Keepers Cottage is located 4 miles from Alston in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This upside down style accommodation is attached to the owners home and provides for all your holiday requirements with stunning scenery and walks from the door. Located on the Northumberland / Cumbrian border the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Hadrian's Wall 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 two storey cottage is attached to the owners house and provides ‘upside down’ accommodation with lounge on the first floor to benefit from the superb rural outlook. The property is accessed by stone steps to the first floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
* First floor: Cosy lounge with electric stove, TV, video, DVD player, range of DVD’s, CD’s, books and games.
* Kitchen with ceramic hob, integrated electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
* Ground floor: Double bedroom with spacious, well appointed bathroom comprising shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
* Sun lounge with magnificent rural outlook over the grounds to the nearby fells.
* 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 10/24/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | BakerwomanReviewed Oct 24, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
We wanted a location from which we could explore the Pennines, Lake District and Hadrian's Wall and Keepers Cottage fit the bill perfectly.
Quite a remote location in some ways but well connected, as it was easy to visit both the Lake District on the one side and the beautiful city of Durham on the other.
The cottage is well-equipped and furnished to a very high standard. The weather was beginning to get cooler but the cottage remained snug with no hint of the dampness often found in older buildings. It proved to be the perfect location for our ramblings and sight-seeing and a good place to rest and relax at the end of each day. Beautiful views across the valley and a field of alpaca, to watch.
We were welcomed with a basket of fruit and bottle of wine - both much appreciated!
The kitchen is well-equipped with a good sized fridge/freezer, stove, microwave, dishwasher and a good selection of the necessary pots, pans and cooking utensils. The downstairs garden room comes complete with an additional kettle, for preparing hot drinks while admiring the fantastic view.
The bedroom is comfortably furnished with good attention to detail. I made good use of the electric blanket most nights.
The bathroom is also well fitted out and of quite a generous size.
The upstairs living room is comfortable and very pleasant though we rarely used it, prefering the garden room downstairs most nights.
Due to its location the cottage is wonderfully peaceful. For me, the perfect spot!
Minimum stay and check-in day vary by time of the year.
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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