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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, nr. Leek

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room. First £5 electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio area and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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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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  • Abbey Barn

    Leek

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43645

    Set just a stone’s throw from the centre of the charming market town of Leek, Abbey Barn is a lovingly restored detached barn with all the comfort and mod cons one could ask for. The owners have taken special care in renovating this property with contemporary amenities, comfortable furnishings and state-of-the-art entertainment systems.

    In the courtyard of the Barn, sits the owners’ public house, which has meals and real ales to suit everyone’s palate. Leek, a former silk milling town, is full of beautiful buildings and is on the edge of the Peak District National Park, a good base from which to explore Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. Roaches Rocks offer a natural adventure playground and Rudyard Lake, 1.5miles, has boat hire and a miniature steam train. Tittesworth Lake has a kayak/canoeing centre plus fishing. Cheddleton Steam Railway, pony trekking, cycle trails, canal dayboat hire and superb walking are within 6 miles. Golf is also available nearby. Little Moreton Hall, Biddulph Grange Gardens, Quarry Bank Mill, Lyme Park, Tatton Park and Dunham Massey (all NT) are within easy reach. Alton Towers and Splash Landings, Macclesfield with its silk heritage museum, Stoke-on-Trent with pottery and china centres, and Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest are within 12 miles. Buxton is 10 miles, whilst Chatsworth House is 25 miles. So after a long day exploring the beautiful countryside, why not kick off your shoes and enjoy the wonderful views from your own private garden with a chilled drink? Shop 600 yards, pub and restaurant adjacent.

    All on ground floor: Living room with dining area/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. 48" Freeview TV with surround sound. DVD and small library. iPod dock. Library of books and games. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer on request. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. 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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  • Broadhurst Farm Holiday Cottages - Birch Cottage

    Waterhouse

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 27143

    Situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park

    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.

    Freeview TV. CD. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. travel cot. High chair. DVD. Wi-fi. Electric cooker. Microwave. Stabling available by arrangement.

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  • Town End Barn

    Warslow, nr. Buxton

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Old Byre

    Thorncliffe, 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, pub 1 mile.

    Six steps to entrance. Cosy living/dining room and kitchen area with stable door. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beamed and with wooden floors throughout.

    Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally. Electricity, full underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Flatscreen TV (Freeview). DVD. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in laundry room). Use of owner’s freezer. Small lawned garden with decked area with furniture. 6 acres of shared natural grounds. Parking (for 2 cars). Cycle store. Natural spring water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to decked area and fenced stream in grounds.

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  • The Peacock Barn

    Dunstall Cross, nr. 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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  • The Granary

    Kinglsey Holt, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E5483

    This detached contemporary barn conversion offers a smart and beautifully furnished holiday home boasting a spectacular setting on the owner’s 30-acre working farm, with panoramic views over the Churnet Valley towards Alton Towers and wonderful local walks from the door. There are two pubs within 0.5 miles, and restaurants and shops within 2 miles. Alton Towers, Splash Landings water park, a steam railway and cycle hire on the Manifold Trail are all within 5 miles. Ashbourne and Dovedale, Trentham Gardens Monkey Park and the Potteries are 10 miles, and Chatsworth House, Sudbury Hall, Kedleston Hall (NT) and Bakewell are 25 miles. Pony trekking 10 miles, pay and play golf 2 miles. Shop 1.5 miles, pubs 0.5 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with French doors, tiled floor and vaulted ceiling. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite toilet. First floor: Galleried area with double bed and beams. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and low beam.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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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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