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“Gorgeous cottage in a rural setting” 5 of 5 stars
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Maer Estate Holiday Cottages
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Maer Estate Holiday Cottages
Maer, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Maer
south yorks
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“Gorgeous cottage in a rural setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

When we were shown around Keeper's Cottage we couldn't believe our luck - the interior design feels very luxurious and we loved the sleepy and historical setting (Charles Darwin was married in the parish church over the road) - very relaxing!
There were six adults and two children in our party and there was ample space, and privacy, for all of us. The children had a small room with bunk beds, which probably wouldn't suit older children but our five and two year old both loved it.
We stayed over new year and we were provided with a very generous welcome package of mince pies, wine, biscuits, chocolates and other treats. There was also fresh milk in the fridge.
There are lovely walks in the gardens and towards the lake, with a great view of Maer Hall.
There is a charming 'craft village' about a mile or so away with a cafe and lovely boutique-style and artisan shops. The nearby Swan with Two Necks is a great gastro pub with brilliant staff.
There is also a lovely traditional pub on the road heading towards Maer, the Mainwaring I think, which is really cosy with open fires and different snugs to hunker down in!
The area and the cottage itself really lent themselves to a festive break - we would definitely love to return.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Stayed here for 3 ngts, to visit friends before heading to the peak district.We had booked gardeners Cottage, but ended up staying at Wheelwright, as there was a mistake in the booking.However this is a much bigger cottage, so we did well!!The interior is fantastic. very well presented, with the very best of everything in furnishings.Both the cottage and grounds are very well kept.The cottage was exceptionally clean, with a feeling of been the first guest to have used it.There is a nice well kept garden, and laundry room.The area is so remote, and would make a great place to relax/de-stress.However as we were travelling with 3 children under 6,that was never going to happan!!So to really enjoy this place i would recommend it to couples.Also ideal for anyone who needs to visit North staffs hsp, as its very near.Angela who runs the place is a very nice person.Very professional, yet laid back, which was nice, as with the children it made our stay as relaxed as it could be.The nice thing about the location, is the you are still very close to the nearest town-Newcastle-under-lyme, yet you can enjoy the peace and tranquilty of this beautiful part of the countryside, that even locals aren't familiar with.The only fault i would find with this property, is that we found it extremely warm, so it left us restless at night.Not sure if they're all like that.Also anyone travelling as we were with young children, the stairs are very typical of what you would expect to find in a cottage, so don't expect a stair gate to fit!!overall i would rate Maer estate cottages 9/10

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

Tucked away in a bleak but unspoilt bit of the England is the Maer Estate, and on it are these great coach houses. They're in a courtyard, and are different sizes. We had two of them for our group as the heating had blown in the big one, they sorted us out with two for the same cost, very affably. Inside they're very swish, tasteful and new, the best self catering place I've ever stayed at. There were great touches - some wine and cheese as a welcome hamper, a cafitiere and ground coffee, altogether great. Marie, who runs them, is very friendly and always picks up her mobile. She sorted out a travel cot no probs. There's a good restaurant up the road - the Swan with Two Necks, does a great lunch or dinner, surprisingly trendy inside considering it's in a field in the middle of nowhere. Nearby Stoke-on-Trent is really depressing and I'd only come here to get away from it all rather than to explore the area. But they're amazing inside and it's so nice to stay somewhere that hasn't cut any corners and where you feel you're getting far more than the bare minimum. A great place to hide away.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Maer, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Maer
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