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The Water Tower

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Cheddleton, nr. Leek
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 3
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This stunning Victorian water tower is set over 8 floors and is a unique property for a family get together or friends alike.

Set in 137 acres of private park and woodland, this stunning Grade II listed Victorian water tower is the tallest building on the Staffordshire Moorlands. The tower, which is constructed from red brick and stone, dates back to 1896 and was transformed in 2006 to provide accommodation over 8 storeys. The Water Tower effortlessly combines character and original features with the latest technology and conveniences including free wi-fi, and a built-in Bang and Olufsen music system which can be played in several areas in the house. There is a spacious, well-equipped kitchen and two living rooms, one of which is on the 8th floor and has stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Staffordshire countryside. The games room is located on the 7th floor and, apart from its full size snooker table and darts room, also has an attached kitchenette with fridge and microwave, which again will save having to walk down several storeys to the main kitchen. Most of the bedrooms are en suite and the master bedroom also has TV and DVD with surround sound system. The spa-like family bathroom has twin wash basins, a free-standing tub and a double walk-in shower. There is also an intercom system throughout the tower which is very handy given all the stairs! Accessible for both the Staffordshire Moorlands and Peak District National Park, this holiday property is an ideal base for those who love the great outdoors. There are lots of great walks from the doorstep, including walks along the canal paths. Cyclists and mountain bikers are also well catered for and climbers will enjoy the famous Roaches, which are just a 10-minute drive away. Water sports are available at Rudyard Lake and Tittesworth Reservoir, which are both within a short drive. Located in Cheddleton, the property is just 2½ miles from the popular market town of Leek, which has a good range of shops, supermarkets, eateries and antique shops. Other places of interest within easy reach are Churnet Valley Steam Railway (2 miles), Alton Towers (12 miles), Manifold Valley (15 miles), Buxton (16 miles), The Potteries at Stoke-on-Trent (9 miles) and Macclesfield (16 miles). The Water Tower is a really unique property in a great location which definitely has the wow factor. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Main door entrance: Utility. Lower ground floor: Second utility. Cycle/pushchair store. Separate toilet. Main staircase to first floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor (also accessed via narrow spiral stairs from second door entrance). Dog leg spiral stairs to second floor: Large kitchen with TV, breakfast area and wooden/tiled floor. Dog leg spiral stairs to third floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with steamer and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with steamer and toilet. Dog leg spiral stairs to fourth floor: Very large bathroom with large bath and relaxing seating area, twin walk-in shower cubicles, twin basins and toilet. Dog leg spiral stairs to fifth floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with steamer and toilet. Double bedroom leading to room with single bed (for +1). Dog leg spiral stairs to sixth floor: Master double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, walk-in wardrobes and en-suite wet room with toilet. Dog leg spiral stairs to seventh floor: Magnificent games room. Kitchenette with fridge and microwave. Narrow spiral, open tread stairs to eighth floor: Sitting room with galleried mezzanine overlooking games room and breathtaking panoramic 360 degree views.

  • Electricity, gas underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVDs
  • Two additional ovens
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Double dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with pergola, gravelled areas and furniture
  • Shared 137-acre grounds
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with snooker table and darts
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

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  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Walk-in Shower/BathWalk-in Shower/Bath
  • TowerTower

Customer Comments

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2016
    A lot of things were not working, intercom, surround sound master bedroom, heating in bedroom with twin beds, heating in lounge on top floor, no main light in single bedroom, stairs very unsafe on the window side, two of the window safety catches on top floor broke allowing windows to be opened fully (low windows at young child's level) jug and can opener both broke, tv/dvd in kitchen not working, lock on front door not safe, and no bolts on inside to secure. two window panes in bedroom broke, kitchen hob broke. We did text Rob with list above but still have had no response from him. We are foster carers and tok young children with us, we did not feel safe at the tower, and do not think we received value for money, we stay in over 5 cottages a year and this is the first time we have felt let down

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2016
    An enjoyable holiday, the Water Tower is a unique place to stay slightly spoilt by the number of items advertised which do not work. Better not to list them if there is no intention to fix them. A little more thought into what is provided would help. One kettle between 9 people means drinks have to be made in sittings, particularly as the mugs are so large. Overall it was a great place for us, but would not be suitable for young children or the more infirm.

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 18/04/2016
    This could be and amazing place, sadly it was very dirty.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 08/02/2016
    It was a lovely place to stay, and the whole group enjoyed themselves. Lovely views from the top of the tower, along with aching legs!! We wouldn't return here, only because there are so many other different places to visit, however, I would recommend it to others. There are a few minor things that the owner needs to sort out (intercom!!), but overall the bedding, bathrooms and kitchen were clean, and it was a very enjoyable stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/01/2016
    I have seen some negative comments regarding cleanliness. And yes some things could do with a spruce up and require a bit of attention, but unless you are a massive clean freak. I saw no problem. The lack of curtains is a little annoying as the room becomes very light in the morning. But other than that the venue was unreal, it was absolutely perfect for what we were looking for, it was so unique we are going to struggle to top it, and will likely re book next year. Loved every second of it, thank you. One bit of advice, take your own loo roll as its minimal, and your own towels as they are pretty much hand towels and don't cover your bits.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/11/2015
    The tower is beautiful, comfortable and well furnished. One of the most interesting places I've stayed! The communal areas were clean and comfortable. Excellent kitchen and the top floor games room and snug were great for chatting and catching up. When we arrived, the bedrooms and en suite bathrooms weren't in the best of condition - clearly used sheets on some of the beds, old bars of soap on sinks from previous guests etc. Some of our party stripped the beds and requested new sheets the following morning as the existing ones were stained. The underfloor heating wasn't working in one of the bedrooms, which made it quite uncomfortable. Some people may have found the lack of blinds in the lower floor bedrooms and bathrooms a bit awkward in temrs of privacy too. I think they could improve the performance of their caretaker in these areas. However, communal areas were spotless and cooking/dining facilities were good. Overall, pretty good, and the caretaker did come to sort the issues highlighted so it wasn't a massive issue.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 23/11/2015
    Overall a really good stay. The views are spectacular and the stay was pleasant. We would definitely book the tower again. A few negatives: The landlord came out to rectify an issue we had with the heating promptly.We didn't have wifi the entire weekend, although the landlord did say he would try and sort it, it was never resolved. Not recommended for anyone with heart conditions or any disability that maybe health/physically related due to the amount of stairs in the property.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2015
    This is a great property with some lovely features but it is let down by small things. The kitchen feels like it needs a deep clean, one of the cupboard doors fell off and only one of the two dishwashers work. The decor is lovely and it is such an usual property with all those stairs. Although it seems an obvious thing to say they are hard work. This property is not really practical for small children. Please give this property a little TLC and it will be outstanding. Having said that we had a great weekend here and it is an excellent location for exploring the Peak District.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 23/10/2015
    This is a lovely property let down by the standard of the maintenance and cleanliness. Having said that, on contacting the owner, a plumber called the same night and returned again on the Sunday to rectify the lack of heating and hot water. The layout of the property didn't really work for us as a group and we found ourselves more fragmented across the living/dining room and the kitchen than we would like to have been. The views from the Tower are superb and there are a number of excellent pubs and restaurants within walking distance. A 20 minute drive will take you to the Peak District with breathtaking scenery and plenty of places of interest to visit.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/10/2015
    Mostly excellent property, some minor issues: seemed to be a large number of bluebottles, some confusion around controlling multimedia upstairs. Otherwise fantastic, great location and amazing property

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2015
    Amazing place. In a great location. Owner is lovely and very accommodating. Had a wonderful time here. Many thanks.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 04/09/2015
    Whilst a magnificant example of Victorian engineering, this very unique property is in need of some love and attention from its owner. The property is up for sale so perhaps this is the reason why any recent expenditure on it has been kept to a minimum? So much is showing signs of deterioration (broken dishwasher, TV in kitchen, overgrown and unkempt garden containing just two faded, green plastic chairs; washing line broken and unusable) plus the refuse bins had not been collected from the previous occupants and, consequently, ended up overflowing during our stay! The house was not clean; despite this being a common complaint from previous visitors an alleged change of cleaners had done nothing to remove the dog hairs which were everywhere - do not walk around this house with bare feet or just in socks! Three half-used toilet rolls and hand soaps to cover six toilets/bathrooms/en suites! No 'welcome' pack and we even had to buy our own corkscrew which we left at the house for future users. The bedrooms have no curtains so expect to be woken by the very early morning sun. Our post-holiday complaint was referred to the owner but without any admission or recognition that he had failed to deliver what is advertised about this property.

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7.3 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by Reevoo
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