Lying in the Lichfield district of Staffordshire, the two villages share a civil parish and boast a joint population of some 5,000 residents. Consequently both are well-served with local amenities including convenience stores, newsagents and various takeaway outlets.
Within walking distance are an excellent range of amenities including shops, public houses and village church in Armitage and Handsacre village. The Crown Inn and The Olde Peculiar are two very popular traditional pubs located in the centre of the village, highly reccomended by the locals. Running through the village is a reliable public bus route and there are regular rail links from Rugeley train station (4 miles away) to various locations including direct to Birmingham.
Geographically, the parish lies on the south side of the Trent and Mersey Canal between Lichfield and Rugeley and is the original home of Armitage Shanks, manufacturers of bathroom furniture. This village has lovely scenic walking routes along the Trent and Mersey Canal, perfect for long dog walks with the family.
- St John the Baptist Church and a range of shops and convenience facilities
- Two traditional country pubs, The Olde Peculiar and The Crown
- Hayes Meadow Primary School in Handsacre feeding into Hagley Sports College in Rugeley
- Ideally located for travel along the A51, A38 and A515.