In The Wild.

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A trio of lakeside cabins with outdoor baths, set in glorious Staffordshire countryside (each sleeps 2)

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Alfresco tub

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

EV charging

Parking

Walk to a pub

WiFi

Space & setting.

*Brand new*

Slowing the pace never looked so good. Metres from a private lake in a sun-dappled field are 3 cabins crafted from  oak trees grown in local woodland. They’re far enough apart to feel peaceful and private, yet close enough together to make for a brilliant friends’ getaway (dogs invited). Inside, kingsize beds are layered with Hungarian goose feather and down duvets, with colourful statement headboards upholstered by the owner (have one in mind? She takes commissions, too). Rain showers, colourful crockery crafted just down the road by Emma Bridgewater, and all-natural lavender and geranium-scented soaps, bath bubbles  — even dog shampoos —  add a touch of luxe, yet the overall feel is wonderfully relaxed.

Outside is just as special: read a book on the deck; stargaze with a glass of wine as logs crackle in the firepit; fill the outdoor tub and sink beneath the suds, watching the pinky hues of the early evening sky reflect on the water. For something just a tad more taxing, you can bring a paddleboard and drift across the lake, strip off for a wild swim or fly fish for trout. And if you can bear to drag yourself away for an afternoon, take a slow ramble along canals and bridle paths to the local pub.

Getting here: drive, or train to Stafford then taxi (25 mins)

Owner Staffordshire Cabins

“We wanted to share our farm with guests: the seasons, peace and clear starry nights, orchestrating moments and memories to be made with friends or loved ones.”
Owner, Pip

My Kip favourites

She loves
“Fly fishing on the lake and watching the birds swoop low over the water, or putting lunch in the oven and getting comfy in an armchair on rainy days.”

We love
The pocket-size kitchens — farmhouse sinks with traditional brass taps, cabinets in buttercup yellow and peacock blue, and such pretty crockery.

You may not love
The cabins are within close proximity, but designed to not overlook one another so they still feel private and peaceful. Children up to 2 years only – but the vibe is generally quiet.

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  • "What an idyllic place to hide away! The cabin is beautifully furnished with everything you need plus the added extras of slippers, marshmallows, drinking chocolate, tea etc and toiletries making you feel so welcome. The outside bath is so deep and wonderful to lay in watching the sunset and evening stars. Plenty of individual space and really private despite there being 3 cabins in total. Couldn’t believe the amount of wildlife we spotted with so many sightings of kingfishers. Your dog is made so welcome with dog treats, dog shampoo and a place to secure your long leash those wander off moments ! Lovely walks from the cabin along the canal. Thoroughly recommend this beautiful place for a romantic break or just the need to unwind. Thank you Pip and Bob."

    Dawn, Adrian and Bosun, September 2023

Sustainability.

Crafted from local oak and larch, with recycled plastic roof tiles. Many of the furnishings were bought at local salvage yards.

Surrounds.

  • Hawkstone Park Follies ©Hawkstone Park Follies
    Hawkstone Park Follies ©Hawkstone Park Follies
  • Hodnet Hall © Hodnet Hall
    Hodnet Hall © Hodnet Hall
  • Emma Bridgewater Factory © Emma Bridgewater
    Emma Bridgewater Factory © Emma Bridgewater
  • Hawkstone Park Follies
    Hawkstone Park Follies ©Hawkstone Park Follies
  • Wander along canals and bridle paths for a local ale at the dog-friendly Cock Inn in Woodseaves or The Junction Inn at Norbury.
  • Hodnet Hall is home to 60 acres of unforgettable gardens. Take a stroll, spotting green woodpeckers, toads and butterflies as you go. A map shows short and long walking routes; pop into the cafe for coffee and cake afterwards.
  • Linger over an incredible lunch at the Bear Inn in Hodnet. All fruit and veg is plucked from their walled garden, and beef is reared on their estate.
  • You can paint your own ceramics at Emma Bridgewater’s decorating studio in Stoke. Pick up some great deals in their seconds shop while you’re there.
  • The area’s quirkiest locals can be found at Knightley Alpaca Trekking. Book in advance for trekking, petting and feeding sessions.
  • Pip recommends Hawkstone Park Follies (35 mins’ drive). There’s 100 acres of woodland, cliffs, caves, bridges, towers and rhododendron jungles to get lost in – no wonder Brits have been visiting since the 1800s.

Specifics.

  • Three standalone cabins by a lake on a family farm
  • Herbie: bold design, with a blue kitchen and bathroom, and the red and blue floral headboard
  • Cecil: calming and neutral tones with a pale green kitchen and red striped headboard
  • Ernie: vibrant and warm with a yellow kitchen and yellow headboard
  • Each has:
    • Bedroom with kingsize bed
    • Bathroom with waterfall shower; slippers and eco-friendly toiletries
    • Well-equipped kitchen including oven, induction hob and fridge/freezer; basics provided
    • Books, board games and OS maps
    • Private outdoor bath
    • Outdoor firepit and BBQ equipment
  • Babies only (up to 2 years) – no cots etc provided
  • Up to 2 well-behaved dogs per cabin
  • The owners are available by phone
  • Good WiFi and phone signal
  • EV charging station
  • Drive to shops and pubs (10 mins), or walk 40 mins
  • Booking conditions: 2-night minimum stay on weekends; no check-ins on Sundays
  • Remember to pack: wellies, swimming costumes, fishing gear, paddleboard, dog towels, bed and bowl

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 8 weeks of stay.

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