Friday, 29 April 2011

Congratulations to Prince William & Princess Catherine

We at The Malthouse Bed & Breakfast would like to offer our sincere congratulation to Prince William and Princess Catherine who were married today.

As you can see we celebrated this occasion at our tea break this morning.

We have not learned where the Royal couple are to spend their honeymoon. If time permits perhaps they can spend a day or two with us at The Malthouse (our four poster bedded room is available for a short stay next week!!!). Our number is 01538 703273!

This morning we were sorry to see the Stephenson Family from Carrickfergus depart. A special hello to them - hope they arrived home safely. We look forward to seeing you later in the year.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Wedding Congratulations from The Malthouse B&B

We're really looking forward to watching the coverage of the Royal Wedding on Friday. Mornings are a busy time at our bed & breakfast as you can imagine! However we have an action plan ready for Friday morning so that we try to watch the wedding ceremony.

We can't wait to see Kate's dress, we're sure shes going to look beautiful. If her public appearances so far are anything to go by Kate's going to make a wonderful job of being a Princess.

We wish Prince William and Kate well for their wedding day and future life together.

Wonder if William and Kate have sorted out their honeymoon?

If not maybe they'll consider a visit to Alton Towers and a stay with us at The Malthouse Bed & Breakfast in Alton - well it's nice to dream!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Everything Blossoming at The Malthouse!

The fine sunny weather we've been enjoying of late seems to be going on and on! It's wonderful, we're getting lots of jobs done in the garden in between looking after guests staying with us at our B&B. Today it's been all hands on deck to get the grass cut - and boy do we have lots of grass! Oh well it beats being stuck indoors. There's blossom on most of the trees in our orchard and it looks lovely. Unfortunately though I don't think it'll last for long as there's been a light breeze blowing this afternoon.

Here's a picture we took this morning of our pond at The Malthouse.

If your thinking of taking a break why not telephone to check availability 01538 703273. Alton is the perfect place to relax.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Happy Easter

Easter is a lovely time of year. The trees and plants in our garden at The Malthouse are coming back to life after the winter. There are lambs in the fields across the valley from us and birds are busy building nests in our orchard. This all seems very appropriate for Easter I think.

Hope you have some time off from school or work to enjoy the long Bank Holiday weekend with your family and friends. Happy Easter!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Fabulous Weather at The Malthouse

We can't believe just how wonderful the weather is in Alton at the moment. Guests staying at our B&B this week have been dressed in shorts, t-shirts & sunglasses and it's only April!

MALT TIP: If your heading to stay with us and the weather is fine don't forget to bring sunscreen, hats and sunglasses etc.

We had two very sensible ladies staying with us recently who had come prepared for any eventuality. They had packed shorts, t-shirts & flip flops in case of a heatwave, rain coats & wellington boots in case of a storm and warm winter sweaters & ski jackets in case it turned cold again. These are the sort of guests we love to have stay with us, they were ready for any type of weather and determined that whatever happened it wouldn't spoil their fun at Alton Towers!

Hope the weather is nice wherever you are - if not you need to come and stay with us at The Malthouse!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Bank Holiday Madness

We've been looking at our calendar today and noticed how many Bank Holidays are coming up in a short space of time - it's amazing! If you have time off from work soon why not get away for a few days? Our B&B in Alton 'The Malthouse' might be just what your looking for! Alton Towers is just one mile from us but if theme parks are not your thing there are plenty of other entertainments such as steam railways, stately homes, walking in the Peak District, pottery shops & museums and too much more to mention! HERE ARE THE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY! Friday 22 April - Good Friday Monday 25 April - Easter Monday Friday 29 April - Royal Wedding Monday 2 May - Early May Holiday Monday 30 May - Spring Bank Holiday To check availability telephone The Malthouse on 01538 703273. Happy Holidays!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Alton Towers 2011 Offers

Planning to visit Alton Towers and want to save a few pounds? If you make a booking with us at The Malthouse B&B don't forget to ask us about ways to save money when you visit Alton Towers. There are usually offers to be found - sometimes it's just knowing where to look!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Sunshine at The Malthouse B&B

The weather in Alton was fantastic yesterday - we're hoping it continues! It was wonderful to see the sun all day and everywhere looking so beautiful. I couldn't resist taking a few snaps in our garden at The Malthouse B&B and thought you'd like to take a look. These Grape Hyacinth are one of our favourite flowers, they're dotted all along the boarder at the front of the house and look a picture at this time of year.

We were all busy yesterday mowing grass and tidying up outside but not everyone at our B&B was working!

Here's our cat Smudge doing what he does best 'just chilling'!

We're hoping that the weather stays calm for a few days so that we can enjoy looking at the blossom on this tree.

After the harsh Winter weather we're crossing our fingers for a lovely Spring and Summer. If yesterday's anything to go by I think we're in luck!

Hope the weather is fine where you are - if not perhaps you should visit us in Alton!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Alton Towers goes Science Mad!

From 11 to 25 April 2011 Alton Towers Theme Park has Science Mad live shows 3 times a day. For details about Science Mad visit to see what's going on. Looking to visit Alton Towers soon? Need accommodation? Telephone 01538 703273 to check availability at The Malthouse Bed & Breakfast in Alton.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Entertain your Toddler at Alton Towers

For just £13 a parent and toddler (aged under 4 years old) can get into Alton Towers Theme Park on selected mid week dates this year.

It's easy to take advantage of this offer! All you need to do is fill in your details at and download your voucher. Please check dates and details of the offer carefully.

After a day at Alton Towers your toddler (and you) will be worn out! A stay at our b&b will be just what you need. To check availability telephone 01538 703273. The Malthouse Bed & Breakfast is located in the village of Alton just one mile from Alton Towers.

There are plenty of rides and attractions including the Sealife Centre at Alton Towers to keep little ones (and big ones!) amused.