Horton Lodge Boathouse

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

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

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    “Recommend for friendly gatherings”

    I'm glad I didn't read the below reviews before I stayed here. Although the house may be a little dated it is an amazing place to stay. We had a reunion with friends from all over the UK and it was exactly what we were looking for ...

    I'm glad I didn't read the below reviews before I stayed here. Although the house may be a little dated it is an amazing place to stay. We had a reunion with friends from all over the UK and it was exactly what we were looking for. The house was clean upon arrival and yes there may have been rubbish awaiting collection, but this was at the top of the stairs well away from the house. It's not the owners fault the rubbish isn't collected every day. The two bathrooms and cloakroom were clean and no leaks or toilet problems and there was no funny smell throughout the house, or any damp. The log fire kept the living room warm and the central heating kept the rest of the house toasty. There are two huge double bedrooms, one which is large enough and yes there is one double where there isn't much room and you have to get in the bed from the bottom but it's a little petty to fuss over that when the bed is for sleeping and not for everyone to sit round and have a chat! The living room is plenty big enough for a group of people to gather. The kitchen was big enough for all 8 of us to get involved with the cooking and the dishwasher meant we had more time to relax. We had no problems with the cleanliness of the oven. The only slight problem was some of the plugs had no covering so watch your rings don't go down the drain! The games room was a nice addition as well. Plus to top it off we seen some amazing fireworks from the balcony set off from the middle of the lake which was a lovely unexpected suprise for bonfire weekend. Not a place for people who expect everything to be perfect as it's a lived in property which adds to its charm, but it was clean and cheap compared to other houses that sleeps 8 people around the country.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi 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.


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.


  • LPG central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 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.

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About the location


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

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