Inspiration Wednesday – Stoke on Trent
This week’s #InspirationWednesday is Stoke on Trent. The city, which sits in Staffordshire, is less of one big city and more of a collection of six towns. Sat halfway between Manchester and Birmingham, Stoke is an excellent location for commuters and offers a relaxed, suburban lifestyle.
Stoke on Trent is a great area for families – with loads going on in the local area all year round. Sometimes known as ‘The Potteries’ because it was the area where the pottery industry was born and grew, there are over 25 pottery factories where you can buy – or even make your own – pottery.
The beautiful surrounding areas of Stoke on Trent are great to explore on foot, along the river or in one of the many County Parks. Then there’s also Alton Towers, Trentham Monkey Forest and plenty of National Trust properties in the area. If you want to look further afield, you can easily escape to Wales at the weekend too.
Facts about Stoke on Trent
- Stoke on Trent was made when six towns were grouped together in 1910.
- The ‘oatcake’ originates from here.
- Robbie Williams was from Stoke before he made it in Take That!
- Stoke City are one of the oldest professional football clubs in the world – second only to Notts County.
- The affectionate term ‘duck’ derives from this area.
Properties in Stoke on Trent:
Our first home in Stoke on Trent is this three bedroom semi. Sat in a sought after location, the home benefits from an extended conservatory, large garden and three large bedrooms. This is a great family or first home at a great price!
This five bedroom detached home in Stoke on Trent is set over three floors. With a wide kitchen, large combined living and dining area and enough bedrooms to accommodate the family and then have a study/music room/library/games room, this is a great home!
Stepping into the lap of luxury, this five bedroom bungalow is gorgeous! There’s a swimming pool, there’s stables, there’s a workshop. If you really want to escape urban living and relax, this is the home for you!