Are you in the mood for a break, now the longer, brighter days of Spring are here? Looking for somewhere different for your staycation this year?

With its unique blend of beautiful countryside, fascinating heritage, and thrilling family days out, Staffordshire is perfect for a UK short break, and this blog is packed with inspiration for places to stay.

So take a look at these seven top holiday cottages in Staffordshire and start planning your next holiday!

The Old Temperance Hall

The spacious dining area, kitchen, and living room at The Old Temperance Hall, Staffordshire

A spacious, detached property, The Old Temperance Hall is the perfect spot for a family getaway, with five double bedrooms, landscaped garden, and enough room for 10 people.

Alton Towers Resort is just eight miles away, while the heritage steam trains of Churnet Valley Railway, and the large collection of birds of prey at Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre, are also within easy reach.

With the walks of the stunning Churnet Valley and The Staffordshire Way, plus the charming market town of Leek, and other activities like horse-riding, also on the doorstep, this is a popular base for couples too.

Additional information: There is off-road parking for two cars. No pets or smokers. There are eight external steps outside the property.


The homely interior of Heythrop in Staffordshire, with roaring fire, comfortable furnishings and a view into the garden

Enjoy a break in the Peak District at Heythrop, a fantastic holiday cottage in the picturesque village of Farley.

Large enough to accommodate 10 people, with four double bedrooms and one twin, this semi-detached stone cottage offers wonderful views and an array of activities.

There are walking trails, golf courses, and horse-riding – not to mention the thrills of Alton Towers Resort, Peak Wildlife Park and the Churnet Valley Railway.

The quintessentially English market town of Leek, renowned for its antique stores, pubs and eateries, is also just a short drive away.

Additional information: there’s off-road parking for two cars. No pets or smokers.

The Chapel

A look at the rear of The Chapel in Staffordshire, with its large hot tub and perfectly manicured gardens

Picture yourself in a tranquil location, with lush countryside in every direction, surrounded by your loved ones.

The Chapel offers all this and more, with the added bonuses of a luxurious spa room – complete with swimming pool and sauna – and plush furnishings, a huge Smart TV, and even a bar!

Choose from three beautifully-presented bedrooms – two with super king-size beds, and the other with a king-size.

During the day, indulge in five-star treatment at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, enjoy an exhilarating day at Uttoxeter Racecourse, and create a masterpiece at the potter’s wheel at World of Wedgwood.

Additional information: there's off-road parking for up to five cars. No pets or smokers.

The Manor House

The magnificent exterior of The Manor House in Staffordshire

Escape to the quaint village of Marston Montgomery, near Uttoxeter, for a short break in The Manor House, a beautiful Grade II-listed holiday home.

A remarkable, characterful cottage, with six bedrooms over three floors, The Manor House is a perfect base for a group holiday.

It’s close to the Peak District for walking and cycling, Denstone Hall Farm Shop for stocking up on local artisan produce, and action-packed days out at Uttoxeter Racecourse and Alton Towers Resort.

And yet it’s far enough away to offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle, with beautiful furnishings, rustic décor, and expansive grounds.

Additional information: no more than three pets, which must stay downstairs for the duration of the stay. Parking for up to six cars. No smokers. The wet room and bedroom on the ground floor are wheelchair accessible.

The Hen House

The hot tub, with Champagne at the ready, awaits you at The Hen House in Staffordshire

A haven for walkers and cyclists, being adjacent to The Staffordshire Way and a stone’s throw from Cannock Chase, The Hen House is a lovely, detached ground floor property.

There are two bedrooms – one a king-size, the other a twin (which can be converted to a king-size on request) – and an open plan living area, large lawn and patio, and an enticing hot tub.

Visit The Shugborough Estate, a National Trust property formerly home to the celebrated photographer Lord Lichfield, and the city of Lichfield, home of the magnificent Lichfield Cathedral and scores of top eateries.

Additional information: one well-behaved pet is allowed. Off-road parking is available. No smokers.

Beech House

Beech House in Staffordshire on a sunny day, from across the road

With period features, tasteful decor, and breath-taking Peak District views, Beech House is great for groups or a family.

The four bedrooms include the ground floor double, first floor bunk, and a super king-size which can be made into a twin if needed. There’s a large enclosed patio, two conservatories, and much more in this spacious holiday home.

Explore the Peak District on foot or two wheels, spend the day on the cobbled streets of Leek, and delight the kids at Alton Towers Resort and Peak Wildlife Park – all under 30 mins drive away.

Additional information: there is parking for up to three cars. No pets, no smoking.

Old Hall Cottages

The welcoming living room at Old Hall Cottages in Staffordshire

Nestled on the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border, on the fringes of the Peak District National Park, Old Hall Cottages is perfect for couples or a small family.

Relax in the cosy, comfortable lounge, or admire the beautiful scenery from the patio, before embarking on your adventure to Dovedale, the Manifold Valley and Thor’s Cave.

Explore the traditional market town of Ashbourne, just two miles away, and the National Trust property at Ilam Park, or get the heart racing with a day on the coasters at Alton Towers Resort.

Additional information: there is off-road parking, and a maximum of two well-behaved pets can join you on your holiday. There are steps into the sitting room. No smokers.

Other holiday cottages in Staffordshire

There are even more holiday cottages in Staffordshire to choose from with Sykes Cottages. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly, for a large group of friends, or something cosier for a break with your partner, you can find the perfect place in Staffordshire.

Sykes also offer last minute discounts on short breaks and more, with their special offers page and cottages for Spring.

For more inspiration, visit our Things To Do section which is packed with ideas for days out, and What's On, which features key events in Staffordshire all-year round.