Friday, 30 April 2010

Mid Week Malthouse May Maddess


Looking to take a last minute break next week (3-6 May inclusive) and need accommodation?

We have availability at our bed and breakfast next week and for guests staying here at The Malthouse we can provide money saving vouchers for Alton Towers Theme Park.
To check availability/special rates please telephone 01538 703273.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Alton Towers - Mid Week

Many people take a short break away over a weekend but don't always consider taking a few days off during the week. If you are looking to get away why not take a mid week break instead.

Tourist attractions such as Alton Towers are often quieter during the week (particularly at this time of the year) than at the weekend. We had good reports last week from guests staying mid week at our bed and breakfast. They said that the queues at Alton Towers Theme Park were short and the weather fantastic. One poor chap burn his head the sun was so warm!

Our bed & breakfast The Malthouse is just one mile away from Alton Towers so your there in no time. Want to check availability? Telephone 01538 703273.

Malt Tip: Don't forget to bring sunscreen and a hat as well as waterproofs, you just never know what the weather will do next in England!
Thank goodness that flights are coming and going again! We have had guests stay with us over the last few days that should have been in much more exotic locations than Alton. We were delighted to have them visit us but sorry that their plans were ruined. Hopefully they will manage to rearrange their holidays for a date in the near future. We wish them all the best.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Chatsworth Great Garden and House

Did you know that according to this week's Mail on Sunday Live Magazine the gardens at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire are amongst the top ten British gardens?

Many people know that Chatsworth is a splendid house but they don't realise just how spectacular the gardens are. We have visited Chatsworth on a number of occasions and each time we are amazed by just how beautiful the house and gardens are. There is nowhere nicer to go on a sunny day its just fabulous. To make sure that you get to see everything a full day at Chatsworth is a must, it's approximately 45 minutes drive from The Malthouse. Take a look at their website for details including 2010 events.

Of course Chatsworth is just one of many grand houses that are a short ride away from us. You might also want to consider visiting Haddon Hall, Shugborough Hall, Hardwick Hall or Kedlestone Hall to name just a few.

Why not take a short break here at The Malthouse and take in a couple of these historic houses?

To check availability at The Malthouse Bed & Breakfast telephone 01538 703273.

Monday, 12 April 2010

TOP DOG DAYS - Unofficial Guide to Alton Towers & Surrounding Area

Coming to stay with us soon? Planning to visit Alton Towers?
You might want to purchase a copy of the 'Unofficial Guide to Alton Towers & Surrounding Area'. This Top Dog Days brochure has been produced by a local resident to help visitors make the most of their stay. There are top tips on discounts, annual passes, best routes and much more for those planning a trip to Alton Towers Theme Park. The guide costs just £1.99.
You might like to take a look at for full details regarding the brochure.
The guide can be purchased locally or you can buy a copy from us during your stay.
If you are planning a visit accommodation is a must! To check our availability for bed and breakfast telephone 01538 703273.
PS Hope the weather is as nice with you as it is here at the moment!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


I have just taken a look at the weather forecast and it seems that spring might have arrived at last! The weather here looks great for the next few days. It has been lovely in Alton this afternoon, a little breezy but VERY sunny. Fingers crossed that it continues for a while at least! There are lots of outdoor jobs to do here at The Malthouse. The grass needs it's first cut so hopefully if we have chance in the next day or two it will get a trim. The guests that have arrived at our B&B today are delighted to see the sun is here and can't wait to go for a day out at Alton Towers tomorrow.

Sunday, 4 April 2010


Looking for great value days out? Think about purchasing a Thrill Hopper ticket. Not many people know about this ticket and we don't know why as it is fantastic value! This is one ticket that gives entry into four great attractions all in Staffordshire - Alton Towers Theme Park, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Snowdome and Waterworld.

Currently a single ticket is £44.95 or you can purchase a family ticket for just £129.95. This really is excellent value for money. For full details regarding tickets or to make a purchase look at

If you plan to take a short break to make the most of your Thrill Hopper ticket contact us to check our accommodation availability, telephone 01538 703273. Alton Towers is just one mile from us, Waterworld is approximately 20 miles away and Drayton Manor & Snowdome are around a 37 mile journey.