Covid-19 (updated 31/12/20)

Following on from the Government's announcement of the Risk Level for our local authority area, we are writing to all our booked guests to appraise them of the current situation and the likely outlook.

Staffordshire Moorlands is currently in Tier 4. Given that it is almost impossible to imagine a change from Tier 4 directly to Tier 2 (which is where we would potentially consider it safe to reopen for business), we have regretfully taken the decision to cancel all bookings through to the end of February at the very earliest.

Clearly, this situation may well go on beyond this date and will be reappraised in two weeks time (15th January).

This measure is being taken to ensure the safety of potential guests, their families, people with whom guests work and, not least, ourselves and our neighbours. One of our friends here at Roachside died with the virus this month - so we are acutely aware of how dangerous this disease is.

Please revisit this page periodically for updates.

Meanwhile, we are accepting provisional bookings for later in 2021 on a "no deposit" basis - i.e. we will reserve dates for guests, but on the basis that they may be cancelled at very short notice by either party due to whatever circumstances prevail at the time. Please remember that if you live in a high risk location (as defined by the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland or by the UK Government), you may be subject to restrictions preventing non-essential travel or visiting other high risk locations.

Potential visitors from other countries should make themselves aware of the restrictions on leaving their own location and the restrictions placed on those entering the UK by the UK Government (which can vary dependent on perceived risk).

We'll re-open as soon as it's safe to do so.

Stay safe everyone!

Roachside Cottage is situated just yards from the gateway into the beautiful Roaches Estate, a former private estate and grouse moor, now owned by the Peak Park and cared for by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

I’m Rob and, together with my dog Scout, I want to introduce visitors to this part of the Peak District National Park. We’d argue that it is the most wonderful walking country there is – but then, we walk here all the time. Miles and miles every week. Indeed, one of us has spent 60 years wandering the paths and climbing the cliffs without ever tiring of it.

We’re lucky enough to own this lovingly restored old crofter’s cottage. It is situated in the most stunning location, with access onto the crags right outside the door.