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Leek

The historic town of Leek hugs the southern border of the Peak District National Park. Traditional markets and Victorian architecture are at the heart of the town, with the River Churnet flowing through, rugged countryside and the wonderful rock formations of The Roaches are on the doorstep.

Discover antique shops and independent retailers housed in former Victorian silk mills, an unspoilt shopping centre where you’ll find great local produce. General outdoor markets for handicrafts and furniture are great fun for the bargain hunters, with regular indoor and farmers'' markets providing the best of local produce and collectors'' goods. The beautifully restored Butter Market dates back to 19th Century and provides an authentic market experience.

Historical figure and founder of the Arts and Craft Movement William Morris lived and worked in Leek in the late 1800s, and a legacy of interiors and furniture trade remains. Art galleries that boast both traditional and contemporary works are scattered about the town and the Leek Arts Festival is held in May and growing every year.

There is a lot to do in the surrounding areas too, with the nearby Rudyard Lake Steam Railway still chugging through the countryside. Walk, cycle or pony trek through the rugged Peak District or visit one of the many tranquil gardens like the award winning Trentham Estate. The epic theme parks of Alton Towers and Drayton Manor are close by, with Peak Pursuits catering for the adrenaline junkies with kayaking, mountain biking and climbing in the region.

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  • The Barn at Ivy House Farm

    Warslow near Buxton

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: UK4001
    Located towards the southern end of the Peak District National Park, The Barn at Ivy House Farm nestles down a quiet no-through road within the village of Warslow. Contemporary in design, this semi-detached barn conversion has made the most of stunning countryside views, with first floor living space complete with a cosy wood burner. Adjoining the owner’s home, its position is close to the Manifold Valley, with the Manifold cycle track just one mile away. This follows the route of the former Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway, and is flat and mostly traffic free. A good variety of walks are also available direct from the door, ranging from hardy, all-weather, all-terrain ramblers, to those wanting to just enjoy a gentle stroll. The village has a great local pub serving food, and Hulme End, two miles, has further local facilities including a village shop, pub and tea room with live jazz. Out and about you’ll be truly spoilt for choice with a whole host of attractions in the surrounding area. Chatsworth House and the ever popular market town of Bakewell can be reached in around a half-hour drive, as can Haddon Hall, Ashbourne, the former spa town of Matlock and Matlock Bath, with its cable car to the Heights of Abraham. Carsington Water, where you can kayak, cycle, sail or fish, is also around a 30-minute drive. The UK’s premier theme park, Alton Towers, complete with water park and spa is just 20 minutes away.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Open plan living space: Beamed with wooden floor.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, 26" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available. Wi-Fi. Telephone. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Kipling Lodge

    Rudyard Lake, nr. Leek

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: E4390

    Enjoying beautiful views across a delightful woodland setting towards Rudyard Lake, this luxury timber lodge boasts a hot tub on its verandah and a lovely, contemporary interior. Accessed by an unmade road, its peaceful setting on a small natural park is within easy reach of Peak District attractions including Chatsworth, Alton Towers, Splash Landings and the Potteries. Good walking, boating and fishing under 200 yards. Shops in Leek, 3 miles and pub 500 yards.

    Ramp to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Plasma heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Garden. Verandah and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Woodhead Hall Farm - Oaklands

    Cheadle

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: E4079

    On the fringes of the Staffordshire moorlands, these three lovely mellow brick farm barns (ref E4079, E4080 and W44303), have been beautifully converted into a fabulous holiday retreat. Boasting a smart interior and views over peaceful, pretty countryside, they sit just 1 mile from shops, pubs and restaurants in the little town of Cheadle. Footpath walking starts from the door, and the glorious Churnet Valley offers steam trains, canal boats and superb walking. Alton Towers is 5 miles, as is cycle hire on the Manifold Trail in the Peak District National Park, and Leek and Ashbourne are under 10 miles. Go indoor skiing, bowling, and swimming at Waterworld which is close by. Tamworth Snowdome, Chatsworth and Ironbridge are all easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Dining room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom (no door) with en-suite toilet. Second staircase to first floor: 1 twin bedroom. Galleried bedroom with single bed, single sofa bed and wooden floor. Bathroom with toilet.

    Travel cot. High chair. DVDs. CD. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in laundry room. Dishwasher. Dog exercise area. No smoking.

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  • Rose Cottages - 3 Rose Cottage

    Endon, nr. Leek

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: RHHS


    These exquisitely designed, luxury self-catering holiday cottages in Endon are a fantastic place for a wonderful holiday. Many original features have been sympathetically retained in each property, before being sprinkled with some sophisticated styling and a luxurious feel which flows seamlessly throughout. 1 Rose Cottage (ref RHHR) and 3 Rose Cottage (ref RHHS) can be booked together. They sit discreetly in a village location but close to fantastic walks, and being centrally located in Staffordshire, guests are right alongside the major attractions of the Peak District National Park, The Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent and the market town of Leek. Also within easy reach, are Buxton, Matlock, Bakewell and Chatsworth, to name but a few.

    The cottages are perfectly placed to explore the area packed with world class attractions and things to do. Load up on thrills with two theme parks nearby, Alton Towers Resort and Drayton Manor. Get into fantastic outdoor adventure in the stunning countryside of crags, limestone dales and forest tracks. Admire famous ceramics and visit the amazing pottery factory shops in the ’world capital of ceramics’, Stoke-on-Trent. Explore captivating haunted castles and atmospheric museums, or visit some of Britain’s most magnificent stately homes and blooming great gardens. Relax with a picnic beside miles of peaceful canals, then find your way to the magnificent medieval Lichfield Cathedral and the incredible Anglo-Saxon gold, the Staffordshire Hoard. Now add the fascinating towns and villages, bustling street markets, and the UK’s only Monkey Forest at The Trentham Estate to the list of places to visit in Staffordshire, and you’re guaranteed a fantastic time. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and slate floor. Spacious dining room with slate floor. Kitchen with island with stools and stone floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with corner bath (no toilet).

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Gas, electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Shawside Farm

    Upper Hulme, Leek

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: RPP3

    Shawside is set in stunning, peaceful countryside within a short walk of The Roaches, a beautiful part of the Peak District ideal for walking, cycling, climbing and riding. Buxton is a 20 minute drive, Leek 10 minutes, though the main road is almost entirely out of sight and sound from the house. Shawside is a classic Victorian Staffordshire farmhouse and barn conversion set in four acres of grounds, with unrestricted views along a moorland valley and very few buildings in sight. In summer the heather blooms turn the valley a gorgeous purple. Shop 3 miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Sitting room with Bechstein grand piano. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility with Belfast sink. One step to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with exposed trusses. Two beamed twin bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Grand piano available for guests’ use on request
    • Oil range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone (honesty box, not international calls)
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio
    • 4-acre natural grounds
    • Parking (for 6 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • The Grange Holiday Cottage

    Foxt, nr. Cheadle

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 27232

    Ideal touring base

    Dating back to around 1620, this Grade II listed, detached barn has been lovingly transformed into a stunning and contemporary holiday home which caters for every need. The property contains features such as oak floors, bespoke staircase and a kitchen which includes an integrated dishwasher, coffee machine, and wine cooler. Each of the comfortable bedrooms has its own TV, providing the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the surrounding area. The Grange Holiday Cottage is on the same site as the owner’s property, enjoying a peaceful location in the heart of the Churnet Valley and is well placed for exploring the surrounding Staffordshire countryside and nearby Peak District. There is something here to suit everyone, from historic market towns, leisurely walks and cycle trails, to the thrills and spills at Alton Towers which is just on the doorstep. Carsington Water, Tittesworth Reservoir, Churnet Valley Steam Railway, Tissington Trail, the Roaches, Manifold Valley and Chatsworth are also within easy reach. There are many paths and trails for walks to suit all capabilities, as well as golf and cycle hire available nearby. Stoke-on-Trent is a short drive away and has pottery museums, factory shops, theatres, cinemas and a dry ski slope. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Wet room with free-standing bath and toilet. Beams and sloping ceilings throughout first floor.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. CD. Xbox. Induction hob. Two electric ovens. Microwave. Laundry service on request. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, shared enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Shared gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Roaches View Barn

    Wetley Rocks, nr. Cheddleton

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29481


    Situated on the owner’s working farm and enjoying countryside views, thanks to its elevated position, this detached barn, accessed by a rough track, has been thoughtfully transformed into a comfortable holiday home, providing an ideal base from which to enjoy the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands. Overlooking Wetley Rocks and with views extending towards the Roaches, the barn is just a 10-minute drive from the popular market town of Leek, which apart from offering all the amenities one needs such as shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and cafés, it is also renowned for its many antique shops. This is a great area for those who love the great outdoors with access to many footpaths and great walks right from the doorstep. Other activities available locally include cycling, golf, fishing and horse riding. Local landmark, The Roaches, is just 10 miles away and is very popular with climbers, whilst watersport fans will enjoy sailing and canoeing on Rudyard Lake, 8 miles. Other places of interest and within easy driving distance include, Consall Nature Park, Hall and gardens, 2 miles, Alton Towers, 10 miles, Churnet Valley Railway, 5 miles and the Potteries at Stoke on Trent 7 miles. The Peak District National Park, whose popular towns include Bakewell, Matlock and Ashbourne are also very accessible from here and National Trust properties nearby include Hawksmoor, 6 miles, Biddulph Grange, 8 miles and White Peak, 10 miles. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double on request).

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, underfloor central heating (bathroom only) (£20per week, £10 per short break October-March) included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Fenns Barn

    Butterton, nr. Leek

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: REEF

    In a traditional farmyard setting on the edge of the village of Butterton, this traditional stone barn has been converted into a comfortable holiday home. It has its own private patio area and there is shared lawn space and access to the owners’ grounds. Walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep, and the Manifold Valley is within short walking distance and has a cycle route to enjoy. Ashbourne, Buxton, Bakewell, Dovedale, Chatsworth and Alton Towers are easily reached. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Open-plan living room with kitchen area and tiled floor. Doorway to open-plan dining room with central beam and kitchen area with tiled floor. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be twin). Shower room with walk-in shower and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be twin), one with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Z-bed (for +1)
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Lawned garden
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Little Bent

    Bradnop, nr. Leek

    Grade
    7
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W44105

    Little Bent is a stunning detached cottage, nestled in a rural location with amazing views over the picturesque Derbyshire and Staffordshire countryside. The cottage boasts comfortable living with a bespoke pine kitchen offering the benefit of a cosy woodburner. There is also a woodburner in the living room for those cosy nights in. Within easy reach of all the riches of the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District with several walks from the front doorstep, Little Bent offers something for all the family. Close by you will find the historic market town of Leek, with a large selection of antique shops, or you may wish to explore the magnificent rocky ridge called ’The Roaches’ which is just north of the town. The thriving picturesque market town of Ashbourne and the spa town of Buxton are within driving distance. For family’s and the more adventurous, Alton Towers is only a 5-mile drive away. Nearby is superb walking with Dovedale, the beautiful Manifold Valley, and the popular Manifold Cycle Track, all within easy reach. There are lots of pretty villages to explore close by, many with good pubs. After enjoying a day at one of the superb locations mentioned, head back to the house, to its peaceful countryside surroundings, kick off your shoes and just relax. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with additional single, 1 bunk. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburners in living room and kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Shaw House

    Alton

    Grade
    7
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E1981

    With superb walking from the door into Dimmingsdale Nature Reserve and the Churnet Valley, with its steam train, this peaceful comfortably furnished semi-detached farmhouse is ideal for bird watchers yet only 3 miles from Alton Towers. Waterworld Swimming Pool, Drayton Manor Park, Shugborough Hall, Trentham Gardens and Monkey Park and Carsington Water are all within easy reach. Visitors are welcome on neighbouring farm. There is a ‘seasonal’ pub (open March - November) just 200 yards away and shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: Two double bedrooms, both with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Z-bed (for child).

    Open fire in living room included. Solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Playstation 2. Microwave. Washing machine. Large garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Croquet.

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  • Springfields

    Leek

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: RZZ4

    This substantial and spacious detached family holiday home is set in beautifully maintained formal gardens and provides a tranquil retreat while only being one mile from the centre of the market town of Leek. Internally the beamed ceilings, leather furnishings and parquet flooring exude an air of elegance and comfort. After a hearty meal cooked on the traditional kitchen range, enjoy a drink at the bar in the games room, on the elevated terrace, or just relax and wind down in the hot tub. The traditional market town of Leek, known as the ‘Queen of the Moorlands’, is a well known centre for the antiques trade and sits close to the Peak District National Park. Enjoy the many dining and shopping experiences on hand in the town and visit Brindley Mill, next to the River Churnet, where corn is still ground or explore the abundant attractions in the surrounding area. Within four miles take a ride on the Churnet Valley Steam Railway or visit Rudyard Lake for walking, sailing, fishing or canoeing. Alternatively for walking and climbing don’t miss ‘The Roaches Rocks’ on the southern uplands of the Pennines. A little further afield Biddulph Grange Gardens, Whiston Hall Golf Club and the famous Alton Towers theme park can be found. At Froghall Wharf in Stoke-on-Trent you can take a canal boat trip on the Cauldon Canal or visit the world famous Wedgewood Potteries visitors centre. For day trips the stately home of Chatsworth House and many other National Trust properties are also within easy reach. Shop 430 yards.

    Spacious living room with wooden floor. Dining room with parquet flooring. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with gas Rangemaster oven (for cooking), TV, beams and patio doors to garden. Utility. Study. Games room with bar. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and wooden floor; one four-poster. Double bedroom. Further cosy double bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Seven Freeview TVs
    • Gas rangemaster oven included
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Private hot tub
    • Private games rooms with bar, air hockey, fruit machine and darts
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps from garden to terrace, with pond in garden

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  • Tomfields Cottage

    Kingsley Moor

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: E5497

    Enjoying far-reaching countryside views, this welcoming semi-detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ farmhouse but with its own private garden, is within easy reach of a huge variety of visitor attractions on the borders of the Peak District National Park. The beautiful Churnet Valley, with steam trains, wildlife reserves and splendid walking, is 2 miles. Within 10 miles are Alton Towers, Splash Landings, Waterworld, Trentham Gardens, Monkey Forest and pottery museums; also cycle hire for the Manifold Trail and Dovedale. There are four NT properties within 20 miles, and Bakewell, Buxton, Matlock and Castleton are all within easy reach. Golf and fishing 2 miles. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining area/kitchen with tiled floor and beams. Games room. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 2 single, both with additional pull-out single (for child). Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£25per week 1st October-30th April poa). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Games room with pool table. No smoking.

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