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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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  • Onecote, Staffordshire
    Onecote, Staffordshire×

    Harvey Gate Farm - The Stables

    Onecote, Staffordshire

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    Ref: B6205
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    A romantic retreat with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and excellent walking from the door.
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    Reached by a good farm road, this barn conversion is set in the valley of the River Hamps, amidst the Peak District National Park. It occupies a secluded position with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. There is excellent walking from the door with numerous local footpaths. Froghall Wharf, Foxfield Steam Railway and Alton Towers are within a 10 minute drive, with Gladstone Pottery Museum and Waterworld a little further afield. Sudbury (NT), Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are...
    Harvey Gate Farm - The Barn
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  • Dunstall Cross, near Barton-under-Needwood,
    Dunstall Cross, near Barton-under-Needwood, ×

    Groom’s Cottage

    Dunstall Cross, near Barton-under-Needwood,

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    Ref: E5398
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Perfect retreat for a couple, Groom’s Cottage has an electric woodburner and wheelchair access.
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    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...

    Brankley Cottage
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    The Peacock Barn
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  • Rudyard, near Leek, Staffordshire
    Rudyard, near Leek, Staffordshire×

    Inglenook Boathouse

    Rudyard, near Leek, Staffordshire

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    Ref: RFFC
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This boathouse is an ideal romantic break for 2 in an idyllic setting with views up and down the lake.
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    This architect-designed boathouse enjoys a beautifully quiet location on the banks of Rudyard Lake. Set on arguably the best spot, it has stunning views up and down the lake. From the first floor balcony of the boathouse, visitors can take it all in and, on a still day, observe the surrounding lush woodland’s inverted reflection in the lake with all its colour, like in a mirror. Rudyard Lake is abundant in wildlife and offers various activities including birdwatching, fishing,...

  • Stanley, Staffordshire
    Stanley, Staffordshire×

    L’ Hermitage

    Stanley, Staffordshire

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    Ref: 18684
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Enjoy walks from the door with an 18-hole gof couse and horse riding within a mile, also close to many popular tourist attractions.
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    This comfortable converted apartment forms part of a former barn, now the owner’s home, in the conservation village of Stanley. There are super walks from the door with 18-hole golf course (pay as you play) and horse riding school within a mile. Ideally suited for Staffordshire Moorlands, Peak District National Park, Trentham Gardens, Ceramica, Stoke Potteries, Cheddleton Railway Centre, Coombes Valley Reserve, Bridgemere, Biddulph Grange Gardens (NT) and Alton Towers all an easy...

  • Dilhorne, near Cheadle, Staffordshire
    Dilhorne, near Cheadle, Staffordshire×

    Little Summerhill Cottages - Beech Cottage

    Dilhorne, near Cheadle, Staffordshire

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    Ref: UKC680
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This single-storey property boasts fine accommodation for couples in a most evocative setting.
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    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...

    Little Summerhill Cottages - Chestnut Cottage
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    Little Summerhill Cottages - Oak Cottage
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  • Longnor, near Buxton, Staffordshire
    Longnor, near Buxton, Staffordshire×

    Queen Street Cottage

    Longnor, near Buxton, Staffordshire

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    Ref: W4096
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Benefiting from an open fire in the living room, this cosy retreat for two is the perfect base to relax. Benefiting from an open fire in the living room, this cosy retreat for two is the perfect base to relax.
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    Open fire

    This stone built traditional terraced cottage offers cosy and welcoming holiday accommodation with an open fire in the living room. Situated in the popular peak park village of Longnor, the cottage overlooks the church and is only 50 yards from the market place. An excellent base from which to explore the Peak District National Park, with Dovedale and the Manifold Valley conveniently close. The spa town of Buxton, complete with botanical gardens, opera house, swimming...

  • Butterton, near Dovedale, Staffordshire
    Butterton, near Dovedale, Staffordshire×

    Swallow Barn

    Butterton, near Dovedale, Staffordshire

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    Ref: E2804
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Perfect for a romantic getaway, cosy barn conversion with French doors, cycle trails close by, and explore wonderful Thor’s Cave.
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    Enjoying views over beautiful White Peak countryside, and a peaceful location midway between Leek and Ashbourne, this little detached barn conversion sits just a 0.75 mile walk from a popular dining pub in an area that boasts many excellent country inns. Within 1 mile, the Manifold Valley provides a glorious backdrop for superb walking as well as a cycle trail (cycle hire is available 3 miles away) and all the fun and excitement of Alton Towers is just 10 miles away. This lovely area of...

  • Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire
    Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire×

    Brooklyn Barn

    Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire

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    Ref: E5033
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In a peaceful location and just 20 miles from Alton Towers, this is a great base for exploring the area.
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    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...

  • Grindon, near Leek, Staffordshire
    Grindon, near Leek, Staffordshire×

    Moorgate Cottage

    Grindon, near Leek, Staffordshire

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    Ref: E4895
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This cosy cottage is located just 4 miles from Alton Towers, and is perfect for exploring the area.
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    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...

  • Hollinsclough, near Buxton, Staffordshire
    Hollinsclough, near Buxton, Staffordshire×

    Spring Cottage

    Hollinsclough, near Buxton, Staffordshire

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    Ref: W7927
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A great base in a rural location with many attractions close by, including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and many more.
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    Ideal touring base

    Situated in the small conservation village of Hollinsclough, some 1.75 miles from Longnor, this excellent detached barn conversion makes an ideal holiday base in the heart of the Peak Park. The spacious living room is open to the eaves with exposed timbers, a Peak Stone fireplace with black cast iron stove and flagged floors with scatter rugs. Rockery gardens and a walled herbed garden surround this superb home which is set in 6 acres with footpaths from the...

  • Thorncliffe, near Leek, Staffordshire
    Thorncliffe, near Leek, Staffordshire×

    The Old Byre

    Thorncliffe, near Leek, Staffordshire

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    Ref: RKK5
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This attractive barn with original features and beams is an ideal base for touring the attractions Peak District has to offer. This attractive barn with original features and beams is an ideal base for touring the attractions Peak District has to offer.
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    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,...

  • Bloxwich, near Walsall, Staffordshire
    Bloxwich, near Walsall, Staffordshire×

    Canal View

    Bloxwich, near Walsall, Staffordshire

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    Ref: UKC367
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Canal View is a contemporary home located in a tranquil setting, on the Wyrley and Essington Canal which borders the property.
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    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...

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