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Bunbury in Farley Near Alton Towers, Staffordshire

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From: €532 weekly Guests 10 Rooms 4 Bathroom 3

Bunbury Self-Catering

Holiday home
Bunbury is a large, semi detached stone property conveniently located just a five minute walk from Alton Towers in the Staffordshire village of Farley. With two twin bedrooms and two doubles, one of which has a double sofa bed and ensuite, along with a separate family bathroom, this cottage can sleep ten people in luxury. The rest of the accommodation is made up of an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner and patio doors to the garden. The garden contains a patio with outdoor furniture and a barbecue as well as there being plenty of off road parking. Bunbury is an ideal cottage for everyone, whether you spend your time on the rides at Alton Park or discovering the nearby Peak District National Park.

Area
The village of Farley consists of a small scattering of cottages and farms on the Alton Towers estate. Alton Towers has rides and attractions aimed at everyone, including white knuckle rides, Toyland for the younger guests, boating on the lake, magnificent gardens and rides on the cable car. Nearby, the market town of Ashbourne features an array of antique stores and a choice of pubs and restaurants. Attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Dovedale, and the Derbyshire Villages of Ilam, Hartington and are also within easy reach.

Region
The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Dixon
September 2020
Living in an area that has been placed in lockdown we were unable to make our trip.. The government had originally said there was a good chance that we would be removed from the local lockdown prior to the trip, however this was later changed and we remained in lockdown, meaning that we were unable to travel to the cottage for this holiday. The site clearly gave us the option to change our dates, so we did just that. However the twisty to change dates was rejected. Sykes cottages failed to tell us that this request was rejected. When I realised this had happened I contacted Sykes, who said that it was their policy to refund the holiday or change the dates. I asked for the dates to be changed. The person on the phone said they would sort this out and call me back. The next day I was told that they would not change the dates or offer a refund and that we should travel anyway, even though this would break the lockdown rules. Thanks to the lockdown we were unable to use the cottage without breaking lockdown rules and neither Sykes nor the cottage owners really cared either way. They had their money and we were left out of pocket. Definitely the last time I'll be using either Sykes or that group of cottages.
Mr Dixon, September 2020
August 2020
A horrendously loud noise came from the boiler and woke my 5 month old up with a fright every tine someone turned the hot tap on.. 8 of us were showing and washing up before her bed and nap times! The beds were broken on arrival, there were no towels provided.
Mr Francis, August 2020
July 2020
We had an amazing short stay here .. Wish we stayed longer . Absolutely lovely land lady too.
Mrs Shah, July 2020
July 2020
The only thing to complain about is when using any hot water, either the water tank or pipes would make a horrendous noise! So couldn't have showers and washes without deafening everyone else!
Mrs Broughton, July 2020
November 2019
Sarah was brilliant and the cottage was perfect for a weekend spent at Alton Towers ! ! great property very clean and very well equipped, everything we needed was supplied and more !!!
Mr Willson
March 2019
Was a really nice place to stay over the weekend while we were at Alton towers, The place was far better then the pictures shown on site, would recommend this property to anyone going to alton towers for the weekend or anywhere else for that matter, great weekend..
Miss Goldberg
March 2019
We stayed at this cottage as we wanted to visit Alton Towers and see the surrounding area.. I would highly recommend staying here again as it is only a short walk to the theme park and is very spacious and accommodating. I was comfortable staying here and I can't wait to do it again next year.
Devonites
October 2018
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.
Mrs Wallis
October 2018
We loved the location of this house.. It was very cosy with the woodburner. Sadly a few things were getting tatty, especially the kettle that didn't work properly & had definitely seen better days!
Mrs Duke
August 2018
Fantastic location for those visiting Alton Towers, walking distance to the entrance.. Brilliant location to explore the Peak District. Court yard area outside was lovely for the little ones playing. Owner very friendly and helpful. Lovely comfortable accommodation.
Miss Williams
July 2018
Really lovely place with good facilities.. The only faults I have is that half of the DVDs were empty, they only supplied 3 toilet rolls for 10 people and there were left over BBQs in the garden area from the previous people but other than that it was a wonderful cottage in a peaceful area and I would definitely stay again!
Miss Clarkson
March 2018
Due to the snow we we're put in a cottage next to the one we booked but we was told it was exactly the same as the others.. We was unable to connect to the wifi as the router was for all three cottages. Beautiful cottage in a perfect location! Would love to come back.
Ms Southwood
February 2018
Lovely cottage.. Plenty of space for our whole party. Had a lovely fire every evening.
Mmecham
September 2017
We were looking for a last minute break before school starts again, and found this cottage available to rent. The pictures looked perfect. A nice modern cottage within walking distance of Alton Towers, and within driving distance of the Peak District. The owners were friendly and very helpful once we had booked and we found the cottage without too much trouble. It certainly looks impressive when you pull up the private drive. The cottage is one of three with private gardens and a shared courtyard. However, we were a little disappointed to note that internally the cottage was starting to look a little tired from wear and tear over the years. Comparing it to the pictures, it is evident that it has gone a good number of years between major decorations. The lounge furniture was looking especially tired with the faux leather peeling and gouged in places. A leather style chair was also falling apart. This theme continued into the kitchen with a very smelly fridge, worn and missing utensils and crockery. Generally, the paintwork needs refreshing as there are a good number of scuffs and marks on most walls; especially bad in one of the twin bedrooms. We were also dismayed to find that we had to thoroughly clean the downstairs areas before we were comfortable preparing and eating food. We did email the owners with a list of items we felt needed addressing to ensure that families continued to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay and got a friendly response. We certainly hope that they give these tired areas some love because this cottage could be outstanding again. Certainly, the bathrooms were finished to a high standard in terms of fixtures and fittings but they also suffered from the need of a deep clean and redecoration. On a positive note, it was large enough for two families to share and our boys enjoyed playing in the field outside. The private courtyard garden with a slightly rusting and decaying but serviceable BBQ was appreciated. We would book again if these items were taken care of without doubt.
Mrs Williams
October 2016
Property was perfectly placed for Alton Towers.. Might be time for a little decoration.
Miss Suggett
October 2016
Had such a lovely weekend staying at Bunbury Cottage.. Location was absolutely perfect for the reason we were visiting which was for Alton Towers! It really couldn't be in a better location. The bathrooms were very clean and modern and the bedrooms were comfortable. However, the kitchen was the only downside. The kitchen wasn't particularly clean. The kitchen utensils that we needed to cook and eat with (e.g. spatulas, knifes, forks, baking trays, chopping boards) needed re washing as some things did have food still on that hadn't been washed properly. Also, the drinking glasses weren't very clean either, most of them needed re washing too. I think it could just do with some new equipment in the kitchen for cooking as things were looking a bit used. This would not stop me booking again as the cottage is a very lovely place to stay. Perfect for a larger group of people... It was the only one I could find in the area to fit a larger group. We all had a great time and everyone said they would definitely return!! Thanks again!! :) :) x
Miss Blackburn
January 2016
I thought the lounge/dining area was ideally suited to our purposes, with comfortable seating and the woodburner was there if required. The beds were comfy and the showers were lovely and hot! The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and plates etc. and there was plenty of space for all we brought with us. The owner was also very helpful with regard to offering to provide a cot and high chair. Overall we really enjoyed our break, we thought it was a lovely cottage in a nice area that was entirely suited to what we wanted. The Christmas tree was a lovely touch! Thanks to all.
HayleyJJackson
March 2015
Lovely stay in a great location just outside of Alton Towers gates. We used for a group stay of friends and wasn't using Alton Towers as out of season. Was good value for a girly night and fab accommodation :-)
Miss Jackson
December 2014
Lovely location, very spacious cottage! Would love to visit in summer!
Mr Kamurai
December 2014
Very relaxing and away from the hustle and bustle. The location is very close to the Alton Towers Theme Park. There were sufficient bathrooms and generally very comfortable furnishings . Enjoyed the fire.
Mrs Barber
November 2014
The property was extremely convenient for Alton Towers for those of our party wishing to visit. The cottage was good to come back to with a lovely deep bath to soak in. We had a great time spending this weekend with family and friends.
Mr Lawson-Earley
September 2014
A really good weekend. The cottage has more than enough room for 3 adults and 5 teenagers. The location is very close to Alton Towers but in a beautiful rural setting and was very quiet. It was an ideal base for exploring the Peak district. Particularly liked the fact that keys were in a key safe so there was no pressure to arrive or leave at a particular time. We would definitely come back.
Mrs Pinder
August 2014
We loved our stay in your beautiful holiday home and had a fabulous time. If we could, we would definitely come again and would recommend. The children loved the cows!
Mr Macfarlane
October 2013
The lounge area was spacious as was the eating area. Been going to Alton area now for 9 years and so far this is the best self catering cottage we have stayed in.
Mrs Danks
October 2013
It was a family trip with one infant, and we all had a fantastic time. The location of the property for Alton Towers was just ideal. Communication with the owner was excellent, and she could not have been more accommodating to us. As a group we all could not praise the facilities any higher. First class!
Mrs Payne
June 2013
The cottage was beautiful and in excellent condition. The views were gorgeous too. Would recommend and would definitely go again.
Ms Crowe
April 2013
Lovely warm comfortable cottage. Beautiful views. Great location
Mr Down
April 2013
Cottage was nice and warm, well furnished and location was excellent. Owners also very helpful and communicative.
Mrs Hutton
March 2013
The key arrangement was good. The bathrooms were excellent.
Mrs Curtis
July 2012
Very quiet as we came before Alton towers was open. Well situated for us as we had two very young children in the party - access to Dovedale, Ashbourne etc. We chose it as it meant we could accommodate children in separate bedrooms, and had granny accommodation downstairs for me!
Mrs Boylan
July 2012
The closeness to Alton Towers was wonderful while the peacefulness of the countryside was perfect.
Miss Roberts
February 2012
The owner was very hospitable and accommodated our every need. I liked the trust policy applied to the logs for the fire. I thought this was wonderful. I booked the cottage for a friend's birthday and it worked as a perfect venue for our outing to Alton Towers at the weekend, followed by some serious relaxing the week thereafter. With the two adjoining cottages in the courtyard, we have already talked about hiring out all three spaces at some stage in the coming months so we can invite more people to share the wonderful experience we all had. I would highly recommend Bunbury and surrounding cottages as the perfect place to relax and get away from it all.
Mrs Grotier
October 2011
This was our second visit to 'Bunbury' so we knew what to expect. The cottage is gorgeous, with plenty of room. The beds are extremely comfortable and bathrooms amazing! The proximity to Alton Towers is just fantastic, you are much closer than the actual car parks. I would highly recommend it.
Mr Lawrie
September 2011
It was a good price and great location for Peak District and Alton Towers. The kids enjoyed seeing the cows in the adjacent field.
Guest
September 2011
Great location for alton Towers. Just across the road and round the corner - but quiet. Checked in by very friendly local. Set in courtyard with 2 other cottages - but own private yard/BBQ/seating.
Ms Rustman
May 2011
Clean accommodation, tea, coffee and milk for when we arrived.
Mrs Grotier
May 2011
The cottage was absolutely gorgeous! The bathrooms were boutique hotel quality! The location for Alton Towers was better than the actual Alton Towers hotels! (Closer to the front entrance.) On returning home we decided to book again straight away! The owners were very helpful. Very highly recommended.
Mrs Baker
March 2011
The lovely, peaceful location with great child-friendly walks. The cottage was perfect and we especially loved the big comfy sofa.
Miss Hurren
November 2010
We went to visit Alton Towers for Halloween weekend. The location of the property was second to none - it was closer to the entrance of the park than the Alton Towers hotel!
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