This charming timber-framed thatched cottage set in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside is now owned by Stafford Borough Council.
The building was bequeathed by Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683) the author of the 'Compleat Angler'.
The cottage has displays on the history of angling.
The ground floor rooms are set out in 17th century style.
Izaak Walton, who famously fished in Dovedale in the Peak District, is commemorated by a stained glass window in Winchester Cathedral, created in 1914.