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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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  • 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

  • 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.

  • Abbey Barn

    Leek

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Coach House

    Cheddleton, nr. Leek

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 29425

    Set in the grounds of the owners’ home, this former coach house has been converted into an open-plan, detached studio which provides spacious and thoughtfully designed holiday accommodation, perfect for couples or a small family. The property occupies a great position within the village of Cheddleton, and there are lovely countryside views which can be enjoyed from the well-kept gardens and orchard. Cheddleton is situated above the Caldon Canal and River Churnet in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, making it a great area for walking. There are lots of amenities available in the local area including pubs, restaurants, take-aways and recreation facilities. A wider range of amenities can be found in the market town of Leek, which is famous for its antique shops and is just 3 miles away. There are lots of attractions and places of interest within easy driving distance such as The Flint Mill, 220 yards away, and the Churnet Valley Railway which is 2 miles or a 15-minute walk. Also, Waterworld and The Potteries at Stoke on Trent is 10 miles, and Alton Towers is 12 miles. National Trust properties in the area include Biddulp Grange, 6 miles, White Peak, which incorporates Dovedale and Manifold Valley, 10 miles and Sudbury Hall ,17 miles. The Peak District National Park is also very accessible from here. Shop ½ mile, pub 80 yards and restaurant 200 yards.

    There is an Open Gardens event on 8th-9th July 2016 where there will be public access to the gardens at the property.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double bed (5ft) and sofa bed/ kitchen with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating (underfloor in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Satellite TV (sports package). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Access to freezer. Wi-fi. Large shared garden. Sitting-out area with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Covered pond in grounds.

  • Frinsmoor Croft

    Cauldon Low, Alton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W3520

    4 miles from Alton Towers

    A delightful detached barn conversion, restored and decorated offering quality family accommodation set in its own secure grounds with open countryside views and 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 2.5 miles, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with beams.

    NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking.

  • 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

  • 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 21/2 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)
    • Video/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)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Step to decked area and fenced stream in grounds

  • Cavalier Cottage

    Biddulph Moor, nr. Congleton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E5452

    Known by this unusual name since the second Civil War of 1648, these two adjoining cottages were originally a village smithy prior to being completely restored to form lovely holiday cottages on the edge of the village. Enjoying views to the local countryside they are just a short stroll from the village centre which has a general store, takeaways and 2 pubs. Just a mile from Biddulph Grange Gardens (NT) and within 0.25 miles of the Peak District National Park, Congleton, Little Moreton Hall (NT) and the antique shops of Leek. An excellent touring base as the counties of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire are all in easy reach. Within 15 miles are pottery museums, Trentham Gardens Monkey Park and Waterworld. Alton Towers and Splash Landings are 20 miles and the houses of Chatsworth, Haddon, Shugborough and Sudbury Halls are within an hour’s drive. Watersports and fishing, golf and horse riding are within 5 miles. Shop and pub 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with stone floor and beams. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom leading to 1 single with additional pull-out single (2ft 6in for child), both with wooden floor, beams and sloping ceiling.

    Dishwasher.

    Both properties: Electric woodburners in living room and dining room included. Electricity underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Freezer on request. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking 25 yards. No smoking.

  • Old School Cottage

    Great Gate, nr. Alton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 11351

    A charming Grade II listed cottage, built from honeyed Hollington stone. Furnished in country style, with some beams, a cosy wood-stove and mullioned lattice windows. Adjoining the owners’ home, overlooking open country, in a quiet hamlet on the fringes of the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands. Lovely walks and cycling from the doorstep. Explore the ruined Croxden Abbey is ½ mile, with Ashbourne, Dovedale and the Potteries an easy drive. Alton Towers 3 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional roll-out single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room included. Oil central heating (from owner’s home), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Cottage garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Spring Cottage

    Hollinsclough, nr. 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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