Potter's Lodge

UK England West Midlands Staffordshire Burton upon Trent Peake's Retreats

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Pet Friendly
An off-grid, fully-furnished yurt in the Staffordshire countryside that's cosy whatever the weather.
  • An insulated six-metre Mongolian-style yurt with wood-burning stove
  • One of just two yurts sharing a large field and facilities including a Finnish BBQ hut
  • Starter breakfast pack of local produce included

The Owner Says

Peake’s Retreats currently has two six-metre all weather yurts set in a spacious field surrounded by tall hedges for extra weather protection, and peace of mind if you have children. Both of our yurts are capable of accommodating six people so are perfect for families and large groups, but are equally just as cozy for a couple looking for a romantic getaway. We can also offer travel cots for infants if required, just ask. The yurts are weather proofed and well insulated so are ideal for use all year round. There is no electricity to the yurts themselves so candles and a torch are provided but you may bring extra if you wish. Charging facilities are available for phones/tablets and there is a hairdryer located in the shower block. The yurts each have a wood burning stove, for heat and for cooking, however if the weather is too warm to light your stove you can whip up some culinary delights in either our fully equipped kitchen area or by using the fire pit located outside of your yurt, complete with cooking tripod. We do also have a portable BBQ available for outdoor use by your yurt, and our large but cozy Finnish BBQ hut is available for guests to use. We also have a communal hot tub which seats 8 people and is located centrally to the yurts. Our luxurious, spacious washrooms are located in the shower and toilet block near to the car park. You will find a selection of Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic toiletries for you to use along with full length mirrors and hairdryers. The washing up area can also be found in here, along with a drinking water tap, lockers for charging phones and tablets and, for rainy days, we have a selection of games and books free to guests.
We would like to give you a breakfast pack to kickstart your stay. Which will include locally sourced sausages, bacon, beans, tomatoes, bread and free range eggs from our own chickens. Enough for every guest. A vegetarian option is available; please state if you would prefer this option on your booking form. We will also provide all bedding and linen for the duration of your stay along with luxury fluffy towels for each guest.

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About Peake's Retreats

Suitable For

Glamping only. So no tents, campervans or caravans. Pets welcome.

Big groups are welcome, and day visitors are permitted for a charge of £5 each.

If you are booking as part of a hen party we do require you to book the entire site (including The Loft) the price for this can be reduced if you do not need access to all accommodations so do speak to us before booking.

Nearby

Peake's Retreats is 12 miles from Ashbourne, an old market town that is considered the gateway to the Peak District. From here there are a wealth of good walks in the White Peak Area (the lower, southern half of the Peak District), including in the excellent Dovedale National Nature Reserve (01335 350503). The most popular route is to walk from National Trust-owned Ilam Park (01335 350503) to the Stepping Stones which takes you right along the bank of the River Dove for most of the route. Those on two wheels, meanwhile can take to the Tissington trail – a well-known cycle trail and bridle path which runs from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay (13 miles; traffic free). In the opposite direction, it's 4 miles from Peake's Retreats to the brewing town of Burton Upon Trent, famous for Bass beer. Here you'll find The National Brewing Museum (01283 532880) along with plenty of bars and restaurants and some well known high street shops. There are also some lovely walks around the river Trent. For families, it is a 5-minute drive from The National Forest Adventure Farm (01283 533933), a 30-minute drive to Alton Towers (0871 222 3330) and a 40-minute drive to the Monkey Forest (01782 659845) at Trentham, where you can also find a selection of boutique shops and have a wander around the beautiful gardens.

Food & Drink

For you're first morning at the site a complimentary breakfast pack provided is given to you on arrival, including locally sourced sausages, bacon, beans, tomatoes, and free range eggs (vegetarian and other dietary options also available). It's a 20-minute walk or a 2-minute drive down the road to The Bell Inn (01283 812838), a modern pub with large beer garden, but for something special it's worth the 15-minute drive to The Swan at Walton (01283 712 378) – a proper gastro pub with excellent cocktails and proclaiming itself "a permanent beer festival", owing to its wide range of real ales. The Bull in Repton (01283 704422; 20 minutes) is also excellent – a traditional Victorian ale inn with a creative gastro menu and wood-fired pizza oven. Or you can order one of the BBQ meat hampers available from Peake’s Retreats and sourced from local butchers.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 11 reviews

★★★★★

A fantastic night away

We stayed at the beginning of August (arrived at 4pm). Everything was perfect, clean and welcoming. The yurt was lovely, the kids were so excited! There were loads of toys which kept them busy and we had lots of fun making an outdoor fire. Lots of lovely family time…only down side is that we had to leave. Sarah was lovely….accommodating our every need (most very last minute!). Everyone in our group (from 40-4) loved every minute! Can’t wait to return and hopefully with friends so we can take over the place xx
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Great glamping getaway

We had a fantastic weekend staying in the potters lodge yurt. The yurt is fantastic and everything we could wish for wash provided. The location is lovely, we could hear the farm animals in the morning and the farm shop over the road is great for coffees and lunch. The owners could not of been more helpful. We will definitely be back next year with the kids as it would be ideal with young children.
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Wonderful site

We loved staying here. Our yurt was spacious and had everything we needed. We particularly liked having a grill and also a fire pit, which we toasted marshmallows on. The site is fantastic with lots of space, beautiful flowers and our kids loved the climbing frame and surprise toy shed. The host is warm and friendly and quick to respond. We loved our hot tub and the showers are immaculate. It’s well located to get to lots of attractions in the Peak District, so overall is a great place.
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A great mix of comfort and outdoors feeling

Good night sleep - comfortable beds, stayed in Milne’s yurt with it’s own hot tub - nice to arrive to a heated hot tub, a selection for cooked breakfast and eggs from the farm. Welcoming owners ensured that our son got to pick up eggs in the morning and we had enough food, logs, kindling, etc. Yurt was big, nicely set up. Everything was clean and well maintained. Did not worry about Covid-19 as plenty of cleaning products, hand sanitizers available everywhere on the site. Thank you, Sarah! Bathroom absolutely wonderful, new, fresh, clean with large shower cabin and good toiletries and hot water! Fluffy white towels provided along with crisp bedding. Finish bbq yurt - great cooking and socialising experience! Plenty of kids toys available to play with which was great for indoor and outdoor play. Things to be aware - the location is close to the road so you can hear it however it also means it is just opposite a church farm cafe which has playground for kids and farm animals to pet! Enjoyed our stay and experience - nice mix of outdoors and waking up to crisp mornings but still having home comforts.
Sep 10, 2020 by Great break with kids
★★★★★

Just perfect!

Just returned from a 3 night stay here. Absolutely perfect if you love the camping experience but without the damp tent and air bed! Beautifully furnished yurts, extremely comfy beds, twinkling fairy lights around and kitted our with everything you could possibly need (we literally took our clothes, a few toiletries and a bit of food). Our bathroom was a short walk from the yurt, was modern, very clean and equipped with Neals Yard toiletries. The hot tub was amazing after a busy day out. Sarah was so attentive, anything we did need she sourced and nothing was too much trouble. Just across the road there is a farm shop selling fresh produce and take away cake and sandwiches. Just perfect...would definitely return!
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Location

Peake's Retreats is located at Gate Farm, Hanbury Road, Anslow, Burton On Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9QT

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Getting There

Peake's Retreats is 4 miles outside of Burton On Trent. If you're using a Sat Nav enter the postcode DE13 9QT. This will take you to Hanbury Road. Travel along Hanbury road until you reach the holy trinity church. If the church is on your left continue along the road and Peake's Retreats is the next property on the right. For full detailed directions, please visit the Peake's Retreats website. The closest train station is Burton On Trent, but Lichfield is also an option. Peake's Retreats can help organise a transfer from the train station (as well as from East Midlands Airport).