Hen Cloud Cottage has self-catering accommodation in a secluded part of the Roaches, and sits at the base of Hen Cloud Crag on the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands. The cottage is only seven miles from Buxton and just over three miles from Leek. There are lovely walks that start from Hen Cloud Cottage’s front door
If you’re looking for a self-catering holiday then we have two holiday cottages, Willow Cottage (sleeps four) and Pine Cottage (sleeps four), a superb Shepherd’s Hut (Laburnum Retreat, which sleeps 2) and Ramshaw View, a static caravan, which sleeps four.
The Roaches, Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks
Hen Cloud Cottage lies on the Roaches, a mighty gritstone escarpment which marks the south-western edge of the Peak District. It is an area of rock outcrops and heather moorland owned by the Peak District National Park Authority.
Hen Cloud Cottage looks up to Hen Cloud itself, an impressive, steeply rising, solitary edge. The Roaches have a gentler incline and consist of Lower and Upper Tiers which are connected by rock steps.
The Roaches is beloved of walkers and climbers and built into the rocks of the Lower Tier is Rock Cottage. This tiny primitive cottage has had a colourful past, once a gamekeeper’s residence, then the home of the self-styled “Lord of the Roaches”. It is now a climbing hut. Below and to the west of the main edge is a line of small subsidiary edges known as the Five Clouds.
The whole area is a delight for walkers, runners and rock-climbers, with the edges providing some of the best gritstone climbing in the country with classic routes such as Valkyrie, the Sloth and The Swan.
If your looking for a perfect place to stay for a memorable holiday, then you’ve found it in the accommodation at Hen Cloud Cottage.