Saturday, 22 April 2017

A Lovely Sunny Day in Alton

What a fabulous day we've had in Alton today.  A bright cool morning followed by a sunny warm afternoon, perfect!
In between doing jobs we've had plenty of tea breaks and enjoyed the lovely weather.

Last Autumn we pruned the small fruit trees in our orchard and afterwards wondered if we'd cut off a bit too much.  I think we've done the trees a favour though, they look really good and the blossom is the best we've seen for a few years. 

Here is a photo we took this afternoon, a nice picture but doesn't do the beautiful blossom justice.

Hope it's been sunny where you are today and that you've had time to enjoy it!

Friday, 14 April 2017

Happy Easter from The Malthouse

We took this photo a couple of years ago and kept it as we loved it so much.
What a gorgeous pair!  

A very happy Easter to everyone.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Two Free Tickets for Alton Towers with The Sun Newspaper

Planning to visit Alton Towers Theme Park this year? 
Collect tokens in The Sun Newspaper and get two free tickets for the theme park!

Visit for terms & conditions, to download a booking form and full details of the offer. 

Basically though this is what you need to do:
1. Collect ten tokens that are in The Sun Newspaper from 18 March 2017 to 4 April 2017.
2. Complete the booking form.
3. Post the booking form and ten tokens.
4. Receive tickets.

Hurry, this is a great offer!

Our B&B The Malthouse is just one mile away from Alton Towers. 
Need accommodation?  To book visit or why not call us 01538 703273.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Alton Towers Open Very Soon!

On Saturday 25th March 2017 Alton Towers Theme Park opens - we know lots of roller coaster enthusiasts out there can't wait!

Looking for accommodation close to the Alton Towers?
To check availability call us 01538 703273 OR visit our website
Our B&B, The Malthouse is located in Alton village just one mile away from the Theme Park - perfect!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Our VERY Muddy Walk!

Last week we decided to take an afternoon off and go for a walk.  The weather was mild and still, perfect for walking.  

Our route: We left The Malthouse, walked down into the Churnet Valley, followed the old railway track heading towards Denstone, took a detour off the track to see restoration work that has been done to a bridge (photo below) over what was once part of the Uttoxeter Canal, headed back onto the track via the truly magnificent weir (photo below), walked in to Denstone taking a well deserved pit stop at Denstone Hall Farm Shop where we took the weight off our feet (photo below) and tucked in to one of their delicious sausage sandwiches, headed off again back towards Alton via public footpaths through the fields -VERY MUDDY!, then once back in Alton headed back to The Malthouse.


We REALLY had a great walk BUT hadn't realised just how muddy it was going to be, especially on our journey through the fields. Our dog Poppy loved the walk but was so muddy that when we got home a shower was a must.  Thank goodness for showers and washing machines!