New Homes in Chasewater


Welcome to Chasewater

Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors, trying out new sports or taking the kids for a family day out, there’s plenty to see and do close to Chasewater. Located near Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, new homes in Chasewater are within commuting distance of both Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent, so it’s easy to travel to and from nearby towns and cities.

A quick history

Chasewater grew around the local reservoir, which was opened in the late 18th century as a water source for the Wyrley and Essington Canal. Just a couple of years after it was opened, one of the dams burst and the Crane Brook Valley flooded, but it was quickly rebuilt with extra security measures.

The first local mine, the Hammerwich Colliery, was opened in 1849, but closed eight years later. Other collieries were built close to the reservoir and remained active until the coal industry declined in the 1980s. In 1956, the reservoir was officially named Chasewater, and it quickly became used for leisure including sailing and boating. A pier and castle were built in the 1960s, and the country park was established in 1998.

Business and industry

Although Chasewater is historically a mining area, today there are lots of different industries thriving nearby. Local employers include JCB in Rocester, bet365 in Stoke-on-Trent, and FarmFoods and National Rail in Birmingham. Other businesses within commuting distance of Chasewater include Mondelez International, 2 Sisters Food Group and Jaguar.

Things to do in the area

If you love being active and trying out new sports, Chasewater Country Park is on your doorstep where you can try waterskiing and wakeboarding, or enjoy a leisurely walk or cycle ride around the reservoir. Other local attractions include Chasewater Railway heritage line and the Chasewater Innovation Centre, while Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also nearby.

Other places of interest close to your new home in Chasewater include Walsall Arboretum, Cannock Chase Trekking Centre, Shugborough Estate and the German Military Cemetery in Cannock, while nearby Lichfield is home to the Erasmus Darwin House and Lichfield Cathedral.

Travel and commuting

If you’re commuting for work, Chasewater is close to a number of major towns and cities. Lichfield can be reached in just 15 minutes by car, while the drive to Walsall takes 25 minutes. Birmingham, Stafford and Wolverhampton are all just 30 minutes away, while Stoke can be reached in just over 40 minutes.

For journeys further afield, London can be reached in two hours 30 minutes by car, or one hour 20 minutes by train from Birmingham New Street. When you want to go on holiday, the journey to Birmingham Airport via the M6 Toll takes just 25 minutes, so your trip can get off to a quick and hassle-free start.