I had planned a trip to Quarry Walk lodges as a surprise for my boyfriend as it was his birthday and everything was perfect and exceeded all my expectations. We stayed for 2 nights in the woodpecker lodge and could have stayed a lot longer.
We arrived to a very warm welcome from Angela who is the manager and who i have had numerous phone calls and emails with due to me planning it as a surprise. She was lovely and very friendly. She explained exactly where our lodge was and we had no difficulty finding it.
As we pulled up next to our lodge, Andrew who is the other manager was there to greet us and show us around. He was there with a Park worker and they had just finished sorting out our hot tub which had been freshly filled. Andrew then showed u around our lodge where we would be staying for the weekend and all my boyfriend could say was 'wow'! It was incredible. So spacious and it had everything you could possibly need for relaxing and cooking- fresh towels, kitchen appliances (even a dishwasher), clean bedding. I couldn't have wished for it to be any better. We were shown in all the cupboards so we knew where everything was andshown how to use the hot tub :-)
Within minutes of Andrew leaving, a squirrel came and sat right next to our hot tub with us sat on the chairs outside... even though you are amongst other lodges... you are not all squashed into one area and there is plenty of nature around you making it a very calm and quiet place which is exactly what i hoped for.
The whole weekend was perfect. It was romantic, chilled, quiet and relaxing. My boyfriend loved it which made all the planning worth while. We have some great memories and photographs and can't wait to go back.
The bed was incredibly comfy. The entire lodge was very, very clean and tidy. Everything had its place. You honestly couldn't ask for more.
Even as we left, one of the guys asked us if we had a nice stay and helped us through the barrier as we had already handed the keys in. Angela has had a lot of criticism on here but she is a very nice lady. I have a lot of health problems so therefore i had a lot of questions as i have a specific diet and needs. Angela answered every question helping as much as she could and that totally put me at ease about our stay. Andrew was very very helpful and very welcoming also.
It was nice to be given the keys and just be able to have a fab weekend. We were just left to our own devices and it was brilliant. Even though one day it rained, we were still able to sit in the hot tub as you are sheltered and just watch the world go by.
The only problem with our stay was that the weather wasn't warm enough but that didn't stop us going for a walk and a picnic and that i didn't book more days!!!!
I highly recommend Quarry Walk Lodges. You will have an amazing time! Me and my boyfriend will definitely be going back and have already started saving for an even longer stay. We can't wait to go back (hopefully for a week).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For self-catering accommodation near Alton Towers, the Peak District, our lodges are set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Quarry Walk with its luxurious new Log Cabins each with there own Hot Tub is the ideal base to take a break with the family or for the romantic getaway to stay in a cabin complete with a four poster bed. This quiet, secluded area of woodland, grass and heather has a variety of woodland trails within its 46-acre boundary allowing you to fully appreciate the surrounding scenery and is home to an abundance of wildlife including rabbits, squirrels, woodpeckers, badgers and many more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Quarry Walk Hotel Cheadle