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The Annexe Countryside Cottage in Upper Hulme, Staffordshire

334
  • £
  • $
per week
sleeps 3
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Annexe Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
Hen Cloud Annexe 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. Hen Cloud Annexe 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.

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.

Region
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.

Amenities
Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot. Off road parking for 3 cars. Front patio with furniture and 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 over 10 years.

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Reviews

Mrs Unitt
November 2015
Had a fantastic 3 night stay at the cottage, will definitely be returning. The hot tub was amazing.
Mrs Short
September 2014
Excellent location, many walks from the door. Very relaxing.
Mrs Fogg
June 2014
A lovely setting and lovely hosts at this cottage.
Dr Rainford
May 2015
An excellent central location and a great, lovely cottage.
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.
Mulligan
March 2014
We liked the warmth and hospitality of the owners. Beautiful scenery and countryside.
Mrs Greenhow
June 2013
Beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
MrNevla
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.
Mr Glover
October 2013
Great accommodation and location.
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 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.
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