This unique boathouse is on the shores of Rudyard Lake and sleeps eight people in four bedrooms.
Horton Lodge Boathouse is a detached boathouse on the shores of Rudyard Lake. The cottage has three first floor doubles, a first floor bathroom, a ground floor cloakroom, kitchen, dining room and sitting room, and a basement games room with pool table plus master double with Sky TV. Most rooms have views of the lake, and there is a balcony with furniture which overhangs the water. Outside is off road parking for four cars, and terraced gardens with different areas including a lakeside patio and two 'beach' areas from where boats can be launched or fishing enjoyed. Horton Lodge Boathouse makes an ideal base for Leek, Matlock, Alton Towers, the Peak District National Park and the Staffordshire countryside.
Amenities: LPG central heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview (one with Sky+), DVD, CD/DAB radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 4 cars. Terraced garden with furniture, BBQ and small private seasonal beach with rowing boat on request. Three well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: Babes-in-arms and children over 8 only accepted at this property. Note: Approx 40 steps to access property, not suitable for less mobile. Note: Two kayaks available at own risk.
Region: The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.
Town: Set in a lovely countryside location the charming village of Rudyard boasts an interesting claim to fame. Alice Macdonald and her fiancÃ© Lockwood Kipling met on the shores of the nearby lake and so decided to name their first-born son after the place. Rudyard Kipling, born in 1865 went on to become a world renowned poet,novelist and short story writer. As well as this fateful lake, the Staffordshire village boasts excellent picnic spots, boating, walking and fishing opportunities as well as the steam railway. The thriving town of Leek is nearby and offers a variety of good pubs and restaurants as well as many antique shops. The beautiful Manifold Valley offers further walking opportunities with the "Manifold Trail" â an excellent route through superb scenery for walkers and cyclists.