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Daisy Cottage In The Beautiful Churnet Valley close to Alton Towers

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Cheddleton, Nr. Leek / Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England - Watch The Narrow Boats And Steam Trains Go By From The Lodge At The Bottom Of Our Cottage Garden

Daisy Cottage is a 19th century cottage with a beautiful garden which joins the Caldon Canal which incorporates an outside dining and seating to enjoy the surroundings. The cottage is located across the road from a traditional pub called The Boat Inn which serves real ale and good food. The Churnet Valley Steam Railway is just down the road which hosts an number of steam train events throughout the year. While away the hours enjoying the garden listening to the bird song and watching the buzzards. You can also enjoy a spot of fishing from the bottom of the garden or just over the tow path in the Churnet River. Daisy Cottage is only 20 minutes away from the famous Alton Towers theme park, 10 minutes from the market town and antique centre of Leek and 20 minutes away from the spa town of Buxton. The market town of Bakewell is 40 minutes away and the historic Chatsworth House is 45 minutes away. Enjoy beautiful walks from Daisy Cottage along the tow path to Froghall or Longsdon.

Joanne and Marcus Johnson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Staffordshire Moorlands District in the West Midlands

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath (electric shower), wc and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Loft room with limited head room/space under 12's only
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 adults (2 double Bedrooms) Loft room available which has 2 single beds which are suitable only for children under 12 years. The loft room is accessed via the 2nd bedroom. In the interests of comfort, the cottage is not suitable for 6 occupants at once. It is ideal for up to 2 adults and 2 children or 4 adults. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed, dressing table, wardrobe and drawers. Bedroom 2 - double bed with wardrobe and shelving with access to loft room Loft room - zip and link beds (can be made into a double) with velux windows - restricted height.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Daisy Cottage has a beautiful cottage garden but it is quite steep and joins the Caldon Canal at the bottom of the garden. The stair case to the first floor is open to one side and therefore care must be taken if you have small children. Outside: The garden is located in front of Daisy Cottage. There is a seating area on the decking which enjoys views of the valley and the canal. The wooden lodge at the bottom of the garden provides shelter and a peaceful location to enjoy the tranquillity of the canal and a great place to listen to and watch the birds. The garden is a great place to watch the narrow boats passing by and to feed the ducks. Just a short stroll from the cottage you can visit the Churnet Valley Railway museum or just watch the steam and diesel trains passing by. The trains can also be seen from the cottage. Also you can visit the pigs who live in the wood near the railway station. Just beyond the station there are open fields and lovely walks. There are a number of dairy farms close by so you will often see cows sheep in the fields which you can see from the Daisy Cottage. Parking is available on the slabbed area at the top of the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are include


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Daisy Cottage In The Beautiful Churnet Valley close to Alton Towers
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really clean, welcoming and charming

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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chilling weekend in a lovely cottage with nice and helpful owners on hand

  • 5 of 5

we went to Daisy Cottage for a chilling weekend with some friends. We were text to say feel free to check-in earlier as no one in before us. Jo the owner was lovely and paid us a courtesy call to say hello and advised on the pubs to visit etc and to ring with any issues. the cottage is ideal for two couples and a lovely location on the edge of the canal. Shame it was winter as we couldn't see appreciate the garden but I guess in summer it's lovely. The black lion was recommended by Jo the owner and she was so right, worth a visit. The Boat Inn opposite was friendly and good for drinking but not our cup of tea for food but if you like cheap and cheerful it's ok. Visited the steam train as well, great little area, lovely cottage thought of everything you could need and very clean, would go again and certainly recommend.

Thanks Jo and Marcus

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Lovely cottage next to Calden canal

  • 5 of 5

Super countryside setting with canal walks from the cottage door. Churnet Valley steam train adjacent which is an excellent trip. Boat Inn 2mins but no noise at night. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated and finished cottage in a glorious location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and dog had a lovely break here. Lovely walks, convenient pub, cosy wood burner, plenty of interesting places to visit. Sadly, we only had two days!

I would like to return with more members of the family to fill and appreciate that lovely cottage!

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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Daisy Cottage is so quaint! Beautifully kept, well equipped, its all you need for a relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our experience staying at Daisy Cottage was very relaxing and peaceful..a truly lovely place to unwind.The garden was also a delight to sit in.. watching the canal boats sail by in the wooden gazebo at the bottom of the garden. The owners Jo and Marcus were very pleasant and helpful..nothing was too much trouble. The oldie worldie canal side pub is a stones throw away, along with the Churnet Steam railway . Great picturesque walks from the cottage, our dog had a great time! ☺ Th

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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property nice & spaceous & modern

  • 5 of 5

Lovely position, owners very helpful. Dog Friendly Pub just across the way, with good home cooked meals. Feed the local pigs down the road. Stuning views, I could have happily stayed for ever.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The Boat Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Leek (Birchall or Westwood)
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Stoke on Trent
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Castro's Latin American
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Stoke on Trent
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

As the canal joins the garden you can fish whilst sitting in the garden. The River Churnet is a few meters away and there are carp fishing pools approximately 2 miles away. There are a number of other fishing pools, lakes and reservoirs in the area and further information can be provided on request.


The Staffordshire Moorlands Cycle route can be accessed from the tow path on the canal. The path to The Potteries which passes the Holly Bush at Denford has recently been renewed offering great cycling. You can join the Leek Canal and spend a few hours cycling through the beautiful valley. A map of the cycle routes can be found in the cottage.


Daisy Cottage is located approximately 45 minutes from Manchester Airport, East Midlands Airport and Birmingham Airport. It is 30 minutes away from either Macclesfield Train station or Stoke Train station. A car is an advantage to explore the area but is not essential as there is a local bus service which passes the cottage which provides transport to the market town of Leek.


Daisy Cottage is located on the edge of the village of Cheddleton which has local convenience stores, a fish and chip shop, several pubs, a chemist and a post office. The shops are 10-15 minutes walk away.

There are 2 churches in the village; St Edward the Confessor and St Andrew's Methodist Church.

Leek is 4 miles away, Buxton approximately 20 minutes away and Alton Towers just 20 minutes away.

Further Details:

Whilst there are 2 convenience stores in the village, there are several larger supermarkets in Leek including Morrisons, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Asda and Aldi.

Leek also has several major banks and building societies, a lovely indoor trestle market and an outdoor market. (Outdoor markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays).

Cheddleton has several pubs, 2 of which serve very good food. There is also a Latin American restaurant called Castros which is located on the Caldon Canal 10 minutes walk along the tow path from Daisy Cottage.

Leek has a number of good restaurants and takeaways including Indian, Bangladeshi, Italian, Chinese and Thai.

Just 10 minutes drive from Cheddleton is the village of Ipstones where you will find a very good public house called The Marquis of Granby which serves great food. Booking may be required as it is very popular.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
To enquire about Daisy Cottage please call 07974645147 or 07761975993.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is either a Friday or a Saturday but we will try to accommodate alternative arrival dates where possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.