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The Dairy, stunning views & close to Alton Towers

Farm stay hosted by Katie And Nathan
6 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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The Dairy is situated on our 9 acre small-holding. Home to us, our dog, cats, cows, chickens & pigs.
Situated on the edge of Alton village, 2 miles from Alton Towers.
The Dairy has a large open plan living, cooking, eating and sleeping area plus separate bedroom and bathroom. We also have the Calf Shed, our mini shepherds hut that sleeps 2 and used when we have more than 4 guests. You have private south facing garden plus access to the adjoining field.

The space
Shepherds Stand Farm is a 9 acre small holding. We are found on the outskirts of Alton village giving the Dairy a peaceful setting. Our elevated position means that there are stunning views across the local countryside. This is a great area for families, walkers, cyclists, climbers and being 10 miles from Stoke great for pottery fanatics. Being on a small holding guests get access to lots of outdoor space and opportunity to meet our friendly animals. We have an outdoor sitting area complete with BBQ and fire pit. Guests also have use of the adjoining field, with a bench perched at the top of the field to take in the stunning views of the Churnet Valley and opportunity to spot some of the rides at Alton Towers through the trees. Our hens wander freely and our small herd of pedigree Dexter cows graze the surrounding fields.
We renovated the Dairy in 2018 to become a self catered holiday let, it was previously used as a small milking parlour. In 2020 we built the Calf Shed, a mini shepherds hut which sleeps an additional 2 people enabling us to welcome up to 6 guests at a time. The calf shed is wheeled out into the Dairy garden when it is needed. It can be hired separately by guests, if a booking is for 4 people or less.
There are footpaths across the farm that take you down into Dimmingsdale, a Forestry Commission woodland. Here there are lots of walks around Alton with stops that include the village pubs and the Ramblers Retreat Café. There are opportunities for bouldering and cycling routes through the woodland and the old railway that joins the surrounding villages.

Guest access
Dairy, garden and field. Footpaths across other fields.

Other things to note
We have a key safe to enable self check in.
The Dairy is situated on our 9 acre small-holding. Home to us, our dog, cats, cows, chickens & pigs.
Situated on the edge of Alton village, 2 miles from Alton Towers.
The Dairy has a large open plan living, cooking, eating and sleeping area plus separate bedroom and bathroom. We also have the Calf Shed, our mini shepherds hut that sleeps 2 and used when we have more than 4 guests. You have private south facing garden plus access to the adjoining field.

The space
Shepherds Stand Farm is a 9 acre small holding. We are found on the outskirts of Alton village giving the Dairy a peaceful setting. Our elevated position means that there are stunning views across the local countryside. This is a great area for families, walkers, cyclists, climbers and being 10 miles from Stoke great for pottery fanatics. Being on a small holding guests get access to lots of outdoor space and opportunity to meet our friendly animals. We have an outdoor sitting area complete with BBQ and fire pit. Guests also have use of the adjoining field, with a bench perched at the top of the field to take in the stunning views of the Churnet Valley and opportunity to spot some of the rides at Alton Towers through the trees. Our hens wander free…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
TV
Hair dryer
Heating
Iron
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire , England, United Kingdom

Alton is a lovely village with several pubs, a village shop and post office as well as being home to Alton Towers Theme Park. There are several pleasant cafes within a couple of miles and the towns of Ashbourne, Uttoxeter and Cheadle only a short drive away. We are on the edge of the Peak District as well as being on the doorstep of Dimmingsdale so we are well positioned for walkers and cyclists.
Alton is a lovely village with several pubs, a village shop and post office as well as being home to Alton Towers Theme Park. There are several pleasant cafes within a couple of miles and the towns of Ashbourne…

Top places nearby

Alton Towers
2.7 km
Alton Towers Waterpark
3.4 km
Denstone Hall Farm Shop & Café
5.4 km
The Duncombe Arms
6.7 km

Peak Wildlife Park
8.9 km
The Red Lion Inn
9.4 km
RSPB Coombes Valley
11.4 km
Ilam Park
11.5 km

Hosted by Katie And Nathan

Joined in May 2017
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We enjoy the outdoor life which inspired us to buy Shepherds Stand Farm which is now home to us, our dogs, cats, cows and chickens. We renovated the Dairy in 2018 from a small milking parlour.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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