Horton Lodge Boathouse

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

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • masonshouse
    August 2017
    tripadvisor rating
    “Amazing Property, Location and Holiday”
    The property is an Victorian Boathouse it is located on an amazing scenic lake. Every Window from the property has a view of the lake. The boathouse itself is in very good condition, the kitchen is well equipped with a large electric oven and hob, dishwasher and a great island which helps especially when catering for 6 adults and 2 children. Everything you would need to prepare meals is there and there is a great butcher in Leek town centre and Sainsbury's is a 5 minute drive). ...
    The property is an Victorian Boathouse it is located on an amazing scenic lake. Every Window from the property has a view of the lake. The boathouse itself is in very good condition, the kitchen is well equipped with a large electric oven and hob, dishwasher and a great island which helps especially when catering for 6 adults and 2 children. Everything you would need to prepare meals is there and there is a great butcher in Leek town centre and Sainsbury's is a 5 minute drive). The bedrooms (4 bedrooms) are very well maintained, very clean as well as the bedding. Games room although does not have windows is very well lit with a pool table and dartboard provided. Living room is very well equipped with seating and even Sky TV, as well as excellent free Wi-Fi that can be picked up all around the property. We loved sitting on balcony in the mornings drinking tea and just enjoying the view. There are lovely maintained gardens that give you privacy from the road but unobstructed view of the lake. The view from the lake is even better and the owner even leaves two Kayaks a rowing boat and enough life jackets for the Titanic for your use. The whole family had fun on these including the grandparents. Needed to contact the owner a few times (silly little things where were the spare light bulbs and what direction was the pub that you could walk too), His communication was excellent replied promptly and answered our silly little questions, for me this gives me great peace of mind when the owner is only a phone call away. We will definitely be booking for next year.

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 will be dressed for Christmas wef 11th December

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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