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  • School House  Private hot tub for guests use | School House, Bradnop, near Leek
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  • School House  Private hot tub for guests use | School House, Bradnop, near Leek
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    School House

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    Property ref: S50586

    • Bedrooms 6

    • Sleeps 12

    • Baths 3

    • Pets 1

    • Hot tub Yes

    • Reviews (15)

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    About this property

    The School House is a great base for a large family or group of friends to simply ‘get away from it all’.
    The School House is a truly wonderful detached, Grade II listed stone built cottage situated in a rural position in the hamlet of Bradnop, less than 1 mile from the picturesque Peak District National Park.
    Thoughtfully and extensively renovated throughout to offer spacious, comfortable accommodation and even boasts its very own private hot tub for guests use. Many of the original features have been carefully retained including beams, exposed stone walls and fireplace to name but a few. There is a well-kept enclosed garden at the front of the property and a paddock area to the rear.
    The small and pretty rural hamlet of Bradnop is situated on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. Close by you will find the market town of Leek with its array of antique shops and quirky crafts. The thriving picturesque market town of Ashbourne and the spa town of Buxton are within driving distance. For families and the more adventurous, Alton Towers is only a 5 mile drive away.
    Nearby you will find superb walks with Dovedale, the beautiful Manifold Valley, and the popular Manifold Cycle Track, all within easy reach. There are lots of pretty villages to explore one being Hartington where you will find tasty local cheeses in the village cheese shop, also close by there are several pubs serving fantastic home cooked food. Horse riding is also available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and beams.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 6: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
    Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Highchair. Initial logs for wood burner included. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. Paddock. Hot tub for 8. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.


    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Bike Store
    Detached Property
    Ground Floor Facilities
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Hot Tubs
    Pets – no charge
    Horse Riding Nearby
    Rural Location
    Woodburning Stove
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Peak District
    Washing Machine
    Heritage Collection
    English Country Cottages
    Shower Cubicle
    Country Cottages

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    Local amenities

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    • The Green Dragon (Wetherspoon)
      2 miles
    • Tittesworth Reservoir
      3.5 miles
    • The Roaches
      4 miles
    • The Plough Inn
      5.5 miles
    • Ramblers Retreat
      8 miles
    • Spinball Whizzer
      8 miles
    • The Smiler
      8.5 miles
    • Oblivion
      8.5 miles
    • Alton Towers
      8.5 miles
    • Rita
      8.5 miles

    Reviews (15)

    Suzanne ‐ 1 Dec 2018
    "This cottage is a lovely stone brick house in keeping with the rest of the village. A few things to point out. There was no hand soap in any of the toilets and no toliet cleaner we had to go and buy some. The cottage had insufficient towels also, I was in a double room and was only provided 2 shower towels and no hand towels to dry hands or put down on on the floor for when stepping out of the shower. I have rented many houses over the past few years and can always say I have recieved a welcome pack. This cottage had no welcome pack so don't expect any complimentary tea coffe sugar buscuits loaf of bread or pint of milk- there was nothing. One of the ovens does not work, this is stated in reviews from may/june time and has still not been fixed 6 months later. Its the oven on the left hand side. The water from the shower in the maim bathroom leaks through a hole where the seal has not been put on in the correct position. The owner will try to tell you that there is no leak. However I have emailed her photographs of the gap to prove its that and also taken sam the maintenance man up there to show him the leak. The main stairs have no light at the bottom and are very low half way down and need a sign saying mind your head. Many of our party banged there head. One of the bedrooms had a huge damp patch which dripped onto a bed below. Lastly one of our party fell down the wooden stairs from top to bottom and was unconcious for 5 minutes and cut her head open. We had to call an ambulance. The stairs need a sign stating 'very steep' or words to thst effect. They need carpeting to ensure they are not so slippery. They are wooden, very steep and painted in gloss - an accident waiting to happen and it did. I definately wouldn't rent this if you have kids... on a positive note the house was spacoius and in a lovely setting. It needs some updating so a lick of paint here and there and door knobs putting on etc. However the other health and safety issues i have raised need addressing as soon as possible. I have written my concerns to the owner regarding all the above and asked her to contact me back when they have been addressed. I am currently awaiting a response. Would I rent this property again. NO WAY."
    Phil ‐ 16 Oct 2018
    "Beautiful location and close to lots of lovely walks and local attractions. We stayed here with several different family members ranging from 2-60 years old. The cottage was very quaint and the hot tub well liked we had a very enjoyable stay however we had several issues and looking back through previous reviews it seems these have been going on unrectified for a number of months and hence the reason for not giving a higher rating. The downstairs shower was lukewarm at best and within a minute the tray was flooded making it unusable. The dishwasher didn't work properly despite rinsing the plates and putting on high temps so we ended up washing everything by hand which was a lot for 12 people. It would have been nice to have a few pleasentries like soap in the bathrooms, tea and coffee on arrival, we have stayed at other places and there is usually a small hamper on arrival which is really lovely - maybe a suggestion for future guests. There were no matches or lighters to start the lovely wood burner however we did mention this and were quickly brought matches which was great. It would be worth knowing before hand that to get to a bedroom you need to go through another to get there - helpful for planning where to put everybody especially children. Stair gates would also be of benefit as the two sets of stairs are quite steep."
    Sarah ‐ 27 Sep 2018
    "The cottage was fantastic, the location great and the facilities 99% perfect.We had a few challenges which included the dishwasher not working, the dining room window leaking when it rained and the many many cob webs around the house but given that it is a farm house in a rural area we forgave the nature!Thank you for a great time, we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
    JOHN ‐ 10 Sep 2018
    "Spent a very enjoyable weekend in the School House Great character even if not entirely practical. Lovely country location. Excellent hot tub."
    Amy ‐ 12 Aug 2018
    "Loved our stay and just a few minor things that we felt could be improved to have made our stay even better. The paddock was a bit of a let down as we couldn't really use it - very uneven and not cut properly (lots of wasps around too - one of our party got stung). Fortunately the garden area was perfect for the kids so we didn't really need the paddock. Also the property could have been a little cleaner but appreciate it's a big property to clean. The hot tub wasn't usable on our first night as it was only luke warm - it is advertised that it may not be up to temperature on the first night but we were hopeful it would have been warm enough to use. We did really love all of the original features the cottage still has."
    Jacqui ‐ 14 Jul 2018
    "On arrival, leaves that hadn't been swept for sometime, opened the door to a damp smell, which we found to be the shower that leaked into the dinning area (which needs more lighting but not where it leaks) they knew about this because of the mop and bucket they leave you, they will blame you for not putting the screen in the bath, which we did. The back of the toilet came off and wouldn't stop flushing on the day we arrived, called them and someone came out very quickly with some duck tape to fix it !!!! Crumbs on the table, dirty door on the oven, which when we said didn't work the man put his hand in the oven to check and told us it was only 12mths old, don't think so, we had burnt pizza for tea. The downstairs shower only ever got to luke warm and make it a quick one or you will flood everywhere. The cobwebs are older than a day, the one in the downstairs bedroom was massive and also a stained carpet. The hot tub is more a 5 person tub, cause if you put 8 in it the water comes out and if you still decide to go here after this review, take a step to get in it because they don't provide one because they are dangerous, believe me it's more dangerous without one and finally if your expecting to use the paddock that is shown to be huge and midsold on the pictures, I wouldn't bother, it's overgrown with wild flowers and the only thing that uses it are the bees.This place needs more than a little TLC and I strongly advice that the owners go and have a look around their properties. DO I RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY....NO I DO NOT."
    Confirmed guest ‐ 3 Jun 2018
    "The house was lovely, however it wasn't as clean as it could be. There was dust and cobwebs on exposed brickwork and in other places. The kitchen was equipped really well and the hot tub was great though. The location was good and we easily fitted all the cars on the drive."
    Jenny ‐ 21 May 2018
    "Overall the cottage is comfortable, well equipped and in a good location. However, there were a number of problems. The dishwasher was not working properly and necessitated a lot of hand washing up! The shower on the first floor leaked through the ceiling and the water in the shower on the ground floor was only ever luke warm and did not drain well. Also, the cottage information did not say that one of the bedrooms was only accessible through other bedrooms."
    Angie ‐ 28 Apr 2018
    "Could be a lovely cottage with a bit of care and attention."
    Andy ‐ 16 Apr 2018
    "12 of us booked the house for a family long weekend. We had different ages in our group from 4 year olds up to 70+.The house was very interesting and full of character. It provided everything we needed from an equipment point of view and the kitchen was very well stocked to meet all our needs. The living room accommodated all of us comfortably and there were plenty of areas to sit and find some quiet time too! Bradnop itself is a very small hamlet and very quiet but you are within a short 5min trip to all the amenities you could possibly need in Leek. You are also within 20-30mins drive of Dovedale, Ilam, Peak Wildlife Park (excellent value for kids!) and the lovely Rudyard Lake.The hot tub was large, clean, well looked after and very welcome as a relaxing evening soak.In general it was clean and tidy when we arrived but the rooms and furniture are slightly old and getting a little shabby, but with young children this wasn't a bad thing really as we weren't constantly on edge making sure they didn't break anything.Couple of issues to note for future reference...the hot tub didn't heat up on the first day. Be prepared to only use this on day 2. It is also located in the garden with no overhead cover and overlooks the small village green by the Parish Hall so easily in view from lane and for people arriving for events in the hall! Not a problem really but maybe for those a bit more shy?One of the bedrooms is only accessible by going through another bedroom. Ok with kids. Not so good when with people you aren't as familiar with!The main bathroom did leak a little into the dining room as the shower screen didn't quite cover the main splashing. No serious issues from this but just to be aware.Also the main dining table only seats 8 people. Not so great when there is 12 of you (as advertised as the normal occupancy) wanting to enjoy each other's company over dinner. There is another table in the kitchen area that seats 4-6 and although in sight isn't next to the other table and we were advised not to move furniture around.Other than those niggles we were very satisfied and would consider School House again."
    Maxine ‐ 27 Mar 2018
    "We had a lovely weekend break at the School House. The building is full of old charm and it was a perfect size for our group of 10. The hot tub was fabulous. However, there were a couple of 'niggles', the main ones being the shower downstairs didn't get hot, the upstairs bathroom leaked through the kitchen ceiling, carpets and decor are a little tired and we would have liked an ipod dock of some description. Unfortunately, the owners don't seem to agree that these are reasonable observations. This is a shame as just a little attention to detail would have resulted in another booking from us. As it is, I dont feel I can recommend the property."
    Jan ‐ 12 Mar 2018
    "Despite the poor weather we had a good visit to the Staffordshire Moorland and found the School House a convenient place to stay.The house has a somewhat quirky layout which adds to it's old world charm.Sadly didn't get to use the hot tub."
    Sarah ‐ 25 Feb 2018
    "A lovely stay at the school house. Cottage has a quirky layout but lots of space. It’s age means noises from upstairs can be heard all over and it can get cold at night but that’s all part of the charm. Great quiet location, lovely views and good places to visit nearby. Hot tub was a hit with everyone!"
    Patricia ‐ 17 Feb 2018
    "Very comfortable property giving lots of space for the family. Sitting room excellent space. good seating and woodburner a welcome addition. All bedrooms spacious and well appointed. Kitchen and dining room lovely for family meals and equipped with everything you could need."
    Vanessa ‐ 1 Feb 2018
    "Was booked for a birthday celebration with family. Nice cottage comfortable good location. Looked lovely in the snow."

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