Staffordshire Holiday Cottages
A good selection of Staffordshire cottage properties and self catering holiday homes from the rental companies listed below. They've been sorted according to the amount on offer at the time of writing - visit the sites for the latest numbers as well as news of availability and special offers.
Holiday Rentals -
About 30 Staffordshire holiday cottages
situated in Alton, Ashbourne, Meerbrook and other picturesque locations. Their cottages include country manors, Grade II listed cottages and beamed, timber framed holiday properties.
Holiday Lettings - 20 Staffordshire cottages
and self catering properties from Holiday Lettings. Their collection features stone cottages and a collection of renovated farm buildings including restored barns. Some can accommodate up to 14 people.
- 6 cottages in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, from £255 for week-long holiday breaks. Pets are allowed for about half of their holiday properties with some able to accommodate up to 10 people. Start days are either Fridays or Saturdays.
Cottages 4 You
- Around 6 Staffordshire self catering cottages located in places like Adbaston and Eccleshall. Most are converted farm buildings and are located on working farms. Prices start at £300 for week-long breaks during low season.
Staffordshire consists of rich agricultural land divided by gentle country rivers and canals. Staffordshire holiday cottages provide havens for those seeking escape and relaxation. The towpaths along these waterways afford some wonderful rural scenery and also provide visitors with a perfect base from which to explore this pleasant region.
Much of Staffordshire is protected moorland and forestry. Cannock Chase
is a fine example and is made up of 26 miles of panoramic, awe-inspiring scenery - it is classified as one of the UK's areas of outstanding natural beauty. The dense and ancient woodland of Needwood Forest is also notable and covers over 9000 acres in five parishes: Tatenhill, Yoxall, Rolleston, Hanbury and Tutbury.
Staffordshire is also known for its pottery
. Finely crafted pottery such as Wedgewood and Minton comes from this region and is sought by collectors throughout the world. Longton, near Stoke, still provides reminders of this past with its bottle-shaped chimneys climbing above the Staffordshire skyline - Stoke and Hanley still bear the marks of this hugely successful industry.
To the South, visitors will find the wooded parklands of Blithfield Hall
, and its reservoir - it is a region that epitomises rurual England. Unspoilt landscapes and peaceful villages offer visitors splendid opportunities to unwind and forget about the stresses of life. For more information about Staffordshire visitor attractions, see the information below.
Staffordshire visitor attractions
Staffordshire cottages visitors will find plenty to interest and entertain them in a region known as The Heart of England. Some of the most popular family attractions in England are to be found here – from historic homes to huge theme parks.
The Conkers Visitor Centre
has an adventure playground and an enchanted wood – it also hires out bicycles. Aerial Extremes
has a tree-top rope adventure course and at Central Forest Park there is an adventure playground for children. The theme parks of Alton Towers
and Drayton Manor can also be found in Staffordshire and are the most popular tourist attractions in the county.
Food and drink
The 2008 Good Food Awards went to Swinfen Hall
at Lichfield, which specialises in European cuisine. Similar accolades have been achieved by the Black Grouse
at Longnor and it’s oak-panelled bar. It serves traditional pub food such as steak and kidney pie and has a wide selection of local ales.
History and Culture
There are some fascinating historical sites to be visited such as Lichfield Cathedral
which has an 800 year history. The ancient High House
in Stafford is also notable and is said to be the largest timber-framed house in England. Built in 1595, it is now a museum for the Staffordshire Yeomanry. The famous writer Isaak Walton bequeathed his 16th century cottage at Shallowford to the people of Stafford. The baroque mansion of Calke Abbey is also worth seeing and has walled gardens and an orangery with children’s play area.