Places of interest around Blithfield Lakeside Barns


We are situated in a beautiful area in the Centre of England, which is filled with a host of things to do and places to visit in Staffordshire as well as Derbyshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and Leicestershire all within an hour’s drive.

For the children (and those young at heart) there is Alton Towers, Drayton Manor Park, Water World and Tamworth Snow dome. We are only 5 miles from Cannock Chase with loads of activities from the “Go Ape” Horse trekking and Cycle trails, to bird watching and woodland walks. On the edge of the Chase, there is Shugborough Hall with its Historic working farm and events throughout the year.

The Peak District is nearby, with Ashbourne a 30-minute drive, on the way to Historic Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey and Haddon Hall as well as the lovely village of Tissington along with Dovedale and Ilam and far too many other attractions to mention.

We are the area of the National Forest with Barton Marina one of its new attractions. This is also near to The National Memorial Arboretum, which is a very beautiful and moving place to visit for both young and old. Donnington Park is just 35 minutes along the A50. Uttoxeter Racecourse is only 6 miles away

Trentham Estate about 20 miles away, on the way to Stoke on Trent, has its amazing Monkey Forest and also beautifully restored  Italian Gardens, a shopping Village with lots of cafes and restaurants, an excellent Garden centre and children’s play areas. The Potteries themselves still have numerous companies large and small producing ceramics of all kinds most of which have factory shops selling their beautiful pottery at reasonable prices

The county town of Stafford has many lovely historic buildings including the ancient High House and the Castle which stages outdoor Shakespearean productions every summer. Lichfield is a lovely place to visit with its magnificent cathedral and many antique shops

Adjacent to the farm is Blithfield Reservoir where you are able to purchase tickets for trout fishing both from the bank and from a boat. There is also Carp fishing available. Triathlons also take place on the Reservoir and in the surrounding area each year and the bird watching and new woodland trails at the northern end.

If you need any further information on our proximity to any other places in the area do contact us.