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Cosy Village Cottage With Beams, Woodburner, Large Garden and Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Beds Sleeps 6 (+1) With lots to do here in The National Forest. Real ale pub.

You will find our 4* cottage warm and cosy and having everything you need for a lovely break here in the National Forest.

We have Wifi for your use.

Parking for up to 3 cars is in the yard at the back of the cottage and the entrance is via the rear porch.

In the kitchen you have a dishwasher and washing machine and all the equipment you might need to cater for yourselves.

The lounge has a Smart TV and a welcoming wood burning stove. We provide the logs for free, many properties charge for fuel, we don’t!

There is a separate dining room and if you need a high chair, we have one for you.

There is a ground floor toilet.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a 5' large double bed, with TV and Freeview. If a foldaway bed is requested it will be placed in this room.

Bedroom 2 has a 4'6' standard double bed and also has a TV and Freeview.

The 3rd bedroom, which is the smallest, has 2 single beds.

The family bathroom has a large bath with a shower.

Outside, beyond the yard is the large garden which will be in the sun all day when the weather is good. It is peaceful too with fields on 2 sides. Children love to play here and we will fill your paddling pool in hot weather. If you bring your cycles we will store them for you.

We have 8 bistro chairs, a large table and a barbecue, perfect for your summer break.

The cottage is convenient for quick access: 8 minutes drive from the M42, junction 11 or 5 minutes from the A38 (take the junction south of Burton on Trent, signposted Walton on Trent).

More Details

Helena Porter
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Helena Porter

I have lived in Coton-in-the-Elms very happily for 37 years. The people round here are friendly and welcoming.

I love living in the country and enjoy walks and cycling round the lanes.

Helena Porter purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Helena Porter chose West Midlands

The cottage needed a total makeover when we bought it, but I'm a very practical person and was a great builder's mate and project manager! Being close to our home means is so useful for looking after the house and garden and being there to meet and greet our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

On a lovely summer day the sun will shine in the garden from sunrise to sunset and it is so peaceful! At the end of the day, take your glass of wine to the top of the garden and catch the last rays of the sun and the is lovely!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Exceptionally clean accommodation in a great location for cycling. All mod cons and welcome provisions. And bike storage. We visited Hicks Lodge for the cycling and it was brilliant. Branston Water Park and up the canal to the Marina also great. 5*. Thanks Helena we all had a great time."
Apr 2017
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Coton in the Elms Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , downstairs
  • Family bathroom upstairs. Toilet, sink and large bath with shower over. Additional downstairs toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large Double 5'
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Standard Double 4'6'
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 x Single beds
  • The bedrooms are warm and cosy, each with a central heating radiator and double glazing. The Master bedroom (1) has a 5' large double bed and a TV with Freeview. There is a built in wardrobe with long mirrors and a selection of books and games. Bedroom (2) has a 4'6' standard double bed, and a TV with Freeview. Hair dryer. There is an original cupboard with a hanging rail and shelves. Bedroom (3) is the smallest and has 2 single beds and a chest of drawers. A folding bed can be provided in the Master bedroom for an extra child but space is limited. It must be requested from the owner in advance and a cost will be incurred. There are 2 alarm clocks, torches and a hair dryer.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
All bed linen and towels are included in the cost. Logs are supplied at no additional cost. No charge for gas and electricity. Parking is in the yard at the back of the house (for up to 3 cars). There is storage for cycles.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Cosy Village Cottage With Beams, Woodburner, Large Garden and Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 89 reviews

Very clean and comfortable house 😊👍

  • 5 of 5

House is in a great location with off road parking and bike storage.

It's very clean and has everything you need for a family break.

It's close to Hicks Lodge mountain bike trails which was also brilliant.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage in an area we had not explored before

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There's always plenty of places to explore if you have a break here, whatever the weather.
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Cosy, clean and functional - everything we needed for a family break!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect, just as advertised. It was well-equipped and easy to settle into. It was a lovely surprise that the beds were so comfortable and the small bedside lights in the bedroom with the two single beds were very useful for the children. The provision of a washing machine and a dishwasher made things very easy for us and the garden was nice and large. Having a couple of very nearby pubs made it easy to go out for a quick meal without it being too much of a palaver with the kids. The cottage is well-located for a range of local children's activities. Helena was very welcoming and helpful as a host. Very happy with our stay here and would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that the cottage met the expectations of the guests and that they were happy and comfortable.
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A wonderful stay and wonderful weather IN UK

  • 5 of 5

The property was all one could ask for .Everything about it was first class ! The accommodation , the contents everything you needed plus! The location was ideal, what a wonderful village. Lots to see &do all within a forty minute drive. Our first but certainly not our last visit to South Derbyshire National Forest. many thanks to Helena for providing such a wonderful cottage! My family and I recommend to others.(Ps we had a wonderful Sunday lunch at the Queens Head!)

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that you were very happy with the cottage and enjoyed your week in South Derbyshire and the National Forest. It is an area that has a lot to offer and is relatively unfamiliar to many, but easily accessible.
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very clean and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it was clean, comfortable and we had everything we needed. There were only two of us but there would be plenty of room for a family holiday and the kitchen is well stocked with plenty of crockery and utensils. The local area is very quite and pretty, It was rainy during our stay but the garden is lovely and there is garden furniture available. Helena was very welcoming and helpful and gave us plenty of suggestions of places to eat locally. Her recommendation for fish and chips was spot on. We would definitely recommend this cottage

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always want our guests to have a good experience, so am happy to pass on any helpful local knowledge.
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mill House Cottage near staffordshire

  • 5 of 5

lovely weekend stay in a beautiful country cottage with all facilities including wifi.

beautiful countryside surroundings on your door step , being in the New Forest.

However with a car you can get to see and do lots more of interest, such as Drayton Manor, Tamworth Castle, Bosworth Hill Battlefield and lots lots more.

We only went for a long weekend, but could have stayed a week, with so much more to see.

We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent comments.To save confusion, please note that we are in the National Forest (not the New Forest), which takes in areas of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. The National Forest is one of the country's boldest environmental projects, transforming 200 square miles in the centre of England blending ancient woodland with new plantings to create a new national forest. We are easy to get to and yes, there are lots of things to do!
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Birmingham/East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Black Horse
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Branston Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Burton on Trent
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M42/A42 junction11
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
The Queen's Head, Coton-in-the-Elms
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Snowdome Tamworth
Car: necessary

Here in the National Forest there is so much to do for adults and children. You can go to Thomasland at Drayton Manor Park, the National Memorial Arboretum, Calke Abbey (NT), Twycross Zoo, the National Brewery Centre, St Georges Park National Football Centre, and Conkers to name just a few. Our guests are constantly surprised at the number and range of interesting places to visit and other activities that are within a short drive of the cottage. Within 35 minutes drive you can be in Birmingham and nearer to home are Derby, Lichfield, Tamworth, Ashby de la Zouch, Swadlincote and Burton on Trent. The beautiful Peak District is north of here for a lovely day out. Coton-in-the-Elms and our cottage is ideally placed in a quiet village location with a friendly real ale pub, and small shop. We have many walks, cycling, fishing and horse riding nearby. Getting here is easy. We are right in the centre of the country and road links are excellent (M42 and A38).


Rates & Availability

Coton in the Elms Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 26 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Half Term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Half Term
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 27 2018 - Mar 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 12 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jul 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Late bookings must be paid in full before the comencement of the rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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