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The Old Smokehouse

Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 957685)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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28 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr White

    “Good place for a short break, great new Hot Tub, under cover so can use even in poor weather, friendly and helpful owners.”

    Nice pubs nearby.

    Nice pubs nearby.

    - Mr White, May 2021

The property

Situated on the outskirts of Rugeley in Staffordshire, is this delightful former smokehouse.

The Old Smokehouse has been converted into a one bedroom property with a lovely light decor and modern fittings, ideal for a couple's retreat.

Stepping through the front door, you enter into a small but well-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up some delicious meals or a hearty breakfast before starting your day.

Discover a small sitting room with a sofa bed available if you want to bring any small children, or simply use this as a quiet space to catch up on some reading.

Once the evening draws to a close, retire to the spacious double bedroom to get some much needed rest or to cosy up and enjoy the large TV and a Netflix package available.

Outside is a small enclosed garden with plenty of furniture to top up on that tan during the summer months, dine alfresco with the barbecue, or take a refreshing dip in the bubbling hot tub.

Resting on the outskirts of Rugeley, you are well-placed for accessing a number of nearby country trails for long walks and cycling opportunities.

This is the midlands premier destination for mountain biking, from relaxing family rides through picturesque valleys to the dedicated single-track of Follow the Dog and the Monkey Trail for enthusiasts.

Further to this the Forestry Commission are currently working on an entirely new cross country trail which will be designed specifically for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Discover The Birches Valley Forest Centre in Cannock Chase Forest, run by the Forestry Commission is the beginning of the Cannock Trail Centre which ranks in the top five trail centres in the UK and attracts thousands of riders from all over the UK.

The site is also popular for its adult and junior Go Ape as well as off-road segways, and cafés, perfect for people of all ages.

There are national events on a regular basis such as races and an annual music festival weekend, so make sure to see what's available ahead of time.

A little further afield is the stately home of Shugbourough Hall and Western Park, also a National Trust property.

The Chase also has a huge war cemetery which attracts visitors for all over the globe, not to forget the popular theme part of Alton towers, 24 miles away.

The Old Smokehouse is an excellent choice for couples seeking to explore everything this wonderful area of Staffordshire has to offer.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double with TV
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with sofa bed.
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, Smart TV with Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture, barbecue, fire pit and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles and pub 1.2 miles

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About the location


Handsacre 3.5 miles, Hill Ridware 4 miles, Lichfield 7.9 miles

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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