Old Beams ref: UK10862

Waterhouses, near Leek, Leek Area



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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Bath/Shower Seat 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 


Old Beams is a wonderfully unique, attractive, Grade ll listed, detached period property on the southern edge of the Peak District National Park. Dating back to the mid-18th century, originally a coaching inn, it features (as the name might suggest) original oak beamed ceilings and a double sided open fire place. It was more recently, a Michelin star restaurant, with diners served in the muraled conservatory restaurant, is a perfect base for large group get togethers and special occasions. Offering six bedrooms and five bathrooms, it is spacious allowing guests to relax separately, or to congregate together in one room. Each bedroom boasts its own TV, and outside there’s a large lawned garden, perfect for summer evenings.

Located within the historic village of Waterhouses, there’s a delightful, traditional pub serving food, as well as a village shop and take away café. In addition, the scenic Manifold Track is on the doorstep and offers a flat, traffic-free route for both cyclists and walkers. Centrally located between Derby and The Potteries, there is a wealth of nearby attractions including Britain’s premier theme park, Alton Towers, which is around 15 minutes away, or Waterworld Tropical Aqua Park around 30 minutes. The magnificent historic houses of Shugborough Hall, Little Moreton Hall and Chatsworth House all lie within 45 minutes’ drive. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With double sided open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Dining room/conservatory/garden room: With beams, tiled floor and French doors leading to garden.
Study: With piano.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with electric range with 3 ovens and 5 ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, washing machine, beams and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle with massage shower and toilet.
Steep, narrow stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 2: With four-poster kingsize bed, Freeview TV, beams and en-suite with freestanding bath, shower cubicle with steam shower, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request), Freeview TV and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Steep, narrow stairs to...

Second floor

Bedroom 5: With double bed, Freeview TV and partially restricted headroom.
Bedroom 6: With twin beds, Freeview TV and partially restricted headroom.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire included. 2 travel cots and highchair available on request. Stairgate.


Large lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 12 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 fenced ponds in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.4 miles
  • Distance
    7.7 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.2 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    10.8 (reservoir)

About the local area

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.

Things to do nearby

Glossop Sailing Club

Situated on the shores of Torside Reservoir Glossop Sailing Club welcome non members to the special family sailing days where you can enjoy a relaxing day out on the water.

The Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail is effectively a coast to coast trail between Southport and Hornsea, a total of over 200 miles.

Upper Derwent Valley

The valley and its surrounding moorland contains a wealth of places to explore and enjoy. From majestic reservoirs, quiet forests to the wild open moorland there is something for everyone.

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