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Old Castle Inn

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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
Alton, Staffordshire, England
Old Castle Inn is a large converted public house full of character and with unusual architectural features, close to Alton Towers and the beautiful Peak National Park.

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...
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Listing #HL142568
About the Owner
Gabrielle L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2010
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Myself and various family members were planning a trip away for a family member's birthday when we stumbled upon this gem. Being a family with a wide age range we found this property and location catered for all. Lovely nearby walks, multiple pubs just around...More

Thank DavidL120240
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

A great place for a friends reunion. The kids had lots of space to play in both in the garden and inside the house. The bedrooms were all of a good size and plenty of space for cots. Some general maintenance is required on the...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2018

A fascinating,and quirky house to stay in. Very spacious, with plenty of room both inside and out. Apart from the towels that one had to bring, the house was kitted out very well. Alton is a pretty village with a couple of little shops. It...More

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  • Blender
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
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.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
This house is not suitable for late and loud partying - as it is a terraced with children next door. Please only book if you are confident that you can keep noise levels down...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    2 Fulls
    6 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: C$256 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Weekend stays are the same price for 2 or 3 nights, 2 night stays have no time restriction for departure. 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 £40 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.
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: East Midlands: 40.0 km
Railway: Uttoxeter: 10.0 km
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 nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby.
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