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Off Puddle Hill

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Hixon near Stafford, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was lovely and homely however few pointers."

    The front door doesn't have a handle and is very very stiff to the point it could not be opened from inside and had to climb out the window a few times to open the door. Oven kept burning all the food no matter what setting it was on the bottom of the food was always burnt. The 1 TV that was provided did not work at all. Bin in bathroom had not been emptied upon arrival. Was also lots of dust around the borders of the rooms as if they hadn't been hoovered properly for a while.

    Reviewed by Kerry2.8Dec 2023

  • "Off Puddle Hill is a spacious house in a very pleasant and quiet residential area."

    There is easy parking and good Wifi. Good hot water supply and well equipped kitchen. Basic welcome pack provided. We have to agree with the comments of other recent guests that the property is in need of some attention. We were unable to get the lounge fire to work at all and the central heating controls were a mystery to us - it was on for an hour at 4 pm then from 12 midnight until 2 am! The heating pipes were very noisy and woke us up. The floor boards creak and the doors are squeaky, you can not walk anywhere upstairs quietly. Some lights don't work, the wallpaper is peeling in places and the garden needs a good tidy. The TV remote is held together with sellotape. One bedroom window looked very frail and we didn't dare open it. The guest information and the tourist info leaflets are years out of date. These issues didn't hugely affect our stay but this could be a really lovely place if the decor and furnishings were updated and the maintenance issues addressed.

    Reviewed by Jane2.8Apr 2023

  • "Not up to Sykes standard I'm afraid, Fridge had mildew food in it, baking tray in Oven was rusty, there was no light buld in front bedroom, remote control was sellotape together and didn't work had to turn TV on manually, there was creaking floor boards and doors every where, it could be a nice place with a bit of attention and care."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.1Apr 2023

  • "It’s fair to say that this was a 3star property."

    A pleasant enough stay for the price, but it needs a good clean and some decorating/upgrading to increase overall satisfaction.

    Reviewed by Steve2.5Apr 2023

  • "We rented this home for the weekend so that we could go to the theme parks including Drayton Manor and Alton towers, the location is central to both and in a nice quiet cul-de-sac."

    there was plenty parking and very easy to find. The accommodation was good with all the facilities as though it was home from home. we would definitely recommend to anyone looking for accommodation near Alton Towers.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have already shared with the owner."

    We are used to three bathrooms and for 7, two bathrooms was limited but we made it work. Dining table for 7 maybe 8 top sit down for breakfast and dinner. Lovely views from bedrooms: nearby Chinese takeaway a dream; convenient for facilities in Stafford, Stone and Stoke including supermarkets if you are self catering? In winter time, misty/ cloudy mornings and there are walks nearby but we didnt try them. Quiet neighbourhood with Chartley Castle a walk away but fence climbing a little hard work.

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2021

  • "Nice house, good base for the area."

    Only thing that let it down was the garden which was very over grown and didn’t have the view of the field/horses it advertised. The picture shows a 4ft hedge to look over but it has grown to over 8ft in brambles, and garden grass not cut etc. Not a real problem, just disappointing. The rest was all as advertised and the owner very nice & friendly, even left us tea, coffee & bread for when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely quiet place, had a lovely relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Melanie3.8Aug 2021

  • "This house was a great location for our needs."

    A very comfortable stay with lovely views to the back.It is a bit dated and doors upstairs could be replaced and one of the back upstairs windows opens and closes with great difficulty.Kitchen had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Bridie3.8Jun 2021

  • "The house was generously decorated for Christmas, including a set of Christmas dvds, box of chocolates and a bottle of wine."

    It was a pleasure to arrive and find tea and milk. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped, including, to our surprise, a hostess trolley which proved very useful on Christmas Day. We appreciated the large store of mugs, plates and bowls which meant we were not forever washing up. The garden was lovely. I especially liked the wild patch at the end out of which a variety of birds appeared.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2019

  • "Really good place for few days, suited our needs perfectly."

    Shame weather wasn’t so great as garden looked amazing and well kitted out

    Reviewed by Zach5.0Jun 2019

  • "We've been to this house before and had left a note regarding a leak and were pleased that it had been fixed."

    The rest of the accommodation was as lovely as we had experienced previously and made our stay to visit family nearly effortless. The neighborhood remains lovely as well. It couldn't have gone better!

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Mar 2019

  • "Second time we have visited this house ."

    Really lovely and a home from home feel :)

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2018

  • "The house at hixon was convenient for the Stafford show ground, was clean, ..."

    The house at hixon was convenient for the Stafford show ground, was clean, spacious, and comfortable, and very well equipt for our short stay, we will be back

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2018

  • "Great house, location and facilities but very disappointed that we were woken everymonring at 7:10 by the building work going on next door, we are unable to sit out in the garden due to the noice and all th dust from the drilling."

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Aug 2018

  • "Brilliant house in a beautiful location."

    We had 6 adults and 1 child and all fitted in with plenty of space. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful location and views."

    Well equipped, more than enough plates, cups, glasses etc. Lovely bed linen and towels. Great value for money. Also a great Chinese in the village! Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great location, very well equipped, cosy 'home from home'."

    Reviewed by Terry & James5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great location for visiting a multitude of places to visit no matter what your interests."

    From outdoor, fun park, Cadbury world, country walks, premium shopping to specialist hobby interests for supplies and ideas. ideal base if needing a place to stay for a wedding. Very well equipped house, truly a 'Home from Home'

    Reviewed by Terry & James5.0Feb 2018

  • "This property was extremely well equipped and is in a great location for exploring the area."

    Small thoughtful touches by the owner made it like a home from home.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Feb 2018

  • "The owner was extremely approachable and helpful."

    We booked 5 nights over Xmas & he decorated the house with a tree,lights on the staircase and Xmas covers for all the beds. Lots of extra touches which made our holiday very xmasy!

    Reviewed by A4.8Dec 2017

  • "House needs handrail on stairs for older visitors."

    Newel post on top of stairs is loose. No lock on bathroom door.

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Jul 2017

  • "A perfect property for a family, even with young children."

    Great base to explore Staffordshire and the village of Hixon has a shop, and two takeaways! Would highly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Apr 2017

  • "All beds very comfortable and there is plenty of room throughout the house and ..."

    All beds very comfortable and there is plenty of room throughout the house and owner left us fresh bread milk and biscuits which was very kind of them

    Reviewed by Dean4.2Nov 2016

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

A spacious family property, on a quiet residential estate in the little Staffordshire village of Hixon.

Ideal as a touring base for discovering the Staffordshire countryside and the southern Peak District, this modern home is suitable for a family holiday in the north Midlands.

You enter into the sitting room with a brick fireplace housing a gas fire, and then through an archway into the dining room which boasts French doors to make the most of the garden views and farmland beyond.

The kitchen is very well equipped, and offers access through to the pretty little back garden.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, one of which boasts an en-suite shower room and a family bathroom.

The rear garden looks out over fields, giving you the privacy that you need to relax with a morning cup of coffee as you plan the day’s events.

Hixon is home to a shop and local pub which is just five minutes’ walk away, or for a wider range of amenities, the large town of Stafford is just a few minutes’ drive.

The local area is full of interesting places to visit; the Trent and Mersey Canal runs through the village, whilst just a couple of miles away is the Blithfield Reservoir with a wide selection of walks, a great place for a spot of birdwatching.

The Potteries are just north of Hixon, whilst Uttoxeter features horseracing throughout the year and Alton Towers is a half hour’s drive, ensuring kids of all ages will have a fabulous day’s thrillseeking.

This is a great house to enjoy the Staffordshire countryside, offering a varied holiday throughout the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

HIXON

Stafford 8 miles; Uttoxeter 9 miles.

The pretty little village of Hixon is situated in beautiful rural Staffordshire, on the edge of the Trent and Mersey Canal and close to the bustling towns of Stafford and Uttoxeter. Hixon has a couple of delightful pubs and numerous walks to discover and is ideally situated to explore the mill heritage which is prevalent throughout this area. The mills are full of history, with links to the famous pottery industry close by. A short drive away is Uttoxeter which has a huge array of shops and restaurants to enjoy, don’t forget to visit the racecourse too if you fancy a flutter. Nearby is the Churnet Valley Railway, originally opened in 1849 and now an attraction for steam enthusiasts and families alike! The Potteries Museum, located in Stoke-on-Trent city centre, offers an opportunity to find out about the history of the area and see a world famous collection of locally produced pottery. The historic Wedgwood Ceramic collection is located at the Wedgwood factory in Barlaston, only three miles away. Nearby Leek is surrounded by lovely moorland countryside, and Alton Towers is easily accessible. Add into the mix the many cycle routes, walking and cycling on Cannock Chase, rock climbing opportunities on the Roaches, and the wealth of historic houses, and visitors will be returning again and again.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas