Bungalow | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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|
Cooker has large size oven gas oven with gas hobs
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
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
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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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
30 Jun 2013
"Brilliant! Perfect for dog owners."
Just left Sweethills after staying for a night and I've got to say it was absolutely lovely! Greeted on arrival by Dorothy, who was very friendly and welcoming, and left us some chocolates and fr… More
28 May 2013
Just returned home from a delightful weekend at the Sweethills. We had a truly amazing weekend in the Peak District. The accommodation was better than we were expecting. Perfect for a couple who are looking to have a relaxing weekend. Beautifully decorated, good size kitchen, clean, bright with the most amazing views of the countryside from bedroom and kitchen. Lots of personal garden space outside. Very friendly owners. Cannot recommend highly enough.
27 Apr 2013
"Excellent accomodation, friendly and helpful owners"
Compact accomodation but excellent facilities, everything and more than you would expect to get on a self catering holiday. Directions to find property first class. Owners very friendly, milk in fridge and fruit bowl on arrival and even bringing fresh towels half way through stay. Location had stunning views and plenty of walks nearby, and easy to access places like the potteries, Alton Towers, Derby etc. Thoroughly enjoyed stay!
1 Jan 2013
"Perfect! Lovely owners, very hospitable. Beautiful place - couldn't ask for more"
We stayed over new year with our two cats. Pleasant welcome on arrival, even given milk for breakfast! Owners on hand next to bungalow - provided us with maps and guides of places of interest and made some good recommendations. Brought us fresh towels midway through stay and even helped search for our mischievous cat who went off roaming! The bungalow is very clean and well furnished and the garden and surroundings are simply beautiful with plentiful wildlife. Good local pub - The Raddle Inn within walking distance that does excellent food and serves 'til late. Many local attractions were closed over the Xmas- New Year period so we didn't get to do much but did visit the Trentham Gardens which were well worth a visit. Enjoyed the peace and quiet though. We're hoping to come again in a few months time.
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