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, Denstone Hall Farm Shop which is award winning and well worth a visit.
Uttoxeter is 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 Tesco, Waitrose, Lidl, Iceland food store, Boots, W.H.Smith, Wilkinson’s, B&Q, Argos, B&M along with a variety of independent shops. Our weekly markets are on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a very popular Makers market the 4th Saturday of each month. Sadly, since the loss of our cattle market our weekly market isn’t as thriving as they once were. The town also has many places to eat including Chinese, Indian restaurants 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 Asda 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 cafés. There is also an Aldi, Sainsburys, Homebase, Halfords, W.H.Smith, Boots, Mountain Warehouse 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.
Nearby petrol stations include, 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.