Manor House Farm

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1889 590415

Splendid farmhouse B&B - passionate hosts, great breakfasts, garden resplendent with plants, colourful interior crammed with family history


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Babies welcome

The Experience

Jacobean farmhouse with oodles of history on a working rare-breed farm – set in the Churnet Valley, a beautiful, little-known area. Chris inherited the house and has been expanding and improving the garden ever since. Yew trees, hedge walls and terraces mean that you have the fun of wandering and discovering as you go – and you’ll find many seats dotted here and there for the lovely views.

Play tennis on the grass court, read by the wood fire, stock up on Chris and Margaret’s breakfasts from the land: eggs from their own hens, sausages and bacon from their pigs and home-grown tomatoes as well as bowls of fruit and muesli.

You can hire bikes, arrange pony trekking, walk or climb nearby in The Roaches. Then barbecue and eat in the garden, or walk to the Duncombe Arms, Ellastone (about 20 minutes) for good pub food.

Manor House Farm - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The extensive garden - loads of interest with seats in sunny spots for soaking up the peace
  • The dramatic four-poster beds
  • The atmospheric sitting room and breakfast room
Manor House Farm - Gallery

You should know

  • One bedroom has a low doorway - remember to duck
  • One of the en suites has a hand-held shower over the bath
  • It's an old house with creaky floors


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 12pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum two nights at weekends during high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub/restaurant 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £74
Damage deposit
No damage deposit
Singles £46-£50.
2 Four-posters
From £74
1 Family room for 4
From £85



Chris and Margaret have made Manor House Farm a special place to stay. Magnificent four poster beds, beautiful views from the bedrooms over a glorious garden - full of unusual statues, stonework and wonderful plants - even a grass tennis court that guests can play on. The breakfasts are awesome, much of it produced on their farm. Heavenly.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

Dear Margaret and Chris, Thank you for a lovely stay with you. Hopefully coming back and then for more than one night. Rita and Bjarne

Bjarne, Paradis

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay. Although only for one night, we delighted in the use of the gardens, and the accommodation was perfect. Period of nature, clean and with lovely facilities. Breakfast was fulsome, tasty and just what was needed to recharge our batteries as we headed off to visit local places of interest. The recommendations from our hosts were well informed and well judged. Given the general location of this accommodation, proximate to some wonderful countryside, this was a real pleasure and we will return for a longer period soon.

Shirley, Upton

A beautiful, calm and peaceful house with a lovely atmosphere. Fabulous hosts, very friendly and welcoming and a superb breakfast. We have stayed 5* all over the world and at other Alistair Sawdays establishments, Manor House Farm is truly very special, we loved the log fire in the sitting room. Thank you Chris and Margaret for a magical stay, and looking after my mum so well who has Dementia. Beautiful scenery and close to the Moorcroft factory (the factory tour was very informative) Chatsworth House and Biddolph Grange, we will return. Lynne and family x

Lynne, Peterborough

We have stayed at Manor House Farm 3 times now and will stay again we can not fault Chris & Margaret they make you fill so welcome if you like grade 2 listed farm houses you will fall in love with this one ,fantastic breakfast and wonderful antiques we always return home chilled

Malcolm, London

The other reviews tell it all - lovely welcome - lovely dogs & cats - lovely breakfasts - lovely house & garden. We'll return. Many thanks Margaret & Chris

Peter, Bingham

Another Sawday gem. Chris and Margaret made us so welcome and we sat in front of a roaring wood fire in antique chairs, surrounded by yet more antique furniture and curios. The bedrooms are amazing with their 4 poster beds and no detail is missed, full toiletries in the en suite bathroom, his and hers dressing gowns, fresh milk and fruit juice to accompany the coffee making equipment, a full English breakfast and all this for just £74 for the 2 of us. The garden is a delight with all manner of plants and architecture, the rare breed cattle a delight to see. What more could a visitor want?

Pauline, Silsden

Great hosts, beautiful historic house. My two kids thought they were staying at Hogwarts (we all had four poster beds). We went to Alton Towers which was minutes away. Chris, also recommended a great pub to eat in the evenings, again minutes away. I would highly recommend all my friends to stay here. Excellent value for money also.

Patricia, Kinross

Beautiful historic house and garden. Peaceful location with good country pubs nearby. Lovely comfortable room. Very friendly and helpful owners. Awesome breakfast. Terrific value. A real gem. Highly recommended.


An outstanding place to stay! A lovely old house in a very beautiful location with a delightful garden to wander around. Closeby a Sawday recommended pub with good restaurant. A lovely room furnished with a comfortable four poster bed and with a modern en-suite. An excellent breakfast, home made sausages, scrumptious! And making it very special indeed, charming hosts who go well beyond what you expect to give you a warm welcome, even from a Sawday B & B. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again.


What an amazing place!! Chris and Margaret are superb hosts,breakfast to die for. Wander around the farm it is such a fabulous place don't miss it if you are in the area.


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The neighbourhood

You're tucked away down a narrow road at the back of the farm belonging to the owners, so you'll feel incredibly private. Nature is on your doorstep starting with your bird-filled garden and long views. The nearest village (one mile) is Denstone which has a church, pub, shops and an award-winning farm shop with a café. The Peak District National Park and the Staffordshire Moorlands are on your doorstep, Ashbourne and Uttoxeter six miles and Chatsworth House a short drive. This is the world capital of ceramics so it would be a shame to come and not visit the potteries.

Local points of interest from Chris & Margaret Ball

  • We love our garden,which we have developed largely ourselves and are constantly adding extra points of interest.The most recent of these being an antique statue of a whippet which is proudly positioned on a 5 feet high plinth..
  • As you will know from the website we produce our own bacon and sausage but we have to champion the local farm shop in Denstone. 1 mile away where local produce is taken to a real art form.They have a wonderful cafe where they champion their culinary skills
  • One has to mention the fact that the Alton Towers Theme Park is only 3 miles away.But we have to add that we are very much off the beaten track and so avoid any traffic or noise problems.But it is a great day out for those of a adventurous nature
  • Don`t forget if you are in our area to explore the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands.My favourite place would be The Roaches.Which on a good day will offer views to match any you are ever likely to see. Luds Church.A rock formation there is a must
  • For those of you who like churches. St Giles in Cheadle 6 miles, is a must.Designed by Pugin for the then Earls of Shrewsbury.It really is a masterpiece and has the charm and glitz usually reserved for Spanish Cathedrals
  • If planning a visit to our area,don`t forget to leave time for the many stately homes and gardens Chatsworth,Hardwick Haddon, Sudbury, Shugborough, Calke, Biddulph Grange and Little Moreton Hall to name but a few.This really is a fabulous area to stay in!


Chris & Margaret Ball

Chris and Margaret are both passionate about all that they do. Chris was born here and the farm has been in his family for approaching 200 years. Margaret is a local lady whose family have very deep roots in this area. They are now entering the fortieth year of running B&B at the farm and also run a small herd of Rare Breed Cattle of which they are justly proud. They are passionate gardeners and keep extending their garden. They love their patch of England and really like to share it with guests.