Cottage in Colton with Garden, Whirlpool & Barbecue + Beautiful Views

The Hen House

1130 ft² Cottage

Overview

2 bedrooms
4 guests max.
Cottage
1130 ft²
2 bathrooms
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
Dishwasher
TV
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Grill
Hot tub
Heating
Fridge
Parking
Patio
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Detached
Bed linen

What's nearby

Outdoor

Garden
Rooms
1 bedroom
1 extra large bed
1 bedroom
2 single beds
Description

Rugeley 3.6 miles. Situated on the Staffrodshire Way footpath network, in the hamlet of Stockwell Heath, near Rugeley in Staffordshire, is this lovely detached barn, The Hen House. This property has off-road parking and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, and as you enter The Hen House you will find an open-plan living/kitchen/dining room, with a cosy woodburning stove in the sitting area, alongside a leather sofa and a wall-mounted TV with Freeview. Behind you is the kitchen area with dining table and seating for four, where you can enjoy meals together and make plans for the duration of your stay, while the farmhouse-style kitchen is well-equipped with all of the modern conveniences you could wish for and even displays original egg laying boxes and a fabulous wine cooler, so you can enjoy a celebratory toast to your wonderful holiday. The property has two bedrooms; a king-size double with en-suite shower room and a twin with zip/link that can also be made into a king-size double upon request, as well as a TV and ample storage space, while the wetroom style bathroom has a heated towel rail and means no queues for the bathroom in the mornings. There are doors at either end of the living area that lead onto the garden, which is enclosed by a pretty fence and has a large lawn and a patio area with furniture, a barbecue and a hot tub, ideal for making the most of the good weather, dining alfresco and ending the day with a luxurious dip in the tub. The surrounding countryside is a haven for walkers and cyclists, encompassing the captivating scenery of the Cannock Chase AONB, while the centre of Stockwell Heath is less than a mile away and features an attractive duck pond and nice gastro pub. Further afield, visit Shugborough Estate, a manor now owned by the National Trust, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's The Wolseley Centre, 26 acres of land that's free to visit and where you can see a variety of wildlife, Trentham Estate, just outside of Stoke-on-Trent, the family-friendly Alton Towers theme park, the city of Lichfield, with its rich history, Georgian museums and incredible three-spired Medieval cathedral and to venture further out of town, the train station is approximately two miles away, offering fast links to Birmingham. Note: This property is next door to Ref. 1006989, together they can sleep 6 guests.
A historic market town nestled next to the captivating scenery of the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rugeley can be found close by to the River Trent, making it a brilliant base for exploring the lands of Staffordshire. Once thriving for its iron workings and glass manufacturing, the town now stands as a well-built area popular with both locals and tourists. Within the town itself you will stumble across ample opportunities to indulge in delicious foods, from well-known pubs to independent restaurants, the town offers something for all tastes, and that doesn't just go for the food. Holding markets since the 13th century, Rugeley makes a wonderful spot to gather fresh produce and souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Cannock Chase is a must-see whilst in the area, with wonderful landscapes, history and wildlife, it offers a great area for the avid walker to the leisurely stroller. Within the forest itself you can find wonderful amenities such as the tree-top adventures of Go Ape, woodland trails, and ways to experience the scenes in a different way via segways. A short journey away (20 mins) is the Cathedral City of Lichfield, with plenty of history to explore whilst roaming the streets; the beautiful Victorian gardens of Beacon Park, the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, and the National Memorial Arboretum, just to name a few. Rugeley is a fantastic location for your tranquil trip, surrounded by beautiful lands with an abundance of activity nearby, it makes a brilliant spot for all the family to enjoy.

House rules
Pet-friendly
Host
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Sherracop Stockwell Heath

WS153LZ Rugeley, United Kingdom

5.0
Outstanding
‘Fantastic property in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside. The cottage is very well equipped and extremely cosy with underfloor heating throughout. Loads of space in the garden with plenty of seating and extensive views over the peaceful fields. Lovely place to sit out in the evening with a chilled glass of wine ! The highlight is of course the hot tub which was well used during our week's stay. Hayley, the host, was very helpful and met us on the first evening to explain all the controls for appliances etc. and give all details about how everything worked. Although cottage is right out in the country it's only s five minute drive from Rugeley which has all the shops, supermarkets, restaurants and pubs you need. Loads of visitor attractions within a half hours drive and we would highly recommend Shugborough Hall, Cannock Chase and especially the National Memorial Arboretum. Overall we had a fantastic week's holiday at the Hen House and would completely recommend this to anyone.’
Reviewed on 06/11/2021
5.0
Outstanding
‘What a delightful place to stay! We had a fantastic time and a very warm welcome from Roger and Sally. Fresh flowers, eggs, wine and super delicious lemon drizzle cake was such a lovely touch on arrival. The Hen House is so well equipped and truly is a home from home. Very warm, cosy, comfortable, spacious and clean. Thank you Roger and Sally for your hospitality and kindness! We will treasure memories of the Hen House and would love to be back one day!’
Reviewed on 16/02/2020
5.0
Outstanding
‘We took this rental purely and simply to avoid Bonfire week as our dog is terrified of fireworks. Being in such a rural location we figured we wouldnt hear many..which was successful to the max in that we didnt hear a single one! Oh joy! Roger the owner met us in the drive on arival, and as just one of our several chats I must say what a thoroughly decent and nice man he is! As is Sally, his wife, who joined us during our conversations. Its amazing what he has done with the whole farm never mind just the cottage..such a resourceful person and I so enjoyed our chats.... he always has time for you despite being very busy with his 32000 chickens and other livestock. A most personable couple...perfect for the would be cottage renter. I wondered whether being beside the barn buildings whether any farm noises would intrude? Nothing like! The windows are of superb glazing and very little noise of the outside is heard. You know when you very first walk in a place you know whether you will like it? Exactly. This one we walked in to a lovely clean and fresh odour..everything was bright, fresh and above all immaculately clean throughout. Of course, this is a new property and only been available since July- but I have confidence that the owners will maintain it in this same fashion and standard. The open kitchen/diner/lounge works beautifully. Comfortable, good tv, immaculate worktops and kitchen units- and it was fitted out extensively with utensils. We cooked all of our own meals-including a Sunday roast- and it fell short on nothing. Heating is perfectly functional (although Rog gave a few tips about boosting it up if we needed the water really hot...-useful) and we were cosy all the time. Its insulation must be amazing as even though we turned off the heater at night the whole cottage was still warm in the morning despite cold winds and rain. The shower..wow! HUGE space and torrential shower heads. Again spotlessly clean and new feeling. Beds were comfortable and the bedroom downstairs in particular is very very spacious indeed. Just a small word of caution..dont carry the suitcases upstairs without turning on the light at twilight as I did- the roof slope at the top is ideal for practising your head butting techniques! But ohhh the quiet and tranquility! priceless when you come from an urban area. I really did expect there to be much more of farming activity and noise but it was so quiet all the time. As it was at the end of a long privare lane you are so far from the road that you cannot hear any traffic noise at all...how wonderful is that! And the views! Situated at the top of a hill meant that you had expansive views even as far as the Cotswolds There is nothing really that I would change about this cottage..it really did feel like home from home from minute one...we "settled in" to it immediately. The only problem I see is that once the word is out, this cottage will become so popular that it will be difficult to book soon! Which I hope isnt the case as for sure, we will want to revisit, if not during the summer then definitely for next years Bonfire week. Thanks Roger and Sally! You made what we thought was just going to be an "escape event" into a proper holiday and we arrived home feeling so refreshed after such a pleasant week away.’
Reviewed on 09/11/2018
5.0
Outstanding
‘The Hen House is a great, well equipped cottage. The downstairs bedroom and large walk in shower was ideal for my elderly parents who joined us. Bromyard (nearest village) has lovely shops, a bakers, butcher and pubs serving food. Highly recommend a stay here.’
Reviewed on 27/07/2018
Debbie L.
5.0
Outstanding
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