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Horse Shoe Cottage

Rushton Spencer near Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1067690)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Horseshoe Cottage was perfect for our family weekend away and comfortably fit two families."

    The house was lovely - nice decor, spacious living areas, comfortable beds and a good location for walking in the Dane Valley. We are looking forward to re-booking in the spring!

    Reviewed by RosieJan 2022

  • "This is a really fantastic cottage This is a really fantastic cottage."

    It is far bigger than it appears on both the photographs on the website and when standing outside. The cottage is very well decorated, and feels very cosy and welcoming. The host was extremely approachable and helpful throughout and I would really recommend anybody thinking of booking here to go ahead!

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely only downside was that there was rooms (garden room ..."

    The cottage was lovely only downside was that there was rooms (garden room ,attic room )where radiators wasn’t working so was cold so we cudnt really use them

    Reviewed by KarlNov 2021

  • "We have had a few cottage rentals in the Peak District, this one was our best by far."

    It was immaculately clean, lovely bedding and towels were provided, it didn’t feel like it had been furnished with unwanted household furniture either!!! As a group of 5 adults 2 children we wondered if 1 bathroom plus a downstairs toilet would work, it was fine. We would highly recommend it along with the amazing country walks so close by.

    Reviewed by MariaNov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The garden room was very lovely, unfortunately the radiator in this room didnt work, so it was chilly, especially in the evening. We enjoyed sitting in the very spacious and spotless kitchen.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "It was lovely to arrive and find a very thoughtful welcome package from the host."

    It was a beautiful house with everything you would need on holiday.

    Reviewed by KimOct 2021

  • "Beautiful property, well appointed and in a lovely location."

    Good sized living area and bedrooms, well stocked kitchen with all pots pans glasses etc that are needed. Not far from Leek and 2 pubs within strolling distance that both serve food. Owner very helpful, especially when calling as got lost finding the house.

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2021

  • "My friends and I stayed here for a long weekend hiking in the area and couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay."

    Very spacious, had everything we needed, some lovely outdoor areas and a helpful host. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "Horse Shoe cottage exceeded all expectations, lovely and clean, beautifully furnished and much bigger than the photos on the website show."

    Camilla was great to deal with and we were made to feel very welcome, would definitely recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by LeeJul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at this superb cottage."

    Camilla was very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Plenty of sitting out areas and very close to a number of pleasant walks.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "We were a family group of 7 visiting some family nearby and there was plenty of space for us all."

    The cottage was well equipped with lots of lovely added extras such as milk, juice and prosecco in the fridge. The huge back garden was great for the dog to run around and there were lots of lovely walks from the door step. 10/10 perfect for a family break away! My only suggestion would be some thick curtains in the bedrooms to help with the noise and light from the main road, but this is just a little suggestion and in no way a complaint. Thanks for an amazing stay, we will definitely be back again in the future.

    Reviewed by BethanyJun 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x single, 1 x attic room with 1 x double and 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway parking for up to three cars
  • Large garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Enclosed yard accessible via the inside of the property.One well-behave pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: The attic room is accessed via the master bedroom

The property

Leek 5.3 miles.

Resting in the small village Rushton Spencer, between Leek and Macclesfield, is this detached house, Horse Shoe Cottage.

Set over three floors and sleeping up to nine guests, Horse Shoe Cottage is a pet friendly and homely dwelling for your next visit to Cheshire, within easy reach of the Peak District National Park and Alton Towers.

A private driveway with room for three cars rests at the side of the property, where there is also main use of the side entrance where you enter into a cloakroom, to leave any coats or shoes, before being welcomed by a bright and airy living/dining area with the choice of playing board games, nestling into the sofas to watch TV or enjoying an evening meal around the dining room table with your loved ones.

Carrying on through the downstairs of the house there is a newly-fitted kitchen with everything you need to whip up your favourite meals, as well as a handy washing machine and dishwasher, a breakfast bar with seats for two, a small area for dogs beds which is certain to entice any dog walkers, and a downstairs WC with basin.

Upstairs there is a fresh single room with countryside views, a stylish double room where you can relax at the end of a long day, a bathroom with a bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, a master bedroom with a double bed and stairs up to the attic room which hosts a double and a single and makes a great space for children to be linked by a safe staircase to their parents.

Outside there is a large lawn area complimented by a patio with furniture to offer an alternative dining arrangement during those warmer summer months, and there is also a private courtyard leading from the patio doors in the sitting/dining room.

Rushton Spencer itself has a couple of pubs and restaurants for when you don't feel like cooking, and a short drive into either Leek or Macclesfield, leaves you with a wide selection of shops, restaurants, local parks and leisure facilities.

You are also on the edge of the Peak District National Park, which is perfect for dog walks, cycles and known to be an exciting destination for rock climbing, lake swimming and caving.

Some very popular, and picturesque, tourist attractions in the area are the National Trust Biddulph Grange Garden, the Three Shires Head, Chatsworth House, Buxton Opera House and Gawsworth Hall and the theme park, Alton Towers.

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About the location


Buxton 12 miles; Ashbourne 15 miles.

The hillside market town of Leek, known as “The Queen of the Moorlands” is situated on the western side of The Peaks and is surrounded by lovely Moorland countryside. The town has a charming cobbled market place and there are many examples of fine Victorian architecture influenced by William Morris - a reminder of the town’s prosperity when it was renowned as a silk manufacturing centre. Today Leek offers a wide selection of shops including vast antique emporiums, a good selection of restaurants, a local park and leisure facilities and real ale pubs. Situated close to Three Shires Head, the meeting point of the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, Leek is near to Chatsworth House, Buxton Opera House and Gawsworth Hall, plus Alton Towers is within driving distance.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas