Book a cottage break in Combridge near Uttoxeter, Derbyshire, England
Combridge, near to the market town of Uttoxeter, benefits from a convenient location for exploring the Peak District National Park. Situated just a few miles outside of the National Park, the greenery of the Peak District is easily accessible by car from here. Combridge itself is a pretty rural hamlet surrounded by country landscapes and is ripe for country cottage breaks.
About Combridge near Uttoxeter for Cottage Holidays
If you enjoy learning about history on a cottage holiday then a stay in this area should have plenty to offer you. Part of the history of the area is on show at the nearby remains of Croxden Abbey, where Cistercian monks lived from 1176. Another place of interest is Redfern’s Cottage Museum of Uttoxeter Life which features displays pertaining to local history, set in a wonderful half-timbered cottage dating back to the 1600s. Amongst the exhibits are a 1940s kitchen, a 17th century kitchen, a Victorian bedroom and a gallery devoted to the history of the local newspaper. This is a great place to visit whilst on holiday for more information on the history of the local area and community.
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood truly appeal to all ages. Furniture, paintings, plasterwork and wood carvings all impress in this special late 17th century country house, which was a family home for more than 300 years. Within the house, the Museum of Childhood is an enjoyable interactive experience with a fascinating collection of toys. The museum is divided into eight themed galleries, which include The Work Gallery and The Outdoor Adventure Gallery. Children can imagine what it was like to be at school in Victorian times or to endure the life of a chimney sweep. This estate also offers a play area in the ‘Wicked Wonderland’ and lovely views over the lake. Entrance is free for members of the National Trust.
Whilst enjoying a cottage break in or near Combridge you may be lucky enough to catch one of the twice weekly outdoor markets held in Uttoxeter. Uttoxeter’s top attraction though has to be the National Hunt racecourse. Built in 1907, the course is a favourite amongst horse racing fans and its hospitality and race day packages attract the general public. Terrific cuisine is enjoyed in the restaurants, private boxes and marquees and the course hosts Family Fun Days with races and activities for the kids which come highly recommended for a great day out.
Families staying in Combridge are well placed to have a fun day out at Alton Towers theme park. This popular attraction has something for every family member, with thrill rides, rides for the very young and everything in between. Its season runs from late March until early November. Thrill seekers will be pleased to know that a new roller coaster is coming on line in May 2013. The park also provides thrills on the water at the Water Park, with a water roller coaster and lazy rivers.
Whether you test your mettle on the roller coasters at Alton Towers, avail yourself of the amenities at Uttoxeter or tour the Peak District National Park, staying in Combridge should provide you with lots of special memories. Some of the best of Britain’s attractions are to be found within easy reach and there is plenty for all ages to see and do on a cottage holiday in this part of the country.
Book a Combridge near Uttoxeter cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Derbyshire on holiday.