Live the charmed country life, in an characterfully converted watermill that's ideal for relaxed family holidays, surrounded by soothing Staffordshire countryside.
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

A tranquil suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, Trentham enjoys an idyllic, upmarket ‘village’ atmosphere, characterised by ornate gardens, and the River Trent running peacefully through.

You’ll find The Old Watermill perfectly positioned here, cosily furnished and brimming with fascinating original features, to sleep up to five lucky guests.

Beautifully styled as a charming rural cottage, you’ll make your entrance at the top of a small set of steps, straight into the comfy open-plan living space. Traditional oak beams evoke an irresistibly warm atmosphere right away, and there’s a log-burning fire to give your evenings a hazy glow, as you curl up in front of the Smart TV.

Wander through to the kitchen/diner, with its sociable dining table, vintage-style crockery, cheerful bunting, and a well-equipped country kitchen… perfect for whipping up wholesome family feasts.

When you’re all talked and feasted out, simply head up to the second floor, where you’ll find two elegant bedrooms ready and waiting. The master room features a downy kingsize bed, and there’s a second family bedroom, furnished with a double and a single.

After a dreamy night’s sleep, freshen up in the first-floor bathroom, then take your time over a hearty home-cooked breakfast – you’ll need it, if you’re going out to explore the local area!

Not that that’s the only option, of course. You could always take it easy, and stroll through the shared gardens instead. Here you can watch the local wildlife go about its day, with a meandering stream as your soundtrack.

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At a glance

  • A historic watermill, charmingly converted into a cosy Trentham country cottage for 5 guests.
  • Self-contained accommodation includes a cosy living and dining space, a well-equipped kitchen, and a first-floor bathroom.
  • There are two bedrooms: a kingsize master, and a family room with a double and single bed.
  • Stroll through the shared gardens, or head into Trentham, 5 minutes away, for shops and pubs.
  • The historic Trentham Estate and Gardens are a mile from the cottage, with bustling Stoke-on-Trent 3 miles away.


  • Family Friendly


Converted watermill, sleeps 5 guests.  Open-plan living/dining space with Smart TV, sofas, wood-burning stove, dining table and chairs.  Well-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine.  First-floor bathroom.  Master kingsize bedroom, family room with a double and a single bed.  Wi-Fi throughout.  Access to shared gardens, off-road parking for 2 cars.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, shops, pubs, restaurants, outdoor adventure, estate and gardens, historic sites, riverside picnics

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There are shops and a pub just five minutes away from the mill, too – meaning you won’t have to move so much as a muscle if you choose.

If you prefer getting out and about, you can pay a visit to the historic Trentham Estate and Gardens, a former royal manor that was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Covering 300 acres, the Italianate gardens were designed by the famous gardener Capability Brown.

There’s also plenty of fresh-air adventure to be found close by, with the Monkey Forest and Aerial Extreme on hand for thrill-seekers, and bustling Stoke-on-Trent for shopping ‘til you drop.

For those who want to travel even further afield, the Peak District National Park will whet your appetite for invigorating country walks, while the Staffordshire Moorlands are ideal for supreme hiking and mountain-biking.

Whatever you choose, the highlight of your day will undoubtedly be returning to The Old Watermill, reliving your adventures around the dining table with good food and even better wine!

Things to note

Pets are not permitted. Please note that there is a pond and a running stream at the property, so children must be supervised at all times.

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