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The Churnet Valley village of Cheddleton sits between Stoke-on-Trent and Leek, nearer to the latter than the former. It is a large settlement comprising the original village and a more modern development making use of the old psychiatric hospital. Staffordshire’s heritage in the pottery trade has left its mark on the village in two ways, a Flint Mill (the stone ground for use in pots) now a museum, and the Cauldon Canal that was used for transporting materials used in the business. The canal provides some lovely waterside, with two locks near the village and a pub, The Black Lion, by the towpath (unusually the pub having no public road access). There is another significant attraction in the village, its preserved railway that has about 11 miles of track running steam trains, the station in the village a notable Tudor-esque building that like the line itself was only saved thanks to a local campaign. Rather less scenically there is a meat rendering plant in the environs, bringing employment (as it has for three quarters of a century) but also gripes about lorry traffic among other things. As a community Cheddleton is noted for organising regular events including a carnival in August and a large Bonfire Night gathering.


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Prospect House B&B (0.97 miles)

Prospect House B&B

Prospect House nestles in the stunning North Staffordshire moorlands close to the Peak District National Park with glorious walks and drives and plenty of outdoor pursuits such as cycling or pony trekking. Just nine miles ... More | visit website

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The Silken Strand Hotel (2.70 miles)

The Silken Strand Hotel
Our hotel has six double en-suite rooms and one Junior Suite, all individual and all finished to a high standard.The hotel boasts an excellent Tapas Bar & Restaurant located in the cellar of this 18 ... More | visit website
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Green Man (2.76 miles)

Green Man

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The Green Man Guesthouse is a 3 star Bed and Breakfast with 8 en-suite rooms - situated in Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Located at the centre of Leek, ideal ... More

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The Cottage at The Retreat (3.06 miles)

The Cottage at The Retreat

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Situated in the market town of Leek in Staffordshire, The Cottage at The Retreat is a perfect stop for visitors to The Peak District, which is 1/2 hour away. The ... More

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Little Park Farm (3.28 miles)

Little Park Farm

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Glorious panoramic views over meadowland and the Staffordshire moorlands and a peaceful farmstead location are enjoyed by visitors to this recently built farmhouse. Perfect for larger groups, ... More

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The Old Chapel (3.35 miles)

The Old Chapel

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This truly enchanting chapel conversion, stylishly combining original features with very comfortable, contemporary furnishings, makes a delightful base for exploring Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. Set in a ... More

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Beech Cottage at White Chimnies Farm (4.26 miles)

Beech Cottage at White Chimnies Farm

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Set in an idyllically peaceful position on the borders of Cheshire, the Peak District, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, these superb cottages offer a wonderful base from which to ... More

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Belmont Lakeside (4.34 miles)

Belmont Lakeside

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Enjoying a spectacular, secluded and sunny position with panoramic views over magical Rudyard Lake, this exceptional and very spacious property sits within private landscaped grounds stretching to ... More

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Railway Inn Hotel (4.34 miles)

Railway Inn Hotel
The Railway In Hotel Is Situated in Beautiful surroundings Adjacent to the stunning Churnet Valley Steam Railway Station At Froghall ST10 2HA Which can be seen from our beautiful spacious on suite rooms. Its just ... More | visit website
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Hermitage Working Farm (4.52 miles)

Hermitage Working Farm
Hermitage Working Farm B&B provides you with an ideal base to visit the many attractions in and around the Staffordshire Moorlands, for example Alton Towers, The Peak District, Trentham Gardens, The Churnet Valley, Dovedale and ... More | visit website

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