The Green Man

Sleeps 34

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


  • 13 bedrooms, 2 on the ground floor
  • 9 en suites, 2 shared bathrooms 
  • Sleeps up to 34 guests
  • This former country pub is a spacious & unique self-catering venue 
  • Enjoy exclusive use of your very own private pub
  • Excellent dining space, a fantastic bar area, & lots of outdoor space
  • Set in a rural location with easy access to the southern Peak District
  • Ideally located close to Alton Towers, Dovedale, Ashbourne, Leek & Uttoxeter Races
  • The Green Man works really well for low key celebrations & relaxed weekends
  • There is a 7kw smart electric vehicle charging point near to the side entrance door (minimal charges apply)

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Set over 3 floors the Green Man has 13 spacious, light and airy bedrooms, styled with neutral decor, and coordinating furnishings, 12 of the bedrooms are very spacious sleeping between 2-4 guests with 1 compact room sleeping 1 person (bedroom 9).

All bedrooms can be made into twins or doubles to offer a flexible room set up for all types of groups. Bedroom 9 is the only room with a single bed but is ideal for one adult. To complement the bedrooms there are a total of 9 en suites and 2 shared bathrooms. Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with a bath towel, hand soap and shower gel. We offer 2 ground floor bedrooms.

Baths are available in the en suites for bedrooms 5 and 7 (these also have showers over the baths) The shared bathroom for bedrooms 12a and 12b is a bath only - no shower

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 an alternative dining space for more informal meals in an open plan room leading off the kitchen with a large farmhouse table and benches.

Living Spaces

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 barstool 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 a pool table and dartboard. In addition, you can relax in a lounge area with armchairs and leather sofas. 

Please click here for the floor plans.

The Garden and Outside Space

From the dining room doors, it leads out to 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 kickaround or a game of rounders. You can also BBQ here or on the terrace outside the dining room. We provide an oil drum BBQ for your use - available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.

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

There is a 7kw smart electric vehicle charging point near to the side entrance door (minimal charges apply)

Property Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

  • ​4pm on the day of arrival
  • By 10am on the day of departure 

Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay

  • Please remove dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns are allowed
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 9pm, we kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy
  • There is a noise monitoring system at this site-and the landline will ring if we need to discuss noise levels with you
  • No glitter please as even the most eco friendly kind is impossible to remove from the soft furnishings and hard wearing floors
  • No Karaoke machines of any type

If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.

  • ​2 x ground floor bedrooms with en suites
  • Beds are flexible and can be twins or doubles
  • Open plan level access downstairs with large doorways but there are 2 steps down to the games room
  • Level carpark
  • Ground floor toilets with wash basins
  • There are 4 steps from the carpark to the main entrance
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Large garden overlooking fields and open countryside so can offer a calm setting
  • We are supportive to anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide dog to the property

​Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at

The Peak District and The Surrounding Area

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.

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How To Find The Green Man


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

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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 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 a 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  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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Your Stay At The Green Man

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our very own award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’. Booking advised.
  • The George, 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, 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.
  • The Bull i'th Thorn, Hurdlow - pub and pizzeria, enjoy a selection of made to order oven pizzas in the refurbished spacious room, with a mixture of booth seating and individual tables - or sit in the bar area, still featuring some of the traditional charm from the days of the old coaching inn and enjoy burgers / sandwiches/ grazing boards, pub classics, children's menu and desserts to die for.


  • 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
  • Mehek - Leek. Indian Restaurant - serving great Traditional Indian Food. Also to take away but they do not deliver


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
  • Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.
  • Monty’s Fish and Chip Takeaway - A great fish and chip shop in Leek which will deliver out to the Green Man for a large order and if pre booked in advance
  • The Flaming Leek - will deliver to the property - serving burgers / pizzas / garlic breads

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

Key Facts

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)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & foil
  • Bin liners
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • Oven gloves
  • 4 x tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Iron and ironing board.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Free Wi fi

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 cots (if requested)- (Kiddicare and Mamas and Papa brands sized roughly H74xW104xD74cm) We provide basic travel cot's that comply with BSI. Please note that due to health and safety reasons, you will need to bring cot linen and any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Hoover
  • Mop
  • Sweeping Brush
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Blue Tooth Soundbar
  • 72 inch wall mounted TV (Not Smart)– HDMI and VGA (VGA connection is hard to access) please bring your own cables
  • Christmas - throughout December there will be a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights
  • Should you need a DVD player for your stay we do ask our guests to please bring one with them, along with any relevant cable

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 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 ovens each , a grill and the storage compartments at the bottom.
  • 2 x dishwashers
  • 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 guests in various combinations.
  • Extra dining area in the kitchen with farmhouse table and benches

Bar Area and Games Room

  • Note that there are only two working beer pumps, the others shown on the photos are for decoration only.  You can order a max of 2 kegs from our local established company 'Whim Ales' who will receive delivery and install in time for your arrival.  (Please note you cannot install your own kegs).  
  • Glassware consisting of pint, wine and champagne glasses
  • 2 x large wine fridges behind bar
  • Ice machine- you need to manually fill with water
  • No cocktails shakers
  • No optics
  • 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- darts and pool cues supplied


  • ​There is space for 30 cars
  • Large area with gated access
  • There is a 7kw smart electric vehicle charging point near to the side entrance door (minimal charges apply)
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property to charge an electric vehicle. Our domestic supply in the property does not have the capacity or set up to support EV charging. Please use this link, that you may find helpful, for the local nearby charging stations.

Outdoor Space

  • ​Large garden laid to lawn- ideal for football or outdoor games
  • Spacious car park
  • Paved terrace with seating
  • 4 x patio benches
  • BBQ - charcoal -large half oil drum style, available between the 1st Aril to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment
  • Please do not move the garden furniture around, this is for your own safety, due to them being very heavy and also damage can easily be caused if the items are dragged

Property Quirks

  • Located near to a main road, so please do not leave dogs unattended
  • Some of the bedrooms do have sloping ceilings so may reduce head height for some guests
  • Steps from the carpark to the back door
  • Steps down to the Games Room area
  • The fireplace in the sofa seating area is ornamental and for display only
  • There are 2 Green Man's in the area one ( a working pub)  being in the centre of Leek please do not confuse the two
  • CCTV is installed at the property to contribute to the security when unoccupied and for the guests vehicles when on site.  The camera is fixed over the car park and exterior back door
  • The  compact room with single bed measures 2.3mtrs x 2.0 mtrs


  • ​We allow 4 dogs at the property and charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
  • We do ask that dogs are kept off all furniture and out of the bedrooms
  • Please make sure all dog litter is cleared from the garden and grounds
  • Please do not leave dogs unattended in the property or garden at any time


Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond our control. We hope you also appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area


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