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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
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.

WAS
NOW
£648-£2104
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Holly Oak Barn Ref: E3566

Set in the Peak District National Park this lovely barn conversion enjoys views over countryside and famous Roaches rocks. Ideal for walking, climbing or fishing, it lies at the end of a private 1.5 mile track on the borders of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire and enjoys its own garden. A wealth of interesting places and activities including Waterworld swimming pool, bowling, Potteries Festival Park, Alton Towers, Jodrell Bank Science Park, and the National Trust properties of Little Moreton Hall and Quarry Bank Mill - all about 15 miles away. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are 20 miles. Carp fishing locally on a day permit (passes £8 pp per day) and coarse fishing (all year) can be found at Rudyard Lake (pictured) just a 20 minute drive away. Pony trekking and cycle hire 8 miles. Shops in Leek, 3.5 miles, dining pub 2 miles

Ground floor: Dining area/kitchen with tiled floor and beams. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single and additional pull-out single (for children), 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to galleried area with twin beds. Second staircase to first floor: Living room with oak floor and beams.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Elec by meter reading. NSH, bed linen and towels inc. Two t/cots. H/chair. TVs. Satellite TV (basic package). Video/DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden and furniture. Patio. Shared 1-acre grounds. Parking. Pool table. Tennis court. Dog exercise area.

WAS
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£1525-£1525
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
The Cow Shed Ref: RGG2

This large detached barn has been converted to a very high standard and combines a strikingly modern interior with the features expected in a barn conversion. Situated on a non-working farm and adjoining another residence, The Cow Shed enjoys a paved sitting area perfect for enjoying pleasant summer evenings. The large living area boasts a gallery and a wood-burning stove. The property also boasts a unique double bedroom with a very large bed and a walk-in shower in the bathroom. Kingsley Holt is 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 are in abundance locally, especially on the Staffordshire Way and Tissington Trail. The Potteries with Trentham Garden Estates, Churnet Valley and Dovedale are all within 12 miles. Market towns such as Ashbourne, Cheadle, Leek, Bakewell, Stone and Uttoxeter are all a short drive away. Two steam railways, historic places of interest such as Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House, many industrial museums and potteries are all within easy reach. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Spacious modern living/dining room with wood-burning stove and oak floor. Large, well-equipped, modern kitchen with gas range (for cooking). Utility. Separate toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two beamed double bedrooms, each with oak floor; one with 7ft bed, one with en-suite double shower room with toilet. Further double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms, one beamed. Beamed bathroom with walk-in shower, Victorian bath and toilet. Large bathroom with Victorian-style bath, toilet and trusses. Additional open-tread spiral stairs from kitchen to first floor landing.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Full gas central heating (underfloor on hard floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Small CD library
  • Gas range with 6-ring hob included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small paved sitting area with furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£691-£1666
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
The Water Tower Ref: RFFJ

Set in 137 acres of private park and woodland, this stunning Grade II listed Victorian water tower is the tallest building on the Staffordshire Moorlands. The tower, which is constructed from red brick and stone, dates back to 1896 and was transformed in 2006 to provide accommodation over 8 storeys. The Water Tower effortlessly combines character and original features with the latest technology and conveniences including free wi-fi, and a built-in Bang and Olufsen music system which can be played in several areas in the house. There is a spacious, well-equipped kitchen and two living rooms, one of which is on the 8th floor and has stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Staffordshire countryside. The games room is located on the 7th floor and, apart from its full size snooker table and darts room, also has an attached kitchenette with fridge and microwave, which again will save having to walk down several storeys to the main kitchen. Most of the bedrooms are en suite and the master bedroom also has TV and DVD with surround sound system. The spa-like family bathroom has twin wash basins, a free-standing tub and a double walk-in shower. There is also an intercom system throughout the tower which is very handy given all the stairs! Accessible for both the Staffordshire Moorlands and Peak District National Park, this holiday property is an ideal base for those who love the great outdoors. There are lots of great walks from the doorstep, including walks along the canal paths. Cyclists and mountain bikers are also well catered for and climbers will enjoy the famous Roaches, which are just a 10-minute drive away. Water sports are available at Rudyard Lake and Tittesworth Reservoir, which are both within a short drive. Located in Cheddleton, the property is just 2½ miles from the popular market town of Leek, which has a good range of shops, supermarkets, eateries and antique shops. Other places of interest within easy reach are Churnet Valley Steam Railway (2 miles), Alton Towers (12 miles), Manifold Valley (15 miles), Buxton (16 miles), The Potteries at Stoke-on-Trent (9 miles) and Macclesfield (16 miles). The Water Tower is a really unique property in a great location which definitely has the wow factor. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Main door entrance: Utility. Lower ground floor: Second utility. Cycle/pushchair store. Separate toilet. Main staircase to first floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor (also accessed via narrow spiral stairs from second door entrance). Dog leg spiral stairs to second floor: Large kitchen with TV, breakfast area and wooden/tiled floor. Dog leg spiral stairs to third floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with steamer and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with steamer and toilet. Dog leg spiral stairs to fourth floor: Very large bathroom with large bath and relaxing seating area, twin walk-in shower cubicles, twin basins and toilet. Dog leg spiral stairs to fifth floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with steamer and toilet. Double bedroom leading to room with single bed (for +1). Dog leg spiral stairs to sixth floor: Master double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, walk-in wardrobes and en-suite wet room with toilet. Dog leg spiral stairs to seventh floor: Magnificent games room. Kitchenette with fridge and microwave. Narrow spiral, open tread stairs to eighth floor: Sitting room with galleried mezzanine overlooking games room and breathtaking panoramic 360 degree views.

  • Electricity, gas underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVDs
  • Two additional ovens
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Double dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with pergola, gravelled areas and furniture
  • Shared 137-acre grounds
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with snooker table and darts
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£968-£3125
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
The Croft Ref: RWW7

This large five bedroomed 17th-century character house is set in the heart of the prestigious rural village of Rolleston-on-Dove – first documented in King Edmund’s Charter of 942AD. Overlooking the church and village green, the extended cottage has privacy assured from the very large enclosed landscaped gardens allowing areas for complete relaxation. The Croft is a detached holiday property and is close to a popular village pub which serves excellent food and wine. Furnished to a very high standard throughout, The Croft has its own cinema room which allows guests the chance to enjoy a movie on a large screen. The large family kitchen is well-equipped and the large dining room area is fantastic to enjoy a meal together at the end of a busy day. There is a conservatory and separate study room with computer access for those that like to keep in touch whilst away or for researching the many local attractions in the area. There are five bedrooms in total – two on the first floor share a family shower room with toilet whilst a third and fourth have a Jack and Jill shower room with toilet. The fifth bedroom is on the ground floor along with a separate bathroom and toilet. The North Staffordshire Railway gives access to Burton-on-Trent and nearby facilities include Alton Towers, Drayton Manor Park, Snibson Discovery Park, Conkers, Bass Museum, Carsington Reservoir, Ashbourne and several National Trust properties. The famous Tutbury Crystal and Tutbury Castle are also nearby and for keen cyclists, the Tissington Trail with its 13-mile route is a must. Donnington Park is 25 minutes away, which is home to the World Superbike Championship. Craythorne Golf Club is ½ mile. Shop ¼ mile, pub 300 yards.

Spacious living room with 3D TV. Cinema room with projector. Large dining room. Large, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area, gas/electric Rangemaster (for cooking). Study. Conservatory. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV and double bedroom with 5ft round bed and TV, each sharing en-suite shower room with toilet. Two further double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and TV. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, gas, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Five TVs (four satellite, one 3D)
  • Projector
  • Blu-ray
  • Gas/electric Rangemaster (double oven) included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer (in bathroom)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Broadband internet
  • Large landscaped grounds with patio, table top patio heater
  • Gas barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars); additional parking in pub car park
  • Cycle store (garage)
  • Table tennis and darts (garage)
  • Basketball and football
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Slopes and pond in the grounds

WAS
NOW
£634-£1866
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Piano Barn Ref: W41113

5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms

This super detached home has been created from a 150 year old former barn, more recently used for restoring pianos, with this interesting craftsman still at work occasionally in a workshop in the grounds. With beamed and vaulted ceilings in the upstairs bedrooms, it has been very well furnished and equipped. Situated in the quiet village of Newborough, with the village beck running through the grounds and a pub serving meals just a short walk away, this is a perfect base to either relax or explore the surrounding area. There are several golf courses nearby, and plenty of walking and cycling for all abilities. The National Forest, Alton Towers, Drayton Manor Park, Conkers and the nearby maize maze in summer are just a few of the many things to do in the area. Can be booked with W40522 to sleep 28. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, 1 with additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet. 2 twin, both with additional single. Bathroom with toilet. Beams and wooden floor throughout first floor.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Range cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Unfenced river 40 yards from the property.

WAS
NOW
£753-£2252
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.

WAS
NOW
£1053-£2628
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

This truly magnificent famhouse is perched on the edge of the beautiful Manifold Valley, famed for its lime-stone crags and caves. Approached by a farm drive, nestling in a secluded spot, it enjoys breathtaking valley views. Very well furnished and equipped, its history is impressive - its date-stone pin-points the farmhouse’s origin at 1810, however, field name documents reach as far back as the 13th century. Set on the edge of the owners’ working farm, cows and calves herd themselves across over one hundred acres of farmland, with an abundance of wildlife and walks from the doorstep.

At Wetton Mill in the Manifold Valley amidst some staggering scenery, a cycle trail, closed to traffic for most of its route, follows the line of a narrow-gauge railway, (which ran from the turn of the century until the 1930s) and a river for some seven miles - even passing through the old railway tunnel. Cycle hire is available locally. Ideal for exploring Staffordshire and Derbyshire, Ashbourne, Buxton, Bakewell, Dovedale, Carsington Water, The Potteries and Alton Towers are all within a 25-minute drive. Butterton 1 mile. Butchers 1 mile. Shop 7 miles.

Large, beamed sitting room with feature walk-in inglenook open fireplace with seating. Covered verandah. Cosy study/TV room. Dining room with wood-burning stove and opening to large, fitted kitchen. Laundry. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Further double bedroom with four-poster bed and additional bed (for +1). Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Separate toilet. Shower room.

  • Wood-burning stove – logs at cost
  • Electricity, oil-fired central heating and bed linen included
  • 2 cots
  • High chair
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • TV (Sky digital)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone
  • Garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Games room (table tennis, pool table and dartboard)
  • ‘Fun’ tennis lawn

WAS
NOW
£620-£1480
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.

WAS
NOW
£753-£2252
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