Written directions

You can use satnavĀ or road map to get to the adjoined villages of Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw, north of Burntwood near Lichfield. DON’T put the postcode into your satnav – it will try to take you to a remote location in the middle of the Chase. You can successfully use the address “Chestall Road Cannock Wood” and then follow the directions below. With Google maps, type in “Beaudesert Outdoor Activity” and you will pass our house on the left just before the destination.

The road linking the villages is called Buds Road, there are road signs at either end to Beaudesert. These signs will lead you to Chestall Road, Cannock Wood. At the north end of this road (long green metal fence on your right), continue, with care, straight ahead into a wooded lane. Stay on this tarmac road following a sign to “Little Hayes and the Reflection Gardens” for about half a mile, over three speed reducers until you come to houses set back on the left. Turn in at the third drive signed “Reflections at Little Hayes”. Park in the marked spaces on the drive. The main door to the house is further up the drive on the left, and the Hermitage beyond that on the right.