Leek is the principal town of the Staffordshire Moorlands on the south western edge of the Peak District National Park, situated in an elevated position by the River Churnet. The town has a long history being mentioned in the Doomsday Book, but it certainly pre-dates this.

In the late 18th and 19th centuries the town grew to become a centre of silk weaving and several mills were built at this time, however nothing now remains of the silk industry in Leek today. The town has a bustling shopping centre and a market every Wednesday and provides an excellent base from which to explore the south and western Peak District.

To the north within the Peak District National Park is an area of rock and heather called The Roaches, with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks, forming a gritstone escarpment which marks the south western edge of the national park. The Roaches consist of two edges, a lower and upper tier, with rock-steps connecting them. Hen Cloud is an imposing solitary edge which rises steeply from the ground. This whole area is well known to walkers and rock climbers, providing some of the best gritstone climbing in the country.

Broadhurst Farm Holiday Cottages - Birch Cottage ref: 27143

Waterhouses, Leek area

£444-£713

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3 star rating
Broadhurst Farm Holiday Cottages - Birch Cottage
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Within easy access of Ashbourne and Bakewell, as well as many attractions makes this a great base for 4 guests.
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    2
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The Farmhouse at Gradbach ref: CC412129

Gradbach near Buxton, Leek area

£2183-£5091

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Enjoy a secluded view from the oak-beamed lounge or relax in the private hot tub. All bedrooms are en-suite and there are 16-acres of woodland to explore.
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    16
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    7
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    7
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Broadhurst Farm Holiday Cottages - Pine Cottage ref: RCHP140

Waterhouses, Leek area

£713-£1246

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Enjoy a family holiday at this large property with many attractions nearby or hire some bikes to explore the area.
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Far House ref: UK4011

Upper Hulme, near Leek, Leek area

£0-£3636

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Easily accommodating up to 10 guests, fabulously designed Far House is an ideal base for touring Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the Peak District National Park.
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    12
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    3
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The Barn at Ivy House Farm ref: UK4001

Warslow near Buxton, Leek area

£554-£1040

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Enjoy stunning views from the first floor lounge which boasts a cosy wood burner. Alton Towers is just 20 minutes away, or spend a day exploring the Peak District National Park.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Broadmeadows Farm ref: QMJ

Butterton, Leek area

£729-£1702

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4 star rating
Ideal for a family holiday set in a secluded location on a working farm with many walks from the door.
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Broadhurst Farm Holiday Cottages - Cedar Cottage ref: RCHP132

Waterhouses, Leek area

£511-£726

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3 star rating
A great holiday base for a family who are wanting to tour the Peak District and Dovedale.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Rue Hayes Farm Cottage ref: UK4173

Onecote, near Leek, Leek area

£361-£749

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4 star rating
Rue Hayes Farm Cottage is situated on the owner’s working farm with easy access to the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House and Alton Towers.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Meg’s Cottage ref: UK4179

Butterton, near Leek, Leek area

£408-£834

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Meg’s Cottage is situated in the Peak District National Park, with its wildflower meadows and extensive network of trails through pretty villages and moorland.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Town End Barn ref: RDD5

Warslow, near Buxton, Leek area

£589-£766

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4 star rating
In the heart of the Peak National Park enjoy walks from the door, or the Manifold and Tissington cycle trail are nearby.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Shawside Farm ref: RPP3

Upper Hulme, Leek, Leek area

£478-£1245

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4 star rating
A superb base for walking, cycling, climbing and riding, after a day out exploring return home and enjoy the wood-burning stove.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Fenns Barn ref: REEF

Butterton, near Leek, Leek area

£507-£1147

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Plenty of walking opportunities from the doorstep and there is a craft centre nearby offering courses and activities.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Beech House ref: UK4070

Onecote, near Leek, Leek area

£677-£1892

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4 star rating
Nestled within the picturesque Peak District National Park, Beech House is an ideal choice for a family holiday or a break away with friends.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Harvey Gate Farm - The Stables ref: B6205

Onecote, Leek area

£223-£505

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4 star rating
A romantic retreat with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and excellent walking from the door.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Lee House Farm Cottage ref: UK4172

Waterhouses, near Leek, Leek area

£578-£721

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4 star rating
This is an ideal location for discovering Staffordshire and Derbyshire with many attractions including Alton Towers theme park.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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