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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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  • Swiss Cottage

    Alrewas, nr. 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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  • Fermain

    Kingsley Holt, nr. 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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  • 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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  • The Olde Chapel

    Winnothdale, nr. Tean

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E4008

    Set on a country lane just 4 miles from Alton Towers and Dimmingdale, this delightful, smartly furnished and romantic chapel conversion lies amidst pretty countryside near the Cheshire border. There is good walking locally and Uttoxeter’s racecourse and cinema are 6 miles. Ashbourne, gateway to the Peak District, and Stoke-on-Trent, with Waterworld swimming pool, bowling, indoor skiing, pottery museums and china factory shops, are both 10 miles. Sudbury, Kedleston and Little Moreton Hall (all NT) are easily accessible. Trentham Gardens, Trentham Monkey Forest, Uttoxeter Ice Rink and bowling are within easy reach, and Drayton Manor Theme Park is 35 miles. Shops 1 mile and pub serving food 0.5 miles

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (for children) with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over 6ft double ended spa bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Drops in garden.

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  • Redhurst and Darfar - Redhurst

    Wetton, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: NT007002

    National Trust Holiday Cottages


    These pretty holiday cottages (refs NT007002 and NT007003) sit on the north bank of the River Manifold and are in a truly get-away-from-it-all location. The cottages are ideally placed for couples or families who like the outdoor life, with outstanding walks and a hard surface cycle way close at hand, together with abundant wildlife and freshwater fishing. Enjoy the view over the river whilst relaxing on the riverbank outside the cottages. They both have bags of character and have been sympathetically converted into comfortable holiday homes using traditional building methods wherever possible. Manifold Valley is a favourite with visitors to the Peak District. There are several caves close to the Manifold Track, the most impressive of which is Thor’s Cave, a former home to Stone Age dwellers and believed to have been inhabited for some 10,000 years. Wetton Mill, which was established in the valley by William Cavendish, second son of Bess of Hardwick, was abandoned in 1857 and one of the buildings has been converted into a very popular tea room. Shop and tea room on-site (limited opening hours), pub 1½ miles.

    Two steps to entrance. Step to open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area with stone tiled floor. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom (no door).

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared washer/dryer and payphone in external utility
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Small enclosed garden with picnic bench
    • Parking
    • One dog free of charge
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river in grounds

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  • Garden Cottage

    Onecote, nr. 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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  • 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 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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  • Mill Stone

    Pattingham, nr. Wolverhampton

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W44259


    On the Shropshire/Staffordshire border between Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth, this single-storey cottage offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a cosy cottage. There is easy access to some of the UK’s best loved visitor attractions, such as the Severn Valley Railway Station at Bridgnorth, Dudley Zoo, RAF Cosford, Ironbridge, Victorian Village and museums, stately homes and many shopping centres that surround this location in the Midlands. There are golf courses within a few miles at Perton, Patshull Park, Worfield and Bridgnorth. Horse racing at Wolverhampton, an all-weather track. There is also a spa and fishing just 2 miles away at Patshull Park. The property has its own private rear garden. Over the land directly opposite is a horse riding centre. Lessons and hacks are available at cost, by arrangement with the owner. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Dining room with double sofa bed. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Covered, fenced pond in garden.

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  • Town End Barn

    Warslow, nr. Buxton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RDD5

    This delightful, sympathetically converted barn lies on the edge of a village in the heart of the Peak National Park. Surrounded by pretty countryside, with wonderful unbroken views over the Manifold Valley and Thor’s Cave, it offers comfortable detached accommodation for couples and small families. Excellent walks and footpaths from the door - the Manifold and Tissington cycling trails are nearby. Both Dovedale and the delightful village of Hartington are a short drive away. The market towns of Buxton, Bakewell and Ashbourne are 10-12 miles away. Shop 1½ miles, pub 350 yards.

    Compact kitchen/dining room. Twin bedroom with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Spiral staircase (accessed via twin bedroom) to first floor: Large, light and spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Double bedroom with exposed stonework, TV, door with stone steps to garden, and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity and full Calor gas central heating included (October-March £25per week, £15 per short break poa)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Three TVs
    • Two videos
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer (in adjacent store)
    • Garden with patio and secluded seating area
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Milking Parlour

    Betley, nr. Crewe

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28466

    This barn conversion, adjoining the owners’ home, enjoys a quiet rural setting. Ideal holiday base with walking, mountain biking, golf and fishing locally. A 15-minute walk takes you to the privately owned ruins of medieval Heighley Castle. Visit Bridgemere Garden World, Nantwich and the Potteries of Stoke on Trent, Chester Zoo and Alton Towers. Shared outdoor covered recreation area with table tennis, badminton and darts. Shop and pub 1½ miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with slate floor. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (sport package). Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed decking, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 30-acre natural grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 5 years, except babies under 6 months. NB: 6 steps to decking.

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  • Redhurst and Darfar - Darfar

    Wetton, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: NT007003

    National Trust Holiday Cottages


    These pretty holiday cottages (refs NT007002 and NT007003) sit on the north bank of the River Manifold and are in a truly get-away-from-it-all location. The cottages are ideally placed for couples or families who like the outdoor life, with outstanding walks and a hard surface cycle way close at hand, together with abundant wildlife and freshwater fishing. Enjoy the view over the river whilst relaxing on the riverbank outside the cottages. They both have bags of character and have been sympathetically converted into comfortable holiday homes using traditional building methods wherever possible. Manifold Valley is a favourite with visitors to the Peak District. There are several caves close to the Manifold Track, the most impressive of which is Thor’s Cave, a former home to Stone Age dwellers and believed to have been inhabited for some 10,000 years. Wetton Mill, which was established in the valley by William Cavendish, second son of Bess of Hardwick, was abandoned in 1857 and one of the buildings has been converted into a very popular tea room. Shop and tea room on-site (limited opening hours), pub 1½ miles.

    Step to open-plan living/dining room with multi-fuel stove and kitchen area with stone tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with low beam. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared washer/dryer and payphone in external utility
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Telephone
    • Garden area
    • Parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river in grounds

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  • Manifold Valley Barn

    Hulme End, nr. 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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