Leek is a delightful historic market town – still bustling with a variety of weekly traditional markets. It lies on the southern fringes of The Peak District in Staffordshire and offers a range of self catering accommodation in appealing stone cottages and houses for holidays in all seasons. You’ll eat well on holiday here; they like their food in Leek, as demonstrated by the wide range of local food shops – butchers, bakers, delicatessens and more selling a diversity of local produce. Leek’s attractive town centre is largely unspoiled by modern development while the huge Victorian Mills have long since been converted into other uses, such as antique centres. The town is surrounded by the appealingly rugged gritstone moorland of the Peak District, offering plenty of opportunities for activities in the great outdoors. Walkers can choose from dramatic moorland hikes over the rocky ridges offering splendid views or enjoy a leisurely towpath ramble alongside the tranquil waters of the Caldon Canal.
9 Overton Cottage is a listed 18th century Quakers’ home in the Staffordshire town of Leek, a stroll from a cobbled marketplace, fine Victorian architecture and independent businesses. This cosy Peak District holiday cottage sleeps 5 and has wonderful countryside walks on its doorstep.
Don’t let the unassuming stone exterior of this large Peak District holiday cottage fool you. Walk inside Goldcrest, this former 17th-century farm barn in Meerbrook near Leek, Staffordshire, and admire how the interior skillfully blends the original character with contemporary styling. Sleeps 12.
If your large family is looking for a place in the countryside for a cottage holiday, then look no further than The Rindle! This large, Peak District holiday cottage near Leek comfortably houses up to 14 people and serves as the perfect rural base for countryside holidays for families and friends.
The one-bedroom stone-built village cottage near Leek on the edge of the Peak District provides a rural retreat to the Staffordshire countryside for couples, surrounded by breathtaking views of endless green hills. For thrill seekers, Alton Towers theme park is a just short drive away!
Large groups can find plenty to see and do from Honeystone, a charming 3-bedroom Peak District countryside cottage sleeping 7 on a former working 17th-century farm in Meerbrook, Staffordshire, with spectacular views of The Roaches and Tittesworth Reservoir.
The young (and young at heart) can test their skills on the high ropes at a local Go Ape course. Leek is within easy reach of other fascinating days out: drive to Matlock Bath and take a cable car ride up the Heights of Abraham, or visit Chatsworth House, one of England’s most magnificent stately homes. Steam train lovers can get their fix at the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway and the Churnet Valley Railway.
What ever your interest, a holiday in Leek will guarantee plenty of exciting days out in the Peak District at any time of the year.