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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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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.


Amazing Property, Location and Holiday
The property is an Victorian Boathouse it is located on an amazing scenic lake. Every Window from the property has a view of the lake. The boathouse itself is in very good condition, the kitchen is well equipped with a large electric oven and hob, dishwasher and a great island which helps especially when catering for 6 adults and 2 children. Everything you would need to prepare meals is there and there is a great butcher in Leek town centre and Sainsbury's is a 5 minute drive). The bedrooms (4 bedrooms) are very well maintained, very clean as well as the bedding. Games room although does not have windows is very well lit with a pool table and dartboard provided. Living room is very well equipped with seating and even Sky TV, as well as excellent free Wi-Fi that can be picked up all around the property. We loved sitting on balcony in the mornings drinking tea and just enjoying the view. There are lovely maintained gardens that give you privacy from the road but unobstructed view of the lake. The view from the lake is even better and the owner even leaves two Kayaks a rowing boat and enough life jackets for the Titanic for your use. The whole family had fun on these including the grandparents. Needed to contact the owner a few times (silly little things where were the spare light bulbs and what direction was the pub that you could walk too), His communication was excellent replied promptly and answered our silly little questions, for me this gives me great peace of mind when the owner is only a phone call away. We will definitely be booking for next year.

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



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds


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 included in rent
Bed linen and towels included 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 £

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

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Forest Chapel - 8.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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

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