Horseshoe Cottage

CURRENTLY CLOSED till end of February 2021 – COVID 19

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We are accepting bookings for March 2021 onward (subject to changes in covid restrictions)



Nestled just inside the Peak District, in the historic village of Draycott-le-Moors, Staffordshire. Horseshoe Cottage is a newly converted stable block, once home to ponies Bella and Sheba. 

This sensitively appointed self-catering unit still has many of its original features. 


Originally a working farm, situated on the old Roman Way, Hilltop Farm Barns are a short walk from local pub and restaurant (the Draycott Arms) and Medieval Church of St Margaret's; and a short drive away from Peak District destinations, world class theme park - Alton Towers, and the many attractions and amenities of Stoke-on-Trent.

The land to Hilltop Farm is now let out to a local farmer, but still available to roam and explore the rolling countryside with public footpaths. 

Horseshoe Cottage has its own private garden with seating area, BBQ and Summer house, with plenty of room for children to run around safely. 

Feel the warmth from the underfloor heating and cosy up to the wood burning stove. Smell the oak from the bespoke natural features and furnishings.  



Horseshoe Cottage has three bedrooms: two upstairs with en-suite bathrooms and one on the ground floor with adjacent wet room. Horseshoe Cottage has a lounge, an entertainment room, a kitchen, dining area, and comfortably sleeps 6 people - ideal for families and friends.



Free Wifi


Available to all guests with easy log in.

Car Parking


Plenty of free, off road, car parking. 

Ground floor Wet Room and En-suite Bathrooms


Garden, Pavilion, Patio & Firepit


Enjoy relaxing in our outdoor summerhouse and seating area or indulge in a BBQ with our rustic fire-pit. The private patio area opens up to a spacious rick yard  for children to run about freely, whilst grown ups relax and chat.

Weekly Housekeeping


Bed Linen and towels provided.

Iron and Ironing board
Kitchen and Dining Area


Bespoke kitchen complete with oven, microwave, hob, fridge-freezer, wine cooler, washer dryer, dishwasher, storage larder, extendable dining table.

Under-floor Heating and Wood Burning Stove
Smart T.Vs
Family Friendly

Fitted stair gate and travel cot on request.



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Explore the Peak District


Steeped in history, the Peak District

was the first National Park created in England and the second most popular in the world!

Heighten your senses from peak to valley. Discover the intrigue and mystery of

Blue John Mines, Pevril Castle, Castleton, Bakewell, and Hartington to name a few.

Thrill Seekers


Alton Towers & Splash Landings - UK's premier Theme Park

Water World - Festival Park


Trentham Gardens: Go Ape adventure & Monkey Forest

Sports, Health and Wellbeing


Draycott Sports Centre (Gymnasiaum and Racket sports)

Hiking, Cycling, Horse Riding, River and Coarse Fishing

Beauty & Spa - Pamper yourself at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat

Country Pubs, Tea Rooms and Restaurants
Enjoy locally selected real ales, fine wines and tasty wholesome food; ideal for families or romantic getaways
Take a Ride
On traditional steam railways at Foxfield, Churnet Valley or Leek & Rudyard.
Explore the city - The Potteries


Take a factory tour, make your own pottery or sightsee the world famous pottery from Wedgwood, Spode, Portmerion, Emma Bridgewater, Moorcroft and Gladstone.

For the lovers of live music, stage and theatre visit The Regent, Victoria Hall, New Vic Theatre, or Bet 365 Stadium (home of Stoke City FC)

Local Historic Market Towns & Central Shopping


Ashbourne, Cheadle & Leek, Hanley Intu Potteries Shopping Centre

Endulge your tastebuds in fine artisan produce and local delicacies; grab yourself a world famous Staffordshire Oatcake!




“The owners were so welcoming we almost felt like family”

-Zoe Owen & family-