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Ford Coach House Cottage

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Ford near Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay was over Xmas location brilliant."

    Only thing missing was snow instead of rain.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Dec 2023

  • "Great location in this comfortable cottage."

    Lounge and dining area very spacious. Beds comfortable. Pity that the one bathroom had a hand held shower over the bath. Could really do with an electric shower powered by a motor to give greater flow. Overall a very pleasant, comfortable property, enjoyed by all.

    HI John ..thanks for your feedback! Glad you enjoyed your stay :-) An over bath shower is on our to do list, but you can still have a lovely bubble bath or a shower in the second bathroom :-) Electric Shower over the bath is now complete kind regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2023

  • "Overall the property offered the perfect space for 8 of us and a dog."

    Ample parking and lovely outdoor area - the kids loved playing in the nearby river. The location of the property, for the activities and the places we wanted to visit, was ideal. A plus would be a pub in suitable walking distance for the kids, but we survived! There are a couple of areas i'd recommend which would have made the stay slightly better. Firstly, the mattresses in some rooms were very soft. This didn't suit all our party but having an extra fold out bed came in handy. We had to ask for some bedding for this, which Jane provided. Secondly, having just one shower for 8 of us became a logistical challenge. If both bathrooms had showers it would be much better. Finally, there was no welcome book. This would be really helpful to understand key points about the property and location - heating, contact numbers, local eateries, when to put the recycling out (we followed suit with the neighbours as the bin was full halfway through our week -- not all from us!). Some leaflets on places to visit were available. Forgot to mentioned, we had to buy bin bags as only one was provided and a whisk! Saying this didn't majority impact our stay and to be welcomed with a big biscuit selection and Haribo pleased the kids. Thanks Jane for a pleasant visit.

    Hi Julie, Thanks for your feedback.....I will look into putting in a second electric shower maybe.. …the second bathroom does offer a bath with a hand held shower. The mattresses' …. we are all different in our requirements and as the saying goes you can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but not please all of the people all of the time. I've now put a booklet together with extra info on more places around about....also will note to leave an extra bin bag , I have now replaced whisk that I hadn't realised was missing... apologies. kind regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Please change the door locks, they are fiddly to lock/unlock and would be dangerous in a fire."

    Locks on toilets would be good too. Thanks

    Reviewed by Daryl3.4Nov 2022

  • "The only problem was with theelectric shower, we couldn't get it to stay clipped so it wasn't facing the wall."

    The property itself is lovely, clean, well presented and well furnished and so snug. It is in a lovely location and ideal distance for alton towers and exploring the area! We used it as a base for the theme park and would definitely stay here again if coming as a larger group. We even had no mobile signal which was a nice break from work calls though did mean when one of the group got lost finding it, we had to go searching!

    Hi Kirsty, Sorry you had a problem with the shower bracket, our cleaner pointed out that it had broken, if you had given me a was sap message, I would have gladly come down and replaced it. There is a little mobile signal in the top end bedroom, we are located in a peaceful rural valley, but phone calls can be made through the free Wi fi. Glad you enjoyed your stay :-) kind regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.4Nov 2022

  • "We all really enjoyed staying at ford coach house the only negative was the ..."

    We all really enjoyed staying at ford coach house the only negative was the shower but I think they already know as it was mentioned a few times in the visitors book other than that absolutely spot on

    Hi thankyou for your feed back, glad you enjoyed your stay, yes that shower has now been dealt with, repaired and the water pressure sorted . kind regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4Sep 2022

  • "Enjoyable stay."

    Thankyou for your feed back, glad you enjoyed your stay. kind regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Sep 2022

  • "We were looking for a tranquil location to extend our stay in the peaks, and the Coach House delivers this in abundance."

    In a small Hamlet accessed via single track road with plenty of parking and great walks from the door it is easy to relax indoors and very peaceful. Leek and supermarkets etc are only about 10 mins drive so easy to access and the property is spacious cottage with loads of potential and a generous welcome pack. Thanks for a relaxing stay

    Your most welcome, hope you will return. Kind regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Sep 2022

  • "This was a lovely property in a lovely location - thoroughly recommended!"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place in the country with almost everything you would need for a family break."

    Within 15min drive of lots of attractions and walks. Only thing I would recommend would be a bbq for the garden, other than that it was brilliant. Thanks very much

    Hi Thanks for your feed back ....BBQ is on our to do list for next spring :-) with a few other additional tweaks. kind regards Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liam4.7Aug 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 king, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, electric shower over, hand basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Sitting room with log burner
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, calor gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs, Free WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for logburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot, High-Chair and Stair-gate available on request
  • Barbecue available on request (during summer months)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Rear garden with lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Alton Towers 4.5 miles
  • Peak Wildlife Park 2 miles (with Polar Bears As seen on TV)
  • Please note: the property only accepts check-ins on Monday & Fridays
  • A welcome pack is provided upon arrival

The property

Leek 7 miles.

Ashbourne 11 miles Buxton 17 miles.

Perched in the peaceful hamlet of Ford near Leek in Staffordshire, is this lovely four-bedroom, detached barn conversion, Ford Coach House Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location within the Peak District National Park with picturesque farmland views, Ford Coach House Cottage is a wonderful family-friendly dwelling for eight guests, along with two canine companions.

Park-up on the ample driveway, before unloading your bags and making your way into the porch to discard any coats and shoes after your journey.

Look forward to impressing your guests with your culinary skills in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, featuring a handy dishwasher, washing machine and TV, ready to enjoy the fruits of your labour at the dining table for 10 over a bottle of wine.

On warmer days, dine alfresco out in the large, rear garden, where the little ones can play, and your four-legged friends can stretch their legs.

After dinner, gather your loved ones in the spacious sitting room, with plenty of plush seating, where you can enjoy a film on the TV as your pooches snuggle up in front of the logburner.

Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom for your convenience.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day with a soak in the bath or freshen up with a shower, before choosing from four well-appointed bedrooms to catch your rest in, two doubles and two twins, all of which offer idyllic views of your countryside surroundings.

Explore your local surroundings, where nearby in Waterfall, you will find the welcoming Red Lion Inn, The Marquis in Ipstones, The Black Lion at Butterton or if you fancy a bit of spice Mehek Indian Restaurant is just a 5 minute drive away, ideal for those evening's when you fancy a night off from cooking!

Also there's Cottage Kitchen, just at the top of the road for the ultimate full English or Afternoon tea.

Alton Towers itself is nearby so get your adrenaline pumping on the fast rides or relax in the large water park.Wildlife enthusiasts are well-catered for with the woodland setting of RSPB Coombes Valley and the family-friendly Peak Wildlife Park with Polar Bear as seen on TV, there is also the Beaver Hall Equestrican Centre for those wanting to try their hand at horse riding.

The hillside market town of Leek, known as "Queen of The Moorlands" is situated on the western side of The Peaks, surrounded by lovely Moorland Countryside and is within easy reach.

It offers a good selection of well-stocked shops for picking up any essentials, eye-catching Victorian William Morris-influenced architecture, art galleries, antique emporiums,the excellent Leek Golf Club and the picturesque Brough Park where you can tuck into a homemade picnic or use the swimming/leisure facilities.

8.4 miles away is The National Trust setting of Ilam Park and Dovedale, with its famous Stepping Stones across the River Dove also the spectacular Thors Cave, rising 360ft above the River Manifold with its 60ft entrance, has over the years yielded ancient bones and artefacts dating back to 600 BC.

The river provided excellent walks and cycling opportunities through wonderful rural scenery.

5 miles on being the market town of Ashbourne.

with its family-run businesses, antique shops, and quality for and drinks facilities.

Ashbourne also offers a swimming pool and leisure facilities.

Continue further into the Peak District National Park where you will find the attractions of Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Throwley Old Hall, Chatsworth House and Mam Tor.

17 miles away is Buxton where adventurers can explore the depths of the renowned Poole's Cavern, whilst others can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton Park, followed by a tour of the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery or an evening of culture at Buxton Opera House.

All of this awaits at Ford Coach House Cottage.

Nopte: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £450.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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.

Please note: The property only accepts check-ins on Monday & Fridays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas