The Tawny Hotel

“Something unusual – a 'deconstructed' hotel.” - AA Inspector



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It is hard to pin down a neat description for this one-of-a-kind property which is sure to leave a memorable impression. Various lodges, treehouses, huts and boathouses are dotted around a peaceful eco-conscious estate which has been created over decades from an old quarry. Each lodge has an outdoor spa bath and enjoys a private, secluded spot. Water features, follies and hidden walks connect these and a modern central lounge and restaurant, "The Plumicorn" which serves award-winning food and delivers friendly and engaging service. Guests can make use of the 24 hour E-buggy service to zip them around and there are a host of seasonal activities and a small spa service to round thing off.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

AA Quality Assessed
2-Rosette restaurant
The Tawny Hotel


  • En-suite rooms: 55
  • Family rooms:
Prices and payment
  • Single room, minimum price: £240
  • Double room, minimum price: £240
Opening times
  • Open all year

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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