House in Alton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire / Derbyshire, England, UK - 1 Mile From Alton Towers Theme Park, Edge Of Peak District
About Gabrielle Lees
We lived here until 2011, and unable to sell it when we moved down south for work, we have now converted it to a holiday let. We love this house and come up as often as we can.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A quirky treasure.
My family visited so we could all be together to my parents’ 70th birthdays and we could not have been happier. The house was simply wonderful - unusual and beautiful, everything you need, but so different that it wasn’t just like being at home. There was something for everyone, from the multitude of toys, the music room and the four poster bed to our favourite room of the house, the conservatory. Gabbi was so helpful - including recommendations for fantastic places to eat and the rise-at-home chocolate croissants - and the area was simply beautiful. We arrived home yesterday and I haven’t stopped raving about it.
A great family holiday.
The communication before we arrived and while we was there was fantastic, I asked a few questions before our stay and The response was rapid. The house is lovely, definitely quirky and loads of toys for the kids to play with, I honestly can’t recommend this house enough, you made our stay in Alton a pleasure thank you.
We had a great time staying at the house which surpassed my expectations. The bedrooms are all lovely, the kitchen is great and the garden is gorgeous. There are some lovely walks and a pub over the road, just up the street and the Alton Bridge just down the hill. The food there is excellent. We will definitely stay again when we’re in the area.
Lovely quirky house.
Great location for Alton Towers, easy parking on doorstep and pub right across the street. Ideal for large family groups like ours! All bed linen, toilets and floors spotlessly clean.
A lovely character property, in a great location. Alton is a lovely village ideally situated
The property is a lovely character property, with everything you could need. The only reason we have not given 5 stars is the property is a little tired in some areas and needs a little TLC however this would not stop us booking to stay again. The fires are lovely keeping you cosy in the evening. Alton is a lovely village in a great location for nearby attractions. The Bulls Head across the road is great pub with lovely food.
A lovely stay at this quirky house
There were eight of us for four nights at the end of August beginning of September. We had a wonderful family break. There was plenty of space and the house is well positioned in the village and handy for local pubs, walks and Alton Towers. Gabrielle was easy to contact and could not do enough to help us. She even organised someone to dog sit whilst we all went into Alton Towers. We did have a problem with the rubbish not being collected and the house needed some attention here and there but everyone really enjoyed their stay.
Bit short of beaches-1hr 30m drive to North Wales and Wirral beaches.
East Midlands Airport, 35 minutes by car. Car would be useful, but not essential as plenty of places to visit by foot or bus (including Alton Towers).
Alton Towers 1 mile. Dimmingsdale and Churnet Valley 1 mile. Cheadle, including 'Pugin Church', 4 miles. Uttoxeter, 7 miles. Ashbourne, 9 miles.
Dovedale, 12 miles. Leek, 14 miles. Stoke-on-Trent, 14 miles. Derby 18 miles. Buxton, including Poole Cavern and Opera House, about 25 miles
Lichfield, Dr. Johnson museum and cathedral about 30 miles.
Alton Village: Castle and Pugin buildings, churches, post office, 4-5 fine pubs, many provide food and/or have restaurant attached, late-opening mini-mart, children's recreation area, riverside and country walks.
Further afield: Dimmingsdale and Staffordshire Way a short walk away.
Alton Towers Theme Park and gardens. 'Pugin Church' at Cheadle.
Uttoxeter racecourse and Redfern's Cottage Museum. Peak District walks and cycle paths including Dovedale, Tissington Trail, and Manifold Valley.
Blackbrook Zoo. William Morris trail at Leek. Trentham Gardens and monkey world. Steam Trains at Froghall and Cheddleton. Potteries museums and galleries at Stoke on Trent. Football grounds at Port Vale, Stoke City and Derby County.