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Malt House Farm

Rugeley near Lichfield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1000961)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Ann

    “Malt House Farm cottage is substantial and in a beautiful location.”

    Unfortunately on our arrival we found it had not been cleaned and was in a state of neglect. It is well equipped but it is in need of some TLC. The Kitchen and Master bedroom are well appointed and the dining room and lounge are cosy. The remainder of the property could do with an overhaul. That aside we had a great stay.

    Unfortunately on our arrival we found it had not been cleaned and was in a state of neglect. It is well equipped but it is in need of some TLC. The Kitchen and Master bedroom are well appointed and the dining room and lounge are cosy. The remainder of the property could do with an overhaul. That aside we had a great stay.

    - Ann, October 2021

The property

Rugeley 2.2 miles.

A superb Grade II listed detached farmhouse located in a conservation area in the popular village of Colton, Malt House Farm is a dramatic and delightful property offering beautiful exterior which compliments the land that surrounds it.

With a layout over three floors, the property offers ample opportunities to bring the whole family along for a tranquil trip in the countryside of Staffordshire.

The second oldest property in the village, Malt House Farm possesses a lot of character and charm, with wooden beams running throughout the house with matching décor, in contrast with some contemporary additions, it offers a perfect balance between tradition and modernity to give you a stay to remember.

Take a break in the kitchen before heading up the stairs to unpack your belongings in the dressing rooms.

With a large corner sofa amongst floor-to-ceiling windows, relax with a cup of tea and take in the natural landscapes as the children play in the garden behind.

In the mornings, stop at the breakfast bar for a caffeine boost before the action-packed day ahead, with a wide variety of contemporary appliances to whip up a traditional English breakfast, before heading into the village to explore your surroundings.

For an evening of relaxation, head to the sitting room with a good book and snuggle into the sofa amongst the open fire, with wooden beams and classic interior, this room highlights the character of the house as well as offering a tranquil spot to spend an hour or two.

The second floor of the property boasts a great spot for all the family, combining a family room and a playroom, allowing plenty of opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones.

In the summer months, the conservatory is a great sun trap, where you can relax and unwind in the early mornings before heading out for a day of exploration.

There is also a secure indoor boot & bike room available, perfect for storing your walking boots and bikes.

Head into the local village of Colton for a chance to explore the breath-taking scenery on your very own doorstep; head to the Flower Meadow, which is as pretty as it sounds, before heading back to The Greyhound Inn for an evening of live entertainment and a delicious dinner.

Colton is within close proximity of Rugeley town centre, with local amenities and train stations serving London, Birmingham and the North, it offers a brilliant base for those feeling a bit more adventurous and wanting an action-packed day out.

The town itself also offers its own wonderful amenities, with a variety of eateries and shops, and markets being held here since the 13th century, it’s a great place to visit for a day out filled with culture.

For the avid walker, the Cannock Chase AONB is the perfect place to explore magnificent scenery and wildlife, whether you visit by foot, bike, Segway, or even soar across the skies at Go Ape, there’s no better place to experience the natural wonders that Staffordshire has to offer.

Cannock Chase, where previous world championships have taken place, offers a range of mountain biking trials, making for a perfect trip out.

Or for some family thrills, take a trip to Alton Towers, hosting an array of fun-filled adventures from sky high rides to swirling water rides, or for the little ones, Thomas Land is sure to take you down memory lane while providing hours of fun for all.

In a fantastic location for discovering the historic cathedral city of Lichfield with its three spires and the picturesque village of Abbots Bromley boasting traditional pubs and accompanying Morris dancing, Malt House Farm is an exquisite property, offering a brilliant stay for all the party.


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with small TV and en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 2 x twin, 1 x second floor king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • Second floor playroom and family room with TV
  • Conservatory with TV
  • Indoor boot/bike room for walking boots/bikes.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven, combi microwave/oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, gravelled area, outdoor furniture and a BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 100 metres
  • Alton Towers theme park 20 miles away.

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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.

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