A detached holiday cottage in a peaceful setting in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside and within easy reach of plenty of attractions including Alton Towers (twenty five minutes). Ideal for a relaxing weekend break to enjoy a flavour of country life! Blithfield reservoir is close by and Dapple Cottage is just two miles from Abbots Bromley with a good choice of pubs.
A spacious large dog-friendly holiday home for up to fifteen guests in the Staffordshire village of Milldale within Dovedale in the Peak District National Park. Ideal for big groups of friends and families who want to holiday together or celebrate a special occasion. An excellent pub in the village of Alstonfield is a fifteen minute walk and the market town of Ashbourne is within easy reach. Alton Towers offers a fun day out and is within driving distance.
Cosy yet spacious, this impressive barn conversion provides self-catering for large groups of up to ten guests and is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor activities with super walking, cycling, watersports and climbing in the local area. Sitting in the Staffordshire Moorlands on the edge of the Peak District National Park, there are an abundance of attractions close by. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
This characterful barn conversion perfectly blends comfort with Eco principles to provide a cosy retreat for exploring the Peak District National Park. Sitting on a family run farm in the hamlet of Tittesworth with three pubs and Tittesworth Reservoir within walking distance, this is a great base for walkers, cyclists and exploring the areas many attractions including Alton Towers (just 20 minutes away). Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A welcoming 'bolt hole' just for two, this dog-friendly ground floor cottage is an excellent base for exploring the many attractions of the Peak District and sits on Blackshaw Moor in Staffordshire. Spectacular views over The Roaches, dog-friendly and wonderful walks on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Perfect for couples and small families, this dog-friendly holiday home offers value self-catering in a wonderful position on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park on Blackshaw Moor overlooking the magnificent Roaches. Sitting in Staffordshire the cottage is within easy reach of Leek and Buxton as well as lots of attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Just perfect for those who enjoy being outdoors, this comfy welcoming holiday home is ideally placed overlooking The Roaches on the edge of the Peak District National Park on Blackshaw Moor in Staffordshire. Both the market town of Leek and the Spa town of Buxton are within easy driving distance and there are an abundance of attractions for day trips out. Dogs welcome! Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Rediscover your joy for life at Lowes Farm. The Cottage is a romantic bolt hole for couples tucked away in a peaceful location near Grindon in the Peak District National Park. It is ideally located for exploring Peak District attractions such as Alton Towers, Combes Valley, The Monsal Trail, the Manifold Valley, Chatsworth House and Bakewell, Buxton, and Ilam Park. It may be on a farm, but there is nothing rustic about the luxurious standard of accommodation. When you are ready to leave your cares behind, The Cottage is waiting to welcome you.
Three tastefully converted holiday cottages located in peaceful beautiful Staffordshire countryside near to Alton Towers and only twenty minutes from the Peak District National Park. Tourist board rating: 3 Star
The countryside area of Cannock Chase is located in Staffordshire and is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The park contains many woodland trails, including a challenging cross-country bike trail, as well as a remarkably diverse wildlife population. The area is popular with birdwatchers as it is home to many rare species of birds including Skylark and Woodlark. Many museums and memorials are also located within Cannock Chase and the area is sometimes used as an open air venue for live music.
Whilst the major part of the Peak District National Park sits in Derbyshire, part of it also lies in Staffordshire. The countryside region is a popular area for a vast range of outdoor activities, including cycling, climbing and walking.
Staffordshire contains a huge number of notable historic attractions. These include Lichfield Cathedral, a unique medieval cathedral in the small city of Lichfield; Shugborough Hall, a historic estate near Cannock Chase that includes a working model farm; and the Wall Roman Site (also known as Letocetum), a former Roman settlement in the village of Wall.
The county is also home to two of the UK's most popular theme parks. Alton Towers is located near the village of Alton and was the most visited UK theme park in 2012. Open between mid-March and November every year, it provides a great day out for the whole family. Staffordshire's other major theme park, Drayton Manor, is situated near the town of Tamworth and is also open from mid-March through to early November, but occasionally opens for selected days outside of the season and features a zoo that is open all year round.
Several major towns and cities can be found in Staffordshire, each offering their own unique attractions. The city of Stoke-on-Trent has numerous live music venues and theatres, as well as notable museums such as the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. Newcastle-under-Lyme is home to several award-winning parks and gardens, a traditional town market that has been in operation since the 12th century and the New Vic Theatre, the first arena theatre built in Europe. The county town of Stafford features numerous ancient buildings, including St Chad's Church, which can be traced back to the 12th century, Stafford Castle and the Ancient High House, an Elizabethan residence that now houses a museum.
While easily overlooked, Staffordshire is packed with enough historic attractions, entertainment options and remarkable areas of natural beauty to easily fill any visitor's itinerary and may leave travellers considering a second visit to the area to fully explore what Staffordshire has to offer.