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    Ash House

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    Property ref: S39669

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 6

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 1

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (54)

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    About this property

    A superb, semi-detached, Grade II listed stone cottage in the centre of the pretty village of Alton, just 1.2 miles from the popular Alton Towers Theme Park. Tastefully furnished to a contemporary theme, the cottage has two king-size bedrooms. The first bedroom is spacious and includes a king-size double bed with beautiful oak furniture and soft furnishings and a woodburner. The second bedroom is equally finished but also includes a permanent staircase which leads up to the second floor loft conversion with a single bed and a cabin-style bed, meaning it also has the flexibility to act as a family bedroom. The cottage would therefore equally lend itself to two couples wanting to enjoy the pubs and restaurants of Alton or a family of six wanting a base very close to Alton Towers. Set over three floors, guests enter the cottage to the open plan and superbly-equipped kitchen/diner which boasts an oak dining table, seating six, and a kitchen with a Belfast sink and a range-style cooker. The living room is beautifully finished with contemporary soft furnishings and high quality furniture. A stone fireplace features a woodburner which is perfect for snuggling up in front of at the end of the day after you have exhausted yourself with the many activities available on your doorstep. The bathroom, with boutique finish, designer bath and separate shower, completes the wonderful accommodation. Outside, there is a private, enclosed patio with furniture and a door leading into the garage where you are free to securely store bikes. As the cottage is in the centre of Alton there are shops, pubs and restaurants just a stone’s throw away and there’s even a Gothic castle to explore! For the adrenaline junkies in your party, the popular theme park, Alton Towers, is just 1.2 miles away from your holiday cottage. A fantastically-located, luxury cottage to be enjoyed throughout all seasons.

    The village of Alton is set in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside and offers shops and pubs, plus within a few minutes' drive from the village is Alton Towers Theme Park.

    Accommodation

    Over three floors.

    Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with woodburner, 1 x king-size double with stairs leading to 1 x second floor attic twin with 1 single and 1 cabin-style bed.

    Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC.

    Kitchen with dining area.

    Sitting room with woodburner.

    Gas central heating with woodburners.

    Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, Blu-ray/DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books.

    Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.

    Roadside parking opposite the property.

    Secure bike storage.

    Front enclosed patio with furniture.

    One well-behaved dog welcome.

    Sorry, no smoking.

    Shops and pub 2 mins walk.

    Note: Twin loft conversion can only be accessed through one of the double bedrooms and limited headroom in attic bedroom.

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    Reviews (54)

    Mr Bennett ‐ 1 Sep 2018
    "Making it difficult to cook."
    Mr Bennett ‐ 1 Sep 2018
    "The kitchen could do with a deep clean, and there were not enough cooking utensils, like baking trays etc. Making it difficult to cook. ..."
    Miss Kelly ‐ 1 Aug 2018
    "Stayed with 5 friends for a weekend, the house looks small from the outside but loads of space inside. Good sized kitchen for hosting, cosy living area and decent sized bedrooms. The beds were really comfortable, including the camp bed in the attic. Fully equipped kitchen had all you would want and a lovely welcome hamper which went down a treat. The only downside was there were only 5 outside seats for the six of us and there were a lot of persistent pesky wasps in the sitting area outside. Overall we had a great time and would highly recommend this property and the village for a visit."
    Miss Kelly ‐ 1 Aug 2018
    "Stayed with 5 friends for a weekend, the house looks small from the outside but loads of space inside. Good sized kitchen for hosting, cosy living area and decent sized bedrooms. The beds were really comfortable, including the camp bed in the attic. Fully equipped kitchen had all you would want and a lovely welcome hamper which went down a treat. The only downside was there were only 5 outside seats for the six of us and there were a lot of persistent pesky wasps in the sitting area outside ..."
    Miss Kelly ‐ 1 Aug 2018
    "Good sized kitchen for hosting, cosy living area and decent sized bedrooms. The beds were really comfortable, including the camp bed in the attic. Fully equipped kitchen had all you would want and a lovely welcome hamper which went down a treat. The only downside was there were only 5 outside seats for the six of us and there were a lot of persistent pesky wasps in the sitting area outside. Overall we had a great time and would highly recommend this property and the village for a visit."
    Mr Byrne ‐ 1 Jun 2018
    "It is situated just a 5 minute drive from Alton Towes which was really convenient. There are a few pubs in the area which are really nice for a quiet evening. If you’re looking for nightlife you will have to go further afield. Overall it was a lovely stay and I would highly recommend."
    Mr Byrne ‐ 1 Jun 2018
    "The accommodation was lovely with spacious rooms and everything you need for your stay. It is situated just a 5 minute drive from Alton Towes which was really convenient. There are a few pubs in the area which are really nice for a quiet evening. If you’re looking for nightlife you will have to go further afield. Overall it was a lovely stay and I would highly recommend."
    Sue P ‐ 1 Apr 2018
    "A weeks stay in this amazing gem of a cottage was such a lovely experience. Great information and instructions given to us beforehand from the owners and a wealth of information on the village and the area is available in the cottage. Lovely welcome pack on arrival, everything we needed to start our week. It was certainly home from home. Instructions for all the electrical equipment and all mod cons are provided. This cottage is very comfortable and very welcoming. Before we arrived we had concerns about parking but it really was never a problem, just follow the instructions given and it is easy. Alton is a lovely little village, Londis is a god send, as we found the pubs food availability hit and miss, maybe because it was 'out of season?' nowhere serves food on a Monday and The Royal Oak is now closed, however The Bulls Head is definitely worth a visit and is literally 2 mins walk away, great food, good variety of ales and ciders. There are plenty of pubs to drive to and the Lovely Denstone Garden Centre just a few miles away, great food served there. The cottage is located on the road to Alton Towers, approx 1 mile away, we visited twice. Lots of local walks, The Ramblers Retreat is well worth a look, open Tues-Sun 10-00 - 4:00 This cottage was a delight to stay in and certainly has everything you need for a great holiday. Many Thanks to the owners for making our stay so special."
    Andrew W ‐ 1 Apr 2018
    "Great base for Alton Towers and the surrounding Peak Disctrict. The house was really lovely and cosy with a wood burner in the living room and plenty of space for a family of four. My 7 year old daughter loved the attic bedroom with den! We all enjoyed the welcome pack of bread, butter, jam and a bottle of wine on arrival. Only downside was the very busy road next to the house and crossing it to get to the car. However this property was one of the best holiday homes we have rented as it was very well equipped and felt like a real home from home."
    Mrs Pickard ‐ 1 Dec 2017
    "!! Everything is provided and it was spotless. I didn't realise there is a 'snug' in the loft with TV and playstation, the children loved it! Great communication and right near all amenities."
    Ms Ecclestone ‐ 1 Dec 2017
    "I will definitely be back!"
    Mrs Pickard ‐ 1 Dec 2017
    "This is a beautiful property and we all loved it!!! Everything is provided and it was spotless. I didn't realise there is a 'snug' in the loft with TV and playstation, the children loved it! Great communication and right near all amenities."
    Ms Ecclestone ‐ 1 Dec 2017
    "House is fabulous, owners non intrusive, better equipped than expected (even had a PlayStation 3). I will definitely be back!"
    Mr Westhead ‐ 1 Nov 2017
    "This can be a deal breaker for customers and that there are disputes over whether you can park on the shared access for 5 mins to load/unload. We were met forcibly by a lady stating that there are no rights to park at all on her drive and the owners know this. This did not however detract from our holiday."
    Emily C ‐ 1 Nov 2017
    "Arrived Friday afternoon with Family and Friends and stayed until Sunday morning, we all had a great weekend and couldn’t recommend this place enough. When arriving there was some goodies from the owners which was a lovely touch also the whole cottage was very clean, all the towels and bedding was fresh and comfortable. The cottage is a great location to all near areas we visited Alton Towers for the Fireworks weekend and it was only 7 minutes drive away and had no problems with the traffic. Would defiantly recommend this place and even return in the future. Thank you for a great stay Ash house and we have some great memories."
    Mr Westhead ‐ 1 Nov 2017
    "Fantastic cottage in a great area, however it should be made know in your literature that parking is off site in a road opposite. This can be a deal breaker for customers and that there are disputes over whether you can park on the shared access for 5 mins to load/unload. We were met forcibly by a lady stating that there are no rights to park at all on her drive and the owners know this. This did not however detract from our holiday."
    Eileen G ‐ 1 Oct 2017
    "We had a fabulous 3 night stay in the cozy cottage. All you could ever wish for on a trip for Alton Towers, 5 minute drive to resort. Lovely comfy beds, wood burning fire if it’s cold and a great sized family kitchen. The village of Alton itself was a great base for our trip. We had a lovely meal in The White Hart which was a short walk round the corner. We couldn’t rate this Ash House highly enough!"
    - Jules M, October 2015
    ""We have had a wonderful stay in Ash House. So cozy, very well equipped and our three boys (aged 7, 5, 2) loved the attic bedroom and huge bath tub! We look forward to returning in the near future. Thank you also for the lovely welcome.""
    - Hanthornton, February 2016
    "We stayed here on the 5th Feb for 2 nights for my boyfriends birthday with some of his family. The cottage is absolutely beautiful and you immediately feel at home. The place was absolutely spotless and the housekeeper had even left us a little treat of red wine and a packet of lovely biscuits. The cottage in in the middle of Alton, there are lovely pubs close by serving great food. The closest pub The Bulls Head has recently closed down. Everyone in the village were very friendly and happy to point us in the right direction as we didn't really know the area. We visited Ashbourne on Saturday and also The Heights of Abraham which were close by and I would recommend. The cottage had plently of plates, glasses and cutlery if needed. There were 6 of us staying at the cottage, there are 6 double beds, and 2 singles. One thing to mention is one of the bedrooms (the loft) you have to walk through the second bedroom to get to it so may accidently wake people up during the night of you need to go the bathroom. This wasn't really a problem for us. I would definitely recommend this cottage to others and thank you so much to the housekeeper and owner for making our weekend :)"
    - garethjb74, August 2016
    "This was our first holiday home experience, we received such a warming welcome from the moment of booking to arriving at Ash House. The owner was contactable & replied promptly advising us with everything we needed to know about the House,location,area etc. A lovely welcome pack was a great surprise on arrival. The location of Ash House is superb for visiting Alton Towers just being a 5min car journey away. So many places to visit nearby over the Peak District."
    - Mrs Andrea, September 2016
    "beautiful cottage"
    - Welch, October 2016
    "The owners and housekeepers where brilliant and very helpful, the house is beautiful and so well presented and looked after I definitely will be returning!"
    - A TripAdvisor Member, October 2016
    "Haven't even finished my stay yet but I have to say how lovely the house is in every aspect and how brilliant your housekeepers have been letting us in when we have locked ourselves out!!"
    - Francesca G, October 2016
    "The cottage was a great size for just the four of us, it had everything we needed and was only a short drive to Alton towers. The village was lovely and quiet and it was easy to find. Just to warn others the drive to load and unload is very steep and I scratched the bottom of my bumper when we first arrived, which I wasn't happy about. I would advise leaving it on the road opposite and loading up there, unless you are driving a 4x4. Other than that it was perfect. Defiantly returning to do more exploring."
    - Mrs Laws, November 2016
    "The cottage was very comfortable and cosy. The welcome gifts were lovely. It was a pity that the stair gate for the top of the stairs was broken. When we used the bath for the little en, it did leave a dirty drain smell. Not sure of it hadn't been used for a while. Other than that we would definitely stay here again. Its on a very busy road but located well for things to do and see."
    - Miss Goodwin, November 2016
    "What a brilliant cottage! I booked Ash house as an inexpensive girls weekend getaway for myself and 5 friends. We all had the best time and would definitely consider returning. We felt like it was a special place to be, but with the same comfort as being in our own homes. (We barely left the cottage!) The beds were very comfy and we found everything we needed. Only negative we found was the dog hair. We couldn't sit without getting some on us. The village of Alton was very different to what we are used to- very quiet, but friendly. We went for a meal at the Bridge pub, which we would recommend!"
    - katyhutt2016, November 2016
    "What a beautiful and cosy cottage! Really nicely decorated and very well equipped with everything we needed. Was very clean and comfortable and had some very useful info and maps of walks in local area. Lovely touch that we were greeted by a bottle of wine, biscuits and some bread when we arrived. Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it for a group of friends or families."
    - paula2328, January 2017
    "Beautiful cottage and very well equipped. We stayed as a family of 4 plus parents so 6 in oh and plus our dog. there was plenty of space, everything we could of needed I even managed to cook a full roast for us on New Year's Day. Beautiful village with plenty to do in the surrounding area. perfect home from home."
    - Mr Lewis, September 2016
    "The whole experience."
    - Mrs Lomax, February 2017
    "no - all good"
    Mrs Waterhouse
    "The small courtyard was secure - perfect as we took our dog. Alton is quite small but there is a Londis, Post office and a couple of pubs. Locals very friendly and found a couple of good walks to take dog. Overall a very nice cottage and an enjoyable stay."
    Mandy N
    "This cottage is genuinely a home from home. Upon arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome pack that included a personal note and a bottle of wine. The cottage it's self is amazing and has everything you would ever need. If fact it's my dream home! It's immaculately clean and has everything you would ever need, including a PlayStation in the attic room (we lost our 17 yr old to this most nights). The small village has a warm welcoming feel with the shop selling any essentials you may need. Alton towers is literally 2 mins up the road and we took great joy watching the steams off traffic leaving the park every night knowing they may have a long journey ahead of them! Ha ha. I cannot rate this cottage more highly, with its warm welcome, cleanliness, small village feel, local aminities and close proximity to Alton towers. We really can't fault it!"
    Mrs Waterhouse
    "We enjoyed a 3 night break - the cottage was more spacious than we anticipated with well equipped kitchen. The small courtyard was secure - perfect as we took our dog. Alton is quite small but there is a Londis, Post office and a couple of pubs. Locals very friendly and found a couple of good walks to take dog. Overall a very nice cottage and an enjoyable stay."
    Mrs Browning
    "Our girls absolutely loved the attic room, which was perfect for them. Road outside is very busy with Alton Towers traffic, so crossing the road to where the car was could be tricky at times. It was a perfect base to go to Alton Towers though, I'm not sure that we could have stayed much closer! May be a little noisy for those bothered by traffic."
    Mrs Browning
    "Absolutely lovely little cottage, which is well equipped and cosy. Our girls absolutely loved the attic room, which was perfect for them. Road outside is very busy with Alton Towers traffic, so crossing the road to where the car was could be tricky at times. It was a perfect base to go to Alton Towers though, I'm not sure that we could have stayed much closer! May be a little noisy for those bothered by traffic."
    Mee
    "The place was very much more like a home than a holiday cottage, which made holidaying with young kids that much easier. They also left us a welcome pack which included a bottle of wine, which after forgetting to pack any and having a nightmare day with kids before getting there, was a real life saver. Very close to Alton towers (5 mins drive maximum), and 15 mins from peak wildlife park which was a great day out with the kids. Also if you had kids and want somewhere nearby to take kids to ride bike and scooters and feed ducks only 10 mins drive from nice lake next to JCB lakeside club. Free and lovely on a nice day."
    Mee
    "What a lovely place, they had board games, dvds, computer games and books for kids to have a play with. The place was very much more like a home than a holiday cottage, which made holidaying with young kids that much easier. They also left us a welcome pack which included a bottle of wine, which after forgetting to pack any and having a nightmare day with kids before getting there, was a real life saver. Very close to Alton towers (5 mins drive maximum), and 15 mins from peak wildlife park which was a great day out with the kids. Also if you had kids and want somewhere nearby to take kids to ride bike and scooters and feed ducks only 10 mins drive from nice lake next to JCB lakeside club. Free and lovely on a nice day."
    Miss Conley
    "The facility was nicely decorated and very homely. A added bonus was the 5 minute drive to Alton Towers. A fantastic property which I highly recommend."
    Miss Conley
    "I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at Ash house and was greeted with a bottle of wine, biscuits, bread, milk and butter. The facility was nicely decorated and very homely. A added bonus was the 5 minute drive to Alton Towers. A fantastic property which I highly recommend."
    Mrs Laws
    "The welcome gifts were lovely. It was a pity that the stair gate for the top of the stairs was broken. When we used the bath for the little en, it did leave a dirty drain smell. Not sure of it hadn't been used for a while. Other than that we would definitely stay here again. Its on a very busy road but located well for things to do and see."
    Miss Goodwin
    "I booked Ash house as an inexpensive girls weekend getaway for myself and 5 friends. We all had the best time and would definitely consider returning. We felt like it was a special place to be, but with the same comfort as being in our own homes. (We barely left the cottage!) The beds were very comfy and we found everything we needed. Only negative we found was the dog hair. We couldn't sit without getting some on us. The village of Alton was very different to what we are used to- very quiet, but friendly. We went for a meal at the Bridge pub, which we would recommend!"
    A TripAdvisor Member
    "Haven't even finished my stay yet but I have to say how lovely the house is in every aspect and how brilliant your housekeepers have been letting us in when we have locked ourselves out!! how embarrassing!! You've been great and once again I'm sorry"
    garethjb74
    "This was our first holiday home experience, we received such a warming welcome from the moment of booking to arriving at Ash House. The owner was contactable & replied promptly advising us with everything we needed to know about the House,location,area etc. A lovely welcome pack was a great surprise on arrival. The location of Ash House is superb for visiting Alton Towers just being a 5min car journey away. So many places to visit nearby over the Peak District."
    Mr Christian Roberts, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
    "Alton is a lovely little village and Ash House was a great choice to stay. The house was lovely and relaxing which made our stay all the more enjoyable. Perfect for a family getaway or just a weekend away with friends! "
    Miss Hannah Thornton, Birmingham, West Midlands
    "The cottage was absolutely beautiful, a real home from home. We had a brilliant time and would definitely recommend it to family and friends. "
    Miss Ella Corden, Birmingham, West Midlands
    "Our stay at Ash House was perfect! The house is so beautifully decorated and well equipped. The fire makes the living room feel very cosy! The cottage is set in idyllic surroundings - we had a lovely walk around Llam which is a short drive away. We had such a great long weekend and wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone!"
    Mr Michael Nicklas, Gullane, East Lothian
    "Liked the high quality of all the fittings and equipment in the kitchen, the cosy feel of the rooms and the charming location."
    Miss Hannah Richardson, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
    "This is a beautiful cottage which has been furnished to a very high standard, much more than an average holiday cottage with everything you could need. "
    Mr Peter Heal, Plymouth, Devon
    "We enjoyed the cottage, it had everything we needed and Alton was a nice relaxing village that we enjoyed, we would like to return one day."
    Mrs Julie Mason, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire
    "We enjoyed a wonderful stay in Ash House. The house is well equipped, spacious, clean and very cosy. Our three little boys loved the attic bedroom and they didn't want to leave! "

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