Find out everything you need about Watersview Lodge in Rudyard, Leek, Peak District and whether this holiday rental is right for you.
This stylish wood cabin sits in a private site on the edge of the Peak District National Park, just right for an exhilarating holiday in the heart of England with family, friends and a couple of polite pooches.
Its high hillside position next to beautiful woodland makes it a perfect place to enjoy peace, quiet and the freshest of air, all of which feel even better outside on the covered decking, having an alfresco meal or drinks, and maybe a dip in your own private hot tub.
Visit the nearby lake and reservoir, take a trip to the zoo, and enjoy the National Park’s attractions, not forgetting the lovely town of Leek and the bustling, historic local hub of Stafford.
All ground floor, sleeping six in three bedrooms, one king-size double with en-suite shower room, walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC, another king-size double room and one bunk room with adult-sized bunk beds. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Stylishly furnished, wood-panelled open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with two comfy sofas and flat-screen tv, and six-seater dining suite to enjoy home-cooked meals or takeaways.
Patio doors open onto raised, enclosed decking, with another dining set for alfresco meals or drinks, plus a discreetly sheltered hot tub with trees behind to avoid prying eyes and really relax.
The lodge is one of several on a slope to the south end of Rudyard Lake, is surrounded by trees and has excellent access to the waterside and waterborne activities. Take a stroll downhill to the lakeside with the dogs, let them sniff to their hearts’ content, and join them on a walk around the lake.
Those with a maritime interest will want to visit the sailing club and hire a boat, while there are 142 marked fishing spots on the east side of the lake. To the east is Tittesworth Reservoir, which has a water sports centre with kayaks if that’s your taste.
Take a short drive into Leek, enjoy the cobbled streets and marketplace while culture lovers take in the town’s William Morris inspired architecture. This is also an excellent place to enjoy and stock up on local food and drink, as well as investing in some fine silk products, for which the town was once world-famous.
The regional capital of Stoke on Trent lies just to the southwest, where you can enjoy everything you need from a modern metropolis. At the same time, a twenty-minute drive westwards takes you to Alton Towers, which should keep everyone happy.
Enjoy the moorland around Leek, and head eastwards into the Peak District National Park, with its dramatic limestone crags and waterfalls. Thor’s Cave, a natural feature with thousands of years of human settlement, is a great place to start, while the family zoo of Peak Wildlife Park lies just outside the national park and is sure to please people of all ages.
This lovely lakeside lodge is perfectly equipped and located for a family getaway or a group of friends who would appreciate flexible sleeping arrangements. With adult size bunk beds, there is no need for three couples to use it, while older kids will also appreciate this and the twin room if that helps. Meanwhile, the dogs will be happy indoors and out, from the lawned garden, wooded hillside and raised decking where they can hassle you for a bite to eat.
Enjoy the tranquillity and sports available on your doorstep at Rudyard Lake, especially if there are anglers in your party. More energetic water users can head straight for Tittesworth Reservoir to get some kayaking in, while the dogs will just love the waterside whatever happens.
Don’t miss Leek, the Queen of the Moorlands, to enjoy some local history and partake of the area’s superb local goods, food and drink. Nature lovers and those looking for a healthy holiday could not do better than the Peak District National Park, which is just on the doorstep.
Alton Towers is nearby to offer man-made thrills and spills, so everybody will come home happy at night, ready to sit out on the enclosed decking and maybe enjoy a soothing hot tub before bed.