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.
Short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year.
Nearest pub - Upper Hulme 0.75 miles. Nearest village shop - Leek 4 miles. Nearest supermarket - Leek 4 miles.
"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
"A peaceful retreat."
Written by Imber family, Berkhamstead, Herts, 26th May 2015
"Lovely relaxing weeks break in a lovely cosy cottage. lots of places of interest nearby. Weather not the best but a wonderful log fire on the last night. Thank you."
Written by Elaine an martin Burdell, Peterfield Hampshire, 23rd May 2015
"Thank you Steve for a wonderful 5 day break in your beautiful cosy cottage. Amazing scenery - we will be back."
Written by Valerie and Peter Pursell, Rayne, Essex, 19th April 2015
"We had a wonderful New Year break at this lovely cosy cottage. The views are stunning and it looked magical in the snow. We visited Bakewell and Hartington and had a lovely walk down through the fields to Tittesworth Reservoir and The Three Horseshoes and The Ye Old Rock Inn pubs. We will miss the log fire !"
Written by Lee and Laura, West Yorkshire., 30th December 2014
"Fantastic week, wonderful weather. Brilliant walking area. The cottage was perfect, so cosy, with amazing views. Thank you !"
Written by Andrew and Bernadette, Rochdale, 25th October 2014
"Peaceful, calming, restful ,wonderful.Thank you !"
Written by Linda and Tony, Norfolk, 10th September 2014
"Comfy cottage with super views. enjoyed exploring the local towns, particularly Leek. Can recommend the "Lazy Trout" Meerbrooke for tasty home cooked food."
Written by Jayne and David, Newark, 23rd August 2014
"Have had a lovely break. Cottage is really lovely in an amazing location. Our little girl wants to stay."
Written by Goss family, Leeds, 16th August 2014
"What a lovely place. We really enjoyed our week despite the changeable weather. We did really good walks with stunning views. Thank you Steven for your hospitality. Can't wait to come back."
Written by Christel and Ehkehard, Germany, 09th August 2014
"What an amazing rural retreat, so tranquil with such fantastic views. Well equipped comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings. Weather really hot, glad of the breeze."
Written by Steve, Kent., 16th July 2014
"Lovely get away from it all. Just what we needed. Weather great. The views are wonderful. Will recommend. Hope to be back. Many thanks Steve."
Written by Jan and Les, Luton, 14th June 2014
"Great to be back again so soon, this time with our daughter. This time explored The Roaches by foot. The views are fantastic, as was the weather - beautiful sunny days. Would recommend exploring Buxton on the train - the commentary was fascinating. Very friendly welcome at the "Winking Man" pub - very good value for money. Thanks Steve for a great week in this lovely cottage !"
Written by Simon, Kate and Abi, Peterborough, 13th April 2014