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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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  • Moorgate Cottage

    Grindon, near Leek

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    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:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    First floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Electricity by meter reading (first £5 included). Patio area with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. 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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  • Mill Stone

    Pattingham, near 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, patio and sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Covered, fenced pond in garden.

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  • Redhurst and Darfar - Redhurst

    Wetton, near 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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  • Betley Court Farm - Woodside Cottage

    Betley, near Nantwich

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC1024


    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 50" Freeview TV, double sofa bed, beams, tiled floor and French doors leading to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, beams and tiled floor.
    Bedroom: With double bed, Freeview TV, beams and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    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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  • Spring Cottage

    Hollinsclough, near Buxton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W7927

    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 door. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Buxton, Matlock and Bakewell are close by. Horse riding and golf within 5 miles. Shop, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio door, beams and stone floor. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. NSH, underfloor heating (in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Built-in barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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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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  • Town End Barn

    Warslow, near 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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  • The Granary

    Kingsley Holt, near 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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  • 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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  • Canal View

    Bloxwich, near Walsall

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC367

    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 Wyrley, due to its twisting course. Its peaceful, meandering waters see few boats, but it is popular with walkers, cyclists and anglers. Parts of the canal are very rural, and it runs past a number of nature reserves and wildlife hotspots, including Pelsall Common and Rough Wood Nature Reserve. The tranquil, slow-moving waters of the canal itself are home to thriving aquatic plant life, including protected floating water plantain and grass wrack pondweed. Chasewater Country Park has 900 acres of open space and water. The park centres Chasewater Reservoir, which was constructed to supply water to the canal. It is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with plenty of walking and cycling trails. You can make the most of the water with lots of exciting activities, including sailing, water-skiing and sub-aqua diving. So whatever your reason for visiting, Canal View has plenty to do and see. Shop 500 yards, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV and patio doors to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room:
    With breakfast area, electric cooker, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Snug:
    With TV.
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Enclosed, lawned garden, patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car, additional on-road parking available. No smoking.

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