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School House Pet-Friendly Cottage in Bradnop, Staffordshire

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sleeps 12
6 rooms
3 bathrooms

School House Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
School House is a Grade II listed, stone built detached cottage located in the hamlet of Bradnop, one mile from the Peak District National Park. This cottage is set over three floors and sleeps twelve people in five bedrooms. The bedrooms consist of a ground floor double, two first floor double bedrooms, one with a ensuite shower room, and three twin bedrooms, one of which is on the second floor. The cottage also has a family bathroom, a well equipped kitchen with dining area, and a sitting room with woodburning stove. To the outside, this cottage has an enclosed front garden with furniture, hot tub and a BBQ and a croft to the rear, along with ample off road parking. School House is an ideal holiday cottage for families and groups of friends wanting to explore the stunning Peak District countryside.

Situated on the western edge of the Peak District National Park, the small and pretty hamlet of Bradnop is close to the town of Leek - a settlement with plenty of antique shops and excellent eateries - and is within easy driving distance of the market towns of Buxton and Ashbourne. Also nearby is the superb walking routes of Dovedale, the beautiful Manifold Valley, and the popular Manifold Cycle Track, all of which are within easy driving distance. There are numerous pretty villages to explore in the surrounding area, many of which boast good pubs. Alton Towers Theme Park is less than 15 minutes drive away, making this a wonderfully diverse location for all the family.

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.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric cooker with double oven, microwave, integral fridge and stand alone fridge/freezer in utility room, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV, video. Oil, electricity and initial supply of fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair on request. Enclosed front garden with hot tub, garden furniture and BBQ. Croft to rear. Ample off road parking. One well-behaved pet. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: Check in time is 4pm. Note: No hen/stag. Note: Depending on previous booking, hot tub may not always be at full temperature on arrival, please contact owner for more information.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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Miss Hurley
October 2015
We had a fantastic week at the School House. The location of the property was excellent, with great countryside and towns easily accessible. The hot tub was well maintained and warm throughout our stay, and a real asset when entertaining! The bedrooms are all spacious and comfortable. The house was warm and had very good facilities.
Mrs Whitfield
October 2013
Lovely warm spacious house that was convenient for all we wanted to do. It was well decorated and very clean.
Miss Farenden
September 2014
This cottage was amazingly beautiful and extremely comfortable. The area is wonderful and the hot tub very very nice.
Ms Hellier
March 2014
Great house, really interesting. Good layout and the hot tub was great. Loved the big garden, it was great for games with the kids.
Mrs Carroll
May 2016
Thank you for a fantastic time. The cottage both inside and out is beautiful and it really is a home from home. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. We really enjoyed the large social living area and the garden and hot tub were very well liked by our party. Thank you for an amazing stay and we hope to return soon. Would recommend to all our family and friends.
Miss Gainey
April 2015
The hot tub and layout were great, generally a lovely cottage.
Miss Baker
May 2015
We had a great time, the cottage was great, really spacious and homely. In a really nice setting and with easy access to Leek - we walked into Leek and it took about 45 minutes - nice walk too. The jacuzzi was great fun, it was up and running for when we arrived on the Friday.
Mrs Squires
April 2015
We had a wonderful time and the property was great for a family of twelve which included four little boys aged between two and six and a dog. The boys loved exploring upstairs which was ideal for going from one bedroom to another. Another good point, there was a large car park at the rear of the property where the boys could ride their bikes and scooters. In fact they didn't want to leave.
Ms Jewell
August 2014
The position of the cottage was lovely, the hot tub was great and there was plenty of car parking available. Overall a great holiday cottage and loved the walk up the lane in an evening and the sunset on the field opposite.
Miss Povah
April 2013
Great cottage, very nice to stay in as it is big and well decorated with a wood burning fire and very large sitting room for everyone to sit in. Bedrooms very well made up and beds were comfortable. Good location as well even though we got snowed in when we went!
Ms Harbour
November 2013
It was a great property, with lots of space.
Mrs Edu
September 2013
My family had a really really wonderful stay at the School House, and we will always carry fond memories of our stay with us. It was exactly what we wanted, and met our needs perfectly.
Miss Jones
September 2012
Overall the cottage was fantastic, very well equipped and everything easy to use. The location was very peaceful.
Mr Goss
December 2012
The log fire and it was peaceful.
Ms Arrowsmith
October 2013
Lovely setting. A great house with character.
Mrs O'Neal
June 2010
Lovely quiet location, short drive from local amenities. Comfortable and well equipped cottage ideal for families with small children. Nice tidy enclosed garden prefect for little ones and for BBQ's.
Miss Woods
March 2010
The location was lovely and peaceful however Leek was very accessible. The layout of the house fitted our needs perfectly and the house was comfortable and clean. We all had an unforgettable weekend.
Mrs Pozzoni
August 2010
The standard of accommodation was good and provided ample space for our family group. Thanks.
Mrs MacDonald
July 2010
The cottage was fantastic, surpassed all our expectations, would highly recommend. It was a great location for the Peak District, Alton Towers etc.
Mrs Kasprzak
November 2010
The cottage was unique and although there was no double glazing because of the original windows, it was cosy and warm. We all loved it. We would certainly go again.
Mr Marsh
February 2012
Lovely place, lovely location, very cosy and warm on what was a very cold and snowy weekend. We all had a wonderful time.
Mrs Jenkinson
September 2012
Location and setting was excellent.
Mr Longstaff
October 2012
The kitchen/dining room area catered well for a big group.
Mrs Davis
July 2011
This is the first time we have stayed in a cottage and we were really impressed. There were nine of us for the weekend for a 60th birthday celebration and we had plenty of room. We really enjoyed the beautiful countryside and even had a welcome to Bradnop from one of the young residents out walking her dog!
Mr Fawbert
July 2011
The garden and paddock is both safe and great for young children.
Mrs Toase
August 2011
The property was lovely and all the staff who dealt with us were fantastic.
Mr Wessendorff
January 2010
Lovely cottage in a nice location.
Mr Weller
August 2009
Great location and perfect for a group of our size and make-up. Very reasonably priced and a lovely holiday.
Mr Longbottom
October 2009
Great for us all to get together. Liked the visitors book.
Mrs Ainsworth
September 2010
Great to have such a large safe place to play for the children, nice garden out the front and a large space out the back. The kids spent ages on their scooters racing up and down the hill!
Mrs Archer
January 2010
Great place for a large group of people
Mr Twinn
March 2010
A great place for a large family to stay if you want to get away from it all. Would definitely recommend this property.
Ms Drury
May 2009
It was perfect.... absolutely stunning area and the cottage was full of character.
Miss Baker
June 2009
Amazing property, well placed for the Peaks and great for large group.
March 2009
Great for large party of friends on a hen weekend. Large bedrooms, lovely area. Local hotel 3 Horseshoes Inn at Blackshaw Moor very good in evening for drinks.
Mrs McKnight
December 2009
We found this a very cosy cottage especially with the wood burning stove and in a lovely location.
Mrs Barker
April 2009
We had a thoroughly enjoyable time in such a beautiful cottage and surrounding area. The cottage was a lovely size and very comfortable and was a home from home. It was close enough to some great places such as Bakewell Ashbourne even Matlock and we found a beautiful pub at Fenny Bentley - Bentley Brook which we would thoroughly recommend.
Mrs Mullooly
November 2008
We loved the cottage, it was very homely with all the amenities we required. The location was beautiful.
Mr Thompson
April 2009
Lovely clean property, clean linen, lots of wood for the fire although the weather was too warm for one!
Mr Gryce
October 2009
The property matched the description in the brochure. The location of the house in a hamlet close to the National Park was exactly what we wanted.
Mrs Hollindfhead
January 2009
Linen lovely and crisp and clean. Bathroom was great - fab bath. Back garden great for the dogs. Lovely quiet location.
Mrs Cowley
April 2009
The cycle paths are excellent. Ariel Xtreme is great for children.
Rev Catlow
September 2008
Being able for 12 of us, plus one dog, to come together comfortably under one roof. We had a fabulous stay and were most impressed by the cottage. Thank you.
Mr Kennedy
September 2008
We were very surprised how large the cottage was! It's a great quiet location. Near Alton Towers, a nice local town for dinner and a drink. We all had a fantastic time. Thank you!
Mrs Swift
July 2007
It was a superb old farmhouse, ideal for large family groups, the location of the house was superb for both plenty of walks and exploring the National Park and also for accessing towns, such as Manchester, Macclesfield, etc.
Mrs Doubleday
October 2008
The cottage was lovely, warm, cosy and very well-equipped in every way. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
Mrs Geoghegan
November 2008
The cottage was ideal for my hen weekend - plenty of space for everyone to have a fantastic time. The location was good, just a short walk into Leek and easy to find in the dark when we arrived.
Miss Carter
July 2008
Plenty of space, lovely quiet village close enough to Leek and yet remote enough to get away from reality!
Mr Barlow
May 2008
Beautiful surroundings - v. quiet location. Garden good for children. Comfortable beds, good quality cot. Spacious - just right for family get-together.
Miss Ashe
June 2008
The pictures don't do the property justice, it was absolutely beautiful. I'd definitely book this property again, it's ideal for a large number of guests.
Mr Mrs Gazeley
June 2007
Front garden great for young children. Overall a great cottage for large family.
Dr Whitham
November 2006
An excellent house - lots of room and interesting features.
Mr Mrs Story
February 2007
A beautiful, beautiful house in a gorgeous place. A huge living room - perfect for chilled out nights. We had a fantastic break - a real retreat, a brilliant hideout with family and friends! Thank you!
Ms Storey
March 2005
A good location and large enough to accommodate a family group for birthday celebrations.
Mrs Rollins
February 2005
Everything - thanks again for a wonderful relaxing short break.
Mrs Stott
March 2005
Plenty of space for our family gathering in a relaxed, well-appointed, charming cottage, in a delightful village in a glorious setting with magnificent views. The service in the little church on Sunday was friendly and a perfect addition to our weekend.
Mr O'Connell
September 2006
We liked the size of the property. The living room was great. It is a beautiful property and we enjoyed it very much.
Miss Robinson
June 2006
It was a lovely cottage with a beautiful little garden at the front to sit out in.
Miss Beal-preston
April 2006
A gorgeous old stone cottage with nooks and crannies everywhere, a really friendly and welcoming feel. We had a fantastic hen weekend there and would return like a shot! Wonderful kitchen and dining areas, some fantastic bedrooms, and a brilliant lounge with that awesome wood burning stove!
Dr Smith
April 2005
Fantastic cottage!!- plenty of room, and the lounge is almost designed for evenings of boardgames!! Very close to Leek (for takeaways/provisions) but also sense of being totally away from it all!!
Mrs Turner
June 2005
We used SchoolHouse as a central meeting point for a family reunion. Its location, size, and facilities were excellent. We have stayed in numerous cottages over the years and School House rates amonst the best !
Mrs Jackson
May 2005
It was a lovely, comfortable house with lots of space and in a lovely, convenient location for walking and sightseeing.
Ms Kimberley
December 2004
The cottage was really pretty and nicely decorated throughout. The property had lots of character and was clean and nicely decorated throughout. I especially liked the kitchen and the little dining room area and the fact that the table could easily sit 10 to dinner.
Miss Lucas
December 2004
The cottage was excellent in a good quiet location with excellent facilities for a family gathering.
Mrs McCaskill
December 2004
Excellent base for a family get together. Blackbrook Zoo, 4 miles away, well worth a visit. Excellent meal at The Forge.
Miss Mackay
December 2004
It is an excellent cottage and we had a brilliant time. Planning next year already!
Mrs Thurbon
December 2004
The garden and croft was excellent for the children and dog, and a lovely meal was had at The Forge. We also made a lot of use of the barbecue in the garden.
Mrs Parker
December 2004
The house was full of character and the hamlet delightful.The field was lovely for a kick about.The weather was great and the area lovely.
Mrs Woodford
December 2004
Visit to the Blue John Mine and the National Stone Quarry.
Mrs Hilton
December 2004
The garden was fabulous - safe and enclosed for children and dogs. The croft was great for dogs. Superb large oven and well equipped kitchen. Thanks for a brilliant holiday.
Mrs Douglas
March 2005
The property was ideal for our large group and there was plenty to do in the locality.
Mrs Turley
December 2004
We really liked the Jervis Arms at Onecote - the food was good and the portions were enormous. It has a nice garden although small children would have to be watched as there is a brook running through it. We liked this cottage very much.
Dr Maskill
December 2004
Full of character . Plenty of room
Mr Mrs Park
December 2004
Lovely cottage. Very spacious with excellent facilities. Lots of room. We have a wonderful day out at Dovedale.
Mrs Burnett
December 2005
A fantastic house and gardens. The front garden is enclosed - good for young children. The back garden - great for games! We definitely will be returning.
Mr Spence
April 2005
The house was both comfortable and, perhaps more improtantly, warm. The location is good for both walking and visiting local attractions.
Dr Middleton
December 2004
It was a fantastic location for our weekend away. There were ten of us meeting up for a special occasion and we could not have asked for a better venue. The special guest who it was a surprise for loved it. It was easily accessible for all and to the local amenities. Thanks
Ms Barron
December 2004
Beautiful, atmospheric old cottage. Great outside garden areas for small children.
Miss Reeve
December 2004
The overall cottage appearance was excellent. It was warm and comfortable with two beautiful gardens.
Mrs Clark
December 2004
This was an excellent base for accessing the whole of the Peak District with some particularly stunning scenery close by.
Mrs Hildon
December 2004
School House is an excellent venue for a relaxing family holiday-venue very much enjoyed by all!
Ms Wilson
December 2004
We really enjoyed our visit to School House - it is a great place for a big group, with everything we wanted.
Mr Dethridge
December 2004
Perfect location for visiting a wide range of attractions - no need for any long drives.
Miss Byng
December 2004
A great place to get away from it allWill definately be using Sykes Cottages again!
Ms Sadler
December 2004
The house is beautiful and full of character.
September 2011
A fine old property with plenty of parking for3 cars very good play areas for children
January 2012
The cottage was true to itd desciption in every respect. There were 12 in our party including children and apart from getting everyone around the dining table we had plenty of space, with room for kids and adults alike to escape to! Only slight niggle was the oven door not catching properly and a tendency for the range cooker to trip the earth trip when under full sunday lunch duties.
January 2014
The house and location were lovely - we were having a family reunion and wanted to visit alton Towers. Main downside was the lack of bathrooms - one en-suite and one bathroom for all the bedrooms - we had queues every morning. Similarly only two of the bedrooms were doubles which meant couples were in twin rooms sometimes on a different level! Other than that the reception kitchen / dining areas were perfect - lots of space and seats so everyone could sit together. Don't forget to take a supply of matches although the service station sold most things!
July 2014
The imagery on the websites showed the property in better condition than it really was and seems to have been taken a while ago when the property was in much better condition! The property needs some work and updating eg. new oven and tap in the kitchen (pressure off and leaking all the time), light in laundry room not working and grouting needs redoing in the main upstairs bathroom as it kept leaking water into the dining room when shower was in use! Issues were highlighted via emergency contact but they didn't seem concerned and we were informed that someone would come to fix but no one came. The hot tub was covered in small snails and insects so not very tempting and also not particularly private as it overlooked the road! Finally its a noisy property (no sound proofing as it was an old listed building) so not ideal for family with small children. Otherwise cottage has character and a great location.
August 2014
The website for Sykes cottages had some different information given to the folder in the cottage when we arrived. Some co-ordination needed as to what is the correct information. Some problems of maintenance when we were there which were fixed within 2 hours of complaint so top marks there. A great location close to shops in Leek and lots of plces to visit. By saying pets they only mean dogs.
Anthony D
April 2016
We had high hopes for our annual family holiday. The photos on the website look good, but sadly it would appear that these are a few years old. The house was dirty and required considerable cleaning when we arrived, after cleaning the kitchen work surfaces the cloth was brown! We found various items around the property such as a mouldy pizza crust. There was dust almost a centimetre thick on the brick wall in the upstairs bathroom and we had to buy the children slippers because the floors were so dirty. The tumble dryer did not work and the dishwasher was so clogged up we had to hand wash all the dishes. It could be a lovely property if it was managed well. On a more positive note, the location is wonderful and the hot tub was fun. I hate to leave such a negative review, but the School house was not up to the standard that we have come to expect when booking through Sykes Cottages.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
June 2012
lovely area , beautiful cottage not high spec . but loved it . Quite a noisy cottage ... sound of young children travelled . Had a problem with heating and downstairs loo. Tried to contact emergency number not available so we fixed it ourselves...bins were overflowing from previous letting. we had a great family week . the accomadate on helped but was marred on first night by downstairs toilet flood and central heating keeping cutting out . and inability to contact anyone .
The Ford's
September 2012
Nice property, full of character. Good location for exploring Peak District and ideal for families or meeting up with friends.
December 2012
Easy access. Front garden ok for kids, rear garden younger children would need supervising.Lovely and warm when heating on.Need more TVs. 1 not enough for the number of people the cottage accomodates.Good kitchen.Lovely walking area close to Peak District.
September 2010
We shared School House with another family, the accommodation was superb and more than fulfilled our requirements. Makes a fantastic base for exploring the Peak District and for relaxing after alton Towers!
December 2009
I booked the school house for a long weekend for a group of 10 girls for my hen party. The cottage and garden are absolutely lovely, the photos don't do it justice. It was perfect for what I had in mind- having BBQs and lazy days in the garden. I suppose it wasn't great for local amenities as you definitely needed a car to get anywhere (crucially no pub within walking distance) but that didn't matter to us. We took our own drinks and played games and read in the sun and for that it was perfect.
December 2009
Great cottage, we went with all the family from teenagers up to octogenarians and a dog. layout was good as the youngsters could escape. lots to do in the area. enjoyed Golf practice on the paddock, dog enclosed garden, log fire at night. but mostly thought the guest book was the best one we have ever read, it fair made the holiday!
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