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“Perfect self-catering place to stay near Alton Towers” 5 of 5 stars
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Lower Micklin Farm
Alton Road | Denstone, Alton ST14 5DJ, England   |  
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Bristol
1 review
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“Perfect self-catering place to stay near Alton Towers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

If you're looking for a simple, cosy self-catering place very close to Alton Towers - look no further. The staff were really friendly, the cottage was really tidy, and there were nice touches like tea and coffee, and even milk in the fridge! The kitchen and bathroom were very clean and the bedrooms are a decent size. Ample parking. Very reasonable rates. Only 5-10 minutes drive to Alton Towers. And the views across the countryside at sunset were beautiful. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LowerMicklinFarm, Owner at Lower Micklin Farm, responded to this review, June 16, 2011
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
We also appreciate the great views and the outdoor space for relaxing and playing after a busy day!
Thank you.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

Very friendly, accommodating owners. Nice self-catering cottages with large kitchen area with oven, fridge, microwave, toaster etc. Plenty of room downstairs and large shower bathroom. Picnic tables on lawn outside cottages. Set on a hill so lovely views across open countryside. Very quiet. Footpaths run through property into Alton and Denstone and beyond. Plenty of pubs with good food and beer in both villages. Lots of choice of local walks around Dimmingsdale, Oakamoor and Churnet valley. Very close to Alton Towers if you want it too.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manchester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

Tracey was really helpful, nothing was too much bother. The location to Alton Towers was within 5 minutes drive. The cleaniness of the rooms was excellent. The beds were so comfortable we did not want to get up. Will definitly going back. Thanks to Tracey for such a wonderful relaxing stay. Thanks from Michelle, Alan & Kids x

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

stayed in one of the cottages for 5 days richard and tracey very welcoming and happy to help with anything we needed cottages very clean and great for familys with kids or anyone wanting to visit alton towers could hear the screams of people in the park they so close lovely peacful area will definatly be going back probaly every year best family holiday we've had

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

Basic but clean accomodation very close to Alton Towers. Warm & helpful welcome from the owners. We stayed, Grandma, Mum and two 8 yr olds for 3 nights and had a wonderful time visting both Alton Towers and Chatsworth. The children were impressed they got a ride in the neighbour's tractor even before we got to Alton Towers, which was very busy on the major rides with the post GSCE crowd. Not being within the height restrictions for those, we had a fabulous queue-free time and the children loved the cottage and playing games with our lovely Scottish neighbours. We ate at The Blacksmiths Arms and had a fish & chips takeout from the The Bulls Head. Perfect mini-break. Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

When looking for somewhere to accomodate 3 branches of our family Lower Micklin seemed to meet all our needs - and upon arrival we were not disappointed!! 11 of us travelled up from Plymouth - we had 5 children aged from 3 to 9 with us. The cottages at Lower Micklin were prefect for our group - we all had our own space (we stayed in cottages 2,3 and 4) but they were spacious enough for us all to gather together for food and drink!! At under 10 mins from Alton towers the location is perfect and the pubs etc located nearby are also only minutes away!! The cottages themselves were clean and welcoming and Tracey made us feel right at home!! The fact that it was just us there meant we weren't too worried about the children running round and making noise or when we ran to each others cottages still in our pjs!!! :-) We really did enjoy our stay at Lower Micklin and are already discussing our next visit (we only got home 3 hours ago :-) !!!!)

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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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plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

We booked cottages 2,3 and 4 as we were 3 branches of 1 family and it was fantastic for us, we were all next to each other and yet had our own privacy too. When we arrived the heating had been put on for us and there was a warm friendly welcome. The cottages were spotlessly clean and had everything that we needed and more during our 4 day stay, the hospitality of the owner was excellent. We were so pleased with every aspect of it, the space, the cleanliness, the ammenities and above all else we all felt like it was brilliant value for money. I would highly recommend this for anyone thinking of going to Alton Towers, a must for anyone that doesn't want to stay at the resort. We loved it so much that we are thinking about going back again. It made our trip worthwhile.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Alton Road | Denstone, Alton ST14 5DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Alton
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Alton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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