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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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  • Villa Lodge

    Cheddleton, nr. Leek

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30329


    This lovely holiday property, adjoining the owner’s home, sits in the quaint old village of Cheddleton, which is south of the River Churnet and Calden Canal. The property is ideally located for exploring the surrounding Staffordshire moorlands, with some amazing walks right from the doorstep, as well as being within easy reach of the Peak District. Alton Towers 20 minutes’ drive. There are numerous self-guided walks available to fully appreciate the beauty of the area, and the Churnet Valley Railway has an old Victorian country station, complete with signal box and mainline locomotives, in the village. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with additional folding single (for child) and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Large, shared, enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Garage (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Brooklyn Barn

    Rolleston-on-Dove

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: E5033

    Quietly tucked away in the heart of a pretty riverside village, just a stroll from two dining pubs and the local shops, this charming detached single-storey cottage boasts a smart contemporary interior and a great location for a relaxing break. Tutbury’s castle ruins and picturesque high street are just 2 miles away and Sudbury Hall (NT) is 5 miles whilst Melbourne House, Kedleston, Caulk Abbey and Donnington Park are under 15 miles. Thrill seekers will find Alton Towers, Cariba Creek and Drayton Manor are within 25 miles as are Shugborough and Cinebowl in Uttoxeter (10 miles). Trentham Gardens, Waterworld and Chatsworth in the Peak District are under an hour’s drive. Golf is available 5 miles away, and horse riding is just 1 mile away. Shop and pub serving food 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Dressing room with sofa bed and access to 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). 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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  • 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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  • Manifold Valley Barn

    Hulme End, near Hartington

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E4640

    In idyllic countryside crisscrossed with footpaths, at the head of the Manifold Valley Trail’s 8 miles of traffic free cycling, this contemporary barn conversion at the side of a 0.5 acre of land in the tiny hamlet of Hulme End. There is a general store 100 yards away, a small visitor centre and seasonal café as well as a good dining pub within 0.75 miles and further shops, cafés, pubs and famous cheese store in Hartington (2 miles). The Tissington Trail is 3 miles; Bakewell, Ashbourne, Buxton, Leek, Alton Towers, Trentham Gardens, Waterworld, Heights of Abraham and Chatsworth House are under 15 miles. Shop 100 yards, pub and cafe 0.75 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 bunk bedroom. First floor: 1 double bedroom with wooden floor, beams and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. NB: Small stream/pond in grounds.

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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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  • Betley Court Farm - Carpenters Cottage

    Betley, near Nantwich

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC1025


    Located on the owners’ working farm in the village of Betley, these two semi-detached, brick built barn conversions offer tasteful and comfortable accommodation close to the Cheshire/Staffordshire border making them the ideal touring base for families and couples who like plenty to see and do. The barns have been thoughtfully renovated to retain as much of their original character as possible and there are beams in every room, giving them a real homely feel, yet they also have all the comfort one expects, such as contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi. As well as being a working farm, there are many events held throughout the year, including the village show in August, an annual 3 day summer festival (headlined in 2016 by Bryan Adams), and one of the UK’s largest bonfires and fireworks displays. Children will also love being on the farm around lambing time and there are two pubs, both which serve food, within walking distance. Surrounded by 180 acres of farmland, the area is great for walking, with plenty of public footpaths accessible directly from the grounds. Coarse fishing is available on site (permit available from the farmhouse). Other popular activities locally include golf and mountain biking or, for those who want something a bit different, why not try the Go Ape Forest Adventure at Delamere, 26 miles, or motor racing at Oulton Park, 18 miles. A wider range of amenities can be found in Crewe or Newcastle-under-Lyme which are both 7 miles away. Trentham Monkey Forest is a great day out for families, and is situated just a short distance. The charming market town of Nantwich which has lots of historic buildings as well as plenty of bars, shops and cafés is 8 miles. Children and adults alike will enjoy a day out at Chester Zoo or Alton Towers, both 30 miles. Other places of interest close by include Bridgmere Garden World, 5 miles and The Potteries at Stoke-on-Trent, 14 miles, with North Wales also very accessible. Whether you like to stay active or simply want to just relax, these lovely cottages offer something to suit everyone. Shop and pub 800 yards, restaurant 1 mile.
    The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, beams, tiled floor and French doors leading to rear parking area.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, beams and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), Freeview TV, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Initial logs for wood burner included. Hot tub for 5 (private).

    Both properties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Lawned garden (shared with both properties). Sitting-out area and garden furniture. 180-acres grounds of woodland and pasture land (shared with the owners and both properties). Coarse fishing on-site from £5 per day, permit available from the farmhouse. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced lake in the grounds.

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  • The Old Byre

    Thorncliffe, near Leek

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: RKK5


    Situated on a country road, this attractive detached barn set in the grounds of the owners’ home has been lovingly converted, retaining many original features and beams. Celebrating excellent views over the surrounding countryside and superb walks from the door, with numerous local footpaths, the Old Byre makes an ideal base for visiting all the attractions the Peak District has to offer including Chatsworth House, Alton Towers (just 10 minutes away), Haddon Hall, Carsington Water, Cheddleton Steam Railway, Rudyard Lake and Meerbook Reservoir to name just a few. Shop 2½ miles and pub 1 mile.

    6 steps to entrance.
    All on the ground floor:
    Open plan living space:
    With beams and wooden floor.
    Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave and stable door.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot. Use of owner’s freezer. Small lawned garden with decked area and garden furniture. 6 acres of shared natural grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring, there is a step to the decked area and, a fenced stream in the grounds.

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  • Fermain

    Kingsley Holt, near Cheadle

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 27284

    This extended and refurbished bungalow, located in the small hamlet of Kingsley Holt provides a comfortable holiday base from which to explore the surrounding Staffordshire Moorlands and Peak District. The market towns of Leek and Ashbourne are within a short drive. The Churnet Valley Steam Railway, Kingsley Bird and Falconry Centre and Alton Towers are all within easy reach, as well as the numerous museums and historic houses this area has to offer. The Staffordshire Way is just a few minutes’ walk from the doorstep. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub serving food ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed paved garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: 2 steps or ramp to garden.

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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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  • 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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  • Garden Cottage

    Onecote, near Leek

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E5566

    Set in lovely countryside, this traditional holiday cottage, bursting with character sits adjoining the owners’ home in the village of Onecote. The local dining pub is just 100 yards away. There is superb walking from the village through the valley of the River Hamps and further into the Manifold Valley. The town of Leek, 7 miles, has a variety of antique emporiums to browse in and various shops to explore. Cycle hire is 4 miles away on the Manifold Trail. Alton Towers with the Splash Landings Waterpark and Churnet Valley Steam Railway are within 10 miles. Approximately 15 miles away are the Trentham Gardens, Monkey Forest, Waterworld and the Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent, as well as Chatsworth House and Sudbury Hall (NT). Uttoxeter offers horse racing and other showground events. Golf 4 miles. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with stone floor. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break, September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-Fi. Small patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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