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  • 5 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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2 Customer Reviews

  • "What a great weekend break , so quiet and relaxing, just what we needed."

    The accommodation was spotless and the bed was very comfortable , the bedding and towels were lovely and smelt very clean and fresh- thank you

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Apr 2023

  • "My first time glamping, the Pods were of very high standard, clean."

    Daisy and Andrew the hosts were so friendly. I will definitely go again and again. I'm very fussy when it comes to accomodation by the way

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, single bed, truckle, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Dyson heater
  • Electric oven and two-ring hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, microwave, kettle, toaster
  • 28" Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars in site car park
  • Front garden with patio, furniture and barbecue, communal garden with communal dining space, large barbecue, and pizza oven
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: There is an on-site honesty shop which stocks local produce
  • Note: There is a 10pm noise curfew on site
  • Note: Any items removed from your pod must be returned to your pod when finished with
  • Please note: Minimum 3 night stays

The property

Elm is a fabulous studio-style glamping pod located within the lovely Walled Garden Pods site just outside of Rocester, Staffordshire.

Elm is a great option for couples or a family of five thanks to its convenient proximity to both the famous Alton Towers Theme Park and the breath-taking Peak District National Park.

The property has access to two off-road parking spaces in the car park, guests can purchase items from an honesty shop that sells homemade and locally sourced goods, there's a private garden out front with a picnic bench and barbecue that's perfect for alfresco dinners, and there's a wonderful communal dining area with plenty of seating, fairy lights, a barbecue, and a pizza oven.

The interior is bright and open, with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining table, and a Smart TV, ideal for catching up on your favourite shows after an adventure filled day.

There's a double bed, a single bed, and a truckle bed, all with Egyptian Cotton bedding, plus a sleek shower room where you can wash away the day’s adventures, complete with Egyptian Cotton towels.

Providing an unforgettable holiday in Staffordshire, choose Elm.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1119130, 1119550, 1119551, 1119552, together sleeping up to 25 guests.

The Walled Garden Pods

The Walled Garden Pods consists of five beautifully-appointed glamping pods resting on the outskirts of Rocester, Staffordshire. Set on a family-run site and within the secluded surroundings of a Georgian walled garden, this collection offers spacious accommodation with well-equipped kitchens, sleek shower rooms, sumptuous beds, Egyptian Cotton towels and bed linens, Smart TVs, private gardens with dining furniture and barbecues, access to a communal dining area which can seat 25, also with barbecue and pizza oven, and two off-road parking spaces in the on-site car park, making them a perfect base for families, friends and couples. Guests also have access to the on-site honesty shop, Ellie, and Poppy’s Shed, which stocks locally sourced and homemade preserves. The pods' surroundings enjoy a fantastic location amongst the rolling Staffordshire countryside, with easy access to Derbyshire and the breath-taking surroundings of the Peak District National Park. Rocester provides all the local amenities you could need for a memorable self-catered stay, including The Red Lion pub for when you don’t fancy cooking, a takeaway, and a well-stocked convenience store. For more high-quality pubs nearby, check out The Crown Inn at Marston Montgomery and the popular Duncombe Arms in Ellastone, or for fresh produce and hearty breakfasts, head to the award-winning Denstone Hall Farm Shop & Café which can be found just over a mile away. Continue onto the renowned Alton Towers, where you can enjoy a day of thrills and family fun on the wide variety of rides and rollercoasters, or for a more leisurely day out, head to Uttoxeter, where you can visit the attractions of Uttoxeter Racecourse, Redfern’s Cottage, and the excellent Uttoxeter Golf Club. Further afield, you can venture into the Peak District National Park, where you can enjoy hikes and bike rides, explore fascinating caves, and high peaks with exceptional views. An escape to Staffordshire doesn’t get much better than with a stay at The Walled Garden Pods.

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

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About the location


Alton Towers 5 miles; Uttoxeter 5 miles; Ashbourne 10 miles.

A pretty little village, Rocester lies on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border, located on a triangle of land between the River Churnet and River Dove. The site of a Roman fort exists today and the village was also mentioned in the Domesday Book. Rocester is home to the famous JCB factory, and the company has landscaped the surrounding area to provide some wonderful walks with some interesting sculptures around the site and the nearby parkland. Most significant of these is The Fossor, which is made entirely of digger parts and is a powerful representation of JCB. Rocester is halfway along the Staffordshire Way which runs the length of Staffordshire and is also at the start of the Limestone Way which goes to Matlock. Close to Rocester is the lovely market town of Ashbourne, and just a short drive away is Alton Towers, with fun for all the family. Explore either the Staffordshire or Derbyshire part of the Peak District National Park with historic houses, market towns, moorland, rolling hills and valleys, all easily accessible from Rocester.

Please note: Minimum 3 night stays

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas