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The Jenny Wrennery

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Rugeley, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "I really enjoyed my stay here."

    The owner was very welcoming without being overbearing, I knew they were there if I needed them. The venue was really beautiful, comfortable and felt like a nice treat. I have already recommended it to a few people who commented on my social media posts about my stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Feb 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay at The Jenny Wrennery and would highly recommend it."

    It had everything we needed for our short stay. The view first thing in the morning was amazing and we enjoyed the log burner! Mel popped in to make sure we knew where everything was when we arrived and was on hand if we needed anything The location was well placed for lots of lovely walks and sight seeing. Will look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2024

  • "A really lovely find with friendly and helpful owners will definitely be returning"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2024

  • "Small but perfectly formed holiday home; comfortable, warm, cosy and well-equipped - plus a fantastic shower!"

    Excellent communication and plenty of nice walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had the best weekend at The Jenny Wrennery!"

    It was so comfy and cosy which is just what we were after (especially with the rain and wind outside!) The fire was brilliant, so easy to use and heated the whole place so well. The bed was so comfy, and that view! We loved meeting the sheep and dogs, and we had a fab lunch down the local pub. We've already booked for next year! Thanks so much Mel!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great location, cozy lodge, wonderful hosts, very relaxing, would definitely recommend!"

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Nov 2023

  • "Amazing place the log fire was greatly appreciated the only drawback was that it ..."

    Amazing place the log fire was greatly appreciated the only drawback was that it stated a microwave was there and it wasn’t I had allowed for that and had to arrange meals in a different way thank god we had taken our air fryer but all in all it was perfect thanks Mel

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Oct 2023

  • "Overall a very successful location and made to feel welcome by owners."

    The welcome pack was greatly appreciated and a nice touch. We would happily recommend this property to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Rodney4.7Oct 2023

  • "What a fantastic little cottage!"

    Mel and George could not do enough for you. They are a really lovely friendly couple and to be honest they felt like relatives that you haven't seen for years! If we needed them they were there within a minute of contacting them! When you first enter the cottage you think you are not going to have much room but the " Jenny Wrennery" has been carefully thought out to give you loads of storage, the under bed storage is amazing and we were surprised how much we got in it as we do not travel light!!!!! There are baskets for more storage and a lovely little kitchen with all you need , the mini hob was great to use! The bathroom has a lovely big shower which is so easy to use. The welcome pack you receive is amazing, eggs,coffee,butter,bread,biscuits and a homemade preserve ( which we are keeping for xmas☺) we loved this cottage so much we are booking again for next year! If you want a romantic break this is perfect especially the full window in the bedroom to watch the moon and stars. Even if you just want some rest and relaxation the " Jenny Wrennery" is just perfect. The surrounding area is great and such friendly people. This cottage is definitely 10/10 can't praise it enough☺☺☺☺☺☺ thanks again Mel and George xxxxxx

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, Mel was so helpful especially when electric went off due to weather she couldn’t do enough for us we would highly recommend this property as an ideal location for couples who want to have r & r ."

    Amenities were first class and location delightful.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time in this very special cottage!"

    Host is so friendly and welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thanks, Mel! Sameh

    Reviewed by Sameh4.4Aug 2023

  • "Wow what a fantastic little gem, it has everything you would wish for for a lovely relaxing break."

    From waking up and having your morning cuppa looking out of that long window watching the birds, hares, sheep and not forgetting, Wishbone, Pip and little Tink (Mel's three lovely dogs) to sitting on the veranda having a glass of wine watching the sun go down behind the trees, just wonderful. Thank you Mel for being the perfect host. We have loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Jenny wrennery was a perfect little paradise, everything about this place was magical and I would definitely recommend it for a lovely romantic getaway."

    The hosts were also amazing and made us feel extremely welcome.

    Reviewed by Abby5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Jenny Wrennery and would highly recommend!"

    Secluded away in the green countryside providing a peaceful getaway with plenty of walking to get stuck into! Thank you again!

    Thanks Rosie, It was great to meet you both. Thanks, Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property, great location, lovely views."

    Comfy bed and settee. Great to have a veranda to enjoy warmer evenings. Fabulous host. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thanks Maggie. It was pleasure to have you here! George and Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed here for a week 21st April to the 28th."

    Online the cabin looked amazing. But when we got there.... it was even nicer than we saw on the photos. Beautifully location! The cabin had everything we needed and more. Was very cosy and the fact it had a lig burner AND heating/aircon was brilliant. The shower was beautiful and the bed was so comfy, along with the sofa! Great that it had an ottoman bed as once we put the outdoor stuff on the seating area, this allowed us storage space. Although the kitchen only had a 1 ring hob.... this did not matter and we managed to cook a full Sunday lunch, shepherd's pie and other hearty meals, so don't be put off by this. The TV has netflix which was great and I absolutely loved the remote control for the lights, came in really handy. There is plenty of privacy but at the same time, Mel next door will happily say h3llo and have a chat. She has the most beautiful 3 dogs! Although if u give them a reward be prepared for wishbone to never forget where he got it from haha Mel is more than happy for you to take a walk through the paddock and feed the chickens and the sheep... I did this came jn handy also that Mel prepared a fold3r with not only info about the cabin, but great local places to visit, places to ear and she even mapped out 2 walks for you to enjoy. This stay was truly amazing and just what we needed. We are already looking at the next dates for us to return and we are so looking forward to it. Also, the little welcome pack was a very nice touch, the eggs are beautifully and you can buy more if u wish, the money goes back into the chicken's. I could go on forever about this stay but I won't. But just know IT IS WELL WORTH THE VISIT HERE, YOU WONT REGRET BOOKING THIS.

    What an amazing review! Thanks so much Alison, it was a real pleasure to have you here. Patsy the naughty sheep sends you here particular thanks! We'd love to see you again if you're in the area! George and Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this unique property."

    Our Host Mel was friendly and helpful. The bread, jam, eggs, biscuits and milk were a very nice touch. The Lodge was extremely clean and well equipped for it's size. The Log burner is a lovely addition on a dreary spring evening, Lots to do and see in the area

    Hi David, thanks for your review. We can see that facilities and maintenance don't quite meet up to our usual standard in your review. I always make a point of asking guests on their departure if there is anything missing or anything we could improve on. if there is anything in particular please let us know. We pride ourselves on the service we offer which you can see through reviews on the Wrennery and on Bellamour End Cottage. Again, please let us know if there is something specific we can have a look at. Many thanks, Mel and George. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for our amazing stay at the Jenny Wrennery."

    What a quaint place this is, well equipped and everything furnished to a high standard. Thank you for your hospitality and warmth throughout the week Mel, our greeting of fresh bread, eggs, milk and butter... and supply of logs for the log burner...... made us feel really welcome. We really enjoyed our circular walk straight from the property immediately into the beautiful countryside and then down to the canal. Also enjoyed our trek around Cannock Chase Forest which was a 5 minute minute drive. Also visited the National Arboretum which was very poignant and did lots of shopping at the nearby MacArthur Glenn centre. Great also to sit outside on the veranda with a G&T and watch the sun go down amongst the beautiful surroundings.. Thank you Mel..... and for anybody reading this review we would highly recommend.

    Thanks for your kind words Spencer, we really appreciate them. Kindest regards, George and Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Spencer5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a fab, comfortable and welcoming little place."

    A beautiful view, amazing fire and everything you need for a relaxing break. The hosts were really welcoming and couldn't be more helpful. The welcome pack was gratefully received especially the fresh eggs. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

    Thank you Barry! The chickens are always happy to oblige! Thanks for staying with us, George and Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Feb 2023

  • "Such a beautiful lodge to stay in."

    Everything was perfect the setting was lovely and so nice to have some outside space as well. The lodge is ideal, suitable to sit & chill both inside and out. Kitchen is well equipped and we made a few meals & found we had everything we needed Living area is comfortable with both heating via the air conditioning or log burner which was easy to use. Bed was very comfortable and lovely to wake up of a morning to stunning views across the fields. Great shower too Our hosts were lovely and friendly nice to chat to them & meet their dogs as well Such a nice touch being provided with fresh bread, milk, eggs & biscuits. A really nice touch Good quiet location with plenty of places to walk easy to get to Cannock Chase and local amenities Would highly recommend

    Thanks for your lovely words Steve. It was a pleasure to have you here! George and Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect place to stay, spotless and comfortable for me and my wife."

    The hosts were extremely welcoming, helpful with any needs we had and made sure we were looked after! Will definitely stay here again in the future and recommend it to anyone who is looking for somewhere!

    Thanks Jaram. It was great to have you both here. Thanks for booking to stay with us! Mel and George. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jaram5.0Feb 2023

  • "Everything was perfect."

    I would only recommend that It would be nice to have coffe table and comfy chair to sit from of the fire but they are just additional.

    Thanks Esra. We will have a look at putting a coffee table in. If you come again please feel free to pull the sofa in front of the fire. Glad you had a nice time. George and Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esra5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was an excellent cottage in an excellent location, if you are after a quiet location with excellent views the jenny wrennery is the place for you."

    Everything we needed is in the cottage, we had brought a few things with us but an intro pack of bread, eggs, milk, butter and jam were provided (a wonderful touch). Mel was an excellent host and was very helpful throughout our stay, there were many places near by to eat if you didn't want to cook. I suggest 'ye old dun cow' in Colton a place to go. Would i go back again darn right, just working out some dates in the summer as i write this review. Once again Mel thank you for a wonderful few days away.

    Thanks Glen. It was great to have you both here, and we are pleased to hear you liked the Dun Cow... we love it! George and Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Enjoyed every moment of our holiday."

    Hosts extremely welcoming and fast to respond to any queries, but never intrusive. Left a coat behind which Mel has very kindly posted back to us! Would recommend and would stay again.

    Thanks for your kind words Lorraine. We enjoyed having you here. George and Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at the Jenny Wrennery."

    Mel was the perfect host and very welcoming. We would definitely come again.

    Thanks Barney. we're glad you had a nice time and that you were warm despite the weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barney5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Jenny Wrennery is located in a great spot with many places to explore nearby."

    We stayed here for an entire week and went to a new place every day. The property was spotless clean and cosy, we had a very warm welcome from the family who owns it. It has everything you need for a quiet break and if you want to enjoy the nature.

    Thank you Daria. We're glad you had a lovely time and were glad for the tip about the Trail app you used for your walks. It was lovely to meet and chat with you both. Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daria5.0Nov 2022

  • "Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Jenny Wrennery to celebrate 6 months of our relationship."

    Couldn’t have picked a better place. Best parts were the bed, glass window, fireplace and bathroom. The surrounding area including the farm is so beautiful and it was incredibly easy to find the property. The owners were great, we really appreciated the welcome given to us upon arrival and the quick responses to phone calls. Couldn’t have asked for a better 3 nights!

    Thanks Will. Glad that you had a nice time and we were really impressed that you baked while you were here! Thanks for booking to stay with us. George and Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Will4.7Oct 2022

  • "We couldn't have found a better place for a weekend away!"

    The cottage had everything we needed for a cosy stay. The glass wall was a really nice touch and it doesn't alter the privacy of the stay either. The air con and log burner were both very good! There was even a welcome basket with bread, milk, butter, home made jam, teas, coffee and biscuits! All of this was topped off with the friendliness of the owner too who greeted us, explained everything we would need to know and left her number in case we needed anything at all. We will definitely be coming back again in the future!

    Thanks Jack, it was an absolute pleasure to have you here. We're glad you had a lovely time. Thanks again, Mel and George. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Oct 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, two-ring hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV with Netflix and Disney, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking available
  • Front garden with decking, lawn and furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Property does not allow stag or hen parties or similar
  • Please note: the owner lives next door
  • Please note: The owner does not accept children at this property
  • Please Note: Property 1026411 is also available to book

The property

Tucked away on the outskirts of Rugeley, Staffordshire, is this charming one-bedroom lodge, the Jenny Wrennery. Enjoying a fantastic location near the Cannock Chase AONB and with stunning views of the countryside, The Jenny Wrennery is a superb choice for a couple’s retreat.

Enjoy uninterrupted views of the rolling Staffordshire countryside from every aspect of the lodge.

Chickens and friendly sheep roam in the adjoining paddocks and are always keen to say hello. Upon arrival you will find a lovely veranda with outdoor furniture, where you can enjoy alfresco dining before enjoying a walk around the surrounding paddock. Step into the open-plan living space, where you can rustle up tasty meals in the well-equipped kitchen, tuck-in to a romantic meal or snuggle up on the plush sofa in front of the woodburning stove, as your favourite show plays out on the TV.

Netflix and Disney are available during your stay.

After a day of exploring, freshen up in the well-appointed shower room, before retiring to the sumptuous double bedroom to catch your rest. The bedroom features a large floor to ceiling window showcasing the very best of the sunrises and sunsets.

Explore your surroundings, where in the nearby village of Colton, you can treat your other half to a meal out at the traditional local, The Dun Cow perfect for when you don’t fancy cooking! For further local amenities, head into Rugeley, where you can dine at the welcoming eateries of Stags Leap and La Terrazza Ristorante, stock up on essentials at a range of supermarkets, visit the idyllic Slitting Mill Waterfall, or picnic in Elmore Park. You can also take advantage of the close proximity to Blithfield Reservoir, well-known for its wildlife rich surroundings and fly fishing, followed by a sweet treat at the Cobwebs Coffee Shop in Abbots Bromley, which also boasts a range of traditional pubs.

For excellent walking and cycling opportunities, venture into the Cannock Chase AONB, where you will find Cannock Chase MTB Trails (site of the recent Commonwealth games); Go Ape; Cannock Chase Country Park and the esteemed National Trust site of Shugborough Hall.

The Wrennery is ideally situated half way between Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Park and Zoo, both of which can be reached in under thirty minutes.

Nearby Lichfield city offers history and culture, while the National memorial Arboretum is only 20 minutes away.

After a day of adventure, why not treat yourself to a pamper at the popular Hoar Cross Hall Spa in Burton upon Trent? All this and more awaits at The Jenny Wrennery.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Property does not allow stag or hen parties or similar.
Please note: The owner does not accept children at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas