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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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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Bielak

    “The Hen House is incredible!”

    A perfect get away in a very, very picturesque location.

    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!

    - Miss Bielak, April 2021

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.


  • 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

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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