Hilltop Farm Barns

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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Situated in the heart of England, on the edge of the beautiful Staffordshire Peak District, Horseshoe Cottage is a recently converted stable block, offering luxury self-catering accommodation for up to 6 people. Facilities include wood burning stove, underfloor heating, bespoke oak fittings, private outdoor space with patio, summer house, BBQ, and on-site parking. Easy access to East Midlands, Manchester and Birmingham airports and M6. Near Alton Towers, Trentham Gardens and the Potteries.

Hilltop Farm Barns
Hilltop Farm, Uttoxeter Road, Draycott-le-Moors, STOKE-ON-TRENT, Staffordshire, ST11 9RG
Phone : 01782 397055

About The area

Discover Staffordshire

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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