• The Stables At The Oaks, StaffordshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Welcome to The Stables at the Oaks – an enchanting, eco-friendly, off-the-grid retreat nestled within the owner’s picturesque small holding, home to adorable pigs, sheep, and chickens. This lovingly renovated stable conversion has been thoughtfully designed to offer you an unforgettable stay.
    The heart of the property is its inviting open plan living space, where a crackling wood burner creates a warm and cosy ambiance, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. Exposed beams add rustic charm, and the grand decor throughout exudes elegance. With two inviting bedrooms, a peaceful night’s sleep is assured, and the well-appointed shower room ensures all your needs are met.
    Step outside, and you’ll be greeted by breath-taking vistas of open fields and captivating scenery. The outdoor area is a delightful setting for al fresco dining or simply embracing the beauty of nature. Nature enthusiasts will be in their element here, as The Stables at the Oaks provides direct access to an abundance of footpaths and walking opportunities, promising adventures at every turn. Nearby, the lively village of Yoxall offers a wealth of amenities, while Needwood Forest beckons with its ancient woodland and stunning bluebell displays during spring. For those seeking a touch of history, the National Memorial Arboretum and the National Brewery Centre are well worth a visit, offering fascinating insights into the region’s heritage.
    If you crave tranquillity, the magnificent Cannock Chase and the peaceful Peak District National Park provide idyllic escapes. For history aficionados, the vicinity boasts impressive historic estates, including Chatsworth House, Shugborough Hall, Kedleston Hall, and the charming Sudbury Hall.
    Discover the perfect haven for a memorable holiday at The Stables at the Oaks – where comfort, sustainability, and natural beauty come together harmoniously. The local shop, pub, and restaurant are just a mile away, ensuring convenience along with an unforgettable experience.
    £51
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  • The Old Byre, StaffordshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Thorncliffe, England
    Situated on a country road, this attractive detached barn set in the grounds of the owners’ home has been lovingly converted, retaining many original features and beams. Celebrating excellent views over the surrounding countryside and superb walks from the door, with numerous local footpaths, the Old Byre makes an ideal base for visiting all the attractions the Peak District has to offer including Chatsworth House, Alton Towers (just 10 minutes away), Haddon Hall, Carsington Water, Cheddleton Steam Railway, Rudyard Lake and Meerbook Reservoir to name just a few. Shop 2½ miles and pub 1 mile.
    £52
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  • Brankley Cottage, StaffordshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Barton-under-Needwood, England
    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.
    £101
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  • Gable Cottage, StaffordshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Set in glorious countryside in the south of the Peak District National Park, this charming beamed and attractively furnished cottage adjoins the owners’ 17th-century home in the hamlet of Onecote. There are numerous marked footpaths locally for extensive walking. Leek is 7 miles away, with interesting shopping, and Ashbourne and Buxton, with its summer festival, are 12 miles away. There is cycle hire available on the Manifold Trail, 5 miles, and Alton Towers is 10 miles away. Trentham Gardens, Monkey Park, Waterworld, Chatsworth House, Little Moreton Hall (NT) and the Heights of Abraham are within a 45-minute drive. Golf 7 miles, riding 12 miles. Shop 4 miles.
    £72
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  • Hollybush Cottage, StaffordshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Beside the Caldon Canal and enjoying views over the water and meadows these lovely cottages offer very comfortably furnished retreats amidst pretty countryside, close to many year round attractions. They stand adjoining a renowned country pub in the hamlet of Denford, adjacent to a country park and within 4 miles of the Peak District National Park. Leek is 3 miles. Waterworld swimming pool, china factory tours, museums, steam railways, Alton Towers, Biddulph Grange Gardens and Little Moreton Hall (National Trust) are within 10 miles. Canal fishing (licence required) and an adventure playground are also nearby (100 yards).
    £56
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  • Garden Cottage, StaffordshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Set in lovely countryside, this traditional holiday cottage, bursting with character sits adjoining the owners’ home in the village of Onecote. There is superb walking from the village through the valley of the River Hamps and further into the Manifold Valley. The town of Leek, 7 miles, has a variety of antique emporiums to browse in and various shops to explore. Cycle hire is 4 miles away on the Manifold Trail. Alton Towers with the Splash Landings Waterpark and Churnet Valley Steam Railway are within 10 miles. Approximately 15 miles away are the Trentham Gardens, Monkey Forest, Waterworld and the Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent, as well as Chatsworth House and Sudbury Hall (National Trust). Uttoxeter offers horse racing and other showground events. Golf 4 miles. Shop and restaurant 4 miles.
    £72
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  • Swiss Cottage, StaffordshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    In the centre of a quaint canalside village, this charming original cottage, one of a pair, combines contemporary country style with original beams and panelling, to offer a lovely holiday home within reach of a host of visitor attractions. Alrewas has three dining pubs and a mix of shops and takeaways, and there are lovely country walks along the canal tow path just 100 yards from the cottage. The National Memorial Aboretum is 0.5 miles away and Lichfield is 5 miles. Drayton Manor, Twycross Zoo and Tamworth Snowdome are 12 miles away, and Calke Abbey, Shugborough and Sudbury Hall (NT) are 15 miles away. Alton Towers, Trentham Gardens and the Peak District National Park are within an hour’s drive. Shop 300 yards, pub 200 yards.
    £54
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  • Greenacres Barn, StaffordshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    A spacious brick-built farmhouse set in beautiful countryside, on the edge of Denstone, close to beautiful Staffordshire villages and Alton Towers. WiFi, pet-friendly, lots of outdoor space. Alton Towers 3 miles.
    £81
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  • Rue Hayes Farm Barn, StaffordshireInstant Book Overlay Image
    Rue Hayes Farm Cottage can be found on the friendly owner’s working farm, set amongst the most glorious countryside on the south western edge of the Peak District National Park. Rue Hayes Farm first appeared in historical records in the mid 17th century, and has become a site of historical interest following the recent discovery of a hoard of over 50 Saxon silver half cross coins on the farm. The hoard has been sent to Birmingham Museum so they can assess their historical importance.

    Magnificent views surround the property, which was completely renovated in 2018, and guests are welcome to walk in the owner’s woodland grounds. A path runs through the farm which leads to walking and exploring direct from the door. Dovedale, the Manifold Valley, and the Manifold Cycle Track are all within easy reach, together with local cycle hire if you don’t want to bring your own bike. After a day spent in the great outdoors you can come back, sit and relax in the bubbling hot tub in true peaceful surroundings with the most beautiful views (bathrobes are provided for those guests hiring the hot tub).
    The small sandstone village of Onecote is about 1½ miles away, whilst the hillside market town of Leek is about 4 miles. Here you will find a charming cobbled market place and a wide selection of shops, restaurants and real ale pubs. Buxton and Ashbourne can both be reached in under half an hour, as can the Three Shires Head, which is the meeting point of the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Chatsworth House, Matlock and Matlock Bath with the famous cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham, can all be reached in approximately 45 minutes, as can Trentham Gardens, Monkey Forest, and the National Trust’s Little Moreton Hall. Finally with Alton Towers just 20 minutes away, there really is the option to do as much or as little as you like. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    £89
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    Stafford, England
    Beautifully converted from traditional farm buildings, these two, single-level holiday cottages provide warm, stylish and comfortable accommodation amidst a 600-acre working farm. With floor to ceiling windows in the open plan living space the result is charming, bright and airy, and full underfloor heating guarantees cosy guests no matter what the weather. During warm summer months, the private and secure gardens provide the perfect place to relax and dine al fresco.
    For families, seasonal farm attractions operate during the school holidays, such as lamb feeding or pumpkin bales. Any visitors will have the opportunity, if they choose, to get up close and personal with some of the farm’s residents and learn all about them.
    The location of Lower Drayton Farm as you would expect is rural, but also convenient lying just 1 mile from the M6. The charming market town of Penkridge is just a 5-minute drive away, and offers a good selection of dining out or takeaway options, together with several pubs and convenience stores. Alternatively, the county town of Stafford is 15 minutes away and offers all the usual high street stores, supermarkets and cinema. The location is also a perfect base for exploring the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Black Country. Finally for any big kids, Britain’s premier theme park Alton Towers can be reached in under an hour. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.
    £44
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