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Trough Ivy House
Ranked #1 of 1 Farley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Amazeballs!”
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the swallows next for 2 nights and it was perfect in every way! Fantastic location - literally a 2 min walk to Alton Towers and beautifully kept accommodation with everything you could need with really friendly and helpful owners! Don't hesitate and book it, I will most definitely be staying there again!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Stayed in the self catering accommodation 'swallows nest' with my granddaughter for a two day visit to Alton Towers theme park which is only a five minute walk away.
The accommodation was very very clean, with fresh bedding & towels. Tea & coffee & all the bits you need for self catering. The owners were very polite & helpful.
I would recommend this place to anyone who is planning a visit to Alton Towers.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This stay was for my 21st birthday from my best friend, this b and b was perfect it is a 4 minute walk from alton towers entrance! Prime location after walking around all day and wanting to be back in your room! The owners are just brilliant, so friendly. They helped me park my car as the car park is small. We opted for the breakfast which is have to say was brilliant, one of us had a full english and one had a continental and both were delightful and good food! the breakfast room is really cute! The bedrooms are good sized and very clean! The bed was very comfortable and we both slept very well with no noise apart from upstairs floor boards creeking! I also had a suprise of birthday banners and baloons, with champagne which was lovely. There is a local pub about a mile away which we ate dinner at and it was very nice! This b and b is perfect, really good hospitality! I would without a doubt come back here and also recommend it to anyone who is visiting alton towers!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2013

For our recent trip to Alton Towers we managed to find this Bed & Breakfast looking on the internet. Situated right outside the front entrance from the park, this seemed like the ideal place to stay. Unfortunately they had no spare rooms on the dates we were after but the Self-catering apartment was available so we booked it up for the weekend. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner who was extremely helpful and friendly. We stayed in The 'Swallows Nest' apartment which the owner took the time to show us around and made sure we had everything we needed. By far it has to be one of the cleanest, quietest and most comfortable place i have ever stayed. The surroundings are beautiful and being situated across from the Bed & Breakfast, you can guarantee a perfect evening and nights sleep after a long day at the towers.
I'm already thinking of booking the same apartment next year!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Great Yarmouth
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Went to Alton Towers for a short break with my partner very recently and decided not to stay in the Alton Towers Resort hotel as was too expensive.

My Partner found this little B&B on the internet and it was lovely.

Greeted on our arrival by the owners and they were very plesant and freindly, showed us to our room told us were is nice to eat and left us to it.

The room was very clean and bed was comfy.

Breakfast in the morning was great such a good choice and the fry up was devine!

Def go back again and would highly recommend it!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Excellent location ,friendly welcome . Had a bad night sleep the first night of our stay due to noisy guests in the room below - very loud, letting the door bang then had to listen to snoring all night!! Little things could make this a 5 star rating ie.better fixtures , better quality toilet rolls, sound proofing!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Markinch, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

This is the first time I have written a review. I have taken the plunge thanks to the warm welcome we received from Carol and Terry. Never mind the excellent location, the house, rooms and breakfast make it a trip well made. We will certainly be back!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Trough Ivy House
Address: Trough Ivy House Farley | Alton, Farley ST10 3BQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Farley
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Farley
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Number of rooms: 3
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