Blackshaw Grange offers a choice of three comfortable dog-friendly self-catering properties ideally located on Blackshaw Moor in Staffordshire - the gateway to the Peak District National Park and a superb base for exploring the areas many attractions.
Nestling amongst the owner's private grounds, the holiday homes are perfectly sandwiched between the popular Derbyshire Spa town of Buxton, and the Staffordshire market town of Leek (lovingly known as the 'Queen of the Staffordshire Moorlands'). A stunning setting for a host of outdoor adventures and popular choice for walkers, cyclists and climbers.
With some of the area's most breathtaking scenery on the doorstep, Blackshaw Grange offers guests the chance of peace and tranquility. It's setting is perfect for those with an appreciation for beautiful scenery with views that encompass the spectacular ridge of The Roaches, and easy access to the Tittesworth Reservoir and Nature Reserve.
Leek with its cobbled streets and Victorian splendour is less than five miles away and offers a good choice of shops and places for a meal out. Alternatively, head to Buxton and marvel at the Opera House, Pavilion Gardens and the impressive Crescent to name just a few of its many highlights.
It's hardly surprising the Peak District is such a popular holiday destination all year round, with attractions that are sure to please all ages and energy levels. For those who enjoy retail therapy head to The Potteries, or put the fun back into shopping and visit picturesque Bakewell with its independent shops, pretty courtyards and great choice of cafes beautifully packaged in a riverside setting.
Take the younger ones for a day they won't forget at Alton Towers; enjoy a birds eye view of the stunning Peak scenery at the award winning Heights of Abraham; have an underground adventure at Poole's Cavern or one of the areas other renown caves; or for something a little more sedate, visit Chatsworth House. There are too many to mention but whatever the weather, above the ground or below, there are no shortage of amazing days out to enjoy.
Carolyn Williams joined Independent Cottages in January 2017
Blackshaw Grange offers a choice of three holiday homes that are perfect for couples, families (small or large) and pet owners. The Winking Man is featured in this advert and provides first floor self-catering for three guests in two bedrooms making it ideal for a couple or small family. The Ramshaw Rock (see separate advert) is perfect for couples with a double bedroom and ground floor living (possibly suitable for those with limited mobility), and The Roaches accommodates large groups of up to six.
Furnished in a traditional manner complemented by beams, The Winking Man is welcoming and exceptionally affordable with prices that range between £175 and £250.
Outside: Set in extensive grounds, there is plenty of space for guests to relax outside when the sun shines. Each cottage also has its own area for sitting outside with outdoor furniture.
Additional information: Washing machine and tumble dryer available (for shared use of guests staying at Blackshaw Grange). Dogs may be accepted by prior arrangement - please enquire with the owner. Central heating throughout so perfect all year round. WiFi internet access available. Short breaks offered (except during the peak summer weeks unless at short notice). Strictly no smoking in the cottage.
Star Rating: 4 Star
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