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Buttercross Cottage

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Abbots Bromley, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Wow. What a little gem."

    A warm cosy cottage. It was very clean and well equipped. The well stocked welcome basket was great. Beds were comfortable and had lovey bedding. Very dog friendly. There is a small courtyard where you can let them out and if there is no one in the cafe’s outside area (which is enclosed ) they can have a mooch in there. Hazel was there to welcome us and if you needed anything you could ask in the cafe. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Nov 2023

  • "Perfectly located cozy little cottage."

    One of the cleanest and tidiest cottages we’ve stayed at through Sykes. Great base to visit Lichfield,Burton-on-Trent Tamworth and Uttoxeter. With lots of lovely walks in the area. Would recommend both the Antler cafe and The Crown for food. The only downside to the cottage I would say that if 4 people are staying in the cottage there realistically is only 1 bathroom(other listed bathroom is a downstairs toilet) which is accessed through the main bathroom….but everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.1Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Kitchen was brilliantly equipped. Cosy lounge, huge bed. Fell in love with the village and everyone that we met was so friendly.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great central location."

    Excellent venues to eat out with the The Crown pub next door and the Antlers coffee house which serves excellent meal.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Oct 2023

  • "Hazel was an excellent host and great place/village,"

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is a real home from home."

    Has everything you need and more. The extra little touches like the welcome basket, prosecco,tissues,dog blankets, dog treats etc made it even more special. We wanted a relaxing weekend and we had exactly that in comfort. Information was provided about walks,food,local attractions and so much more. Would definitely recommend!!! Also being met by the host Hazel was so welcoming. She was so lovely. Thank you so much for helping to make our weekend

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very clean and well equipped holiday home in an underrated and beautiful part of the UK"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice cosy cottage in the heart of a beautiful Staffordshire village."

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely short stay here."

    The cottage is quirky, well-equipped, and very conveniently located for dog walks and village amenities. For 2 adults and 2 dogs there was plenty of space but might have been a bit tight with 4 adults, which was the plan when we booked; also the bathroom being en-suite to one of the bedrooms would have been a bit inconvenient. We enjoyed exploring Abbots Bromley and the surrounding area, all new to us.

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great welcome hamper, best equipped cottage we have stopped in, Hazel has thought of everything, even dog bowls, blankets and treats for your furry friends, would definitely recommend, thank you."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was perfect."

    We had an amazing (if short!) stay. Will definitely book it again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    It’s well located within a very friendly village. We did find that the shower enclosure was a bit snug, and the low beam in the main bedroom was a bit of a hazard, especially for night time trips to the loo! Otherwise the cottage is very comfortable and well equipped with plenty of storage. The enclosed courtyard was a pleasant area for al fresco dining. We had a lovely breakfast and cakes in Antlers Cafe. We’d definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a very pleasant 2 night stay at the cottage."

    The location was perfect as we were attending a family party. The cottage is characterful and quirky, the kitchen was very well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. The shower was a bit of a tight fit for some! Antlers cafe was fabulous for breakfast and the Crown great as the boys wanted to watch football! Abbots Bromley is an intriguing place with many historic buildings and is good for dog walks.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2023

  • "We liked Buttercross Cottage."

    We liked the location, the surroundings, the cafe on the the doorstep, the local pubs, the beer, the friendliness of the people in the pubs. On the downside. we did not have sufficient time to visit all the amazing amenities that the area has to offer. Shugborough is awesome ! Lichfield is quirky but the village of Abbots Cross has to be one of the most relaxing places we've ever encountered. When you find a gem, you don't want to share it. Country lane walking is for us, we love it, but we had to go home. We have stayed at several Sykes Cottages and this is the only place we wished we could stay for longer. Oh ! - Bliss ! Please don't go there, we want it all to ourselves !

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time here."

    The cottage is lovely (the bed is extremely comfortable). The kitchen is well stocked and I had a great time baking. We enjoyed the lovely tapas from The Antlers next door which the lovely staff delivered to us. The village is lovely and has four great pubs - perfect for a mini pub crawl. Enjoyed Sunday lunch at The Crown and steak night at The Bagot Arms. Would highly recommend staying here. We hope to visit again some time.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and perfect for the short stay we were looking for."

    Very comfortable and clean, had everything we needed. Bonus with Antlers coffee shop 2 steps away. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Property well appointed, the low beams in the bedroom are challenging to say the least, also there are some sharp bits poking through the carpet as you go into the bathroom so wear shoes!"

    Sofas not very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Tanya4.1Mar 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage in a part of the country we had never explored before."

    A fabulous country kitchen with a range master oven. Very comfortable large double bed. Very much enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon. Recommend to anyone looking for a cottage break in the area. 5 star !!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very nice clean and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Very well furnished with lots of touches that make it feel like home. I would recommend it. Good information for places to eat. Antlers cafe is just in front of the cottage and the food is excellent, we've already booked to go back next year.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Feb 2023

  • "Stayed for a week mid February."

    Fabulous cottage, very clean and well equipped without feeling cluttered. Lovely welcome basket on arrival and the owner was very quick to respond when we text a question. Perfectly situated behind Antlers cafe, with parking and a secure courtyard. Safe for our dog who loved the local walks and tge local pubs. We ate at Antlers several times, lovely breakfasts sandwiches and cakes. Please don't judge us but we frequented the pubs most evenings too. All very welcoming particularly if you go in with a dog. The Bagot Arms, The Coach and Horse and The Cown all did fabulous food. Can't think of anything we would improve, just be mindful of the beams upstairs. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Buttercross Cottage."

    Very comfortable and clean throughout. The welcome basket was a lovely treat too! Lots of choices to eat out in the village should you prefer not to cook in. Lovely friendly community in Abbots Bromley with good walks close to property. We had given the property a score of 8 but would have been a 10! The only reason being, if there are four adults staying … the main bathroom leads off the double room which made it a little awkward for those sleeping in the twin. However there was a toilet downstairs which became very useful. Nice little courtyard & cafe adjacent to the cottage. Was very quiet during our stay so no noise levels but may change a little if weather was warmer. The cottage had a small fenced off area outside with table and chairs but too cold for us to use this time. Would highly recommend and look forward to returning soon!

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2023

  • "I am waiting for a reply as I e mailed during our stay but briefly Shower ..."

    I am waiting for a reply as I e mailed during our stay but briefly Shower unusable Toilet broken String smell of dog urine Terrible smell from fridge Dirty crockery in cupboard Floors filthy Bare wires on vac could not use Overflowing commercial bins to squeeze past Poor value

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry you felt the cottage fell short of your expectations. When I greeted you on check in I did reiterate should you have any queries or problems to let me know regardless of time or day A previous guest did mention about the upstairs toilet not flushing well so we had someone come out and repair it and when I flushed it after the repair visit it worked well. I cannot find any issues with the shower it works perfectly well and there is a shower head also attached to the bath. The floors were hoovered and mopped prior to your arrival plus the carpets had been professionally cleaned 2 weeks prior. I try to check all crockery/ pans etc after each stay and I did not spot any offending items. The neighbouring cafe place their bins on the outside of the courtyards alongside the parking area. Your vehicle was a large transporter van so larger than most visiting cars so depending on how you parked you may have been closer to the bins than mort visitors. I could not smell anything from the fridge. I could smell dogs after your departure throughout the house as you had 3 big dogs all over the property whilst the weather conditions outside were very wet & muddy . Perhaps that is the smell you are referring too? If you had contacted myself directly as I said I would have been more than happy to come and resolve any queries. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise1.9Dec 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage, beautifully decorated, and generally very comfortable."

    The owner was there to greet and show us around on arrival, which was a nice personal touch, along with the welcome basket. The little courtyard outside the living room felt secluded and private, though the December weather didn’t lend itself to sitting outside! It was perfect for my two dogs, surrounded by high fences and a gate with a bolt separating it from the main courtyard of the next door Antlers Coffee Shop. I saw a previous reviewer mention that the security of the private patio had been insufficient for their dogs, but this has been addressed fully and it’s now completely safe, even for my Houdini of a terrier! The main courtyard is currently undergoing refurbishment and looks like it will be lovely when complete. The owner apologised for the “building site” but it was no bother at all. The kitchen is large, clean, and extremely well-equipped, with a lovely range cooker, plenty of fridge/freezer space, and a washing machine, which would be great to have on a longer break. We did find one wok that someone had evidently stuffed back in the cupboard under other items without washing it, but it was clear that a lot of thought had gone into the kitchen and ensuring that guests have everything they could possibly need, and then some. The living room is snug and homely, with two comfy sofas. There is a downstairs loo which was very clean and nicely decorated. Upstairs, the two bedrooms are beautifully decorated, and the bed in the main room is huge and comfortable, and again there were thoughtful touches like the individual toiletries and bottles of mineral water, which gave the place the feel of a boutique hotel. The en-suite bathroom is very nice, with a good shower along with a deep bath. There is clearly a knack to flushing the loo, which took some time to figure out. The only thing the photos don’t make clear is quite how low the ceilings are upstairs, particularly the cross beam in the main bedroom. At 5’11” and 6’4”, this made late night trips to the bathroom a bit of a perilous quest! It didn’t hamper our enjoyment at all but is something to consider when booking, as is the fact that the bathroom is at the far end of the main bedroom, so anyone staying in the second bedroom would have to go right through the main room to get to it. Overall, this is a great little cottage in an excellent location, that I would not hesitate to recommend. Also recommended is Antlers Cafe, which will deliver an excellent full English breakfast straight to the kitchen table! Thank you very much, Hazel and family, for a wonderful weekend break.

    Thank you for the feedback. Tricky Loo handle fixed and Wok has been replaced by one that fits in the dishwasher Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Dec 2022

  • "A lovely property, very well equipped, in a nice village."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very clean, towels smell so fresh and the best equipped Sykes cottage we have stayed in."

    Welcome basket and toiletries were a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Nov 2022

  • "Buttercross Cottage is very comfortable, with everything provided for a self-catering stay."

    The owner welcomed me personally when I arrived. She had made up a welcome basket. The supersized bed in the main bedroom would sleep a family! The bedding and towels were very good quality, as were the pillows. It's a lovely area for walkers and local walks are in the welcome book. Unfortunately the small courtyard is not suitable for dogs - my dogs are less than 12 inches tall and could jump the small wall, straight into a cafe grounds and then under the gate into the road. It was stressful for the many walkers and cyclists who use the cafe garden and for me. Such a pity because I would have loved to visit the area again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now erected a fence which prevents even the most athletic dogs jumping over the wall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Candice4.1Oct 2022

  • "Buttercross Cottage was the perfect holiday cottage."

    We received a very friendly welcome from the owner, the cottage was very clean, warm, comfortable and very well equipped. The bed was very comfy with cosy bedding and we were provided with lots of fluffy towels. We appreciated and enjoyed the welcome basket of goodies and Prosecco. We loved our stay at the cottage and Abbots Bromley was a perfect base for sightseeing. We very much enjoyed delicious cooked breakfasts just metres from our front door, in friendly Antlers cafe. I cannot praise this holiday property enough. It was wonderful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2022

  • "Welcomed by the owner, although we were two hours later than expected."

    Loved the property, and how close to the pub The Crown, and other pubs the property was. Beds were extremely comfortable, and how extremely well the kitchen was equipped, although I did have to be ingenious and use the shot glasses, as I couldn’t find any egg cups. We would revisit, but would understand if visitors could be put off by the sharing of the outside courtyard with the neighbouring cafe. It didn’t bother us, nor spoil our stay in anyway.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great stay in cosy cottage next to cafe for regular pick me up and near Crown."

    Host extremely responsive and welcoming. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kieron5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Buttercross Cottage."

    The owner seems to have thought of everything that we could have needed. It was great that we could bring our dogs on holiday with us. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The accommodation exceeded our expectations. There is wonderful cafe adjoining the cottage were we frequently purchased wonderful cooked breakfasts to start the day. Look forward to staying here again soon.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "One of the best equipped cottages we’ve ever been to."

    Owner could not have been more helpful when asked. Ring next door to the coffee shop was certainly a bonus. Cottage was comfortable, especially the beds.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our six night stay at this lovely cottage."

    It is situated in the centre of Abbots Bromley which has a good choice of places to eat and some lovely walks around the village to burn off a few calories afterwards. Further afield, there are some wonderful places to explore and we particularly enjoyed Lichfield. We were made to feel very welcome and the key handovers were easy and well managed. The cottage was clean, well equipped and tastefully decorated and there were some thoughtful touches, not least the welcome hamper! The courtyard is sunny and sheltered and the cottage has a dedicated area with patio table and chairs. There were a few daytime occasions when coffee house customers were using the other part of the courtyard but we found them friendly and they were always respectful of our privacy. Thank you for providing such a comfortable, peaceful base for us to get to know this part of the country.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2022

  • "Firstly, this is a lovely cottage which is well equipped with everything you need."

    The bed is huge and very comfortable which was welcome after our long walks. Upon arrival we found out that the outside area is for the customers of the coffee shop next door and the area for us was a tiny courtyard within that, so offered no privacy at all. If that doesn't bother you then it wouldn't be an issue but it bothered us and totally confused our dogs. People came through our tiny outside area to access the coffee shop and other customers helped themselves to the outside furniture which should have been for our use. The weather was good so we'd been looking forward to sitting outside with our dogs after our walks but they kept barking at the coffee shop customers which was frustrating for everyone. The cottage really needs a deep clean. I had to wash pans before using them, the cooker had oil splatters all over it, the sinks were dirty with a layer of dust on top of the dirt which clearly showed they hadn't been cleaned prior to our visit! Work surfaces were sticky, the fridge was dirty, shower screen dirty, floor dirty - it really wasn't what we're used to or expected. We were woken up at 7.30am daily by the staff starting work in the coffee shop. We actually left 2 days early because we'd had enough and after paying hundreds for the week felt we'd been deprived of the relaxing break we'd been looking forward to. It's a shame because it has the potential to be a lovely place to stay if it was clean and the owner was transparent about the set up with the coffee shop and lack of privacy. We will definitely not be going back again.

    Thank you for your review, Buttercross Cottage is a lovely well equipped cottage and we are proud of what we have achieved since purchasing the property in January 2022. We opened our doors to Sykes guests in April 2022 and have had nearly back to back bookings since with guests leaving lovely reviews in our guest book and on Sykes website. I am sorry you felt the cottage fell short of your expectations and would like to address the points raised. I try to greet all our guests personally when I can and this was the case with yourselves. On meeting you I showed you the entrance to the property which is accessed via the Coffee House courtyard. I explained that the coffee house courtyard was only used between 9 am and 4pm and that out of these hours you were more than welcome to make use of the extra space on top of the outdoor area associated with Buttercross Cottage. I was on site the day the member of the public accidently used the side gate associated with the Buttercross. He was very apologetic towards yourselves and myself. I always ensure the gate is always locked from the Buttercross side. I was not made aware by yourselves that the Buttercross furniture has been used by the coffee house as its has its own furniture in its own courtyard and it is clearly separated by the wall and fence. I clean the cottage myself and have done from the start. All the equipment is brand new so it is easy to spot any that has been put away dirty. I disinfect and clean everywhere even if the previous guests have left it immaculate which the majority do. The coffee house is run by a family member. On check in I did reiterate should you have any queries or problems or indeed wish to order a takeaway delivered to the cottage they would be more than happy to help good or bad. I am sorry you felt the need to leave early without contacting myself or Sykes to let us know or discuss any concerns as I am sure they could have been rectified immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil2.8Jun 2022

  • "My partner and I stayed at Buttercross Cottage in June and what a find!"

    The cottage was clean, beautifully decorated, and had everything we needed and was full or character. A lovely welcome basket along with treats for the dogs was very thoughtfu. Abbots Bromley itself is picturesque, charming and a beautiful part of the UK. The residents could not of made us feel more welcome and suffice to say I’ve recommended the cottage and village to many people since our return!

    Thank you for a lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, so clean and comfortable with lovely thoughtful touches."

    Brilliant hosts, welcoming, helpful and super responsive. We had such a wonderful stay, thank you! Would highly recommend.

    Thank you Hannah for a lovely review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay at Buttercross Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    The hosts were really welcoming and prompt. The hamper was a lovely touch and was made to feel home from home.

    Thank you Laura. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Side courtyard with patio, gravelled area and furniture
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are sloped ceilings and beams in the bedrooms, please take care

The property

Buttercross Cottage is a lovely, semi-detached cottage brimming with character in the village of Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire.

With nearby amenities within walking distance of less than half a mile which include a coffee house and café, four pubs, an Indian restaurant and a local village shop, as well as off-road parking and a secure area for bikes, this cottage offers a family of four a beautiful base for a self-catering holiday with plenty to see and do.

Step inside to find a country-style kitchen with original quarry-tiled flooring, exposed brick, Belfast sink and an inglenook recess housing a fabulous range cooker; a picturesque setting to whip up your favourite home-cooked meals, with dining seating for four guests; there's also a handy cloakroom to quickly freshen up before dinner!

Retire to the sitting room to curl up on the sofa in front of the TV, with double doors leading out to the courtyard to let the outside in on sunny days.

The side courtyard is a pretty spot to enjoy the outdoors, with seating to dine alfresco and enjoy the stars.

Climb the stairs where more character awaits in two well-appointed bedrooms with sloped ceilings, exposed beams and cottage-style furnishings; watch the TV from under the sheets in the super king-size bedroom, with access to the family bathroom for a refreshing rinse in the walk-in shower.

The twin bedroom is just across the way; a pretty little room for two guests to hunker down.

Start the day with a stroll around the historic Abbots Bromley, known for its annual Horn Dance, there are plenty of local walks including the Staffordshire Way, sightseeing at Blithfield Reservoir with its sailing clubs and fishing spots.

The village is a quaint draw for visitors to the local area for various local attractions.

Cannock Chase AONB and Shugborough Estate with its beautiful gardens and walks.

Alton Towers, Go Ape, Cannock Trekking Centre, The National Arboretum, St George’s Park, Lichfield Cathedral, Uttoxeter Racecourse, and the local towns of Stafford, Burton, Uttoxeter and Rugeley are all within a short drive.

There's so much to see and do with a stay at Buttercross Cottage you will wish you could stay longer.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


  • Rugeley 6.3 miles
  • Stafford 13.5 miles

This charming village and civil parish is located in Staffordshire, just a few miles from Rugeley, and is well-placed for discovering the Cannock Chase AONB and the town of Stafford. Abbots Bromley has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a village hall, cricket field and children's playground. Close to the Blithfield Reservoir, you can enjoy scenic walks by the water, as well as at Brankley Pastures nature reserve, Fradley Pool and the ancient woodland of Needwood Forest, all within easy reach. Venture into the market town of Rugeley, your gateway to the Channock Chase AONB, to discover the National Trust's Shugborough Estate, the treetop adventures at Go Ape Channock and a multitude of stunning walking and cycling trails through forest parkland and elevated heaths.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas