4.8★ Sykes rating 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Pets No Features Off road parking Ground floor bedroom Garden / Patio Cot available Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews property (16) great (14) space (14) family (13) house (13) lovely (13) 42 Customer Reviews "What an amazing place to stay !" !! The attention to detail is spot on- I was celebrating my 50th birthday with friends On arrival there was a birthday cake flowers and cake waiting for me which was a lovely touch I would recommend a lovely weekend or week break at this historic building Reviewed by Sarah5.0★Feb 2024 "This is a fantastic property." Short of nothing needed. A beautiful place ideal for us and our friends to celebrate New Year. Although there was no pub in the village you could reach two within a 20 mins walk or couple of mins drive. I would highly recommend this property, it is the perfect space for family and friends. I would suggest new mattress’s though as they were all a little tired. Otherwise, perfect. Thank you Reviewed by Fiona5.0★Dec 2023 "A fantastic place." Great space for family get together. Comfortable and spacious. Spotlessly clean. Nice little touches for Christmas. Would definitely recommend. Reviewed by Carol4.7★Dec 2023 "An absolutely amazing place to stay." We have a Fabulous weekend staying here and thoroughly enjoyed it, definitely plan on coming back. The house has everything you need and more…brilliant! Reviewed by Hollie5.0★Nov 2023 "Utensils and kitchenware wasn't very clean on arrival." The mattresses were rather uncomfortable. However, the house is a wonderful space well designed for a family. Close to Alton Towers and Stoke and easy reach ofanchester and the peak district Reviewed by Marcus3.4★Oct 2023 "Not quite enough cutlery and kitchen utensils but a great holiday venue for 50 somethings having fun." The big kitchen/diner/lounge is key to our holidays success. Thankyou! Reviewed by Rosina4.4★Sep 2023 "The property is lovely – an amazing building full of light." It's a great place for friends or family to gather and enjoy time together around the table or out exploring the beautiful landscape. We had a few little niggles – a radiator that had come away from the wall in one bedroom and the bedroom curtains let in a lot of light. The kitchen could really do with a good (and large) non-stick frying pan for cooking for a large group – and some clingfilm and tinfoil is always handy! We also had a hot water problem one morning but it was just one of those things and the owner acted instantly to get it sorted out. All in all, it's a beautiful home, very comfortable and a special place to spend time together. Thank you for your feedback and confirming that the hot water problem was attended to immediately. We do ask that any issues are reported during your stay and whilst you reported a broken casserole dish there was no mention of the radiator coming away from the wall. The property manager did advise that the radiator was in working condition prior to your arrival. We are glad that you otherwise enjoyed your stay and thanks again for your comments. Property Owner Reviewed by Stella4.1★Aug 2023 "Really great stay!" Perfect space for getting together with friends/family. Love the open plan living and dining space and it was brilliant for being able to chat and play board games. Cottage well-stocked and the shop about 3 mins walk away is a fantastic place for topping up on anything. Reviewed by Joy5.0★Jun 2023 "Thank you so much for your help with everything." We will definitely visit your lovely cottage again. Reviewed by Iva5.0★Apr 2023 "Great house for a crowd." Fantastic kitchen Reviewed by Bethany4.7★Feb 2023 "This property is beautiful and absolutely perfect." The bedrooms are comfy and the living space is welcoming and cosy all at once. We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend. Plenty of walks and amenities nearby! The owner was very friendly and just a call away if you needed anything! Only recommendation I would have is to have plenty of toilet paper in the property as we had to go out and buy our own! Reviewed by Rachel4.7★Nov 2022 "This is a very, lovely property that is perfect for a family birthday celebration." Even the ingenious addition of the turntable for parking added enjoyment! Warm, cosy and very private, considering it's central position. Thank you for the birthday presents, the lovely weekend and for maintaining such a great holiday cottage. Reviewed by Angela5.0★Oct 2022 "A well presented property, well equipped kitchen, tastefully decorated, good lighting and space." Very clean. Great little park for the children, well located (with a car). Car parking was a little tight, the property could benefit with a curved mirror on the opposite side of the road or perhaps consider removing the back wall to enable both cars to drive on with more ease. Thank you for a wonderful break. Reviewed by Colina5.0★Aug 2022 "Garden is not child friendly Sykes don't have any cancellation policy therefore I wont't ever be using you again." Reviewed by Sophie4.7★Jul 2022 "Great place for a family get-together." Plenty of room to be able to spread about! There were one or two 'niggles' about the property one being the spotlights outside which were placed so the light shone into the downstairs bedrooms. The curtains were too thin and both my son's and their partners (one with a young baby) had disturbed sleep. The single glazed windows didn't help curb the road noise either but we assume the building is a listed building so nothing could be done about this. Overall though, a very nice place. Reviewed by Ghislaine4.4★May 2022 "The property is perfect for a large family or group." The large open space in the centre of the house is conducive to large gatherings but the positioning of the bedrooms means you can have your privacy if required. The house is very well equipped (the kitchen is brilliant), with some nice decorative touches. Although we didn’t use them there are TVs in all rooms and a really eclectic range of books throughout the house which was charming. The restoration of the property was sensitively handled and visually engaging. We are a group of friends and this was our first weekend away together in 3 years. We cooked, ate, talked, slept (rinse and repeat) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommended. Reviewed by Mary5.0★Apr 2022 "Thank you for a very enjoyable weekend." The house was absolutely delightful. Reviewed by Richard5.0★Apr 2022 "What a wonderful property!" A group of 9 of us had a lovely weekend here. The property is ideal for social gatherings in the main space and the facilities were good. The bedrooms are well sized and comfortable. On arrival there was milk in the fridge and a lovely selection of cakes. The birthday card & cake were a fabulous bonus! Thank you so much, we loved it! Reviewed by Karen5.0★Apr 2022 "Really unusual style of property but beautifully restored." It was ideal for our holiday and accommodated our three families perfectly. The owner was really helpful and left us some lovely gifts for our family celebrations. Highly recommended! Reviewed by Sarah5.0★Mar 2022 "Lovely well equipped property, helpful owners and all in all a fantastic place to stay." Reviewed by Rebecca5.0★Nov 2021 "Lovely property in a nice quiet location, highly recommend!" Reviewed by Dominic5.0★Jul 2021 "We had a great holiday." Location is close to Alton Towers, the house was big and spacious and lovely. Reviewed by Suzanne5.0★Jun 2021 "The Old Temperance Hall exceeded all of our expectations." The main living area is bright and airy, with two large and comfortable sofas, and dining table. We were only a party of 6 however, the house would be more than comfortable for the 10 it can sleep. The kitchen was extremely well-equipped with plenty of glasses, mugs etc. as well as serving dishes and everything in between. The bedrooms were also very well appointed and comfortable with the main "suite" a real treat! Something the property description doesn't mention is the turntable in the parking area meaning there is no need to reverse off the drive onto the main road! I would thoroughly recommend The Old Temperance Hall and I am trying to find an excuse to visit again! Reviewed by Laura5.0★Sep 2020 "A very spacious living space." Full of character. Perfect for a get together and celebration. The kitchen is well equipped and the outdoor space ideal for oeating. The bedrooms are very comfortable. Lovely scenery very close by. It is easy to find walks from the doorstep and lovely villages are nearby. The New Olive Tree in Cheadle do takeaways and home delivery. Recommended. Reviewed by Gill5.0★Aug 2020 "We had a fantastic family holiday." There was everything that we needed and more. We all found the spacious living area a great space to relax together. The property was in a great location for exploring the area. Reviewed by Robert5.0★Aug 2020 "Beautiful location and property to get all of our friends together for my partners birthday and for a great big walk in the Peak District." The property had five spacious double bedrooms and all the facilities needed for our stay. Amazing place which we will defiantly be returning to in the future! Reviewed by Megan5.0★Jan 2020 "The owners made us very welcome with extras like milk, tea and coffee and cakes, the house was decorated for Christmas, made a special celebration even more special." Reviewed by Valerie5.0★Dec 2019 "Well located, lots of space and great facilities." Reviewed by Barbara5.0★Nov 2019 "Everything provided but could do with tumblers and serving spoons." The blue lights outside the front bedrooms were irritating during the night with no obvious way of disabling them. It wasn’t clear how far away the bathroom was from the downstairs bedrooms in the description ie having to walk through the living room to access it. However, we enjoyed our stay and these weren’t major considerations. Reviewed by Vanessa4.4★Sep 2019 "Lovely spacious hall conversion." Very open plan which we enjoyed. Each bedroom had a double bed and tv for anyone to hide away in should they wish to. A couple of the beds had lumpy springs but this was easily fixed by putting one of the lovely squishy blankets under the sheet. The owners had supplied basics like washing up liquid / dishwasher tables which we very much appreciated. They had also left treats - doughnuts and cookies which was a welcoming touch. Living room area was comfortable for our large group to share together. Lovely large dining table and super huge oven meant we could enjoy big family meals. The property was not quite ready for us when we arrived at check in time , we had to wait 45 mins - this was a small niggle but after a long journey you just want to get in! The owner was friendly and apologetic and we were soon in and enjoying ourselves. Reviewed by Anthea5.0★Aug 2019 "The property was spacious, clean and comfortable." The lovely tiered garden ( with barbeque) was an added bonus. Loved the car turntable in the car port! Reviewed by Julie5.0★Jul 2019 "The house was absolutely beautiful, very comfortable, and well outfitted, the owner was very friendly and accommodating." There isn't a shop or pub we found within easy walking distance, but you can easily find them within 10 minutes drive. Reviewed by Niki4.7★Jul 2019 "We had a fab stay at the old temperance hall and would recommended for large group, plenty of space for everyone." Lovely decor and felt homely. Thanks for a great stay. Reviewed by Katie5.0★Apr 2019 "Glen the owner was so helpful!" we loved our little treats they had left us too! a beautiful house for a friends Christmas gathering! Reviewed by Emma5.0★Nov 2018 "Had a wonderful time at The Old Temperance Hall." Brilliant facilities, helpful owner and beautiful location. Would highly recommend! Reviewed by Emma5.0★Nov 2018 "Everything was just Perfect for our stay !" Had everythink we could of needed . Would definitely recommended too all my family and friends . Caretaker was more than helpful . Reviewed by Jo5.0★Oct 2018 "We had an amazing stay, the cottage was beautifully presented." It was very clean, comfortable and felt like home, an amazing space for a group of 10 of us to relax and socialise. Contact with the manager was very easy, he was very polite, helpful and accommodating. The cottage had all of the essentials and many more. I would highly recommend this location. Reviewed by Gurveer5.0★Oct 2018 "We had a family reunion with my family coming from Canada, Australia, and Scotland, we had." a Fabulous time in the beautiful Temperance Hall, will certainly be booking again loved it. Reviewed by Anne5.0★Sep 2018 "Temperance Hall was perfect for a group of friends meeting up to relax, chat and enjoy time together." We liked having 5 separate rooms each with a double (which can be hard to find). Glen (the owner) was charming on the phone and agreed to let us stay past the 10am leaving time which allowed us to relax even more! (thank you) Reviewed by Rachel4.4★Sep 2018 "Very happy with our trip." House was great, very clean and beautiful. We all really enjoyed our time away together. Customer service were very helpful whenever contacted. Reviewed by Anthony5.0★Jun 2018 "We had a wonderful stay, really well equipped house with wonderful features." Perfect for celebrating my birthday with the open plan living dinning and cooking space. Hosts went above and beyond and we would love to come back. Reviewed by Jo-anne5.0★Mar 2018 "Owner very helpful when we had a problem with the showers." This is a very sociable house due to the open plan layout. Everyone can be together although there are comfortable bedrooms with TVs in all rooms if you want peace and quiet. Reviewed by Tracie4.2★Nov 2017 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary Five bedrooms: 3 x double (one with en-suite roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC), 2 x ground floor double Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 10) and sitting area Utility. Gas central heating Gas range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Travel cot available Off road parking for 2 cars Enclosed terraced lawned garden with decks and furniture Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop 1.5 miles Note: Max 10 people inc. infants Note: Property accessed by 8 external stone steps Note: No stag/hen or similar. Please note check in time for this property is 4pm and check out is at 10am. The property This stunning detached former temperance hall is situated in the Staffordshire village of Kingsley, just eight miles from Alton Towers. Built in 1855, the owners have renovated and refurbished the property to exacting standards to create a fabulous contemporary space, providing a memorable holiday home for a family get together. The property beautifully combines modern fittings with original features including the fully-restored vaulted ceiling with exposed timber trusses and stone gothic-style mullion windows which give the cottage a truly impressive aspect. Walk up the external stone steps and enter through the hallway which leads into a spectacular open plan living space with a spacious sitting and dining area alongside a contemporary kitchen. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor along with a bathroom featuring a monsoon shower. Climb your own private staircase to access the master bedroom suite with a charming en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower, plus another set of stairs access two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside the hall, the superb renovation continues with off road parking for two cars on a gravel driveway beneath the large covered deck. In addition, there is a landscaped garden with a generous-sized terrace and a large deck, from which steps lead up to tiered lawns, all of which are fully enclosed by dry stone walls. The Old Temperance Hall is situated at the heart of the rural village of Kingsley with its rolling hills and open countryside for those who wish to take advantage of the numerous walks and public footpaths this area provides. The Staffordshire Way, covering over fifty miles of open countryside, runs directly behind the property. The Churnet Valley retains the largest remaining concentration of semi-natural woodland in Staffordshire and is designated for its high natural flora value and breeding bird populations. All five species of British owls breed here and Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre has one of the largest collections of birds of prey in the country. It is an ideal place for visitors to see and learn about the birds, situated on the side of the Churnet Valley with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside. The Churnet Valley Railway runs steam and historic diesel trains between Leekbrook Junction and Froghall, and is a remnant of the North Staffordshire Railway, built through the valley in the 1840s. Steam trains leave from Froghall Station, which is just a five minute walk. There is even a Rail Ale Trail that happens every summer, visiting various pubs along the route. For the young at heart, Alton Towers Theme Park is only eight miles away, whilst for a more sedate day out, why not visit the charming market town of Leek with an antique market on Saturdays, food market on Sundays and many great pubs. With the nearest golf club just a few miles away in the village of Whiston, and with horse riding available at various local equestrian centres, The Old Temperance Hall really is a wonderful holiday home that will live long in the memory. View on map About the location KINGSLEY Alton Towers 8 miles; Leek 10 miles; Stoke-on-Trent 10 miles. Kingsley is a quaint rural village in the Staffordshire countryside. It is home to a couple of pubs and the Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre which makes for a fascinating day out. Just eight miles away is Alton Towers Theme Park, where kids of all ages can test their nerve on a wide selection of rides. The Staffordshire Way, a long distance walking route, runs through the village, and there is a vast selection of walks for all abilities on the doorstep, plus there is an excellent golf course in Whiston. The Peak District National Park is easily accessed to the north, whist the Pottery towns of Stoke-on-Trent have a wide array of interesting museums to visit. There are also fascinating relics of the area’s industrial heritage - the Caldon canal (built in 1776 and restored and opened for navigation in 1974) runs through the valley and visitors will enjoy a scenic ride on the Churnet Valley Railway steam trains. A great touring base for exploring all of the Peak District and the Staffordshire Moorlands. Note: Max. 10 people inc. infants. Note: Property accessed by 8 external stone steps. Note: No stag/hen or similar.