Treasures in the attic

Have you ever moved to a property with lots of history and all sorts of nooks and crannies to discover? Well we did just that 4 years ago, when we moved to Heywood Hall! It was only last summer when we were inspecting the chimney that  we found a suitcase tucked away...

Pumpkins, Maize Mazes & Soul Seekers

Staffordshire has a whole host of scary activities during the second half of October. Is it the fact that we live in a wooded part of the countryside with Yew trees and old buildings, which naturally create a spooky atmosphere in the heart of the Churnet Valley? Or do...

Autumn Walks from Heywood hall

Autumn is approaching and  what better time to put on your walking boots and enjoy nature’s array of fabulous colours?  Adjacent to Heywood hall is the disused railway line which takes you all the way to Dimmingsdale . Here the Forestry commission has turned an...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance 2016

This Monday 12th September adds a little zest to the village of Abbots Bromley, a quaint village with 5 pubs!! I happened to go to the school of St Mary and St Anne  ( known as AB) in Abbots Bromley  many years ago, and it was a highlight of the week to go and watch...

Short term apartment rental

Our apartments are available to let on a weekly or monthly basis, they are perfectly designed and furnished for: – Corporate lettings – Clients who have sold their house and have not yet completed on the purchase of their new property. – Visiting...

Summer Holidays

Rail Ale Trail   The return of the annual Rail Ale Trail, back for its 6th consecutive year. A joint effort with North Staffordshire’s very own Titanic Brewery, the Rail Ale Trail offers over 100 real ales and 30 plus ciders served between the bars at each...