Wren Cottage

ID: S4271

  • Bedrooms 2
  • ・ Sleeps 4
  • ・ Pets No

About this property

Rudyard 3.5 miles. This delightful cottage, a former shippon thought to date from the 16th century, sits in the grounds of the owners’ livestock farm and is attached to the end of farm buildings. This charming cottage is set in the beautiful rural Staffordshire countryside, less than 4 miles from picturesque Rudyard Lake. Cosy and welcoming to provide a lovely retreat for couples, small families, and those wishing to enjoy a horse riding holiday, this cottage near Rudyard is a delight for those wanting to discover the rugged Staffordshire Peak District and beyond. Set all on the ground floor and overlooking the pretty garden, you will find plenty of character in this Rudyard cottage, including a lovely vaulted ceiling, open stonework, and beams in the cosy sitting room, which is the perfect spot to relax in after a day of exploration. Patio doors lead from this Rudyard cottage to a patio with garden furniture and barbecue area; surrounded by farmland and countryside, this is just the place to enjoy this beautiful part of Staffordshire. Stabling is available, and there are plenty of beautiful circular rides in the area. Rudyard Lake offers boating, sailing, fishing, a cafe and hotel with bar and restaurant. Further afield, guests at this Rudyard cottage can enjoy the town of Leek, with its many antique shops, pubs and restaurants surrounded by beautiful Moorland countryside, not forgetting Tittesworth Reservoir and Alton Towers, both within easy reach. The perfect cosy Rudyard cottage to enjoy at any time of the year!

Set in a lovely countryside location the charming village of Rudyard boasts an interesting claim to fame. Alice Macdonald and her fiancé Lockwood Kipling met on the shores of the nearby lake and so decided to name their first-born son after the place. Rudyard Kipling, born in 1865 went on to become a world renowned poet, novelist and short story writer. As well as this fateful lake, the Staffordshire village boasts excellent picnic spots, boating, walking and fishing opportunities as well as the steam railway. The thriving town of Leek is nearby and offers a variety of good pubs and restaurants as well as many antique shops. The beautiful Manifold Valley offers further walking opportunities with the "Manifold Trail" – an excellent route through superb scenery for walkers and cyclists.


All ground floor.

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin.

Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.


Sitting room with dining area and electric woodburner-effect fire.

Oil central heating with electric fire.

Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and games.

Fuel and power included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Cot and highchair on request.

Off road parking for 2 cars.

Private patio garden with furniture and BBQ, leading to shared use of owners’ lawn.

Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Shops and pubs 3 miles.

Please note: This property only accepts bookings of 3 days or more.

Please note: This property is a holiday let and does not take bookings for contractors.

Nearby points of interest

  • Thor's Cave
  • Waterworld Stoke
  • Waterworld
  • Gladstone Pottery Museum
  • Jodrell Bank
  • Dovedale
  • Cbeebies Land
  • Alton Towers
  • Staffordshire University

Reviews (25)

  • Claire

    Off the beaten path. So peaceful and quiet. We wanted somewhere close to family in Macclesfield but were looking for somewhere self-catering and peaceful - and this ticked all the boxes! So much better than a hotel stay. The cottage was really well appointed with all you could wish for in the kitchen and elsewhere. Nice and comfortable. Spacious. A selection of DVD's and games. Good selection of books about the Staffordshire area. LOTS of visitor attraction information in a folder to help plan days out. Very convenient for Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Liz, the owner, was there to meet us on arrival and she was lovely and welcoming, explaining all we needed to know to enjoy our stay at Wren Cottage. Good heating system for the one nippy night we had during our stay. We didn't use it, but there was a patio area with table out the back. Site felt secure. Parking just outside cottage. No road noise nearby. Very pleased with our stay and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Pippa

    It was perfect for our weekend - attending a family wedding just along the road at Heaton House. The property was warm, clean and well equipped. Comfy beds, towels and even toiletries provided if you’d forgotten them! It is an active little community - in the heart of such a friendly family. We were welcomed and I am sure, if we needed anything (we didn’t) or any advice about the area not to mention appreciating the horses, ducks etc on the site, it would have been happily given. Liz was so friendly and did not mind our late arrival after hold ups on the motorway. It is an area of the country we don’t know but would love to explore more - the walking guides in the house had so many tempting walks! Highly recommend for dog free couples and families with small children. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Denise

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