The Grooms Quarters
“Ideal for rambling, horse-riding or just relaxing.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Close to the southern edge of the magnificent Peak District National Park, this converted 18th-century coach house is full of Derbyshire warmth and character. Rooms are the perfect mix of traditional comfort and modern convenience, and as the name suggests, there are facilities for guests to bring their horses or ponies on holiday with them.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 8
- Private garden
- Washing machine
- Linens provided
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Friday
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About the area
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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