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Old Castle Inn

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dining area with feature furniture
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Very good
32 reviews
dining area with feature furniture
3 storey house
living room
living room with open fire
large open fire
library / music room
kitchen
View from dining area into conservatory
wood burner in dining area
master bedroom 1
master bedroom
master bedroom
bedroom 2 with twin single beds
Large double room on top floor
bedroom 4 with double bed
roll top bath
bedroom 5 with single beds
large conservatory over looking garden
seating area in good sized enclosed garden
garden
garden
garden
view of Alton Castle from the back of the house
Alton Castle
Alton Castle
stunning walks at Dovedale, nearby
Alton Castle retreat
Alton Church
Alton bridge
Alton rail station
view of High Street
Alton village jail house
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Overview
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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.<BR><BR>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).<BR>It is situated less than 5 minutes from Alton Towers resort - a bus is available from the bottom of the road.<BR>The village has 5 pubs, most of which offer good food, and an excellent restaurant on the same street as the property.<BR><BR>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 Bu... Read more
About the Owner, gabrielle l
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2012
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 32 reviews and 1 property
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 32 reviews
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UKLizzie...
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in March 2017

Nine adults stayed for 5 days to walk and golf. The house is great for a big group with lots of interesting features, library,conservatory,big kitchen/diner with all mod cons. Good communication from the owner and all went well. We loved it and the local scenery is of course brilliant. ( Recommend Uttoxeter Golf course if you're interested)!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

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aidanb1
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We loved our stay at Old Castle Inn. It's a huge house, and there was ample accommodation for the 9 of us. The village of Alton has lovely pubs. Gabrielle, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful.

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Amenities
  • Blender
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • 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.<BR>The property has 2 bathrooms, and 10 beds in 5 large rooms, with a fold out double sofa for extra guests.
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
£125
£200
£600
17 Mar 2017 -
30 Mar 2017
spring (w/end same 2 or 3 nights)
2 nights
£150
£295
£1,200
31 Mar 2017 -
13 Apr 2017
easter holidays
2 nights
£185
£250
£1,200
14 Apr 2017 -
17 Apr 2017
easter weekend
3 nights
£220
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£1,300
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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 £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.
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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. <BR><BR>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.
Access
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.<BR>Trains to Uttoxeter, then 15 min Bus trip takes you to the end of the road.<BR>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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