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Staffordshire

Staffordshire, the home of elegant pottery, is also a county of contrasts. From charming canals and tranquil rolling hills to exciting rollercoaster rides and a forest of monkeys, there really is something for everyone here.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with so many places to go, whether you are looking for relaxation, exhilaration, things to do or a delightful view. In fact, Staffordshire has more packed into its compact size than almost any other county.

Take for example Alton Towers, one of the world’s top theme parks for white-knuckle rides. The award-winning Drayton Manor Park offers fun for all the family, or perhaps the Waterworld aqua park at Etruria. You could wind down a gear and explore the region’s canal network, dotted with fascinating remnants of industrial history. Take a look at the lovingly restored Churnet Valley Railway and take a nostalgic ride on a steam train, or enjoy steam transport on a smaller scale with the narrow gauge Rudyard Lake Steam Railway.

The county is most famous for its pottery, especially Wedgwood, and there are plenty of Staffordshire holiday cottages conveniently close to places like the Wedgwood Museum or the Gladstone Pottery Museum at Stoke on Trent. You can also snap up a bargain at the Poole Pottery and Royal Stafford factory outlet in Burslem.

Enjoy an intoxicating visit to the National Brewery Centre at Burton upon Trent to learn about the county’s legendary beers. You could even experience a little animal magic; just visit the Trentham Monkey Forest, Blackbrook Zoo or a nature reserve such as the Wolseley Centre, Ipstones Edge or George’s Hayes.

The county offers a great opportunity for exploration, in a landscape where calming countryside meets exciting attractions. Its gently rolling hills and canal towpaths make for superb and not too energetic walking for visitors of all ages. There’s wildlife aplenty too, both flora and fauna, so you can take home some beautiful photographs.

Why not find out for yourself. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Staffordshire today and discover a little of what this enchanting county has to offer.
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  • Moorgate Cottage

    Grindon, near Leek

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E4895

    Enjoying panoramic views over the Staffordshire Moorland countryside, in an area thickly threaded with footpaths, this cosy and comfortable cottage sits in a peaceful off road location. Adjoining the welcoming owner’s home, it offers a delightful base from which to explore the Peak District and Cheshire. Just 1 mile away is the beautiful Manifold Valley with its fantastic 8-mile cycling track, whilst Dovedale is 4 miles and Alton Towers, Splash Landings and the Churnet Valley Steam Railway are all under 8 miles. Buxton, Ashbourne, the Heights of Abraham cable cars, Chatsworth House, Festival Park for cinema and bowling, the Potteries, and Trentham Gardens Monkey Forest are just some of the attractions found within 20 miles. Leek, a historic market town with interesting shops and good inns, is 6 miles. Painting classes are available by arrangement with the owner. Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

    Ground floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    First floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Electricity by meter reading (first £5 included). Patio area with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • The Dairy Cottage

    Endon, near Leek

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W43835

    This beautifully and tastefully converted former dairy offers everything you need for a truly relaxing break. It is reached via a quiet country lane and is situated in the delightful and peaceful countryside. The ’upside down’ holiday accommodation offers character and charm, with exposed beams, with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor, and the kitchen, dining and living area on the first floor. Outside there is a garden area where you can enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside. This is an ideal base from which to explore many local attractions including Rudyard Lake, Churnet Valley with its steam railway and network of canals, the Peak District and popular theme park ’Alton Towers’. Endon is a village within the moorlands district of Staffordshire, 4 miles from Leek and 6 miles from Stoke-on-Trent. The village is one of only a few outside Derbyshire which practises the ancient custom of well dressing. A weekend fair accompanies the dressing of the well at which a local girl is crowned as the ’Well Dressing Queen’. The fair also includes a contest called ’Tossing the Sheaf’ where local men compete to see who can toss a bale of straw the highest over a raised bar. The fair is known for bringing together the entire village and boosting community spirit. So whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or a more active one, the immediate location and surrounding area have it all, making the cottage the ideal year round destination. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 steps to dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor, 2 steps to living room with low beams and wooden floor.

    Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Two Freesat TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small enclosed patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Little Summerhill Cottages - Oak Cottage

    Dilhorne, near Cheadle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC682

    Enjoying wonderful views, these cosy and comfortable barn conversions Beech Cottage (ref UKC680), Chestnut Cottage (ref UKC681) and Oak Cottage (ref UKC682) are set on the owner’s working farm, from where you can watch the cows grazing in the field nearby. The Staffordshire Moorlands provide ample opportunities to enjoy the countryside, canals, railways and the historic towns of Cheadle and Leek. The Churnet Valley Railway runs at weekends and bank holidays from Caverswall, 2 miles away, to Dilhorne, which was used as the backdrop of the railway crash in an episode of Cranford. The Roman-Catholic church of St Giles in Cheadle is known as Pugin’s Gem, and is listed among the finest examples of his work in England.

    The historic town of Leek is about 5 miles away, as is the city of Stoke-on-Trent, with its world-famous potteries and The Staffordshire Hoard. For adventurous visitors, there’s Alton Towers, the Trentham Estate, Aerial Extreme and The Monkey Forest all within a 10-mile radius. Further afield, The National Forest Adventure Farm and St George’s Park are both within a 45-minute drive. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV/DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: Galleried with twin beds, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with bath and toilet.

    LPG underfloor central heating on ground floor, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi (first 500 megabytes) included. Small courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Shared natural grounds. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • Broadhurst Farm Holiday Cottages - Birch Cottage

    Waterhouses

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 27143
    Situated on the very edge of the Peak District National Park, these delightful holiday barns (refs 27143, RCHP132, RCHP133, RCHP140) have been sympathetically converted and now form part of a courtyard. Furnished and equipped to a good standard they provide a variety of accommodation for larger families and for families wishing to share. They are situated just 6 miles from Alton Towers with its theme park and beautiful grounds. An excellent base from which to tour the Peak District with Dovedale close by. The market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Matlock and Bakewell are all easily accessible as well as The Potteries and Chatsworth House, set in 1000 acres of parkland, with adjoining farmyard, makes for perfect days out. Just down the road from Broadhurst Farm is the Manifold Valley offering breathtaking views on one of the best cycle trails in England, with cycle hire available. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom. Shower room with toilet.

    First Floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with Velux. Laminate floors throughout.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. Highchair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Stabling available by arrangement. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Peacock Barn

    Dunstall Cross, near Barton-under-Needwood

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E4713

    Designed to exacting standards, and with a fabulous indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, games room and gymnasium on the doorstep (open all year), these three extremely comfortable adjoining properties enjoy a peaceful courtyard setting on the owners’ non working farm. Footpaths cross the local farmland and the National Forest, and a nature reserve is in 0.75 miles. Lichfield Cathedral, Uttoxeter’s racecourse, cinema and bowling, and Sudbury Hall’s Museum of Childhood are all under 10 miles. Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Tamworth SnowDome, Shugborough Hall and Calke Abbey (NT), and Dovedale in the Peak District National Park are all within 20 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub serving food 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Shared courtyard and furniture.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Wi-fi. Parking. Shared indoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi and changing rooms/toilet (open all year, 8.00am – 6.00pm). Shared games room/gym (open all year, 8.00am – 9.00pm, gym equipment for over 16 years only). No smoking.

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  • Frinsmoor Croft

    Cauldon Low, near Alton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W3520

    4 miles from Alton Towers

    This delightful detached barn conversion has been restored and decorated to offer quality family accommodation. Set in its own grounds with open countryside views, Frinsmoor Croft is just 3 miles from the Peak District National Park. This holiday cottage offers a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a shower room on the ground floor, whilst the twin bedroom is accessed by a beautiful spiral staircase from the living room. A superb location being only 4 miles from Alton Towers, the property is 6 miles from Ashbourne and within a short driving distance of the many historical attractions of the surrounding Peak District and Potteries. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With DVD player and patio door leading to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with bath, shower attachment and toilet.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    Open-tread, spiral stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With twin beds and beams.

    Economy 7 heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair. Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars.

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  • Canal View

    Bloxwich, near Walsall

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC367

    An ideal base for whether you’re visiting family, friends or just relaxing. Canal View is a contemporary, semi-detached home set on the Wyrley and Essington Canal which borders the property. The location creates a tranquil place to stay whilst allowing you to be close enough to a wide range of amenities and travel links. Walsall town centre is just 2.5 miles away and is excellent for shopping and entertainment for all ages. The Wyrley and Essington Canal is nicknamed the Curly Wyrley, due to its twisting course. Its peaceful, meandering waters see few boats, but it is popular with walkers, cyclists and anglers. Parts of the canal are very rural, and it runs past a number of nature reserves and wildlife hotspots, including Pelsall Common and Rough Wood Nature Reserve. The tranquil, slow-moving waters of the canal itself are home to thriving aquatic plant life, including protected floating water plantain and grass wrack pondweed. Chasewater Country Park has 900 acres of open space and water. The park centres Chasewater Reservoir, which was constructed to supply water to the canal. It is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with plenty of walking and cycling trails. You can make the most of the water with lots of exciting activities, including sailing, water-skiing and sub-aqua diving. So whatever your reason for visiting, Canal View has plenty to do and see. Shop 500 yards, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV and patio doors to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room:
    With breakfast area, electric cooker, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Snug:
    With TV.
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Enclosed, lawned garden, patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car, additional on-road parking available. No smoking.

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  • Little Summerhill Cottages - Chestnut Cottage

    Dilhorne, near Cheadle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC681

    Enjoying wonderful views, these cosy and comfortable barn conversions Beech Cottage (ref UKC680), Chestnut Cottage (ref UKC681) and Oak Cottage (ref UKC682) are set on the owner’s working farm, from where you can watch the cows grazing in the field nearby. The Staffordshire Moorlands provide ample opportunities to enjoy the countryside, canals, railways and the historic towns of Cheadle and Leek. The Churnet Valley Railway runs at weekends and bank holidays from Caverswall, 2 miles away, to Dilhorne, which was used as the backdrop of the railway crash in an episode of Cranford. The Roman-Catholic church of St Giles in Cheadle is known as Pugin’s Gem, and is listed among the finest examples of his work in England.

    The historic town of Leek is about 5 miles away, as is the city of Stoke-on-Trent, with its world-famous potteries and The Staffordshire Hoard. For adventurous visitors, there’s Alton Towers, the Trentham Estate, Aerial Extreme and The Monkey Forest all within a 10-mile radius. Further afield, The National Forest Adventure Farm and St George’s Park are both within a 45-minute drive. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With tiled floors.
    Living area: With Freeview TV/DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With walk-in shower and chair, toilet and heated towel rail.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: Galleried with twin beds, Freeview TV and DVD player.

    Wheelchair access. Toilet riser available on request.

    LPG underfloor central heating on ground floor, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi (first 500 megabytes) included. Small courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Shared natural grounds. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • Meadowside Cottage

    Calton Moor, near Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: QVX

    This 18th-century Peakland stone barn has been converted to an exceptionally high standard. It has its own large garden, and is set close to the owner’s home, surrounded by 40 acres of farmland. Dove Dale and the spectacular Manifold Valley are close by. Alton Towers 5 miles. Ashbourne’s fine country shops, inns and restaurants, 5 miles. Shops 1½ miles.

    Sitting-room with electric woodburner and doors to patio and garden. Well-equipped, fitted kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with four-poster bed (5ft), remote control colour TV and en-suite shower room (power shower), bidet and toilet. Twin bedroom and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, bidet and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity by wind turbine, full ground source heat pump central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Grounds of 40 acres
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Children’s wooden play frame 21 yards away (suitable for ages 10 and under, must be supervised)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Swiss Cottage

    Alrewas, near Lichfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E5375

    In the centre of a quaint canalside village, this charming original cottage, one of a pair, combines contemporary country style with original beams and panelling, to offer a lovely holiday home within reach of a host of visitor attractions. Alrewas has three dining pubs and a mix of shops and takeaways, and there are lovely country walks along the canal tow path just 100 yards from the cottage. The National Memorial Aboretum is 0.5 miles away and Lichfield is 5 miles. Drayton Manor, Twycross Zoo and Tamworth Snowdome are 12 miles away, and Calke Abbey, Shugborough and Sudbury Hall (NT) are 15 miles away. Alton Towers, Trentham Gardens and the Peak District National Park are within an hour’s drive. Shop 300 yards, pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor and beams. Dining area/kitchen with tiled floor and beams. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with beams and sloping ceiling, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room. Electric central heating included (£21 per week 1st October-31st March poa). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio garden and furniture (access to owner’s artist studio). Parking. No smoking.

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  • Hollybush Cottage

    Denford, near Leek

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E2800

    Beside the Caldon Canal and enjoying views over the water and meadows these lovely cottages offer very comfortably furnished retreats amidst pretty countryside, close to many year round attractions. They stand adjoining a renowned country pub in the hamlet of Denford, adjacent to a country park and within 4 miles of the Peak District National Park. Leek is 3 miles. Waterworld swimming pool, china factory tours, museums, steam railways, Alton Towers, Biddulph Grange Gardens and Little Moreton Hall (NT) are within 10 miles. Canal fishing (licence required) and an adventure playground are also nearby (100 yards).

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility area. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floor.

    Video. Washing machine. Table top freezer (on request).

    Both properties: Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced canal in front of property.

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  • Boosley Grange Cottage

    Fawfieldhead, near Buxton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E5372

    For visitors searching tranquillity and panoramic views, this very comfortable single-storey cottage stands detached, and offers an ideal haven and a private setting on the owners’ small farm. Set amidst the stunning limestone scenery at the head of the Manifold Valley, 6 miles from Buxton with its lively market and summer festival, there is excellent walking and cycling from the door with the Manifold Trail nearby and a choice of good dining pubs in the local villages. The lovely houses of Lyme Park, Little Moreton Hall (NT), Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Castleton Caverns and Matlock Bath are all within a half hour drive. Golf is 7 miles and horse riding is 4 miles away. There is also a swimming pool 6 miles away. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining area with beams. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Enclosed patio and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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