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The Old Barn, Farley, Staffordshire, ST10 3BQ

Description of the holiday cottage

Find The Old Barn reviews in Farley Near Alton Towers, details for The Old Barn bookings and facilities. The Old Barn does not accept pets, is child friendly and this self catering cottage is non smoking with linen provided and towels not provided.

Best Features

Sleeps: from 1 to 12

Pets: No

Contact Details

Contact Name: Sykes Cottages

Telephone: 01244 746200

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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 10/2023
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Firstly, a perfect place for a large family gathering; we could all eat together in the kitchen and there was ample space for relaxed evening seating and games in the evening, with outside

space to play garden games, too. Plenty of plates, dishes, cutlery, mugs and glasses which was a bonus, although there could be a better hob and oven, and oven dishes might be useful. Supermarklet delivery is simple to arrange in advance.

We all had a great time here, with no problems...and it was easy to relax with no worries about 'precious-looking ornaments' that might be damaged.

Ok, one might add that it is not in pristine condition throughout, but it's certainly sufficiently clean to have no worries staying...

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Review Added by: Review Added: 16.10.2023
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 08/2023
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Not worth the price when comparing to similar sized properties.

Positives: 5mins walk to Alton Towers. The beds and sofas are comfy.

Negatives:

Very unclean and dust everywhere. It is apparent the cleaners are not doing their job properly and the property itself needs a deep clean (I've seen this mentioned on prebious reviews). Mould around windows, sinks and showers. One of the bathrooms has its windows sealed shut and hence any smells or condensation cannot be let out.

Property itself needs redecorating and renovation including new kitchen furniture. Windows and front door do not lock properly and some can't be opened properly. Cupboards and furniture misaligned or falling e.g. kitchen cupboards and dining table.

Unclean utensils in kitchen cupboards e.g. an oven baking tray was covered in grease and clearly not washed properly.

Dining chairs do not fit the dining table properly i.e. too low down

Lack of small things like washing up cleaning sponge, soaps, etc.

When stripping the bed, noticed a boot mark on an underlying sheet and yellowing pillows.

Shower doors were loose and had to complain as they could have fallen off if our children were not careful with them.

Unsure how the property passes safety checks for example, light switch close to the shower, loose boiler cover.

No proper front drive. The front drive is a step covered by gravel which makes driving up it very difficult as the opening is narrow.

As mentioend, not worth the price compared to other similar sized properties I've rented. The owners clearly show no pride in maintaining the property and will definitely not be using this company again for rentals.

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Review Added by: Review Added: 12.08.2023
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 09/2020
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Totally agree with most recent review. Property dirty on arrival, we had to ring owner who came over and cleaned along with my husband and myself before the rest of our party arrived.Property advertised as been deep cleaned and arrival was 5pm to facilitate extra cleaning in the current covid pandemic. I pointed out many broken items,as we had to pay a 100 bond, but she said she was aware of them all... which begs the question why weren't they fixed. At 2011 I expected an outstanding luxury house as advertised. Would definately not recommended this property. such a shame as it could be lovely.

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2 of 5 people found this review helpful
Recommended?   Date of visit: 08/2020
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General Lack of kitchen equipment- no chopping board, no mats for the floor in bathrooms, furniture falling apart especially in the ground floor bedroom, no ventilation in the ground floor bedroom( no opening window and patio door locked shut with no handle) blinds didn?t all work, filthy in between cushions on sofa, windows filthy esp in the main bedroom, outside benches on their last legs, the tv in one of the bedrooms didn?t work, kitchen doors were hanging off, shower door was loose, toilet seat came off, the general cleanliness was poor.

Positives - it could be a lovely cottage if the above issues were improved, it was a good size and the outside space was lovely and an excellent location. We felt that for almost 2000 for a weeks stay that the standards would have been higher. We would not stay here again. We did request a fan when we arrived for the ground floor bedroom and the owner brought 2 over which was appreciated. Alton towers is literally on the door step and lots of places within a 30-40 min drive, we loved Matlock bath and Cannock chase.

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35 of 53 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  possibly Date of visit: 09/2015
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We stayed at The Old Barn for a weekend to celebrate a very important birthday as a family, stretching over three generations, and it worked very well. The property is located nearly at the entrance of Alton Towers and you really would not know it. The bedrooms worked really well between the adults and children, clean and very comfortable. Everyone had good nights sleep and had more than enough room for 9 of us. We enjoyed the comfortable living room with space for all of us to enjoy, even the children on a very wet afternoon. A highlight for them was wa

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9 of 42 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  possibly Date of visit: 09/2014
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We first chose this house because of it's closeness to Alton Towers, but it was so much more than that. It is a home from home. It has everything you could possible need for a 3 night stay or longer.

All the rooms are a good size and plenty big enough for the 3 generations that were in our party.

The kitchen is fully equipped, The pots and pans are big enough to be able to cook for a large number of people. A big farmhouse style table that was great for all to sit round and enjoy meals and chats. Plenty of crockery and glasses, (bit like being at home and m

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34 of 56 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  possibly Date of visit: 07/2013
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We stayed at The Old Barn from 14th to 21st June 2013, I completed the feedack form and emailed Sykes Cottages with our complaints, although they acknowledged reciept, the advertising remains the same, I would hate others to be as disappointed as we were, so here goes. The Old Barn was advertised as being 'luxury' and 'stylish' and '4 Star' I would describe this as BASIC - VERY!

Here are just SOME of the issues we had with The Old Barn:-

First impressions, drive and garden overgrown and neglected.

Doors and entrances filthy, walls, paintwork etc in need pa

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