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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
1
Fermain 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. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub serving food 200 yards.

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. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: 2 steps or ramp to garden.

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£266-£579
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Swallow Barn Ref: E2804

Enjoying views over beautiful White Peak countryside, and a peaceful location midway between Leek and Ashbourne, this little detached barn conversion sits just a 0.75 mile walk from a popular dining pub in an area that boasts many excellent country inns. Within 1 mile, the Manifold Valley provides a glorious backdrop for superb walking as well as a cycle trail (cycle hire is available 3 miles away) and all the fun and excitement of Alton Towers is just 10 miles away. This lovely area of the Peak District has a vast array of activities and places of interest to offer – The Potteries, Chatsworth House, Matlock Bath with its famous Heights of Abraham cable cars, and a variety of water sports at Carsington Lake are among the numerous attractions found within 15 miles. Golf and pony trekking are both about 8 miles. There is a general store 2 miles away and both Leek (8 miles) and Ashbourne offer interesting shopping.

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

Elec wood burner in living room inc. Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. M/wave. Patio garden and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£288-£523
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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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NOW
£233-£618
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Hidden Cottage Ref: 29376

Tucked behind Cheadle’s Georgian high street, this semi-detached holiday cottage is ideal for couples wanting peace and privacy, whilst at the same time having all of the town’s facilities on the doorstep. Cheadle is located in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, just 5 miles from Alton Towers and approximately 11 miles from Stoke-on-Trent. There is a regular bus service to both Stoke and Alton Towers with the nearest bus stop 20 yards away. Apart from offering a good selection of shops, pubs and cafes, the catholic church of St Giles is also worth a look. Known as ‘Pugin’s Gem’, it was designed by famous architect Augustus Pugin, who also designed the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Cheadle provides a great base from which to explore the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District National Park, which is popular with walkers and climbers. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include Uttoxeter races, Churnet Valley railway, the Potteries and the market town of Leek which is reknowned for its antique shops. Shop and restaurant 20 yards, pub 50 yards.

8 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Step to kitchen with dining area and laminate floor. Step to 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Car park (at cost). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Steps from entrance to patio. Courtyard over 2 levels.

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£356-£356
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Brooklyn Barn Ref: E5033

Quietly tucked away in the heart of a pretty riverside village, just a stroll from two dining pubs and the local shops, this charming detached single-storey cottage boasts a smart contemporary interior and a great location for a relaxing break. Tutbury’s castle ruins and picturesque high street are just 2 miles away and Sudbury Hall (NT) is 5 miles whilst Melbourne House, Kedleston, Caulk Abbey and Donnington Park are under 15 miles. Thrill seekers will find Alton Towers, Cariba Creek and Drayton Manor are within 25 miles as are Shugborough and Cinebowl in Uttoxeter (10 miles). Trentham Gardens, Waterworld and Chatsworth in the Peak District are under an hour’s drive. Golf is available 5 miles away, and horse riding is just 1 mile away. Shop and pub serving food 0.25 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Dressing room with sofa bed and access to 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£278-£585
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Old Stables Ref: 26063

Peaceful hamlet setting

This lovely barn conversion is ideally situated in a quiet Staffordshire hamlet, yet is within easy reach of the motorway for ease of access and touring.
The holiday property has a spacious living room with a cosy log burner, and an adjoining games room in which to relax.
There are plenty of walks available from the house, and it is conveniently located just 5 miles from the pretty town of Eccleshall. Visit Isaac Walton’s cottage and museum at nearby Shallowford, the beautiful Trentham Gardens at Newcastle-under-Lyme, or Stoke-on-Trent, home of the potteries, and the exciting Waterworld water park.
The Wedgewood museum is nearby, and fun for all the family can be found at the famous Alton Towers Theme Park, just 20 miles away. Shops and restaurant 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Utility room. Study. Games room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet. 1 twin. 1 bunk with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with table football and pool table. No smoking.

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NOW
£412-£1362
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Old Carthouse Ref: E4422

Beautifully converted in smart, contemporary style, this charming little barn and its lovely orchard garden sit in an enviably peaceful and secluded location amidst pretty pastureland. Abbots Bromley (2 miles) boasts 5 pubs, a restaurant and local store while Uttoxeter’s shopping, cinema, bowling and racecourse are 8 miles. Dovedale in the Peak District, Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, The Potteries and Tamworth Snowdome are all under 30 minutes’ drive as are Calke Abbey, Sudbury Hall and Shugborough (all NT). Ironbridge Gorge museums and the NEC are an hour’s drive. Pub 3 miles, restaurants 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. DVD. CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. Garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream.

WAS
NOW
£337-£704
Shortlist
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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NOW
£202-£528
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

This architect-designed boathouse enjoys a beautifully quiet location on the banks of Rudyard Lake. Set on arguably the best spot, it has stunning views up and down the lake. From the first floor balcony of the boathouse, visitors can take it all in and, on a still day, observe the surrounding lush woodland’s inverted reflection in the lake with all its colour, like in a mirror. Rudyard Lake is abundant in wildlife and offers various activities including birdwatching, fishing, sailing, canoeing, walking and cycling. Guests’ own boats can be launched from here or there are hire boats available on the lake. Rudyard Lake is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park in the Staffordshire moorlands and is surrounded by blanket tree preservation order. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include the market town of Leek, Macclesfield, The Potteries, Biddulph Grange, Buxton, Tittesworth Reservoir and The Roaches. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 2½ miles.

Access via first floor: Open-plan living room/kitchen with breakfast bar. Steep stairs to ground floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, underfloor electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot on request
  • Two satellite smart HD TVs, one 23", one 42" with home entertainment system
  • Blu-ray
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer, freezer in external utility
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden, terrace, sitting-out area, furniture
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle/canoe store
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Lake 5 yards from property, steps in garden (which is on several levels, railings in place)

WAS
NOW
£376-£783
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.

WAS
NOW
£305-£638
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Peacock Barn Ref: E4713

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. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Shared courtyard and furniture.

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.

WAS
NOW
£337-£704
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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