The Littleton Arms, Penkridge
(3.2miles / 9min from Mitton Manor)
www.thelittletonarms.com | +44 (0)1785 716300 | From £65 per night
The Littleton Arms – voted Express & Star Pub of the Year – is the perfect venue to kick back and unwind – whether you’re visiting for a delicious meal, a relaxing drink or a short break.
Built in 1793 as a coaching inn, The Littleton has been lovingly refurbished to provide the perfect blend of olde world charm and contemporary chic, offering characterful original features with a modern twist.
It is now a family-run boutique hotel, pub and restaurant with a reputation for excellence – the ideal setting for intimate dinners or gatherings of family and friends. Ten boutique bedrooms offer a taste of luxury without the premium price tag.
The Moat House, Acton Trussell
(6.1miles / 15min from Mitton Manor)
www.moathouse.co.uk | +44 (0)1785 712217 | From £89 per night
4 AA stars, unrivalled quality and service and over 600 years of history – The Moat House Acton Trussell is one of the premier hotels in Staffordshire.
This 14th century, moated manor house boasts sumptuous bedrooms, an award-winning restaurant and function rooms perfect for any occasion.
Nestling in the heart of rural Staffordshire, the grade 2 listed manor house has grown from a village pub and restaurant into an independent, award-winning hotel and restaurant without losing any of its unique charm or personality.
The Lion Hotel, Brewood
(6.0miles / 15min from Mitton Manor)
www.lionhotel.eu | +44 (0)1902 850123 | From £85 per night
The Lion Hotel is a gorgeous eighteenth century, grade II listed hotel in the stunning village of Brewood, conveniently located nearby the major road networks A5 and M6.
The hotel’s boutique en-suite bedrooms are individually designed, retaining their eighteenth-century character with some rooms containing their original oak beams and stone fireplaces.
Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or coffee within the relaxing coffee lounge or enjoy a handmade cocktail within the bar. Additionally, the outdoor courtyard also offers a full-service bar, perfect for a pint in the sun.
The Swan Hotel, Stafford
(7.8miles / 20min from Mitton Manor)
www.theswanstafford.co.uk | +44 (0)1785 258142 | From £79 per night
The Swan has sat in its position from the 1700’s, with reports of part of the hotel being used as a college for St. Mary’s Church, dating back to the early 1600’s. Following extensive refurbishments and renovations throughout its life as a hotel, The Swan is now a highly reputable hotel, and, with its key location on Greengate Street, offers patrons the chance to put their bags down and enjoy a relaxing and refreshing drink.
Whether you are looking for a welcoming place to spend the night or would simply like to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat surrounded by friendly faces, The Swan is perfectly placed, right in the centre of the historic town of Stafford. It has its own large car park, offers all-day dining and an in-house coffee shop, along with free WiFi.
Weston Hall, Stafford
(10.2miles / 29min from Mitton Manor)
www.weston-hall.co.uk | +44 (0)1889 271082 | From £120 per night
Located in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, Weston Hall is a magnificent grade II* listed building surrounded by 20 acres of breath-taking scenery. The Hall retains many of its Elizabethan features including open stone fireplaces and oak beams in many of the rooms.
In early 2012, new owners took on Weston Hall with a view to making major refurbishments over a 6-month period. After restoring the building to its former glory, Weston Hall re – opened on 16th November 2012. The Hall now incorporates ‘The Cellar’ – an informal dining venue and an event venue with luxury accommodation.
At Weston Hall every bedroom is individually designed and furnished, comfortable robes and luxury White Company toiletries are all included to be in keeping with the high standards you would expect from this magnificent venue.
**Please be aware that all of our bedrooms are located on the top floor of Weston Hall and unfortunately due to the age of the building, there is no lift access.
Mitton Manor Gardens is located just outside of Penkridge; a bustling market town and parish in Staffordshire.
Penkridge has a history stretching back to the Anglo-Saxon period. A religious as well as a commercial centre, it was originally centred on the Collegiate Church of St. Michael and All Angels, a chapel royal and royal peculiar that maintained its independence until the Reformation.
Mentioned in Domesday, Penkridge underwent a period of growth from the 13th century, as the Forest Law was loosened, and evolved into a patchwork of manors of greatly varying size and importance, heavily dependent on agriculture.
From the 16th century it was increasingly dominated by a single landed gentry family, the Littletons, who ultimately attained the Peerage of the United Kingdom as the Barons Hatherton, and who helped modernise its agriculture and education system. The Industrial Revolution inaugurated a steady improvement in transport and communications that helped shape the modern town.
In the second half of the 20th century, Penkridge grew rapidly, evolving into a mainly residential area, while retaining its commercial centre, its links with the countryside and its fine church.
You can read more about Penkridge here.