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The Hen House

Stockwell Heath near Rugeley, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1005254)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Peaceful location with excellent walking and good views, walking distance to local Pubs with restaurant facilities, lots of interesting places to visit within easy access, either walking, cycling or a short drive."

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "Well kept, clean and very comfortable cottage."

    Beautiful outside space and plenty of local amenities. We went with two small children and a dog and we found it to be very suitable to our needs. Owners kind and accommodating. Would love to go back :)

    Reviewed by SirayApr 2022

  • "This is our second time we have stayed and couldn’t fault anything."

    The hosts are friendly and take care to make sure your stay is comfortable. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2022

  • "This was a perfect weekend getaway."

    The listing was accurate. We can’t wait to come back later this year!

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2022

  • "Lovely well thought out accommodation, with some lovely touches."

    Nice walks from the property for our dog and a good position for seeing the sites.

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2022

  • "The Hen House was beautifully presented with a very warm welcome from Hayley."

    We also enjoyed the little extra treat of Prosecco, thank you! It’s the perfect place to spend quality time as a family and offers the most amazing views while relaxing in the hot tub. We will definitely be visiting again. Thank you Haley and Martin

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay in the Hen House."

    Extremely clean and beautifully furnished, high quality and set in scenic surroundings. Hot tub well utilised and so relaxing taking in the views. Lots of walking which is what we wanted and a roaring log fire in the evenings. Hosts were on hand with any questions and sorted out a problem with the electricity promptly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JenniferJan 2022

  • "Had a beautiful stay at The Hen House."

    This perfect little cabin provides everything I needed for a lovely 7 night stay. The hot tub was amazing and I also loved the wood burner, both made the evenings unforgettable. Will definitely be visiting again, Martin was a great host, definitely recommend. See you again soon :-)

    Reviewed by KayJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend at the hen house, all the rooms were very clean and well equipped, the bedding was high quality and the beds were very comfortable."

    It was well decorated and had a very nice barn/farmhouse theme throughout. The hot tub was perfect and the cover was very easy to take off and on and it was always lovely and warm. The log-burner was a lovely touch and there was a surplus of wood stored in the garden. Hayley came shortly after we arrived to answer any questions, she was very accommodating. Thank you Hayley, we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by LindsayJan 2022

  • "My husband, myself and our dog had the pleasure of staying over the Christmas break, the lodge was private and very comfortable."

    The facilities were fantastic and had everything you could need, walks were beautiful and the local pub (11 minutes walk away) served up amazing food. We will book to return in the summer to make use of the large private garden and bbq, and jump back into that fantastic hot tub. Communication was also fab, thanks very much. Xx

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the henhouse ..."

    We had a wonderful stay at the henhouse I would definitely recommend staying here We were made to feel extremely welcome by Martin and Hayley

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2021

  • "It was a beautiful location, very quiet and relaxing."

    Just what we wanted. Definitely would stay again. And recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by DeeNov 2021

  • "Lovely place very quiet and hot tub was amazing, wonderful touch with milk ..."

    Lovely place very quiet and hot tub was amazing, wonderful touch with milk crisps and prosecco, Down side only one sofa which not really compatible to seat 4 Would have liked a mop

    Thanks for your comments-there’s a mop in the shed where the outside cushions are kept There’s a very large settee and 4 individual kitchen chairs-sadly we can’t fit any more furniture in as it would become too crowded Property Owner

    Reviewed by JayneNov 2021

  • "We had a relaxing weekend away the hen house was so homely the hot tub was amazing and the location was beautiful, we will be returning!"

    Reviewed by NinaOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in an excellent location lots of visitor attractions within a half hours drive."

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean the only draw back was the small fridge and ..."

    The cottage was lovely and clean the only draw back was the small fridge and freezer and not been able to connect to the WiFi as wrong code wrote down

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "Had an absolutely wonderful time and sorry to leave."

    The property was beautiful, really stylish and comfortable and so well equipped, a lovely quiet location yet so close to loads of things to visit and do in the area. Lovely walks, great for cycling and horse riding on Cannock Chase. Definitely love to return and recommend to anyone. The hosts were really friendly and extremely helpful. Highly recommendable! Fiona

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge and the hot tub a fab asset."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2021

  • "Amazing private setting with secure garden."

    The hen house was finished to a high standard with everything we needed for a comfortable stay.Highly recommend and would book again.

    Reviewed by TebeccaJul 2021

  • "Well it was an amazing relaxing place to recover as we didn't think we would get their ."

    .can't fault anything other than the sofa wasnt really made for 4 and far to slouchy ..would certainly be back ..Hot tub was amaxing and so was the beds...All general items you would need were provided.

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2021

  • "We have booked with Sykes a number of times now and it’s always seamless."

    We had a lovely time away and the Hen House was perfect for us. The location is really quiet but there is plenty to do locally. We really felt like we got away from everything. The owner was also really friendly and helpful. We would recommend and would return.

    Reviewed by ZoeJun 2021

  • "We loved the hot tub and the enclosed garden for our doggys"

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Very clean. Quality kitchen equipment and nice decor. Great location with picturesque surrounding countryside for walking and days out within half an hours drive. Enjoyed the hot tub. Ye Old Dun Cow pub within walking distance and La Terrazza restaurant a short drive away. Both very good food and worth a visit. Only downside was that we were a party of 4 adults and a baby and found the living area a little on the small side. We fortunately had very good weather and were able to eat outside.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    . I would say the living room is a bit cramped for 4 adults if staying in autumn/ winter when patio use is limited.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "Thank you so much for a lovely break at the cottage."

    The location is fabulous, with views from the cottage windows and garden. Very peaceful! Cottage is so comfortable and well equipped. Very clean. Would definitely return. Russ and Lee, Maidenhead

    Reviewed by LeeMay 2021

  • "The Hen House is incredible!"

    A perfect get away in a very, very picturesque location. Martin was super friendly, we even received a bottle of Prosecco and some milk on arrival which was a lovely touch! Thanks for having us again!

    Reviewed by MaggieApr 2021

  • "The stay from start to finish was fantastic with little extras such as: bread, milk and prosecco in the kitchen on arrival."

    Adding to this the owner was on hand for any queries prior to during and after the stay. Overall spec of the Hen House is exemplary with everything you need for a great stay and even more! The surrounding area was full of walks and a shirt drive away leads you to some great attractions and shops! We cannot fault the Hen House in any aspect at all and can only thank the host for having us!

    Reviewed by ThomasApr 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, amazing hot tub and all in a very tranquil location."

    Owners were extremely helpful. We will definitely book another stay in the future! Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by AnnaOct 2020

  • "Accommodation is to a real high specification, beautiful setting and a nice place overall to unwind."

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the hen house!"

    It was spotless and furnished really nicely. I would definitely recommend this property. The hot tub was fab and the bottle of Prosecco when we arrived was a lovely extra touch. Lots to do in the area, we had a dog with us so we were slightly limited but managed to find some dog friendly pubs and days out. I will definitely come back again one day 10/10!

    Reviewed by EmilySep 2020

  • "Cottage was fantastic."

    Clean and tidy, all amenities we could have needed. The owners were so friendly and kept in contact up to the day of arrival. Really happy with the whole experience.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in peaceful setting."

    Many Thanks

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "No it was great recommended to f amiley and friends well worth the price"

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2020

  • "This cottage is lovely, fab owners, beautifully built and spotless."

    Hot tub being an added bonus. The only thing that let it down for us was we knew there was another holiday let on site but as it was meant for 2 people it would be quite quiet. It soon transpired, there were 3 adults staying there and 2 of the afternoons/ evenings out of 4 (one evening there was thunder and torrential rain), were spoilt for us by excessively loud music and singing. It would have been awkward to complain so put up with it. Such a shame for us as the cottage is exceptional.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner is deeply apologetic that you were disturbed by the guests in the other property during your stay. It is a very peaceful and rural location and it is unusual to have any noise disturbance. Had we been made aware of this disruption we would have spoken to the other guest in question to ensure everyone enjoyed their stay. Emails are sent to all guests before arrival now reminding them to be mindful of other guests. We hope this didn't impact your stay too much and the owners very much look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2020

  • "Really lovely holiday home in a great location."

    The hen house was very private and had everything we needed. Loved the hot tub and the beds were so comfy! Also appreciated the bottle of prosecco upon arrival.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful girls weekend away."

    The property was lovely, spacious enough for the 4 of us, and the hot tub and large outdoor table were incredibly sociable. The nearby walks were relaxing and it was an easy drive to the large Tesco for supplies! I would definitely recommend this venue.

    Reviewed by PippaJul 2020

  • "We have just returned from an amazing break at the hen house."

    The house was spotless and had everything we needed. The kids loved the hot tub and we enjoyed the complimentary bottle of Prosecco on arrival. We would definitely return and looking at rebooking for next year.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be made into king-size on request)
  • Wetroom
  • Open-plan living/kitchen/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Thermostatic controls in every room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, wine cooler, TV with Freeview, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (hot tub towels not provided)
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking
  • Secure garden with picnic bench, barbecue and hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: This property is situated on the Staffordshire Way footpath network
  • Note: this property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond.

The property

Rugeley 3.6 miles.

Situated on the Staffrodshire Way footpath network, in the hamlet of Stockwell Heath, near Rugeley in Staffordshire, is this lovely detached barn, The Hen House.

This property has off-road parking and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, and as you enter The Hen House you will find an open-plan living/kitchen/dining room, with a cosy woodburning stove in the sitting area, alongside a leather sofa and a wall-mounted TV with Freeview.

Behind you is the kitchen area with dining table and seating for four, where you can enjoy meals together and make plans for the duration of your stay, while the farmhouse-style kitchen is well-equipped with all of the modern conveniences you could wish for and even displays original egg laying boxes and a fabulous wine cooler, so you can enjoy a celebratory toast to your wonderful holiday.

The property has two bedrooms; a king-size double with en-suite shower room and a twin with zip/link that can also be made into a king-size double upon request, as well as a TV and ample storage space, while the wetroom style bathroom has a heated towel rail and means no queues for the bathroom in the mornings.

There are doors at either end of the living area that lead onto the garden, which is enclosed by a pretty fence and has a large lawn and a patio area with furniture, a barbecue and a hot tub, ideal for making the most of the good weather, dining alfresco and ending the day with a luxurious dip in the tub.

The surrounding countryside is a haven for walkers and cyclists, encompassing the captivating scenery of the Cannock Chase AONB, while the centre of Stockwell Heath is less than a mile away and features an attractive duck pond and nice gastro pub.

Further afield, visit Shugborough Estate, a manor now owned by the National Trust, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's The Wolseley Centre, 26 acres of land that's free to visit and where you can see a variety of wildlife, Trentham Estate, just outside of Stoke-on-Trent, the family-friendly Alton Towers theme park, the city of Lichfield, with its rich history, Georgian museums and incredible three-spired Medieval cathedral and to venture further out of town, the train station is approximately two miles away, offering fast links to Birmingham.

Note: This property is next door to Ref. 1006989, together they can sleep 6 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Region Information

Note: this property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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