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The Local Area

Enjoy Splendid Rural Views From Quarry House & Lots To Do In Local Area
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The Local Area

Quarry House Moneystone enjoys rural views, and is situated on Blakeley Lane - a country lane just off the main A52, Derby to Stoke road. Between the villages of Whiston and Oakamoor.

Nestling within the Churnet Valley, and enjoying splendid breath-taking rural views. Hawkesmoor nature reserve can be seen and is a National Trust area.

The local villages of Oakamoor and Whiston are all within walking distance, between 1 - 2 miles.


In its heyday Oakamoor was a thriving village community, with a large factory in the middle, that produced copper cables.

There were also 3 schools, 3 public houses, 2 churches, a chapel, a butchers and general store. Countless clubs and societies thrived amongst its large population. Indeed, the locals used to travel from Oakamoor to Manchester or London on the railway that was situated down by the Island. 

All this has now changed, the factory is no longer there, and the area is a large green recreation area, with a hint of the old factory evident amongst the trees, the railway line is now a very popular area for walkers, runners and riders of horses or mountain bikes. 

Oakamoor now has just one junior school, village hall and The Cricketers Arms public house.

Village Events

If you visit during the August and September months, then there are regular village events, dog shows, sports days, Scarecrow competitions and raft races on the River Churnet. Even the historic Hill Climb event takes place from the centre of the village and climbs up hill to Moneystone.

The villagers and visitors all support and raise funds for local charities, and the events are enjoyed by all.

Whiston has its own golf course and serves sunday lunches and evening meals, but it is recommended that you book in advance.
See Whiston Hall

Scenic Walks

Many scenic walks can start right from the back door of Quarry House, and can take you many miles without crossing any major roads.

Within 30 minutes drive from the cottage are the market towns of Ashbourne, Buxton, Cheadle, Leek and Uttoxeter. Where antiques and craft shops are many and varied.  Creating an amazing atmosphere, and all with their own points of interest.

There are many National Trust houses and areas of interest within the Peak District National Park, which on a glorious sunny day can take you into some amazing scenic areas. Getting lost isn't something to worry about, because you will see some fantastic landscapes. 

Whatever time of year, the changing colours bring out the inner artist.


There are museums from the great pottery industry within the Stoke on Trent Five towns, to explore and experience first-hand.

Children will love the opportunity to create their own pots at The Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton, or visit the Hanley Museum and admire the Spitfire aircraft, designed by Reginald Mitchell, who was born in Kidsgrove. 

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