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Cannock Chase Holiday Cottages Staffordshire

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Neil Sampson, (West Sussex). “We liked this cottage very much and enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very warm and cosy. We would be happy to stay here again.”  [Return visitors 2014] ”This is the 3rd time we’ve been here; it was AMAZING. It was great fun playing in the snow. Thank you!” [Again 2015].

Laura Paterson, (Moray, Scotland). "A little gem! We have had a wonderful stay in such a delightful place. Fantastic welcome from you - thank you. The welcome pack and ‘extras’ go far beyond anything we have ever encountered. We will certainly be back to explore the area further and will recommend you. Thank you so much - I hope it is very successful.”

”The Keeling Family” Lyn, Leslie, Joan & Colin, (Scunthorpe). "All needs were more than catered for. We’ll certainly come again.”

Tracey & Andy Ramsey, ( East Sussex). "Dear Michael & Carol, thank you for a superb holiday. We love our UK cottage holidays and this cottage has been the best. The cottage is superbly finished and more than well-equipped; you definitely went ‘above and beyond’ and we would highly recommend this holiday. Thank you again.”

Mark Wynne & Colleagues, (Liverpool). Perfect location for mountain biking on the Chase. Mountain bike trail is accessed from the bottom of the garden! Lovely cottage in beautiful, peaceful and quiet setting. Excellent hospitality from our hosts. Will return. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Alex  & Hamish Corbett, (London). "This is an absolutely wonderful cottage in the best location ever. It is very well appointed - maybe almost too well. The welcome pack was very generous. The place is great for those who stay; the ‘extras’ are lovely. We definitely want to come back!” [Return visitors 2014] [And, after second visit in 2014]"Thanks again! A wonderful place and we had a fab time. We’ll be back again soon! All the best.” [Return visitors Sept.2015]

Steve & Jayne Roberts, (Burton-on-Trent). "Hi Mike & Carol. It was lovely to stay in your perfect cottage. The weather was superb (mainly) and our walks in the forest were very enjoyable. We would definitely like to stay again sometime.”

Mark & Fiona Wilson, (Norfolk). "A lovely, well laid out cottage. Plenty of equipment in the kitchen and towels. It was fantastic to find the food in the fridge. The grounds of the cottage are well maintained and very picturesque.” [Return visitors 2015 & 2016 & 2017] …The girls have decided that they want to come back again next year, [2018]”

Les & Vera Herbert, (Wednesbury)."Mike & Carol made us very welcome, including and especially three happy, adventurous and, occasionally, noisy children. A true measure of our one week stay was that all three grandchildren wanted to stay, and would like to return ASAP. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts.” [Return visitors 2015] "Usual great welcome from Carol & Mike. Our grand-kids have already asked ‘Can we come back next summer, 2016?’”

Eric Downer,  (Harrogate, North Yorks.)  “We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at High Cottage, having been pleasantly surprised to find the cottage so well appointed. We were grateful on arrival to find food in the fridge to enable us to have a welcome ‘cuppa’ and for Carol’s help by carrying in the boxes of food for we two ‘oldies’.”

Mr. & Mrs D. Jones & family (Lincolnshire). "Lovely, clean, well-equipped cottage. Thank you for being so welcoming and hope to see you both again soon."

J.Haywood, (Hampshire). "Great location. Everything you could ask for. Very well equipped. Lovely comfy beds. Made very welcome. We all had a great time.”

Matthew McEvoy, (Isle of Wight). “With very short notice, Michael and Carol were so accommodating and welcoming. Lovely to have the ‘welcome pack’, (made it feel homely). Had everything we could need. Loved our stay. Would love to stay again.”

Krys Gunton & friends. (Essex). "Such a lovely weekend. Mick & Carol were the best of hosts! Everything we could have wanted was provided. Would love to come back - WE SAW A STAG, YESTERDAY! Great location. Thank you.” [Return booking 2015]

Bryony, Tom, Andy, Isa & Neel. (London). "Great cottage - we really appreciated all the condiments that were here on our arrival. We would all come and stay again, and recommend the cottage to our friends.”

Maureen & Alex Cushnie & family (Tayside).“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your comfortable and well-equipped cottage. Your welcome pack was extremely generous and thoughtful. … We would certainly stay here again and would recommend you to friends who wanted to visit this area.. You are very approachable and it seems like nothing would be too much trouble.”

Rachel McLardie  & family  (Notts.)"Lovely cottage run by a lovely couple. We were made to feel very welcome. Would recommend to others.”

Sara & Paul Stone & family (Corsham, Wilts.)."This was the ideal holiday location for us. The boys had a fantastic time, Mountain Biking every day! The cottage was perfect and a really good price. Such a secluded location but still close to shops.”

Jonathon Channing (Wisbech).“We had a fantastic time. Lovely cottage, everything we needed, well stocked. Thank you very much. We will be back.” [Return booking Nov. 2015] ”As always we have had a great break at your lovely, peaceful cottage. This is our second visit and we hope to see you again soon.” [Channings & Mottrams].

Alan Bishop (Godalming).“Fantastic location. Michael & Carol made us very welcome. Cosy cottage and well equipped. Will be back!”

Alison Phillips, (Lincolnshire, 2017). ”The cottage has been perfect; everything that has been provided has been ‘spot on’. The generosity of the ‘Welcome Pack’ and items available in the cupboard was such a blessing and made us feel so welcome …. AMAZING!”

Will Wright and party, (Suffolk 2017).“What a fantastic location. Thank you for a superb stay. The welcome pack …. was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated.”

Janet, (Sutton Coldfield, 2017).“Very well equipped. The stay and venue have been excellent.”

Pam & Bob Pollin, family & friends attending a family wedding, (2017). "Thank you for being such generous, welcoming and helpful hosts. We have thoroughly enjoyed our week here. We have all enjoyed the garden, especially the children!”

Erica Tomlinson & family, (London, 2017). "Absolutely lovely, and fab hosts! Thanks for everything.”


Europe & Mediterranean

Matt & Clelia, per pro Serot family. (Toulouse, France).“Thank you again for taking good care of our family this past week. They had a wonderful time in your lovely cottage.”

Klaus Batt & family, (Bollschweil, Germany; and Singapore).“We find your Cottage a wonderful and perfect place to stay. Facilities in the Cottage are very good, and complete. We had a very good and enjoyable stay. Thank you very much.”

Breda Mcdermott, Brendan & family. (County Cork, Ireland). “We had a wonderful peaceful few days. Everything was here for our needs. Thank you both for everything.”

Lee & Jan Hickens, (Northern Cyprus)."Best self-catering accommodation we have used ever. Could not ask for the wrong thing. So well fitted; warm, cosy, comfortable & extremely well-equipped. We have enjoyed a splendid week here. One big thank you. (Just perfect!)” [Return visitors 2015]"Just perfect again! Thank you. Look forward to our return hopefully in December.”


USA & Canada

Ian Murden & family (Cincinnati, USA, 2015).”For peace and quiet this is the perfect spot. The property was very well kept in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and would advise anybody to stay here.

The owner, Michael, was a fantastic host, very helpful, patient and friendly. It truly was a great stay and we would not hesitate to re-book with him at anytime. All in all, a brilliant few days.”

Nick & Rachel Martin.( Madison, USA, 2016).”Thank you so much for hosting us at your delightful holiday home. The house itself had everything we needed and is tucked away in such a lovely spot. We very much enjoyed taking our morning coffee outside accompanied by the sounds of the woods as well as the easy access to the trails of Cannock Chase. It is also clear you take much care to make your guests as comfortable as possible. We would definitely return!”

Laura Martin, (California, USA). "Helpful and friendly hosts. A comfy, cosy, pleasant place to stay, with access to beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities literally on the door-step."

David and Gail Haines, (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).“We had the pleasure of visiting Cannock Chase and spent time at Fair Oaks.  The setting for the Holiday Cottage is spectacular and the cottage is very comfortable, modern and well appointed.  We would recommend the Holiday Cottage to anyone looking to spend time on the Cannock Chase, whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff or if you are simply looking for some quiet time away from the busy world."


Australia & New Zealand.

Brian James, (Sydney, Australia). "A superbly-equipped and comfortable holiday cottage in secluded grounds in the heart of the beautiful English Midlands woodland known as Cannock Chase.  

It ideally suits people who like countryside walks and wildlife - or those simply wishing to 'get away from it all'.

Clare & Michael Wood, (Ashby, Western Australia).“Wonderful cottage. Very homely, warm and well-equipped. Thank you for a lovely stay.”

Nancy & Liam Delaney (Australia). "The cottage was excellent! It catered for all our needs perfectly.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciated your breakfast-ready pack.. Our girls loved it too, as you may have noticed!”

Andrea & Lyall, (North Island, New Zealand).“We have had a fantastic stay in your beautiful cottage. We would very much like to stay again 2016/17 if possible. Best wishes and many thanks.”


China & Far East

Lynne Fung (Hong Kong, China, 2016.). ”Such a warm welcome. An amazing location and lovingly cared for property in a tranquil spot. I hope to be able to share this next time with the rest of my family.”

[Wing & Lynne Fung 2017]. We enjoyed this beautiful cottage and environment dearly.”

Klaus Batt & family, (Bollschweil, Germany; and Singapore).“We find your Cottage a wonderful and perfect place to stay. Facilities in the Cottage are very good, and complete. We had a very good and enjoyable stay. Thank you very much.”

Simon & Gina Cook, (Malaysia)  ”We discovered Cannock Chase Holiday Cottages in 2014 and have now stayed in the cottage several times, in summer and winter, over the past 3 years and find it to be an extremely pleasant, quiet location with easy access to all that Staffordshire has to offer.  Michael and Carol are extremely accommodating and it really does feel like a home away from home.  I am a keen mountain biker and my wife a trail runner and excellent trails can be reached directly from the property.  Our 2 young children also enjoy the freedom that the cottage has to offer with a great garden area for them to play in and also easy access to forest walks, bike rides and all that Birches Valley has to offer.  We love staying at the cottage and will no doubt continue to use it as our base when visiting family in the years to come.”

Cannock Holiday Cottages: ‘High Cottage’.

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United Kingdom.

Susie Gray, (Edinburgh, Scotland). "This is an absolutely lovely cottage in a beautiful spot. I think when word spreads you'll have lots of takers. Being admittedly a bit of a city person it's both a mix of  'good and pesky' not to have Wifi, but other than that, I wouldn't change a thing. We will likely be back!" [Wifi is not available.]

Charlotte Winstanly, (Greater Manchester). "The cottage was fantastic! Lovely little touch with the hot water bottles in the beds, and all the toiletries, cleaning products, biscuits etc. I don't think I've ever stayed in self catering accommodation before that has provided so much!"