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Make a holiday cottage in Leek your home away from home

Finding the perfect place for a family holiday can be quite a challenge: maybe some peace and quiet, or getting back to nature is on the cards, but destinations like these often have the kids saying they're bored within the first ten minutes! Thankfully, Leek holiday cottages may provide the solution. Parents can enjoy incredible scenic walks here, but there are also plenty of attractions to keep the kids entertained, including Alton Towers. Located on the banks of the River Churnet in Staffordshire, Leek is known as the Queen of the Moorlands. This historic town was granted a royal charter back in 1207 and became an important market town in the region. Later it became known for its textile mills and particularly for silk production. Today it’s a popular holiday destination with its gorgeous surrounding countryside and quaint town centre. Holiday cottages in Leek are perfect for a family getaway: all rentals are child friendly and, depending on the property, can sleep between 4 and 12 people.

Things to do

-Shopping: As a market town, Leek is a great place for shopping. Instead of malls without character, here tourists will find little speciality shops that will have them browsing for hours. On Wednesdays there is an outdoor market, but if shopping indoors is preferred, visitors can also stock up on goodies for their Leek holiday apartments on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Saturday is also the day for a big outdoor antiques market and, every third Saturday of the month, a market where shoppers will find luxury foods.

-Nature: If a serene sunset sounds perfect, be sure to book holiday accommodation in Leek for the period around the summer solstice: this is when guests might be lucky enough to see the sun disappear behind the horizon twice in one day. Leek is one of just a few known places where such double sunsets are visible.

-Family attractions: About six miles south-east of town lies Blackbrook Zoological Park, a great place to introduce children to the wonders of nature. With more than 200 species, the park hosts the largest selection of birds in the UK and some of the feathered creatures to be spotted here are cranes, pelicans, storks and owls. Kids will love the Humboldt penguins and ostriches. There are also several interesting and exotic mammal species to be seen here, including lemurs, wallabies and meerkats.

-Outdoor pursuits: A holiday cottage in Leek is a wonderful base from which to explore the great outdoors. Leek lies within the Staffordshire Moorlands and near the borders of the Peak District National Park, so hiking, cycling and horse-riding trails are never in short supply. The more adventurous can try rock climbing or caving, or unleash their inner monkey with a trip to Cannock Chase, an unforgettable treetop obstacle course just a little over 30 miles to the north.

-Sporting activities: Rudyard Lake is about four miles north-west of Leek and a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Here, guests can go sailing, rowing or, if they fancy themselves as Top Gear presenters, travel across the lake in an amphibious car. The shores provide great walking and cycling, and the kids will definitely want to take a trip on the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway. Indeed, it's such a lovely place, it's little wonder Rudyard Kipling's parents decided to name him after it!

-Theme parks: No stay in a Leek holiday cottage will be complete without a visit to Alton Towers. Considered the biggest and best theme park in the UK, Alton Towers is only 12 miles to the south-east of Leek. With so many rides there’s more than enough to keep the most demanding holidaymaker happy.

Weather in Leek

Leek has quite a sunny climate for a British town. February sees the most rainy days, with 10 wet days in the month. In July and August, most days are sunny but these are also the months with the highest rainfall, so when it does rain, it rains hard. The area is pleasantly warm in summer, with July maximum averages of 20°C. In winter it is cold, with December maximum temperatures of 5°C.

Travel to Leek

For guests travelling from afar, the nearest airport to Leek is in Manchester, where it’s best to hire a car and drive the 25 miles or so. Another option is to travel by train to Stoke-on-Trent, a little under 12 miles south-west of Leek, and then travel in by bus or car. The M6 motorway also runs to the west of Leek.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Barn #8079810
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #838989
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        • 8 BR
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        House #8153406
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          Cottage #6776813
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            • 1 BA
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            Barn #8222106
              • 4 BR
              • Separate Toilets
              • Sleeps 8
              Cottage #1866531
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #8077286
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #8077284
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Apartment #8080101
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                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #8086318
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #1964510
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #1965186
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Apartment #8080879
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #8080869
                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                (31 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Cottage #6570111
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (34 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Bungalow #1944062
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                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (21 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Cottage #1845548
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                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Cottage #6856539
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                                      Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (21 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #87960
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (27 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #8014339
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                                          Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (15 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8157155
                                            15
                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (48 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1881279
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                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 4 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #8161758
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                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Barn #6534783
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                                                  Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (28 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #1015140
                                                    28
                                                    Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #8077099
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Cottage #6735582
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                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Cottage #6507124
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 11
                                                            Cottage #6507122
                                                            12
                                                            Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (28 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                              Cottage #1860724
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                                                              Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #1873320
                                                                12
                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (51 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                  Cottage #8157397
                                                                  51
                                                                  Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (37 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8170344
                                                                    37
                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (24 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #6550924
                                                                      24
                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        House #471471
                                                                        9
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8138882
                                                                          12
                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (22 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #6745508
                                                                            22
                                                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cottage #8158011
                                                                              8
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                House #8166293
                                                                                19
                                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #8143122
                                                                                  14
                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #6945602
                                                                                    5
                                                                                    Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #6788213
                                                                                      5
                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        House #464102
                                                                                        18
                                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #1635490
                                                                                          9
                                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (54 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Barn #1887803
                                                                                            54
                                                                                            Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Bungalow #6468075
                                                                                              11
                                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (31 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8128098
                                                                                                31
                                                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #6924840
                                                                                                  10
                                                                                                  Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    House #6933124
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #6831282
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wish We Were Here More Often

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Outstanding, clean, well equipped and comfortable property in a fantastic location close to Bakewell. We loved Sadie's Croft as a base and having a dog friendly pub nearby and an enclosed rear garden for our beloved fur baby was ideal for our needs. A real home from home as far as we were concerned and we can't wait to go back soon for a short winter break. Thank you very much Sally.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Great place to stay and explore Derbyshire

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Property was lovely and exactly as described. It was great to be able to bring bikes for the whole family. Plenty of dog-friendly pubs nearby, with good beer and food. We would be very happy to return. John and Venessa were very helpful and if you had any problems (which we didn't), I am very confident that they would have sorted them.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017