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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
2

Known by this unusual name since the second Civil War of 1648, these two adjoining cottages were originally a village smithy prior to being completely restored to form lovely holiday cottages on the edge of the village. Enjoying views to the local countryside they are just a short stroll from the village centre which has a general store, takeaways and 2 pubs. Just a mile from Biddulph Grange Gardens (NT) and within 0.25 miles of the Peak District National Park, Congleton, Little Moreton Hall (NT) and the antique shops of Leek. An excellent touring base as the counties of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire are all in easy reach. Within 15 miles are pottery museums, Trentham Gardens Monkey Park and Waterworld. Alton Towers and Splash Landings are 20 miles and the houses of Chatsworth, Haddon, Shugborough and Sudbury Halls are within an hour’s drive. Watersports and fishing, golf and horse riding are within 5 miles. Shop and pub 0.25 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with stone floor and beams. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom leading to 1 single with additional pull-out single (2ft 6in for child), both with beams and sloping ceiling.

Washer/dryer.

Both properties: Elec woodburners in living room and dining room inc. Elec underfloor CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking 25 yards. No smoking.

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£257-£585
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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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Brankley Cottage Ref: E4712

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.

Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms one with additional single with pull-out single. (for children). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil Aga. Elec cooker. Freezer. Patio and furniture. BBQ.

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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£465-£950
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Cavalier Cottage Ref: E5452

Known by this unusual name since the second Civil War of 1648, these two adjoining cottages were originally a village smithy prior to being completely restored to form lovely holiday cottages on the edge of the village. Enjoying views to the local countryside they are just a short stroll from the village centre which has a general store, takeaways and 2 pubs. Just a mile from Biddulph Grange Gardens (NT) and within 0.25 miles of the Peak District National Park, Congleton, Little Moreton Hall (NT) and the antique shops of Leek. An excellent touring base as the counties of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire are all in easy reach. Within 15 miles are pottery museums, Trentham Gardens Monkey Park and Waterworld. Alton Towers and Splash Landings are 20 miles and the houses of Chatsworth, Haddon, Shugborough and Sudbury Halls are within an hour’s drive. Watersports and fishing, golf and horse riding are within 5 miles. Shop and pub 0.25 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with stone floor and beams. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom leading to 1 single with additional pull-out single (2ft 6in for child), both with wooden floor, beams and sloping ceiling.

D/washer.

Both properties: Elec woodburners in living room and dining room inc. Elec underfloor CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking 25 yards. No smoking.

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£257-£585
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Shawside Farm Ref: RPP3

Shawside is set in stunning, peaceful countryside within a short walk of The Roaches, a beautiful part of the Peak District ideal for walking, cycling, climbing and riding. Buxton is a 20 minute drive, Leek 10 minutes, though the main road is almost entirely out of sight and sound from the house. Shawside is a classic Victorian Staffordshire farmhouse and barn conversion set in four acres of grounds, with unrestricted views along a moorland valley and very few buildings in sight. In summer the heather blooms and turns the valley a gorgeous purple. Shop 3 miles, pub 1½ miles.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Sitting room with Bechstein grand piano. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility with Belfast sink. One step to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with exposed trusses. Two beamed twin bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Grand piano available for guests’ use on request
  • Oil Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone (honesty box, not international calls)
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio
  • 4-acre natural grounds
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking

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£406-£1066
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Willows Ref: E4080

On the fringes of the Staffordshire moorlands, this lovely mellow brick, farm barn (one of three), has been beautifully converted into a holiday retreat of exceptional quality. Boasting a smart interior and views over peaceful, pretty countryside, just 1 mile from shops, pubs and restaurants in the little town of Cheadle. Footpath walking starts from the door, and the glorious Churnet Valley offers steam trains, canal boats and superb walking. Alton Towers is 5 miles as is cycle hire on the Manifold Trail in the Peak District National Park, and Leek and Ashbourne are under 10 miles. Wedgwood, Spode and Emma Bridgewater china bargains and tours, indoor skiing, bowling, swimming at Waterworld, Tamworth Snowdome, Chatsworth and Ironbridge are all easily accessible. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen area with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom with wooden floor and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (four poster) with wooden floor, beams and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Sofa bed available.

Elec woodburner in living room inc. Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. DVD and small library. CD. M/wave. Shared laundry room with w/machine and t/dryer. D/washer. Garden with patio and furniture. Dog exercise area. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. DVD. CD. M/wave. Shared laundry room with w/machine and t/dryer. D/washer. Garden with patio and furniture. Dog exercise area. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£305-£638
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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.

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£421-£1090
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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.

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£337-£1223
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.

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£337-£704
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Grouse Cottage Ref: 13775

Bordering on three scenic counties within the Peak National Park, this holiday cottage was once the barn to the farmhouse on the owner’s 15 acres of land. Guests are invited to walk, picnic and visit the sheep and horse which share the grounds, here. The spectacular outcrop of the famous Ramshaw Rocks offers good climbing. An excellent location for touring with ease of access to Alton Towers, Chatsworth House, Buxton, and Ashbourne with the famous potteries and shops at Stoke On Trent. Pub ½ mile, shop 5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Open tread stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

NSH, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared garden area with paddock and furniture. Two well behaved pets welcome (livestock). Parking (2 cars).

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
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 with beams and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room. 6 steps down to kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk, both with beams. Shower room with toilet.

CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Ample parking.

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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£300-£697
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

In idyllic countryside crisscrossed with footpaths, at the head of the Manifold Valley Trail’s 8 miles of traffic free cycling, this contemporary barn conversion at the side of a 0.5 acre of land in the tiny hamlet of Hulme End. There is a general store 100 yards away, a small visitor centre and seasonal café as well as a good dining pub within 0.75 miles and further shops, cafés, pubs and famous cheese store in Hartington (2 miles). The Tissington Trail is 3 miles; Bakewell, Ashbourne, Buxton, Leek, Alton Towers, Trentham Gardens, Waterworld, Heights of Abraham and Chatsworth House are under 15 miles. Shop 100 yards, pub and cafe 0.75 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 bunk bedroom. First floor: 1 double bedroom with wooden floor, beams and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Elec heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. CD. M/wave. Patio and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. Friday to Friday. NB: Small stream/pond in grounds.

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£278-£585
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