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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Cross Farm Cottage Ref: W7688

Quiet village location

Situated on the edge of the owner’s small holding, this pretty semi-detached barn has been converted to offer excellent holiday accommodation, retaining many of its original features. There is also an enclosed sunny patio to the front, and the spacious kitchen and utility room have Italian tiled floors, whilst the master bedroom features an en-suite shower room. The property is conveniently situated just 2 miles from the thrills and spills of the theme park Alton Towers and with the Potteries close by. Excellent walking surrounds the area with Dovedale, attracting many visitors all year round, easily accessible. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Payphone. Patio with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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£202-£528
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1


This detached Victorian cottage has been beautifully refurbished to a high standard to offer well presented family accommodation and benefits from superb views over Lake Copmere. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, it is an ideal base for exploring the area with the Potteries, Chester, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Alton Towers all within easy reach. Golf, swimming, riding, cycling and walking available locally. Eccleshall (2 miles) offers specialist shops, restaurants, and many historic inns. Quiet country pub next door serving excellent home cooked food and real ale. Shop 2 miles.

Three steps to entrance. Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with electric ‘wood burner’ and tiled floor. Galley-style kitchen. Garden room with roof lantern. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Both bedrooms with views over Mere. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Paddock and stable available by arrangement
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking

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£318-£753
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Highbury Ref: 26901

This completely refurbished detached chalet-style holiday bungalow is located in the village of Cheddleton, in the picturesque Churnet Valley. At 200 yards is the friendly ‘Boat Inn’ set on the picturesque Caldon Canal, where you can sit and watch the canal boats coasting by while sampling the food and drinks on offer. The Churnet Valley Steam Railway station and museum is only 400 yards away. At 4 miles is the old market town of Leek with its many antique shops and cafes. Visit the Victorian spa town of Buxton with its Pavilion Gardens and lovely theatre. Shop 1 mile, pub 200 yards, restaurant ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link, can be double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electricitytric pebble effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sloping bank at edge of garden.

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
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. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, one with 2 additional bunks and en-suite bathroom and toilet. Shower room 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.

WAS
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£256-£840
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.

WAS
NOW
£366-£1090
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Granary 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.

Elec woodburner in living room inc. Gas CH (underfloor on ground floor), elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£305-£638
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Chacara Ref: E3980

In an idyllic, peaceful private setting, this delightful and extremely comfortable detached cottage enjoys views towards the Peak District and private lakeside fishing (150 yards, licence required). Alton Towers, The Potteries and Little Moreton Hall are under 10 miles. Walking, boat hire, riding and golf nearby, cycle hire and trails 8 miles. Shops 4 miles, pub 0.5 miles’ walk, 1 mile by road.

Ramp to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with breakfast area. Conservatory. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Elec woodburner in living room inc. Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Video. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Walled garden with terrace and furniture. BBQ. Garage (2 cars). Parking. Wheelchair access. NB: Drop from low wall on patio.

WAS
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£372-£950
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1

Set in delightful, unspoilt countryside, Chatcull Old Hall is an attractive and spacious farmhouse that dates back 300 years and retains many original features, including a wealth of beams, oak panelling, and a superb inglenook fireplace. It boasts a secluded, lawned garden, surrounded by pretty shrubs, and is set within the grounds of a working arable and dairy farm (close to the owners’ home), where visitors enjoy shared use of a hard tennis court.
It is perfectly placed for walking, cycling and exploring the many delights and natural wonders of the Peak District, Shropshire and Cheshire – The nearby Potteries comprises the towns of Stoke, Stafford and Newcastle-under-Lyme, where excellent shops, leisure facilities and golf courses are all available. Alton Towers is nearby. Within easy driving distance are Nantwich, Ironbridge, Shrewsbury and Chester. There is coarse fishing on site (by arrangement only – guests must bring their own equipment), and horse riding is available locally. There are shops and good restaurants just 5 miles away in Eccleshall, and pub in Croxton (1½ miles).

Living room with wood-burning stove and doors to garden and games room (with table tennis and pool table). Sitting/dining room with sofa-bed (for +2) and additional TV. Kitchen with Aga, electric cooker and large family table (also snooker table). Shower room with toilet. Utility/drying room. Large enclosed verandah for boots/wet clothing. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one with TV and door leading to twin bedroom. Twin bedroom with wash basin. Small twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. All bedrooms have sloping ceilings.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
  • Sofa-bed (for +2)
  • Cot
  • Three TVs (one Teletext)
  • Video/DVD and small library
  • Oil Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (4 cars)
  • Cycle storage
  • Games room with table tennis and pool table
  • Use of owners’ hard tennis court
  • Coarse fishing by arrangement (bring own rods)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to
    Friday

Note: Chatcull Old Hall (RMZ) can also be booked in conjunction with Fir Tree Cottage (RG1) to sleep up to 17+3 people.

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£648-£2104
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Hollybush Cottage Ref: E2800

Beside the Caldon canal and enjoying views over the water and meadows these lovely cottages offer very comfortably furnished retreats amidst pretty countryside, close to many year round attractions. They stand adjoining a renowned country pub in the hamlet of Denford, adjacent to a country park and within 4 miles of the Peak District National Park. Leek is 3 miles. Waterworld swimming pool, china factory tours, museums, steam railways, Alton Towers, Biddulph Grange gardens and Little Moreton Hall (NT) are within 10 miles. Canal fishing (licence required) and an adventure playground are also nearby (100 yards).

Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility area. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floor.

Video. W/machine.

Both properties: Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. D/washer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced canal in front of property.

WAS
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£270-£704
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

In the tranquillity of a secluded rural valley, this single-storey converted barn provides excellent holiday accommodation, equipped and furnished to a high standard. Next to the owners’ home, it has a private patio with furniture and enjoys countryside views, yet Alton Towers is just minutes away. This is truly lovely walking country where nature is at its most majestic. Dimmingsdale is particularly good for walkers, offering everything from a gentle stroll to a half day hike. Perfect for wildlife enthusiasts. Ashbourne, the Potteries, including Trentham Awakes and adjacent monkey park, and the Peak District are within easy reach. Golf 3 miles. Shops 2 miles, pubs/restaurants 1 mile.

Beamed sitting room. Modern fitted kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further double bedroom with 6ft bed (can be two 3ft beds). Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom (full-size bunks). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Four TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Shared use of owners’ grounds
  • Parking
  • Bicycle store/shed
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Water feature in grounds

WAS
NOW
£445-£1440
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Frinsmoor Croft 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. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£234-£646
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7
Pets
2
Overton Bank House Ref: E5617

Set in the centre of the charming market town of Leek, this Grade II listed, large, end-terraced, Georgian town house was formerly owned by the Earl of Macclesfield, and now offers a good standard of holiday home for groups or families. The house combines historic elegance with contemporary amenities, comfortable furnishings and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. Within a couple of minutes’ stroll are a selection of restaurants from gourmet to cosy, real ale pubs and, takeaways. The neighbouring pub serves meals from 8am until 11pm. Leek, a former silk milling town, is full of beautiful buildings and is on the edge of the Peak District National Park, a good centre for exploring Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. Roaches Rocks offer a natural adventure playground and Rudyard Lake, 3 miles, 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. Shop 0.25 miles, pub and restaurant 30 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Second living room. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft 6in) leading to 1 twin (one bed 4ft) sharing en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. 3 steps to 3 double (one 6ft, one 5ft). Second floor: Third living room with sofa bed/galley kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in second living room (initial fuel inc). Gas CH, gas, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Satellite TV (sports package). DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Balcony. Gas BBQ. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£1053-£2628
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