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The Stables

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage , comfortable and clean."

    Great location. No negatives. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Stables is very tastefully decorated & well maintained in a peaceful setting."

    The bed was comfy as was the sofa. The bathrooms are contemporary with good storage space. We had a warm welcome from Julie & Jason kindly helped us with the heating controls. The parking area is very good. The Stables is an excellent place to stay. Do take your own tea, coffee & milk as it is not provided, to have with the delicious biscuits the owners provide. In the evening you can enjoy the prosecco! Thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a fabulous place to stay, it was our second visit but will soon be back for a third."

    Very comfortable and clean, decor modern and welcoming, so relaxing, and owners a lovely couple, nothing too much trouble. If you need some relaxation this is the place.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Stables is a beautiful cottage , spacious, modern and spotless."

    We had a family wedding in the area so booked The Stables as a base, definitely wished we had stayed longer. It’s in the most beautiful surroundings and it felt so relaxing. The heated pod in the garden was just perfect to watch the sunrise through the trees with a nice cuppa, used it in the evenings to enjoy the peace and quiet. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds were very comfortable. Julie and Jason are lovely hosts and nothing was to much trouble. Thank you for providing such a relaxing time. Would whole heartedly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "We found this cottage, clean, cosy and supplied everything we needed."

    The decor was beautiful and the location idyllic. There were plenty of places to take the children out for the afternoon close by and it was great to have a smart TV in the rooms. I would highly recommend to anyone .

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abi5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had amazing holiday here."

    Such a gorgeous house, so clean, beautifully decorated, everything perfect. Would 100% recommend. Hopefully we will return one day.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic property and great for kids."

    Very clean and quiet Perfect stay

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Julie snd Jason own a wonderful cottage."

    It is the height of comfort and cleanliness. They are caring hosts and I would recommend this property to anyone without hesitation.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at The Stables in the Easter Holidays."

    We stayed with 2 babies and the two downstairs bedrooms was ideal! There was nothing else we needed for a very comfortable week. Well equipped kitchen comfortable sitting area. The beds were comfortable and plenty of space to put things away. The bathroom was downstairs.there was a powerful shower upstairs which was a real treat. Situated just off a main route but you would not know. The alpacas sheep and horses nearby kept our 6 year old more than occupied. Several places of interest. Alton towers and the Peak Wildlife park only a few miles away. Bakewell and Buxton not so far either. We cannot thank our hosts enough for making our week so enjoyable. The free hen eggs were delicious. A stay here is highly recommended!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so pleased you all enjoyed your Easter break here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely, well kept cottage that was both modern and spotless."

    We liked the no shoe policy but the stones from the garden always found their way inside! Lovely heated pod in garden and small play house for kids. Great base for Alton Towers. Would recommend to others and look to stay if in the area again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in good location."

    Owners pleasant and happy to talk about farm/location.

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely location."

    The property has everything you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. It has been finished and maintained to a really high standard. Lots to do in the surrounding area & great places to eat nearby. We had a really lovely break, would thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely converted stable on a working farm, complete with animals that the kids loved."

    Really modern and cosy inside, felt right at home. Great location for exploring the peaks and moorlands.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wow what can I say, the stables is truly stunning…."

    . from start to finish our cottage break was fantastic. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and is finished to a very high standard. Julie and Jason are great hosts and nothing was to much trouble. We book with Sykes 4/5 times a year and this has to be my favourite by a long mile. Stunning views and walks all topped off by the amazing animals on the farm. We will definitely be returning. Don’t hesitate to book this wonderful cottage you won’t be disappointed. Thank you for a really memorable stay. Jen, Franco and Leni xxxxxx

    Thank you for your amazing comments and feedback, we really enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to seeing you again. Julie & Jason Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely time, thankyou."

    The Christmas tree and decorations were a lovely touch and the cottage was cosy and comfortable

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Dec 2022

  • "We booked a quiet week away for my Mum's 70th Birthday celebrations."

    What a perfect find! The cottage was beautifully presented, warm and welcoming. The hosts were very helpful prior to and on arrival and we were greeted with a lovely bottle of bubbly, orange juice and a box of delicious biscuits. Will definitely return, thank you for your hospitality and wonderful accommodation.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Nov 2022

  • "Exceptional property, beautifully finished, warm and cosy with quality fitments."

    Plenty of walks and other activities all within a 30 minutes drive. Our group of five had a fabulous break and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the cottage to anyone.

    Thank you for your lovely, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susanna5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a brilliant week, The Stables is a fantastic property in a lovely peaceful location."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Stables was a beautiful cottage in an idyllic spot."

    Lots of original beams to show the history of the building but really well modernised with excellent showers and all of the equipment needed to cook on a self catering holiday. We had a lovely stay and would definitely choose to stay here again if holidaying in this area.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Stables is a really beautiful, comfortable, clean, cozy place to stay."

    Lovely owners, who were there to help but left us alone. Great base to enjoy the Staffordshire moorlands and Alton towers. Thank you, we loved it.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a wonderful farmland setting."

    Very quiet at all times yet close enough to the Peak District and Alton Towers. The owners were very nice and welcoming. The cottage was immaculate with three good bedrooms, all double plus two bath/shower rooms. The kitchen was well equipped. Everything looked new throughout. Excellent.

    Lovely to meet you and your family, thank you for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage spotlessly clean well equipped."

    Hosts lovely. Would be very happy to return at some point in the future thank you

    Thank you for your feedback, lovely to meet you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by M5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing!"

    ! So happy to have found such a beautiful holiday home. Everything was to the highest standard, the outside heated seating area was a perfect place to sit in the evening with stunning views. Can’t rate this place highly enough, felt so peaceful and homely, modern, spacious and clean, we had a lovely week, thank you so much, we’ll definitely be back!!

    Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. Look forward to you visiting again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Stables was probably the best accommodation we have stayed in."

    A beautiful finish throughout with meticulous attention to detail. The design was well thought out and very attractive. The location was perfect and the surrounding countryside was lovely.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2022

  • "What an amazing property, well thought out, clean, modern and bright."

    Everything you need is available and the hosts are so welcoming and helpful. The cottage is close to so many attractions as well. I would recommend this to everyone.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it was nice to meet you all. Hope to see you again in the future at The Stables Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maqsood5.0Aug 2022

  • "Julie and Jason could not have done more to make our stay any better- the property is perfect and of an exceptionally high quality and finish."

    We hope they enjoy many years of solid bookings… we’d love to return some time and will wholeheartedly recommend it to our friends and family.

    Thank you for your feedback, it was lovely to meet you both. Thank you for recommending The Stables to friends and family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Aug 2022

  • "“The Bee's knees!"

    ” A fabulous time at the Stables. Meticulous attention to detail throughout the cottage with everything you need. Location is fantastic, you feel a million miles away but we close to lots of attractions. We will be back in the near future.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so glad you all enjoyed your stay at The Stables. Great to hear you plan to visit us again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "The accommodation at The Stables was amazing, even better than the photos."

    The hosts were extremely warm and welcoming, would definitely recommend and stay again if in that area.

    Thank you for your feedback, lovely to meet you Catherine and your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wow! Best cottage we have stayed at and have visited quite a few."

    The Stables was beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean with everything you need for a short break and more. Yummy treats and a bottle of Fizz greeted us upon arrival and the location is beautiful. Spent evenings playing cards and games which were provided in the lovely garden overlooking the sheep and alpacas, the garden has a heated seating pod, blankets/cushions so would be perfect anytime. Really couldn't fault it, can't wait to return!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, look forward to seeing you all again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 2 x ground-floor double with Smart TV
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, 60/40 fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher, a hairdryer in each room, 4 x Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with furniture, heated pod with seating and children's playhouse
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: There is an iron and ironing board available on request

The property

This quaint stone-built cottage is within the grounds of Garston House Farm situated in the pretty hamlet of Garston near the village of Whiston, Staffordshire, nestled on the edge of the Peak District.

The Stables is ideal for families looking for a beautiful countryside getaway within the Peak District National Park.

This holiday home enjoys original features including exposed brickwork and beams and an enclosed garden with a lovely heated pod with seating for you to enjoy afternoon tea or a glass of wine.

Off-road parking greets you on arrival before stepping into the hallway; here you can leave your muddy boots and jackets.

The open-plan living space has a corner sofa, a smart TV and dining/ seating for six, ideal for winding down after a day of exploring.

The kitchen is a contemporary space fitted with the amenities you need, including an electric oven, a hob, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, a washer/dryer, and a dishwasher.

When eyes tire, there are two double bedrooms on the ground floor with Smart TVs, serviced by a sleek bathroom.

Venture upstairs for the king-size bedroom, also with a Smart TV and matching furniture, with a shower room adjacent.

Explore your rural location either on foot or bike, with a great selection of woodland trails to discover and your amenities can be found in the village of Ipstones, home to a traditional pub.

There are a great selection of attractions nearby with the Peak Wildlife Park to see your favourite animals, Alton Towers for thrilling rides and Kingsley Bird & Falconry Centre.

Visit the leafy suburb of Trentham, home to Trentham Monkey Forest for a special walk surrounded by monkeys and the rich woodlands of Trentham Estate for a taste of opulence.

For an adventure to Staffordshire, make The Stables your next staycation.

The Stables can be booked along side The Old Sty (982176) to accommodate up to 8 guests

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About the location


Ashbourne 7 miles; Leek 13 miles

The attractive rural village of Alton lies on the western fringes of the Peak District in lovely moorland countryside, between the market towns of Leek and Ashbourne. The village offers a post office, village shop and pubs serving food. The surrounding countryside is excellent for walking and cycling with miles of woodland trails and moorland hikes to enjoy. Dovedale and the limestone Churnet Valley are on the doorstep and The Manifold Trail is close by. There is easy access to many of the area's attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Lyme Park (NT) as seen in TV’s Pride & Prejudice and the NT Ilam Estate. A great touring base for all the Peak District - and Alton Towers with its many rides and attractions is just a short drive away!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas