3 (all year)
Newton Hurst Barn accommodates up to five guests in two bedrooms (with the use of a single bed on an open landing area) and is a detached holiday barn that beautifully blends character features like original oak beams with modern conveniences to ensure a high standard of comfort and style. It is ideal for a relaxing weekend break or longer holiday to enjoy a flavour of the peace and quiet of the countryside.
With a traditional lay-out where the living area is on the ground floor and bedrooms upstairs, the ground floor is open-plan, yet arranged in two distinct areas with the kitchen / diner offering everything needed for self-catering; and a cosy sitting area with log burner for cosy nights. A double and twin bedroom ensure a good nights sleep, central heating keeps the barn cosy all year round and a large garden with lovely views provides plenty of space to relax outside when the sun shines.
Newton Hurst Barn affords a wonderfully peaceful setting, nicely tucked away amongst the rolling Staffordshire countryside. Here you can enjoy lovely walks straight from the front door including a beautiful woodland walk of some ten kilometers around Blithfield Reservoir (an oasis for wildlife). There are also plenty of attractions for day trips out including the historic old village of Abbots Bromley (famous for its Horn Dance Day) just two miles from the barn, and an impressive choice of five country pubs to choose from if you want a meal out!
For those seeking excitement (young and old!), Alton Towers is just twenty minutes away by car and sure to be a holiday highlight. Drayton Manor Theme Park and the Snowdome at Tamworth are also within easy reach (half an hours drive) and the vast outdoor playground of the Peak District National Park is twenty miles offering something for the most energetic of outdoorsy types. The premier mountain biking location of Cannock Chase is also twenty minutes away offering not only trails and tracks for cyclists (bike hire available) but also an adventure play area and Go Ape tree top adventure course. The magnificent Fairoak fishing pools are also close to the forest centre and the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas is a twenty minute drive.
Other popular attractions include: National Trust's Shugborough Hall (home to the late Lord Lichfield) which provides the opportunity to step back in history; the market town of Ashbourne (the gateway to the Derbyshire Peak District); Stafford with a calendar full of events at the Staffordshire County Showground (fifteen minute country drive); Lichfield; and Uttoxeter, with its famous racecourse, shopping, cinema and tenpin bowling. There is a Monkey Park near Trentham Gardens which includes several outlet shops and magnificent garden centre (approximately twenty minutes away) and Ironbridge Gorge Museum and the National Exhibition Centre at Birmingham are one hours drive away.
Clive & Elizabeth Woodroffe joined Independent Cottages in July 2011
Newton Hurst Barn provides open plan living accommodation which can accommodate four to five guests.
Additional information: Prices include bed linen, towels, logs, electricity and heating. Free Wi-Fi internet access. Pets may be considered, please enquire with the owner. Smoking is not permitted inside.
Minimum stay 3 nights