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The Annexe Countryside Cottage in Upper Hulme, Staffordshire

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sleeps 3
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Annexe Countryside Cottage description

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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.

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.

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. 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.


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

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Mrs Unitt
November 2015
Had a fantastic 3 night stay at the cottage, will definitely be returning. The hot tub was amazing.
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.
Mrs Short
September 2014
Excellent location, many walks from the door. Very relaxing.
March 2014
We liked the warmth and hospitality of the owners. Beautiful scenery and countryside.
Mrs Greenhow
June 2013
Beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
Mr Glover
October 2013
Great accommodation and location.
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.
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.
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.
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