The Local Area

Donald Cope & Company is based in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, centrally located in the historical market town of Cheadle. Cheadle and its surrounding area are not only blessed with natural beauty but also steeped in history and heritage with a number of historical sites and culture trails. Furthermore with extensive leisure facilities, exclusive golf courses, country pubs and a modern transport infrastructure it’s no surprise it’s a popular place to call home. At Donald Cope & Company we strive to provide acomprehensive range of properties to suit all budgets and specications’, meaning your ideal home is waiting to be discovered.

Our area guide is designed to make the process of deciding where to live a little bit easier, as we understand it will be very hard to choose


A hub of the Staffordshire Moorlands, Cheadle is an historical market town located 11 miles east of Stoke-on-Trent. Sitting in the heart of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, Cheadle has a vast array of facilities including a number of schools, cafes, public houses, churches and leisure facilities. It also has modern supermarkets and specialists shops meaning all your needs are in one central location. Cheadle is also home to the iconic St Giles Roman Catholic Church, otherwise known as Pugin’s Gem; built in 1846 the 200ft church spire dominates the Cheadle skyline.




Situated 2 miles south of Cheadle, Tean is an historic industrial village. Its old mill is now the centre piece to the high street that holds a lovely range of public houses, a local butchers and general store. Both Upper Tean and Lower Tean provide properties for many budgets that prove popular on the market.



Situated 5 miles east of Cheadle, Alton is located on the eastern side of the Churnet valley. It is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and contains numerous buildings of architectural interest; including the Round-House, Alton Castle, St Peter’s Church, The Malt House, St John’s Church and Alton Towers. Alton is also home to a number of country public houses, convenience stalls and nature trails, ideal in creating that relaxed country atmosphere. The numerous properties available here are all within walking distance of the main bus route linking Uttoxeter and the City of Stoke-on-Trent.



Oakamoor is one of the most stunning villages in the Staffordshire moorlands, situated 4 miles east of Cheadle. Its location in the Churnet valley is steeped with an industrial past that includes smelting iron and copper. In the nineteenth century Thomas Bolton’s copper works near the River Churnet supplied copper wire for the first transatlantic telegraph cable, the buildings of the Thomas Bolton factory were demolished in 1966. Since then Oakamoor has taken to the role of a sleepy Staffordshire village, with a vast array of popular properties, country public houses and nature trails. Popular with walkers and nature enthusiasts the river and railway walks are wildlife hubs.



Situated 3 miles south west of Cheadle, Checkley is a sleepy village that marks the halfway point between Cheadle and Uttoxeter. Strong transport links to both towns and sitting on a good route to commute to both Stoke-on-Trent and Derby, Checkley really allows that country escape with ease. The village has a primary school, church and public house all in close proximity.



Situated 2 miles north of Cheadle, Kingsley is a country village situated next to the impressive Churnet valley. Located on the A52, Kingsley sits on the old main road linking Derby to Stoke-On-Trent. Nowadays the route is less frequently used allowing the village to reap the rewards of its old industrial past with canal walks and rural views a stone’s throw away.




Situated 3 miles south west of Cheadle and 1 mile east of Blythe Bridge, Forsbrook marks the edge of the Staffordshire moorlands and start of the Potteries conurbation. With two country pubs, a convenience store and rural surroundings it really mixes the feel of the English country village with the amenities of an urban area. A vast range of properties can be found in this village and with its ideal location and transport links, it’s certainly a popular place to settle.



4 miles north of Cheadle, sits the sleepy village of Ipstones, surrounded by wildlife reserves and overlooking the Churnet Valley. Ipstones is a village of pure beauty marking the halfway point between the market towns of Cheadle and Leek. Ipstones residents enjoy commuting to the market towns but if you fancy staying local numerous stores and country public houses can keep you busy. A vast range of properties can be found here, holding views for miles.


Blythe Bridge

Situated 4 miles south west of Cheadle, Blythe Bridge marks the start of the Potteries conurbation. With its close proximity to the A50, its own train station Blythe Bridge is a commuters dream. Blythe Bridge also has a number of schools, public houses, shops and of course properties to suit all budgets. This town is particularly popular with people aiming to get out of the city lights but not out of urban civilisation.



Situated 3 miles west of Cheadle, Dilhorne is ancient village steeped with an industrial past. Throughout the years Dilhorne has been home to the Foxfield Colliery and many agricultural activities and today it’s a pleasant sleepy village with an impressive chapel, public house, and rural views.



Situated 3 miles south west of Cheadle, between Tean and Blythe Bridge, Draycott is a small village full of history. Sitting adjacent to the A50, Draycott allows for easy commuting to the cities of Stoke-on-Trent and Derby, and with a village pub and traditional church it’s residents enjoy rural views with the comfort of knowing the city amenities are close by.



Situated 3 miles north east of Cheadle, Whiston takes you into the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands. With its fantastic views over the Churnet Valley, many of these can be enjoyed from the impressive golf course situated at the top of the hill. After a round of golf or a country walk why not stroll down to the local public house for a hot meal and a pint.