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Bellamour End Cottage

Rugeley, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1026411)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners."

    A lovely cottage from which to explore Cannock Chase and other attractions in Staffordshire. The animals at the farm are delightful to watch.

    Reviewed by YatesApr 2022

  • "This was our third stay at Bellamour and everything was spot on as usual."

    Mel and her family are always welcoming and on hand if any advice is required. We have family in the area and this is so much nicer than staying at a hotel, more homely and comfortable. A great spot to base a visit to the Midlands and Peak District.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Bellamour End Cottage was perfect for us and in the ideal location."

    The cottage had every amenity that we could wish for and was spotlessly clean throughout. Everything was extremely comfortable and we felt totally relaxed throughout our stay. On arrival we were made very welcome by Mel, who was the most friendly and obliging of hostesses. The welcome basket including fresh laid eggs, homemade marmalade and sourdough bread was the icing on the cake! We would have no hesitation in returning here again should the occasion arise. Thank you Mel for your most kind hospitality.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "Great Cottage in the perfect location."

    Everything in the cottage you would need for your stay. Cleanliness impecable. Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by NicholasJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and lovely owners!"

    Clean, homely and comfy, lots of books and games provided for entertainment. But of course, the big draw for our family of townies was collecting eggs from the chickens and feeding the very friendly sheep! The owners were very kind and helpful, telling us about walks we could do and some places of local interest, like the book exchange and excellent playground. Really enjoyed our weekend Chez Bellamour, the kids loved it and being in such a cosy place in the country was just the winter getaway we needed.

    Reviewed by RachelJan 2022

  • "What a beautiful stay at Bellamour."

    I honestly can’t recommend this cottage enough. There is nothing the cottage doesn’t have, it’s exceptionally comfortable and has such a relaxed atmosphere. We wished we could have stayed longer. Mel and her family were so lovely and where on hand if you needed anything. It was a really great start to our 2022 holidays. And we will definitely be returning. Don’t hesitate to book this cottage you won’t be disappointed. Thank you for a great stay, we will see you again very soon. Jen

    Reviewed by JenniferJan 2022

  • "We had a fabulous few days in this very well appointed cottage."

    Nothing was too much for the owners and we were made to feel very welcome. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, really comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    Beautiful location on the edge of Rugeley with a local pub and railway station within walking distance. Mel and her family are great, really helpful and kind. What’s not to enjoy in this lovely cottage, with owls hooting at night, free range eggs and chickens scratching outside. Plus Cannock Chase on the doorstep. PS for those of us who need a comfortable bed, these were very comfortable. One of the best cottages we’ve stayed in and we will be back.

    Reviewed by GaynorSep 2021

  • "The owners live on site and are delightful people."

    They left a fabulous welcome pack, and advised us of places to go, and best places to eat. A home away from home.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "An excellent cottage with great facilities that provides a superb base for exploring the area."

    Mel and her family are the epitome of customer service and are close by if any advice is needed or issues arise. This was our second stay at the property and we will certainly return.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Very clean and well-presented property."

    We were made to feel very welcome and received a personal email on booking. The children were delighted that the owner included them in tasks such as collecting eggs and they enjoyed the outdoor space too. Thank you! Thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2021

  • "The place is absolutely faultless."

    We stayed here with our 2 boys, they loved every minute. The chickens, the pond the trampoline, the huge amount of space to run around and play. Mel is fabulous, we loved her. She has the place perfectly kitted out, really clean, great sized property with book, games and everything you could possibly need. We loved it and we highly recommend it!!! We’ll definitely be returning :-)

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2021

  • "Excellent Hosts, We would highly recommend others, to make a booking, especially if you are looking for a very relaxing holiday."

    Perfect Location for visiting Lichfield Cathedral (must) and ideally if country walks is your perfect break

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "What a fantastic holiday cottage!"

    Exceeded all expectations. Mel is a wonderful host and made us feel extremely welcome. Lovely area to stay to see the myriad of attractions in the area.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic week away at Bellamour End Cottage."

    The property was beautiful and we could not have asked for better hosts. The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do and the facilities at the property ensured we had a comfortable rest each evening after a busy day. We are already planning our next trip!

    Reviewed by JodieJun 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Bellamour End Cottage."

    Mel and her family could not have been more welcoming. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location with amazing hosts.

    Reviewed by SineadMay 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, and so well-equipped."

    There was a lovely cosy feel, with the log burner already set for us, and beautifully decorated, comfortable bedrooms. The kitchen had everything you could need to cater for a family, and the information folder gave great recommendations for local eateries and takeaways so we didn’t always have to. There were even toys and tableware for the kids. Our host could not have been more welcoming - from the delicious home baked bread and farm produced eggs and honey left for us on our arrival, to letting our son feed the chickens and collect the eggs. This is the first time we have been on this type of holiday, and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by BeckyOct 2020

  • "We had a really lovely break at BellamourCottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and really relaxing. The owners were really friendly and helpful. Location was fantastic , we visited the National Memorial Arboretum, Cannock Chase, Lichfield Cathedral and Shugborough Hall. It was a wonderful break, we loved the chickens and turkeys and enjoyed cosy evenings with a wood fire. Absolutely perfect. Huge thanks to the the owners, Mel, George and family xx

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2020

  • "Well what can we say the pictures are goo but don't do it justice, what a beautiful place in beautiful settings the facilities were very clean and met all modern day family needs with very well equipped kitchen , bathroom and bedrooms in fact it was all brilliant, it really made our little girls "Best Birthday ever" Mel and George were on hand at our every need and the kids absolutely loved the trampoline and picking fresh eggs in a morning, an experienced to be cherished, I dare you to find anywhere better."

    .. Thumbs up from the Reeves...

    Reviewed by CraigOct 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Melanie and family really went the extra mile and made us feel very welcome with homemade goodies to arrive to. Cottage was wonderful. Cosy and well-kitted out and extra precautions were made because of COVID. Our little girls got to feed the chickens and play on the trampoline which was another bonus we weren't expecting. And the hens' eggs are delicious! Will definitely stay again when we are next in the area visiting.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2020

  • "What a beautiful place to stay for a week of full relaxation."

    The cottage itself was warm and welcoming with a lovely log fire in the front room to give it that country home feeling. Nothing was lacking on the appliance front,, Cooker, induction hob,dish washer, washing machine, air flow fridge freezer., coffee machine, kettle, toaster, microwave, TV in every room. Every room in the cottage was beautifully and tastefully decorated to a extremely high standard. The beds in the bedrooms are so so comfortable with memory foam mattress,, Our host's George and mel could not have been any more helpful and welcoming, On arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find a welcome present of a home made loaf

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2020

  • "I could rave about Bellamour cottage all day."

    In fact we joked about leaving a terrible review so they we could keep this little gem a secret from the wider world!! It's a perfect cottage in a beautiful location. Tastefully furnished with lots of extra touches to make our stay even more memorable. The log burner was set, ready to be lit, fresh milk in the fridge for a cuppa and other delicious treats were left for us, by Melanie the super friendly and helpful host. It's perfect for couples and families and there is plenty to do in the local area, even in lockdown. We cycled, walked and ate out, it was a well needed break from 'normal life'!! We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2020

  • "Beatifully turned out and well kept home from home family run cottage with wonderful grounds to relax in."

    We were made to feel very welcome on arrival and throughout our stay. Melanie is a wonderful host and full of information. Ideally located to explore Cannock Chase and surrounding attractions. Pub within walking distance (20 mins) serving great food and ales. We had a fabulous stay and would highly recommend Bellamour End Cottage. Looking forward to going back soon. Cheryl & Chris, East Yorkshire

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2020

  • "Excellent property with very good facilities, the owners were always on hand with advice and information which was very impressive as they were actually away on holiday themselves when we visited."

    Will definitely revisit as this cottage is an excellent base for us to visit family in the Midlands. Very clean and comfortable with great facilities, good WiFi and TV for the kids if the rain appears. A cosy cottage, the log burner is great if the temperature drops and the kitchen has everything you can think of for self catering. Bedrooms are well furnished with very comfortable beds, we slept very well indeed.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time especially the children who had the time of their lives."

    So much to do (animals, trampoline, toys, bike track etc etc. Melanie was a wonderful attentive host full of information. Cottage was so homely. Blessed with brilliant weather so so bbq was a perfect end to a great days outing (thomasland at Drayton manor). Thoroughly recommend and hope to get back soon!!

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2020

  • "We had a most enjoyable holiday at bellamour end cottage and would not be afraid to highly recommend it."

    Reviewed by RayAug 2020

  • "Our stay at Bellamour cottages was fabulous!"

    The cottage is beautifully decorated has everything you need and is definitely a home from home. We were welcomed with homemade bread, eggs laid by their chickens and honey from their bees which were all so lovely. The owners were amazing, they were all so welcoming and friendly and went above and beyond For us. We will definitely book to stay again and our children want to go back too as they too enjoyed their stay at the cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay here."

    The kids cried when we left as they loved it so much. Mel and her family make you feel so welcome and the cottage is absolutely beautiful. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2020

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Bellamour Cottage."

    The cottage was beautiful and really comfortable, with lots of lovely touches to make our stay perfect, including a box of toys which our four year old loved and fresh bread, eggs and honey on arrival. Our host Mel was really friendly and introduced us and the children to the chickens, ducklings and a very sociable turkey! There was loads to do in the surrounding area and the guest pack was really helpful in identifying days out and takeaways nearby. We really hope to stay at Bellamour again soon!

    Reviewed by RoseanneJul 2020

  • "Bellamour cottage is beautiful and well equipped with an amazing outdoor space to explore and enjoy."

    Mel and her family go above and beyond to make sure you feel welcome and that your stay is an enjoyable and special occasion. We loved every minute of our time at Bellamour cottage, especially meeting all the friendly animal residents. It’s the perfect ‘home from home’ and we can not wait to revisit again in future.

    Reviewed by RachaelJul 2020

  • "We (a three-generation family) had a most wonderful stay at Bellamour End Cottage last week."

    Given the difficult circumstances of the current uncertain times, we, understandably, had some concerns about travelling anywhere but we needed to have no worries - the minute we arrived Mel was there to greet us in person. What a great welcome - Mel's whole family were involved in the preparation - George baked the bread, Wren gathered the eggs from the free-range chickens and ducks, Ted provided the firewood and the bees provided the honey. By the time we left we felt part of this lovely family - including the grandparents! Mel is such a super lady and a super host. She strikes that difficult balance of ensuring we had everything we could possibly need throughout the visit and the recognition of letting us just get on with whatever we chose to do. The cottage is top notch - pristine, warm, welcoming and so well-equipped. Mel's attention to detail assured the most relaxing break, proving beyond doubt that a 'staycation' is the way to go! Having never visited this area before, there was little or no need to pre-research places to visit, eat etc. All Mel's files and recommendations had been updated with the latest Covid-19 information regarding openings, routines, deliveries for take-outs etc - thank you for recommending the local Chinese - first rate-cuisine was delivered fresh, on time and roasting hot!! Mel - your (and Wren's) kindness and patience with the children went above and beyond the norm - such a wonderful experience for them and fond memories to take home. I would unreservedly recommend Bellamour - it is what it says on the tin - a beloved place.

    Reviewed by EithneJul 2020

  • "Amazing experience."

    kids loved it!!!! the owners are so wonderful!

    Reviewed by GavJul 2020

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and separate WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, WiFi, Smart TV complete with Netflix, Now TV and Apple TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Gravelled area with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 1.9 miles, pub within 0.7 miles
  • Note: This property lies next door to the owner's home on their smallholding which includes sheep and chickens roaming freely on the lawn.

The property

Rugeley 2 miles.

Settled on a delightful small holding in the hamlet of Bellamour, just outside Rugeley in Staffordshire, is Bellamour End Cottage - a traditional semi-detached dwelling offering homely accommodation.

It enjoys a great location close to a variety of main transport links that make it easy to access a number of attractions and areas.

A quaint cream-painted exterior with jade-green painted windows beckons, this property is perfect for a family holiday in the countryside, whilst still easily connected to the amenities of Rugeley.

Step in through the farmhouse door after parking up, and discover the large country kitchen, a round table creates a social aspect to the room, which is home to a wealth of appliances, including an electric oven and hob, a utility corner housing the dishwasher and laundry appliances, and a large fridge/freezer within the handy under-stairs cupboard, the cupboards are well stocked for enthusiastic chefs.

Drink a glass of wine in here amidst the cream units and wooden worktops whilst dinner simmers, before tucking into a meal in the dining room, elegant prints line the walls and oak floors lie beneath, with an extendable oak table seating all six guests comfortably.

Retire to the sitting room for some rest and relaxation in the good company of your loved ones, settle onto the soft sofa and enjoy the Smart TV, perfect for watching your favourite programmes and films together.

A red-brick fireplace holding a wood burning stove adds warmth and a traditional aura to the room, sit on the patio and indulge in some star gazing and discuss your favourite parts of the trip so far.

The owner has two vintage tractors - tractor rides around the paddock are available or tractor driving tuition can be given.

Feed the chickens and say hello to the friendly sheep, there are often lambs to be bottle fed in the spring.

Journey upstairs to the wonderful bedrooms on the first floor, the master bedroom has a king-size bed resting beneath an apex ceiling with exposed dark-wood beams, and two further delightful bedrooms rooms – another king size and a twin.

Completing the setup is the bathroom, where a roll-top bath awaits you after a day of walking for a long soak, as well as a walk-in shower, basin and separate WC.

Find a great selection of shops to pick up all you need for your self-catered stay in Rugeley, alongside a great deal of friendly pubs and restaurants.

Cannock Chase AONB is on your doorstep, discover adventure at Go Ape Cannock - explore the forest canopy with the treetop rope course and an exhilarating zip-line.

The area also offers miles of walking and cycling and mountain biking routes, with purpose built trails and a downhill course, there are numerous course and carp fishing lakes locally, and day tickets for trout fishing are available at the beautiful Blithfield reservoir which is minutes away.

If the adrenaline rush is what you seek, head to one of the UK's best theme parks, Alton Towers which is just over twenty miles away, you can expect to find beautiful gardens amidst rollercoasters and vertical drops as well as attractions for younger children too.

The Trentham Estate just beneath Stoke-on-Trent is a world of fun and relaxation, highlights include the Monkey Forest which is home to 140 monkeys living freely amidst the trees; an adventure course; golf course; shopping village as well as the beautiful lake and Italian gardens, you can find a wonderful day out within this 725-acre estate.

Plan a trip around a Uttoxeter race day, visit the pottery factories in Stoke-on-Trent, or travel to the Peak District or Shropshire for some lovely walking opportunities, all of these are within easy reach of this cottage in the heart of the country.

Unfold an adventure you won't forget with your loved ones at Bellamour End Cottage.

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About the location

RUGELEY

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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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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