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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Set in a quiet corner of the medieval cobbled area of Alston, this architect designed cottage has been imaginatively developed by the architect owner on the site of former C17 buildings. Sowerberry has been awarded four stars from Visit Britain and the Enjoy England Gold Award for outstanding quality, and was also part of a winning scheme in the Eden District Council 2009 Design Awards. It is owner managed and has its own individual charm and character, incorporating a wealth of attractive features including solid oak floors, exposed beams and many other interesting little details. Sowerberry has its own external patio area, and the first floor living room opens out onto a delightful private balcony. It is tastefully furnished with a blend of contemporary and country style furnishings to a very high standard, including paintings and prints by artists from our local region, creating the perfect ambience for a relaxing holiday at any time. Designed to cater in particular for guests with a creative or activity interest, offering the possibility of longer stays in order to develop creative work or to pursue a particular interest.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||West coast Silloth,Cumbria,east coast Co Durham 80 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle 70 km, Nearest railway: Penrith 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Sowerberry has 1 king size bedroom and one family room containing 1 double bed and 1 single bed. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen with separate fridge and freezer, washer/dryer and a dishwasher. If you have friends or family staying in our other cottages, Sowerberry can act as the centre where all members of your group can get together with plenty of space, and with dining seating for 10 people.
|Further details outdoors|
Private decked patio area is available to the rear of the property.
The Cumbria/Lake District
At the heart of the North Pennines ‘Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, Alston is an excellent base to explore this relatively undiscovered and unspoilt area, with its natural landscapes, tumbling waterfalls, and wealth of wildlife. Alston is a historic town with a good range of individual shops, tearooms, local crafts, and character inns serving traditional ales and good food.
You can forget your car and enjoy many good local walks right on the doorstep, from gentle riverside rambles to challenging hikes across the fells. Local attractions include the South Tynedale Railway and the Hub Museum both run by volunteers, and Killhope lead-mining museum reflecting how the area’s geology has shaped its history.
At the hub of five routes, it is also an ideal centre for exploring Hadrian’s Wall and Northumberland National Park to the North, Durham City (world heritage site) to the east, beautiful Upper Teesdale to the south-east, the Yorkshire Dales to the south, and the Lake District to the west - all within an hour’s drive.
Places within approximately half to one hour's drive: Hadrian's Wall, Lanercost, Hexham Abbey, Blanchland, Durham cathedral, castle and historic centre, Beamish, Hamsterley Forest, Raby Castle, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, High Force, Richmond and Swaledale, Penrith and Ullswater, Keswick, Carlisle, Kielder Forest, Scottish borders.
Alston sheepdog trials and Gala day in June, Alston agricultural show in September, Garrigill bonfire night in November and Christmas craft fair first weekend in December.
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3 Aug 2013
"Excellent !! Home from Home"
This property is really home from home. It has all you could need and more. We were greeted upon arrival, with fresh flowers on the table. The owner was very helpful and gave us lots of information of… More
10 Dec 2012
"Mooi onderkomen in Noord-Engeland"
Over de cottage:Schitterend gebouwd huis met leuk uitzicht en smaakvol ingericht.Over de eigenaren: Zeer sympathieke ontvangst en zeer veel service.Over de omgeving: Een prachtig dorp en een mooie na… More
22 May 2012
"A Beautiful Cottage"
A beautiful cottage, which well deserves the awards it has achieved (Best New Build & Gold Rating). Everything you could want in a holiday cottage is here, even fresh milk and flowers.Even though the … More
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