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Very good
59 reviews
dining area with feature furniture
3 storey house
wood burner in dining area
large open fire
kitchen
View from dining area into conservatory
library / music room
master double bedroom
master bedroom
large conservatory over looking garden
garden
garden
view of Alton Castle from the back of the house
stunning walks at Dovedale, nearby
Alton Church
Alton Castle
Alton Castle retreat
Alton bridge
Alton rail station
Alton village jail house
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Alton, Staffordshire, England

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2 reviews
“Fabulous House - Great location - Highly Recommended”
Reviewed May 15, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

A fantastic well kept house with 5 large bedrooms. A fine dining room, cosy living room and extremely large kitchen which kept 10 adults very comfortable over a long weekend.

This in a very picturesque little town with a plethora of nice pubs, excellent walks and beautiful scenery.

Date of stay: March 2016
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Liked best: Dining room - large enough to accommodate 10 adults
Liked least: No Tea Pot
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 16, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: The dining room chairs (and the Guinness pictures by the front door)
Liked least: Can't think of anything!
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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midlands
Reviewed September 6, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: Friendly atmosphere of the house
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: Location and bring child-friendly.
Liked least: Old food in the freezer and cupboards. Dirty glasses on shelf. Musty furnishings. Smelly toilet. Cold shower. 5 foot nettles in garden. No BBQ.
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Basildon, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: The unique character
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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John P
1 review
“A wonderfully gothic home from home”
Reviewed July 18, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My family and I really enjoyed staying in this well-loved family home. This is not the place for you if you're expecting Ikea furniture and and minimalist simplicity. It's not the place for you if you demand cascades of water to instantly appear from every tap (although the shower was amazing!). I suspect that the people who have had negative things to say about The Old Castle Inn simply haven't done their research before booking.

However, if like us you want a lot of character; enjoy drooling over other people's book collections; like exploring a place with loads of nooks and crannies; if you want to stay somewhere that you're not afraid to move in, then come here and you won't be disappointed.

I would recommend if you're bringing young kids that you also bring a stair gate if possible as the stairs are plentiful and steep. The garden is wild and really lovely to sit in, the dining room is very dramatic with its throne-like chairs, and the rooms are really comfy.

Gabbi, the owner, couldn't have been more welcoming and was always on hand with help and recommendations.

If you want a generic, boring, box of a holiday home, or just a place to lay your head at the end of the day then book somewhere else. If you want something a bit different where the house itself will form part of the memories you've made on your holiday, I can't recommend The Old Castle Inn highly enough.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The character of the house
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Sarah H
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Great place for a get together with friends”
Reviewed May 2, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

Great house for accommodating a group of friends, the house was well equipped and is in a good location for visiting Alton Towers and the Peak District. No problems with the oven or the log burner (as noted by previous visitors). The owner was very helpful and easy to contact. Overall, we thought the house was a good find and very reasonably priced.

Date of stay: March 2015
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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