Alston Art Apartments
Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13
These architect designed cottages are situated in a quiet corner of the charming historic town of Alston, high up in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This development won an Eden District Council Design Award in 2009, and consists of four 2 storey apartments (modern cottages), two of which are completely new and two which are part conversion and part new build. The owners live in one of the cottages and the other three are available as holiday lets, which when rented together can accommodate 13 guests. They have each been awarded four stars from Visit Britain and the Enjoy England Gold Award for outstanding quality.
Each cottage has its own individual charm and distinct character, incorporating a wealth of attractive features including solid oak floors, exposed beams and many other interesting little details. The cottages are 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.
At the heart of the North Pennines ‘Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ Alston is an excellent base to explore this largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, with its wide sweeping landscape, tumbling waterfalls, and a wealth of wildlife and wild flowers. Alston is a market town steeped in history with a good range of speciality 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 from 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, Alston 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 and the Yorkshire Dales to the south, and the Lake District to the west - all within an hour’s drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||West coast Silloth,Cumbria,east coast Co Durham 80 km|
|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||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||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details outdoors|
Each cottage has its own private external patio area, one with a mill-race flowing through it, and two cottages have first floor living rooms opening out onto private balconies.
Private parking space for one car at each cottage.
For group bookings, the person booking the group must provide details of all members of the party for each cottage. He/she is responsible for all members of the party and may be required to pay a refundable £50 security deposit.
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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