Peak District Self Catering cottage, Alveton, Farley, sleeps 10
Areas: Peak District
Sleeps a maximum of:
Pricing From: £753.00
This semi detached stable conversion is located in Farley just a short walk from Alton Towers and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.
Alveton is a large, semi detached stone property conveniently located just a five minute walk from Alton Towers in the Staffordshire village of Farley. With two twin bedrooms and two doubles, with an ensuite and a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep eight people in luxury. The rest of the accommodation is made up of an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner and patio doors to the garden.
The garden contains a patio with outdoor furniture and a barbecue as well as there being plenty of off road parking. Alveton is an ideal cottage for everyone, whether you spend your time on the rides at Alton Park or discovering the nearby Peak District National Park.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Will take your money and run
Stayed here with my family during august 2020 and looking at previous reviews will take your money but not improve the property at all. All the issues listed in other comments were exactly as described during our visit. I feel 3 star is very generous for this property and will not return, i would advise anyone planning to stay here to look elsewhere.
Very misleading and dirty
We have just came back from this trip as a group of 8. We were told to arrive later and leave earlier as the cottage must be deep cleaned due to COVID.... I do not believe this cottage was deep cleaned prior to our arrival, something which I don't believe is allowed to happen under the current circumstances and I think all bookings should be cancelled until the owners comply with the current government advice. The benches and tables were sticky and upon looking under the sofa and cushions it was covered in dust and crumbs from previous visitors. There were also cobwebs in most rooms once we looked.
Tv didn't work in bedroom downstairs
No frying pan
All showers leaked horrendously. My daughter came into the bathroom looking for me whist I was showering and slipped landing on her back (no major injury thankfully)
The bed downstairs was very well worn... we called it the banana bed
The sofa is so old and worn there is no leather left on the arms... we sat on blankets
The patio door is a struggle to open and once you do the handle falls off (this has also been mentioned on previous reviews)
There was a storm during our stay. When coming into the garden the fence pole fell over narrowly hitting children on it descent.Upon looking at it it had clearly fallen before and was stuck back up with sealant...
Not all of the bedroom doors close
The owner doesn't seem to reply to any complaints so thought it was best to warn others as we originally filtered our search for a property by looking at trip advisor scores of over 4 stars.... something this property is not
Misleading description, not spacious for 10, Should be max of 7.
?Disappointingly misleading description of Stylish, spacious, quality accommodation. Would be much more suited to 7; needs some TLC, attention to detail and a good clean. Whilst the Wifi issue I detail below is hopefully unlikely to affect others, I think it only fair to mention the response of the owner when I emailed to ask her to consider a small compensatory refund and to give feedback on the property (price of property is now halved and on sale which feels more of an insult). I received no reply at all from my email or follow up text. The owner didn?t even do me the courtesy of sending an apology or acknowledging our feedback. It felt very much like she had my money and was not interested if there were any issues with the accommodation or if we?d enjoyed our stay. The Wifi was down for our entire stay. Obviously this wasn?t the owners fault however in an area with extremely limited mobile signal this significantly affected our time away. After trying to get the Wifi up and running the owners last contact with us was a short line to tell us midway through our week, ?they [BT] are sending a new hub which will arrive tomorrow?. No hub arrived, we let the owner know but she didn?t contact us again. We couldn?t book anything online (Alton Towers being more expensive on the door), look at places to go, at menu's or book restaurants. This meant that for the week our 10 people party had to drive round in a 3 car convoy looking for signal to be able to discuss where we could eat or go. Although I recognise this is a first world problem it did significantly affect the enjoyment of our holiday. I would challenge the description of this property as Stylish, spacious, quality accommodation as this was disappointingly misleading. ? The doors of 2 of the bedrooms upstairs do not shut, limiting privacy. ? There is no mirror in the downstairs bedroom (small point but links into quality). ? The blinds on the dorma windows don't block out any light so they don't seem to serve a purpose? Blackouts would be better especially as this would be the obvious choice for a children's room . ? A double and single bed are camp-bed style and not very comfortable. The 2 people sharing the double roll into the middle all night and end up squashed together. ? Only 2 out of 4 bedrooms have wardrobes to hang clothes and the 2 wardrobes provided are so short I couldn?t hang a knee length dress without it gathering on the floor. It should be standard in all rooms to have an adult size wardrobe and a few drawers. ? The sofa and table would benefit from rubber feet as the slightest movement and they slide all over. ? There are only 7 mugs so not everyone could have a hot drink at the same time. ? General cleanliness was lacking throughout (cobwebs in many windows and dust on ornaments) but the worst was the kitchen, I had to wash up a lot of the pots and pans before we could use them. ? The size of the dishwasher meant that we ended up having to wash up after meals because we couldn?t fit much in; this is not a dishwasher for 10 people. As there was no drainer we couldn?t leave pots to dry, resulting in meal times being more work than they needed to be. ? The dinner table does just fit 10 people round but is a squeeze (there's no leg or elbow room and once those at the end are seated they are there for the duration of the meal otherwise everyone has to get out to let them out) ? It was pointed out in a September 2018 review that there are no doors in the fridge, there still aren?t so there's nowhere to put open bottles. The fridge itself was just too small for 10 people and half of it is freezer, when it would make more sense to have more fridge than freezer. (Though I recognise this is personal preference and may not apply to everyone). ? Space to hang wet towels for 10 people is very limited and there is nowhere to put wet coats, clothes or shoes when you come in from the rain, we had to make a makeshift clothes dryer out of the fireguard. A few more hooks on the back of doors and a foldaway clothes dryer would help. Overall we thought Alveton just wasn?t 'spacious? or designed for 10 people and had extremely limited storage for that many people. When compared to other properties we?ve stayed in it simply wasn?t value for money. I?d give the accommodation 3.5 out of 5 if it was a maximum of 7 people and given a good clean, unfortunately I?d only give the owner 1 out of 5 for her lack of interest in improving her property or caring if the occupants had a pleasant experience.
An exceptional property, had an amazing weekend.
Good cottage but suggested improvements
Stayed here for a bank holiday weekend with group of friends, cottage was nice and we enjoyed our weekend stay. My only area for improvement are that there was no coal or firefighters for BBQ, no extra wood for fire which was main heat source for cottage, and not enough toilet roll or dishwasher tablets. I would of expected these at least as essentials for the price paid and for ten people you would expect there to be enough of these essentials. I expected to bring everything else but not all this aswel. We ended up spending extra and getting all these things from local shop. As I said nice cottage but suggest these improvements for others.
Electric central heating with woodburner in sitting area
Power and starter pack for woodburner included in rent
Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview
Cot and highchair provided, stair gates can be supplied on request
Towels and bed linen provided
Private enclosed patio with garden furniture
Shared use of large lawned area
Off road parking for 3 cars
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop 3 miles and Pub 1 mile
Note: This property offers short breaks all year round
Note: No stag or hen parties, or similar at this property
Note: Check-in time 4pm
Note: Property is a 5-minute walk from the pay gates of Alton Towers enabling guests to pop in and out of the park
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