Hen Cloud Cottage is the perfect place for accommodation on the Roaches, and sits at the base of Hen Cloud Crag in 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
We offer two types of accommodation on the Roaches, a four star bed and breakfast in a double room in the Cottage and if you’re looking for a self-catering holiday then you can book the Annexe as a self-catering holiday apartment sleeping five people.
The Roaches, Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks
Our accommodation lies on the Roaches, a mighty gritstone escarpment which marks the south-western edge of the Peak District. It is an area of rock and heather owned by the Peak District National Park Authority.
Our accommodation on the Roaches 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.
Our accommodation on the Roaches is a perfect place to stay for a memorable holiday