Staffordshire Self Catering cottage, Horton Lodge Boathouse, Rudyard Lake, sleeps 8

Horton Lodge Boathouse
Rudyard Lake

Horton Lodge Boathouse, Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £909.00 - 1984.00

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.


Unique house, dirty kitchen
The positives - good location, some lovely unique features, cosy lounge with fab outlook, shabby yet comfy sofas, nice big fireplace (shame about the layer of dust), clean bedding The negatives - desperately needs a thorough clean especially in the kitchen. There was a large bin that was filthy inside and out that we moved to an unused room along with the flies that were in it. Some of the crockery and cutlery needed a good wash, all the work surfaces were sticky, the drawers had crumbs in them, the fridge froze everything initially and when temperature was altered kept it lukewarm at best, the freezer drawers were frozen stuck, the windows were filthy, the list is pretty much endless. There were cobwebs in most rooms. The carpet had holes in places. Dusty surfaces throughout the downstairs. The only shower is over the only bath and the head would only face the wall so relieved there wasn't a full house of us staying for a week as had to resort to washing in the bathroom sink. We wanted dog friendly so didn't expect it to be brand new and spotless but for the price we paid I don't think clean is an unreasonable expectation.
Jane C

Horton Lodge Boathouse is a fantastic looking building in a glorious location. It was great to be able to get straight onto the lake from the garden, and to be able to sit and look at the lake from almost all the rooms.
Ms Fisher

Not a good place to rent
Booked this lovely sounding place for a week, left after five days, wife couldn't stand it nay more, dirty, in need of work to bring up to standard, reeked of wet dogs, carpets dirty, kitchen even worse, lovely garden as shown for property overgrown and run down. Reality compared to the pictures you see when booking do not match. Sorry, nice house in lovely area with great potential. Lots of issues and have raised formal complaint
Terry B

The setting is spectacular and the house is comfortable enough to afford appreciation of this.
Mr Williams

We particularly liked the peace and quiet at Horton Lodge Boathouse. Being able to walk around Rudyard Lake was a plus and as such we had lovely stroll around the lake.
Mrs Thomas

Services / Facilities:

LPG central heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs (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. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Bike storage. Terraced garden with furniture, BBQ and small private beach with rowing boat and Canadian canoe. 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: This owner requires a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 4

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Rudyard Lake area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Biddulph Grange Garden - 3.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Congleton Museum - 6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Astbury, St Mary's Church - 6.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Little Moreton Hall - 7.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Gawsworth Hall - 7.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Gawsworth, St James Church - 7.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rode Hall - 8.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Marton, St James and St Paul's Church - 8.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Forest Chapel - 8.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wedgwood Museum & Visitor Centre - 9.2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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