Rushton Spencer

A holiday cottage in Rushton Spencer is an excellent choice for visitors who want to experience life in a traditional Staffordshire community. This pretty village nestles amidst wild moorland, seven miles south of Macclesfield. Perfectly located for exploring the Peak District, it is a stone’s throw from wild moorland, dales, springs and caverns.


Gun End Cottage, located on a quiet country lane near Ruston Spencer in Staffordshire, is a large and comfortable Peak District countryside cottage sleeping 8 in a secluded rural location amidst the splendour of the Staffordshire Moorlands.


Barns Lea Farmhouse is an impressive Grade II listed farmhouse on a working farm in Rushton Spencer, in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage boasts ample grounds with countryside views, plus a stylish interior with a games room, range cooker, elegant décor and log fires.

Rushton Spencer has two pubs – the Royal Oak on Leek Old Road and the Knot Inn on Station Road. The Royal Oak is a traditional country pub serving Real Cask Marque ale and delicious food prepared with local ingredients, while the Knot Inn has a large garden with views of the surrounding countryside, where you can enjoy a tasty burger or a pint of Staffordshire ale. Rushton Spencer is home to a number of striking historic landmarks such as the Anglican Church of St Lawrence or ‘Chapel in the Wilderness’, on a remote hillside outside the village. Nearby, you will find a Neolithic monument known as the Bridestones. A number of picturesque walking routes begin in the village, including a trail which follows an old railway track to the end of Rudyard Lake and on to Leek.

Directly to the east of holiday cottages in Rushton Spencer, the Peak District National Park is a wild expanse of moorland, gritstone edges and limestone dales. Scattered with ancient stone villages and stately homes, the park is a paradise for long, peaceful walks and wildlife-watching. The cities of Liverpool and Manchester are close enough for day trips on self-catering holidays in Rushton Spencer, with impressive architecture, museums, galleries and legendary live music scenes. A short drive southward, Leek is a charming market town with a variety of independent shops, tea rooms, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Browse the markets, explore beautifully preserved Victorian landmarks and delve into the area’s history at the Nicolson Gallery and Museum.