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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 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.

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£1525-£1525
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Long Barn Ref: E4850

Stunning panoramic views over the Churnet Valley to Alton Towers, 4 miles away, greet visitors to this exceptional detached barn conversion. Boasting a superbly designed interior with smart contemporary furnishings, as well as a lovely garden room with hot tub and walking from the door in local countryside including a nature reserve, it sits peacefully beside the owners’ small working farm at the end of a 200 yard drive from the village. For a fun filled holiday, the location couldn’t be better. The Churnet Valley boasts its own steam railway and there is a wonderful array of attractions within 10 miles including Alton Towers, canal boat trips for a pleasantly tranquil way to explore the landscape, and Trentham Estate, with high wire treetop adventure and unique walk through the Monkey Forest. Waterworld and pottery museums in Hanley, Ashbourne’s famous market and interesting vintage shops, beautiful Dovedale and cycle hire for exploring the Manifold walking and cycling Trail are all only a few miles away whilst Sudbury Hall and Little Moreton Hall (both NT), Chatsworth House, Bakewell and the Heights of Abraham cable cars at Matlock Bath are under an hour’s drive. Pay and play golf is 1 mile. There are three pubs just half a mile away, and restaurants, takeaways and shops in Cheadle, 3 miles.

Ground floor: Garden room. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin (6ft zip & link) with two additional singles (for children) and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Geothermal underfloor heating, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Two t/cots. H/chair. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Hot tub in wooden building. Games room with pool table and Nintendo Wii. No smoking. NB: External staircase from living room to garden.

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£668-£1587
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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

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£634-£1866
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Tomfields Cottage Ref: E5497

Enjoying far-reaching countryside views, this welcoming semi-detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ farmhouse but with its own private garden, is within easy reach of a huge variety of visitor attractions on the borders of the Peak District National Park. The beautiful Churnet Valley, with steam trains, wildlife reserves and splendid walking, is 2 miles. Within 10 miles are Alton Towers, Splash Landings, Waterworld, Trentham Gardens, Monkey Forest and pottery museums; also cycle hire for the Manifold Trail and Dovedale. There are four NT properties within 20 miles, and Bakewell, Buxton, Matlock and Castleton are all within easy reach. Golf and fishing 2 miles. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining area/kitchen with tiled floor and beams. Games room. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 2 single, both with additional pull-out single (for child). Separate toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH inc (£25pw 1st Oct-30th Apr poa). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Range. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Games room with pool table. No smoking.

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£408-£861
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

Nestling in the rural hamlet of Chatcull, amid leafy country lanes, this attractive cottage boasts a delightful conservatory overlooking its large lawned garden. One of a pair, and converted to a high standard, it is perfectly placed for walking, cycling and exploring the delights of the Peak District, Shropshire and Cheshire. The Potteries, Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, Chester and Alton Towers all within easy reach. Fishing and tennis available by arrangement at the owners’ home, ½ mile away. Good restaurants in Eccleshall. Shop 2½ miles, pub in Croxton, 1½ miles.

Living room with open fire and French door to conservatory/dining room. Compact, modern, well-equipped, fitted kitchen. Utility. Twin bedroom with TV. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom with additional 2ft 6in pull-out bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included, extra available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
  • Towels £2 per person per week
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Tennis court and fishing available by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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

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£356-£936
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

WAS
NOW
£468-£1431
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 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.

WAS
NOW
£412-£1362
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.

WAS
NOW
£534-£1587
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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Springfields Ref: RZZ4

This substantial and spacious detached family holiday home is set in beautifully maintained formal gardens and provides a tranquil retreat while only being one mile from the centre of the market town of Leek. Internally the beamed ceilings, leather furnishings and parquet flooring exude an air of elegance and comfort. After a hearty meal cooked on the traditional kitchen range, enjoy a drink at the bar in the games room, on the elevated terrace, or just relax and wind down in the hot tub. The traditional market town of Leek, known as the ‘Queen of the Moorlands’, is a well known centre for the antiques trade and sits close to the Peak District National Park. Enjoy the many dining and shopping experiences on hand in the town and visit Brindley Mill, next to the River Churnet, where corn is still ground or explore the abundant attractions in the surrounding area. Within four miles take a ride on the Churnet Valley Steam Railway or visit Rudyard Lake for walking, sailing, fishing or canoeing. Alternatively for walking and climbing don’t miss ‘The Roaches Rocks’ on the southern uplands of the Pennines. A little further afield Biddulph Grange Gardens, Whiston Hall Golf Club and the famous Alton Towers theme park can be found. At Froghall Wharf in Stoke-on-Trent you can take a canal boat trip on the Cauldon Canal or visit the world famous Wedgewood Potteries visitors centre. For day trips the stately home of Chatsworth House and many other National Trust properties are also within easy reach. Shop 430 yards.

Spacious living room with wooden floor. Dining room with parquet flooring. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with gas Rangemaster oven (for cooking), TV, beams and patio doors to garden. Utility. Study. Games room with bar. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and wooden floor; one four-poster. Double bedroom. Further cosy double bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Seven Freeview TVs
  • Gas rangemaster oven included
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Hot tub
  • Games rooms with bar, air hockey, fruit machine and darts
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steps from garden to terrace, with pond in garden

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£716-£1666
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