Location

 

The Laurels is situated in the beautiful village of Oakamoor close to Alton Towers. (Just 5 minutes in the car)
If you’re using a sat nav, please use ST10 3DF otherwise you’ll end up in the middle of nowhere.

This is an area steeped in industrial history, but we are also surrounded by beautiful countryside, perfect for walks, or taking advantage of the disused railway lines which are ideal for cycling.

It’s also on the edge of the Peak District, being just 15 minutes from the picturesque Dovedale – An area of outstanding natural beauty.
If you’re in the area for walking or cycling, The Laurels is perfectly situated. Apart from being near to The Peak District, it has beautiful walks and cycle paths very close by, so you can spend a day out without even getting into the car.

The Laurels has the added advantage of being on the ‘quiet’ side of Alton Towers. This means you avoid any traffic queues in the morning.

Have a look at our Gallery to see some photos and video we’ve taken of our area. If you’ve never been to Staffordshire before, we can promise you’ll be impressed.
All in all – The perfect location!

The Laurels Bed & Breakfast

TheCricketers Pub

The Star is a few minutes walk from The Laurels.
It is situated close to the river and has a small beer garden.
They have pub quizzes and live music on selected nights throughout the year

Alton Towers Theme Park

The Star at Cotton

If you click on the label that says ‘Satellite’ on the map above, you’ll be able to appreciate just how green and gorgeous our part of Staffordshire is.

Driving Directions

If coming from Alton Towers, turn right out of the park.
After 1.2 miles turn left at the junction by the Olde Star Inn.
Go down the steep, windy hill. In just under a mile you’ll go into a 30 mph limit.
Immediately after the Oakamoor village sign we are on the left, up a drive, through a Laurel bush arch. This is opposite Rosebank Crescent.

This link will take you to Google maps. Just enter your location to find directions to us.

We have arranged discounted rates with Rhinocarhire.com if you need to hire a car. Please contact us for your special login details.

Public Transport

 

The nearest train station is Blythe Bridge. A taxi from there would be approximately £15.
Stoke on Trent station has direct connections to many parts of the county. Taxis will cost around £30

There is also a train station at Uttoxeter.

Ashbourne Community Transport run a bookable bus service direct from The Laurels to Alton Towers for just £1 return!
Please note, this service only runs at weekends and during Staffordshire school holidays.
Phone 01335 342 951 at least 24hrs in advance to book your seat.