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Acorn Lodge

(Ref. 1086364)

Milwich near Sandon, Staffordshire, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Acorn Lodge, and would highly recommend it."

    The Lodge was beautifully furnished and included everything you could need for a weekend away. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, along with relaxing in front of the wood burner. If you're after a peaceful weekend away, this is the perfect place! Jenkins the cat was a great addition, always happy to receive a fuss (and the occasional little treat), our children were quite sad to say good bye at the end of our stay! The only thing that could do with some attention is the access road, a few of the big holes could do with being filled in, but that's being picky.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2023

  • "Recently stayed at Acorn lodge, beautiful lodge with great views."

    Very well stocked and had everything we needed for the break. Owners were lovely . Kids enjoyed Jenkins the cat visiting. A home from home .

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2023

  • "Acorn Lodge was lovely and perfect for our weekend away."

    We arrived on the Friday when there had been rain and flooding, however the owner was helpful and responsive when asking for advice about how to get there. The hot tub did take a while to warm up, but once it was, it lovely. The owner was great, easily contactable and nearby to help if needed. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our holiday and the personal service was excellent"

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely and clean quiet cottage , very comfortable, helpful owner , would happily return again."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an absolutely amazing bank holiday weekend!"

    The location of Acorn Lodge in close proximity to the owner made sure any silly requests we had (and there were a couple, nothing to do with the lodge itself though!) were dealt with quickly. The owners are friendly and attentive and we had a good amount of communication with them and they are open to any feedback or recommendations, even whilst you are there. Acorn lodge itself made for the perfect holiday stay, we were welcomed by the very friendly Jenkins (cat) on arrival, the hot tub was great and once hot it really doesn’t take that long to reheat at all… in fact we overheated on a couple of occasions and had to call in for help

    Reviewed by Ailsa5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Aug 2023

  • "The lodge is absolutely perfect and exactly what we’d hoped for."

    It is set in beautiful countryside with a field of cows just over the fence which we loved to watch as we relaxed in the hot tub as the sun set. The hot tub is incredibly easy to use and is far superior to any other we’ve used before. The lodge is stunning. It feels really cosy and traditional but has all the modern appliances you need. Excellent showers and really comfortable beds. It’s incredibly private and peaceful but Jeff and Anna were always on hand if we needed anything and the welcome box of goodies was much appreciated. We’ve stayed in many Sykes cottages over the years and this was our favourite. (P.S We spotted a negative review on this website. The review we read is completely at odds with our experience. We recommend you ignore it).

    Wow!! Thank you so much Mark!! That’s made our day :))) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Could not use the hot tub as it was NOT tested daily and chemicals added."

    . Dining chairs were very rickety and on the point of breaking. Beds were atrocious. Bedding cheap nylon. Only 1 pillow each supplied. The lodge reeked of cigarette smoke when we arrived. The cupboard doors and drawers on the dresser were very poor quality and didn’t close or open easily. We left them open because they were in such a poor condition. This place was a disgrace.

    We are very disappointed to read this, and puzzled that you did not raise any of these concerns in the communications we had during your stay. We would have been more than happy to explain and reassure about any concerns you had. The hot tub is woodfired and before the arrival of new guests it is drained, thoroughly cleaned/disinfected and refilled with fresh mains water. The water is treated with a skin friendly, bacteria neutralising, active oxygen powder recommended to us by the hot tub supplier. It is not a legal requirement to PAT test appliances and given that the lodge is barely a year old, all appliances are new. All fire extinguishers are less than twelve months old. The building fully complies with building regulations; two sets of windows open fully/are fire escape windows, plus the main door, totalling three fire escapes. The dining chairs are wooden so may creak but are sturdy, good quality pine chairs. The mattresses are of medium hardness as it is difficult to cater for everyone’s personal preference. The bedding is supplied by Johnson’s laundry service who launder and iron the bedding which is made from high-quality cotton. The pillows are king-sized jumbo pillows which are super deep and very comfortable. We inspected the lodge prior to your arrival and did not detect any cigarette odour. It is smoke free property. The vintage dresser has wooden doors and drawers which open and close, in a normal fashion! We have poured our best efforts into both renovating and running Acorn Lodge to a high standard and are sorry you don’t feel you experienced that during your stay. Whilst everyone is entitled to an opinion, we find your comments both hurtful and unjustified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue1.6Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful lodge, welcome pack, toiletries etc amazing even provided kitchen washing up things - perfect."

    Host communication excellent. Very private relaxing place to unwind.

    That’s great to hear! Thank you Morag ☺️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have just got back from an amazing stay at Acorn Lodge."

    The lodge was so cozy and comfortable, and the views were absolutely breathtaking. I couldn't get enough of the beautiful scenery! My favorite part of the stay was relaxing in the hot tub and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. It was the perfect place to unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a quiet, scenic getaway!

    Hello Kiranjot, thank you for your kind feedback! We really appreciate it ☺️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kiranjot4.7Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, in a wonderfully peaceful location, yet only 20 minutes or so from Stone."

    We had the most relaxing weekend ever, and will definitely stay again. We loved the hot tub and Jenkins, the resident cat who kept us company for most of the weekend. My only suggestion (and sorry if these are provided already and I missed them) would be to have shatterproof cups and glasses to take outside whilst enjoying the hot tub.

    Hi Samantha, fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Great suggestion, we’ve purchased some shatterproof cups and wine glasses for outdoor use. Thank you :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Acorn lodge."

    Really clean, spacious, beautiful, peaceful location. The owners obviously put a lot of thought into the property providing quality furniture. The extra little touches, including infamous Jenkins, who welcomes you on arrival and checks on you throughout the day. This lovely feline “ friend” was never intrusive, but a gentle companion.. We will definitely return.

    Thanks so much Alison :) Jenkins does a top job of looking after our guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "Very clean, comfortable accommodation."

    Nice clean towels and bedding (with no bobbling on the bedding). Lovely location and so many places to visit. National Trust, Cannock Chase, canal, walking, gardens. Must admit have never been into history very much but the people we came across were extremely knowledgeable on the history of the places we visited. Dog free property which is a plus for me as I am allergic to animal hair.

    Hello Dawn, we appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your time in Staffordshire. There really is so much to see & do :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay."

    A beautifully appointed cottage in a very peaceful location - we hope to return in the future.

    Hello Allan, that’s great :) thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was fantastic, decorated well with a contemporary feel and all little touches throughout which gave it a luxury feel."

    Netflix and good Wi-Fi was a very welcome surprise for our teenagers! Information on the surrounding area was well thought out and I liked the touch of reading previous guest stays recommendations. Would definitely stay again

    Hi Kay! Thank you for your kind message. Hope to see you again soon :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely 3 night stay at this amazing property."

    If you want peace and quiet with lovely views this is the place to be. It has a well stocked kitchen although I feel it could do with a reshuffle as all the plates and cutlery are at the other end of the kitchen, no big deal but irritating. Bedrooms are lovely and a nice touch with the free Netflix. We took a walk to the Green man with was a really friendly little traditional pub. Hot tub was a nice addition we couldn’t get this hot on the first night but then contacted Jeff who advised so it was fine for the rest of the stay, I’m not sure if it’s possible but it would really help if it could be fired up before arrival as we definitely found it took around 4 hours to warm up. Overall a lovely stay in tranquil surroundings. Oh and not forgetting Jenkins who felt like our own pet cat

    Hi Claire, thanks for your comments. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Acorn Lodge :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Mar 2023

  • "This cottage was an amazing getaway and worth every penny."

    The hot tub was easy to use. Very spacious place and comfortable. Had everything we needed and the TVs in each Bedroom were a great touch! Thank you.

    Hi Shellja, wow! Fantastic, thanks so much :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shellja5.0Mar 2023

  • "I had an amazing stay at the Acorn Lodge."

    For my brother and partners birthday. It was perfect and they all loved it! It was a cosy and quiet location. The hosts had a folder with information for walks and instructions for the lodge. Hosts were very easy to contact if there was anything we needed help with.Dishwasher easy to use when cleaning up and lots of plates, bowls, cups and utensils available. The chairs at the table could do with some seat cushions (just a personal preference but not required) but other wise everything was perfect. The hot tube was great especially in the cold evenings it was still nice and hot! My brother even went in the hot tub when it was raining! That's how much he loved it. The lay out is amazing and the upstairs bedroom is beautiful.There is a cute cat that is usually around in the day and will come up to the window, which made everyone smile. I would definitely come again!

    Hello Ayesha, we are grateful for your feedback. Hope to see you again soon :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ayesha4.7Mar 2023

  • "We stayed at Acorn Lodge for 3 nights for a romantic and ultimate relaxation."

    .we definitely got this here! The lodge was the cleanest place I have ever stayed in and the welcome treats were a lovely added gift from the owner on arrival! The lodge had everything we needed, alongside beautiful views. It is definitely in an quiet location, about a 30 minute walk brought us to the Green Man which was a lovely traditional country pub, just definitely walk back while it is still light as this is the closest place! The closest supermarket was about a 20 minute drive, which was clearly noted in the information. Jenkins the cat was the sweetest little neighbour, coming to visit us none stop! I think the only addition we would have liked would be some curtains at the patio doors as late at night that privacy would be nice! Apart from this our stay was fantastic. Would also recommend Shugborough hall for a day out, and the Dog and Doublet for food! Thanks to Jeff for a lovely time.

    Hi Lauren, fantastic to hear such nice comments, and that you had a relaxing time. We really appreciate the feedback :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Feb 2023

  • "Back from a stay with 3 friends at Acorn lodge and it is perfect!"

    Set in a peaceful location with fabulous views over the fields. It was so nice waking up to the sound of nothing! The lodge is well equipped with everything you need, very comfy and furnished to a modern high standard. The welcome back was also greatly received. We had a walk to the local pub The Green Man (approx 35 mins away, recommend the slightly longer route (45 mins) off the more busy roads) which was very friendly (the locals also helped us sort a taxi back home in the evening) and served food in the evening. As others have said, the hot tub is a great bonus as was Jenkins

    Hi Rachel, thanks so much! We really appreciate the review. Great to hear you had a fab stay. Jenkins is turning into a bit of a celebrity! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2023

  • "A really lovely holiday cottage."

    So clean and in perfect condition, with everything you'd need for your stay. Comfy beds, a well equipped kitchen, wood burner with plenty of fuel, lots of room to relax and of course, the hot tub. Even thoughtful touches such as Netflix (with an account to use instead of having to try and log in yourself, which is always a pain) and a great welcome pack. The location is lovely (although be warned it is down a bumpy farm track!) on a proper working farm. My toddler was delighted with the cows and farm cat! Geoff was quick to respond to any queries we had and so helpful for the duration of our stay. We wouldn't hesitate to book here again, we had a wonderful time. Thank you Geoff and Anna!

    Hi Lindsay, wow! That’s fantastic to hear! Thanks so much for your review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Dec 2022

  • "Booked a 2 night stay just after Christmas."

    The Property was amazing, very clean, newly decorated and perfect location for some lovely walks. Loved the log burner and welcome bits, very nice touch by the owner. Didn't make use of the hot tub as it just rained the whole time but the owner set it all up for us and it looks amazing. I would most definitely book this property again. I can't fault anything. Thank you

    Hi Mohammed, really great to hear your comments. Thank you for taking the time, we really appreciate it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mohammed5.0Dec 2022

  • "Thanks for a great stay at Acorn Lodge, nothing was too much trouble for Jeff."

    We will definitely book again when in the area. 5 stars all around

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Dec 2022

  • "The only suggestion we would make is that it is made clear the hot tub is not ready for use when you arrive, it took 3hrs to warm up once we realised, therefore we did not get to use it until 8pm Friday night."

    Once we knew we were fine. We all had a fabulous weekend and would like to return again. Thank you!

    Hi, thanks very much for your feedback. We’ve spoken to Sykes and asked them to put a note on our property online to make people aware of the warm up time when booking. Which is, in our experience, 1.5 -2 hours. We feel the wood fired tubs are a far more climate conscious option than the electric alternative. Thanks again for your feedback. Hope to see you soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madelaine5.0Nov 2022

  • "Acorn lodge was an excellent place to stay, had been well thought out with the accommodation needs and layout of the property."

    Was well kitted out in the kitchen and had everything you may need. The bathrooms were nice and clean with the great need of underfloor heating and they also left nice little bathroom packs with toothbrush, sewing and beauty kits and also left small toiletries which were a nice luxury touch. We had a great weekend with the 2 kids in a luxury feeling property and the hot tub was a great addition which looked over the surrounding fields.

    Hi Danielle, thanks so much for your feedback and the time taken ☺️ We really appreciate it, it’s great to hear you had a nice stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Oct 2022

  • "A really lovely place, we would definitely stay again and recommend it to others"

    Thank you for your comments, that’s great to hear Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "The facilities were first class in this newly refurbished cottage."

    It was packed with character and charm and the peaceful surroundings were a real tonic. We could happily have settled in permanently.

    Apologies for the late reply. That really is fantastic to hear! We really appreciate it. Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a great time in Acorn lodge with great facilities and nice view."

    Kids really enjoy hot tub and cows.cottage is fully equipped everything u need. Quality and cleanliness to top level. Appreciate for all the arrangements made by owner.100% recommended this place.

    Apologies for the late reply. That’s very complementary :) we really appreciate your feedback, thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Damith5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay!"

    The accommodation was brilliant and to a really high standard with everything you could need. It was also in a really lovely, peaceful location with beautiful views. Loved the hot tub too - we’re already talking about when we can go back!

    That’s very kind! Hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "Property was great."

    A lovely visit and fantastic location. Hope we can visit again!

    Thank you for the feedback and the nice comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing place!"

    Everything was beautifully laid out and have recommended it to many people since being home

    That’s fantastic to hear! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Acorn Lodge."

    The property is nicely tucked away and private which allowed us to feel at one with the lovely views surrounding the cottage. It was nice looking at the cows each morning and getting regular visits from a few cats. The owner went out of their way to provide us with extra facilities for our young baby which was very much appreciated. The hot tub is a nice addition and makes for a great star watching opportunities in the evening. As a family of 5 we were able to get a long fine in the property, it's well positioned for local attractions like Alton Towers etc and so for us it made for good experience and a well needed break away.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had an amazing time at this property."

    The cottage was really well equipped and truly comfortable. We loved the vintage style of the decorations. With plenty of facilities, we were really happy to have Wi-Fi and Netflix provided at the property. To top up the experience, we also got to relax in a very spacious hot tub. The owners did a great job in making us feeling like home. Would definitely recommend and most likely go back sometime. Thank you!

    Thank you very much! Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stefania5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was amazing in a very nice location."

    The owners had thought of everything and we were very comfortable. The place was spotless and very spacious. We loved the privacy of the property. The surrounding areas were also really nice for walking or cycling. Also the We loved watching the cows and the cats who visited us in the back garden were very entertaining. Thank you for a lovely and super comfortable stay.

    Thank you! That’s lovely to hear. Glad you had a super stay and hopefully see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marjan5.0May 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip/link can be 2’6 twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric underfloor heating in bathrooms
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Garden with patio, furniture, and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.9 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: The hot tub may take around 2hours to get hot on use as is a log burner style amenity

The property

Sandon 3.9 miles.

Acorn Lodge in Milwich, Staffordshire is the perfect countryside getaway for a family or a couple, with a hot tub and countryside views stretching out in front of you, this barn conversion is the epitome of relaxing retreat.

You will love the open-plan living space, which features a kitchen with an oven hob and a handy dishwasher, giving you everything you need to cook a tasty meal with a quick clean-up.

From here, the dining area with seating four guests provides space to dine and plan your days out, and a sitting area with a Smart TV and a woodburning stove will give you a warming ambience and your entertainment for the evening.

The property features two exceptional king rooms and two sleek shower rooms to save any queues.

One bedroom rests on the ground floor with a zip and link feature, ideal for those with limited mobility or friends sharing, and the other on the first floor served by a sleek shower room.

The garden is where your group can truly relax and unwind, with mood-elevating features like hot tubs, outdoor seating, and beautiful views of the countryside.

When you don't feel like cooking, a short drive will take you to the nearby pub, The Green Man, for traditional pub grub, or can venture further for an excellent selection of restaurants dotted along the A51.

If you're looking for a charming English town to explore, Stafford is the perfect place; start your visit at Stafford Castle, a beautifully preserved medieval fortress, then head to Wildwood Park, where you can stroll through the woods and admire the pretty Astonfields Balancing lakes.

Don't miss the Doxey Marshes, a nature reserve teeming with birdlife, and be sure to visit The Ancient High House, the largest timber-framed house in England.

Cross over the county border for a day out in Derbyshire; head into the city of Derby, a great place for shopping where you can find an abundance of eateries to keep you fuelled.

Walkers and explorers may want to head into the stunning Peak District National Park for a day of hiking or cycling, followed by refreshments with spectacular views.

Whatever the weather, Acorn Lodge is a fantastic base in a beautiful area.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


  • Stafford 5.6 miles
  • Uttoxeter 11.4 miles

Nestled about 4.5 miles northeast of Stafford, is the small village and parish of Sandon, near the River Trent. The Dog and Doublet Inn is located in the heart of the village, a charming yet stylish gastro pub taking you back to a traditional style of hospitality, offering a warm and friendly ambiance. Enjoy an indulgent meal, pleasant drinks and a relaxing afternoon in a lovely location. Sandon Hall is the ancestral home of the Harrowby family and plays host to one of the country's most exclusive wedding and event venues, set in 400 acres of beautiful parkland. Events include; wedding open days, wine festivals, antiques valuation days and Christmas fairs. There are many walking routes varying in distance, for those who enjoy being outdoors, as well as little hamlets and surrounding villages to be explored. Stafford is the county town, which lies just south of the village, offering plenty to see and do for all ages. Points of interest include; Stafford Castle, an ancient Grade II listed building set to the west of the town, Ancient High House, one of the finest Tudor buildings in the country, and the National Trust's Shugborough Estate hosting events throughout the year. Uttoxeter is another market town worth a visit, if only for a day out at its wonderful racecourse. Home of the Midlands Grand National, it is one of the leading National Hunt tracks in the region, offering quality events set in 110 acres of Staffordshire countryside. You also have the Peak District within driving distance for further days out exploring a diverse area of moorland and mountainside, offering fabulous views and opportunities for pastimes. A dleightful location to base your next holiday!

Note: The hot tub may take around 2hours to get hot on use as is a log burner style amenity.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas