Once an old coaching inn known as “The Four Crosses” Brook House is situated in a peaceful woodland setting on the banks of the River Sow in the Offley Brook conservation area.
Brook House has been modernized to provide every comfort.
There is a modern well equipped kitchen with an electric “Rangemaster” cooker with 5 hobs and two ovens. Help yourself to herbs growing in the garden in front of the rear porch door. The kitchen is open to a living room with a wood burning stove, SMART TV and HD blue ray player. A collection of DVD’s are available for your use.
There is a separate dining room with an oak dining table seating 10 people. A snug room has an open log fire in the original inglenook fire place and a book case with a collection of books of all kinds available for your use. Off the snug room is a large heated orangery with views over the garden . There is one bedroom downstairs with twin beds. As rubber ramps are made available through the sliding patio doors into the orangery wheelchair access is possible throughout the ground floor.
NB: There is a 3 inch step from the kitchen down to the living room;
There is no downstairs shower, just a toilet and wash basin;
The doors are normal width and not widened for wheelchair access.
Upstairs there are four further bedrooms off a generously sized landing, one with king-size bed and en-suite shower room and another with king-size bed and en-suite Jacuzzi bath with shower over. The largest room has twin beds and the smallest has a double bed. There is a generously proportioned main bathroom with separate shower, freestanding bath, bidet, toilet and wash basin serving the other bedrooms.
Telephones: There is no mobile phone signal at Brook House or in the hamlet of Offley Brook. We have provided a landline for your use calls to UK landlines and mobiles. Calls may be made at any time of day at no additional charge.
Internet: WiFi is available throughout Brook House. NB we are in the countryside and a long way from the telephone exchange. Normal email and internet activity is generally no problem, however the system will not sustain multiple video streaming or gaming. It may just cope with one movie at a time!
Wood burning stoves and barbecue: There are two wood burning stoves and a barbecue: You are welcome to use them however you must supply your own kindling, logs and charcoal. The stoves must be left clean and empty of ash ready for the next guests.
Pets: We welcome up to three pets but ask that you bring sufficient towels to clean them after walks and keep them off all furniture and beds.
Credit and Debit cards are not accepted. Please pay deposits to secure booking by cheque or bank transfer. Final balance is payable 1 month prior to date of arrival. You will then be sent details of how to gain access to the property.
Cancellations and refund policy
If we are able to re-sell the cancelled dates you will be given a full refund. Otherwise deposits are non-refundable if you cancel within 6 months of your expected date of arrival. If you cancel after having paid the final balance within 1 month of your arrival date this will be non-refundable unless we re-sell the dates in question.
The walled cottage garden can be a real sun trap in the summer. Please enjoy it to the full. As we are so busy with visitors we may have to do some gardening while you are staying at Brook House. Of course we shall do our best to respect your privacy but ask for your understanding.
Please DO NOT try and open the greenhouse or go through the locked garden gate unless you have booked Woodland cottage & Brook House.
The garage building is locked and not accessible to our guests.
If you wish to walk a little further along the River Sow, public footpaths lead to Jacksons Marsh with its board walks maintained by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. If you are lucky you may spot kingfishers or otters. Continuing the walk for a couple of miles leads to the beautiful lake of Copmere and the nearest pub, The Star, a traditional inn serving excellent food and drink. Returning you can visit Jacksons coppice a real treasure on a hillside just a couple of hundred metres from Brook House. In late spring the bluebells are breath taking. It is also the site of one of the largest badger colonies in Staffordshire.
Alternatively follow the Terence trail, a circular walk that takes around 2-3 hours, mainly on footpaths and very minor roads. Maps are on the information table upstairs.
Follow the steep road to the top of the sandstone gorge and Bishops Offley (200metres) and you will see a triangle of grass with a signpost and village notices. The village Millennium Green has regular events which you will be welcome to join, barbecues’ concerts, ‘rounders’, Guy Fawkes night, treasure hunts, village walks etc. if this is of interests just keep an eye open for details.
Our neighbours at Offley Mill, the working water mill, just 100 yards upstream mill stone ground flour. Although there is no shop they may well sell you some flour if they are free. Another 100 yards up the road our neighbours on the left side of the gravel lane sell eggs and all kinds of meats, chicken and and sausages from the animals raised on their small holding.
For further places of interest all easily visited on day trips from Brook House please visit both Enjoy Stafford and Shropshire Tourism which tell you more about the great attractions and areas to visit during your stay.
As soon as we entered Brook House we were made to feel extremely welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for Ian and Vicki.
The B&B is in a lovely... read more
The hosts are warm, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was scrumptious with some locally grown produce. Location very pleasant with interesting geology.
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We had a lovely time at Brookhouse. The hosts Ian and Vicki were so kind and welcoming. We felt very much at home in their beautiful house. The room was... read more
Tucked away in beautiful countryside, we had a wonderful stay at Brookhouse. The rooms are spotlessly clean and very comfortable, the breakfasts were plentiful and delicious, and Ian and Victoria... read more
I liked this place and if in the area would want to stay here again.
Ian is an extremely likeable and helpful fellow and he also produces a great cooked... read more
We stayed at Brook House for three days for a long weekend and had a fantastic time. Everything about the property was excellent, food, room, garden, surrounding area with... read more
It’s been absolutely fantastic. Beautiful breakfast and lovely hosts. You couldn’t ask for anything more.
We came for a wedding and ended up in this wonderful place where we hope... read more
We had a wonderful stay at Brookhouse whilst attending a wedding locally. Ian and Vicky are fantastic hosts - very relaxed and unobtrusive but also really interesting to talk to.... read more
We stayed overnight but had enough time to look round the area, it is not totally remote but the narrow lanes give it a feel of isolation. We were made... read more
Spent 2 nights here in early Feb during our house move and it was lovely. Ian looked after us expertly and the flexibility in breakfast choice was amazing. The full... read more