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Horton Lodge Boathouse 

Rudyard Lake near Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 23174)

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • “Beautiful well equipped cottage in ...”
    Beautiful well equipped cottage in fabulous surroundings. We had a great time & so did our dogs. Was very peaceful & thoroughly enjoyed watching the rowers on the lake. We weren't quite brave enough to go out on the lake ourselves although there was a couple of canoes & rowing boats available. There were many lovely places to visit as well. We enjoyed playing pool in the evenings. Thoroughly recommended.
    Beautiful well equipped cottage in fabulous surroundings. We had a great time & so did our dogs. Was very peaceful & thoroughly enjoyed watching the rowers on the lake. We weren't quite brave enough to go out on the lake ourselves although there was a couple of canoes & rowing boats available. There were many lovely places to visit as well. We enjoyed playing pool in the evenings. Thoroughly recommended.
    - Ms Cairns, April 2017

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A beautiful converted Victorian boathouse, ideally located on Rudyard Lake in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Stunning original features and contemporary furnishings make this an ideal cottage for a get-together with family and friends.

Set over three floors with lake views from all rooms, there are four lovely bedrooms, all with a basin and TV, and with Sky TV in the master bedroom.

There is also a well-equipped fitted kitchen, and a basement games room with a pool table and a dart board.

Both the dining room and sitting room boast the original wall tiles and stunning views, with the sitting room benefiting from an open fire and doors to a balcony overhanging the lake; a lovely place to sit, relax and enjoy the abundance of wildlife activity.

The terraced garden has many different areas, with a lakeside patio, wooded area and a small beach on one side of the property where boats can be launched and fishing enjoyed.

Rudyard Lake offers boating, sailing, fishing, a cafe and a hotel with a bar and restaurant.

Further afield, guests can enjoy the charming town of Leek, with its many antiques shops, pubs and restaurants surrounded by beautiful Moorland countryside.

A fabulous and unique cottage in a wonderful lakeside location.

Accommodation

Over three floors. Four bedrooms with basin and TV: 3 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x basement double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire. Basement games room.

Amenities

  • LPG central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview (one with Sky+), DVD, CD/DAB radio, 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
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Terraced garden with furniture, BBQ and small private seasonal beach with rowing boat on request
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Babes-in-arms and children over 8 only accepted at this property
  • Note: Approx 40 steps to access property, not suitable for less mobile
  • Note: Two kayaks available at own risk.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location

RUDYARD LAKE

Leek 4.5 miles.

Rudyard Lake lies in a thickly wooded hillside area of the Staffordshire Moorlands. The 2.5 mile-long lake, part of which is a conservation area, offers many activities including sailing, boating and fishing, as well as many lovely walks and cycle routes and is a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna. There is a small shop and cafe on the lake, as well as a steam railway, a sailing club which offers courses for all abilities, and a hotel with a friendly bar and restaurant. Just 3 miles away is the hillside market town of Leek, known as 'The Queen of the Moorlands'. Leek boasts numerous antique shops, real ale pubs, restaurants and a local park and leisure centre. The town’s cobbled market place has many examples of fine Victorian architecture influenced by William Morris, a reminder of when the town was a silk manufacturing centre. The Three Shire Head is close by, the meeting point of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, as is Tatton Park, a beautiful historic estate with manor house, landscaped gardens, parkland, shops and a restaurant. Styal County Park and Gawswirth Hall are also well worth a visit, and Alton Towers and the beautiful Peak District National Park are just a short drive away.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms and children over 8 only accepted at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas