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Peak District Self Catering cottage, 9 Overton Bank, Leek, sleeps 5

Areas: Peak District

9 Overton Bank
ST13 5ES

9 Overton Bank, Leek, Staffordshire

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £310.00

This 18th Century terraced cottage is in the centre of the market town of Leek has two bedrooms and sleeps four people

9 Overton Bank is a Grade II listed, 18th Century terraced cottage in the centre of the market town of Leek in Staffordshire. The cottage has two bedrooms (one double and one with bunk beds) and a family bathroom, making it ideal for a family of four. It also boasts a fitted kitchen and a comfortable sitting room.

Outside the cottage is a sunny rear courtyard with a seating area and a BBQ. This cottage is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park and is also just a 15 minute drive from the world renowned theme park of Alton Towers, making this the perfect holiday home for anyone wishing to visit this part of the country.


Awful, run down and unclean
Furnished like a bed sit. Everything was dirty, even an old sock was down the side of the bed. Switches were sticky, back gate does not close so doesn't feel very safe either. My daughters socks were filthy within a few seconds of removing her shoes. Apparently their cleaner let them down but that was clearly a lie as it was clearly not cleaned properly for a long time. We booked through sykes having used them several times before and not having any problems with any of the other properties.

-The shower is either hot or cold (which is handheld over the bath as advertised). The feed through the pipe does not allow the cold to mix with the hot which makes it pretty unusable. The bathroom was dirty. -The carpet was dirty and stained and smelt awful. We tried to vacuum when we arrived , the hoover smells really unpleasant and left a cheesy, vomit type smell throughout the property. -There were smears and fingerprints over the furniture -Saucepans in the kitchen cupboards were dirty and filled with water -there were no oven trays -there were no oven gloves -The beds are rickety as is the stair wall (balustrade), my son fall against it and it almost collapsed. -The garden is so overgrown that you can cannot get down the path without getting scratched -The bbq is tiny and is approx 6 inches off the ground. You can?t cook more than a couple of sausages on it and would need to crouch down on the floor while doing so. -almost all the lamp bulbs were not working. There were no appropriate spares. -There was loud live music friday, saturday, sunday afternoon and evening (from around 1pm until late) from the pub opposite. Our children could not sleep and we could not have a conversation without shouting, (we accept this is outside of the owners control but is apparently a common occurrence). -only 4 tiny bath towels were provided for 5 guests, the towels don't even wrap around our 4 year olds bodies -windows are filthy and don't look they have been cleaned for a very long time. -could not locate an outside rubbish bin and as we have a child in nappies it meant we had to leave bin bags in the garden.

Disgruntled guests
Visited this cottage weekend of the 16th September 2017. It is in a great location.We found it not as described on the adverts, dirty bathroom, dust on window sills and lampshades.The cottage felt generally stuffy. The rail by the staircase was very wobbly, compromising health and safety for guests especially kids.

A wonderful warm and cosy cottage. We had a very warm welcome and everything was very clean an tidy.
Mr Pickford

Delightful cottage close to all amenities
We really enjoyed our stay at Overton Bank. It's a delightful cottage suitable for a family. Clearly it is a small property but that is part of its charm and it has been cleverly fitted out to make maximum use of the space. Five of us stayed here (two adults, one teenager and two younger children) but the size of the cottage certainly wasn't an issue and we all loved the experience of staying in such an old and interesting cottage. Car parking was no problem and we were always able to park close to the cottage. It was very nice being able to walk everywhere and not having to use the car. We would definitely stay here again and are hoping to do so next year.
Paul B



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds

Bunk Beds


Gas central heating
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), 2 x TV/DVD, WIFI, selection of books and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels provided
Car parking to front of property or in the pay and display public car park next to property at £1
50 per day
Sunny rear courtyard with seating area
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shops and pubs 1 minute walk
Note: Check-in time 5pm
Note: This property is being deep cleaned and undergoing refurbishment
Please note: For bookings made after the the 20
20 there is a £100 bond on this property

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

Biddulph Grange Garden - 5.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Congleton Museum - 8.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Astbury, St Mary's Church - 9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Casterne Hall - 9.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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

Little Moreton Hall - 9.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Forest Chapel - 9.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gawsworth Hall - 9.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Ilam Park and Hall - 9.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gawsworth, St James Church - 10 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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