Our 3 closest local villages of Alton, Denstone and Rocester, all have newsagents, Post Offices, small convenience shops and some good pubs to eat at. Denstone hosts a particularly good Farm Shop which also has a tea room.

Uttoxeter our closest town is where you will find a wide range of shops and stores, including butchers, bakers, hairdressers, grocers, banks, chemists and newsagents.

There is a large 24hr Tesc, Waitrose, Lidl, Iceland food store, Boots, W.H.Smith, Wilkinson’s, B&Q, Argos, Holland and Barrett.

Our weekly markets are on Wednesdays and Fridays and a monthly farmers Market is the first Saturday of the month, with a makers market the 4th Saturday of each month.

The town also has many places to eat including Chinese, Indian restuarants and Pizza take-aways which may deliver to our site if requested.

Just outside the town is a Cinebowl and Ice-skating complex, a KFC, McDonalds, Frankie & Benny’s Weatherspons, Costa, Starbucks, Burger King and a Leisure Centre.

Uttoxeter has a railway station on the Derby – Stoke line.

Cheadle is about 15 minutes away and has a good selection of shops including butchers, bakers, W.H.Smith, chemists, grocers, and banks.

There is also a Morrisons and Netto supermarket and a weekly market. There are also several takeaways and restaurants.

Ashbourne is just 20 minutes away and includes all the essential shops you will need like, butchers, bakers, grocers, chemists, hairdressers, banks, bars and café’s.

There is also an Aldi, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Homebase, Halfords, W.H.Smith, Boots and an M&S food store.

There are several outdoor leisure specialist shops, and many that sell very unique clothes, gifts, jewellery, crafts and antiques and a leisure centre.

Their weekly markets are Thursdays and Saturdays.

There are several petrol stations nearby, Shell ( inc’ LPG ), Esso, BP and Tesco are at Uttoxeter with other independant stations in Rocester, Cheadle and Ashbourne.

There are Vets situated in Rocester, Uttoxeter and Cheadle. Their contact details are held on the site, for your use if you require them.