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“Great place to stay for Alton Towers” 5 of 5 stars
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Trough Ivy House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Longshaw Lane, Farley | Alton, Farley ST10 3BQ, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Farley B&B and Inns
Loughton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place to stay for Alton Towers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I have just got back from a wonderful stay here.
I booked two nights as a treat for my partners birthday. I chose this accommodation due to the good reviews and it being so close to Alton Towers (2 min walk).

The owners are very friendly and welcoming and make you feel at home from the start. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished and the bed was very comfortable.

The breakfast was well worth the extra money and was a perfect way to start the day.

I would definitely recommend this accommodation to those wanting to be close to Alton Towers. The owners are happy for you to leave the car in the car park for the whole of your stay meaning you do not have to pay to park.

We will definitely stay here again in the near future!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stopped here for one night while we visited alton towers, left the car there saves the parking fees at alton towers. Lovely room very clean beautiful shortbread!!! Had a drink in there garden so peaceful and the owners are very welcoming : ) .

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Potters Bar, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stayed here last year with my boyfriend as we wanted somewhere to stay before going to Alton Towers.

The main big plus point about the Trough Ivy House is that is is only a stones throw away from the Theme park itself, closer than the actual Alton Towers Hotel!

We paid for a room that had a little living room attached as we wanted somewhere we could chill out and watch a film after our long drive.

The room was cosy, bed comfy and a nice little touch of some homemade shortbread in the room was lovely.

Breakfast was good quality, locally sourced produce and was all cooked to order.

Would seriously recommend this to people wanting somewhere to stay after/before visiting the theme park. They even let you park there for free whilst you go to the park.

10/10 :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The wife and i stayed here for a weekend away as we were visiting Alton Towers. We live in Uttoxeter so it would have been easier to go home but we are glad we didn't as the Trough Ivy House is an excellent place to stay. The owners Carol and Terry were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The full english breakfast was well worth it, a perfect start to our short drive home, and Alton Towers is only a 2 minute walk away.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This lovely b&b is located right by the entrance to Alton Towers the room was beautiful also breakfast,excellent hosts,very friendly,I thoroughly recommend this place,also only a mile or two from the village of Alton where there are some lovely pubs,recommend The Blackfriars Arms.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This place is lovely and ideal for anyone visiting Alton Towers and staying overnight. It is only a 2 min walk to the main gates and the owners allowed us to leave our car in their grounds so that we could avoid car parking fees in the park.

The owners are lovely and the rooms are very nice, with some lovely little touches (tea/coffee, bottled water etc.). The only thing they do not do is evening meals which was quite disappointing, but not a big downfall. I felt as though the car park was quite small and hard to get into, but again, not a big issue!

All in all I would thoroughly recommend this lovely little place and will be returning on my next visit to Alton Towers.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Me and my wife just stayed for the weekend to go to alton towers and you can walk into alton towers within a couple minutes. Very comfortable room and we choose a room with a living room aswell which was very handy. Lovely breakfast and friendly service would highly recommend.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Longshaw Lane, Farley | Alton, Farley ST10 3BQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Farley
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Farley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Trough Ivy House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated by Alton Towers main gates! ... more   less 
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