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The Old Sty

Alton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 982176)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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18 customer reviews

  • Weather wasn’t very good but the cottage lovely.

    “We would certainly stay there again. We got a thank you for leaving the cottage clean and tidy by text message. We are watching for offers on the cottage looked for the autumn but to expensive at this time.”

    “We would certainly stay there again. We got a thank you for leaving the cottage clean and tidy by text message. We are watching for offers on the cottage looked for the autumn but to expensive at this time.”

    - Mr Booth, May 2021

The property

The Old Sty is a delightful converted single storey brick building 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.

Internally, this former sty has been completely renovated to provide stunning modern accommodation for couples, giving a real home-from-home vibe.

Step through to the open-plan interior, wonderfully appointed to the front of the property.

A compact kitchen has fitted units and sleek worktops, with a range of modern appliances.

With a dining area and seating for two people, a lovely space to enjoy a romantic meal together of an evening, with a refreshing glass of wine.

The sitting room has a sofa, where you can curl up with your loved one and enjoy a relaxing evening together.

Down the hall, you will find one king-size bedroom, which has zip and link features and can be made into a twin upon request.

Boasting a light bathroom with a bath and shower over, with high-quality fixtures and fittings.

Outside there is a small patio area with furniture, a place to sit out in a morning with a cup of tea and watch the sunrise.

Situated on the owner's small farm, home to Dorset sheep, a pedigree Welsh pig and three Huacaya alpacas.

The nearby village of Denstone boasts the lovely Award Winning Denstone Hall Farm Shop, selling local artisan produce, also offering a rustic café, serving light bites and drinks with a beauty salon on site.

Originally named the Blackbrook Wildlife Park, now known as the Peak Wildlife Park, this wonderful attraction is also within driving distance of the property, with access to a range of exotic and endangered animals and meerkats.

While you're in the area, why not take a drive to the fantastic adventure park of Alton Towers?

Offering so many exciting and thrilling roller coaster rides, you'll struggle to fit them all into one trip!

Local character pubs within a short distance with a shop in the nearby village of Waterhouses, you won't be short of eateries to visit.

Also nearby are many great walking and cycling paths to get involved in and the beautiful town of Asbourne.

The Old Sty also offers a lockable bike store, with an outside tap to wash muddy boots.

The Old Sty is a wonderful base for exploring the nearby regions.


  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size (zip/link)
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Eco heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, Wi-Fi, kettle and dishwasher
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Small patio area with furniture to side of the property
  • Lockable bike storage with an outside tap
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles and pub 1.9 miles

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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 is just a 10 minute drive away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas