In Staffordshire, there's something for everyone and plenty of picturesque Staffordshire holiday cottages to make a base and explore the miles of undisturbed cycleways, quiet routes through ancient wood, towering crags, gentle green hills and limestone dales. Found to the west of the Midlands in England, Staffordshire is a unique and beautiful county, filled with history, nature and charm. Also a part of the breath-taking National Forest, Staffordshire boasts magnificent views and fun activities for friends and families. Rent a holiday cottage with the whole family and get ready for action-packed days and fun adventures – or explore all Staffordshire has to offer at a lazy, peaceful pace. For nature-lovers, there is the breath-taking beauty of the Peak District National Park, the National Forest and tranquil Cannock Chase- amazing landscapes to inspire or challenge miles of peaceful canals along which to cruise, walk, fish or cycle.
River Lodge served as the gatehouse to the National Trust’s Ilam Hall and the stone-built rural holiday cottage in the Peak District retains much of its original charm as well. A river runs by the spacious gardens of the pet-friendly cottage amidst green pastures and far-reaching rural views.
Barns Lea Farmhouse is an impressive Grade II listed farmhouse on a working farm in Rushton Spencer, in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage boasts ample grounds with countryside views, plus a stylish interior with a games room, range cooker, elegant décor and log fires.
9 Overton Cottage is a listed 18th century Quakers’ home in the Staffordshire town of Leek, a stroll from a cobbled marketplace, fine Victorian architecture and independent businesses. This cosy Peak District holiday cottage sleeps 5 and has wonderful countryside walks on its doorstep.
Don’t let the unassuming stone exterior of this large Peak District holiday cottage fool you. Walk inside Goldcrest, this former 17th-century farm barn in Meerbrook near Leek, Staffordshire, and admire how the interior skillfully blends the original character with contemporary styling. Sleeps 12.
Stone-built Slade Cottage boasts an interior replete with exposed beams, an open fire, a country-style kitchen and the comforts of home, and offers guests and their pet’s expansive gardens, wonderful views and a peaceful rural escape in any season among the hills of Ilam in the Peak District.
If your large family is looking for a place in the countryside for a cottage holiday, then look no further than The Rindle! This large, Peak District holiday cottage near Leek comfortably houses up to 14 people and serves as the perfect rural base for countryside holidays for families and friends.
The Old Barn is a gorgeous stone-built rural cottage set five minutes from Alton Towers Theme Park in the Peak District & Derbyshire Dales. The rustic cottage in Farley features spacious grounds with lovely gardens, a blend of traditional features & contemporary comforts, as well as an open fire
Pastures Barn is a beautiful stone-built conversion sitting on lush grounds in Leek, Staffordshire. The pet-friendly cottage offers an escape, as well as a hot tub, a wood burner, a sauna, spacious gardens, a games room, contemporary comforts and proximity to the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.
Within the quiet hamlet of Moneystone, Barks Cottage is nestled within the boundless greenery of the Peak District. This single-story countryside cottage is a lovingly maintained spacious holiday home amidst peaceful Staffordshire scenery - an idyllic rural getaway. Pets welcome.
Gun End Cottage, located on a quiet country lane near Ruston Spencer in Staffordshire, is a large and comfortable Peak District countryside cottage sleeping 8 in a secluded rural location amidst the splendour of the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Temple of Diana is an architectural wonder set on 1000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland at Weston Park. The rural cottage near Weston-under-Lizard boasts ornate ceilings, a circular lounge, a games room, a three-bay glazed orangery and stunning views of the Shropshire countryside.
The delightful Meadow Place is a Grade II listed stone-built property outside Ipstones in the Peak District. The beautiful views of the Derbyshire countryside dictate the upside-down design of the pet-friendly property which boasts cathedral ceilings, exposed stone and timber and an open fire.
Large groups can find plenty to see and do from Honeystone, a charming 3-bedroom Peak District countryside cottage sleeping 7 on a former working 17th-century farm in Meerbrook, Staffordshire, with spectacular views of The Roaches and Tittesworth Reservoir.
With breathtaking views of the Staffordshire Moorlands, this countryside holiday cottage sleeps 7 and features an open fire and beautifully furnished living area. Downsdale Cottage is a cosy barn conversion on the edge of the pretty village of Flash, in the Peak District National Park.
The Shearing Shed is a sleek rural cottage with beautiful rural views over the Peak District. The pet-friendly cottage sits on an alpaca farm near Flash, the highest village in Britain. It boasts a log burner, an open-plan design, a spacious patio, various farm animals and lots of fresh country air.
Spend a day cycling through the National Park’s Peak District, stopping to gaze at the horizon, spotting different wildlife along the way. For any bird-watchers, be sure to wear your most comfortable shoes and bring your binoculars, as this area is home to many different species. Stoke-on-Trent is the largest city in Staffordshire, and if a night on the town is what you are after, then this is the perfect place for it, what with its comedy clubs and cosy bars. Alternatively, stroll through the Trentham Estate gardens in Stafford, which is stunning whether you are watching the flowers of summer bloom or the delicate frosts of winter.
Trentham Estate is also home to a shopping centre with an extensive range of shops and plenty of establishments to eat. If you’re visiting with the kids, don’t forget to visit the Monkey Forest, where these lovely animals are free to roam wild. Cleary, the kids will never be bored in Staffordshire – not when Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Theme Park are in the area! Come to the West Midlands and see what this marvellous county is all about.