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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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  • Hollybush Cottage

    Denford, nr. 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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  • Meadowside Cottage

    Calton Moor, nr. 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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  • 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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  • Boosley Grange Cottage

    Fawfieldhead, nr. 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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  • 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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  • Offley Grove Farm - The Forge

    Adbaston, nr. Stafford

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W44145

    On a small working farm, these five cottages are beautiful conversions of a range of traditional farm buildings (refs W44143, W44144, W44145, W44146 and W44147). They are situated in the vicinity of many well known attractions in both Staffordshire and Shropshire. Within a 25 mile drive is Alton Towers, famous for its gardens and incredible theme park rides, the Ironbridge Gorge (a spectacular sight amidst lush woodland), Cosford Aerospace Museum, the Royal Doulton pottery, the Wedgwood pottery, the town of Shrewsbury and many more places of interest. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, there are plenty of quiet country lanes to explore, ideal for walking or cycling. Bicycles are available for hire (no helmets available). Canal boat trips are available along the Shropshire Union canal, and fishing, golf and horse riding can also all be found within 5 miles. Bed and Breakfast is available in the adjoining farmhouse. Many guests return year after year to these excellent properties. In a courtyard setting, the cottages retain much of their original character, making them an excellent base for a countryside holiday. Relax and dine in the courtyard garden and barbecue area after a busy day exploring; while the children play in the enclosed children’s play area. A favourite with the children is ‘Percy’ the pot bellied pig, and guests are welcome to come and see all the farm animals, walk through the fields, or picnic in the wooded area by the stream. Property also has a licence to hold civil ceremonies. Coarse fishing available. Ideal for golf and horse riding. Shops 6 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single. Separate toilet.

    NSH and electricity by meter reading. Towel hire.

    All properties: Bed linen included. Cot. High chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared use of freezer. Wi-fi. Grassed open area. Barbecue. Enclosed children’s play area. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • Smithy Cottage

    Hopedale, nr. Alstonefield

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 27607
    This detached 18th century limestone cottage has been sympathetically restored and retains many features and beams throughout. Situated in hamlet of Hopedale, close to the award-winning conservation village of Alstonfield and only ¾ mile from the pretty hamlet of Milldale at the top of Dovedale where it is a further 2 miles to the famous Victorian stepping stones that cross the River Dove to Lovers Leap. The charming village of Ilam is 3 miles away, with llam Park set in 158 acres of parkland with its Victorian Gothic turrets and Ashourne is 8 miles away, with its many antique shops, cafés and restaurants. Shop 3½ miles, pub/restaurant 10 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen with beams and tiled floor.

    First Floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft) with beams, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Tel-incoming calls only. Small courtyard, sitting-out area, furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Oldfield Barn

    Basford, nr. Leek

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 28622


    A detached barn conversion adjacent to the owner’s property in a tranquil, rural holiday location on the edge of the Peak District, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with delightful views of the surrounding countryside and a VisitEngland 4 star grading. Set within 16 acres of meadow land and paddocks where the guests are free to roam. An ideal base to explore the Peak District National Park and such notable locations as Chatsworth House, Alton Towers and many other National Trust properties. Within 3 miles are the village of Cheddleton and the market town of Leek with shopping, pubs and restaurants. Guests can enjoy walking, golf and fishing which are all available locally, as well as the Churnet Valley Steam Heritage Railway. Nearby, cycling at the Manifold track or climbing at The Roaches. Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden, patio and furniture. Use of owner’s 16-acre natural grounds and paddock. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Pond in owner’s grounds, 220 metres from property.

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  • Woodhead Hall Farm - Willows

    Cheadle

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: E4080

    On the fringes of the Staffordshire moorlands, these three lovely mellow brick farm barns (ref E4079, E4080 and W44303), have been beautifully converted into a fabulous holiday retreat. Boasting a smart interior and views over peaceful, pretty countryside, they sit just 1 mile from shops, pubs and restaurants in the little town of Cheadle. Footpath walking starts from the door, and the glorious Churnet Valley offers steam trains, canal boats and superb walking. Alton Towers is 5 miles, as is cycle hire on the Manifold Trail in the Peak District National Park, and Leek and Ashbourne are under 10 miles. Go indoor skiing, bowling, and swimming at Waterworld which is close by. Tamworth Snowdome, Chatsworth and Ironbridge are all easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen area with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom with wooden floor and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (four poster) with wooden floor, beams and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Sofa bed available.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in laundry room. Dishwasher. Dog exercise area. No smoking.

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  • Old Wood Farm Barns - The Hayloft

    Hollington

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18937

    Peacefully situated surrounded by open countryside and fields on the owners non working farm (although there are a few chickens) these two barns have been sympathetically converted retaining many original features, including trusses, beams and exposed stonework. They boast a shared games/laundry room and are set in an ideal area for Alton Towers and for exploring the great outdoors in the Southern Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, one of Britain’s best kept secrets. Riding, cycling and walks locally. Potteries, Ashbourne, Churnet Valley and Dovedale all within 12 miles. Market towns such as Cheadle, Ashbourne, Leek, Bakewell and Uttoxeter all a short drive away. Two steam railways, historic houses and visitor centres, many industrial museums and potteries all within easy reach. An ideal holiday base. Shop 2 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French door and beams/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single. Gallery with double bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared games room with snooker table. Ample parking. No smoking please. VisitEngland 4 star.

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  • Old Wood Farm Barns - The Stables

    Hollington

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 18936

    Peacefully situated surrounded by open countryside and fields on the owners non working farm (although there are a few chickens) these two barns have been sympathetically converted retaining many original features, including trusses, beams and exposed stonework. They boast a shared games/laundry room and are set in an ideal area for Alton Towers and for exploring the great outdoors in the Southern Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, one of Britain’s best kept secrets. Riding, cycling and walks locally. Potteries, Ashbourne, Churnet Valley and Dovedale all within 12 miles. Market towns such as Cheadle, Ashbourne, Leek, Bakewell and Uttoxeter all a short drive away. Two steam railways, historic houses and visitor centres, many industrial museums and potteries all within easy reach. An ideal holiday base. Shop 2 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite wet room. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most rooms with beams.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared games room with snooker table. Ample parking. No smoking please. VisitEngland 4 star.

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  • Woodhead Hall Farm - The Beeches

    Nr. Cheadle

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W44303

    On the fringes of the Staffordshire moorlands, these three lovely mellow brick farm barns (ref E4079, E4080 and W44303), have been beautifully converted into a fabulous holiday retreat. Boasting a smart interior and views over peaceful, pretty countryside, they sit just 1 mile from shops, pubs and restaurants in the little town of Cheadle. Footpath walking starts from the door, and the glorious Churnet Valley offers steam trains, canal boats and superb walking. Alton Towers is 5 miles, as is cycle hire on the Manifold Trail in the Peak District National Park, and Leek and Ashbourne are under 10 miles. Go indoor skiing, bowling, and swimming at Waterworld which is close by. Tamworth Snowdome, Chatsworth and Ironbridge are all easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Lawned garden with courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking.

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in laundry room. Dishwasher. Dog exercise area. No smoking.

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