“Award-winning eco-friendly cottage with all amenities and thoughtful touches” - VisitEngland Assessor
Pottal Pool, Staffordshire
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Dalraddy Cottage is a two-bedroom, 4 star GOLD award-winning, eco-friendly cottage, situated in the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s ideal for relaxing or for a visit to Staffordshire, Birmingham or Alton Towers. Alongside the expected amenities, there’s also a blender, food processor, Dyson cleaner, special Viners cutlery and Staffordshire crockery. Egyptian linens and towels are provided, and there are also a welcome hamper and fresh flowers on arrival. Keep an eye out for the friendly goats and enjoy the fresh eggs from the chickens.
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It was Staffordshire that bore the brunt of the largest non-nuclear explosion of World War II, when a munitions dump at RAF Fauld went up in 1944. It was also the county’s regiment that once boasted within its ranks the most decorated NCO of World War I, in the person of William Coltman (1891-1974). Going back a little further, George Handel penned his world-famous masterpiece The Messiah on Staffordshire soil. During another chapter of Staffordshire history, the county was home to the first canals and the first factory in Britain, and it had front-row seats for the drama surrounding one of the most notorious murder trials of the 19th century, that of Doctor William Palmer.
In outline, Staffordshire looks not unlike the profile of a man giving Leicestershire a big kiss. The man’s forehead is arguably the best region for hillwalking, as it comprises a significant chunk of the Peak District. This area is characterised by lofty moors, deep dales and tremendous views of both. Further south are the six sprawling towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, which historically have had such an impact on Staffordshire’s fortunes, not to mention its culture and countryside. This is pottery country, formerly at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and the driving force behind a network of canals that still criss-cross the county.
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