Secret Cloud offers a small collection of luxury yurts on the edge of the Peak District National Park, offering stunning views across the Staffordshire Moorlands and yet a 5 minute hop from Alton Towers. Our Award Winning yurts are popular with all ages, looking for a cosy outdoor adventure to create long lasting memories.
The attention to detail makes our accommodation stand out from the competition and being the original and longest established ‘glamping’ in the area, we ensure our guests enjoy the finer things in life…….featherdown duvets, Egyptian Cotton crisp white bedding, roaring log burning stove ovens, handmade Derbyshire toiletries and a delicious local breakfast hamper on arrival……not to mention our popular woodfired hot tub and sauna under the stars.
Each yurt has a private composting toilet, a private decking area, outdoor seating and a fire pit or chiminea. Bilberry Lodge is our Scandinavian inspired quirky, wooden cabin built right here in Derbyshire from sustainable wood sources. It has a rustic dining table, cosy double bed with featherdown duvets and luxury cotton bedding, a log burning range cooker that will keep you warm and toasty as well as radiate a romantic glow and cook you a mouthwatering meal. Bilberry Lodge is open all year round and a popular choice for romantic winter breaks, it even has a real Christmas tree in December and guests arrive to homemade mince pies!
Our yurts have been listed in the Independents Top 50 Nights Under Canvas, won a Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Award and hold the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark for environmental commitment.
Within 5 minutes drive of the site: Thrillseekers can enjoy a visit to Alton Towers, the UKs number one theme park. Why not visit Blackbrook Zoologocial Park, a great chance to get up close to some of the most endearing and rare species in the world, just down the road from our yurts. A 15 minute walk and you can be in the famous Yew Tree Inn at Cauldon. An Aladdin’s Cave featuring a unique collection of antiques and curiosities including Queen Victoria’s Stockings, a 3,000-year-old Grecian urn and penny farthings. Pop in for a pint and a friendly welcome.
Just 5 minutes drive takes you through the village of Oakamoor to beautiful Dimmingsdale – truly one of Staffordshire’s hidden gems. This enchanting and beautiful valley is a haven for walkers, nature lovers and those seeking tranquillity and spectacular scenery. No visit is complete without a visit to the fabulous Ramblers Retreat famous for its hospitality and gigantic homemade puddings!
It’s also worth wandering to visit the Chained Oak – within the valley is an old Oak tree smothered with chains. Legend has it that in the 1830’s a beggar woman put a curse on the Earl of Shrewsbury – for every branch that fell off this Oak tree a member of his family would die. A branch did fall off the tree & a member of his family did die, so immediately the Earl had chains wrapped around it to stop any more branches falling off.
Manifold Valley, hire bikes in the village of Waterhouses or if you have brought your own cycle down to the village and experience the beautiful Manifold Valley. There are a great selection of walks from the yurts, you don’t even need to take the car! We are lucky enough to be tucked under Ipstones Edge manged by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Their conservation projects include grazing Shetland ponies- definitely worth a walk to see, see their website for further details.
How about a Llama Trek through the beautiful Staffordshire countryside? Try www.llamaadventures.co.uk based just a few miles away in Alton.
A little further afield: Visit Enjoy Staffordshire for a world of possibilities. Staffordshire offers you some unforgettable experiences, excitement, fun days out and incredible adventures, plus visit the Enjoy Staffordshire website to find great money off discounts and special offers.
Visit the Peak District and enjoy England’s great outdoors. Discover a spectacular landscape in one of the most beautiful & inspiring parts of the British Isle:
Chatsworth House set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire. There is always something new to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground. Experience a taste of Chatsworth in the shops, restaurants and award winning Farm shop, or explore the beautiful 1000 acre park. The cable car journey is just the start at this popular family Peak District attraction in Matlock Bath. Your ticket also includes access to the caverns, exhibitions and hilltop park.
On a wet day why not head underground to one of the areas many caves and caverns………try Pooles Cavern, the world famous Blue John Cavern or Speedwell Cavern with an undergorund boat trip.
Visit the home of Emma Bridgewater pottery in Stoke on Trent, perhaps Wedgwood or even Denby. Why not relax at a spa such as Brackendale Spa near Carsington Water.
Watersports at Carsington Water. A fantastic collection of National Trust properties are on your doorstep including Sudbury Museum of Childhood, Ilam Park and Kedleston Hall or see their Peak Disitrict website for more details.
The award winning Trentham Estate has something for everyone from shopping, beautiful gardens, boat rides and a Monkey Forest.
Why not visit the beautiful Yeaveley Estate to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, archery and fly fishing? Popular with Hen and Stag groups visiting Secret Cloud.
Take a ride on the Churnet Valley Railway through the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands. After reopening a line up to Cauldon Lowe in 2010, on some occasions you can see and hear the wonderful steam engines coming up the valley. Take a look at their website for further details and online bookings, as it can get very busy: www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk
Sleeps Maximum – 24
Suitability for Children – Yes
Suitability for the Infirm or Limited Mobility – Yes
Suitability for Visitors with Pets – No
Suitability for Wheelchair Users – No
Suitability for Smokers – No
Beds – Each yurt has a wooden double bed and we can provide up to 2 extra single beds (3 in Foxglove) Bilberry Lodge is a couples only retreat
Facilities- BBQ, Hot Tub / Spa Bath, Linen Available, Open Fire, Parking (Allocated / Onsite)
Children Welcome / Family Holiday , Close to Golf Course