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The Lazy Mare by The Water

Admaston near Abbots Bromley, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales, WS15 3NL (Ref. 1079029)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “Holiday amazing, lovely hosts very helpful and friendly.”

    Accommodation was lovely everything you needed. Would defo recommend.

    Accommodation was lovely everything you needed. Would defo recommend.

    - Mr Raby, August 2021

The property

Abbots Bromley 3.2 miles.

The Lazy Mare by The Water is a delightful shepherd's hut, surrounded by rolling countryside and resting just alongside the Blithfield Reservoir in Admaston, Staffordshire.

Offering a solid fuel-fired hot tub and a compact yet romantic dwelling, this charming shepherd's hut is perfect for a couples break in the glorious greenery of Staffordshire's countryside.

Arriving at the hut, an off-road parking space greets you; park up and climb the steps onto the decking to make your way into the space.

An open-plan layout benefits from a dining table with benches where you can enjoy your breakfast and plan your day of adventures, before swapping it into a plush double bed for the evening.

Whip up a quick meal with the kitchen facilities, including a mini fridge, an electric one-ring hob, a microwave, and an all-important kettle for your morning cuppa, before snuggling up in bed and getting some rest.

Guests will also benefit from a shower room, fit with a walk-in shower, a basin and a WC, where you can freshen up and prepare for the day.

Making your way outside, the decking provides a wonderful space for savouring a glass of wine in the warmer months while gazing over the nearby reservoir and open fields, while the charcoal barbecue offers more cooking facilities for a spot of alfresco dining.

Take the steps back down from the decking and treat yourself to a dip in the hot tub to soak your muscles after an adventurous day.

Private access across the open fields and along the reservoir make this property a haven for avid walkers and explorers alike.

Fishing and sailing can be enjoyed in the reservoir, with plenty more activities to be found just a short drive away.

Gospel Place is within easy reach of the hut, here you can wander through the moorlands and varying terrains on foot or by bicycle.

If you are looking for more of a thrill during your trip you will not be left short, with Go Ape Cannock resting a scenic drive away in the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the famous Alton Towers theme park situated further north.

For a peaceful day out with your loved one, take a stroll around the gardens of Shugborough Hall and admire the grand Georgian mansion.

Racing enthusiasts will be please to discover Uttoxeter Racecourse within easy reach, with meetings taking place throughout various points in the year, The Lazy Mare by The Water is ideally located as a base for your trip.

Closer to your dwelling you will find a handful of pubs and restaurants; why not treat yourself to a pint and some pub grub at The Crown before heading back to the hut?

If what you need is a relaxing retreat in a beautiful area, choose The Lazy Mare by The Water.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Open-plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen and dining area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric one-ring hob, microwave, mini fridge
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Decking with furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Lawned area with hot tub and access to fields and reservoir
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 3.1 miles
  • Note: Though the property is on one level, there are steps up to the decking
  • Note: This property does not accept children
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Rugeley 6.3 miles; Stafford 13.5 miles

This charming village and civil parish is located in Staffordshire, just a few miles from Rugeley, and is well-placed for discovering the Cannock Chase AONB and the town of Stafford. Abbots Bromley has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a village hall, cricket field and children's playground. Close to the Blithfield Reservoir, you can enjoy scenic walks by the water, as well as at Brankley Pastures nature reserve, Fradley Pool and the ancient woodland of Needwood Forest, all within easy reach. Venture into the market town of Rugeley, your gateway to the Channock Chase AONB, to discover the National Trust's Shugborough Estate, the treetop adventures at Go Ape Channock and a multitude of stunning walking and cycling trails through forest parkland and elevated heaths.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas