Old Castle Inn
About the home
New on the market, Old Castle Inn is a large converted public house full of character and with unusual architectural features.
The beautiful village of Alton sits above the Churnet Valley adjacent to glorious Dimmingsdale on the edge of the Peak District. It is ideal for walkers and cyclists (a disused railway line passes through the village).
It is situated less than 5 minutes from Alton Towers resort - a bus is available from the bottom of the road.
The village has 5 pubs, most of which offer good food, and an excellent restaurant on the same street as the property.
Nearby are the historic towns of Ashbourne and Cheadle (with it's fine Pugin church). Leek , with William Morris trail, a little further away (30 mins) and the spa town of Buxton with Opera house and many cultural events 45 mins away.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
Further details indoors:
Old Castle Inn has plenty of seating downstairs, with a lounge (boasting a huge open fire), dining room (with log burner), large kitchen (with seating) and a large conservatory. It has original pub floor tiles and exposed floorboards. It also has a piano and library room.
The property has 2 bathrooms, and 10 beds in 5 large rooms, with a fold out double sofa for extra guests.
Further details outdoors:
The house has a safe enclosed garden with seating and a large sand pit.
Linen provided, but please bring your own towels.
Baby sitting and dog walking available by negotiation (reliable local family)
Fully refundable deposit of £150 when booking, and costs to be paid in full 6 weeks before the start of the holiday.
15% reduction for groups of 6 or less.
The Heart of England / Peak District / Staffordshire region
Alton is in the Staffordshire Moorlands, overlooking the beautiful Churnet Valley, at the foot of the Weaver Hills. Within 20 minutes drive of iconic Dovedale, the property provides ideal accommodation for those wishing to access both Alton Towers, and the moors and dales of the Peak District National Park.
Nearby towns include Cheadle (4m) with it's unique Pugin church, Uttoxeter (7m) home of the Midlands Grand National, and Ashbourne (8m) home of the historic, annual Shrovetide football match. Leek (12m) provides numerous antique emporia and the William Morris trail, whereas Stoke-on-Trent (14m) is home to potteries museums, premiership football, and a major canal network. The area has fantastic cycle pathways along the Tissington Trail, Manifold Way and disused Churnet Valley railway line.
The Stoke-on-Trent / Alton area
Alton has an impressive Saxon Church, Pugin-designed buildings and it's own Castle. With several pubs, a park with children's play area, woodland and river walks, a post office, mini-mart, restaurant and conservation area, the village is both historic and attractive. Two summer shows in the village, situated in the castle and school grounds, play host to live music, tug-o-war and traditional games.
Well-dressing celebrations take place across the Peak, the only Highland Games in England features each July in Ashbourne, and the famous Alton Towers firework display rounds off the autumn. Alton Towers theme park,and Splas Landings Water Park are only 5 minutes by bus or car.
How to get there
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From the M1 or the M42/M6 take A50. Signposted from Uttoxeter.
Trains to Uttoxeter, then 15 min Bus trip takes you to the end of the road.
Nearest Airport, East Midlands.
Activities near Stoke-on-Trent
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
11 May 2013
Good service from the owner. Quick response to booking enquiry, timely receipt of house details and very helpful during our stay. We had a problem with the heating on arrival and the owner was quick to respond by text and phone which meant the problem was sorted within an hour.
Property was well suited to a large party of 10 people. 5 decent sized bedrooms over 2 floors. Although none of the bedrooms had an en-suites, this was not a problem as there was a bathroom on each floor. House was well equipped and we liked the unusual character of the place. Location in the village of Alton was great. Good local pub across the road and Alton Towers is within walking distance (30 m inutes). Only draw back was that, even with the heating working, the house was a bit cold for our stay in April.
24 Mar 2013
Spatious accommodation at a very competitive price in a lovely village location. The owners were very helpful and friendly, as were the villagers. We were there during a cold spell in winter, and had to get additional firewood - this can be obtained either from the village store or post office. There is no off-street parking, but this was not really a problem for us. There are two decent-looking pubs very close to hand. We'd like to come back in the summer.
01 Feb 2013
Stayed here with a group of friends for my birthday. Lovely big property with plenty of character, great value and location.
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|Prices for group size 6|
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|8th Nov - 21st Dec||8 Nov 11||21 Dec 11||£ 480||£ 100||£ 100||3 Nights|
|5th Jan - 26th March||5 Jan 12||27 Mar 12||£ 480||£ 100||£ 100||3 Nights|
|27th March - 19th April||27 Mar 12||20 Apr 12||£ 720||£ 138||£ 138||3 Nights|
|20th April - 31st May||20 Apr 12||1 Jun 12||£ 560||£ 128||£ 128||3 Nights|
|1st June - 18th June||1 Jun 12||19 Jun 12||£ 720||£ 138||£ 138||3 Nights|
|19th June - 19th July||19 Jun 12||20 Jul 12||£ 640||£ 128||£ 128||3 Nights|
|20th July - 3rd Sept||20 Jul 12||4 Sep 12||£ 950||£ 155||£ 155||3 Nights|
|4th Sept - 8th Oct||4 Sep 12||8 Oct 12||£ 560||£ 128||£ 128||3 Nights|
|7th nov -15th dec||7 Nov 12||16 Dec 12||£ 480||£ 100||£ 100||3 Nights|
|16th dec-27th dec||16 Dec 12||28 Dec 12||£ 840||£ 170||£ 170||5 Nights|
|28th dec-2ndjan||28 Dec 12||3 Jan 13||£ 920||-||-||5 Nights|
|3rd jan- 8th feb||3 Jan 13||9 Feb 13||£ 480||£ 80||£ 100||3 Nights|
|8th feb - 18th feb||9 Feb 13||19 Feb 13||£ 720||£ 128||£ 128||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1st June - 18th June||1 Jun 12||19 Jun 12||£ 900||£ 135||£ 172||3 Nights|
|19th june - 19th july||19 Jun 12||20 Jul 12||£ 800||£ 160||£ 160||3 Nights|
|20th July - 3rd Sept||20 Jul 12||4 Sep 12||£ 1100||£ 192||£ 192||3 Nights|
|4th Sept - 25th Oct||4 Sep 12||26 Oct 12||£ 700||£ 160||£ 160||3 Nights|
|26th Oct -6thNov||26 Oct 12||7 Nov 12||£ 800||£ 172||£ 172||3 Nights|
|7th nov-20th dec||7 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 600||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|22nd dec-27dec||21 Dec 12||28 Dec 12||£ 1050||-||-||5 Nights|
|28th dec - 2nd jan||28 Dec 12||3 Jan 13||£ 1150||-||-||5 Nights|
|3rd Jan-8th Feb||3 Jan 13||9 Feb 13||£ 600||£ 105||£ 125||3 Nights|
|8th Feb-18th feb||9 Feb 13||19 Feb 13||£ 900||£ 160||£ 160||3 Nights|
|18th feb -22nd march||19 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 600||£ 105||£ 125||3 Nights|
|22nd march-22nd april||23 Mar 13||23 Apr 13||£ 900||£ 172||£ 172||3 Nights|
|22nd april-24th may||23 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 750||£ 135||£ 160||3 Nights|
|24th may - 3rd june||25 May 13||4 Jun 13||£ 975||£ 172||£ 172||3 Nights|
|4th june - july 12th||4 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 750||£ 135||£ 160||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
20% reduction for groups of 6 or less if not all the bedrooms are used.
2 nights midweek available outside of school holidays
Adult only groups of more than 8 people will be charged an additional £35 per person per stay
Payment by bank transfer where possible. Cheques accepted if not.
We also ask for a £150 deposit for 'good housekeeping' to secure the booking. This will be returned in full after your stay providing there has been no damage or unacceptable mess.
£15 for dogs per stay.Enquire now
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