North Staffordshire

Multi-purpose development opportunity

A unique multi-purpose development opportunity in North Staffordshire (subject to obtaining necessary consents).

Opportunity Summary

Genuinely rare opportunity to acquire an income-producing asset with huge development potential.

  • Located in the picturesque Staffordshire Moorlands
  • A former sand and gravel quarry, it has been expertly transformed by the current owners into a lucrative outdoor events and holiday venue
  • The property comprises approximately 170 acres of ancient woodland, grassland and lakes, with several buildings
  • Currently occupied by buildings and tents that are available for public hire, plus a private dwelling occupied by the owner
  • The property has great potential and may be suitable for a number of different uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents (Cluttons planning statement is available upon request)
  • Excellent road communications, with easy access to the M1 and M6 motorways
  • Centrally located – Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Sheffield can all be reached in less than 90 minutes
  • Freehold sale
  • Vacant possession upon completion


We have been instructed to seek offers on an unconditional basis for the freehold interest in this property.


The property occupies an enviable position towards the south of the Staffordshire Moorlands District, near the delightful market town of Cheadle. The site is located approximately 10 miles east of Stoke-on-Trent, 45 miles west of Nottingham, 45 miles north of Birmingham and 50 miles south of Sheffield and Manchester.

Nearby Cheadle is a picturesque town blessed with historic buildings and landmarks, many of which date back to the Georgian and Victorian eras, and some of which can even be traced back to Medieval times. The town is full of independent shops, restaurants and cafes, many of which sell delicious Staffordshire oatcakes.

The site itself is surrounded by stunning, unspoiled countryside, with the beautiful River Tean within walking distance. Nature lovers are particularly well catered for in the area. Hawksmoor ancient woodland, which is managed by the National Trust, is a bird spotting and wildlife paradise. Other nearby highlights include the Heritage Railway at Churnet Valley, and the world-renowned Alton Towers Resort, both of which can be easily reached within a 15-minute drive.

The site benefits from excellent road communications due to its close proximity to the A50, providing direct access to the M6 (junction 15) and M1 (junction 24). Blythe Bridge railway station is less than 10 minutes’ drive away, from which you can reach Stoke-on-Trent in under 15 minutes. From there you can directly access Manchester in less than 45 minutes, or travel south for direct access to Birmingham and London with travel times of 50 minutes and 1 hour 35 minutes respectively. East Midlands Airport is just a 45-minute drive along the A50. The next nearest airports are Manchester and Birmingham, both one hour’s drive away.


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