We booked this property through Sykes Holiday Cottages expecting it to be as described "a luxury cottage furnished and decorated to a very high standard". This is not what we found upon arrival. Although it may have been as described several years ago, this property is now extremely tired and in need of complete renovation. It was unclean, damaged, and the furniture extremely tired.
The first hour of our stay was spent documenting the extensive list of damage found, including damaged beds that simply could not be slept in. We also cleaned all the kitchen utensils as it had a grubby feel and we were not comfortable preparing or eating food until we had done so.
We thought that things would improve if we remained patient with the owner and allowed her to deal with the issues. In fairness, the owner did send someone to replace one of the beds (propped up by a concrete block), replace the kitchen sink tap and carry out some additional cleaning. Had this not happened, we would not have remained there.
The photos you will see advertising this property do not reflect the current state of it (as of September 2018) so it would be worth checking to so if the property has been refurbished since September 2018 as it could be a lovely place once again with some investment.
Ending on a positive note, the property is sited as close as you could possibly get to the main entrance of Alton Towers - less than a five minute walk.