Adjacent to the owners home in an area of peace and tranquility, the balcony takes in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside, this 3 storey barn conversion caters for all your holiday requirements. Located on the border between Northumberland and Cumbria, Hadrian's Wall, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are all easily accessible.
Greenends is located 4 miles from Alston, the highest market town in England with narrow gauge steam railway, tea rooms and craft shop and 1 mile from the former mining village of Nenthead with village post office and restaurant. Within a half hour drive is Penrith and nearby Rheghed Visitor Centre and Ullswater the northern most lake. Hexham with its own abbey and the attractive market town of Corbridge and of course Hadrian’s Wall are all easily accessible.
The cottages can be reached from Penrith, following the A686, listed as one of the “AA’s 10 best drives in the world”, alternatively from the north and the east travel alongside Hadrian’s Wall and drive through Alston, used to film Oliver Twist with Julie Walters and Michael Kitchen, and admire the cobbled streets and local shops. From the east you will drive through the old mining villages passing Killhope, a former lead mine that does underground tours, this is indeed an area of not only outstanding natural beauty but is steeped in history.
The three cottages sit in the owners grounds, they have been converted by local craftsmen to an extremely high standard and have been furnished and equipped to provide 5* accommodation with your every comfort in mind and anticipating all your requirements including bath robes, toiletries and a welcome pack. The individual cottages have their own gardens or patios where peace and quiet can be enjoyed taking in the superb rural outlook, while recharging your batteries from your busy lifestyle.
A warm welcome awaits you, not only from the owners who live on site and manage the properties, but also from their pet Alpacas, who live in the adjoining paddock.
This three storey, stone cottage is adjacent to the owners home and benefits from a superb rural outlook over the owners fields to the nearby fells. The cottage has stairs onto a wrap around balcony to two sides with panoramic views, is gas centrally heated and comprises:
* Ground Floor: Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with under floor heating, Jacuzzi corner bath, separate shower, hand basin and WC.
* First floor: Open plan spacious dining/lounge/kitchen with TV, DVD player, video, range of DVD’s, CD’s, books and games and door to the balcony.
* Kitchen with ceramic hob, integrated electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
* Second floor: Master bedroom suite with mahogany sleigh style bed, wall mounted TV and en-suite bathroom with under floor heating, shower over Jacuzzi bath, hand basin and WC.
* All gas, electric, bed linen, towels, bath robes, toiletries and welcome pack of fruit, flowers and bottle of wine included.
* Safety deposit box.
* Cot and highchair available.
* Private parking.
* Garden or patio with garden furniture and barbeque.
One dog accepted, two dogs on request (please telephone 017687 74060 to check) all dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
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Left on 06/13/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 13, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
This cottage really cannot be beaten for a tranquil stay in beautiful surroundings. It has been beautifully decorated and furnished and was fully equipped for a luxurious stay. The owners live next door and went out of their way to make the cottage welcoming on arrival with lamps lit and heating on to make us comfortable and wine in the wine rack. We knew the owners were there if anything was required but they left us alone to enjoy our holiday.
It was a joy to wake up in the morning and look out at the views of the North Pennines every morning and the owners alpacas in the field below the window, whatever the weather. The cottage is really quite remote and ideal for walkers but we used it as a getaway for a week in the middle of a very hectic few months. It was the perfect place to recharge our batteries. There were plenty of places to visit with the Lakes and Hadriens Wall both being about half an hours drive away. However, the cottage was so beautifull that we spent a lot of time relaxing there and probably didn't go out as much as we might have otherwise done. The nearest town, Alston, is small but had everything we needed for our stay.
We cannot fault this cottage and really hope to return one day, we noticed from the visitors book that here are many return visitors and we can see why! Everything about our stay in the cottage was perfect and the only thing we disliked was the fact that we had to leave!
All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
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