Bottomhouse is a tiny hamlet in a quiet corner of the Staffordshire Moorlands District.  To the East lies the valley of the River Hamps, with its picturesque and unspoilt villages, such as Onecote, Ford, Butterton and Grindon.  The Coombes Valley starts just a mile to the West, with its RSPB woodland nature reserve, while the market town of Leek is a few miles to the North West.  A mile and a half down the road towards Ashbourne is Blackbrook Zoological Park, containing the U.K.’s largest collection of birds, as well as many small mammals, such as meercats and leemurs.  Just before the turn for the Zoological Park is The Windy Ridge café.  The nearest public house is a mile and half away in the direction of Warlsow – The Jervys Arms at Onecote.  This splendid and historic establishment serves food all day at weekends, has some fine local ales and a pretty garden through which the Hamps flows merrily.