The Green ManSleeps 34

Exclusive Use of Your Own Converted Pub, Close to Alton Towers and The Peak District


  • We have rescued and restored this former country pub to its former glory to create an amazing unique self catering venue in a great location.
  • Guests can enjoy exclusive use of their very own private pub with excellent private dining space, a fabulous games room and plenty of outdoor space too.
  • Extremely spacious property which is jam-packed full of everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay
  • This stunning family friendly self-catering accommodation is in a rural location, yet within striking distance of the southern tip of the stunning Peak District.
  • Ideally located close to  Dovedale, Ashbourne, Leek, Uttoxeter Races, Illam and Hartington.
  • Alton Towers Resort a mere 7.5 mile drive drive. The Green Man works really well for low key celebrations and relaxed weekends.
Lounge area- comfortable seating for 10/11 guests. Now has 1 x 3 seat sofa and 2 x 4 seater sofas
External view of The Green Man
Dining Room with Original Oak Beams
First floor bedroom 4

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

First floor bedroom 4
Bedroom 6
Bedroom 12a
Bedroom 6

As you step over the threshold you will find a warren of landings spread over three floors. With a wide choice of freshly decorated light and airy bedrooms, styled with neutral decor, warm creams and coordinating furnishings, the thirteen bedrooms are all a good size (except the bunk bed room which is more compact).

All bedrooms can be made into twin and doubles to offer a flexible room set up for all types of groups. To complement the bedrooms there are a total of 9 en suites and 2 shared bathrooms all newly installed in a gleaming white finish. Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking & Dining

The generous sized modern fitted kitchen is perfect for groups wanting to totally self cater and cook for themselves. With ample storage, plenty of crockery, cutlery, pot and pans it is well stocked with all the mod cons.

The dining room truly offers a lovely open plan space for group meals with the original Cruck'd beams still on display. You can have flexible layouts for dining dependent on your numbers with solid oak tables, benches and chairs made by local craftsmen.

In the evenings after dinner, you can turn it into a cinema room with viewing on the 72 inch wall mounted TV. There is alternative dining space for more informal meals in a open plan room leading off the kitchen with a large farmhouse table and benches.

Please click here for finer details of what to expect at the property.

Fully equipped kitchen
3 dining tables for flexible dining layouts
Large kitchen with appliances
Starter Supply of  Coffee, Tea & Sugar

Living Spaces

Original bar area
Games Room with Pool Table & Darts Board
Open lounge area with flat screen television, now has 1 x 3 seater and 2 x 4 seater sofas
Bar Area

The ground floor of The Green Man is vast, with the original bar area becoming the focal point of the entire stay. Here, you can gather around the wood burning stove, serve your own drinks and perch on a bar stool at the fabulous original bar. This can be stocked as you wish (please note we have to supply the kegs for the pumps) and there is plenty of glassware, wine fridges and even an ice machine behind the bar.

No pub would be complete without entertainment, so just a couple of steps down from the bar area it opens into a games room with pool table and dart board. In addition, you can relax in a cosy lounge are with armchairs and comfy leather sofas. 

Please click here for the floor plans.

The Garden and Outside Space

From the dining room doors lead out to is a paved terrace which is perfect for enjoying pre dinner drinks. 

Across from the main building is a large garden laid to lawn. The garden is substantial in its size and is perfect for a kick around or a game of rounders. You can also BBQ here or on the terrace outside the dining room. We provide a oil drum BBQ for your use - just remember to bring  your own charcoal.

Being a former country pub, there is a very large gated car park for your private use.

If you can drag yourselves away from such a wonderful venue, we also have tons of ideas and recommendations if you want to something more adventurous such as off road walking, clay pigeon shooting, caving, abseiling, mountain biking, water sports and rock climbing.

External view of The Green Man
Fabulous Outdoor Area
Idyllic location with plenty of local attractions nearby
Super Games Room off the bar

The Peak District and The Surrounding Area

Close to Thors Cave and The Manifold Trail
Close to Thors Cave and The Manifold Trail
A short drive to Dove Dale
Stunning Views

We recommend you venture out and visit the stunning Peak District with its enchanting villages and historic towns such as Buxton, Ashbourne, Leek and Bakewell well as enjoying its glorious ever changing landscapes.

The Peak District National Park offers a spectacular variety of scenery from steep sided limestone dales to the dramatic high moorlands. The Green Man is a short drive from Dovedale, Ilam, Alstonefield and Hartington with their amazing walk routes and there is something for everyone whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.

Just down the road you can hire bikes and jump onto The Manifold trail to explore stunning surrounding countryside and awe-inspiring Thor's Cave and Wetton Mill. Another great adventure is to spend the day at Alton Towers Resort with Splash Landings which is just a 7.5 miles drive away via back country lanes.

Click here for our recommendations to help you plan your stay.

How To Find Us


Tip: There are two Green Man's in the area and we are not the one in the town centre of Leek

The address of The Green Man is:

Ashbourne Road Bottomhouse Nr Leek ST13 7QJ

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.071867, -1.939906

Directions to The Green Man from Leek (approx. 10 minutes):

  • From Leek centre follow signs towards A523 towards Ashbourne
  • Once on the A523 follow for 4.4 miles
  • You will go past an a garage on your right hand side called “Smithy Garage”
  • Just under 200m after this, The Green Man will be on your right hand side- (a large white building on the corner at the cross roads)
  • Turn right at the cross roads onto B5053 (Bottom Lane) and the entrance to the car park will be on your right hand side.
  • You have arrived at The Green Man!

Directions to The Green Man from Ashbourne (approx. 20 minutes):

  • From Ashbourne centre follow signs towards A523 towards Leek
  • Once on the A523 follow for 5.6 miles
  • You will go past an Indian restaurant on your right hand side called “Cloves Indian Cuisine”
  • Just under 150m after this, The Green Man will be on the corner on left hand side just after a left turn at the cross roads- (a large white building)
  • Turn left at the cross roads onto B5053 (Bottom Lane)- signposted to Ipstones and the entrance to the car park will be on your right hand side.
  • You have arrived at The Green Man!

Directions to The Green Man from Buxton (approx. 30 minutes):

  • From Buxton follows signs towards A53 towards Leek
  • Once on the A53 follow for 11.8 miles
  • Before you arrive in Leek town centre there will be a left hand turn signposted to A523 Ashbourne & Derby (Springfield Road), close to immediately after you enter the 30mph zone, there is small pedestrian crossing and some metal railings on your left- (on the right just before hand there is a small roundabout at the right hand junction)- take this left hand turn**
  • You will go past ASDA on your right and Leek High Specialist Technology School on your left- follow the road for 0.3 miles
  • After 0.3 miles turn left at the junction towards Ashbourne (A523)- you will go past a hospital on your left handside
  • Follow the A523 for 4 miles You will go past an a garage on your right hand side called “Smithy Garage”
  • Just under 200m after this, The Green Man will be on your right hand side- (a large white building on the corner at the cross roads)
  • Turn right at the cross roads onto B5053 (Bottom Lane) and the entrance to the car park will be on your right hand side.
  • You have arrived at The Green Man!
  • **(If you miss the left hand turn do not worry- follow the road straight down you will come to a Waitrose on your right hand side- there is a set of lights just outside waitrose, carry straight on through these and you will come to another set with 2 lanes, take a left at these traffic lights onto the A523 into Leek centre, carry on over the zebra crossing to a set of traffic lights at a cross roads- at these lights turn left and you are back on track (A523 towards Ashbourne & Derby- follow for approx. 4-4.5 miles and see bullet point 6)

Floor Plans

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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for The Green Man. Verbatim.

Roper stayed in February '18

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Karvela stayed in February '18

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Chitnis stayed in October '14

Prendergast stayed in April '14

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Richardson stayed in June '13

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Your Stay At The Green Man

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our very own award winning pub offer open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’. Booking advised.
  • The George at Alstonfield - The George is an unspoilt, historic, family run pub in the Peak District village of Alstonefield, above Dovedale. 
  • The Three Horseshoes Inn - Does an amazing carvery, great for Sunday lunch.
  • The Duncombe Arms at Ellastone - A country pub restaurant that prides itself on using local and seasonal produce.
  • The Lazy Trout, Meerbrook - Traditional country pub serving great pub food.


  • Cloves Indian Cuisine - Just 100m walk form the property it this great Indian restaurant, they also do take-aways.
  • So Thai, Leek - Great Thai restaurant in the centre of Leek that also offers a take-away service.
  • Leek Bar and Grill, Leek - Restaurant, cafe and wine bar specializing in exciting British Fusion food with a seasonal Mediterranean twist.
  • Primo Piano, Leek - Italian  restaurant serving authentic Italian food.
  • Castro's, Cheddleton  - Mexican restaurant
  • White's, Ashbourne - Lovely restaurant for a special occasion.


  • The Cottage Kitchen Country Cafe, Winkhill-  Just down the road from the property this country cafe and farm shop has a large and varied menu.
  • Dillion's Tea House and Cafe, Ashbourne - Serves a lovely cream tea/afternoon tea.
  • Betty's Sewing Box, Ashbourne - Quirky Victorian tearoom with fabulous home-made cakes.

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take Aways

  • Sauced Here- fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks -great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Cloves Indian Cuisine - Just 100m walk form the property this Indian restaurant, offers a take-away service
  • Monty’s Fish and Chip Takeaway - A great fish and chip shop in Leek which will deliver out to the Green Man.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Alton Towers

Arguably one of Britain’s best theme parks, Alton Towers is only a 7.5 mile drive away. The infamous Alton Towers resort offers a greatfamily day out, as well as the renown rides which provide enough excitement even for the most ardent fun seeker, the Cbeebies land is a great addition to cater for the youngest family members. The waterpark is also not to be missed, with rides for the adrenaline junkies as well
as relaxing areas for those who just want to chill out in the Lagoona Bay, and for those looking for a more relaxing day, the Spa is a great place to unwind and chill. The Spa also offers a great selection of treatments if you are feeling indulgent.

Click here for further information on Alton Towers resort.

2. Peak Wildlife Park

Just down the road from the Green Man at Winkhill, this wildlife park is a great destination for families, with walkthroughs which allow you to come face to face with exotic and endangered animals such as lemurs, penguins and wallabies. There are opportunities to feed the animals by hand and also a large outdoor play area, sandpit and bouncy castle to keep the little ones occupied.

Click here for more information on Peak Wildlife Park

3. The Roaches

The Roaches, with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks form a gritstone escarpment which marks the south-western edge of the Peak District. A mecca for walkers and climbers with some of the best gritstone climbing in the country. Once you have reached the top of the rocky ridge there are stunning viewing across the Staffordshire moorlands. Obviously no trip would be complete without catching the ‘winking man.’

Click here for more information on the Roaches

4. The Manifold Trail

A short but very attractive walking/cycle route along the route of the former Leek & Manifold Light Railway. Look out for the impressive
Thor’s Cave and interesting rock formations along the way and stop for lunch at the lovely National trust tea rooms at Wetton Mill, or take a picnic to have down by the river.

Click here for information on the Manifold Trail

5. Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

A nice afternoon out for the family, children and adults alike will enjoy a ride on the miniature steam railway, which hugs the outline of Rudyard Lake. As well as the miniature steam railway, Rudyard Lakes offers picturesque walking and you can also hire rowing boats and canoes out.

Click here for more information on Rudyard lake and the steam railway

Finer Details

What To Expect at The Green Man

A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand soap
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Shower Gel
  • Loo rolls
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & foil
  • Bin liners
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • Oven gloves
  • 4 x tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Iron and ironing board.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi

Useful Information

  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - 1 x bath towel per guest and hand towels in the bathrooms
  • 4 x travel cot (if requested)
  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 x DVD players and TV in the lounge
  • 72 inch wall mounted TV – HDMI and VGA (VGA connection is hard to access)
  • Ipod docking station

Cooking and Dining

Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • 2 x Microwaves
  • American style fridge/freezer and and additional  undercounter fridge
  • Double toaster
  • Cafetieres
  • Kitchen Scales
  • 3 Kettles
  • 2 double toasters
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • 2 x range cookers with 5 gas rings on each.  Both have two x ovens each , a grill and the storage compartments at the bottom.
  • 2 x dishwasher
  • We have 3 x tables in the dining room that are approx 3ft wide and 8ft 9ish long and then we have 1 that is 3ft wide and 4ft 6 long. They can seat
    36 guest in various combinations.
  • Extra dining area in the kitchen with farmhouse table and benches

Bar Area and Games Room

  • Please note that some of the beer pumps on the photos are for decoration only and are not in use. Please contact us directly for details on the bar area.
  • 2 x large wine fridges behind bar
  • Ice machine
  • No cocktails shakers
  • Log burner in bar area – 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
  • Pool table and darts board


  • Patio with 4 large picnic benches
  • Good size lawned garden
  • ½ Oil drum style BBQ – please supply your own charcoal

You Should Know

  • Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. For your information,  dogs are allowed on site if pre-arranged - you will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details.
  • No fireworks due to nearby live stock
  • Noise Policy - due to quiet rural location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 9.30pm. Neighbours are in close proximity.
  • Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.


  • The postcode is ST13 7QJ
  • The nearest town is Leek
  • The nearest villages are Ipstones and Waterhouses both with a pubs, post office and village shops
  • Nearest restaurant 100m – Cloves Indian Restaurant
  • Alton Towers is only 7.5 miles away
  • Private Parking for 30 cars

Booking and Payment Process

  • ​We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  •  Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  •  A cautionary damage deposit of £500 is held and returned after your stay
  • Click here for a full description of how to make a booking

Arrival and Departure

  • Check in 3pm or after
  • Check out is by 10am prompt

Shopping Delivery Information

For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there is are no Peak Venus staff on site).

Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here

Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service.  Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.

Click here to book a delivery slot.