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Hollys Barn

(Ref. 969708)

Fulford, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful location, an easy walk to two pubs and lovely hosts."

    Thank you for your great feedback, we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year Property Owner

    Reviewed by MickNov 2023

  • "Compact, clean and comfortable in a quiet location."

    Thank you for your great review and letting us know you will be back soon, we look forward to seeing you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, small but has everything you need."

    Lovely host who was helpful and on hand if needed. Very dog friendly our greyhound quickly made himself at home. Great for exploring surrounding area.

    Thank you for your great review, it was lovely having you all stay especially your beautiful greyhound. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquieOct 2023

  • "Holly cottage was perfect."

    Beautifully decorated, very comfortable bed and gorgeous bath tub especially with bubbles after a 10 mile walk around the Peak District. Host was lovely and very helpful and sorted out small issue with wifi and light bulb very quickly. The kitchen area is small but perfectly adequate for our needs with everything we needed. I would totally recommend Holly barn

    Thank you for your great feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NickolaOct 2023

  • "We had a delightful stay with our old dog Wilson."

    The cottage was very tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Racheal was a very pleasant host and the goodies on arrival were very appreciated. A perfect place for two people to have a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage for a couple in a peaceful environment."

    Owners couldn't have been more helpful .

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location. Nice and quiet. I had a very relaxing break. I was greeted by Rachel on arrival and she was lovely. There were cupcakes and Prosecco on arrival which was a nice touch. Would definitely stay here again. My dog also loved her break.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2023

  • "Beautiful place, really clean and comfortable, decorated nicely!"

    Really nice I could leave doors open on the back so our dog could lay outside. The bottle of perseco and fresh cupcakes was a really nice gesture!! Would highly recommend if you want rural and peace and quiet!!

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2023

  • "We loved it!"


    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2023

  • "A perfect property to stay in."

    Beautiful location. Host welcoming and generous. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet area, just what we needed whilst visiting family."

    The barn is tastefully furnished, with a comfortable bed. Missed not having a shower, but was nice having a relaxing bath.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2023

  • "Beautiful location, good area for the dog, helpful and friendly owner, very nice bathroom and bedroom."

    Our only issues were the size of the kitchen (no draining board for washing up, microwave oven in the cupboard under the stairs, only two hobs) and the comfort of the sofa.

    Thank you for your feedback. Holly’s Barn description on the website along with the photos clearly show the facilities on offer. We market our property as suitable for two adults only and feel, especially from previous feedback, the barn offers an adequate and well equipped kitchen. There is a roll up draining mat available. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage."

    Very peaceful. Although out of the way it was ideal for touring the area. As there is no local shop I would recommend visitors to take provisions with them ie bread butter jam breakfast items. Tea bags and milk were provided as well as a bottle of Prosecco and cupcakes. A nice touch.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2022

  • "The cottage was a pleasant place to stay, clean, tranquil and relaxing."

    Time to reflect and take in the countryside surroundings.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2022

  • "The barn was lovely and clean."

    The owners were very friendly and approachable.. Everything you need was their.. The little touches were very welcomed.. Will definitely recommend

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2022

  • "Lovely barn, fantastic hosts"

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2022

  • "Great little cottage in a good location for exploring Staffordshire."

    Very warm and cosy and in the main well equipped ...we only missed a toaster, rather than using the oven grill. Great walks and pubs nearby, easy to get to surrounding towns and cities. Our favourites were Stone and Lichfield. Fab bathroom, loads of hot water and a very pleasant welcome surprise of iced prosecco and cupcakes ....yummy. Really quiet at night and when clear, the night sky was brilliant. Highly recommended, thanks very much Rachel and Paul.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay with our dog and newborn!"

    We had everything we needed and it was super cosy and relaxing. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by JonathanDec 2021

  • "Great location and beautifully presented accommodation."

    Rachael and Paul were very helpful and friendly; they made us and our dog feel very welcome without being intrusive. We thoroughly recommend this property if you’re looking for rest, relaxation and enjoy country walks & cycling or using it as a base to explore the wider surroundings.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2021

  • "We stayed at Hollys barn for a few days."

    It was presented fantastically, and we were welcomed with some delicious plums and Prosecco. There are some great walking trails around the area. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation that was decorated in a cosy way."

    The owners were easily contactable for assistance and to recommend places to visit. They also left a lovely welcome of cakes and Prosecco. This is a great place to stay if looking for a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "A lovely, clean, well equipped cottage with treats for us and for our dog on arrival."

    Our hosts were helpful with recommendations of where to go, good food, and dog walks. They were lovely with our dog (even when he made a break for their kitchen!) The cottage was spotless, it was well decorated, comfortable, and the bed was lovely. The hosts couldn't have done enough to make our stay a lovely one. All I would say (which was not their fault) is our sausage dog managed to jump through the fence slats of the back garden, we popped some washing line across the slat he got through and no problem from there, but just a heads up if you have an adventurous pup or a sausage dog like we do! I would fully recommend this stay, it was just what we needed.

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2021

  • "Rachael and Paul were very friendly and helpful, all of our needs were catered for, very good attention to the details and we felt at home right away."

    A very peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, i I would highly recommend, no negatives to speak of at all

    Reviewed by CraigMay 2021

  • "We would definitely recommend staying here - we had a lovely time at the cottage - it was cute and cozy and like a home from home."

    The bed was a little firm for me - perhaps a topper might be an option? And the only thing I found that we’d like was an ice cube tray so we could add ice to our drinks. Everything else that we needed was there. Rachael and Paul were lovely and very welcoming and even kept an ear out for our pup when we popped out for dinner one evening which was very reassuring. The welcome fizz and cakes was a lovely touch. We were also offered some rhubarb out of the garden to take home so we’ll be rustling up a crumble with that! Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage exceptionally presented, great welcome and very friendly and helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Rachel left us a wonderful welcome pack and was very hospitable."

    The cottage was perfect, very clean and comfortable; an easy walk to the local pub and a great location for exploring.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

  • "Rachael and Paul were very accommodating nothing to much trouble to help."

    The area was great for walking and the dogs loved it. If you like to eat out the Spotgate Inn (walking distance) serves great food with great service and accepts dogs.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2020

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting area
  • Gas central heating with ground-floor underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge, 2 x Smart TVs (1x downstairs and 1x upstairs), WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Private garden
  • Farmhouse courtyard with lawned areas
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (Must be friendly towards other dogs)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 2.5 miles, 2 pubs, one less than 5 minute walk and the other approximately 10 minute walk
  • Note: There is a key safe at the property
  • Note: property only sleeps 2 people max. Note: WiFi can be intermittent
  • Note: NO STAG/HEN PARTIES OR SIMILAR Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights

The property

Fulford 1 mile.

Hollys Barn is a luxury, historical barn conversion situated between the beautiful Staffordshire villages of Hilderstone and Fulford, perfect for those who love to spend time outdoors, and conveniently within reach of popular towns like Stone and Stafford.

Relax within the beautiful decor of the open-plan living space on your return from an adventure-filled day out, settling onto the large corner sofa, in dark, soft grey complementing the rest of the light grey interior.

Move over to the kitchen area when you're feeling peckish and whip up something to eat, making use of the electric oven and neat two-ring hob or the microwave.

Dine alfresco using the bistro table and chairs on the patio, relishing a balmy summer evening, paired beautifully with a chilled glass of wine.

Walk the dog on the many scenic footpaths available and delight in the colourful skies offering a dreamy backdrop to the luscious country scenes.

Head to the attractive double bedroom, with duel aspect windows as well as a skylight, so you can wake up to blue skies all around after pulling back the blinds.

Feel refreshed after a long soak in the luxury roll-top bath, which also has a hand-held shower, set against the stylish, white subway tiling.

Seek out the two local pubs within a ten-minute walk of Hollys Barn (wellies may be required!), both serving quality food, with one offering a unique dining experience in Pullman train carriages - ideal for when you want to take a night off from cooking duties.

Embark on the pub walk, beginning at the Shoulder of Mutton in Fulford, heading to the Black Lake Inn on the cross roads, before finding the Boar Inn at Moddershall, a traditional local pub and home to a large pond with a variety of ducks to feed, and finally come to the Moddershall Cricket Club to delight in a refreshing drink while watching some cricket, making a great afternoon outing on a sunny day!

An array of attractions rests in the vicinity of Orchard Barn including Alton Towers, Splashlandings, Waterworld, Barlaston Downs, Cannock Chase which also hosts Go Ape, Chatsworth House, Amerton Farm, Middleport Pottery which is home to All 4’s ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’, The Emma Bridgewater Factory, and Trentham Gardens comprising a shopping village, a lake and landscaped gardens.You can also visit the monkey park next door.

Pottery enthusiasts are sure to love a trip to the World of Wedgewood with demonstrations, fun courses and factory tours available.

Embark on a nostalgic steam train ride on the Churnet Valley Railway, travelling through Staffordshire’s hidden valley and into the Staffordshire Moorlands on the fringes of the Peak District, located near the market town of Leek.

Take in the local history at the large selection of museums in the area, including the Etruria Industrial Museum, the Dudson Museum and the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

The town of Uttoxeter offers a good selection of shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, as well as being the home of Uttoxeter Racecourse holding several race meetings throughout the year.

Stafford boasts 900-year-old castle ruins, a Tudor museum and excellent walking opportunities with several parks to choose from, as well as being the gateway to the Cannock Chase AONB, which is home to the preserved mansion of Shugborough Estate, owned by the National Trust.

Why not visit Harecastle Tunnel which is a canal tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Staffordshire between Kidsgrove and Tunstall .The Tunnel which is 1.6 miles (2.6km) long was once one of the longest in the country.

Enjoy the whole walk which is 3.5 miles long point to point.

The Mersey Canal passing through the market town of Stone is well known for excellent food and drink.,Take time to capture the atmosphere of its monthly Farmers' Market which is held on the first Saturday of every month.

There is also an annual Autumn Food & Drink Festival, which takes place in Westbridge Park.

Visit the Lymestone Brewery here to take a tour and sample a selection of award-winning beers before finishing the day by sitting at the Star pub by the lock gates with your drink of choice as you watch the canal barges navigate the lock.

Spend quality time with your loved ones exploring the wonders of Staffordshire from Hollys Barn.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 998745 & 1022446, together sleeping 14 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Stone 4 miles
  • Uttoxeter 13.5 miles

Fulford is a charming little village in the heart of rural Staffordshire countryside. Fulford has a busy community spirit and proudly takes part in the best kept village competition and it’s easy to see why. From Fulford, there are rhododendron and dawn chorus walks in the spring and a delightful walk to take in the every changing scenery in the Autumn, plus the village holds an annual Fulfest Music Festival too. Just short drives from Fulford are the towns of Stone, Stafford and Uttoxeter, each with a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Uttoxeter is home to a popular racecourse which has meetings throughout the year and the ever-popular Alton Towers theme park is just a short drive away at 12 miles away. Other attractions in the area, include Chatsworth House, Amerton Farm, Shugborough Hall, Cannock Chase, Trentham Gardens, Wedgwood Centre and The Potteries Factory Shops and the Peak District National Park.

Please note: This property has a £100 good housekeeping bond.

Please note: WiFi can be intermittent


Please Note: There is a £25 pet supplement

Please note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas