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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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    “Friends Christmas get together”

    Upon arrival in the pitch black we made our way down the stairs to the door, went in and put some lights on and found lights for pathway for the others ...

    Upon arrival in the pitch black we made our way down the stairs to the door, went in and put some lights on and found lights for pathway for the others. First impression was ok, yes the bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs need some updating and painting but as a social space was all good. Plenty of cutlery and crockery but a decent welcome pack would have been good as you are nowhere near any shops!!! BE PREPARED me personally I would have had the basics waiting for you as we’ve had in other rentals. Some logs and kindling was left for us but we had to go out following day for more as theirs was damp and didn’t create a good fire. Views over and down the lake were fab, balcony needs the algae cleaned off as was very slippy and the outside spaces definately needed clearing as seemed it was a dumping ground for old boats etc. We did enjoy our stay and if these minor changes were done this could be a fabulous place and I’d go back.


  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
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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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