The Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa

Buxton Road, Blackshaw Moor, Leek, ST13 8TW

From £55.00 per person

About

The untamed Peak District is famed for its rugged, natural beauty. But it’s not all about walking, climbing and supping real ales - not when there are spas as heavenly as the Three Horseshoes Country Inn to soothe your post-hike limbs. Whether you seek open fires, a spot of pampering or even a taste of history, you’ll find it all in abundance here. 

Nestled in the Staffordshire's Peak District, this cosy country inn offers a charming escape. Steeped in heritage, there’s been an inn on this spot since the early 1800s. Lovingly-refurbished by the Kirk family who took it over in the 1980s, they’ve transformed the Three Horseshoes without losing any of its oak-beamed character. Now it’s a must-visit destination, with boutique-style rooms and a unique spa experience. 

Check-in and chill-out in cosy pub rooms, or book into one of five luxurious garden suites that come complete with private outdoor hot tubs, perfect for stargazing under the Peak District sky. Savour AA-rosette winning food crafted with fresh, local ingredients, and enjoy a tipple (or two!) served with the warm hospitality that defines the Three Horseshoes experience.

Situated between the bustling market towns of Leek and Buxton, retail therapy is within easy reach. Lace up your walking boots and hike the dramatic rocky outcrop known as the Roaches, just a stone's throw away, or bring your binoculars and spot some feathered friends at Tittesworth Water. For a thrilling day out, Alton Towers theme park is a 20-minute drive.

But after exploring the Peak District's beauty, the Mill Wheel Spa awaits. Even seasoned spa-goers will find features they’ve never seen before, such as an authentic water-powered mill wheel shower and a steam room that’s a perfect recreation of a Peak District barn.  

Relax in the outdoor spa garden with its own hydrotherapy pool, then drink in the breathtaking countryside views with a drink in hand. Pamper yourself with beauty and wellbeing treatments from renowned brands like Phytomer and Kurland, before drifting off to bed.

Popular Facilities

  • The Farmers sauna
  • Peak District Stonebath steam room
  • Cedar plunge pool
  • Mill wheel experience shower
  • Relaxation suite
  • Rasul - chargeable
  • Beach hut UV light experience - chargeable
  • Award-winning country inn dining

Packages

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Moonlight Spa

  • Glass of sparkling Fizz
  • Canapés served in the relaxation area during the evening.
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 5pm
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From £55.00 per person

Morning at the Beach Spa

  • 1 treatment, 25 minutes
  • Two course lunch (starter and main course) in the Country Inn
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 9am
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From £70.00 per person

Afternoon at the Beach Spa

  • 1 treatment, 25 minutes
  • Two course lunch (starter and main course) in the Country Inn
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 12pm
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Night at the Beach Spa

  • 1 treatment, 25 minutes
  • Two course dinner in the Country Inn
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 5pm
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Lazy Afternoon Spa

  • 1 treatment, 25 minutes
  • Afternoon tea served in the Country Inn
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 1pm
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Pure Relaxation Morning Spa

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 9am
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From £80.00 per person

Pure Relaxation Afternoon Spa

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 1pm
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Spring Fresh Afternoon Spa

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Two course lunch (starter and main course) in the Country Inn served on arrival
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 12pm
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From £99.00 per person

Spring Fresh Morning Spa

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Two course lunch (starter and main course) in the Country Inn
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 9am
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1 Night at the Beach Spa and Stay

  • 1 treatment, 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Three course dinner in the Country Inn
  • Full English breakfast
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £141.00 per person

1 Night Mud Bath Spa and Stay

  • 1 treatment, 20 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Three course dinner in the Country Inn
  • Full English breakfast
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £148.50 per person

Blissful Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • Two course lunch (starter and main course) in the Country Inn
  • Six hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrival from 9am
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From £150.00 per person

1 Night Spring Fresh Spa and Stay

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Three course dinner in the Country Inn
  • Full English breakfast
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities from 1pm on day of arrival
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £158.00 per person

Mud Bath Morning for Two

  • 1 treatment, 20 minutes
  • Two course lunch (starter and main course) in the Country Inn
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 9am
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From £160.00 per package

Mud Bath Afternoon for Two

  • 1 treatment, 20 minutes
  • Two course lunch (starter and main course) in the Country Inn
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 12pm
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Mud Bath Evening for Two

  • 1 treatment, 20 minutes
  • Two course lunch (starter and main course) in the Country Inn
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Arrive at 5pm
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1 Night Sparkling Hot Tub Spa and Stay

  • 1 treatment, 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation in a Garden Room with private outdoor hot tub
  • Bottle of fizz in your room on arrival
  • Three course dinner in the Country Inn
  • Full English breakfast
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels and robes
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £180.00 per person

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Details

Towel and robes providedYes
SlippersCan be purchased
Product housePhytomer and Kurland
No. of treatment rooms3
Max no. in group6
Dress for lunchYes
Spa Accessible accessYes
Car parkingComplimentary
Minimum age16
Local attractionsTittesworth Reservoir and Visitors Centre, Alton Towers and Market towns of Leek and Buxton
No. of bedrooms26
Check-in time15.00
Dress codeSmart/casual
Hotel Accessible accessYes
Accessible roomsYes
Car parkingComplimentary
Electric car charging pointYes
Pets welcomeNo

Facilities

  • The Farmers sauna
  • Peak District Stonebath steam room
  • Cedar plunge pool
  • Mill wheel experience shower
  • Relaxation suite
  • Rasul - chargeable
  • Beach hut UV light experience - chargeable
  • Award-winning country inn dining

The Spa & Wellness at The Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa

Jacuzzi? Check. Sauna? Check. Steam room? Check. If you feel like you’ve seen one spa you’ve seen them all, you’ve clearly not been to Three Horseshoes Country Inn. With bags of quirky character and surprises at every turn, the area’s industrial and agricultural heritage have been transformed into out-of-this-world spa features you just won’t find anywhere else. 

The spa’s show-stopping centrepiece (and namesake) is its large mill wheel, which combines a water-powered experience shower with a nod to local history. The water pours out from the shovels in intervals, alternatively warm and cold.

Don’t like cold water surprises? Head to the Farmers’ Sauna. This charming replica of an Alpine Brechel cabin comes complete with herbal steam shots to let you breathe in all the spicy goodness of the forest. They’ve even painstakingly recreated a traditional Peak District barn and turned it into a unique twist on the conventional steam room. 

Cool off with a quick trip to the chilly cedar plunge pool, before making your way outside to the zen-like spa garden. Who cares what the weather’s doing when you’ve got a toasty hydrotherapy pool to warm you up? 

But even a spot of rain can’t stop you enjoying a day at the beach at this spa!  Step inside the beach hut to lie on warm sand for a sunshine simulation experience (minus the harmful rays) that takes you from sunrise to sunset in about 25 minutes. 

Time for a treatment? Three zen-like rooms offer rituals from two top-notch spa brands - Phytomer, which specialises in harnessing the benefits of marine ingredients and Kurland, the Alpine pioneer. Or just slather yourself in mineral-rich mud in the rasul - it makes a fun DIY treatment for two.

The Gym & Fitness at The Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa

Exercise is so good for the soul. But because there’s no gym at the Three Horseshoes (and the food and drink here are so delicious), you’ll need to bring your willpower if you were hoping to burn off some calories.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get active without a treadmill or dumbbell in sight. Lace up your walking boots and head to The Roaches, a dramatic craggy rock formation just north of the hotel. Not only can you hike, it’s a great place for climbing fanatics to test their mettle.

Or try nearby Tittesworth Water. With over 8km of trails through wildflower meadows, it’s a lovely way to get your steps up. You can even learn to paddleboard here - the watersports centre offers courses for all abilities.

Restaurants & Food at The Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa

This isn’t just a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. The Three Horseshoes is also a foodie destination that will really warm your cockles.. Nestle into a comfy chair by the crackling fireplace and admire the traditional oak beams overhead. Then tuck into a menu filled with hearty dishes like pies, steaks, gourmet burgers and roasts.

Championing the bounty of the Staffordshire region, ingredients come from nearby farms and producers. The Longhorn beef comes from Dunwood Farm in Longsdon, just five miles away, while the delicious lamb comes from Foxt, just under 10 miles away.

But it’s not just British classics on offer here. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s Filipino street food to try, either as a starter or for a tapas-style main.

Beyond the à la carte menu, Three Horseshoes offers a delightful afternoon tea. Imagine an elegant spread of delicate finger sandwiches, fluffy scones with clotted cream and preserves, and an assortment of delectable cakes and pastries – perfect for a leisurely afternoon with friends or a special occasion.

Spa Location

The Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa

The Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa

Buxton Road
Blackshaw Moor
Leek
ST13 8TW
01538 300 296

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: The nearest railway stations to the Three Horse are in Macclesfield (13 miles) and Stoke on Trent (13.5 mile). These are main line train stations with direct routes to Manchester and London.

By bus: The nearest bus stops are just outside the hotel on the main road - the A53 to Buxton. Route number 118 runs about three times a day to the towns of Leek and Buxton. The last bus is around 6pm.

By car: Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa is just a five to ten minute drive from the market town of Leek. You’ll find it on the A53 Buxton Road. The postcode for your sat nav is ST13 8TW.

Parking: There’s a large car park that can hold approximately 70 cars. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa do afternoon tea?

It sure does. The hotel’s mouth-watering afternoon tea can be savoured in the dining area alongside dramatic views over the Peak District, or you could eat your dainty sandwiches in front of the roaring fire in the heart of the pub. 

Served on Monday to Saturday between 3pm and 5pm, you’ll enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and fruit preserve and a selection of homemade British desserts. But will you choose a cup of freshly-brewed tea or coffee or something altogether more sparkly to wash it down?

Is there a swimming pool at the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa?

While there’s not a swimming pool, you’ll still need to bring your swimwear! The award-winning Mill Wheel Spa has plenty of intriguing ways to get you wet. 

Work your way round the thermal experiences, then cool off in the cedar plunge pool. Or stand under the Mill Wheel shower. Here, the water pours out from the shovels in intervals, but will it be warm or cold? The jeopardy just adds to the fun. 

But the piece de resistance can be found in the stunning spa courtyard. Here the three-metre square hydrotherapy pool is set at a toasty 36 degrees. No matter what the weather, it’s like being wrapped in a warm, cosy blanket.

Does Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa have its own indoor beach?

Cancel that trip to the seaside, because it really does! Nestled in a beach hut in the courtyard spa garden, you’ll lie on a bed of warm sand while the 25-minute experience takes you from sunrise to sunset, complete with relaxing music and essential oils. The perfect way to top up your vitamin D minus the harmful rays, you’ll feel like you’ve been on holiday!

Does the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa provide you with robes, towels and slippers?

They provide towels and one robe per person. Bring your own flip flops, or you can purchase slippers from the spa at a cost of £2 per pair.

Is there accommodation at the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa?

There are 26 rooms at Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa, 20 of which are in the newer extension. Called Garden Rooms, five of these have their own private gardens and cedar hot tubs, so you can feel like you’re in a spa even when your spa experience has ended for the day.

Rooms range from contemporary Classics to Superior luxury bedrooms with massage showers or whirlpool baths. Some Superior rooms even feature four poster beds, along with sumptuous modern boutique decor with that no-expense-spared feel. 

The other six rooms that aren’t in the new extension are called Pub rooms, and these are directly above the function room.

What time is check-in and check-out at the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa?

For overnight stays, check-in is from 3pm to 9pm on your arrival day and you can check out at any time up to 11am on the day of your departure. For spa days, arrival times vary depending on the package you’ve booked. Please check your booking confirmation for more details.

Where is the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa located?

The Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa is nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Staffordshire Peak District, just outside Leek. Its location means the views here are to die for - you can see the Staffordshire Moorlands, Tittesworth Reservoir and the rock formations of the Roaches (a prominent rocky ridge). With easy access to the quaint market towns of both Leek and Buxton, you’re also only 20 minutes from Alton Towers.

Does Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa have a dress code?

No, there’s no dress code at the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa. But you might want to pack something casual to wear for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. That’s because all of the dining areas are located within the public areas of The Three Horseshoes and you might not feel that comfortable wearing your robe!

Is the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa family-friendly?

While treatments and thermal experiences in the spa are only available for those aged 16 or over, the country inn itself is family friendly. Children’s menus are packed with crowd-pleasers, from sausage and mash to fish fingers, and two of the Superior rooms can accommodate two extra beds suitable for kids aged up to 12.

There’s plenty for them to do nearby, too. Tittesworth Water has walking trails, a watersports centre and a large children’s playground. Or just head to Alton Towers theme park for a high-octane day to remember - it’s just a 20-minute drive away.

Is the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa accessible?

Yes it is. There are 11 rooms on the ground floor, of which two are specifically adapted for guests with disabilities. Two parking bays reserved for guests with access needs are positioned close to the pub entrance.

At the Mill Wheel Spa, the private changing room has a wet room. Level throughout, it features a walk-in shower, handrails, sink and a help pull cord. You won’t miss out on treatments, either, because all three treatment rooms have electronically controlled beds to allow therapists to adjust the height.

Is the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa pet-friendly?

The pub area of the Three Horseshoes is fabulously dog-friendly, but they’re not allowed in guest bedrooms (with the exception of assistance dogs).

Does the Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa have a golf course?

It doesn’t, but there are several nearby. Pack your clubs in the boot, because if you drive back through Leek you’ll get to Leek Golf Club, a parkland course in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Or there’s nearby Westwood Golf Club, an 18-hole, 6,105 yard, par 70 course. Both welcome visitors.