in & around Staffordshire

The cottages are perfectly placed to explore an area packed with world class attractions and things to do. Load up on thrills with two theme parks nearby, Alton Towers Resort and Drayton Manor. Get into fantastic outdoor adventure in the stunning countryside of crags, limestone dales and forest tracks. Admire famous ceramics and visit the amazing pottery factory shops in the ‘world capital of ceramics’, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Explore captivating haunted castles and atmospheric museums or visit some of Britain’s most magnificent stately homes and blooming great gardens. Relax with a picnic beside miles of peaceful canals, then find your way to the magnificent medieval Lichfield Cathedral and the incredible Anglo-Saxon gold, the Staffordshire Hoard. Now add the fascinating towns and villages, bustling street markets, and the UK’s only Monkey Forest at The Trentham Estate to the list of places to visit in Staffordshire, and you’re guaranteed a fantastic time. At the end of a fun filled day, and you don’t want to cook, there is a pub and restaurant 200 yards from the cottage.

We are also on the edge of one of the UK’s national treasures the Peak District; perfect walks, historical towns, and plenty to see and do.



Endon and local area

For a fantastic short break, family holiday or celebration we are ideally located in Endon, Staffordshire.  

Endon is a quiet village conveniently located in the heart of Staffordshire between the historic market town of Leek and Stoke-on-Trent; the home of British ceramics.

Seeped in tradition Endon Village holds an annual ‘Well Dressing Festival’ every May where the large fountain well (located just past Rose Cottage at the junction with Gratton Lane) is beautifully decorated with flowers and the local community holds a small fete in the fields opposite the cottages.  Well Dressing is a delightful Peak District custom with many villages taking part with decorations and celebrations during May,  you can find out more about the tradition on the ‘Visit Peak District’ website. 

Within a short walk of the cottage you can find The Black Horse pub/restaurant which serves a great selection of food (including vegan options) and has live music every Saturday.  Next to the pub is a BP garage with a small shop selling a selection of essential items (including coal for the BBQ).  

The centre of Endon is just a few minutes away by car and has a larger village shop and other useful facilities including a hairdresser and pharmacy along with additional eateries  The Railway Cafe and The Plough (Toby Carvery).  Slightly further on in Stockton Brook you can find Ego, a cocktail bar/restaurant with live entertainment, and Greenway Hall Golf Centre which has an attractive golf course, great food and a driving range so you can practice your swing.

Stoke-on-Trent is the nearest city with many bars, restaurants, theatres and music venues.  It also has a large shopping centre and cinema complex located in Hanley.  In the opposite direction is Leek which has a thriving antique market every Saturday and a selection of charming independent shops.

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