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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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Ideal touring base

Dating back to around 1620, this Grade II listed, detached barn has been lovingly transformed into a stunning and contemporary holiday home which caters for every need. The property contains features such as oak floors, bespoke staircase and a kitchen which includes an integrated dishwasher, coffee machine, and wine cooler. Each of the comfortable bedrooms has its own TV, providing the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the surrounding area. The Grange Holiday Cottage is on the same site as the owner’s property, enjoying a peaceful location in the heart of the Churnet Valley and is well placed for exploring the surrounding Staffordshire countryside and nearby Peak District. There is something here to suit everyone, from historic market towns, leisurely walks and cycle trails, to the thrills and spills at Alton Towers which is just on the doorstep. Carsington Water, Tittesworth Reservoir, Churnet Valley Steam Railway, Tissington Trail, the Roaches, Manifold Valley and Chatsworth are also within easy reach. There are many paths and trails for walks to suit all capabilities, as well as golf and cycle hire available nearby. Stoke-on-Trent is a short drive away and has pottery museums, factory shops, theatres, cinemas and a dry ski slope. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Wet room with free-standing bath and toilet. Beams and sloping ceilings throughout first floor.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. CD. Xbox. Induction hob. Two electric ovens. Microwave. Laundry service on request. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, shared enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Shared gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

WAS
NOW
£421-£1090
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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£753-£2252
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
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Fenns Barn Ref: REEF


In a traditional farmyard setting on the outskirts of the quiet conservation village of Butterton in the White Peak, this traditional stone barn has been thoughtfully converted into a comfortable and characterful holiday home. It has its own private patio area and there is lawn space and access to the owners’ grounds. There is a small craft centre nearby offering courses and activities and plenty of walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep. The Manifold Valley, with its spectacular limestone buttresses and caves, is within short walking distance and cyclists will enjoy the cycle route which meanders along the length of the valley. Ashbourne, Buxton, Bakewell, Dovedale, Chatsworth and Alton Towers are easily reached by car. Horse riding and equestrian centre 3 miles. Butchers 1 mile, shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

Open-plan living room with kitchen area and tiled floor. Doorway to open-plan dining room with central beam and kitchen area with tiled floor. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be twin). Shower room with walk-in shower and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be twin), one with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Patio with furniture
  • Lawned garden
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

WAS
NOW
£431-£1047
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Merry Cottage Ref: E4639

At the end of the Manifold Valley, midway between the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek (6 miles), this smartly furnished cottage is one of a row set in a quiet cul de sac overlooking Waterhouses’ playing fields and bowling green. This is a splendid walking and cycling area – the lovely Manifold Trail leads from the village through Wetton Mill (NT) towards Hartington. Dovedale, Blackbrook Park Zoo, Alton Towers and Splash Landings are all under 6 miles whilst Chatsworth and Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood (NT) are about 20 miles. Shop and cycle hire 0.25 miles, pub serving food 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and French doors. Kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Small patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£294-£780
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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NOW
£1053-£2628
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
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.

WAS
NOW
£356-£936
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Reached by a good farm road, this barn conversion is set in the valley of the River Hamps, amidst the Peak District National Park. Occupying a secluded position, each with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. There is excellent walking from the door with numerous local footpaths. Froghall Wharf, Foxfield Steam Railway and Alton Towers are within a 10 minute drive, with Gladstone Pottery Museum and Waterworld a little further afield. Sudbury NT, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are all within 17 miles. Harvey Gate Farm makes an ideal base for visiting all the attractions the Peak District has to offer. Shops 4 miles, pub 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, all with beams and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with additional bunk, one with additional single and steep stairs to gallery area with single bed.

Cot. High chair. Parking (3 cars).Services for both properties: Welcome tea tray. OFCH. All fuel, power, bed linen (duvets) & towels included. DVD/CD player. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Barbecue. Payphone. Shared grounds. Non smokers only. £25 security deposit.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Private patio area with decking and furniture. Shared grounds. Barbecue. No smoking. Welcome pack. NB: There are two unfenced water troughs in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£337-£1223
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Tythe Barn Ref: E3354

This beautifully converted, comfortably furnished detached barn lies in a peaceful, neat courtyard with lovely views. It is situated at the edge of a village and adjacent to the owner’s dairy farm, midway between the Potteries and the Peak District, just 5 miles from Alton Towers and Splash Landings swimming pool and convenient for Drayton Manor. For birdwatchers, there is an all-weather hide on site or you can enjoy superb walking. Within 8 miles you can take a canal trip, ride on a steam train or hire bikes and cycle the Manifold Trail. Pub 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with oak floor/dining area/kitchen. Second living room. Separate toiler. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, one with en-suite toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas CH and elec inc (24th Oct-23rd Apr by meter reading). Bed linen and towels inc. Two t/cots. Two h/chairs. Videos. DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking.

WAS
NOW
£487-£1153
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Wharf Cottage Ref: E4068

Delightfully located in a quiet location overlooking the canal and marina (pictured) on the Shropshire Union Canal, this comfortably furnished detached cottage which boasts a first floor sitting room with large windows, and a balcony to make the most of countryside views. An excellent dining pub is just 100 yards and the marina has a licensed café and shop. There are excellent towpath and country walks and visitors may hire a day boat (at discounted rate) to explore the 17 miles of canal (with 7 pubs to visit!). The Ironbridge Museum, Shugborough Hall (NT) and Chester Zoo are popular day trips.

Ground floor: Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, one with one 2ft 6in single (for child), one with additional bunk (for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with patio door.

Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil CH inc (£30pw, £20 per short break Nov-Mar), elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. Wi-fi. Small garden. Balcony and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£408-£861
Shortlist
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
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