Staffordshire Holiday cottages in Oakamoor are popular among visitors to the Peak District National Park. Directly to the village’s north, you will discover rugged limestone dales, moors and gritstone edges, scattered with spa towns, mining villages and Elizabethan manors. Exploring the park’s valleys, gorges, lakes and woods by foot is a joy, and solitude remains easy to find, despite the area’s popularity.
Oakamoor is a pretty Staffordshire village on the banks of the River Churnet. It has a rich industrial history of smelting iron and gathering lumber and copper from the surrounding valley. Signs of the village’s past still dot the landscape, including the remains of a blast furnace, and a disused railway track, which is now a footpath. In the heart of the village, the Cricketers Arms is a friendly pub with a range of local ales. On the northern edge of Oakamoor, Cotton Dell is a picturesque spot for a walk, where a footpath follows the banks of a gentle stream through dense woods. There is also a secluded picnic site on the southern edge of the village, on the banks of the river.
Within the quiet hamlet of Moneystone, Barks Cottage is nestled within the boundless greenery of the Peak District. This single-story countryside cottage is a lovingly maintained spacious holiday home amidst peaceful Staffordshire scenery - an idyllic rural getaway. Pets welcome.
A little further south, but still within walking distance of a holiday cottage in Oakamoor, Hawksmoor is a beautiful National Trust-managed woodland, known for its wildflowers, green woodpeckers and spotted flycatchers. Oakamoor to Denstone Greenway is a lovely trail which follows the route of the Churnet Valley Railway, and is suitable for cycling, horse-riding and walking.
Days out at Alton Towers are popular on self-catering holidays in Oakamoor. This famous theme park is a ten-minute drive from the village, with a variety of exhilarating rides. Many of the Peak District’s top attractions are also a short drive from Oakamoor, including Chatsworth House, Mam Tor, Dovedale, Peveril Castle and Haddon Hall.