Rising From The Ashes
Steeped in history The Ashes comprises a fine H-shaped 16th century house, a large 15th century stone barn, a 17th century barn, and a bull pen. The house is Listed Grade II* and the wedding barns are listed in their own right; together they form the finest group of historical farm-buildings in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Historic Wedding Venue
Monks at The Ashes
For most of the 20th Century, The Ashes was owned by just one family, the Williamsons, who farmed it in the time-honoured way using horses right up until the 1960’s. Generations of the family worked the farm until only one charismatic lady remained, Bessie Williamson.
She lived a contented life at The Ashes until she was 95. Happy to work the land and live a simpler life, the country house was never modernised or altered in any significant way since it was built, making it a treasure trove of untouched period features including original old doors, mullion windows and intricate stonework.