This cosy cottage with a double bedroom is located in the market town of Alston and offers the ideal spot for a romantic getaway. This 400 year old terraced cottage is a stone construction, just a short walk from the centre of Alston - the highest market town in England and the centre of five historic Pennine routes. The cottage itself is traditional and welcoming, boasting exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and a wood-burning effect gas stove - ideal for a cosy, romantic break. In addition to the double bedroom, the cottage offers a fitted kitchen and sitting room.
Amenities: Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Elect...ric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Roadside parking. Cobbled yard to rear of property. One well-behaved dog welcome at £10. Sorry, no smoking. Shops & pubs 3 mins walk.
Region: Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Town: Surrounded by a unique landscape of moorland, hills, rivers and waterfalls, Alston is set in the North Pennines and is England's highest market town. This intriguing settlement boasts charming cobbled streets and was the filming location for ITV's productions of Jane Eyre and Oliver Twist. Long associated with poets, writers and artists, the wonderful location of Alston still serves as an inspiration to the craftspeople that live and work there. There is a wide range of unusual, independent shops in the town, including quality crafts and galleries. Visitors can also take a ride on one of the lovingly restored steam and diesel engines that run through the beautiful scenery of the South Tyne valley, whilst Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre makes a great family day out with its interactive exhibitions.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in October 2013 | Gordon
this was a late choice for a holiday, as this was the first year with Merlin our pet Great Dane, location great for walks, local pub, The Turks Head, welcomed Merlin with open arms, local shops and garage, in short we hope to re-visit soon, and the owner of the cottage was friendly and very helpful
home from home
Left on 12/12/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | maggie lawrence
best cottage i have rented brill walks excellent pubs vgood so wos the food
Excellently situated and wonderfully presented!
Left on 10/19/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Adezhere
This cottage was very well presented. Cozy, comfortable, it really did feel just like being at home. I did arrive a little early having had a long but trouble free journey and did meet the family that own it, and they are lovely people.
The kitchen had everything you could need, the lounge was very comforable, and the bedroom was large and the bed very welcoming and comfortable also. The situation of the property is also very good as it is quiet at night but only seconds from the pubs and eateries of alston in one direction, and yards from a lovely walk by the river in the other direction. I was there on my own with my dog but I would happily recommend this to any couple. I do hope to return here at some time.
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Left on 08/22/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Ashley A
This cottage turned out to be more spacious, modern, and comfortable than I was expecting. The lounge was a good size with 2 sofas, and a 32" tv. The kitchen, bathroom and bedroom were all spacious with modern amenities which didn't spoil the old fashioned charm of the cottage itself.
The cottage is located off the main road, down a sidestreet. The upside is that it is quiet. The downside is that parking can be a bit onerous, especially if the neighbour is parked there.
Alston itself is a pleasant market town with a few nice walks available such as alongside one of its 2 rivers. If you are prepared to travel 20 miles you can reach places such as Ullswater, Hadrian's Wall, and High Force waterfall. There are a few pubs, cafes, restaurants, and takeaways in town.
Having not spent any time in this area before, I found plenty to do in the week I was there and would recommend to others.
Left on 03/03/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Karen
The cottage was pretty and comfortable. Well Equipped. We did have a little bit trouble with the hot water for the shower/bath, but sorted it eventually.
Alston is a nice little village and the pubs were friendly, and dog friendly too.
All in all a very nice and relaxing stay.
relaxing,walking, plenty pubs, chilln-out scenery to die for!!!
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | mark
the owner was so helpful,and wish her all the best.
it is an ideal romantic break and the property decor reflects that.
Great Place,Great People!
Left on 07/23/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Laura
The cottage was really spacious.cozy and romantic.Great friendly locals,spectacular scenery and easy to reach a variety of places.Would rebook,only down side was neighbours car parked the whole week right in front of the window and getting parked after a day out was challenging at times,but will be back.
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