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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
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Peacefully situated surrounded by open countryside and fields on the owners non working farm (although there are a few chickens) these two barns have been sympathetically converted retaining many original features, including trusses, beams and exposed stonework. They boast a shared games/laundry room and are set in an ideal area for Alton Towers and for exploring the great outdoors in the Southern Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, one of Britain’s best kept secrets. Riding, cycling and walks locally. Potteries, Ashbourne, Churnet Valley and Dovedale all within 12 miles. Market towns such as Cheadle, Ashbourne, Leek, Bakewell and Uttoxeter all a short drive away. Two steam railways, historic houses and visitor centres, many industrial museums and potteries all within easy reach. An ideal holiday base. Shop 2 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite wet room. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most rooms with beams.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared games room with snooker table. Ample parking. No smoking please. Friday to Friday. VisitEngland 4 star.

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£293-£680
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Belmont Lakeside Ref: E4692

Enjoying a spectacular, secluded and sunny position with panoramic views over magical Rudyard Lake (after which Rudyard Kipling was named), this exceptional and very spacious property sits within steeply sloping woodland grounds with gravel paths and steps stretching down to the lake shore where visitors can enjoy free fishing (rod licence required) or moor a boat. This spacious and comfortable house makes the most of the location (the en-suite has a full-width glazed wall with panoramic lake view) and there is walking from the house extending around the lake, which is stocked with fish. From here guests can easily access the tourist attractions in Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. At Rudyard there is a visitor centre, cafe, boat launch facility, rowing boat hire and a cute miniature train runs along the opposite shore occasionally. Leek, 3 miles, has good shopping, swimming pool and leisure centre and two golf courses. Stoke-on-Trent has Waterworld, Gladstone Pottery Museum, Emma Bridgewater factory shop and pottery painting as well as a cinema complex, indoor skiing, bowling, and Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest. Alton Towers and Splash Landings, cycle hire on the Manifold Trail, Biddolph Grange and Little Moreton Hall (both NT) are within 15 miles. Chatsworth Hall, Haddon Hall and Bakewell are 25 miles. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with tiled floor/kitchen with breakfast area. Conservatory. Double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom wth shower attachment and toilet, 2 twin (zip and link). Shower room with toilet.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. 40" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Playstation 2 and small library. Elec induction hob. Elec oven. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Tel-honesty box. 1.5-acre woodland garden. Decked verandah and furniture. BBQ. Ample parking in private car park (55 yards). No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake, steep slopes and steps in grounds.

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£594-£1869
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Rolling views over the valley

These holiday barn conversions are situated on the owners’ quiet hill farm and enjoy rolling views over the valley in the Staffordshire moorlands. With walks from the doorstep, Bank Top Farm Cottages are the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. Stable View (ref B4436) is semi-detached and Arches Cottage (ref 27651) stands as one of a row. By car, the Peak District can be reached in 10 minutes and Alton Towers in under 30 minutes. Cheadle is also within easy reach, as are the small pottery towns with museums and factory shops. Other places to visit include the Wedgewood Visitor Centre, Shugborough Hall (NT) and the railways of Churnet Valley, Foxfield and Rudyard Lake. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single. Shower room with toilet. Beams throughout.

Gas included. Gas cooker. Parking (1 car).

Both properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£50per week, £30 per 4/5 nights, £20 per 2/3 nights September-October). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 2-acre natural grounds. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£218-£448
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

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. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floor. Z bed (for + child).

Washer/dryer. Freezer.

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.

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£270-£704
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
The Flint Mill Ref: RPP4

Set within Consall Forge Nature Reserve adjacent to the Caldon Canal, this former mill (one of a pair) dates back to the 1830s. Lovingly refurbished, this spacious holiday home retains its character with beams and vaulted barrel ceilings, alongside modern day comforts. The Churnet Valley Steam Railway runs through the reserve close to the mill, as does the Staffordshire Way and several marked trails. Chatsworth, 11 miles. Alton Towers, 7 miles. Shops 2 miles, pub 1/2 mile along towpath.

Six steps to entrance: Living/dining room with electric fire and wooden floor. Kitchen with gas range and tiled floor. Double bedroom. Spiral staircase to lower ground floor: Games room with patio doors and vaulted ceiling. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Three beamed bedrooms with Velux windows; two double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, and one twin. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, toilet and Velux window.

  • Electricity ‘coal effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Gas range included
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Games room with children’s pool table
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Access for last 1/4 mile is via limestone track. Garden overlooks fenced canal

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£468-£1431
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Groom’s Cottage Ref: E5398

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 and vaulted ceiling. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Elec woodburner in living room inc. F/freezer. Shared courtyard and furniture. Wheelchair access.

All properties: Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. 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. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£305-£638
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Cherry Cottage Ref: E2017

Set in an idyllically peaceful position in 6 acres of landscaped grounds, on the borders of Cheshire, the Peak District, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, these lovely properties offer a wonderful holiday base from which to explore the many visitor attractions in the area. They are immaculately presented combining a good standard of furnishings with beamed interiors and the state-of-the-art swimming pool complex is a real treat. Sport fishing (carp and tench) is available on site, £5 per day. Within 6 miles are Little Moreton Hall and Biddulph Grange Gardens (both NT); the village of Biddulph is 1.5 miles away and offers pubs and shops. Beautiful Rudyard Lake for fishing, walking, rowing boat hire and small steam train is 6 miles. Alton Towers and Splash Landings swimming complex, the Monkey Forest at Trentham Gardens, Waterworld, indoor skiing and bowling at Festival Park in Stoke and the pottery museum are all within 15 miles. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, 30 miles. Horse riding locally. Shops and pub 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with stone floor. First floor: Galleried area with 1 double (5ft), wooden floor and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, bidet, toilet and sloping ceiling. Beams throughout.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Solar heating inc.

All properties: Elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. Patio and furniture. Shared 6-acre grounds and lake. Parking. Sport fishing (carp and tench) £5 per day on site. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (13m x 6m, open from 10am – 6pm, Apr-Oct), with changing rooms and sauna. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 12 years. NB: Drop and pond in garden, lake in grounds.

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£337-£638
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
1
Ivy Cottage Ref: E2016

Set in an idyllically peaceful position in 6 acres of landscaped grounds, on the borders of Cheshire, the Peak District, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, these lovely properties offer a wonderful holiday base from which to explore the many visitor attractions in the area. They are immaculately presented combining a good standard of furnishings with beamed interiors and the state-of-the-art swimming pool complex is a real treat. Sport fishing (carp and tench) is available on site, £5 per day. Within 6 miles are Little Moreton Hall and Biddulph Grange Gardens (both NT); the village of Biddulph is 1.5 miles away and offers pubs and shops. Beautiful Rudyard Lake for fishing, walking, rowing boat hire and small steam train is 6 miles. Alton Towers and Splash Landings swimming complex, the Monkey Forest at Trentham Gardens, Waterworld, indoor skiing and bowling at Festival Park in Stoke and the pottery museum are all within 15 miles. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, 30 miles. Horse riding locally. Shops and pub 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with 1 double (5ft) bed/kitchen with beams. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room inc. Partial elec CH inc.

All properties: Elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. Patio and furniture. Shared 6-acre grounds and lake. Parking. Sport fishing (carp and tench) £5 per day on site. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (13m x 6m, open from 10am – 6pm, Apr-Oct), with changing rooms and sauna. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 12 years. NB: Drop and pond in garden, lake in grounds.

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NOW
£288-£561
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Open fire

This stone built traditional terraced cottage offers cosy and welcoming holiday accommodation with an open fire in the living room. Situated in the popular peak park village of Longnor, the cottage overlooks the church and is only 50 yards from the market place. An excellent base from which to explore the Peak District National Park, with Dovedale and the Manifold Valley conveniently close. The spa town of Buxton, complete with botanical gardens, opera house, swimming pool, golf course and excellent shopping centre is 7 miles. Shop 100 yards, pub 150 yards, restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Small paved area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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NOW
£220-£454
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Poplars Farmhouse Ref: W40522

Pretty village

Originally a working dairy farm, this turn of the century detached farmhouse has been carefully extended and restored to a good standard. Situated in the village of Newborough, set back within its own grounds, this property offers five spacious bedrooms and five bathrooms. Poplars Farmhouse offers spacious accommodation with fitted oak kitchen, range cooker and a well appointed living room. An excellent base for those visiting Alton Towers, The Potteries, and the Peak District. A 9-hole golf course and driving range is on the doorstep, as is the well-known Hoar Cross Hall Health Spa. NT Sudbury Hall is 10 minutes away. Many country walks and footpaths are close by. Day rate health treatments or golf lessons can be arranged. Catering can also be arranged for guests. This property can be booked with W41113 for parties of up to 28. Shop 3 miles, pub 100 yards, restaurant 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 1 twin bedroom with additional single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with additional single, 1 double with additional single, 1 double, all with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Wooden floors throughout first floor.

Underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Range cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There is a river close to the property.

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NOW
£753-£2252
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
L’ Hermitage Ref: 18684

This comfortable converted apartment forms part of a former barn, now the owner’s home, in the conservation village of Stanley. There are super walks from the door with 18-hole golf course (pay as you play) and horse riding school within a mile. Ideally suited for Staffordshire Moorlands, Peak District National Park, Trentham Gardens, Ceramica, Stoke Potteries, Cheddleton Railway Centre, Coombes Valley Reserve, Bridgemere, Biddulph Grange Gardens (NT) and Alton Towers all an easy drive away. Leek is just 5 miles whilst Ashbourne and Buxton are both within 12 miles. The perfect holiday destination. Shop 3/4 mile, pub 300 yards.

All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Step up to 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electricity by £1 meter. NSH, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo/CD. 2 ring electricity hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children.

WAS
NOW
£191-£401
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Swiss Cottage 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.

Elec woodburner in living room. Elec CH inc (£21 pw 1st Oct-31st Mar poa). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio garden and furniture (access to owner’s artist studio). Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£305-£638
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