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Horton Lodge Boathouse

Rudyard Lake near Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1060047)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Mrs Winn

    “Horton Lodge Boathouse certainly has the WOW factor!”

    Situated on the lakeside it is an idyllic, romantic and tranquil place for a staycation. We have holidayed in numerous self catering properties all over the world and this is now in our top 3! The property still retains its original features ie the gate and pulley systems in the ceiling of the bedroom and the exposed stonework throughout. The attention to detail and high spec decor within the apartment adds to it's quirkiness. The high quality furnishings are extended to the outdoor area where ...

    Situated on the lakeside it is an idyllic, romantic and tranquil place for a staycation. We have holidayed in numerous self catering properties all over the world and this is now in our top 3! The property still retains its original features ie the gate and pulley systems in the ceiling of the bedroom and the exposed stonework throughout. The attention to detail and high spec decor within the apartment adds to it's quirkiness. The high quality furnishings are extended to the outdoor area where there are 2 rattan sunbeds, a dining table & chairs, a coffee table & chairs and a BBQ. There were even 2 kayaks and a rowing boat at our disposal. On arrival we received a warm welcome from the owner Tony who explained everything to us and had heated up the hot tub ready for our use. We really appreciated our welcome pack consisting of quality local produce and even a bottle of Prosecco. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area. We did a walk every day and visited Tatton Park, Leek, Buxton, The Roaches and Tittesworth Reservoir. There is an excellent cafe at The Sailing Club 10 minutes walk and also a pub The Rudyard Hotel with a huge beer garden within walking distance. All in all we had a perfect weeks stay especially as it was our first holiday following Lockdown. We would thoroughly recommend this property.

    - Mrs Winn, April 2021

The property

Set within a beautiful Victorian boathouse perfectly positioned on Rudyard Lake, Horton Lodge Boathouse is a ground-floor apartment in the Staffordshire Moorlands, home to original features, ideal for a couple's romantic break.

This one-bedroom dwelling benefits from stunning lake views and even has its own private decking and jetty, with kayaks and a rowing boat provided by the owner for leisurely lake cruising.

Accessed via a private driveway with two off-road parking spaces, the property is reached by climbing down around forty steps, with the charming front door leading you straight into the homely open-plan living space.

Delight in relaxation within this carefully-styled setting, with a cute kitchen area home to a combination microwave oven, fridge with a freezer box and a two-ring induction hob, it's perfect for whipping up home-cooked romantic meals for two!

Dine at the pretty dining table before settling on the sofa before the Smart TV, with the decking offering a tempting spot at any time of the year, head out here to find lovely outdoor dining furniture and a gorgeous sunken hot tub to relax in!

Stargaze on the decking before heading back inside to find your beautiful bedroom, passing a window looking into the inside of the boathouse, whilst the roomy super-king-size bed faces towards the window overlooking the ornate iron gates of the boathouse over the lake, with a resident kingfisher to look out for too.

Freshen up within the rustic yet contemporary shower room with its exposed brick wall and Victorian style fixtures, you can stand under the rainfall shower to wake up in no time.

Admire the amazing original fixings within the ceiling that would have been in use in the property's past life, now serving as unique decoration within a romantic retreat.

Delight in launching the rowing boat from your private beach area onto the lake and taking in the beautiful scenery as you drift along the waters, with fishing allowed on the lake, with all fishing rights included from the garden and the rowing boat provided.

Head into the charming market town of Leek for anything you might need during your stay, with several shops, pubs and restaurants to discover, along with more excellent places to explore like the Ladderedge Country Park.

Enjoy a wonderful day out over at the National Trust's Biddulph Grange Garden inspired by the East, it is home to a beautiful dahlia walk along with a host of plants from around the world, with the Biddulph Grange Country Park being perfect for scenic strolls.

Spend a day meeting some new furry friends at Peak Wildlife Park with a collection of small mammals and birds, or take a scenic train ride back in time on the Churnet Valley Railway.

Venture into the beautiful Peak District for incredible scenery, plenty of walking trails and some amazing attractions, with a day trip to Buxton being a must, making sure to go to Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, The Pavilion Gardens and the Buxton Crescent.

Thrill seekers will love being within easy reach of the fantastic Alton Towers theme park, where rides and rollercoasters will provide tons of excitement!

Make memories to last a lifetime with your loved one at Horton Lodge Boathouse on Rudyard Lake.

Summary

  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One super-king-size bedroom with en-suite rainfall shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Combination microwave oven, fridge, Smart TV, Bluetooth speakers, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Complimentary welcome pack provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private decking with outdoor furniture and access to lakeshore to launch boats
  • Hot Tub
  • Rowing boat and two kayaks provided for guests' use at own risk
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: Approximately 50 steps needed to access the property, therefore it is not suitable for those with limited mobility

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

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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