Roaches Cottage is a superb little cottage in an absolutely incredible location under the dramatic 'Roaches' stone edge with stunning views in all directions. The uniqueness of the setting is only matched by the cottage's lovely interior where quality decoration and furnishings complement lots of traditional features like the beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls, stone flagged floor, Belfast sink and glowing log burning stove.
As you sit on the cottage patio and marvel at the views down the valley it's hard to imagine that Leek with its splendid Victorian buildings, cobbled streets and mill shops is only a few miles away. Just a little further will take you to super towns and villages like Bakewell, Buxton and Hartington. You are also ideally placed to visit the world famous Wedgewood, Spode and Royal Doulton potteries.
For even more exiting days out how about Tittesworth's lake and nature trails, a barge trip along the Caldon Canal, a steam train ride from Cheddleton or visits to all the nearby National Trust houses and halls. If I then mention the scrumptious meals in the nearby Rock Inn or Lazy Trout pubs you will appreciate that I am describing a pretty fantastic holiday cottage and location.
A lovely open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area with beamed ceiling, stone flagged floor and glowing log burning stove. The lounge has comfortable furniture gathered around the stove together with a flat screen T.V., DVD and Freeview. The dining area has a pine table, chairs and dresser. The kitchen has quality fitted units, Belfast sink, cooker, microwave, fridge and automatic washer. An attractive double bedroom with stripped wood floor, traditional cast iron bed and super patchwork quilt. A similar single bedroom with pine furniture. A shower room with shower and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of logs for the stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a lovely cottage garden, looking out across the valley, with furniture. Ample parking is available together with storage for bikes. A small pet is allowed by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Upper Hulme 1.6 miles. Nearest village shop - Leek 4 miles. Nearest supermarket - Leek 4 miles.
"The cottage was lovely. It was clean, well equipped and in a beautiful location. The track down to the cottage is quite difficult especially at night. I know the area well as I grew up there and would suggest that other holidaymakers will enjoy the spectacular scenery and beautiful walks. The Roaches are very close and Tittersworth Reservoir is also lovely. The nearby tea shop is excellent."
Written by Alison, 26th July 2019
"Unbelievable location and stunning views that I could look at all day. The Roaches are amazing for walks and near to many other great parks and walks. Stephen was friendly and welcoming and the cottage was a great size with plenty of character. Will recommend."
Written by David and Lauren, 21st April 2019
"Such a lovely, cosy cottage in a fantastic location. We,ve really enjoyed our stay and the weather has been great too, with sunshine every day ! Amazing walks on The Roaches (followed by cream tea in Roaches tea rooms ! ) Vistied Tittesworth Reservoir, Thors Cave and Treak Cliff Cavern too. Really good food at The Lazy Trout pub. Thank you Stephen for your warm welcome, advice and kindness. We can't wait to come back and stay again !"
Written by Rachel, Jim and Isaac, 19th April 2019
"Fantastic little cottage. Steve and Jill were great hosts. Their recommendations of Luds Church and The Lazy Trout were perfect."
Written by Jack, Kath and Mabel, 08th April 2019
"What a lovely place to enjoy New Year ! Steve was very friendly and welcoming. We all enjoyed the walks - especially our dog."
Written by The Cranfords, 02nd January 2019
"Cosy cottage in a stunning location. Amazing walks on The Roaches. Buxton Opera worth checking out-great show last night !"
Written by Gemma and James, 26th November 2018
"We had to cut our week short but loved the cottage a lot of thought has went into the design would recommend this cottage."
Written by John, 05th October 2018
"A lovely clean, cosy cottage with great views. Weather has been perfect."
Written by Jackie and Owen, 29th September 2018
"An amazing place to stay ! Thank you !! Fabulous views, comfortable beds, complete rest. Brilliant. Definitely need to revisit."
Written by Linda, Jim and Mutley, 01st September 2018
"Fabulous cottage in a breathtaking location; the Roaches are literally on the doorstep. We had a week of peace and quiet, stunning scenery and a very welcoming cottage all rolled into one. Although the cottage could be classed as small, it contained everything needed for a getaway in the countryside. Very cosy and comfortable. My furry pal loved all of the walks and slept like a log every evening. Definitely recommended. Would love to return in the non too distant future."
Written by Linda, 01st September 2018
"Fantastic accommodation and wonderful welcome from proprietors. Lovely area: beautiful scenery and lots to do and see."
Written by Chris, 01st September 2018
"We had a sunny and very nice holiday! At our arrival we were surprised about the astonishing view and place. The best we have ever had!"
Written by Helma, 14th July 2018
"My partner and I stayed at Roaches Cottage, Upper Hulme, for 4 nights over the scorching May Bank Holiday. We would just like to say how much we enjoyed our break. The cottage was lovely and what a superb location. It was so warm we had breakfast in the garden every day. A first for us in the UK in 40 years! The owners were really friendly and helpful. We will certainly visit again. Many thanks."
Written by Patricia, 09th May 2018
"Thank you, really enjoyed our stay. Weather lovely. Thanks for the Valentine's treat."
Written by Frankie, John, Owen and dogs, Kings Lynn, 16th February 2016
"Arrived to Xmas decorations, mince pies and champagne to see in the New Year. What a wonderful cottage. Weather was great, walks amazing and we really didn't want to go home. Especially the dog. We will definitely be back. What a great place to celebrate the New Year. Thank you"
Written by Sally, Kevin and Monkey Moo the dog, Redditch, 02nd January 2016
"Lovely cottage, fantastic views and great as a base to explore. Good food at the Winking man and Ye Old Rock."
Written by Sue, Alan and Daisy Phillips, Cambridgeshire, 01st September 2015
"Wonderful little cottage with breath taking views. A great escape from the hustle and bustle."
Written by Nigel and Karen, Durham, 28th August 2015
"Cosy, clean cottage. Great location."
Written by Hazel and Peter, Lincolnshire, 15th August 2015
"What an amazing place to spend our honeymoon. Beautiful cottage, perfect tranquillity."
Written by Mark and Rachael Rodgers, Newark, 15th July 2015
"Lovely cottage with great views. Enjoyed walking over the Roaches."
Written by Paul and Jon Caffery, Settle N. Yorks, 19th June 2015