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Canal side three bedroomed cottage with large garden

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

Canal side 3 bedroomed cottage with large garden on edge of Peak District

Self catering cottage on the edge of the Peak Disrict featuring a large, south facing garden with canal frontage (gated access) and country parks to front and rear.

There are 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 plus cot(s). All bedrooms feature handmade, wrought iron beds, 2 of them king size and the 3rd a twin with 2 singles.

You will find a well equipped kitchen with adjoining dining/seating area offering views over the garden and large wood burning stove. There is also a cosy sitting room with flat screen TV, Laura Ashley sofas and wood burning stove.

High speed wifi is available throughout.

The house bathroom has bath, electric shower over, WC, sink and bidet. There is an additional WC on the ground floor.

Outside there is a paved area with excellent quality garden furniture and BBQ.

Two pubs are within an easy 10 minute walk (1 canal side) and if you want to keep walking then the house is located on the 'Staffordshire Way' with lovely walks right from the doorstep.

The antiques and amenities of Leek are a 5 minute drive away

More Details

Emma / Nick Bettany
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Leek in Staffordshire Moorlands District

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Canal side three bedroomed cottage with large garden
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and some friends rented Sunnycroft recently and I just wanted to write a quick blurb saying how pleased we were with the house. Great location, very welcoming, lots of room for the 4 of us. If we decide to do a repeat next year, this is our #1 choice in the Leek area!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased that you all enjoyed the stay - hope to see you again Nick & Em
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A lovely home in an excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Sunnycroft is a lovely home. Everything is there that we needed. Superb walks from the door, a pub ten minutes walk, big supermarket ten minutes drive. Quiet neighbourhood with very little traffic on the roads. The owners were very helpful and friendly and have a very good knowledge of the local area and it's attractions.

I would definitely recommend the house to friends and relations and I look forward to a return stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday at best location ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Emma and Nick, My children and I loved staying at your wonderful cottage. The house and garden were very spacious, clean and most of all: felt like home. We've played many games of badminton in the garden. Loved waking up to the sound of birds. The kitchen was very well equiped, everything you could possibly need was there. The beds were very comfortable. The children enjoyed two fantastic days at Alton Towers and I loved shopping at Trentham gardens. I recommend this cottage to everybody. Kind Regards, Suus

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Suus, thanks for taking the time to post a review and really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your week. Maybe dad could join you if you come again !!! Kind Regards. Nick & Em
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Lovely house with great walking nearby

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Sunnycroft in May 2013 and it was ideal for our group of five adults. The house is stylish and comfortable and is in immaculate condition. The kitchen has everything you could want and we enjoyed family meals round the large sturdy dining table. May was quite warm though the nights were nippy and we found the heating very effective, but it was nice to have the option of lighting a wood burner once or twice. Nick was really helpful and showed us how everything worked and gave us great tips on where to walk.

The house is very quiet with a patio that is great for sitting out and looking down the garden to the boats gently going by on the canal. The great thing about this house is how well placed it is for local walks straight out of the door. We explored several miles of quietly active local canals, including a walk into Leek and we completed the circuits by walking through the country parks back to the house. It is also easy to drive to the more dramatic scenery of the Peak District for a more strenuous walk and we had a relaxing walk round the nearby Rudyard Lake.

This is one of the best houses we have stayed in for quite a while and we’d love to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review and we're very pleased that you enjoyed your week at Sunnycroft. We too love the local walking and also find the canals great for cycling. Hope to see you again Regards Nick & Em
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Great Location for a Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. It is clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need. It was so relaxing just to sit in the beautiful garden and watch the rabbits at play. The tranquil canal side walks with flower filled woodlands and glimpses of the local wild life were something to look forward to each evening.

The location is excellent close to the bustling little market town of Leek and the impressive Roaches Ridge - a magnet for climbers and walkers. Cycling the lovely Manifold Valley is a treat not to be missed (bicycles available for hire).

The owners Nick and Emma were very friendly and helpful and gave us lots of useful information on the local area, walks, places to visit etc.

Overall we had a great holiday here - we would not hesitate to book this lovely cottage again and will be recommending to friends and family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard, Really pleased that you and your family enjoyed your week and thanks for taking the time to write the review. Hope to perhaps see you again in the future Regards Em & Nick
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Absolutely stunning property

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a short stay at 'Sunnycroft' and I have to say it is the nicest self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. The house is presented in immaculate condition and has everything you could want or need as well as being spotlessly clean! It is in a peaceful and picturesque location and the views out to the garden and canal at the bottom were beautiful and it was lovely to see wild rabbits and a resident pheasant roaming the grounds. We were a party of two adults and three children including two teenagers who are particularly hard to please but they loved staying in this property. We booked this cottage specifically for Alton Towers as it was only a 20-25 minute drive. We had an amazing time there too and would definitely return again. The owners are really helpful. I agree with some of the comments in the guest book that this does not feel like a holiday home but more like staying in someones house, we could not fault it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M6 J15
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Our self catering cottage is in a stunning location with the 'Staffordshire Way' walking trail literally at the back door, country parks to front and rear and canal frontage at the bottom of a large, south facing, garden overlooking woods and hills.

Enjoy the tranquillity of the Churnet Valley whilst only 5 minutes drive from the antiques and amenities of Leek.

2 Pubs are within an easy 10 minute walk (1 canal side).

Alton Towers, the UK's largest theme park is only a 20 minute drive as is the rich industrial heritage of the Potteries where you can take factory tours of Moorcroft, Wedgewood and Emma Bridgewater to name a few.

The stunning grit stone ridge of The Roaches is only 10 minutes away and to the east the more intimate limestone of the Manifold Valley and Dovedale are accessible in 25 min.

Chatsworth House is a scenic 45 minute drive over the peaks.

Golf: 3 Courses within 5 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Leek, Heart of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer half term
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer peak
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Information.

Prices are inclusive of heating,water and electricity, linen, towels and all cleaning and laundry products. Travel cot and,high chair if requested. We provide 2 bath and 2 hand towels per adult guest.

Arrival is usually from 3pm on the day of arrival and you must vacate by 10am on day of departure.

Credit/debit card details and a deposit of 25% are required at th

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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