Manor House Farm

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Bed & Breakfast

Heavenly farmhouse B&B - passionate hosts, perfect breakfasts, a garden resplendent with plants, a glorious interior crammed with curios...


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


A working rare-breed farm in an area of great beauty, a Jacobean farmhouse with oodles of history. Behind mullioned windows is an interior crammed with curios and family pieces, panelled walls and wonky floors… hurl a log on the fire and watch it roar. Rooms with views have four-posters; one bathroom flaunts rich red antique fabrics. The house sits on a north-facing slope and the three-acre garden runs out on the south side into a series of five terraces, each one topped by neatly clipped yews. Chris inherited the house, then set to expand and improve the garden into a place of exploration, rest and relaxation; many seats are dotted here and there for lovely views. There is humour and quirk too: an extensive perennial border sports a huge stone table which was once part of the entrance to Lancaster’s municipal baths, and an old goods railway carriage is now a garden summerhouse. Yew trees, hedge walls and terraces mean that you have to wander to see the full value of the garden, and guests are encouraged to stay as long as they want. Chris and Margaret are passionate hosts who serve great breakfasts too – eggs from their own hens, sausages and bacon from their pigs and home-grown tomatoes. A peaceful place.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


  • 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.
Pub/restaurant 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £72
Damage deposit
No damage deposit
2 Four-posters
From £72
1 Family room for 4
From £85
1 Double
From £72


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.


Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

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!