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“Get away from it all and go to Alton towers!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quarry Walk Lodges

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Quarry Walk Lodges
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Get away from it all and go to Alton towers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We camped here for 5 nights. It really is the proper camping experience. No lights in the camping fields and a 5 min walk in the pich black through the woods to loos, showers and washing up- so take good torches! Main quibbles were the shop was very poorly stocked- children's balls but no milk, bacon or eggs. Surely a campsite must have? Also the showers got very wet and muddy at times and there was no mop for campers to help keep them clean. When I reported a shower not working was met with an apologetic but fairly ambivalent response. All In all though a gem of a find really close to Alton towers. A complete antidote to the busyness of the theme park!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Very secluded location = quiet for good night sleep. Nicely set out. Bit of a walk to the loo and dish washing facilities but no real issue. All added to the peace and tranquility. We were using the site as a base for a weekend at Alton Towers so it was a perfect contrast to the busy days out. Would recommend and use again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mandy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have just returned from a lovely four night stay in the woodpecker cabin. The cabins are a lovely and we both had a brilliant time. The hot tubs are so relaxing and they are monitored every day by the friendly staff who make sure the tubs are running to standard. We will definitely be coming back! Matt and Emma

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MattyandEm
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

We chose to camp at Quarry Walk as it was only four miles from Alton Towers. We were very glad that we stayed here. We were lucky that there were other young families staying and so in the evenings our kids had other kids to play with.

The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. The facilities were kept clean and tidy with working showers!!!

As we camped I cannot comment on the lodges but would definately recommend camping here and will do so again when we visit Alton Towers next time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TrippingMoore
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Liverpool
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28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

We chose Quarry Walk Lodges expecting a relaxing break in lovely surroundings. Our first impression was that the site was drab and unattractive, we were there on one of the hottest and sunniest weeks of the year but the patio area was gloomy throughout - we had to sit almost in the road to get some sun! The outside seating was wooden picnic bench - uncomfortable to say the least ... Luckily we took our own garden chairs - otherwise sitting in the sun would have been impossible!

Although we expected no mobile reception in lodge - we did not expect the electronic barrier to be locked from midnight to 8am! We could not get phone signal even at the reception area (orange and virgin mobile) In fact we had to drive about 1-2 miles before we got a signal. This concerned us because in the event of an emergency we had no method of telephoning for help (since we could not get the car through the barrier after midnight) there was no public call box on site. My partner was unwell during our holiday which brought home the feeling of total isolation. We left early for this reason.

On the plus side the interior of the lodge was OK and the staff were very good and helpful. The hot tub was clean and well maintained.

On the whole a disappointing experience - we will not return!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Julie_Rant, Manager at Quarry Walk Lodges, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are glad you liked the lodge but were sorry to hear about your concerns. We have wardens/managers on 24 hours a day in case of emergencies who live on site so there would have been no issue if you had to get anywhere. Sorry you missed out on the sun but we are situated in woods as advertised.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We booked in for Badger Plus cabin no 47. We were bitterly disappointed of the location of the cabin. Instead of 'nestling amongst woodland trails...'' etc etc no 47 was at the end of a one way system surrounded by dusty roads, a high ditch wall covered with brambles at the rear, we were overlooked on the balcony at the front where the hot tub is, cars rolling past, dust coming through the fence, people playing and walking past on the other side of the fence. The advert implied peace and quiet..Admittedly this was in the Easter period and the fauna was not at it s best but roads do not move nor does the cabin's location. I booked through Hoseasons, luckily I did as although I complained immediately the Manager refused to hold themselves responsible. Hoseasons did. Saying that the cabins themselves are delighful, spacious and clean.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Spent a week here with my other half sue to the proximity to alton towers. The cabins are excellent i can not recommend them highly enough. The are a great size and ideal for a weekend away. They r located deep in a forest which is great you get peace and quiet and even no phone signal which was an added bonus. WIFI is avaliable but at a cost, its by no means quick but its does for checking emails etc.
Love this place and am heading back again for a week in spetember

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Quarry Walk Lodges
Address: Coppice Lane, Freehay, Cheadle ST10 1RQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Cheadle > Freehay
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Freehay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For self-catering accommodation near Alton Towers, the Peak District, our lodges are set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Quarry Walk with its luxurious new Log Cabins each with there own Hot Tub is the ideal base to take a break with the family or for the romantic getaway to stay in a cabin complete with a four poster bed. This quiet, secluded area of woodland, grass and heather has a variety of woodland trails within its 46-acre boundary allowing you to fully appreciate the surrounding scenery and is home to an abundance of wildlife including rabbits, squirrels, woodpeckers, badgers and many more. ... more   less 
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