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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Set in a quiet corner of the medieval cobbled area of Alston, this barn conversion has been imaginatively developed and extended by the architect owner to create stylish holiday accommodation in this attractive historic town. This property which has been awarded four stars from Visit Britain and the Enjoy England Gold Award for outstanding quality, 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.
Naworth 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 4, 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||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|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||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Naworth has a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room, and the family bathroom and one twin bedroom are also located on the ground floor, with an open plan living /dining area and a king size bedroom upstairs.
Artists materials are available to hire for a small extra charge and binocular hire is available on payment of a refundable security deposit.
|Further details outdoors|
Balcony overlooks pavioured yard with private parking space for the cottage.
One well behaved dog is welcome but must be agreed at the time of booking. Pet owners will need to bring their own baskets, dog bowls etc. and undertake not to allow pets into bedrooms or to sit on furniture.
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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15 May 2014
"An amazing stay - I've even rebooked!"
I have stayed at Naworth twice now, once with my 2 boys and a second trip with my partner. The cottage was extremely clean and well presented. Naworth cottage is comfy, clean and was perfect for me an… More
27 Oct 2012
"All you could need for a perfect stay."
Just returned from 4 nights at Naworth. Highly recommended for accomodation in Alston, everything in the village close by and a very well furnished property where the owner supplies all the necessiti… More
5 Oct 2012
"Complete Cumbrian Comfort and Relaxation"
We have stayed twice at Naworth in Feb and Sept - returning in Sept following an excellent snow covered Feb. Sonia and Peter who's property it is were excellent and very welcoming.
Naworth is beautifully decorated (and designed by Peter an architect). The kitchen is comfortable for meals and warm even in winter. The sitting room has a gorgeous view of Alston's main church and graveyard - relaxation in plenty watching various birds hopping from tree to tree. We happily lay on the comfortable sofa watching birds or watching Cumbrian dvds provided by our hosts. We spent many nights soaking in the voluminous bath followed by watching stars through the bedroom roof window! We liked that Sonia and Peter have a "green" approach to life.
It is quiet and restful in this part of Alston and with easy access to the Co-op, local health food shop and organic baker what more is needed? Alston also has many enjoyable local walks but is also within close reach to great historical sites. We have been to Alston 8 times (other cottages and also b&bs) and we believe Naworth to be the best we have found.
We could not recommend it more highly and the flexibility and kindness of Sonia and Peter are an additional plus.
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