2 Horse Road

Alton, Staffordshire
+44 (0)1283 840711

A pristine cottage in a civilised village near Ashbourne, a retreat for 2. Set off for Haddon Hall, or walk the Staffordshire Way…


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

The charming, pretty village of Alton spreads itself over the steep hillside, and Horse Road runs down through woods to the house. Welcome to a peaceful, late Georgian cottage that will please country lovers and walkers: the road is still used by horses, a public footpath runs outside the door and, despite its proximity, you can’t hear Alton Towers! You get an open-plan living area with a compact kitchen at the rear, and open stairs to a small double with a shower; and a tiny dressing room alongside. It’s as pristine inside as out, and comfortable too, with a big white sofa on a dapper jute carpet, a wood-burner in the original fireplace, and immaculate white sash windows. The kitchen is neat and functional, the shower gleams, the floors are heated underfoot, and you have a small walled seating area outside for summer days. Bring books, music and laptop for nights in, or pop down the road to the pub; Alton has several good places to eat. Lots to visit nearby: Sudbury Hall, Trentham Gardens – and Ashbourne, for teas, antiques and the Tissington Trail.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. 7 nights on weekdays. 7 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £560
1 Cottage for 2
From £801 bedroom


Stunning property in peaceful location. Saskia was a great host and has prepared the cottage to a very high standard. Would love to return soon!

Ian, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Saskia Tolley

  • There are many pubs in the village including The Bulls Head and The Talbot. Further away are The Duncombe Arms in Ellastone, The Peacock Hotel in Rowsley and The George in Alstonefield.
  • Walk along the disused railway track from the cottage to Denstone Farm Shop for breakfast, lunch or tea/ coffee. Pick up a ready made meal to take home.
  • The Peak District offers excellent country walks and beautiful scenery.
  • There are lovely walks straight from your front door including Dimmingsdale and along the old railway track in either direction to Oakamoor or Denstone.
  • Visit Haddon Hall, Chatsworth as well as the Potteries (Wedgwood, Emma Bridgewater and Burleigh).
  • Ashbourne offer many historic building and antique shops. Also, Alton Towers Theme Park and gardens are less than a mile away.