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Peak District Self Catering cottage, Ash House, Alton, sleeps 6

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Ash House

Ash House, Alton, Hampshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £264.00

This superb, semi-detached, Grade II listed stone cottage is in the centre of the pretty village of Alton, just 1.2 miles from the popular Alton Towers Theme Park, and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

Ash House is a superb, semi-detached, Grade II listed stone cottage in the centre of the pretty village of Alton, just 1.2 miles from the popular Alton Towers Theme Park, and can sleep six people. Set over three floors, there is a king-size double bedroom with a woodburner, a king-size double bedroom with stairs leading to a second floor attic twin bedroom with a single bed and a cabin-style bed. There is also a bathroom, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside there is roadside parking opposite the property with loading and unloading only on the shared drive, secure bike storage and a front, enclosed patio with furniture. Ash House is a wonderful base for your holiday.


Great home from home
Stayed with 5 friends for a weekend, the house looks small from the outside but loads of space inside. Good sized kitchen for hosting, cosy living area and decent sized bedrooms. The beds were really comfortable, including the camp bed in the attic. Fully equipped kitchen had all you would want and a lovely welcome hamper which went down a treat. The only downside was there were only 5 outside seats for the six of us and there were a lot of persistent pesky wasps in the sitting area outside. Overall we had a great time and would highly recommend this property and the village for a visit.

Great for family visits to Alton Towers!
Starting with the positives! Alton is a lovely little village and this property is just 5 minutes drive from Alton Towers. Some lovely little pubs and walks in the area so a great base for a family break. The house itself is spacious and very well equipped. Kitchen especially has literally everything you could possibly need! The beds are also extremely comfortable...guaranteed a good sleep after long days of walking!! The negatives...and these are only niggles which wouldn't put us off staying again... The parking situation others have mentioned isn't a major deal. However, the road to cross is extremely busy and you are right on a bend. The gate is literally right at the roadside and is not bolted (latched) so if you have very young kids, something to consider. Traffic fairly constant and so if you are looking for peace and quiet, unfortunately you won't get it. The attic den is great for kids but unfortunately, we had issues getting the PS3 to work. This meant no gaming or DVDs. Downstairs has a blu ray player which is useless for the great selection of DVDs supplied! Overall though, lovely homely property and would definitely book again

Lovely cosy home from home
Great base for Alton Towers and the surrounding Peak Disctrict. The house was really lovely and cosy with a wood burner in the living room and plenty of space for a family of four. My 7 year old daughter loved the attic bedroom with den! We all enjoyed the welcome pack of bread, butter, jam and a bottle of wine on arrival. Only downside was the very busy road next to the house and crossing it to get to the car. However this property was one of the best holiday homes we have rented as it was very well equipped and felt like a real home from home.
Andrew W

Amazing Accomadation!
A weeks stay in this amazing gem of a cottage was such a lovely experience. Great information and instructions given to us beforehand from the owners and a wealth of information on the village and the area is available in the cottage. Lovely welcome pack on arrival, everything we needed to start our week. It was certainly home from home. Instructions for all the electrical equipment and all mod cons are provided. This cottage is very comfortable and very welcoming. Before we arrived we had concerns about parking but it really was never a problem, just follow the instructions given and it is easy. Alton is a lovely little village, Londis is a god send, as we found the pubs food availability hit and miss, maybe because it was 'out of season?' nowhere serves food on a Monday and The Royal Oak is now closed, however The Bulls Head is definitely worth a visit and is literally 2 mins walk away, great food, good variety of ales and ciders. There are plenty of pubs to drive to and the Lovely Denstone Garden Centre just a few miles away, great food served there. The cottage is located on the road to Alton Towers, approx 1 mile away, we visited twice. Lots of local walks, The Ramblers Retreat is well worth a look, open Tues-Sun 10-00 - 4:00 This cottage was a delight to stay in and certainly has everything you need for a great holiday. Many Thanks to the owners for making our stay so special.
Sue P

Lovely Cottage.
Just got home from a week at Ash House and what a well equipped cottage that makes you fell at home rather than a functional rental cottage. Equipped with everything you need and comfy mattresses to boot. Lovely touch with the bottle of wine and basics on arrival. The cottage is in the centre of Alton and it's shops and pubs are a very short walk away. Great base for exploring the local area and a visit to a Pugin masterpiece in Cheadle At. Giles Church is highly recommend. My only 2 grumbles are that there is a light shade in the kitchen which is close to both the cooker and sink and at 6 foot 2 is at eye level and difficult to avoid whilst manoeuvring in this area. The kitchen as well always felt cold even with the heating on, which is a shame as the rest of the house is warm and cosy. This does not detract from the rest of the cottage.
Dave W



Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Single Beds

Double Beds


Gas central heating with woodburners
Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, Blu-ray/DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
Roadside parking opposite property with loading/unloading only on shared drive
Secure bike storage
Front enclosed patio with furniture
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops and pub 2 mins walk
Note: Twin loft conversion can only be accessed through one of the double bedrooms and limited headroom in attic bedroom

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Ilam, Holy Cross Church - 6.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Casterne Hall - 7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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Tutbury, St Mary's Priory Church - 11.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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