Explore the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent from this spacious cottage overlooking the Caldon Canal, close to the Peak District and Alton Towers.
Accommodation and Facilities
Caldon Cottage sleeps 10 people in five waterway-themed bedrooms (2 double, 3 twin), with 3 bedrooms on the ground floor. 2 of the bedrooms have en suite facilities.
There is a fully equipped kitchen and adjacent dining area which comfortably seats 10 people. The kitchen includes a large fridge/freezer, AGA Rangemaster cooker, microwave, Belfast sink, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, a full inventory of cooking equipment and local and vintage ceramics from The Potteries.
The large sitting room has a Mediterranean feel to it, with comfy seating for 10. The bifold doors provide open access out on to the garden during warmer months, while the log burner makes for a cosy time when it’s colder outside. Upstairs is a games room with smart TV, DVD player and further comfortable seating, and a well-stocked games cupboard for keeping guests entertained during the evenings.
For families with very young children there is a travel cot and a high chair, and the games room features “Toddler Corner” with suitable toys. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcomed.
What to do while you are here…
On the edge of the Peak District, Endon makes an excellent base for exploring the hills and valleys of the national park. The market town of Leek is just 5 miles away, and it’s a half hour drive through the beautiful countryside to get to Alton Towers 17 miles away.
This is a great base if you are interested in exploring railways and canals, with the Caldon Canal on the doorstep and the Trent & Mersey Canal a few miles away. The Churnet Valley Railway and Rudyard Lake Steam Railway are both less than 5 miles away, and slightly further afield is the Foxfield Railway and the Apedale Valley Light Railway. Stoke-on-Trent is famous for its Potteries, and many of them have visitor centres, tea rooms and hands-on studios making for a great day out. There are various museums and visitor centres in the local area, and two National Trust properties nearby , Biddulph Grange and Little Moreton Hall, 20 mins and 25 mins away respectively.
There are 3 pubs in easy walking distance – one half a mile away, another two within ¾ mile (and many more accessible on foot along footpaths or the adjacent canal towpath). Just 10 minutes walk away is The Endon Railway Tearoom, serving tea and coffee, cakes and filled Staffordshire Oatcakes (a local delicacy).