Ringehay Cottages make an excellent choice of self-catering accommodation for holidaymakers wishing to explore the Peak District, while being equally suited for those wishing to visit the many attractions offered by the wider area surrounding the National Park, including Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, Derby, Alton Towers Theme Park etc.
Just 14 miles from the M6 at Stoke-on-Trent, we are easily reached from the likes of Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Nottingham.
Continue from Ashbourne and pass through Mayfield & Swinscoe. A distance after Swinscoe, the road (A52) bears right on to the A523 to Leek.
Continue on the A523 through Waterhouses & Winkhill towards Leek, looking for brown tourist information signs for Coombes Valley RSPB Reserve and the Bradnop sign on the left.
Immediately before the Bradnop sign, take a left turn into the lane signed for Coombes Valley RSPB Reserve. The lane is un-named.
Continue along the lane for approx 1.7 miles. The cottages are on your right and the name ‘Ringehay Farm’ is set into the stone wall at the entrance to the farm.
Turn right through the entrance gates and follow the left-hand drive down to the property.
Continue from Leek on the A523 to Ashbourne for approx 3 miles.
Look for the brown tourist information signs for Coombes Valley RSPB Reserve.
Turn right into the lane signed for Coomes Valley Reserve. The lane is un-named.
Continue along the lane for approx 1.7 miles. The cottages are on your right as per the above directions.
At Stone, take the A520 to Leek. Continue on the A520 through Meir, Cellar Head and Wetley Rocks on to Cheddleton.
At the mini roundabout in Cheddleton, take the second right exit on to Basford Bridge Lane and continue down to the bottom, passing the Boat Inn (your local!) on your right.
Cross the bridge and cross over the level crossing to the T junction.
At the junction turn right, then continue along the lane, passing the first turn left, until you reach the next junction. This is an odd, almost crossroads junction, as the left turn appears to go up rather than turn left. At this junction, take the left turn signed for Bradnop. The lane is un-named.
Continue for approximately 9/10th of a mile.
The cottages are on your left, with the name ‘Ringehay Farm’ set into the stone wall at the entrance to the farm. Take the left track.
Holidays in the Peak District
With spectacular scenery, world class attractions, a rich industrial heritage and picturesque market towns, the Peak District is a truly world-class holiday destination. It is home to some of the country’s finest stately homes and gardens, as well as the Peak District National Park, Britains first national park.
In the Staffordshire Moorlands, you’ll find a unique land of diversity, from ‘The Roaches’, rugged rock formations and heather clad moorlands, to the gentle green pastures and stunning limestone dales of the Rivers Manifold and Dove.
The Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands are a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Take an invigorating hike, conquer the rocky gritstone edges or get off-road on a mountain bike challenge.
For adventurers of a different kind, Alton Towers Theme Park offers unlimited family fun all year round.
There are also plenty of gentler, more relaxing pursuits to be enjoyed, including bird watching, fishing and pony trekking, and more leisurely walks in abundance.
With fun packed days out for everyone, whatever your tastes or interests, the Peak District offers visitors a whole world of possibilities.