodge (there were 6 of us and a dog) and found the location to be exactly what we needed. I could not recommend this place highly enough and we will definitely be returning in the future! Thank you to Mark and Matthew and a shout out to Dan who helped with the hot tub issues. Absolutely fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great lodge, very clean and well equipped."

    The hot tub was well maintained and clean. Good location for travelling around the area.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing home from home, location and lodge were just perfect."

    Owners are fantastic, friendly and helpful. Will be booking for next year.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very nice cottage, very well equipped."

    It is spacious and lovely by the lake. The jacuzzi is very big and amazing! I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Severine4.7Jul 2023

  • "Visited Watersview lodge in July."

    We are family of 4 and our two teenage boys absolutely loved it. Lodge is very clean and well equipped, good WiFi. Hot tub is a nice touch especially after walk around the lake.

    Reviewed by Marcin4.7Jul 2023

  • "2nd time I've stayed here and it's perfect Beautiful place."

    All the amenities you need. Great location. Owners are so great too. I'm ready to book another week.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a fantastic dog friendly holiday let set in idyllic surroundings very close to Rudyard Lake, panoramic windows enable a relaxing view of the grounds where you can watch birds and squirrels including woodpeckers."

    Most relaxing holiday I have had. Accommodation was perfect and exactly as described. Hotel Rudyard recommended for food. Whilst the location appears remote and relaxing, Leek is within minutes by car with all major supermarkets, bars etc. Highly recommended.5*

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely clean lodge had everything you needed for an enjoyable stay."

    Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful property with everything possible you needed."

    Immaculate and comfortable and the hot tub was a bonus. Great views in a idyllic location. Lovely walk from the property. Pub a short walk serving good food. Host very welcoming was on hand if there was a problem. Complimentary bottle of wine and water on arrival. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful, spacious lodge with everything you could need."

    Lovely view. Huge area for the children to play whilst in view all the time. Large hot tub. Lovely walks by the lake. Superb pub/restaurant a 5 minute walk away. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had a fab week in this gorgeous lodge ."

    Communication from owners was great and helpful. Great setting overlooking lake . Clean inside and out. Hot tub was lovely. Bottles of water and wine on arrival! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent property, very clean and well maintained."

    Could easily have stayed much longer

    Reviewed by Nic5.0Dec 2022

  • "Generally very happy with our stay here."

    Well equipped and the hot tub was a much enjoyed bonus. It would have been useful if the shower cubicles came with a basket or somewhere inside them to put items such as a bar of soap. The lack of this led to us dropping the sink soap dish and having to pay for the breakage which we felt could have been avoided. Id the owners had ever used the showers they would have noticed this lack immediately and so we can't give it a higher approval rating.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Dec 2022

  • "Great place to stay for a very relaxing experience."

    Provides everything you need for a 2 night getaway or 2 week staycation. Either relax in the very well maintained hottub or take a short walk down to Rudyard lake to see some breathtaking views. Lots to do if you want to get out and about too. Matt was very welcoming and you can tell he has passion for the area. We're hoping to come again soon. Thanks Matt

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely lodge with all you need."

    Only thing that's bad is the lane leading up to the lodges, it could do with a bit of TLC as there are a lot of deep pot holes

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very clean, warm and comfortable, would use this property again."

    Enclosed garden for our dog a big bonus.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely lodge in idyllic setting - very close to walk to the pub & the lake & also very private even though more than 1 lodge."

    Ideal local venue for our girls weekend & we will be looking to book again next year

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location, superbly clean, hot tub amazing and space for dogs to run in enclosed paddock was a massive plus."

    Would’ve loved a bit more storage for our food and drinks, especially fridge space; sharp knives (or a knife sharpener!) and robes for hot tub. But a really enjoyable stay and I would return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic weeks stay here with our two dogs."

    The lodge was immaculate with all the facilities you could possibly need and to top it off a fantastic Hot Tub which is well looked after during your stay! Lovely 4/5 mile walk around Rudyard Lake, which is gorgeous and then for a nice drink and a meal at The Rudyard Hotel which is only a 5 minute walk from The Lodge, the food there is fantastic. We would not hesitate to return here again

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was absolutely amazing!"

    Upon arrival It was clean and tidy and had anything you could possibly need. We were so impressed with the cleanliness and maintenance of the hot tub, it always looked clean and smelled fresh with chlorine. The property was beautiful and was a perfect place to take dogs with the big field on the back, within the perfect location as there was a large lake close by to take your animals on dog walks. The property owners were lovely and was always available for any questions you had, which was very reassuring.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place and location."

    Comfortable, clean and has everything you need. Definitely will be back !

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2022

  • "We had such a relaxed time."

    The lodge was beautifully presented, immaculate and had everything we could need. Would definitely recommend the place and return ourselves.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time watersview lodge was very comfortable and relaxing feel with great view ,hot tub finished it off, great walk around lake and in to leek along old train track dogs loved it, Will definitely be booking this lodge again."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "An excellent stay at a beautiful, clean and well equipped Lodge."

    We'll definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by Noreen4.7Mar 2022

  • "A wonderful, relaxing stay in a beautiful location."

    Lodge was exactly as stated in description. Hot tub position perfect. Lovely walks from the doorstep and hotel down the road great for food. Small issue with hot water very quickly dealt with by Matt and Mark. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jez5.0Feb 2022

  • "The lodge was exactly as described."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very clean, immaculate lodge."

    The beds were comfy. Kitchen facilities were good. We took our dog with us and she had plenty of room around the lodge as did we. The hot tub was very clean and well maintained. We had a couple of visits from the owners just to check the hottub and refill chlorine tablets, we appreciate this as we know how maintaining a hot tub at a clean and safe standard can be hard if not kept on top of, we have had bad experiences with hot tubs in the past that are not checked every few days so these visits are essential and we were happy the owners did this

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay and lovely view!"

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Nov 2021

  • "This properly is so perfect."

    The location is brilliant as it’s so tranquil but also there’s lots to do if you choose to. We did a walk around the lake which was just short of 5 miles followed by lunch at the nearby Rudyard Hotel. The property itself was so clean and tidy. It was everything we hoped for an more. The hot tub was huge and perfect for chilling. We absolutely loved it and couldn’t recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Zara5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage set by Rudyard lake."

    The cottage was spotless and well appointed. Met Mark and Matt who own them and they couldn’t be more helpfully. A beautiful place to unwind especially if you want a glass of wine ( provided ) and the hot tub. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "I liked the fact that the hot tub was cleaned daily and set to the perfect temperature."

    Also Matt was extremely helpful and friendly. Will definitely be staying again. Perfect spot round the lake and the cabin was clean and comfortable. A +

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely warm, comfortable and spacious lodge - the photos didn't do it justice."

    Great hot tub which the owner's checked regularly during our stay. Great location for the Peak District. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Cherie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fab location used the car once in a week!"

    Plenty of walks, places to visit. Walk into Leek takes about an hour along the track. Boat club tea and cakes wow. Steam train is cute. Rudyard hotel staff fab, food is good too. All these days out then return to beautiful lodge and a hot tub you can use in any weather as it’s under cover.

    Reviewed by Catheryn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic stay beautiful surroundings lodge was perfect very clean and ..."

    Fantastic stay beautiful surroundings lodge was perfect very clean and spacious lovely hot tub would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous place to stay, the chalet was clean and comfortable with all the essential amenities."

    The hot tub was amazing and there is plenty of outside space for the kids and dogs to run around. Great base for exploring the peak district.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superb location and very comfortable well equipped accommodation."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cabin was beautiful, very large and spacious inside and out."

    The cleanliness was second to none, the cleanest place we’ve ever stayed other than Home! The hot tub is HUGE and again lovely and clean and the under floor heating makes the works of difference when you get out. The wine was a lovely gift and we all felt at home straight away. Hot tub was maintained throughout our stay which was really reassuring as that’s not always the case in other places. We loved it and could have started another week or 2 easily! Love Rudyard lake…love this cabin! Thanks guys

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful Place, We will Definitely return!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Lorena5.0May 2021

  • "We were disappointed that there were no mats to go into the showers which were slippy when wet."

    Also there was no indication that we had to provide toilet rolls. Other than that it was fine with plenty of kitchen equipment, comfortable beds and very clean. The bath towels were wonderful.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely lodge set up to a very high standard, hot tub was lovely and big and maintained daily."

    Only slight issue was the co2 alarm that went off at 4am one of the nights but the manager came out and replaced it and checked everything out for us which at that time of night we very much appreciated! Would definitely book again if visiting the area!

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful clean fresh lodge in a lovely location."

    Facilities exceeded expectations and even a bottle of wine was left for our arrival. More than enough towels of a good quality were available and the jacuzzi topped off each day. There’s plenty to see and do in Derbyshire and not all of it costing a fortune. We were just a little unlucky on this holiday with some of the weather but there are things to seek out inside. Good enjoyable stress free holiday.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2020

  • "The lodge had absolutely everything you could need in a lovely location."

    Very impressed.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cabin was amazing it looked nice on internet but in reality it was much better."

    The standard of furniture and appliances were more than I would of expected for a rental property. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2020

  • "Amazing place to stay!"

    Lodge was lovely and the surroundings are beautiful. Hot tub is great and the hosts were great with communication before and during the stay.

    Reviewed by Carys5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything about the cabin and its facilities was fantastic."

    The large hot tub was amazing to slip into at the end of a day of exploring the surrounding areas. The cabin is dog-friendly, with an enclosed garden area just outside, and very close to Rudyard Lake which is great for dogs to run around. Matt and Mark were always fast to respond if we ever needed them, and were friendly and helpful whenever we got in contact. We would happily come back here for a future break, and I would recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Watersview Lodge was just beautiful."

    We met Matt on one of the days and he was super friendly. The hot tub was incredible, the enclosed garden was brilliant and inside the Lodge was just perfection. We loved every second of our short break. We would HIGHLY recommend it to everyone, with or without children, with or without dogs - it's just idyllic. Coffee on the veranda every morning was hard to leave.....! Just brilliant - well done to Matt and Mark for having such a gorgeous property.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "We’ve just had the best weekend at watersview Lodge in Rudyard."

    The lodge was spotless from every room to the cleanest oven I’ve ever seen. The shower also can not go without a mention! We were lucky to have amazing weather to enjoy the stunning garden, many hours were spent in the huge hot tub. I have nothing negative to stay about our stay or the accommodation. We will 100% be booking to stay there again. Matt who we dealt with was so friendly and on hand for any help we needed. Definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Aug 2020

  • "Watersview lodge was even more perfect than the pictures, we had an amazing weekend and can not wait to book this lodge again!"

    Reviewed by Elle5.0Aug 2020

  • "We stayed at Watersview Lodge over the weekend."

    The place was absolutely immaculate. It is so well maintained and the facilities were great. The hot tub is huge and a brilliant extra that made our stay even better. The kids absolutely loved it. A very short walk to the lake, where you can take a lovely walk or take out a rowing boat. We also visited the local pub for lunch which was nice. 5 min walk away. The owners Mark and Matt are always on hand and nothing is too much trouble for them. We had a lovely stay and were all sad to leave, we would definitely return without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2020

  • "The lodge is in a fantastic location with brilliant facilities all around."

    The cleanliness of the lodge and the upkeep was brilliant. The hot tub was excellent and was filtered and maintained everyday. The rooms were lovely, everyone had their own space but there was dining areas inside and out which we used quite frequently. Overall, our stay was great, the hosts were really welcoming and we would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Nadia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Enjoyed a fantastic week away at this quiet secluded log cabin."

    Close to a lake where we enjoyed a circular 5 mile walk round it. Fishing and boat rides were available too! The cabin was spotlessly clean on arrival. All the crockery and utensils were of the highest standard. Matthew and Mark the owners were available to be contacted by phone if there were any problems. We enjoyed the hot tub! Thank you once again for a brilliant holiday!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Really lovely comfortable lodge."

    Spotlessly clean. Added bonus of a hot tub made it a perfect place for a weekend away. We would have loved to stay longer. Rudyard and surrounding area is very beautiful.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a great week."

    The lodge was lovely with fabulous bathrooms ( showers were marvellous). Beds were really comfortable. There was plenty of space and it was really warm which was great as we went during Storm Dennis. We were able to take both our dogs and the walks from the lodge were excellent. The hot tub was fun and the owners were frequently on site to make sure it was clean and operating properly. Matt and Mark were both very helpful and were on hand when we had queries. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The only thing to watch out for if you have dogs is that the garden is not currently secure and the dogs could access a communal space, which in busier times might have been an issue. There was an outside verandah space which was secure but not suitable for dog toileting. I think the garden is to be made secure in the future. I would recommend the lodge, and the position by the lake was a great spot for a holiday with access to sailing, canoeing and rowing.

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Feb 2020

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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 shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV with freesat, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • EV charger
  • Enclosed decking area with furniture and hot tub and access to shared lawned garden
  • 2 well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 3 minute walk (Rudyard Hotel)
  • Shop is on caravan park and sells most essentials
  • Leek 3 miles; Buxton 12 miles; Asbourne 15 miles; Bakewell 24 miles
  • Note: The owners also own Kipling Lodge, property reference – 970198, on the same Rudyard site. No stag, hen or similar and no group/couple bookings under the age of 25

The property

Leek 3.1 miles.

Nestled in the lakeside village of Rudyard, a few miles from the bustling market town of Leek, is this charming lodge.

With a contemporary interior, wood panelled walls and neutral hues, this property combines a traditional feel with quality furnishings.

Choose to spend those quieter evenings relaxing in the open-plan living space, with two large sofas to cosy up under a blanket and delight in the provided Smart TV, catching up with all your favourite shows.

Dine together at the dining table, where you can go for a delicious meal and toast to a wonderful holiday with a well-deserved glass of champagne.

The compact kitchen has plenty of preparation space and houses all the necessary appliances for a week-long stay.

Resting towards the rear are three bedrooms, set up as two king-size doubles and a bunk room, suitable for friends or families.

The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, whilst the remaining bedrooms share a family shower room.

Throw open the patio doors during the summer months and let the cool breeze wash over the interior, before stepping out to the decking area and dining alfresco.

Or choose to enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and let those bubbling jets work their magic on your aching muscles.

While you're in the area, choose to visit Rudyard Lake or Tittesworth Reservoir, both perfectly situated for those seeking to get involved with a variety of watersporting activities.

Further afield is the Peak Wildlife Park, home to a family zoo, something your little ones would delight in exploring.

Due to the property's position, just on the outside of the Peak District National Park, you will have easy access inside for all manner of country attractions, including walking and cycling routes, not to mention the wonderful Dovedale Nature Reserve.

Just over an hour's drive away is the bustling city of Stafford, home to a large number of tourist attractions including the historic Stafford Castle, National Trust property of Shugborough Estate and much more.

Watersview Lodge is a charming base for a family break to this wonderful part of Staffordshire.

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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 Chatsworth House, Buxton Opera House and Gawsworth Hall, plus Alton Towers is within driving distance.

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