The Stable

Explore the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Churnet Valley from this historic stable building overlooking the Caldon Canal.

Until the 1950s The Stable was used as housing for a boat horse.  Indeed, the very last horse to tow a boat working on the Caldon Canal lived in this space.  It has now been fully modernised to include a bedroom in the former hayloft, a modern shower room, and an open plan kitchen and lounge fitted out for comfortable self catering.

The Stable can sleep 2 adults (either double bed or separate beds) and up to two children (one in a cot).

The Stable is adjacent to the owners’ residence, which means we are usually on hand for assistance and advice about what to do in the area.

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Important information

Unfortunately we do not allow pets in our self catering accommodation (although we will make exceptions for hearing/seeing dogs).

Access to the stable is up several stone steps.  The toilet/bathroom is on the ground floor with the bedroom upstairs, so it might not be suitable for less agile people who need to get up in the night!

What to do while you are here

On the edge of the Peak District, Denford makes an excellent base for exploring the hills and valleys of the national park.

Right on the doorstep of the Stable (and within the grounds of the owners’ residence) are paths through Hazelhurst Woods for a short stroll before breakfast!

Leek is just 3 miles away and has all the traditional features of a market town including many pubs and eating establishments, and weekly markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

This is a great base if you are interested in exploring railways and canals.  We are situated close to both the main line and the Leek Branch of the Caldon Canal and the garden of the property features a derelict lock chamber once part of the canal.

The Churnet Valley Railway is just down the road at Cheddleton and a lovely round trip can be made by walking along the towpath beside the canal to Froghall and returning by steam train.  We are also only half an hour from the Foxfield Railway.

It is a 20 minute drive to the historic market town of Cheadle with its famous Pugin church, and a similar distance to Stoke-on-Trent and its many Potteries (including pottery museums and famous name factory shops).

For those who are looking for more of a thrill, Alton Towers is only 20 minutes drive away.  Ashbourne, Buxton and Macclesfield are all only half an hour’s drive away.

Eating out

There are many pubs and restaurants in the nearby town of Leek, and several pubs and cafes within a couple of miles, including:

The Holly Bush real ale pub is just 4 minutes walk across the field and serves food from 12 noon to 9pm 7 days a week.
The Wheel (1 mile away)
Red Lion, Cheddleton (2 miles on foot, 3 by road)
Black Lion, Cheddleton (2¼ miles on foot, 3 by road)
The Old Stables Tea Room, Cheddleton (2¼ miles on foot, 3 by road)
Castros Restaurant, Cheddleton (2 miles on foot, 3 by road)