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The Sweethills

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 26 reviews

from £36 /night

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The Sweethills annex

Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This beautifully furnished newly-built annex is a must for anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful getaway! It is located along a private drive on farmland surrounded by the rolling hills of the traditional English countryside. There is abundant walking through woodland and open countryside from the door.

Wildlife is plentiful with many buzzards, hares, badgers and woodpeckers in the area. There have even been sightings of long-eared owls, red kites and muntjac deer. The area boasts a number of country pubs serving real ales and home-cooked food.

The region is steeped in history from the ancient ruins of Croxden Abbey (5 mins walk from the accommodation) to the legend of the Chained Oak of Alton, which can still be seen today. For those seeking adventure Alton Towers theme park is only 10 minutes drive away and there are many areas to explore on mountain bikes. Local amenities, along with specialist shops such as antique and art dealers, can be found in the nearby historic market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Uttoxeter and Cheadle, where many examples of Pugin architecture can also be found. Locally there is also Uttoxeter racecourse and the historic pottery hub of Stoke-on-Trent plus many more places of interest – too many to mention!

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Mindlands 55 km, Nearest railway: Uttoxeter 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Ample Parking

Cooker has large size oven gas oven with gas hobs

Full-size kitchen

Use of washing machine available (just ask)

All rooms are light an airy

French doors open from bedroom onto yard

All windows have superb views

Further details

Only well-behaved dogs considered at an extra charge of £5 per night- please enquire.

For dogs a £50 damage deposit is required and returned upon leaving.

Being a bungalow we believe this accommodation to be accessible for wheelchairs although it has not been specially adapted.

About this location

The Staffordshire region

The Sweethills is located near the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border overlooking the beautiful Churnet Valley at the foot of the Weaver Hills. Within 20 minutes drive of iconic Dovedale, the property provides ideal accommodation for those wishing to access both Alton Towers and the moors and dales of the Peak District National Park.

There are many places of interest to visit in the area to keep even the most active visitors busy!

Historic market towns:

Ashbourne - home of the historic shrovetide football match

Leek - Antiques and art

Matlock - Chatsworth House and beautiful walks

Bakewell - why not try an authentic bakewell!

Buxton - historic spa town and opera house

Dimmingsdale

Weaverhills

Dovedale

Manifold Valley

Alton Towers

Carsington Water

Trentham Gardens

The area also has fantastic cycle pathways along the Tissington Trail, Manifold Way and disused Churnet Valley railway line.

Alton

Alton is noted for the theme park Alton Towers, built around the site of Alton Mansion (also named Alton Abbey or Alton Towers), which was owned by the Earls of Shrewsbury. The village is located on the eastern side of the Churnet valley. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and contains numerous buildings of architectural interest; the Round-House, Alton Castle (now a Catholic youth retreat centre), St Peter's Church, The Malt House, St John's Church and Alton Towers.

Stoke-on-Trent is considered to be the home of the pottery industry in England and is commonly known as The Potteries. The city's world-class ceramics collection is housed in the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Hanley. Etruria Industrial Museum on the Caldon Canal, and Gladstone Pottery Museum in a former potbank in Longton are dedicated to the city's industrial heritage. Most of the major pottery companies based in Stoke-on-Trent have factory shops and visitor centres. Trentham Gardens is located on the southern fringe of the city along with the monkey forest, the first of its kind in England. Visitors can roam through the monkey park where 140 Barbary Macaque monkeys wander free in the woodlands. There are no fences in place to stop the monkeys from interacting with the visitors, although it is against park rules to touch the animals and wardens are on standby to ensure the safety of the visitors

There is a wealth of attractions and places of interest in the area - something for everybody!

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12 Dec 2014

5/5

"Beautiful surroundings and perfect host"

It is the perfect place for couples and families with little children.We went with our daughter in the summer of 2013 she was 3 at the time and returned the summer 2014 as we found the place amazing a… More

4 Nov 2014

5/5

"Cosy, clean cottage in beautiful surroundings"

Beautiful cottage, very clean - has everything you need. The cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens and farmland. Easy access to Alton Towers and many surrounding towns. Would definitely go back! … More

20 Oct 2014

5/5

"Perfect Stay for couple"

Had a fantastic stay here in the Sweethills. Dorothy was very generous and the little touches made the stay really special. Ideal to stay here when visiting Alton Towers and surrounding attractions. T… More

14 Oct 2014

5/5

"Fantastic place!"

Lovely little extension to the bungalow next door. Beautifully decorated (really modern - especially the bathroom) and very homely. Dorothy was very welcoming and ensured we had some milk, tea and cof… More

9 Oct 2014

5/5

"Beautiful"

The perfect getaway for a couple. Everything was perfect! Really was a very special night. The rooms were very clean and designed beautifully. Woke up in the morning to cows outside out gate. My littl… More

6 Oct 2014

5/5

"Incredible!"

What a lovely place, was so nice and peaceful.I really enjoyed my stay.Was greeted by Dorethy when I arrived who instantly made us feel at home.Hope to stay again sometime!… More

24 Sep 2014

5/5

"Amazing."

The property and the surroundings was amazing!!, Dorothy was lovely and there to greet when we arrived also giving advise on the best places to eat and supermarkets ect. The accommodation was spotless… More

13 Sep 2014

5/5

"beautiful and immaculate bungalow"

My hubby, 3 years old and i stayed for 3 nights. We loved it, felt so relaxed in the peaceful surroundings. The bungalow excellent. Close to Alton towers, and not far from fun monkey forest.couldn… More

8 Sep 2014

5/5

"Gorgeous place with the perfect backdrop- no better place to stay!"

This was by far the best place we could find to stay , and at by far the best price. The room is very pretty with views from all angles, the kitchen and bathroom have everything you need and are cle… More

12 Aug 2014

5/5

"Highly recommend"

My son and I had a lovely break in this delightful setting, Dorothy and John are wonderful hosts. The bungalow was lovely, and very clean, with beautiful surrounding views.Very close to Alton Towers, … More

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    Calendar last updated:26 Mar 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

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