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The Old Sty

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



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed staying in the old sty."

    There was everything we needed at hand. The people were very helpful to us

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2022

  • "Lovely warm and cosy cottage in beautiful location."

    Julie and Jason were always available if we needed anything. Certainly would visit again.

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2022

  • "The cottage was warm, cosy and attractive and while small contained everything I needed for comfort."

    Julie and Jason were wonderful friendly hosts who sorted me out with a flat tyre and helped me search for my mislaid glasses when it was time to vacate the property, but I couldn't go without them. What more could you want?

    Reviewed by MaraMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely 5 night stay in the Old Sty."

    I can’t normally sleep the first night of being away from home, but had no problems at all, the bed was very comfy and the accommodation and facilities were spotless. We new when we booked the Old Sty, there wasn’t much around within walking distance, and that is why we chose this accommodation. There are plenty of nice walks, the nearest pub is 45mins walk away. We had a lovely trip to Dovedale, Alton Towers is only 10 mins drive away. Julie and Jason are very friendly and are only a text away if you need them. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. If you want to get away from it all, this is definitely a place for you. The fresh eggs were lovely too and the welcome pack of biscuits and a bottle of wine was a lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the old sty, lovely little cottage with everything you would need."

    Only 10 minutes away from Alton towers and some lovely little towns. Owners were lovely and so welcoming would 100% stay again, also loved the alpacas they were so friendly!

    Reviewed by KeannaAug 2021

  • "The "Old Sty" was ok and the people were friendly enough, although they were away on holiday the following day for a week."

    The problem we had was the extremely uncomfortable beds. So very hard that we may as well have slept on the floor. So bad that after 4 nights I really wanted to come home. I did explain this to the Father in Law who I saw in the yard and he said that he knew they were new beds and could only sympathise. We were taking pain killers before going to bed and again in the morning when we struggled with lack of sleep and pain. The only reason we stayed was the cost of the weeks break. We struggled on until the Thursday and I just couldn't take another night in that bed. So we left a day early and have never been so glad to be back in my own bed. Over many many years we have slept in no end of beds but never ever been so uncomfortable as in those beds.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "The holiday and our stay was lovely we where able to go to many places in the area."

    The only thing I lacked was another cupboard to put groceries we took food and had to store on worktop.

    Reviewed by DebraJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, peaceful location with great views, friendly hosts."

    Lots to see in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by MarleneJul 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by GordonMay 2021

  • "The property owners are lovely!"

    They have done an amazing job converting The Old Sty. The cleanliness was incredible and the facilities are fab, also close to many fun things to do. We will be coming back to stay in this wonderful place.

    Reviewed by ToniApr 2021

  • "The Old Sty was really well equipped with everything we needed and more."

    It was absolutely spotless and extremely comfortable. The location was great for a few walks out, and for a trip to the local pub for an excellent lunch. I certainly hope to return.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Lovely property, owner very helpful."

    Will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2020

  • "The property listing showed "fridge,freezer" when "fridge with ice box" would have been more accurate but luckily I asked the owners about the size of the freezer beforehand otherwise I would have been extremely disappointed."

    This needs rectifying as it's one of our requirements when booking a property especially in these covid times when we don't eat out so much. Great property with very welcoming owners.

    Thank you very much for the feedback and apologies regarding the error, we will have this amended on the advert immediately. Thank you for letting us know and we're glad you liked the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2020

  • "A fantastic stay - gorgeous cottage and well priced"

    Reviewed by CalvinSep 2020

  • "Owners very friendly."

    Beautiful location for stunning scenery and walks close by.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "Friendly hosts."

    Very well designed small space. Ideal for couples getting away from it all. We enjoyed discovering a bit of the country we hadn't visited before.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Great location, quiet and beautiful setting."

    Lovely hosts with extremely high standards of cleaning prior to our arrival.

    Reviewed by SamJul 2020

  • "The cottage is amazing."

    We had a fabulous week staying here and would highly recommend this property. Julie and Jason are amazing hosts. They are lovely, friendly and on hand for advice on a variety of places to visit. 5*.See you both again soonx

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2020

  • "Everything was perfect other than the sofa wasn’t the comfiest."

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

  • "The apartment was too a very high standard in all areas, owners couldn’t do enough for you, location fantastic for bike riding or walking, highly recommend the “The Star” pub just a short walk away, would re book again."

    Reviewed by KarlJul 2020

  • "We had a really nice time here !"

    It was very quiet and peaceful. We loved watching the sheep being moved to a different field and watching the alpacas waiting to be feed . The hosts are very friendly and welcoming . Thank you again and happy new year.

    Reviewed by SueDec 2019

  • "Wi fi is not provided, but there is a good signal so you can use mobile data."

    Also none of the windows open, but you could prop the door open. Otherwise, the cottage was compact, had everything you needed and was finished to a high standard. The location is good, peaceful and quiet with easy parking. The welcome pack was a great touch.

    Thank you for your feedback, you are correct WiFi is not provided as per the property details however this is something we are working on and are hoping to have in the near future. The windows do open and have been checked. Glad to hear you loved the location and enjoyed the high standard of our property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2019

  • "The Old Sty is a comfortable and well located property from which to explore the surrounding area of the Peak District."

    The house contained all necessities for a self catering stay and the welcome pack was indeed very welcome. Access and parking was easy, shops could be found within 8 miles and a couple of pubs and cafes were also available. The hosts were friendly and helpful with information and I was impressed with the organisation of the Sykes person who helped me.

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2019

  • "Great cottage!"

    Everything we needed. Lovely owners. Good location to things we wanted to do such as peak District wildlife park, some walks, etc. Peaceful farm location. Would definitely recommend to others. Thoroughly enjoyed our time.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2019

  • "First class cottage all recently done to an excellent standard."

    Lovely welcoming touches, wine/bread/biscuits etc. Very welcoming and friendly hosts. We explored the local area and did a number of easy cycle rides. Thank you for an lovely break. Terry & Lorraine

    Reviewed by TerryMay 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay over the Easter bank holiday the place is set in a lovely location, so peaceful and equipped with everything you would need while you are there, both the hosts were polite and welcoming and the property has been finished to a high standard."

    Reviewed by StephanieApr 2019

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  • 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, T.V with freeview, 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

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.

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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