Single holiday let sleeping up to 12 guestsClose to Alton Towers and on the edge of the Peak District, the Old Castle Inn is a converted and characterful public house offering spacious self catering accommodation. Situated in the picturesque village of Alton in Staffordshire the property is ideal for family get togethers and groups of friends. It is a large and unusual house with 5 double bedrooms (comfortably sleeping 10 and a fold out double sofa for extra guests), 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, conservatory and 3 reception rooms all filled with unique architectural features and open fires.
Alton Towers theme park is only 1 mile away (buses from the village are available) . The village sits above the Churnet Valley, and is adjacent to Dimmingsdale with its network of beautiful walks and cycle paths, which includes the disused railway line. Alton Castle and the surrounding church buildings, which can be seen from the rear windows of Old Castle Inn, constitute a heritage site and boast original Pugin designs. The village has a number of fine pubs, several of which serve food. There is also a late-opening mini-mart and post office for basic supplies.
Hikers, families, pets and cyclists are all welcome. Smoking in garden only, please. Baby-sitting and dog-sitting service available by negotiation with trustworthy local family. The house has a good sized safe enclosed garden with seating area and a large sandpit.
The ground floor has two large reception rooms. Room one has polished floorboards, an open fireplace and exposed stonework. The second reception room has a tiled floor, a large stone fireplace, wood burner and a feature dining table. There is a large conservatory with seating and french windows opening onto a patio area, a sandpit and garden. The kitchen has further seating. There is also a library room with a piano.
Floor One has a shower room. Bedroom 1 has polished floorboards and a double bed. Bedroom 2 twin beds and has a stone fireplace. Bedroom 3 has twin beds and an exposed stone fire place and chimney breast, a wash stand and partial view of castle.
Floor Two has a bathroom with cast iron roll top bath with claw feet and toilet. Bedroom 4 has a double bed. Bedroom 5 sleeps two (single beds). Large landing area with seating and another bed with pull out mattress and a castle view. Central heating throughout.