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1 day ago

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This year, whilst we're closed, we're going to be overhauling our Four Poster Room.
We've sold our massive four-poster bed and will be replacing it with something funky instead.
As we always love to involve our guests in these decisions, let us know what you think - Tell us your ideas, we're all ears (he said poetically) What would you like in a SMALL room that makes it a bit more special?
We've already got a fridge/minibar and a coffee machine, but we want to go a step further.

We're thinking of tech, furnishing, lighting, the whole nine yards.
Let's hear them! 😁
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A bath with jets. And fancy lighting in bathroom and bedrooms to add to the ambience.

Voice activated lights and alarm service 😁😁 and floor level motion activated lights under the ledge of the bed

3 weeks ago

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Enjoying Hawksmoor. Only 2 minutes up the road. It would be rude not to 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Enjoying Hawksmoor. Only 2 minutes up the road. It would be rude not to 😊

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Beautiful. I miss being able to do walks like these!

you could have waved, I was walking across the other side of the valley!

1 month ago

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Please share ❤️ Well we didn’t think we would be writing this post regarding tier 2 so soon after last week! But as you all know Staffordshire is heading into tier 2 from Saturday, this means that we can’t have tables from other households mixing on the same tables unfortunately 😩. Tomorrow will be the last day of mixing together until the government review it in 2 weeks. From Saturday we will have to postpone any celebrations that have households mixing, we can still accommodate single households so please continue to support us, book that date night, special birthday or just a spot of lunch with your family. We will continue to provide takeaway afternoon teas and we can cater for any food that now needs to be taken anyway. (We still can’t offer deliveries at the moment). We are working quickly on our next project ‘The stars secret garden’ which will be fully covered and heated making it nice and cozy, perfect for households to mix up to 6ppl. Our garden will also be available to rent for a family celebration. More details to come ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Making friends with our new neeeighbour 😂 ... See MoreSee Less

Making friends with our new neeeighbour 😂

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Maybe you can offer ok pony rides!!

Someone elses horse?

You are definitely his new best friend 🥰 x

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Walking Staffordshire – The Churnet Valley

In the mistaken belief that things would probably be a lot drier in the woods, we decided to venture up Cotton Dell – a delightful wooded valley between the mayhem of Alton Towers and the tranquillity of Oakamoor. We were probably still a week or two away from the...

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Staffordshire Walks – Oakamoor & Whiston

The beauty of living where we are is the ability to walk in any direction, from our front door, and find ourselves in fantastic countryside. If you use the brilliant (and usually free) ViewRanger phone app, you can follow the route from here.  Just across the road...

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A Visit to Carsington Water

In keeping with my unhealthy interest in the weather, it struck me today that I wasn't sure where the term "Indian Summer" came from. I'd always imagined it was something to do with India and the fact the weather improved in September after the monsoons. But no,...

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The JCB Story

The JCB Story Some of you may know that JCB (of yellow digger fame) are based just up the road from us. If you’ve driven to Alton Towers via Rocester, the chances are you’ve passed their World Headquarters – a huge shed-like building with very picturesque lakes out...

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Drone Footage of The Roaches

Given that absolutely nothing is happening at The Laurels, in respect of fixing things that is, and that the weather was dry and warmish, we decided to take a trip to The Roaches. This isn't, as you may suspect, some hideous place where six-legged insects inhabit the...

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Well Dressing

When I was first told about well dressing, I imagined a group of immaculately groomed lovies in suits and frocks. As it turns out, well dressing is pretty much as it sounds - dressing up wells. Just up the road from us is the picture-postcard village of Tissington...

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