Willow Cottage Leek, Staffordshire

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From: €439 weekly Guests 3 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Parking
  • Rural location

Property Description

Holiday home
Willow Cottage is a detached single storey property next to the owners' home in a rural setting near Upper Hulme, less than five miles from Leek. The cottage has a king-size double bedroom, a single bedroom, a shower room and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside is off road parking for three cars, and a front patio with furniture. Willow Cottage makes a wonderful base for enjoying walks from the door, as a peaceful romantic retreat or as a base for exploring the area, including Buxton, Alton Towers and more.

Accomodation Details
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x compact single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

The small village of Upper Hulme is situated on the foot of The Roaches; a popular walking area four miles from the market town of Leek. Upper Hulme is close from Tittesworth Reservoir and its many water based activities and visitor's centre. The village has a public house that sells delicious home cooked food and also a tea room. Buxton is 12 miles away and has a variety of shops and eateries. Alton Towers theme park is a short drive away and offers year round activities, while keen cyclists can follow the High Peak Cycle Trail. This area offers a wide range of attractions and activities and makes a great holiday base.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot. Off road parking for 1 cars. Front patio with furniture and private hot tub. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub and tea shop 1 mile. Note: Property is accessed via a 500-yard track, care to be taken. Note: Cottage accessed via 5 steps up to patio. Note: Hot tub is only suitable for children aged 10 years or over and they must be supervised. Note : Hot tub is to only be used between hours of 10am and 10pm. Please note - this property has a good housekeeping deposit of £200. Please note: due to the rural location of the property, the WiFi can sometimes be effected. Note: Property does not accept bookings beginning on Christmas Day, Boxing day or New Years day. Please note: When booking this property please contact Sykes Cottages, to confirm availability,

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Parking
  • Rural location

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Self-Catering Reviews

Steven H
September 2020
Me and my girlfriend got back last night from our weekend break at Willow Cottage. We both had a very good time. We were slightly apprehensive before visiting after reading some negative reviews but we needn't have worried because we personally had no problems at all. The cottage is in a superb setting and is very nicely decorated and furnished inside. On arrival I contacted Lorna (The owner) by phone to ask if we could use the hot tub. Despite her being at work she was still happy to talk me through how to remove the lid and operate it which was great. During our stay we used the tub several times and it was absolutely wonderful. We had booked to stay Saturday and Sunday night but sadly due to work we had to check out early which was a shame. I asked Lorna if it was ok to check out on Sunday Night instead of Monday morning and she was absolutely fine with this. In summary we really enjoyed our time at Willow Cottage and would definitely recommend it to people. Only negative I can think of would be the driveway leading from the road to the cottage. As mentioned in many reviews it is extremely rough but we just went at very low speed and the car was absolutely fine.
Mr Oglesby
September 2020
The owners of the property was very help full And polite.. Offered use of showers. Great place to visit. Had a great time.
Mr Oglesby, September 2020
August 2020
All instructions were great, the description was spot on.. The cottage was immaculate. All facilities, that were needed, were there. Our hosts were very accommodating. Beautiful surroundings, had a brilliant time and really enjoyed our holiday. Everything excellent .......so definitely recommend.
Mrs Perry, August 2020
March 2020
Cottage very compact and comfortable.. Ideal for relaxing in very picturesque surroundings. Local Pubs very accommodating, we ate in a different one every night and overall the food was better than average, with The lazy Trout in Meerbrooke coming out on top. Only negative would be the track to the Cottage, it was `tricky to drive` due to recent heavy rain but Lorna is in the process of repairing it. We would definitely stay here again.
February 2020
Really disappointing stay. I don’t usually leave poor reviews but this experience warrants it. We felt like we paid a lot of money for this cottage for what we were met with. We arrived on the Friday night to find the cottage extremely dirty and damp: The bed sheets clearly had not been changed and were covered in stains and hair The rug in the kitchen was soaking wet, the sofas were covered in a layer of damp The plates and pans in the cupboards were covered in dried on food The surfaces were greasy and grimy All towels, tea towels and body towels smelt very bad, of sick in fact. Clearly had not been washed. Second bedroom - down the side of the bed was sopping wet This would all be bad enough but when we tried to resolve the issues by texting the owner, Lorna, on the Friday evening, we were met with extremely poor customer service. She came round the next morning in a foul mood and was extremely hostile towards me and my friend. We simply tried to explain the issues to her in a polite and friendly manner but she began shouting saying we simply ‘had a different of opinion’. She wouldn’t let us get a word in edgeways and was very intimidating. We did not wish to ruin our weekend so agreed to staying a second night if the property could be cleaned with the beds changed. We specifically asked for replacement towels as the ones we had were not clean. We came back from a lovely day in Leek (Leek is absolutely beautiful) to find one bed changed, however the property was still unclean with the the other issues unresolved. We were not given fresh towels. This was all such a shame given Leek is an absolutely stunning place. we will definitely return but NOT to this cottage. Do not waste your money!!!
Mr Holliday, March 2020
February 2020
The time you have to be out of hot tub at night 10.. 00 pm is a little early. And it would have been nice to leave at 11.00 am from cottage. I also think towels need be up graded or state take your own. No toiletries provided.
Mr Harding, February 2020
December 2019
Cottage was very clean and cosy.. Ideal for a romantic mini break. You have to use Google maps on your mobile to locate the property. Driveway to the property is a little rough. Views are amazing.
Mr Davies
April 2019
The property was exactly as expected.. The owner was very accommodating and made us feel welcome and at home. We would certainly recommend this property to anyone looking to stay around the Peak District.
Miss Warren
March 2019
Our break away was great, the cottage was everything we expected and Lorna was fab! She was friendly and even checked in on us when she hadn’t seen us for a while. The milk and cake were a nice added touch and we’ve recommended to everyone we know and are already looking at booking our next break away.
Mr Bradford
March 2019
Had a fab weekend! Lorna went out of her way to make us feel welcome and the cottage was perfect! Beautiful surroundings and had some lovely walks followed by a soak in the hot tub!
Miss Roberts
March 2019
Lovely quiet getaway, Lorna was on hand for anything we needed and there was milk and cake ready on our arrival! Beautiful annex, very clean and spacious and 15 minute walk to a lovely tea room. Would definitely recommend x
Mr Chattaway
February 2019
Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting
Miss Bimpson
November 2018
Had a wonderful break here.. Lorna was very friendly and everything was as expected. I will be coming back here!
Mrs Gomez
September 2018
While the overall break was lovely and what I'd expected, there are a few concerns: - When arriving at the cottage, we'd called ahead an hour before arriving as the instruction on the booking told us, only to be shown into the cottage with "this is it".. No information on facilities etc. We had to contact Lorna later that evening to find out how to use the heating. - The hot tub was noted on the booking, however it failed to mention it's a shared hot tub, so you have to pre book time slots, which wasn't a huge issue really, but we also weren't shown how to use it, only where it was located. - One of the wetter days of our trip, we'd decided to stay in and watch films. Lorna knocked on our door with a guest she was hoping to show around the cottage. Considering we were only there 1 more night, I felt this was very inappropriate with us being there and all of our belongings out on show. She did apologise saying she thought we were out. To me, whether we are in or not, someone else shouldn't be brought in to the cottage with a guests personal items in there. She did apologise again the next morning when we left, but again reiterated that she thought we'd be out. That has left me feeling slightly uneasy that people could have been in while my personal items were there. Despite the above, the location was perfect and it was very much a relaxing break.
Mrs Harris
August 2018
Owner did not want my 10 year old son to use hot tub even though stated on website could be used by children 10 years and above.. She stated this was because other families had not been using hot tub safely. She said had changed website and children were not allowed to use hot tub. However, when we checked it still stated children from age of ten could use. Only two towels for shower provided and these were threadbare. Unable to read dial on oven as worn away.
Mr Hastings
May 2018
Fantastic location and very cosy property..
Mr Perkins
February 2018
Fantastic cosy annex! Well Equiped and great location for moorlands and Derbyshire Peak district. Lovely touch of Heart shape biscuits left for us on Valetines day also.... Very satisfied and will book again!
Miss Rigg
November 2017
Hot tub not working and owner and Sykes offered no apology and just said no refunds, got an inflatable hot tub on 3rd night of 4 night stay, eventually offered partial refund after 2 days of Sykes ignoring my emails.. Cottage not good standard, dirty plates in cupboard, bathroom smelt of cigarette smoke, empty soap dispenser in bathroom, old thin small towels. Owner then disturbed us to ask why we had the heating on with window open (smoke detector went off while cooking, needed to air room). No privacy, not professional, constantly told how hot tub issue was inconvenient for her but no mention of inconvenience to us. Would never stay there again, shocking
November 2016
We stayed at Hen Cloud Cottage in October 2016. The cottage itself was nice, tastefully decorated and had all the amenities we required. Well, almost. It was starting to look a little tired around the edges. In the bathroom the shower head was cracked and leaked, the extractor fan didn't really work (the owner had supplied a dehumidifier to run just outside the door after use), fittings were broken, etc. The kitchen area was good, but again there were niggles: The extractor fan hood light didn't work, and a few more pans would have been useful (we cooked there nearly every day due to dietary requirements) The heating system was good, and kept us toasty during our very autumnal stay. The hot tub was fun, but the lid was almost impossible to lift the lid as the gas-assist was broken. As mentioned previously, access to the property was up a very bumpy farm track, so if you don't have an all-wheel drive vehicle be prepared to take it very slowly. However, the scenery was stunning and the area was full of great places to visit, so the bumpy drive every morning was worth it! I did get the impression that it's the end of an era for the cottage though. The owner was a little rude and uninterested when we spoke to her (we had to ask for some bedding for the single bed, and had to go to her house in person as we had zero mobile signal and so couldn't ring her. When I jokingly mentioned the lack of phone signal she responded "Well, that's not my problem is it") which was a shame as previous reviewers had sung her praises. However, as the For Sale signs were up outside I think it was just a case of the business winding down after a good run. All in all, a very pleasant cottage that could do with a lick of paint and a freshen up - which I hope the next owners do as it really is a wonderful place.
Mrs Inglesant
June 2016
The cottage is well located, it feels very isolated, but was actually not too far to get to pubs and shops. The conservatory on the front was a lovely sun trap and I enjoyed reading in there. The overall cleanliness, décor and comfort was outstanding and the automatic gate was very convenient!
Chris K
November 2015
We visited the Hen Cottage Annexe this weekend (late Nov 15) and stayed for two nights. The setting is wonderful (the track leading up is bumpy but not a problem at all) and the cottage is set in the hills. It's ideally situated for exploring in the Peak District, it feels out in the middle of nowhere (which is exactly what we wanted) but equally Leek is only 4 miles away and Buxton only around 10. The cottage itself is clean, comfortable, spacious, with nice roof windows and it's a perfect romantic getaway whether you want a base from which to explore, or somewhere to just relax (we did a bit of both). The heating is also really effective (not an exciting point(!) but if you travel in the winter the cottage retains heat really well and warms up to be really toasty very quickly if you've been out for the day. Lorna, the owner, is really friendly and cakes and milk were available on arrival which was a really nice touch. I would recommend this to anyone, it's a really nice place.
Mrs Unitt
November 2015
Had a fantastic 3 night stay at the cottage, will definitely be returning. The hot tub was amazing.
Elizabeth B
September 2015
We took a short break of three nights in this delightful property. As we approached along the bumpy track we wondered what we would find at the end! A hidden treasure in the form of Hen Cloud annexe awaited us, just to the side of the owners' B & B and nestling close to the Roaches rocks and heather -covered hills. Lorna and Nick the owners welcomed us and had even left cake in the fridge for hungry travellers! The property was spotlessly clean and well laid out with everything we needed. Lots to do and see around here, whether it be walking, climbing or simply relaxing with visiting relatives as we did. Loved it and would definitely think about a return visit.
Dr Rainford
May 2015
An excellent central location and a great, lovely cottage.
Mrs Short
September 2014
Excellent location, many walks from the door. Very relaxing.
Mrs Southcott
September 2014
The cottage was very comfortable with good heating and the owners were welcoming very helpful. The cottage location is very quiet peaceful and has direct and easy access to lovely walking country. There was secure parking.
Mrs Fogg
June 2014
A lovely setting and lovely hosts at this cottage.
March 2014
We liked the warmth and hospitality of the owners. Beautiful scenery and countryside.
Mr Glover
October 2013
Great accommodation and location.
Mrs Greenhow
June 2013
Beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
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