Froghall, Stoke on Trent, Oakamoor, Staffordshire, England, ST10 2HQ, UK
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Hermitage Working Farm B&B provides you with an ideal base to visit the many attractions in and around the Staffordshire Moorlands, for example Alton Towers, The Peak District, Trentham Gardens, The Churnet Valley, Dovedale and The Staffordshire Potteries to name a few.
Set in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Hermitage Working Farm is a 100-acre hill livestock farm which stands high overlooking the picturesque wooded Churnet Valley affectionately known as Staffordshire s Little Switzerland with its canal wharf, meandering river and nostalgic steam railway. Hermitage Working Farm is the perfect base for any kind of holiday, whether it be fun filled or merely quiet and relaxing. From here you can spend time at Alton Towers being just 10 minutes away, alternatively Stoke-on-Trent hosts many famous Staffordshire Potteries with their museums and factory shops and are all a meagre 12 miles away. Waterworld, also in Stoke-on-Trent is the UK s largest indoor aqua park, ideal for that wet day!! (so don t forget to bring your swim wear). For a quieter break the Peak National Park is also on our doorstep offering many walking and cycling trails along with numerous other beautiful and historic places to explore. We also edge on to the Staffordshire Way so for walkers we are an ideal location. The market towns of Leek, Cheadle, Uttoxeter, Ashbourne and Buxton are all within a 30-minute drive.
Hermitage Working Farm Rooms
1 Double bed(s) or 2 Bunk bed(s)
2 Single bed(s)
Travelling North on M1 use Junction 24. Stoke-on Trent (A50), Derby (A6), (A5111 signposted ring road and Ashbourne), (follow signs Ashbourne A38, A52) Travelling South on M1 use Junction 28. Derby (A38), Ashbourne (A52) For both the above routes from Ashbourne follow the signs for Leek (A52 then A522) after about 6 miles go through the village of Waterhouses, then 1 mile and through Winkhill, mile further on you will pass a Little Chef on the left, go a further mile and turn left at the crossroads (Green Man Pub) to Ipstones (B5053), carry on along this road through the village of Ipstones and for a further 1 mile, Hermitage Farm is on the right just as you start dropping down the hill. Travelling North or South on M6 use Junction 15 for the A500 (signposted Stoke-on-Trent), (We advise you do not use Junction 16 as this is usually a very busy route and can be quite slow.) take A50 (signposted Uttoxeter) go through Meir tunnel, take 1st exit for Cheadle (A521 signposted Blythe Bridge), at roundabout take 2nd exit, after about 3/4 mile go over level crossing in Blythe Bridge, then go left at the crossroads (directly after the pedestrian crossing, signposted Cheadle), after approx 3 miles you should be on Cheadle high street (with traffic calming ramps) at the roundabout at the end of the high street go left (A522), at the top of the short hill (300 metres) turn right on to Froghall Road (A521 and signposted Churnet Valley Railway), after about 1 miles you will be in a village called Kingsley Holt, keep going through the village and drop down a steep hill to a T junction in Froghall, turn right (A52), go past the Railway Inn (on right), over the bridge and past telephone kiosk, notice a large sign on left for Bolton Copper, turn immediately left towards Ipstones (B5053) and climb up hill, Hermitage Farm is about mile on the left at the top. Travelling from Alton Towers Theme Park From Alton Towers main gates turn right following the M1 North route, after about 1 mile you come to a crossroads (The Star Inn) go straight, follow this very narrow and twisting country lane for approx 2 miles to the end and to another crossroads on the main road (A52) go left, after 1 mile enter Whiston village (the Sneyd Arms Pub & Restaurant on right) carry on a further 1 mile down a VERY steep winding hill, at the very bottom of the hill enter Froghall village and turn right (before the Bolton Copper factory) towards Ipstones (B5053) climb up the hill, Hermitage Farm is about mile on the left at the top. Travelling by train The nearest mainline railway station is at Stoke-on-Trent (14 miles). However, there is also a railway station at Blythe Bridge (6 miles).