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Goldcrest Family Cottage in Meerbrook, Staffordshire

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sleeps 12
5 rooms
4 bathrooms

Goldcrest Family Cottage description

Holiday home
This beautiful barn conversion is set over three floors to take advantage of the outstanding views. The property has been thoughtfully renovated whilst retaining its character and has all the benefits of modern living. Three of the five sumptuous bedrooms have en-suite facilities and there is a further luxurious bathroom on the second floor. The kitchen is beautifully fitted with a stone floor, and the dining room has French windows to take in the breathtaking views. The sitting area is spacious and has an open fire and exposed beams, giving this room a relaxing ambience. A lawned garden outside with a barbecue and furniture completes this exceptional property, making it a fabulous base for a family holiday.

The village of Meerbrook is on the edge of a popular walking area known as the Roaches, and is just four miles from the market town of Leek. Meerbrook is a short walk away from Tittesworth reservoir, which offers many activities and has a visitor's centre. Buxton is only 12 miles away and has a wider choice of places to eat and an interesting selection of shops. The town's museum is well worth a visit as is the Opera House, with its wide variety of entertainment on offer. For thrill seekers, Alton Towers is a short drive away and has year round activities available for all ages. This area has a lot to recommend it to the visitor 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 with underfloor heating on ground floor and open fire. Electric range cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio/CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games, and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Private lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 5 mins walk. Note: Due to rural location, WiFi can be intermittent.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Mrs Hodge
December 2015
Our 'landlady' could not have been more helpful. She advised on any questions before and during our stay promptly. The house was lovely and warm and most comfortable for our large party. We all felt quite at home!
Mrs Reading
April 2015
The location was excellent and the views of the Roaches were beautiful. There was walking from the door and plenty of opportunities for cycling, there were also several National Trust properties in the area, so overall something for everyone. The standard of the barn was also excellent and the owner was very kind and helpful. The area is spectacular but seems to be relatively unknown with beautiful lakes, hills and valleys. The stunning weather - every day a clear blue sky, just completed the whole experience perfectly.
Mr Bagnall
May 2015
We had a wonderful break in a lovely property situated in stunning surroundings. What's not to like? Also, the owner of this property is kind, courteous and thoughtful. Thanks for a great holiday.
Miss Juniper
November 2014
We had a great holiday. The fire and underfloor heating were amazing on those cold November nights. We went for a walk up to The Roaches and enjoyed the views as the sun set.
Mrs Hill
March 2015
We had a lovely stay, the location was great and the cottage was lovely and a really good size for the 7 of us.
Mrs Plater
July 2014
Lovely stone barn in a beautiful setting, away from it all. Was easy to walk from Goldcrest to The Roaches. Great property, superb location, peace and quiet. What more could you want?
Mrs Nienaltowski
May 2015
Everything about the cottage was perfect - excellent set up and very well equipped. Thank you for a lovely family holiday.
Miss Skelhorne
March 2015
Fantastic cottage. We stayed here for a family get together and there was plenty of room for the 9 adults and 2 children. In a fantastic area and the cottage was the best we had stayed in. Can't wait to return.
Miss Clarke
May 2014
We had a great time at Alderlee farm. It was safe for the 6 two year olds we took with us and the garden was perfect for them. It was only a short drive to Leek town centre, Rudyard Lake Blackbrook bird zoo, all of which we visited. A short walk took you to the reservoir childrens play area. The location of the barn was perfect for us. The owner was most friendly helpful and even left us flowers, wine and chocolates for our arrival. We all loved it here.
Mrs Allum
December 2013
Great property. We were a group of 10 who stayed for a long weekend. The bedrooms were all very well decorated with en-suites and comfy beds. The kitchen was very well stocked with a gorgeous range oven and the living room was very comfortable. The underfloor heating was a godsend. We all loved the cottage and would come again. Local pub is a two minute walk away and the food was excellent.
Mrs Bradford
April 2014
A wonderful place that was just perfect for our needs. Nice standard of accommodation, very comfortable and in a beautiful setting. Hopeful we will return!
Mrs Gibbs
August 2014
Excellent location. Excellent facilities in barn for all our family. Friendly and helpful owner.
Mr Rawson
January 2014
I had to contact the owner prior to our break so we were made to feel very welcome before we had even arrived. The location and standard of accommodation were excellent. Within walking distance of Tittesworth Water and the start of some great walks. There are also a couple of good pubs and an award winning tearoom within easy reach of the barn. We were a group of eight friends, the barn is well equipped to accommodate families and children. We look forward to returning at some point in the future.
Mr Svikis
March 2014
We stayed here with our friends and family before and after our wedding! It was an amazing place! The owner was really friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The standard of the accommodation was amazing, very peaceful location surrounded by spectacular views. We can't recommend the place enough and will definitely be returning!
Mrs Geddes
December 2013
Great location, and the cottage was spacious and comfortable. Owner friendly and helpful.
Miss Taylor
February 2013
We all loved Goldcrest. It was in a great quiet location, but not too far from the local pubs, lovely countryside walks, Buxton and Bakewell. We really enjoyed our stay so much and the accommodation really helped to make our weekend away really special for my sister.
Mrs Phillips
April 2013
The village was idyllic and relaxing and the cottage was really comfortable.
Mr Fernand
June 2013
Very friendly and welcoming owners. House in beautiful location, and in overall excellent condition. We got the impression that the owners were really proud of their accommodation and really wanted us to enjoy our stay
Mr Bugg
August 2013
Location was excellent for travelling into the Peak District and also to the potteries of Stoke. Perfect accommodation for a large family.
Mrs Barrass
July 2012
The cottage was of excellent quality and we appreciated the hospitality of the owners and also the friendliness of the hosts at The Lazy Trout Pub - not to mention the excellent food! This was the perfect weekend retreat.
Mrs Burke
December 2012
The location was perfect, cottage ideal for our family of 12 ranging from 18 months to over 60! Warm welcome, nothing was too much trouble. Everything we needed was there, we had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend which included celebrating a 40th birthday.
Mrs Reynolds
August 2012
A beautiful setting and a very friendly and helpful owner - good cleanliness to the property.
Mrs Morley
August 2012
It was perfect for us all and we had a lovely time together. The children loved the garden. The owners are lovely and make you very welcome.
Mr King-wilson
July 2012
We particularly liked the welcome, very friendly and instructive. The whole house was well furnished and extremely comfortable. Everyone enjoyed the break and we would recommend it to friends and family.
Miss Prisk
December 2011
The welcome we received was amazing and the facilities were perfect for the holiday that we wanted. Will definitely be recommending the holiday cottage to friends and family.
Mr Wakeling
June 2012
After a day in the beautiful countryside of the Peak District it was great to return to Goldcrest knowing that it was comfortable, warm, spacious and equipped with all mod cons.
Mrs Herdman
May 2012
An ideal location for a group holiday. The walks from the house were good and after you walk the Roaches you can see where you have been from the kitchen window!
Mrs Gough
November 2011
It was a great opportunity to spend a weekend with our family who all thoroughly enjoyed their stay.
Mr Brown
October 2011
The location of the cottage was ideal with plenty to do locally as well as further afield. The facilities were good for our large family group of all ages and the owner was friendly and helpful. In all an excellent facility, finished to a high standard and well maintained. We had a great time!
Mrs Hodgson
February 2011
Beautiful location and the cottage was fabulous!
Miss Naylor
September 2011
The standard of accommodation was excellent and the location was brilliant. The surrounding countryside was lovely and peaceful. We had a lovely time.
Miss Hewitson
February 2011
The barn was fully equipped for all our needs and was of a very high standard. The location was perfect, great walks from the door and a lovely little pub in the village. The owner was very welcoming and extremely helpful. I wouldn't hesitate in coming to stay again.
Mrs Daly
April 2011
Beautiful barn conversion in a beautiful setting. The owners were really friendly and extremely helpful. The whole family had great fun on the paddle boats at Tittesworth Resevoir - haven't laughed so much in ages - and the Moorcroft Pottery Factory Tour, just outside nearby Stoke-on-Trent, is not to be missed - absolutely fascinating.
Mrs Thomas
February 2011
Excellent views around the property. Lovely walks around the reservoir and super park for the kids. Owners very helpful and friendly. Plenty of space for parking cars.
Mrs Gaade
September 2010
The property had ample space for us, 3 families of four. The field to run around on and fly kites was fantastic. The view of the Roaches was great too.
Mrs Boothman
August 2010
The spaciousness of the lounge area and the number of bedrooms/bathrooms were ideal for our size of party - six adults and five children. The property was ideally situated in a beautiful part of the country and although close to other properties at no time were we aware of others on the site. The garden was very private and perfectly safe for the little ones to run around in. We particularly enjoyed visits to Tittesworth Reservoir and Rudyard Lake, both very close and accessible.
Ms Hannam
August 2010
The cottage itself was lovely and comfortable and clean. The outside area was safe for the children to run around. The nearby fields contained sheep and cows which the children loved too. The owner was very friendly. The area was nice and quiet.
Mrs Donlan
November 2010
The accommodation was immaculately maintained and in a stunning location - all we could have asked for with a great welcome thrown in.
Mr Grant
August 2010
View of the Roaches was stunning and so were the walks along the ridge. Good food and beer at both the Three Horse Shoes and the Lazy Trout Good visits to Rudyard Lake, Rare Breed Farm, Monkey World and Gulliver's. So lots to do for all the family !
Mrs Feenan
May 2010
We all thought the location and setting of the cottage was great. It was very close to local attractions (like Alton Towers and Chatsworth House) but also the reservoir was great for the kids and only a short walk away. The cottage itself was lovely and decorated to a high standard and the gardens and fields around were ideal for young children to run around in. The owner was also very helpful and made sure we had everything that we needed for a good stay.
Mrs Iven
November 2009
Central location for exploring, great place - lots of room - met everyones' needs. Great log fire. Liked the en-suite facilities, gave you privacy. Great outdoor area - great for large family get togethers.
Mr Morley
February 2010
This was a beautiful holiday home, full of every comfort you could possibly want. Our three generations of family all had a fantastic time, and the three small children loved the house and the garden - especially when it snowed.
Mr Orchard
November 2009
The property was fantastic as was the service, couldn't have asked for anything to be better. The kitchen was especially well stocked and the house was luxurious, well equipped and very warm and cosy.
Mr Blackburn
January 2010
We were welcomed at the cottage by the owner which was a great touch. She showed us around and explained the layout, heating and anything we needed to know including some local knowledge of pubs and things to do, etc. The property itself was beautiful and with everything feeling fresh and clean inside. The underfloor heating on the entire ground floor was wonderful, we would have never have known that it was below freezing outside had we not gone out. The en-suites to all the bedrooms and Sky TV in all the rooms was a great bonus. Overall a brilliant property which we will certainly be coming back to!
Mrs Bonanno
September 2009
This is a really well equipped cottage with everything you could possibly need. We were a group of 9 people and each of had their own privacy. The decor is so nice and relaxing we had a great time and are hoping to return.
carole g
August 2014
Superb location for walking, visiting Alton Towers, Buxton, Ashbourne, Potteries and Chatsworth (about 1 hr drive). Wonderful local scenery from Goldcrest and from the Roaches. Good pub within 5 min walk and walks round Tittersworth reservoir as well as children's playground and visitors cafe all in walking distance. Cycling too at the Manifold Valley track was enjoyed by the children and adults as it was safe and flat. Owner very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Some minor improvements perhaps - blackout blinds and curtains in bedrooms and more mirrors. A wonderful time was had by all the family despite the wide age range.
February 2014
Lovely rural retreat, beautiful views, nice accommodation but lacking a few basic essentials. Great for groups or families , great base for walking the peaks etc.
October 2013
Lovely Cottage suited our big family (2 adults 9 children). Each cottage has its own Garden plus adjacent meadow for the kids to run around in. Great position for access to attractions and also so isolated. Great value for money. If you are lucky you will meet the chickens!!!
January 2013
Perfect location for exploring the surrounding area, within sight of The Roaches; Reservoir, Adventure Playground and good food served at the Lazy Trout Pub, all within walking distance. The cottage was ideal for our family of 12 ranging from 18mths to over 60! A warm welcome was given by the owners, nothing was too much trouble, everything we needed was availble. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend, celebrating a 40th Birthday, even the weather was on our side!
October 2012
Goldcrest was, without doubt, the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in - and we've stayed in many! Our hostess was delightful and welcoming, the cottage spotless in every respect, well equipped and maintained to a very high standard. Beautiful location, close to a marvellous pub, The Lazy Trout, which served fabulous food and a beautiful reservoir with great amenities. Nothing at all to dislike - unless you count the weather, which was pretty grim!
Ms Tymms
June 2016
The location of Goldcrest was excellent, and there was enough to do in the surrounding area for our party. .
January 2011
We received a lovely friendly welcome on arrival from the owners. The cottage was well appointed and very clean, with lots of amenities and in a beautiful location. Plentiful parking space. We were able to walk to several local attractions including the village pub for some meals and Titesworh Water for walks etc. The views were magnificent. The facilities wre brilliant so we could cook our own meals and in this cold weather the house was so warm. .
November 2010
Goldcrest Cottage was ideal for us - 6 adults, 2 children at school and a toddler. Plenty of space in the cottage as well as plenty of space in the garden area. Local pubs were good for food and beer and we made the trip up to the Roaches on 3 separate occasions - including a 10 mile walk from the cottage. The shops in Leek were easily found and we made good use of the Co-op. All of us - from Essex, Suffolk and Northumbria had good journeys to and from - so a great family holiday was had by all.
December 2009
We found the accomodation excellent with the owner ver welcoming and helpful.The facilities for our party which included two young children were ideal. The only critiscm we had that it was difficult to find in the dark and there should be a sign at the end of the lane leading to the property.
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