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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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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Garden Cottage 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 inc). Elec heaters and elec inc (first £10 inc Sep-Apr, remainder by meter reading). Bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. D/washer. Small patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£257-£585
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Merry Cottage Ref: E4639

At the end of the Manifold Valley, midway between the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek (6 miles), this smartly furnished cottage is one of a row set in a quiet cul de sac overlooking Waterhouses’ playing fields and bowling green. This is a splendid walking and cycling area – the lovely Manifold Trail leads from the village through Wetton Mill (NT) towards Hartington. Dovedale, Blackbrook Park Zoo, Alton Towers and Splash Landings are all under 6 miles whilst Chatsworth and Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood (NT) are about 20 miles. Shop and cycle hire 0.25 miles, pub serving food 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and French doors. Kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Small patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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£294-£780
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

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 room with French doors and laminate floor. 2 steps up to dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional bunk, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Washing machine. Shared laundry room with coin-operated tumble dryer. Small freezer. Shared enclosed lawned garden. Ample parking.

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

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£233-£618
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

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 room with laminate floor. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional bunk, 1 twin with additional bunk, Velux and en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

Washing machine. Shared laundry room with coin-operated tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared enclosed lawned garden. Ample parking.

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

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£366-£1090
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Old Smithy Barn Ref: E5276

A superb contemporary barn conversion with spacious beamed rooms, lots of character and a delightful enclosed garden. Set in a peaceful and pretty countryside location on a quiet lane in The Peak District National Park, on the borders of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire. There are a host of visitors attractions within half an hour’s drive including Alton Towers and Splash Landings, Waterworld, Trentham Gardens Monkey forest, a variety of pottery centres, the National Trust houses of Little Moreton Hall, Styal Mill, Lyme Park and only 5 miles away are Biddulph Grange Gardens. For the active visitors there are many marked footpaths locally in the Wildboarclough Valley and extended walks onto the Roaches Rocks, cycle hire at Manifold Trail, caverns and Go Ape in the spa town of Buxton 10 miles. Chatsworth House and Bakewell are 25 miles. Carp and trout fishing 1.25 miles. Shop 5 miles, renowned pub serving food and micro brewery 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with oak floor. Kitchen/dining area with tiled floor and beams. Games room with stone floor. Separate toilet. Two staircases to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (two 5ft), each with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Chair bed available (for child).

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. DVDs. CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden. Woodland. Parking. Games room with pool table. No smoking. NB: Small stream just outside garden.

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£534-£1587
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Old Byre 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)
  • 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
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Step to decked area and fenced stream in grounds

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£286-£645
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Enjoying spectacular countryside views, this cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard and set within the 7-acre grounds of Garden Farm (no longer working), in a quiet and peaceful location on the edge of Ilam Hall Country Park. Excellent walking can be enjoyed from the door as well as cycling. The beautiful Dovedale and Manifold valleys lie just a mile away. Tissington and High Peak Trails nearby. Ashbourne 5 miles. Carsington Water 9 miles. Alton Towers 8 miles. Shops 5 miles.

Living room with ‘coal-effect’ gas fire. Spacious, farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area. Cosy, twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
  • Cot
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

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£336-£795
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Excellent views

This is a delightful holiday cottage conversion, nestling in the heart of beautiful countryside, surrounded by 15 acres of land used for sheep and horse grazing. "Little Ramshaw" is a pre 18th-century farm, which was originally stabling blocks. Ramshaw Rocks, which are a local landmark, protrude down to the rear of the property and are ideal for picnicking on. The property is surrounded by stone walls and an abundance of scenic walks roll out from the property. It has all the amenities required for a warm and cosy stay. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£0-£0
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

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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£368-£937
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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.

Elec heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. Enclosed patio and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£230-£523
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Shawside Farm Ref: RPP3

Shawside is set in stunning, peaceful countryside within a short walk of The Roaches, a beautiful part of the Peak District ideal for walking, cycling, climbing and riding. Buxton is a 20 minute drive, Leek 10 minutes, though the main road is almost entirely out of sight and sound from the house. Shawside is a classic Victorian Staffordshire farmhouse and barn conversion set in four acres of grounds, with unrestricted views along a moorland valley and very few buildings in sight. In summer the heather blooms and turns the valley a gorgeous purple. Shop 3 miles, pub 1½ miles.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Sitting room with Bechstein grand piano. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility with Belfast sink. One step to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with exposed trusses. Two beamed twin bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Grand piano available for guests’ use on request
  • Oil Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone (honesty box, not international calls)
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio
  • 4-acre natural grounds
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking

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£406-£1066
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Smithy Cottage 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 included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Small courtyard, sitting-out area, furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£253-£600
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