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Accommodation Details The Old House
Woodhead Road Torside, Crowden DerbyshireSK13 1HU
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Comments by walkers who stayed at The Old House in Crowden on The Pennine Way
I got a warm, friendly welcome and a refreshing beverage upon arrival. Had a nice, comfy room. Good shower/kitchen facility. A very good place to stay.
Ken, left on 02 June 2017
Really enjoyed our stay at the Old House. We had a very nice room, and very good breakfasts. We did the pennine way package that is offered which proved to be very successful for us as we got to stay two nights in one place. And a cup of tea on arrival which was perfect!
Jane, left on 30 June 2014
Stayed here in June 2012 and found it very comfortable with the lift too and from the pub a bonus
Phil & Nige, left on 12 November 2013
Stayed here in June 2012 and found it very comfortable with the lift too and from the pub a bonus
Phil & Nige, left on 12 November 2013
Comfortable stay in a lovely room with a warm welcome and pot of tea on arrival. Taken to
Billy & Julie Mills June 2013, left on 02 July 2013
Pennine 2-day package was a perfect start to our walk, comfortable room with en-suite bath (great after a wet and windy first day), great breakfast, drying facilities, friendly people, and our car waiting for us at the end of our holiday. Easy train connection via Manchester and Glossop.

Anne & Colin
stayed May 22-24 2011
Anne & Colin Stares, left on 05 June 2011
Our first night of 20 and very impressive.
Pots of tea & biscuits on arrival, an offer to drive us to the local pub for dinner.
Good comfortable rooms & en-suite and an excellent breakfast with Joanne always attentive.
John&Marsha, Steve&Rosie, left on 15 May 2011
excellent place, fully caters for walkers, lift to the pub at night, very good breakfast, would rate highly
left 7th july 2010
frank, left on 28 July 2010
Our first stop on the Pennine Way,
We was made very welcome, we had a nice room away from the main house with a dining kitchen area where you can make your drinks. The food was excellent.
Defnetly recommend The Old House as a place to stay.
Tony Goldsworthy, left on 28 May 2010
The Old House is very well set up for bedraggled walkers and we would highly recommend it. We stayed in the separate non-ensuite block which has a communal kitchen for hot drinks etc. and excellent drying facilities. We were also free to use the comfortable lounge in the main house. Joanne was most friendly and welcoming, and gave us some useful route-finding tips beforehand.She offered us a lift to the pub, but we were very satisfied with the meals on offer there.
Our next stop was Rock Farm in Standedge, very close to the Way.
Sarah and Jim Matthews, stayed 20th August 2009, left on 09 September 2009
Excellent and your hosts tell the funniest stories of the mishaps of PWayfarers. We stayed here for 2 nights to avoid carrying anything but day packs for the first two days as they provide a 'taxi' to Edale for a 9am start and take your bags to your B&B in Standedge. The best value evening meal I ate anywhere on the PW.
Curlew, left on 30 June 2009
Supplementary note from the two Johns:-

We recommend staying here for your first stopover on Day 1 and then heading for Hey Green County Hotel in Marsden for Day 2. It's not on any of the booking websites, but it's a short manageable detour and much more civilised than the camping barn!
the two johns, left on 24 January 2009
We stayed here on Day 1 having got lost! We called them on our mobile and mercifully they drove out to rescue us in the dark! After that experience we had no complaints- highly recommended as your first stop-over.
the Two Johns, left on 14 October 2008
A very welcoming cup of tea was received on arriving here especially after an eventful day! An offer of a lift to the pub was given but we opted to eat in - a wise decision as the food was excellent.
A good breakfast and packed lunched set us up for the day.
Michael and Joanne Nell, left on 31 August 2008
Our third visit here and have not been disappointed. The room was a good and the lift to the pub was very much appreciated.
Mrs Pam Peeler, left on 24 August 2008
A really good B&B. The cup of tea and the welcoming chat was just what we wanted after doing the first (worst) section of the PW. Aug 2007
Jim & Gary, left on 01 October 2007
Splendid views from the lounge, good food and offer of lift to the pub made this a good first night stop.
John Mumford, left on 06 August 2007
Yes - this is a nice place to stay - stayed there twice. The first time we had a room with a nice bath. The second time however, we had a poky little room up some stairs with a shower and a skylight which was not so nice. But the welcome was friendly and tea on arrival was great, and the breakfast was good. And agree that there is much of an alternative in Torside.
Nic, left on 31 May 2007
Excellent B&b, they give you a lift to the pub for a meal. Joanne is kind, with a good sense of humour.

Joy, July 2006 , left on 05 August 2006
Excellent B&B in an excellent position for the Pennine Way - look no further !!!
Alan Roughley, left on 19 May 2006
Cracking B&B - all rooms en suite - very comfortable and welcoming after finding your way down from Bleaklow Head. And to top it off and lift to and from the pub - who could ask for more?
Eamonn McGuinness, left on 22 October 2004
This is an excellent B&B, clean, warm, friendly and a wonderful level of service, lifts to and from the pub etc.
If you can get it!!

John and Malcolm, left on 06 November 2003
We agree with all the above comments - a welcome cup of tea, friendly service, comfortable beds, a hot bath, good food. What more could you want after the first hard day of walking?
Deidre & Clive Holes, left on 11 August 2003
I agree with everything already said. This place is an absolute gem. This would be the end of a very gruelling day for most people walking the Pennine Way, and you could not get off to a better start with the accommodation and welcome. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, it is only 400 metres from the drop off Bleaklow, and most of the available B&Bs are in Padfield, which is 3+ kilometres away along a busy main raod without a footpath, at a time when ordinary mortals will be very tired. Well done Joannea and James!
Peter Lever, left on 23 March 2003
Great place to stay after a long first day, very friendly good quality accommodation, with a lift to the pub generous breakfast and a quality packed lunch. What more is there to say.
Roy, left on 18 August 2002
We endorse Bob Clay`s review in every respect - the second time we have stayed with Joanne and James.
Ken & Stewart Cook, left on 04 July 2002
First class,now they know how to look after the lone walker,hot mug of tea,much needed use of the drying room,a warm and comfortable room and to top it off a lift down to a great pub/indian curry house and a big hearty breakfast.
Freindly and welcoming a great walkers B&B
Bob Clay, left on 25 March 2002


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