Clover Bank Barn

Fradswell near Uttoxeter, Peak District (Ref. 20226)

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Cottage features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A superb barn conversion cottage in the peaceful Staffordshire village of Fradswell. With an upside down design offering beautiful views across the countryside, this cottage in Staffordshire has many wonderful features, including oak floors throughout, vaulted ceilings and oak beams, making this a superb holiday home for a family or a small group of friends. There are three ground floor double bedrooms at this lovely Fradswell cottage, complemented by a luxurious family bathroom. The living accommodation at this Staffordshire cottage is all on the first floor with a well-equipped kitchen with oak fittings and a dining area, a small study and a spacious sitting room with a warming woodburning stove and a Juliet balcony, which offers magnificent views over the surrounding fields. Outside is a large split-level garden with a raised lawn, decked area, patio, superb hot tub and a charming summerhouse, which boasts double fronted doors, a seating area and TV, from where you can sit and relax with a good book, as the rest of the party plan the day's adventures, plus there is a large, oak south-facing balcony with seating, which offers lovely countryside views. Fradswell is a small community with a local church, while the small towns of Stone and Stafford are just a short drive away and have a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Uttoxeter is eight miles away and is well known for its racecourse, which holds horseracing on a regular basis throughout the year. The world renowned theme park of Alton Towers is just a half hour drive and provides magical days out for all the family. Perfect as a base for discovering the Staffordshire countryside, as well as the southern Peak District, this exceptional Fradswell cottage will live long in the memory.


Three ground floor double bedrooms. Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor basin and WC. First floor kitchen with dining area. First floor utility. First floor sitting room with woodburning stove and Juliet balcony. First floor study. Summerhouse.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Broadband by arrangement with owner
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own hot tub towels
  • Cot
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed split-level lawned garden with patio, furniture, BBQ, hot tub and furnished summerhouse
  • Decked balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: No hen/stag parties or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Best quality accommodation”
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    • “Wonderfully equipped accomodation, in quiet courtyard with parking. This property was the best accomodation we have had, very comfortable and equipped with everything you would need. The hot tub is magnificent to come back to after a day of walking. However the roads are not the best for a stroll as the lanes are very narrow and dangerous. Alton towers is nearb, so good accomodation all round.”

    Jambo1961, Edinburgh, June 2014

    • “Rural relaxing retreat”
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    • “Beautifully converted barn with most fixtures and fitting of high quality, kitchen is well equipped with everything you would need. It has a nice cozy home from home feel. Property is set within a court yard with off road parking and the property's garden is well maintained also has a Lovely summer house and hot tub which were an added bonus !! Only down side really were the roads to the property which were very narrow and a bit of a problem if you meet any oncoming traffic and are not really suitable to walk on especially with young children and also the nearest shop we could find was 15 - 20 mins away by car, so you do need to plan ahead !! We spent our week visiting various places including The Monkey Forrest, Drayton manor was a great day out our little boy loved Thomas land and didn't want to leave also we hire a canal boat for the day from Anglo. Welsh at near by great Haywood all of these places were within easy travel distance Drayton manor being the furthest away ( about 50 mins )”

    Claire N, Carlisle, United Kingdom, June 2015

    • “Lovely Cottage - Great Basecamp”
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    • “Stayed there as a family of 6, including 3 children under 6. First this is a great looking and well equipped property and we all enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are all great and the extensive DVD collection kept the children amused in the evening :) Be careful if you have toddlers as the upside-down setup will have its inheritant danger with the stair and there are no stair gates provided. The hot tub is great, and the the grounds are kept very nicely. It's a great base to explore the surrounding areas, including Alton Towers and the peak district. Fradswell itself is a very small village with no apparent amenities. This is not somewhere to stay without a car. Phone signal is very poor by the cottage, with both O2 and Vodafone having limited signal at best. EE provided better reception but was still hit and miss. The original listing stated WiFi was available and was a consideration in choosing the cottage originally. We did however receive an email saying it would no longer be available on our arrival. I would highly recommend that the owners look into re-instating this, even as a PAYG service. Overall I would recommend this lovely cottage and would happily stay here again.”

    GP1000, Reading, England, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “Fantastic House in an Beautiful setting”
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    • “Just back from a great weeks holiday in Staffordshire based in this beautiful well equipped house. Our only downside on the house was the inability to supply a highchair & travel cot but otherwise a great property. If you wanted to spend your days/evenings at the house relaxing the DVD collection alone would keep you occupied. We spent the week travelling around with our boys (6&1) going to Alton Towers, Monkey Forest, Cadburys World & Chester Zoo all within easy travel.”

    Catriona S, Aberdeen, July 2014

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    • “A beautiful and well equipped barn in a lovely peaceful rural location, but within easy driving distance of lots of attractions for family days out.”

    Mrs Todd, Sunderland, June 2015

    • “A very well equipped, beautiful barn, exactly what I wanted for a peaceful weekend with friends.”

    Miss Griffiths, Wolverhampton, May 2015

    • “A home from home with many extras not normally found in a holiday cottage. The hot tub is an added bonus.”

    Mrs Dawson, Hull, April 2015

    • “This cottage/barn conversion was absolutely beautiful. I would recommend going here to anyone, we will definitely be looking at going back again. A proper home from home with everything we needed present. The decoration and cleanliness was excellent, a complete wow factor was achieved on arrival.”

    Mr Yates, Nottingham, December 2014

    • “Lovely property, delightful furnishings and location. Great garden and helpful owner. Warm, cosy, spacious for family group, nice bathrooms, kitchen, wonderful sitting room. Will be back so see what it's like in summer!”

    Ms Jones, PETERBOROUGH, October 2014

    • “Brilliant converted barn in an excellent location. The house was really well furnished and clean and felt like a home from home! The hot tub was an excellent added extra and added to the fantastic experience!”

    Dr Roscoe, Liverpool, October 2014

    • “A lovely place to stay, we would definitely recommend to family and friends and would stay here again.”

    Mr Clark, Brechin, October 2014

    • “This was one of the best Sykes cottage we have stayed in to date and would definitely think about returning.”

    Mr Stead, Rochdale, September 2014

    • “Lovely property in a fantastic setting. Spent a week exploring the area with our boys (6&1) loads to do, weather was spot on as well.”

    Mr Stevenson, Westhill, July 2014

    • “Lovely peaceful location, outstanding accommodation and close to many attractions (Alton Towers, Trentham Monkey Forest, Dovedale National Trust Park).”

    Mr Causton, Norwich, July 2014

    • “Accommodation was perfect, best equipped property we have ever had. The garden was beautiful as was the hot tub and the sun house which was equipped with a lovely TV. Highest quality of furniture and equipment.”

    Mrs Archibald, Edinburgh, June 2014

    • “The location was superb. The use of the hot tub was a great asset and was used every evening after a long walk. Everything has been well thought out and there was everything you needed in the barn. A truly enjoyable weekend.”

    Mrs Banning, Nottingham, December 2013

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About the location


Stone 7 miles; Uttoxeter 7.5 miles; Stafford 8.5 miles.

Fradswell is a delightful village in the heart of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. Fradswell has a thriving community spirit with its own Community Bakehouse and Craft Shop open on a Friday morning for locally produced products, and a village hall with an extensive list of events. Just short drives from Fradswell are the towns of Stone, Stafford and Uttoxeter, each with a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Uttoxeter is home to a popular racecourse which has meetings throughout the year and the ever-popular Alton Towers theme park is just 14 miles away, plus other attractions in the area, include Amerton Farm, Shugborough Hall, Cannock Chase, Trentham Gardens, Wedgwood Centre and The Potteries Factory Shops.

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