Thursday, 24 January 2013

Walking at The Chase Golf, Health Club and Spa

We sent our daughter, Verity to Stafford train station early in the morning around 6.30 a.m. to catch the 7.00 p.m. train.  After she reached the train station we drove back home. On our way home  we came across the Chase Golf, Health Club & Spa. We were able to drive into the car park so  my husband can stay in the car to sleep.

We have a frosty day and the temperature was minus 6 degrees for the last 2 days. With the morning sun shinning around the rolling fields and was surprised to find that there were lot of  golfers were at this club to play the early first round of golf.  There are 2 lakes at this place and plenty of beautiful landscape grounds for the golfers to enjoy their games. To join the membership to play at this club is £6.27 per week.

There is a main restaurant, sauna, aroma crystal steam room, Ice therapy and gym with the latest equipments. To be the member of the club is £19.99 per month. The main hall in hotel can be catered for wedding and conference.

I didn't spend my time indoor and neither am I playing golf but had an enjoyable 3 to 4 hours walking around the grounds in this place. It was amazing that all the trees, grasses and lakes were frozen due to the cold weather.  A crispy frosty shinning day with the sun shinning down on the rolling fields. 

I am amazed that I am not been kicked out of this place without permit. I am surprised that had an enjoyable few hours walking around and taking photos of this beautiful beauty spot. Also this spa situated near to Stafford and Penkridge. Would recommend to anyone whom are keen in health, spa and golf this is the best place to go for it.

Place: The Chase golf, Health club & Spa
Scored: 7 stars
Photo: by Catherine Suen
Dated: 11/12/2012

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

A day at Pillaton Hall Farm for coarse fishing

Packed and ready to visit Penkridge which is a beautiful country town.  Driving through Cannock and suddenly the winter sun was going down. So my husband tried to find a spot where we can parked our car. Drove through  an industrial parking lot and then we saw the sign showing this place is known as Pillaton Hall Farm.

We have never come here before and the surrounding farms are so beautiful. So I went to took some photos of this place and tried to ask one of the worker  how to go into the Pillaton Hall Farm as they are closed in winter and open in Spring, Summer and Autumn times. Been told that we can go through the gate and walk along the path which lead to the pools.

So we parked our car at the industrial factory car park and follow the path which there is a locked gate to stop passerby walk in without permit. The Pillaton Hall Farm provide a breathtaking views of Cannock Chase and also a backdrop for camping and coarse fishing in Staffordshire.

The campsite has four coarse fishing pools. Ten acres site dedicate to hosting fantastic weekends for all family. The farm has four well stocked with quality fish for coarse fishing and a family friendly campsite.

The entrance fee for caravan without electric is 15.00 gbp and 20.00 gbp with electric hookup.  This campsite with well updated toilets and safety site for children playground. Not far from this farm there is a golf park which about 10 minutes away and 500 acres of Cannock Chase for trekking or hiking that is nearby to this farm.

We were so lucky that the staff whom looking after this campsite didn't chase us away as we didn't have any permit and instead he show us the beautiful pools with electric water fountains on. Amazing and well maintain parkland with pools what more do we need with such a peaceful,   serene and magical surroundings to fish and camp.

Place: Pillation Hall Farm for coarse fishing and camping
Scored: 7 stars
Photos: by Catherine Suen
Dated: 29/12/2012