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Old Castle Inn

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dining area with feature furniture
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Alton village jail house
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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
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 wit...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 away.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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 after pub closing times. Thank you!
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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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 18 September 2019

The house is situated in the very pretty little village of Alton. There is a small supermarket at the end of the road and a post office which also sells groceries round the corner. There is a pub directly opposite the property. The village is...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Susan W
Reviewed 2 September 2019

The house is big and spacious, ideal for adult or families with older children visiting the area. With the tiled floors and steps on the ground floor would not recommend to groups with very small children or toddlers. There are plenty of books, toys and...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 23 June 2019

Fabolous house with cosy garden in splendid surroundings. Very well equipped and huge with rather easy finding a parking lot in the street. Good value for money in a pretty village with among other things has got 5 pubs and a Londis shop. The house...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank 462evar
Reviewed 4 June 2019

Our second visit and we loved it as much as the first time! Group of 10 cousins from different ends of the country wanted a spacious property with walking options and pub/eating on the doorstep. The Old Castle Inn and Alton provide the perfect place...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Keith B
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2019

Date of stay: May 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Blender
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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.
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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.
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