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13 The Island

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Tean, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage was lovely/ really well furnished, clean and full of character."

    It’s really well equipped and had everything we needed including dvds, books, toys for children, lots of kitchen items, nice towels and comfortable bedding. The welcome pack was a bonus. The hot tub was great at the end of the day. Loads to do in surrounding area and also great for Alton Towers visit. Hope to come back to stay here.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great cottage."

    Loved our stay. The cottage has everything you need. Very spacious downstairs,Hot tub fab, thank you Alison for looking after it. had a lovely break. Cottage was clean throughout, although a little tlc to bathroom is required, eg skirting boards need fixing, bath re sealing, same as skirting loose near front door. Main Bedroom, Laura and Martin I only mention this just make you aware. I understand that perhaps being booked up doesn’t give you much time, Also a night light on landing would be helpful, as the step into main bedroom could be a hazard when your half a sleep and older .peaceful place. Will mention parking a bit tight in an estate car, pot holes in lane to the property but nothing to do with owners. The small garden is not attached to house, but just across the way front of property, and 2nd parking place. No gate to stop dog going out as you open door, So next time will bring my door gate, but again, readers do Not be put off brilliant place to stay pubs in village, ship inn do food (NO Dogs) . X keys pub allow dogs, no food, was good for walks, footpath across from property. A big thank you to owners for welcome packs, really nice surprise. We go to at least 3/4 properties a year using different agents , they all have their little faults BUT this one is definitely in my top 5. Which we will use again and again. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2024

  • "A throughly beautiful home from home, with thoughtful additional touches to make our stay comfortable."

    The perfect bolt hole to explore the area - we will definitely be returning soon!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Feb 2024

  • "Well looked after, comfortable cottage in ideal area for exploring the Peak District."

    Everything you could need was available, the hot tub an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing stay, property was well appointed,"

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great week at The Island and didn’t want to leave."

    Great base for Ninja Warrior, Waterworld, Alton Towers and Dovedale Stepping Stones. Lovely cottage and hot tub and woodburner was very welcome. We will definitely return. Happy teens and happy parents. Jamison’s, Cambridgeshire

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Couldn’t have asked for more."

    Lovely property and stay

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a lovely find."

    We took our teenage girls to Alton Towers for a few days and this was such a lovely place to come home to. All the home comforts and more. The hot tub was great and well used after walking round all day. The parking was a little challenging with a big car as it was hard to turn to get out so we had to reverse down the narrow lane, but no issues. Thank you for a great stay, would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely 4 night stay in this beautiful cottage with kids 13 and 11 and our dog."

    On arrival we had a welcome pack, even the dog! We really appreciated the prosecco to kick off our holiday as well as bread, milk, biscuits and even ice pops for the kids! The cottage is really well equipped with washer, drier, dishwasher etc. There are loads of magazines, books, games, toys for younger kids and even a PS4 so we were reassured we would be ok even if it rained during our stay. The hot tub was perfect and is secluded, a big bonus of this cottage! Tean itself is a great location with shops, pubs, park and easy access to the Peak District and places like Alton Towers, Trentham monkey forest and high ropes. Very beautiful part of the UK. Thanks for our lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Everything was great we had a nice and relaxing stay,a gate at the back garden would have made it perfect to keep dog from escaping, Location good for shop, dog friendly pub and tasty fish & chips, and nice walks, Thank you."

    Reviewed by Zbigniew5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a nice stay at this lovely cottage."

    The hot tub out the back was nice for relaxing in the evenings. We stayed here when visiting AltonTowers for a few days as it was only a 20 minute drive away.Village has everything you need and the hosts had left us a nice welcome pack which included tea,coffee,sugar,bread,milk biscuits and a complimentary bottle of wine.Hosts were in touch during g the stay incase we required anything. Would definitely go back .

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "A great little cottage in a perfect location for visiting Alton Towers."

    Has everything you could possibly need and the welcome pack and extra touches made it extra special. We'd definitely book again if returning to the area.

    Reviewed by Rona5.0Jul 2023

  • "Owner went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible."


    Reviewed by Dyanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our second time here - as perfect as the first and we would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the area, especially if you have kids."

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great time at the island, very clean, a home from home."

    Lovely touches bottle procecco and goodies thankyou. Chilldren loved ps4 and toys. In a great location visited splashlandings and amerton farm. The hottub was wonderful after a long day. Will def recomend x

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect cottage for exploring Peak District."

    Very cosy. So many extra touches too many to list. The kitchen was amazing everything you could possibly need and more. Welcome pack for us and our dog was a lovely touch. The owners kept in contact the whole stay to check everything was ok. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed."

    I agree with past comments about an extra step/flat stone coming out of the hot tub.Overall very pleased with the cottage but a word of warning don’t put any food in the corner carousel, we did but mice ate some of it so we had to throw it away. The road to it is also quite narrow.

    Thank you for the feedback. We really do apologise about the unwanted visitor and can assure you that the problem has been resolved. We've also done a thorough deep clean. We have taken on board the feedback regarding a step for the hot tub, and had one installed. We've also updated our guest communication to highlight the narrow nature of the road on the approach to the property. Thank you again for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    You have obviously put a great deal of effort and thought into the property and we really appreciated it. The only negative was the lane access being very tight and in poor condition. This should be mentioned on the listing. Thank you once again for a lovely property to stay in.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are glad that you enjoyed staying in the cottage. We have taken on board your comment about the access to the property. We have been in touch with Sykes and updated guest communication to highlight the narrow nature of the road. The road has undergone some repairs to improve the condition. Thank you again. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Nov 2022

  • "This is a fabulous place to stay."

    Lovely cottage, plenty of local walks, shops, pubs and takeaways. A few miles drive from the beautiful Peak District with it fantastic undulating pathways, hilltops and rivers. Brilliant for families and dog-owners. Hope to be back soon

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved this property."

    It was so clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed for a long weekend. Will definitely stay again.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Quiet location close to village centre and footpath through fields."

    It would be useful to have toweling robes to get to the tub, and an extra stepping stone above the step so you don't have to put on shoes with wet feet to get back to the path.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2022

  • "We booked this for a few days away so that our teenage boys could spend time at Alton towers."

    It’s a gem of a place! Tucked away down a little lane (mind the potholes!), the cottage was spotlessly clean. The host had left some thoughtful welcome items such as bread, milk, oatcakes, biscuits and a bottle of wine. Tea and coffee plus condiments were there too. The hot tub was an added bonus and there were plenty of towels provided. The plants and lighting around the cottage and the table and chairs next to the hot tub, made it a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of a days exploring. The cottage was very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2022

  • "The owner was extremely helpful before and during our booking pointing out places to visit for our young children."

    They also fitted a stairgate on our toddlers room at our request. Also a welcome pack for us when we arrived was brilliant! The cottage was in a great location to visit various places. It was extremely clean, comfortable, with great facilities and the hot tub was a great addition to use in the evenings.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our stay was perfect."

    The property was clean, spacious and had everything we needed for the week. The welcome pack was lovely and the games console was a nice touch to keep my two boys occupied after full days out and about! Would definitely recommend a stay here and return if we came back to the area.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2022

  • "13 The Island is a superbly equipped and comfortable place to stay."

    I really cannot fault the house at all. It was spotlessly clean, had all the equipment and facilities we could wish for and was a very comfortable place to stay. The little touches for us and our dog were lovely. The owners were very helpful and the neighbours we saw were very friendly. I highly recommend this as a holiday house and would certainly consider going back there.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "13 The Island could not have been better for us."

    It's in a great spot for getting to Alton Towers (for the teens) and loads of great walks for parents. The property itself has everything - and the bonus of the Hot Tub was a big plus for us. The cottage is clean, has all mod cons, everything easy to find and use. We had a perfect time, really. And thanks to the owners for the Welcome pack. The Oatcakes went down especially well.

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had the most enjoyable stay, everything you could possibly need for your holiday, Hot tub was fantastic."

    Will return again for sure.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2022

  • "This pretty cottage is ideal."

    Down a little lane, it and it’s few neighbours is secluded and quiet. Our teenage grandchildren loved it as we all did. It’s very well equipped and the bedrooms are comfortable and clean. The owners made it for us, though, as they were so helpful, suggesting lovely places to walk and finding out in advance which pubs were open on the day. And the hot tub was lovely after a long walk.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jul 2022

  • "Me and my family had a lovely time and the cottage was exactly what we hoped it would be."

    When we come to alton towers again we will definitely be staying here.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location with everything you need."

    Welcome pack with drinks and essentials left for us. Lovely rooms, comfy beds, great hot tub and log burner. Martin the owner came out to check the hot tub each day and brought us some extra wood for the fire, so helpful. Everything you need is in the cottage to make your stay comfy. Dogs welcome too. Had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2022

  • "A well-equipped, cute cottage in a nice location."

    Great hot-tub and attentive host. We had a very restful weekend. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0May 2022

  • "Had the most fantastic time at the 13 the island."

    Thanks so much to Laura who made the stay really memorable and lovely for us. We stayed 2 nights over a weekend and had a great time. Hot tub is definitely a highlight and there are some lovely walks / a few places to eat within a nice walking distance too. Would definitely love to return as it is a perfect middle point for a group of friends who live all over the country. Thanks so much again Laura and Martin x

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2022

  • "A cosy cottage renovated to a high standard with every need catered for the owners made contact and made sure nothing was too much trouble."

    Located in a quiet little lane it was nevertheless near to local shops and takeaways.A path to the front leads to a field and the Staffordshire Way for walking the dog.Tean is a nice town and a nearby small park, next to the river, displays some local History.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at 13 the island."

    A lovely little property with a fantastic hot tub. Well equipt kitchen and great toiletries provided in the bathroom! Thanks for having us!!

    Reviewed by Geetanjali5.0Apr 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear yard with hot tub and front lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Nestled in the heart of the market town of Tean in Staffordshire, near Alton Towers, lies this quaint, end-of-terrace property.

13 The Island is a character dwelling, welcoming families and friends looking to explore this fine region, with easy access to Alton Towers and the Peak District.

Arriving at the property, you are greeted by two off-road parking spaces: one on the driveway and the other just to the side.

Allow the designated chef to get to grips in the kitchen, utilising a number of appliances to prepare a delicious meal, while the rest of the group can set the dining table with crockery and cutlery, popping open a bottle of fizz in the process.

After a satisfying feast, curl up on the sofa and tune into the TV or challenge each other to a family board game.

On the first floor there are three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a king-size, a twin (with zip/link beds) and a single, each decorated to a lovely standard.

Begin your morning with a rejuvenating shower and pat yourself down with warm towel from the heated towel rail.

The rear courtyard is the perfect spot to sip on a fresh coffee as you plan where to explore that day, or to enjoy a leisurely soak in the hot tub.

If you don’t fancy cooking, Tean is home to a number of takeaways, including Tean Fish Bar, as well as The Ship Inn and The New Olive Tree for delicious pub grub.

Enjoy a family day out to Alton Towers, one of the UK’s favourite Theme Parks, known for its exhilarating rollercoasters, spooky sights and family friends’ attractions, its perfect for all ages.

For a more leisurely afternoon, venture over to Trentham Estate where you can explore the well-maintained gardens, glorious ancient woodland and a unique outdoor shopping village.

The Peak Wildlife Park, with its range of birds and small animals, is within striking distance, along with the picturesque Churnet Valley where you can catch the steam train and ride through Staffordshire’s hidden valley and moorlands.

Further afield is the thermal spa town of Buxton, known for its natural wonders and bustling attractions, or continue exploring the Peak District and discover a range of outdoor activities, including walking, cycling and canoeing.

Consider 13 The Island for a memorable retreat in Staffordshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Stoke-on-Trent 10 miles.

Tean is a large village in Staffordshire, England, south-east of Stoke-on-Trent. The River Tean runs through the village, heading east towards Uttoxeter. The village is itself composed of two villages: Upper Tean (the larger of the two) and Lower Tean, forming part of the Checkley ward within the Staffordshire Moorlands district. The surrounding area is predominantly farming / rural, and it is a short drive into the southern edge of the Peak District. There are a number of pubs and shops, nurseries, a village hall, three churches, and a small park. Further afield lies Stoke on Trent; the city boasts many visitor centres, award winning museums, authentic factory tours, over 25 pottery factory shops and the exclusive Staffordshire Hoard. Visit the Trentham Estate with Italian Gardens, Shopping Village, Monkey Forest, and mile long lake. Head to the ever-popular Alton Towers Theme Park and its plethora of amusements for a thrilling day out, accessible via a short car journey. The city is located less than an hour from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool and only one and a half hours direct from London Euston by train.

Please note: No Stag, Hens or Similar styled bookings

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas