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The Sweethills annex

Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

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

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), Short breaks (1-4 days)
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 Pets welcome, 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.

The Heart of England/Peak District

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




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 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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Review 1-10 of 14

6 Jul 2014


"Stunning Cottage and Friendly Owner"

My son and I booked this cottage for the night after a trip to Alton Towers. My only regret is we couldn't stay for longer. The cottage and the grounds are beautiful and immaculate. Dorothy left … More

2 Jul 2014


"Idyllic - worth every penny"

I stayed here with my husband for an Alton towers trip and was pleasantly surprised from the start. The views all around the property were stunning and the property itself is very nicely done with bea… More

24 Jun 2014


"Stunning scenery, Beautiful both inside and out"

We stayed for just a single night but left wishing we could have moved in permanently. We booked the room as we were visiting Alton Towers the next morning but were so overwhelmed by the quality both… More

20 Jun 2014


"Amazing !!!!!"

We arrived for a 2 night stay, Dorothy had provided fresh milk, fruit and chocolates for our arrival which was lovely. We were utterly delighted with the setting and the locals (the sheep that roamed,… More

16 Jun 2014


"Breathtakingly Beautiful!"

Wow! This beautiful little cottage is a hidden gem in the fields of Staffordshire. We live in the sticks, yet the scenery and openness was still breath taking! My partner and I booked this little cott… More

19 May 2014



Me and my partner stayed here to go to Alton towers for a weekend. It's only 10 minute drive and its such a nice relaxing location, bedroom was so lovely… More

31 Mar 2014


"A no-brainer. Click 'Book'"

Dorothy & John understand why people choose to come to the country. Our privacy and space were respected from the very start. That's not to say they were not available, but really the place is we… More

2 Nov 2013


"Gorgeous little cottage"

Stayed on Friday 25th October. The cottage is in a great location for Alton towers & the little village of Alton. The cottage is situated on a farm attached to the owners home but its very private and… More

13 Aug 2013



The owners were welcoming and very helpful. The accommodation is about 10 min drive from Asda and 10 min drive from Alton Towers Resort. The accommodation is fully furnished and has everything you need for a self catering holiday AND MORE! I can't fault our stay at this accommodation one bit. We would visit again for sure.

5 Jul 2013


"The Most peaceful relaxing getaway we have had in years"

Well what can we say about our stay at the sweethills i stayed here with my partner on a lovely kid free break over Valentines day weekend February 2013 and we couldn't fault it, it was peaceful … More

Review 1-10 of 14

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