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Water's Edge Boathouse - Rudyard Lake, Leek, Staffordshire

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Water's Edge Boathouse on Rudyard Lake
Water's Edge Boathouse - Jetty perfect for fishing Water's Edge Boathouse - Three bedroom holiday cottage
Water's Edge Boathouse - Views over Rudyard Lake Water's Edge Boathouse - Beautiful views from the balcony
Water's Edge Boathouse - Decked area with outdoor games Water's Edge Boathouse - Private hot tub
Water's Edge Boathouse - Open plan living and dining area
Water's Edge Boathouse - Lovely open plan living room with Jotul wood burning stove Water's Edge Boathouse - Fully equipped kitchen
Water's Edge Boathouse - Double bedroom with doors to decking Water's Edge Boathouse - Kitchen with window through to the living area
Water's Edge Boathouse - Double bedroom with doors to decking Water's Edge Boathouse - Family bathroom
Water's Edge Boathouse - Triple/bunk bed room
Water's Edge Boathouse - Perfect for families and couples
  • Superb 3 bedroom cabin with hot tub
  • Great views overlooking Rudyard Lake
  • Lovely open plan living room with Jotul wood burning stove
  • Large dining room area with great lake views
  • Canoes & rowing boats available by arrangement
  • Lovely large balcony over the water with bar and seating area
  • 2 x double rooms & 1 triple room
  • Games area on decking with snooker/pool table & darts
  • Perfect for families and couples
  • Wonderful cycling & walking trails
  • 1 small dog accepted (max. 1) - £55/week & £35/short break
  • Priced for 6 people
  • 10% increase for 7th person, child only (to be accommodated in Triple room)
  • 10% discount available for couples (discount cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions)
  • WIFI available
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Property Overview
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Waters Edge Boathouse is an attractive cabin with hot tub right on the banks of the peaceful and picturesque Rudyard Lake, near Leek. Nestled within the Staffordshire Moorlands and surrounded by woodland, the two and a half mile long lake made such an impression on Rudyard Kipling's parents that when their son was born, they named him after it! The interior of this property has a contemporary Scandinavian feel with exposed wooden beams and a log burner in the open plan living and dining area.  The kitchen is well-equipped and the covered decking has a gas BBQ, a bar and a games area making it ideal for socialising. Two of the bedrooms open out onto a large balcony overlooking the lake.

Waters Edge Boathouse is ideal for both relaxation and outdoor activities. In addition to the bubbling hot tub, the property comes with a number of boats (and life jackets) so you can get out and enjoy the water. You could even paddle along to the cafe or have a drink at the Hotel Rudyard.  There is also a very reasonable seven day a week carvery restaurant within the hotel, which is great for when you don't fancy cooking! Walkers, runners and cyclists will love the five and a half mile tree-lined path around the lake.  Fishing is also popular here and angling clubs often hold matches at Rudyard. Please see the separate 'Fishing' section on the right of this page.  

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful property, there are plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area. Alton Towers is only 15 minutes away and the stunning Peak District is also close by. Please see the "Local Area & Highlights" section for more information. This beautiful and well-appointed cabin really does offer something for everyone, not just groups of family and friends. With 10% off for couples, Waters Edge Boathouse also makes an ideal choice for honeymoons or romantic getaways.

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Guests staying at Waters Edge Boathouse can fish either from the rowing boat or the jetty and the lake is open all year round.  There are pike, perch, carp, bream and tench, and fishing is from dawn to dusk (no night fishing allowed).

Property Facilities

Local Area & Highlights
  • Master double bedroom with lake views with walk in wardrobe & TV / DVD
  • 1 x double bedroom with lake views, door onto balcony with TV / DVD
  • 1 x triple room i.e. bunk bed with double bed under and single over, (ideal for 2 adults & 1 child or 3 children) with TV / DVD
  • Family bathroom with shower over jacuzzi bath & WC
  • Separate WC / Washroom
  • Large open plan living room and dining area with lake views
  • L shaped sofa
  • Jotel Log Burner - Logs available at £6 per bag
  • Dining table seating up to 8
  • Breakfast bar with seating for 2
  • Sky TV/DVD player (surround sound) - lounge only
  • CD player
  • Full equipped kitchen
  • Cooker / Fridge-freezer / Microwave oven / Dishwasher
  • Washing machine / Dryer
  • Balcony overlooking lake accessed from bedrooms & lounge
  • Well secured deck/garden for young children but please be aware
  • 2 x hot tubs built into decking area (extra charge for wood burning hot tub if required)
  • Hot tub already heated for arrival upon request
  • Large verandah decking area overlooking lake with BBQ (gas provided) & bar area
  • Outside pool table & darts board on Verandah (covered)
  • Jetty for mooring boats
  • Boats available to enjoy lake FOC - life jackets provided
  • 'Pod' - relaxing contemporary outside Pod styled chair - wired for sound and iPod compatible
  • LPG central heating - Electricity & heating included in price
  • Cots & highchairs available
  • Parking for up to 3 cars
  • Bed Linen, continental quilt duvets & hand towels provided
  • Beds all made up upon arrival
  • Please bring bath towels
  • Sorry no smoking
  • WIFI available
  • 10% discount available for couples
  • 1 small dog accepted (max. 1) - £55/week & £35/short break
  • Pets are not allowed on beds or chairs. Please bring dog beds or cage. Your dog must not be left unattended at any time in the holiday accommodation
  • 3 miles from Leek
  • 15  miles from Buxton
  • 40 miles from Manchester
  • 1 hour from Chester
  • Wedgwood - Fine china and pottery company based in Stoke-on-Trent, approx. 17 miles. There is a museum and factory tour, also a pottery studio which holds workshops for all ages & and they also host afternoon tea using all of the fine china made from the factory
  • Monkey Park - Woodland and meadows with 140 monkeys living in freedom, (35 mins)
  • Cheddleton Steam Railway - Picturesque heritage Steam Railway that runs through Staffordshire's Little Switzerland, the Churnet Valley
  • Blue John Cavern - Steeped in history and old mining equipment is on view inside the cavern. Guided tours are conducted through the cave system
  • Go Ape - Buxton
  • Alton Towers - 15 miles
  • Uttoxeter Racecourse
  • Chatsworth House - Visit the garden, farmyard & adventure playground, gift shops and restaurants
  • Carsington Water offers canoeing, fishing, windsurfing and sailing and of course there are many other facilities to enjoy including cycling, rambling, fishing, horse riding and golf
  • The Peak District - Breath-taking views and fantastic opportunities for pastimes such as cycling, walking and wildlife watching
  • Royal Crown Derby Factory - Experience a Royal Crown Derby factory tour and see how each item of the unique English Fine Bone China is made
  • The Heights of Abraham - Country park and famous show caverns set in 60 acres of woodland and reached by cable car over deep limestone gorge in the Peak District
  • Ferrers Centre of Arts and Crafts - 6 craft workshops within a magnificent Georgian courtyard
  • Heage Windmill - Grade II* listed building, is the only working six-sailed stone tower windmill in England
  • Blackbrook Zoological Park
  • Shugborough - National Trust, Georgian mansion house and walled garden
  • Biddulph Grange Gardens - National Trust, Landscaped Victorian garden, located near Stoke-on-Trent
  • Little Moreton Hall - National Trust, Iconic Tudor manor house, moat and manicured knot garden.
Local Facilities

Options & Additional Information

  • Short walk to pub (15 min's walk) or via boat
  • Shop / Cafe open weekends only Oct - Mar, open 7 days Apr - Sep
  • Walk, run, or cycle around the lake
  • The cafe is at the dam end along with the Rudyard Hotel
  • Boat launching from the slipway at the damhead. There is a small launch fee per boat, size dependent
  • Canoeing: Day tickets are available per canoe. There are also group discounts.
  • Boat hire: Rowing boats (ex Regents Park Lake in London) can be hired mainly during the summer months at a cost of £5 an hour. They carry up to four people and buoyancy aids are available.
  • Trip boat: The trip boat 'Honey' is available from Easter to the end of October, mainly at weekends, although private bookings are available at other times. The boat is owned and operated by trained volunteers of the League of Friends. It can carry up to 12 passengers. Cruises are usually combined with an informative narration about the lake's history and wildlife. The cost is £3 for adults and £2 for children
  • Canoes, rowing boats & double kayaks available - used at own risk, safety lesson & life jackets provided
  • 20% deposit with the balance due 8 weeks beforehand
  • £100 refundable security deposit required for each booking
  • Arrival from 4.00pm & 10.00am departure
  • Bed Linen, continental quilt duvets & hand towels provided
  • Beds all made up upon arrival
  • Please bring bath towels
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Electricity & heating included in price
  • Use of Electric Hot Tub included in holiday price
  • Second log fired traditional hot tub available upon request - (£85/ SB & £150/week)
  • 1 small dog accepted (max. 1) - £55/week & £35/short break
  • Pets are not allowed on beds or chairs. Please bring dog beds or cage. Your dog must not be left unattended at any time in the holiday accommodation
  • 10% discount available for couples
  • 5% discount on fortnight bookings
  • Unsuitable for the infirm, steps down to the property
  • Booking Terms: Click here to view full booking and hire conditions

For further information please contact Waterside Breaks on 01252 339020